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Hubbard Helps: Chicago

Hubbard Helps is our locally-produced Public Affairs program that features weekly conversations with Chicago-area officials, experts and organizations all working to make a difference in our community. Hubbard Helps is hosted and produced by Kara Hernandez. Sunday Morning Show Schedule SHE 100.3 at 5:15 AM 97.1 The Drive at 6:30 AM 101.9 The Mix at 6:45 AM.

Latest Episodes

Hope For The Day

Suicide has no prejudice, and 700,000 suicides are reported each year, with many more going unreported. Suicide is a preventable mental health crisis and Hope for The Day helps with proactive prevention to address people’s mental health. With us this morning to talk more about Hope for the Day and the work they are doing for mental health and suicide prevention is Allison Herman, Director of Education at Hope For The Day. 11/27/22

AIDS Foundation Chicago

In Illinois, there are an estimated 45,000 people living with HIV and AIDS, and about 1,300 people are diagnosed in Illinois every year. HIV harms the body’s immune system and a cure, as of today, does not exist. But, with the proper medical care, people can live long, happy lives whilst having HIV. AIDS Foundation Chicago works tirelessly to create equity and justice for people living with HIV and its chronic conditions, with a goal of one day having no new HIV cases. With us this morning to talk more about AIDS Foundation Chicago (otherwise known as AFC) and the work they are doing for people living with HIV and AIDs is John Peller, President and CEO of AFC. 11/13/22

Red Door Animal Shelter

The Red Door Animal Shelter is a no-kill shelter committed to helping animals in need, with the focus being on cats, dogs and rabbits – the most popular pets in the U.S. Through education, rescue, sheltering and adoption, the Red Door Shelter promotes respect for all animals. With us this morning to talk more about The Red Door Animal Shelter and the work they are doing for animals is Marcia Coburn, President of the no-kill shelter. 11/6/22

WINGS x The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. With us this morning to discuss the effects of Domestic Violence and the upcoming event on November 15th “The Main Event with Christy Martin” is Rebecca Darr, President and CEO of WINGS Program Inc. and Amanda Pyron, Executive Director of The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence. 10/30/22

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis isn’t a singular condition, and understanding it is the first step in managing it. People of all ages, races and sexes live with arthritis, and it’s the leading cause of disability in the U.S. The Arthritis Foundation works tirelessly to educate people and provide those affected by the disease with resources to improve their quality of life. With us this morning to talk more about the Arthritis Foundation and the work they are doing for people with arthritis is Jessica Bearak – the Executive Director of the Illinois Chapter. 10/23/22

Faraja Fund Foundation

Every child, no matter their disabilities, should have access to quality education, healthcare and access to careers when they get older. These necessities become especially difficult for children with disabilities born in 3rd world countries. The Faraja Fund Foundation built the Faraja Primary School in Tanzania to give children with disabilities the opportunity for a life of self-sufficiency in mind, body, and spirit. With us this morning to talk more about the Faraja Fund Foundation and the Faraja Primary school is Dave Tolmie – Chairman of the Board. 10/16/22

Treetime Christmas Creations w/ American Cancer Society

With the holiday season approaching, Treetime Christmas Creations is getting prepped to spread Christmas cheer and create long-lasting memories for families all over. But before Santa comes to town, Treetime is partnering with the American Cancer Society during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month to raise money for the more than two-hundred seventy-six thousand women and men who were diagnosed with breast cancer this year. With us in-studio this morning to talk more about Treetime’s collaboration with the American Cancer Society (also known as ACS) is Laurie Kane, Owner of Treetime Christmas Creations. 10/9/22

Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation

One in eight women will experience the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis. The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research and education charities fighting to eradicate the disease. Lynn Sage’s friends and family established the foundation with a vow to cure this devastating disease and end breast cancer. With us this morning to talk more about The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation and the work they are doing for people diagnosed with Breast Cancer is Laura Sage, Co-Founder and daughter of Lynn Sage. 10/02/22

Moving Day Chicago

The Parkinson’s Foundation is working to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. On October 16th, the Parkinson’s foundation will be holding their annual Moving Day Chicago at Soldier Field to raise funds for Parkinson’s research. With us this morning to talk more about the Parkinson’s Foundation and work they are doing for people with Parkinson’s disease is Allison Leifer, the Senior Development Director. 9/25/22

Almost Home Kids

Almost Home Kids provides a bridge from hospital to home through an innovative community-based care system for children with medical complexities. Almost Home Kids (also known as AHK) respond to the needs of families, train caregivers, offer respite care, advocate for accessibility and inclusion, and educate healthcare professionals. AHK believes that all children deserve to grow up in a family setting and to be part of a community. With us this morning to talk more about Almost Home Kids and the work they are doing for children with medical complexities and their families is Debbie Grisko, President and Executive Director of Almost Home Kids, along with Mo Salem – President of the AHK Young Associates Board. 9/18/22

Chicago Gateway Green

Four Thousand trees, One Hundred and Thirty Thousand perennials, and over Eighty thousand bushes have been planted across the Chicagoland area, along with 1.5 million pounds of litter removed thanks to Gateway Green. Gateway green is dedicated to beautifying Chicago’s expressways, gateways, and neighborhoods through landscape enhancement, graffiti removal, and public art installations.With us this morning to talk more about Gateway Green Chicago and their upcoming Green Tie Ball is Grant DePorter. 9/11/22

Safe Humane

People and animals alike deserve to feel safe. Safe Humane is committed to breaking the cycle of violence through trauma-informed care and programs for abused and neglected shelter dogs and people impacted by trauma. Focusing on the animal-human bond, they hope to educate, advocate and give victims of abuse a 2nd chance at a safer life. With us this morning to talk more about Safe Humane and the work they are doing for animals and people who are victims of violence is Cynthia Bathurst, the CEO and Co-Founder. 9/4/22