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.
WRRV's Shop w/ a Cop Puts the "Unity" in "Community" Each Holiday
This week, we are talking about 92.7/96.9 WRRV’s Shop With a Cop, where WRRV teams up with Hudson Valley law enforcement officers to help local children and families this holiday season who may not have the means. They raise funds and then surprise local children with a shopping spree at the Poughkeepsie Galleria just before Christmas.
The Holidays Shine Brightest in Dutchess County
Our friend Melaine Rottkamp from Dutchess Tourism returns to give the local lowdown on Dutchess County’s upcoming holiday and winter activities! We are talking everything from the Sinterklaas Festival in Rhinebeck to the Holiday Tours at the Historic Sites, local light displays, tree cutting, and so much more!
Runners Jingle All The Way For Arthritis Awareness & Treatment
This week’s guest is Nancy Sorbella, Associate Director of the Arthritis Foundation of New York. We discuss how arthritis is more than just a condition for the elderly. We specifically touch on juvenile arthritis and the misconceptions around it. Nancy and I also talk about their upcoming Jingle Bell Run happening Saturday, December 2nd at Manhattanville College!
The Illegal Origins of The Town of Wappinger, New York
This week’s guest on In Touch is Joseph Cavaccini, Dutchess County Legislator and Wappinger Town Historian. Together, Joseph and I dive into the expansive history of Dutchess County, and how that history impacts us today.
Be Home HV Makes Your Home More Accessible & Safer For Your Famil
This week’s guest on In Touch is Avery Edreira, Realtor®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist®, and Owner and Founder of Be Home HV. Avery and her team at Be Home believe that with adaptability and Universal Design, your home can become safer for you by offering the assistance you may need to remain as independent as possible. Whether that is adapting your current home, assisting you in finding a new home to adapt or preparing your home for a loved one to reside in.
Hudson Valley CEO Filomena Fanelli Given Women Innovators Award
This week’s guest on In Touch is Filomena Fanelli, CEO and Founder of Impact PR & Communications, which is an award-winning national PR and strategic communications agency with a relentless commitment to creative campaigns that connect people and purpose. We talk about the incredible story that led to the creation of Impact PR, how they service Hudson Valley businesses and Filomena’s recent Women Innovators Award.
Ingredients in Your Favorite Foods May Be Causing You Harm
This week’s guest on In Touch is Debbie Justs, health coach with the Pellegrino Healing Center, CEO of Metabolism Pro, Inc., and Author of “Stupid Easy: Clean Eating Recipes 101.” We talk about the importance of reading labels and the ingredients you should watch out for the next time your grocery shopping.
The Deep River Ramblers Pay Tribute to John Prine in Poughkeepsie
This week’s guest is David Chernack, President of the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association. David and I talk about their upcoming shows for the 2023-2024 Season.
1 in 15 Children Are Exposed to Domestic Violence Each Year
This week, we are joined by members of the CPCA, including their friendly service dog Peace. October is both Bully Prevention and Domestic Violence Month. We discuss the CPCA’s programs to assist victims of abuse, their efforts to prevent abuse, and upcoming events such as their Battle of the Badges Run on Saturday, October 21st!
What You Need to Know Going Into Bully Prevention Month
Chief Master Gerald Dunn from Karate 4 Excellence returns to In Touch. October is Bully Prevention Month, and we talk about the difference between confrontation and bullying, how to build confidence and self-esteem, and how we can look out for others who are in distress.