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Island Outlook

Island Outlook

Want to know more about the Island we call home? That's where Island Outlook comes in! Each week, we talk with Long Island's movers and shakers to find out what's going on in our local communities. Recent episodes are featured below. You can PLAY, DOWNLOAD, or even SUBSCRIBE using an RSS reader so that you never miss a minute!


Island Outlook 10/5/14

Leeana Karlson hosts Island Outlook

Posted 10/5/2014 9:00:00 AM


YMCA Long Island

Leeana Karlson speaks with Sue Rassekh and Scott Sammis about the YMCA and its programs. they discuss how the YMCA is the largest provider of childcare in the country and how it works to develop children in to productive adults with art and physical education. They talk about the member benefits and how the YMCA plans to grow on Long Island.

Posted 9/29/2014 8:38:00 AM


For Town Of North Hempstead Residents

Leeana Karlson speaks with Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth about the demographics of North Hempstead Town. They discuss what challenges residents have and solutions to help residents get information they need. They talk about programs for seniors & veterans, as well as family-focused ones. Finally they discuss upcoming events in the town designed to help increase tourism and revenue.

Posted 9/2/2014 9:31:00 AM


Companions In Courage Foundation

Leeana Karlson speaks with Jim Johnson and Mark Leff about the origination and 10-year history of Companions In Courage and how it utilizes gaming to help sick children. They also talk about the use of interactive technology to help in the healing process in children's hospitals. Finally they stress the importance of the Farmingdale Main Street Mile race as a key fundraising event to support their growth beyond 100 hospitals in North America.

Posted 8/14/2014 5:05:00 AM


Astoria Bank's "Kids Tools For School" Drive

Leeana speaks with Barbara Glasser, Rosemary Stein and Bill Entwistle about the 15th Annual drive that collects and distributes school supplies to children in need. They also talk about the different agencies, organizations and companies they work with to ensure the needs of families are met. Information on how people can help, as well as Astoria Bank's monetary matching program, are also highlighted.

Posted 8/7/2014 9:54:00 AM


New York Army National Guard

Leeana Karlson speaks with Sergeant First Class Roberts and Sergeant First Class Rodriquez about the mission of the New York Army National Guard and its service in helping people in the wake of severe events. They also discuss the requirements and benefits of becoming a member of the New York Army National Guard.

Posted 8/7/2014 9:44:00 AM


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Leeana Karlson speaks with Thomas Abbate, James Claffey and Terri Zenobio about the mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to grow spiritually through their service to the public. They talk about their unique in-home evaluation system for those in need and about their role in Hurricane Sandy. Finally they discuss the importance of volunteering and how they do outreach in the community.

Posted 8/7/2014 9:36:00 AM


Grown On Long Island Day - Long Island Farm Bureau

Leeana Karlson speaks with Joe Gergela about Grown On Long Island Day; a county-wide day to promote buying fresh, safe and local. They talk about the evolution of farming and agriculture on the Island, as well as special programs for farmers. Finally they speak about farming advocacy and education.

Posted 8/6/2014 10:07:00 AM


NAET Allergy Treatment - Dr. Cecilia Yee

Leeana Karlson speaks with Dr. Cecilia Yee and Sandra Radna about NAET treatment of allergies. They discuss the holistic approach to remedying, even eliminating, allergies. Sandra shares her son's success story and Dr. Yee talks about success stories in people with autism.

Posted 6/16/2014 8:36:00 AM


Ronald McDonald House of Long Island - Project Design Phase II

Leeana Karlson speaks with Matthew Campo, Suzanne Costa and Michael Tavano about the second phase of renovations at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. They talk about the services provided to families with ill children including shelter and food. They also discuss the positive influences creatively decorated rooms and common areas can have have on families staying there during difficult times.

Posted 6/10/2014 10:29:00 AM