Radio Fairfax 11/20/2018

Our first guest today is Author Donald Greco. Don has completed four of the five stories in his masterful series called The Youngstown Quintet. His latest book The Malandrine he will be discussing today.

The last, yet untitled, novel of the Quintet will be published within two years.  Greco’s stories are not the kinds of novels that are currently in vogue.  There are no spies, vampires, zombies, space aliens, super beings, or bodice rippers.  Instead, the Quintet consists of unrelated stories that are about ordinary people who lead extraordinary lives.  His readers are drawn into the stories by his wonderful characters and find themselves transported into the world in which the stories exist, all of them in Youngstown, Ohio, in various times of the 20th century.  And yet the pages seem to turn quickly as the characters lead each other through the novels.  His natural writing style is strong yet unadorned and an easy read.  And his characters come to life in the readers’ imaginations, sometimes seeming to jump off the pages as each story unwinds.  And finally, there are realistic and enchanting love stories that form the backbone of each of the novels in the Quintet. All four current novels of the Youngstown Quintet are available, both in book form and as Kindle editions, from Amazon.  Search them on Amazon by “Donald Greco” or “The Youngstown Quintet.”


Sharon Miller, Head of Small Business, Bank of America will discuss the Bank of America Women Business Owner Spotlight. It is an annual study exploring the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of 1,000 small business owners across the country. New findings from the 2018 Spotlight released ahead of National Women’s Business Owner Month in October reveal an increasingly confident mindset among women entrepreneurs with respect to the business environment and their outlooks for growth. In addition, the survey finds women leading the charge on the adoption of digital technologies in business, and also reports women business owners’ view that while access to capital for women has improved in the last decade, they still face greater challenges to business ownership compared to men. For more information, please visit:



Our last guest is Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Director, Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, is on hand to tell us more about the benefits of omega-3s and what we can do to ensure we obtain enough for optimal health.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum has devoted her career to the treatment of heart disease through early detection, education and prevention. She is an attending cardiologist and the Director of Women’s Heart Health of Northwell Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and has been awarded a New York Times Super Doctor, a Castle and Connolly Top Doctor for Cardiovascular Disease and New York Magazine’s prestigious Best Doctors in the New York edition. A Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, she also serves as a national spokesperson for the Go Red for Women campaign and is on the New York City Board of the American Heart Association.


W4VET 11/18/2018

Our first guest is Mark Vecchiarelli Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of KRUVE Inc., Mr. Vecchiarelli is a creative business professional with more than 15 years of progressive experience in high-profile and high-energy environments. His expertise is demonstrated both as an employee supporting C-Level executives and as an entrepreneurial business owner providing innovative solutions. Currently, Mark is the Chief Marketing Officer, for KRUVE Inc an award-winning coffee product company. KRUVE EQ Campaign:




Charles Gerba, Ph.D., is our next guest he is known affectionately as “DR. GERM” throughout America, he has some timely information from a new survey on paper towel, sponge, and dishcloth usage in the kitchen among Millennials and Baby Boomers.  Dr. Gerba is a professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, who has written more than 400 articles and several text books on environmental biology. The public knows Dr. Gerba for his crusading on behalf of household hygiene and his frequent media appearances on shows like Good Morning America, Today and Dateline.  He is also co-author of “The GERM FREAK’s Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu.

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KKIM 1000 AM & KXKS 1090/ WWLN 1080AM / WDZY1290AM / 103.3FM KWDF 840AM / 99.7FM 11/17/2018

Chef Tony Fialho, Director of Culinary Innovation at Boston Market to share tips and many ways to help you get Thanksgiving dinner done right. Tony Fialho, Director of Culinary Innovation at Boston Market. Chef Tony Fialho is the Director of Culinary Innovation at Boston Market, where he focuses on new menu innovation and core product improvement. Tony joined Boston Market in September 2018 and he is a Culinary Institute of America alumnus with 20 years of experience. Prior to Boston Market, Chef Fialho developed original recipes and led the culinary innovation, strategy and visions for brands such as family dining concept Black Bear Diner, Chili’s Global Market and Tex-Mex chain Taco Bueno.  For more information go to



Dr. Amanda Hunt, Portfolio Manager, Office of Research & Development, Department of Veterans Affairs. Our discussion today is “Veterans Day Reminds All to Thank Veterans for Their Service and Honor VA Continues to Find Solutions for Epilepsy.



Joining Dr. Hunt is Dr. Paul A. Rutecki, National Director of VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs. In recognition of Veterans Day and November being National Epilepsy Awareness Month, Dr. Hunt and Dr. Rutecki express their gratitude to Veterans for their service and to discuss how VA research is making a difference for Veterans.
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Gerardo Ortiz, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator for the Dallas Region of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Gerardo Ortiz, spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), will discuss everything listeners need to know about the Medicare Open Enrollment period. Medicare Open Enrollment began on Monday, October 15 and ends at midnight on Saturday, December 7.  If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2019 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. Every year Medicare health plans change in cost, coverage, and participating providers. In fact, the projected 2019 average basic monthly premium for a Part D prescription drug plan is at the lowest rate since 2012! If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plans. For more information go to 

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