Using NARCAN to Combat Opiate Overdoses
Connecting Point Contributor Carolee McGrath talks with Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and other first responders who have been asked to carry the chemical compound naloxone hydrochloride or NARCAN as a tool to combat opiate overdoses.
National Priorities Project
The National Priorities Project based in Northampton, MA is a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. They were nominated for their 30-year history of pioneering work to analyze U.S. federal spending on the military and promote a national budget that represents Americans’ priorities.
Jo Comerford, Executive Director and Dennis Bidwell is Chair of National Priorities Project’s Board of Directors talk about what this means to the organization.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
“Big” Matt Costigan and his “Little” Austin Harrington along with BBBS of Hampden County CEO David Beturne talk about the impact a long lasting relationship between “bigs” and “littles” can have on kids and even the adults who mentor these children.
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Local Author Fair
The Springfield City Library connects writers with interested readers and new audiences at their biannual Author Fairs. Matthew Jaquith, Adult Program and Training Librarian for Springfield Library and local author Kevin Allen discuss the upcoming Author Fair at Springfield’s Central Library where 12 local authors will partake, including himself.
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