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Stan Simpson is an award-winning multi-media journalist. He is also an education advocate and strategic communicator. He hosts The Stan Simpson Show every Saturday morning on FOX61.

Recent Articles
  • Real People with Stan Simpson: From banker to Bishop – the evolution of Hartford’s Victor Rush

    This week, Stan hears the story of a former bank vice president who now heads a non-profit that transforms the lives of Hartford youth. Victor Rush heard a calling to the ministry as a teenager in Hartford, but he also had other interests. For a long period, he worked simultaneously in the secular and spiritual sectors. Today, he heads Ebenezer Temple, and is the new Executive Director of Hartford City Mission, helping kids through church-based, character-building programs. Hear about the […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: UConn women’s basketball preview with Alexa Philippou

    This is a year of measured expectations for the UConn women’s basketball team, whose season starts next week.  An eclectic mix of new faces makes this season an unpredictable one for a program that has won 11 national championships. The Courant’s Alexa Philippou joins Stan to break down this year’s edition.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Dom Amore previews the UConn men’s basketball season

    It’s that time of year again! The UConn men’s basketball season kicks off in two weeks, on November 8th vs. Sacred Heart. The Huskies have not been to the NCAA tournament since 2016. Today Stan catches up with Hartford Courant UConn men’s basketball beat writer Dom Amore. We’ll discuss year #2 for Coach Dan Hurley, and how his re-building program is gearing up for UConn’s return to the Big East next year. Find more of Stan Simpson’s conversations at, […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Rohan Freeman, from UConn to Mt. Everest and beyond

    Rohan Freeman is a UConn-educated entrepreneur with an unusual passion: he has scaled the world’s highest mountains, including Mt. Everest and Kilimanjaro. He’s even trekked to the North and South poles. He joins Stan to tell his fascinating story.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Should college athletes get their cut of the money pie?

    A recent California law threatens to dismantle the current concept of amateur athletics at the collegiate level. The “Fair Pay for Play” Act takes effect in 2023. It would allow athletes to receive compensation for their name, image or likeness. It would even allow athletes to hire agents. And Connecticut’s legislature may discuss similar measures next year. What will be the impact on an institution such as UConn? Stan talks with former UConn football player Andre Dixon, and sports & […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Mark Schand spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit

    This week, a remarkable story of resilience and perseverance, faith and forgiveness. Mark Schand served 27 years in a Massachusetts prison for a murder he did not commit. A federal jury recently awarded the Connecticut man $27 million in a civil lawsuit against the City of Springfield and the police officers involved. He shares his journey with Stan.  

  • Real People with Stan Simpson:

    This week, Stan introduces us to Kate Emery, a progressive-minded business leader in Greater Hartford. Her novel non-profit, ReSet, supports entrepreneurs whose focus is on being socially and environmentally responsible – not just turning a profit.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: T.H.E. Movement to escape addiction

    This week, we hear a story of drug addiction, recovery – and a new support group that helps individuals, and their families, deal with this disease. Manchester’s Domenick Galarneau had a tumultuous youth, and got hooked on alcohol and drugs at an early age. But now, he’s been clean and sober for a decade, and become an addiction-recovery coach who co-founded a new support group called T.H.E. Movement to help families and individuals dealing with addiction.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: GOODworks empowers women leaving prison

    Theresa Goode has had a tumultuous past, having to overcome the emotional pain of domestic abuse. But – as a counselor- it made her better able to empathize with other women who shared a similar journey. Goode eventually decided to channel her passion into an organization whose mission is to empower women who are transitioning from incarceration. This week, we talk about the good works of The GoodWorks organization, and it’s noble vision.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Faith & Healing

    Rha-Sheen and Briggitte Brown are pastors at the “Right Now Church” in New Britain. They spend a lot their time helping the congregation activate their faith to deal with adversity and unexpected challenges. The Browns have become a living example of what they have been preaching. Briggitte Brown has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer that affects the body’s immune and vascular system. She and Bishop Brown have used a healthy dose of Faith to deal with this journey to […]

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