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.
We have now launched the Official Community Conversations Podcast Page – Click here to listen & download the newest shows!
If you missed a show, you can listen to past shows listed below:
9/1/19 – On the Mind of Massachusetts Mayors
Guest: Mayor Arthur Vigeant, President, Massachusetts Mayor’s Association and Mayor of Marlborough, MA
8/25/19 – Brain Pain – Suicide Prevention/Awareness and Mental Wellness
Guest: Jessika Zequeira, Community Education Specialist, SHINE and Organizer of the Central MA Out of the Darkness Walk (MA Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Central MA Out of the Darkness Walk info – afsp.org/centralma
The SHINE Initiative info – shineinitiative.org
8/18/19 – Fighting the Good Fight – The Opioid Epidemic – Prevention and Prosecution
Guest: Worcester County District Attorney, Joe Early
8/11/19 –There’s a New CEO in Town – St. Vincent’s Hospital
Guest: Carolyn Jackson, CEO, Tenet Healthcare MA; CEO St. Vincent’s Hospital and oversight of MetroWest Medical Center (Natick & Framingham)
8/4/19 – Cannabis in MA – Fact or Fiction
Guest: Commissioner Jen Flanagan, Cannabis Control Commission
For more info: MoreaboutMJ.org
7/28/19 – What’s that? Pow! Wow! Worcester – Largest street art festival in New England
Guest – Che Anderson, Founding Director, Pow! Wow! Worcester, Deputy Cultural Development Officer
7/21/19 – Summer Fun, Food, Free Activities in the Region
Guest: Jackie Joncas, Membership & Marketing Coordinator, Discover Central MA
For more info visit discovercentralma.org
7/14/19 – CEO of the City
Guest: Ed Augustus, City Manager, Worcester
7/7/19 – LIFT (Living in Freedom Together)- Stopping Female Sexual Exploitation
Guests: Karen Riley-McNary, Director of Programs, LIFT
Michelle Gaspar – Director of Jana’s Place, first-in-the-nation residential treatment helping women get out of the life
6/30/19 – Why fly Worcester? Easy answers!
Guest: Andrew Davis
Director, Worcester Regional Airport
6/23/19 – Women’s Fight to Vote — 100 Years!
6/16/19 – United Way of Central MA: $5 Million Funds 51 regional programs
Guest: Tim Garvin, President & CEO, United Way of Central MA
For more info: https://www.unitedwaycm.org
6/9/19 – Worcester Windows and the area’s Creative Community
Guests: Hank VonHillion, Curator, Worcester Windows Exhibits, Program Managing Director, Worcester Pop-Up and local artist
Nikki Erskine, Special Projects Assistant, City of Worcester
Yaffa Shain, Special Events Coordinator, City of Worcester
6/2/19 – Relay for Life Turns 25 in Worcester! American Cancer Society
Guests: Denise McKenney, Relay for Lifer and Event Team Leader
Susan Kierstead, Relay for Lifer and forrner New England Relay Advising Team Member
5/26/19 – Better Hearing, Better Life
Guests: Ken Karas, Hearing Instrument Specialist, Beltone New England
Jane, hearing aid patient from Central MA
5/19/19 – One Mission Buzz Off!
Guests: Paige Crane, Marketing Coordinator, One Mission
Kelly Chauncey, Volunteer Coordinator and BUZZEE, One Mission
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
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
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
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