Community Conversations

Host Vicki Greene
Sundays – 6 a.m.

Host Vicki Greene returns to Worcester where she started early on in
her radio news career as news anchor and morning co-host.
Starting in the early 1990’s, Vicki worked as a news anchor and news director
at stations in Worcester, Boston, Springfield and Concord, NH.
She left radio and worked for one of the world’s largest public relations agencies.
Vicki went on to be the first Director of Communications at the Mass Biotech Council and then moved on to The Discovery Museum, where she was Director of Marketing and Communications.
Vicki is passionate about news literacy; when, how and from what sources, we get our news.
Hosting Community Conversations allows Vicki to unleash her passion for getting to the heart of an issue by talking to newsmakers in the state.

Each week, she has a 30-minute conversation where guests tell the story behind the story.
Vicki covers events and issues including the local and regional economy, healthcare, education, art/culture, transportation and more.


If you missed a show, you can listen to past shows listed below:

5/19/19 – One Mission Buzz Off!
Guests: Paige Crane, Marketing Coordinator, One Mission
Kelly Chauncey, Volunteer Coordinator and BUZZEE, One Mission

For more information:
https://onemission.org

https://buzzforkids.org


5/5/19 – “Fighting” Parkinson’s Disease with Boxing
Guest: Tim Macmillion, Living with Parkinson’s, Boxer at Dopafit,
member of the MA Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association

For more information:
https://apdaparkinson.org
https://dopafit.com/


4/21/19 – Walk to Defeat ALS- Living Your Best Life
Guests: Shannon Sullivan, Care Services Manager, MA Chapter of the ALS Association
Pat Fontes, Club DJ diagnosed with ALS
Click here for Walk Information


4/28/19 – Calmer Con – Pop Culture Event for Autistic/ADHD/Sensory Sensitivity Kids & Families
Guests: Adam Wilson, Founder MA-based CalmPassion.org
Brendan Mahan, Coach, Educator, Consultant, ADHD Essentials

For event info go to: https://www.facebook.com/CalmPassion

For Brendan Mahan: https://www.adhdessentials.com


4/7/19 – Carroll Center for the Blind – Let’s See What’s New
Guest: Greg Donnelly, President and CEO, Carroll Center for the Blind
For more info visit carroll.org


3/31/19 – A Home Run for Worcester!
Guest: Dr. Charles Steinberg, President of the Pawtucket Red Sox, soon to be Worcester Red Sox


3/24/19 – Live Boldly, Run Fearlessly – the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation
Guest: Caroline Tocci, Co-Founder, the Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation
Website: vanessatmarcottefoundation.org


3/17/19 – Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Find Hope in Massachusetts
Guests: Ailish Donovan, Senior Program Manager, Ascentria Care Alliance,
Colleen Schroth, Recruitment and Retention Specialist, Ascentria, Alyssa Bongiorno, current foster parent of three unaccompanied refugee girls
Website: Ascentria.org

 


3/10/19 – Recovery Renegades – Veterans Inc.
Guests: Denis Leary, Exec. Dir., Veterans Inc.
Erin Daley Stelmach – Dir. Communications and Community Outreach, Veterans Inc.


3/3/19 – Back to School at Becker
Guests: Mary Ellen Mahoney, Becker College, Dean of the Graduate School and Professional Studies
Maureen Zuromsky, former student, Becker College
Jennifer Mohsen, current student, Becker College


2/24/19 – A Conversation with Madam President
Guest: State Senator Harriette Chandler (Senate President Emerita)


2/17/19 – Surviving and Preventing Heart Disease
Guests: Survivor Alycia Bousquet-Tarasiak & Blair Young, Senior Director, American Heart Association
For more information visit – heart.org & CentramMAheartball.org


2/10/19 – Anti-Poverty Programs and What Poverty Looks Like?
Guests: Jill Dagilis, Exec.Director, Worcester Community Action Council
WCAC Mary Knittle, Director of Energy Resources Programs, WCAC
FOR MORE INFO: wcac.net



2/3/19 – Discover Central MA discovercentralma.org
Guest: Stephanie Ramey, Executive Director, Discover Central Massachusetts


1/27/19 – “Kids at Heart” Gala – LUK Inc. Mentoring Program
Guest: Hilary Amedy, LUK Inc. Mentoring Program Coordinator


1/20/19 – We’re Here! LGBTQ
Guest: Professor Robert Tobin, Clark University


1/13/19 – Guest: Mike Myers, President of the Worcester Railers HC – Hockey
Kids’ Programs and Giving Back


1/6/19 – Fake News? Real News? No News?
Guest: Janice Harvey, Senior Columnist, Worcester Magazine and a Worcester Public High School Teacher


12/30/18 Worcester’s Best Chef 2019
Guests:  Judge/Chef Alina Eisenhauer, Former Owner of Sweet Kitchen & Bar
Past Winner, Iron Chef Emcee, Chef Chris Rovezzi owner of Rovezzi’s
Competition Organizer and Founder, Domenic Mercurio


12/23/18 State of the Plate Address w/ Bob Luz from The MA Restaurant Association


12/16/18 Dave & Stephanie Richardson – Big Family, Big Dreams, Big Brew

12/9/18 Biotech With Kevin O’Sullivan

12/2/18 Opioid Epidemic with Rep. Jim O’Day


11/25/18 Marlborough, a City on the Move” with Meredith Harrise


11/18/18 – PawSox Update/What’s in Store for the Region’s Economy – Taxes, Housing and more!
Guest: Tim Murray, former Lt. Governor of MA, former Worcester Mayor,
current President & CEO, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce


11-11-18 Friendly House, Inc.


11-4-18 American Heritage Museum


10/28/18 – A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Inspirational Story and New Local Research
Guests:  Ann McCarron, Metastatic Breast Cancer Survivor, Works in WPI’s athletic department
Dr. Caitlyn Brown – ACS-Funded Breast Cancer Researcher, UMASS Medical School


10/21/18 – Becker College Mass Digi E Sports


10/14/18 – MBB ALS Spread the Love


10/7/18 – Project Smile


9/30/18 – Lunenburg Skate Park


9/23/18 – Massport Worcester Regional Airport


9/16/18 – Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts


9/9/18 – What’s New at The Hanover Theatre – 10th Anniversary
Guest: Troy Siebels, President & CEO

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