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Our Issues Hampton Roads focuses on the issues affecting Hampton Roads. Watch every Sunday morning at 6:00 as the host, Rae Pearson Benn, interviews experts and everyday citizens to identify problems and present resources.


Episode 81 "Together We Can Foundation"

Tom Crockett, Executive Director, Together We Can Foundation-Smart Transitions, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to help disconnected youth by providing success skills training and opportunities to improve their circumstances and achieve a fulfilling life.

For more information, please visit their website: https://twcfoundation.org/


Episode 82 "CINCH"

Amy Paulson, Executive Director, Coalition for Infant and Children’s Health (CINCH) at Eastern Virginia Medical School, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works in the Hampton Roads area to improve the health of children and their families.

For more information, please visit their website: http://www.cinchcoalition.org/


Episode 89 "Alzheimer's Association"

Gino Colombara, Executive Director, and Katie McDonough, Director of Programs & Public Policy, with the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter talk with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease and provide support to their families.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.alz.org/seva


Episode 97 "Eggleston"

Paul Atkinson, CEO, Eggleston, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization provides ways to ensure that people with intellectual or developmental disabilities can lead richer lives by providing education, training, and employment for persons with disabilities.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.egglestonservices.org/


Episode 126 "Smart Beginnings (On Location - Live360)"

Diane Umstead, Executive Director, Smart Beginnings, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to help provide high-quality care, education and health services to prepare children for kindergarten and life.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.smartbeginningsvp.org/


Episode 127 "Access College Foundation (On Location - Live360)"

Bonnie Sutton, President and CEO, Access College Foundation, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to help provide students, who may not have the opportunity to attend college, a path to attend and complete college.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.accesscollege.org/


Episode 129 "Tidewater Friends of Foster Care (On Location - Live360)"

Dr. Audra Bullock, founding Director and President, Tidewater Friends of Foster Care, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about how the organization works to enrich the lives of foster children in our community.

For more information, please visit their website: https://www.tidewaterffc.org/


Episode 131 "Mea'Alofa Autism Support Center (On Location - Live360)"

Shonetta Russell, Resource Director, Mea’Alofa Autism Support Center, talks with Rae Pearson Benn about the organization works to help provide families with quality support services for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in a clinical setting.

For more information, please visit their website: http://learnwithmasc.org/





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