In Touch

Welcome, Hudson Valley to IN TOUCH, the public affairs and issues program. In Touch is hosted and produced by Conor Walsh and Paty Quyn. It is a weekly program about and for the local Hudson Valley community.

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Listen to In Touch On-Air Sundays at 6AM

Dutchess Tourism Brings George Washington Back to Life w/ VR
Dutchess Tourism Brings George Washington Back to Life w/ VR
Dutchess Tourism Brings George Washington Back to Life w/ VR
Dutchess County played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. In the spirit of the legend himself, Dutchess Tourism launched Commander in Cheers — an augmented reality experience that serves up a pint-sized George Washington to share a story about Dutchess County’s revolutionary endeavors.
Town of Wappinger to Resurrect the Dahlia Flower Festival
Town of Wappinger to Resurrect the Dahlia Flower Festival
Town of Wappinger to Resurrect the Dahlia Flower Festival
This week’s episode of In Touch marks the return of Joey Cavaccini, Wappinger Town Historian and Wappinger Town Historian. Together, Joey and I dive more into the expansive history of Dutchess County, and how that history still impacts us today. Joey goes into the recent expansion of Reese Park, upcoming events for First Saturday Wappingers, and resurrection of the spirit of the Dahlia Festival. Fun fact, Wappinger used to be the Dahlia Capital of the World. You can hear the whole history about it in this episode.
Karate 4 Excellence Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Month
Karate 4 Excellence Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Month
Karate 4 Excellence Celebrates Developmental Disabilities Month
Chief Master Gerald Dunn from Karate 4 Excellence returns to promote Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and the upcoming Autism Walk in Baird Park on April 27th. Gerald and I go into why martial arts has been scientifically proven to be one of the best and most productive outlets for those with special needs.
Hudson Valley Heart Walk Celebrates 100 Years of the Heart Assoc.
Hudson Valley Heart Walk Celebrates 100 Years of the Heart Assoc.
Hudson Valley Heart Walk Celebrates 100 Years of the Heart Assoc.
This week on In Touch, we have Kathy McCarthy, Senior Marketing Communications Director of the American Heart Association of New York. We discuss the upcoming Hudson Valley Heart Walk on April 27th happening on the Walkway Over the Hudson. We also talk about the signs and symptoms of heart disease, and what you can do if you witness someone in cardiac distress.
Can Modern Security Technology Keep Up w/ Today's Cyber Threats?
Can Modern Security Technology Keep Up w/ Today's Cyber Threats?
Can Modern Security Technology Keep Up w/ Today's Cyber Threats?
This week on In Touch, we have Paul Hacker, Broker at Axis Insurance Services. Whether you’re concerned about your company’s digital information, or your personal information, the growing need for cyber security is evident. Paul and I discuss the latest dangers when it comes to online theft, and how to better protect yourself.
Most Hudson Valley Residents Are Missing These Important Vitamins
Most Hudson Valley Residents Are Missing These Important Vitamins
Most Hudson Valley Residents Are Missing These Important Vitamins
Whether you’ve stuck to your New Year’s resolutions, or you faded out of if a little bit, registered Dietician Carolina Schneider returns to In Touch to help us with our New Year’s resolutions and discuss how to handle our New Year’s diets. She goes into the pros and cons of a plant-based diet, and if it would be right for you.
Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider Unites Body, Mind & Soul in West Point, NY
Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider Unites Body, Mind & Soul in West Point, NY
Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider Unites Body, Mind & Soul in West Point, NY
This week on In Touch, we have Dr. Kim Byrd-Rider, Founder & Executive Director of Firm Water Road. Dr. Byrd-Rider unites Eastern and Western medicine and education to craft programs that can re-code your body, rewire your brain, and re-map your life. We discuss her time with West Point, her globe trotting, and how you can start making steps today to realign yourself with the version of you that you are meant to be.
NY's Largest Indoor Water Park Lives in the Sullivan Catskills
NY's Largest Indoor Water Park Lives in the Sullivan Catskills
NY's Largest Indoor Water Park Lives in the Sullivan Catskills
This week, we have Talya Regan, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Water Park. The Kartrite, New York’s largest indoor water park, is here for more than just tourism. Talya and I talk about the long history of hospitality in the Sullivan Catskills, and how the Kartrite partners with other local organizations to better enhance the lifestyle and enjoyment of the Hudson Valley.
Hyde Park, NY Native Takes Jewelry Business Worldwide
Hyde Park, NY Native Takes Jewelry Business Worldwide
Hyde Park, NY Native Takes Jewelry Business Worldwide
This week on In Touch, we have Brooke Anthony, founder of Chloe + Lois Jewelry. Brooke and I discuss how her travels across the country helped inspire her business, which is set up here in Hyde Park. Her incredible story is one of self-discovery, and we dive into her Hudson Valley roots, the love story that created Chloe + Lois, her insane connection to Elvis Presley, and so much more.

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