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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.

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  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Puerto Rico’s earthquakes reverberate in Connecticut

    Puerto Rico has been rocked with two devastating natural disasters in the past two years – Hurricane Maria in 2017 and a recent earthquake that is reverberating here in CT. Stan will talk to a local man – Wilfred Lopez – who was on the island visiting family when the earthquake hit. And we’ll hear from Waterbury State Representative Geraldo Reyes. who is trying provide assistance to those imperiled on the island.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Mike Harrington on healthy eating and weight loss

    This week, a return-visit with Manchester’s Mike Harrington. Once morbidly obese – weighing 400-plus pounds six years ago – Harrington dropped close to 200 pounds and is working now on sustaining a healthy lifestyle – and encouraging others to learn from his journey. Stan employed some of Mike’s advice himself – hear what he has to say about the results!

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Jarvis Green shares what he learned with the Patriots, and beyond

    Retired New England Patriots football player Jarvis Green, a two-time Super Bowl winner, was visiting Connecticut this week to talk to high school kids about character development, overcoming adversity – and teamwork. He shares his journey with Stan – from the NFL to seafood entrepreneur and community leader.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: “Wawa” Gatheru, environmental activist & UConn’s 1st Rhodes Scholar

    Wanjiku “Wawa” Gatheru is UConn’s first ever Rhodes Scholar – one of 100 selected for the prestigious academic award from 1,000 applicants around the world. Known as “Wawa”, Gatherus plans to attend Oxford University in 2020, and continue her mission of making environmental justice policies more inclusive of people of color.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Mark Dressler, author of murder-mysteries set in Hartford

    This week, we’ve got a 72-year-old Windsor resident who has found a fascinating second career. Mark Dressler is a retired businessman, and an emerging murder-mystery writer – and a bit of an Amazon sensation. His Hartford-based novels center on a detective – named Dan Shields – who breaks all the rules.  

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: multi-media artist Joe Young and “The Big Shot” in Hartford

    This week, Stan talks with a talented Connecticut artist. Joe Young is an accomplished cartoonist — but he’s also a film-maker and author. This entertainment entrepreneur’s latest project is a sit-com pilot — shot in Hartford — and featuring some local talent.  Joe talks about “The Big Shot” and his  other efforts to bring entertainment to the capital city.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson – Taking on Hunger and Poverty

    This week, we’re talking about the hunger and poverty problem in Connecticut’s urban communities — and in the suburbs. Too many times we think food drives are only for those in the urban centers. Foodshare President & CEO Jacob Jakubowski talks about the growing poverty and hunger problem in CT and how you can help Foodshare’s reach its goal to collect 15,000 turkeys by Thanksgiving.

  • 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, […]

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