Rebuilding Children & Community (Aired On October 27 & 28, 2018)

RadioRotary interviews Satara Brown, who founded the nonprofit organization
Rebuilding Our Children and Community and is its Chief Executive Officer. The
organization, which works from Poughkeepsie’s Family Partnership Center,
provides services to children and the community throughout Dutchess Country.
Currently the focus is on providing school supplies for needy children and youth
development, including a summer educational program, and on a support group
for women that each month features women coming together to face such issues
as empowerment as entrepreneurs or development of a positive self-image.
Rebuilding Our Children and Community is a family operation itself, involving
Satara Brown’s parents and siblings in making it work. Ms. Brown began the
organization after spending time working for the Albany community in several
capacities before returning to her native Poughkeepsie.

Learn more:
Rebuilding Our Children and Community: https://roccpoughkeepsie.wordpress.com/
Facebook Page for Rebuilding Our Children and Community: https://www.facebook.com/roccpk/
Family Partnership Center: http://familyservicesny.org/family-partnership-center/

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November 8, 2018 · Posted in Children, Community Planning, Dutchess County, Education, Women  

The Joy of Recycling (Aired on April 19 & 20, 2014)

Terry Laibach

Terry Laibach

Terry Laibach, an environmental specialist concerned largely with solid waste who works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, discusses the economics and environmental impact of the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While the United States has 4 percent of the world’s population, it produces 25% of the world’s solid waste. At one time, the solution to this waste burden was to burn it, with poor consequences for the environment. Today about 80 percent of such waste can be eliminated, and in this program Ms. Laibach gives a number of tips on ways to do just that.

Learn More:
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 
Hudson Valley Regional Council
Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency 

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April 19, 2014 · Posted in Community Planning, Environment  

Taking the pulse of the country (Aired on February 22, 2013)

Dr. Felicia LeClere

Dr. Felicia LeClere

Dr. Felicia LeClere, a Principal Research Scientist with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), describes her work. NORC is a nonprofit research organization that collects data and does analysis of America’s attitudes toward social and health issues; it does not do political polling. The survey results are distributed to the parts of the federal government, such as Congress or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that need such information to make informed decisions and to better serve the public interest. Each question posed to the public gives people the opportunity to respond negatively or positively. The intention is to improve public policy in fields such as health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment.

Learn More:
National Opinion Research Center

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February 22, 2013 · Posted in Community Planning, Quality of Life  

Hudson Valley Planning & Preservation (Aired March 5, 2010)

Susan Roth

Susan Roth

Architectural historian Susan Roth, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) and Principal of Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation, provides ideas to help residents understand their community assets and to build upon these assets, making their community a better place for residents, businesses, and the environment. Ms. Roth’s extensive professional background in such areas as municipal land use, planning and zoning, historic preservation, environmental review, and grant writing all come into play in this useful interview.

 

Learn More:
Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation
American Institute of Certified Planners
Architectural Historians

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March 5, 2010 · Posted in Community Planning, Environment, Hudson Valley, Quality of Life