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 11:30 PM

Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
Mental Health Awareness Celebration Returns to Warwick, New York
This week on In Touch, we speak with Hannah McCarthy and Judy Battista from Warwick Cares. Warwick Cares is a community project comprised of volunteer individuals, groups, and local organizations who want to help save lives by addressing mental health and suicide prevention within their communities. We speak about their upcoming Mental Health Awareness Celebration on Saturday, May 4th, along with their Starfish Socials and other programs.
John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting Talks Music Matters Challenge
John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting Talks Music Matters Challenge
John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting Talks Music Matters Challenge
John and I talk about his latest "Music Matters Challenge" in conjunction with Music in Our Schools Month. We also talk about how John is no stranger to writing songs with strong social messages. His latest single "OK" dives into the catastrophes happening in Israel. John shares accounts of his recent visit to Israel and performing for refugees. Lastly, we talk of the legacy songs like "Superman (It's Not Easy)" and "100 Years" have had on the social consciousness.
You Can Win a Free Tandem Skydive Through Greystone Programs Inc.
You Can Win a Free Tandem Skydive Through Greystone Programs Inc.
You Can Win a Free Tandem Skydive Through Greystone Programs Inc.
This week’s returning guests are Samara Enders and Tracilyn Vaticano from Greystone Programs Incorporated. We discuss the goals and missions of Greystone, Greystone’s latest updates since we talked to them last year, and their upcoming skydiving charity event Leap for Autism happening Saturday, May 4th. Stick around to the end of the episode to learn how you could win a free tandem skydive with Leap for Autism!
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.

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