Thursday, August 6, 2015

Helping Hands and Speaking Their Language this week on Rhode Island Spotlight


Every month volunteers help needy homeowners in South County with repairs and maintenance - a lifeline for some to stay in their homes. Neighbors Helping Neighbors RI provides the materials and the manpower at no cost, and has grown significantly since the effort began several years ago.

This month Jim Hummel and Rhode Island Spotlight interviews two leaders of the group, who talk about the impact the non-profit organization is having in the southern part of Rhode Island.

Helping Hands will air on Rhode Island PBS on Thursday, August 6 at 1:52 p.m.

Also this month, Speaking Their Language

Despite all of the public education and shifting social mores, smoking is still attractive to some teenagers. And while Rhode Island has one of the lowest smoking rates in the country for young people,the Department of Health has launched an initiative aimed at helping 13-18-year-olds stop using tobacco: an interactive texting program that’s the first of its kind in the country.

Speaking Their Language airs on Rhode Island PBS (36.1) on the following dates and times:

Sat  8/08  at 9:46 p.m.
Tue  8/11  at 2:23 p.m.
Tue  8/11  at 9:52 p.m.

Rhode Island Spotlight for more information about this and other stories about people and organizations that are making a difference in our community.