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Thriving Forward

Megan Lasaponara & Sarah Collins-McGowan

Too often Rochester, NY is featured in the news for its problems. But this area is rich with community-based organizations striving to improve the lives of its residents. Join local pediatricians Megan Lasaponara and Sarah Collins-McGowan as they interview people who are involved in good works all over the region. We will learn about each organization and how our guests found their path to community-based work. If you are ready to hear good news and feel inspired by what Rochester has to offer, join us as we talk to the people making our community ever better.

Recent Episodes

Dr. Jennifer Nayak and kids from the COVID vaccine studyNovember 17, 2021 Episode artwork Monica Thomas and Joanne Lathan from Crisis NurseryNovember 03, 2021 Episode artwork Wayne County First Assistant District Attorney Christine CallananOctober 20, 2021 Episode artwork GiGi's Playhouse - Board of Directors Members Carrie Bergeron and Katie PeglowOctober 06, 2021 Episode artwork Sarah Fitzgibbons - Society for the Protection and Care of Children (SPCC)September 22, 2021 Episode artwork Hinge Neighbors - Shawn Dunwoody and Suzanne MayerSeptember 08, 2021 Episode artwork Lucienne Nicholson from Inclusive Woods & UsAugust 25, 2021 Episode artwork Leah Hill - Strong Recovery Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) ProgramAugust 11, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Elizabeth Murray - URMC Pediatric Emergency Medicine, REACH, Bivona, and AAP SpokespersonJuly 28, 2021 Episode artwork Mrs Kasha Davis - Imagination StationJuly 14, 2021 Episode artwork Joseph Morelle Jr - Monroe County Legislature District 17June 30, 2021 Episode artwork ROC the Future: Kilolo Moyo-White, Family & Community Engagement SpecialistJune 16, 2021 Episode artwork Kit Miller - M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-ViolenceJune 02, 2021 Episode artwork Amy Albanese - Community Relations Manager for Person Centered ServiceMay 19, 2021 Episode artwork Dyson Day Grand Rounds - Rochester Thriving ForwardMay 05, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Elizabeth McAnarney - Distinguished University Professor and Chair Emerita of the Department of Pediatrics URMCApril 21, 2021 Episode artwork Karen Zandi - President & CEO of Mary Cariola CenterApril 07, 2021 Episode artwork Tonia Burton - Monroe County LibraryMarch 17, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Steven Schulz - Pediatrician with Rochester Regional HealthMarch 03, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Brenda Tesini - URMC Hospital Epidemiologist and Infectious Diseases PhysicianFebruary 17, 2021 Episode artwork Dr. Sarah Collins-McGowan - Pediatric Links with the CommunityFebruary 03, 2021 Episode artwork Jennifer Muniga - Executive Director of Cameron Community MinistriesJanuary 20, 2021 Episode artwork Henry Ignacio Padrón-Morales and Pamela Bailie Co-Owners of Hipocampo Children's BooksDecember 30, 2020 Episode artwork Mitch Gruber Foodlink's Chief Strategy OfficerDecember 16, 2020 Episode artwork Otto Harnischfeger Executive Director of The Pirate Toy FundDecember 02, 2020 Episode artwork