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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 Simpon: Connecticut and the revolution in Puerto Rico

    Stan continues last week’s conversation about the revolution in Puerto Rico, and why it is relevant to Connecticut, the state with the highest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the country. This week his guests are State Rep. Geraldo Reyes (D-Waterbury) and Latino community leader Lydia Velez, who just returned from the island.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Upheaval in Puerto Rico

    Hundreds of thousands of people demanded – and got – the resignation of now-former Governor Ricardo Rossello. Islanders were fed up with government corruption, a debt crisis, and a slow response to a devastating hurricane. The final straw was the release of text messages between Rossello and his aides that disparaged, women, gays and Hurricane Maria victims. CT has the largest concentration of Puerto Ricans in the country, making up 8% of population. What happens in PR has a profound […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Getting your finances under control

    This week: feel like your finances are running wild? We have some tips to rein them in. Certified Financial Planner Eric Judge joins Stan to provide advice on how to get your financial house in order.  Specifically, we’ll tackle three areas: tips on budgeting and saving, eliminating your debt, and investing to make your money grow.

  • Real People with Stan Simpon: Back to the Big East, and Kevin Ollie – now what?

    The UConn Huskies are making the Big Move back to the Big East. What does that mean for the basketball programs? What does it mean for university’s struggling football program? Hartford Courant sportswriter Don Amore joins Stan for insight and a little speculation. In our final segment, sports and entertainment attorney Robert Romano joins the discussion and talks about the ongoing legal fallout from the firing of coach Kevin Ollie.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: The power of mentoring

    This week Stan talks about he power of mentors and highlight two programs, one in Danbury and one in Hartford, whose mission is to empower young people through adult volunteer engagement. Ryan Matthews is the Director of Community-based Programs at Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Stan also talks with a mentor-mentee team: Naghee Misriky of Glastonbury and his mentee – 14-year old Jayden. The Jericho Partnership in Danbury uses God as bridge to help adult volunteers transform the lives of […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson – Morton Katz, 100 year old attorney

    Morton Katz turned 100 this year. Yes, 100. And this World War II veteran is still working as a special public defender with the CT court system, representing indigent clients charged with felonies. We talk about his remarkable life as a lawyer – and his secret to longevity.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson – Lamont’s management style

    Catching up at the capitol, with Courant Capital Bureau Chief Chris Keating. He’ll talk about Lamont’s management style; agenda; the big 3 of tolls, sports gambling and legalizing marijuana.

  • Real People with Stan Simpson: Walt “Doc” Hurley’s legacy

    His name was Walter Hurley. But he was better known as “Doc” Hurley. This longtime Hartford educator and community leader had a motto, “Be of Service. Get an education. Don’t Quit.” This motto inspired scores of Hartford young people. But make no mistake,  Hurley was also very influential in political, business, and civil rights circles. He founded a scholarship fund for Greater Hartford youth and was until his death in 2014 recognized as one Connecticut’s most prominent role models. A […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson — Corey Brinson asks for a second chance

    Corey Brinson was once considered a Connecticut success story. Raised in Hartford’s North End, the UConn graduate and Air Force veteran went on to become a city councilman and one of the capital’s city’s emerging young lawyers. His rise came to an abrupt halt in 2017. He was sentenced to three years in federal prison for allowing his law firm to be a front for a fraudulent stock scheme that ripped people off for millions of dollars. Now out of […]

  • Real People with Stan Simpson – Depression: treatment, and what to say to someone who is depressed

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Stan talks with two licensed clinical social workers about depression, mental health issues — and get tips on treatment, prevention, what to say and what not to say to someone who exhibits warning signs. Guests: Velanda Samuel – Licensed clinical social worker Luis Perez – President/ CEO, Mental Health Connecticut, Inc.

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