RocTalk

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Every Sunday morning at 7, Ed Smith, Scott Fitzgerald, or Mark Shuttleworth talks with local men and women about organizations they operate to benefit our community.

Cancer Support Community Rochester 3/31/24

Chuck Kelley interviewed Jim Love, the CEO of Cancer Support Community Rochester. -Jim talked about how March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month -They are creating awareness on the importance of colorectal cancer screening through outreach efforts, especially

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Eastman Community Music School 3/17/24

Mark Shuttleworth spoke with Michael Stefiuk, Eastman’s Director of Concert Operations and Peter Kidzas, Associate Dean and Director of the Eastmans Community Music School.   -They talked about a few of the community programs they offer locally

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Veterans Outreach Center 3/10/24

Mark Shuttleworth spoke with Laura Heltz, the Executive Director of the Veterans Outreach Center. -Laura explained the history of how they started 50 years ago as a grassroots organization by Vietnam Veterans -Laura talked about their incredible success rate of

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Cancer Support Community of Rochester 3/3/24

Ed Smith spoke with Connor McKenna and Tim Ambrosetti. They are both Associate Board Members at Cancer Support Community Rochester. They are also chairs for this year’s Bachelor Auction event. -Connor and Tim both explained how they

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Fairport Perinton Partnership 2/25/24

Ed Smith spoke with Nancy Ragues, the Executive Director of the Fairport Perinton Partnership and a member of the Fairport Rotary Club and Ron Roberts from the Fairport Rotary Club. -Ron  and Nancy explained why they why he

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Don Litzelman Foundation 2/18/24

Mark Shuttleworth spoke with Brian Kinel from the Don Litzelman Foundation. -Brian talked about why they started the organization and the service they provide. -He talked about their upcoming events, the Knighthawks game on March 9th -He explained

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Consumer Credit Counseling of Rochester 2/11/24

Ed Smith spoke with Karyn Rando, Director of Counseling Operations for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester. -Karyn talked about the organization being a nonprofit that has helped thousands of individuals and families deal with their financial difficulties over the last

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Al Sigl Foundation 2/4/24

Mark Shuttleworth interviewed Christine Coletti, Director of Development at Al Sigl Foundation.  She shared the history of the Al Sigl community of agencies in Rochester. -Overview of agency and the different functions within it -The foundation is

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Greece Athena High School 1/28/24

Chuck Kelley spoke with Kathy Dyer, a music teacher and advisor for the theatre program at Greece Athena High School. This year they are performing Grease the Musical. -Kathy talked about how she has been involved with the musical productions

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Open Door Mission 1/14/24

Mark Shuttleworth spoke with Kate Munzinger, the Vice President of Advancement at the Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission serves those in need in the Rochester area.  The Open Door Mission has been meeting the physical and spiritual

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Rochester Emergency Vet Services 1/7/24

Ed Smith spoke with Dr. Bruce Ingersoll and D. Brenda Buck. They are working on forming a nonprofit organization called Rochester Emergency Vet Services. This would provide night and weekend emergency vet support for people with pets

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Fairport Perinton Partnership 12/31/23

Ed Smith interviewed Ciaran Hanna, the Town of Perinton Supervisor and Nancy Ragues, the Director of the Fairport Perinton Partnership. -Nancy explained the mission of the Fairport Perinton Partnership -She talked about how they are fortunate to have

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NAMI Rochester 12/24/23

Ed Smith interviewed Donna Ligh-Estes, the Executive Director and Beth Winslow-D’Amico, the Director of Programs and Training for NAMI Rochester. -Donna talked about how they are working to rebuild and bring back programs and services that they

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Foodlink 12/17/23

Ed Smith spoke with Mark Dwyer, the Director of Marketing and Communications at Foodlink. -Mark gave an updated on some new research that show there is an increased need not only from those in poverty but families with

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Rochester Emergency Vet Services 12/10/23

Ed Smith spoke with Dr. Bruce Ingersoll and D. Brenda Buck. They are working on forming a nonprofit organization called Rochester Emergency Vet Services. This would provide night and weekend emergency vet support for people with pets

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CURE Childhood Cancer Association 12/3/23

Ed Smith spoke with Holly Dutcher, the Executive Director of C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association. -She talked about their mission to provide emotional, social and financial support to families that have children with cancer -They provide this assistance to

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GRASP 11/26/23

Mark Shuttleworth interviewed Tami Becker, volunteer and board member from GRASP (Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets.) -She talked about their mission -She spoke about the services they provide to stray dogs on the west side of Rochester

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Catholic Family Charities 11/19/23

Mark Shuttleworth interviewed Ally Ewing-Bradshaw, Share the Joy Program Manager, Development Project Manager at Catholic Charities Family and Community Services. Catholic Charities Family and Community Services is one of the largest human service agencies in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region.  We

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Sobriety Sounds 11/12/23

Scott Fizgearld spoke with Matthew Hoye, the Founder and President of Sobriety Sounds. -Matthew spoke about the mission of the nonprofit which is to help musicians and others in addiction recovery find their creativity in sobriety and provide them with a safe space

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