Radio Fairfax 12/11/2018

Our first guest is Ed Sandrick, Director of the Veterans Channel, Humana discusses: IT’S TIME TO EVALUATE YOUR HEALTH CARE OPTIONS, Medicare Annual Election Period Has Begun; Setting the Record Straight About Common Medicare Misperceptions Impacting Veterans. Ed Sandrick is the director of the Veteran Channel, Humana Strategic Alliances, and has been with Humana for 17 years. Ed is also the point person for Humana’s national veteran service organization partners, The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Veterans (AMVETS). Ed leads a team that is focused on developing and implementing Veteran outreach activities at the state and local level, primarily with and through Humana’s Retail organization. For more information please visit: www.humana-Medicare.com and www.Medicare.gov

 

 

 

Our next guest is U.S. Army veteran Brett P. Reistad  whom was elected the 100th National Commander of The American Legion during the organization’s 100th National Convention on August 30, 2018. A retired lieutenant with the Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department, Reistad was a U.S. Army infantryman from 1974 to 1978 and served with the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) at historic Fort Myer, Va. He participated in the Inaugural ceremony for President Carter and other high-profile events. A member of American Legion Post 270 in McLean, Va., he will lead the nation’s largest veteran’s organization through its centennial. The American Legion was founded in March 1919 by a group of American World War I veterans in Paris, France.

“Veteran’s Day is always a time to celebrate the sacrifice and service of those who have defended America since our nation’s founding,” Reistad said. “Veterans Day 2018 is particularly significant because it marks 100 years since the signing of an armistice, one that ended a horrific war that was unprecedented in prior world history. Unfortunately, it was not the ‘war to end all wars’ as people had hoped. But from that war came an organization that was founded on the four pillars of a strong nation. For more information go to: www.legion.org

 

 

Our next guest is Renowned Actor Hugh Bonneville This December, Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster and renowned actor Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” on Masterpiece will star as guest musical artist and narrator, respectively, in the beloved annual holiday television special “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” on PBS and BYU TV. “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” is a storied tradition that dates back decades. Foster and Bonneville join a rich roster of guests that has traveled to Salt Lake City over the years to star in the phenomenon. Gladys Knight, Angela Lansbury, Bryn Terfel, Audra McDonald, Renée Fleming, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Natalie Cole, David Archuleta, Deborah Voigt, Santino Fontana, Laura Osnes and Rolando Villazón, among others, have performed as musical guest artists. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, Hollywood star John Rhys-Davies (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour (“Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”), legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite and the Muppets® from “Sesame Street” have served as narrators. This is the 15th consecutive year a 60-minute version of the programs will air on PBS stations. The annual program is a culmination of over 170 years of musical excellence by the iconic Choir. Founded in August 1847 by a small group of frontier settlers just 29 days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Choir has evolved into a world-recognized, Grammy award-winning musical organization that is unparalleled in its size, history, reach and versatility. The special has been the top-viewed holiday program on PBS nearly every year for the past 14 years. BYU TV, a nationwide family entertainment network that produces the broadcast and co-presents it to millions of viewers worldwide alongside WGBH will air the full 90-minute version at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 20.

 

 

Our next guest is Sally Morrison is the, CMO of Lightbox Jewelry. She will discuss Lab-Grown Diamonds, why they are Real, and They’re Spectacular. The technology behind lab-grown diamonds makes prices accessible for consumers. Think about moments…not milestones. Sally is one of the jewelry industry’s most seasoned marketers, responsible for leading iconic campaigns from major players such as Gemfields, the Diamond Producer’s Association, World Gold Council and De Beers Group. She brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to her role as head of marketing at Lightbox where she oversees overall brand development along with advertising, public relations, social media and event activations. Sally serves on a number of industry boards, including the Diamond Empowerment Fund and Jewelers for Children. She was educated at Wadham College, Oxford and currently resides near New York City.

Lightbox is an innovative new company offering consumers fashion jewelry featuring high quality, pink, white, and blue laboratory-grown diamonds at transparent and accessible prices. Lightbox is the only brand that sources lab-grown diamonds from Element Six, the world’s leading lab-grown diamond producer, based in Oxford, England, and built on more than 50 years of ground-breaking innovation. Learn more about Lightbox at www.lightboxjewelry.com.

 

 

 

Our last guest is Amanda Norcross with Airfare Watchdog. Ms. Norcross will reveal key findings about Thanksgiving week and Holiday Travel, in conjunction with Mucinex, featuring the outlet’s Thanksgiving & weekend travel forecast, popular destinations and the biggest concerns for Thanksgiving travelers and how to stay healthy during your travel. According to the new survey, Thanksgiving dinner and family gatherings are the top two holiday activities people would have FOMO about if they had to miss them – and 67% worry about getting sick from others while traveling for the holidays.

Amanda Norcross: Amanda Norcross has been a digital editor and writer for nearly 10 years, with a passion for travel even longer. Amanda enjoys discovering new destinations and sharing her experiences with parents who are looking to plan the most memorable family vacations. Amanda is also the editorial director for the popular family travel site, Family Vacation Critic, overseeing all content from pitch to publication. For more information go to https://www.airfarewatchdog.com

 

 

 

 

KKIM 1000 AM & KXKS 1090/ WWLN 1080AM / WDZY1290AM / 103.3FM KWDF 840AM / 99.7FM 12/08/2018

Our first guest today is Noah Lang, CEO and Co-founder of Stride Health a benefits platform specifically built for independent, gig and part-time workers. He’ll bust some common healthcare enrollment myths plus share:

Unique data-backed insights on the healthcare landscape based on the collective experiences of Stride members from Uber, Instacart, Postmates, GrubHub, and more.

Tips on making the health insurance process painless

Updates on what’s changed this year

How to find the plan that’s right for you and your family

The Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period began on November 1 and ends December 15thFor more information please visit www.stridehealth.com

 

Our second guest is Tiger Joyce, President of the American Tort Reform Association, to discuss which states need the most judicial reform and what can be done to ratify change in the court system.  A recent study by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform highlights both the overall cost and inefficiencies of the tort system. The report states that the cost and compensation paid in the U.S. tort system totaled $429 billion in 2016, accounting for 2.3 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.

The 2018-2019 Judicial Hellholes jurisdictions largely contributed to these costs, and on a local level, they saw job loss, personal income loss, and state revenue loss due to the excessive tort costs in the states.

2018-2019 Judicial Hellholes
No. 1 California
No. 2 Florida
No. 3 New York City
No. 4 St. Louis, Missouri
No. 5 Louisiana
No. 6 Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
No. 7 New Jersey Legislature
No. 8 Madison and St. Clair Counties, Illinois
No. 9 Twin Cities, Minnesota

The data clearly demonstrates the need for a more balanced civil justice system. For more information go to www.atra.org

WCVX 1160AM-12/08 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Our guest today is August Turak, author of the new book Brother John: A Monk, A Pilgrim and the Purpose of Life. He will discuss the book’s story of the redemptive power of an authentically purposeful life.
It is these core elements of human happiness — faith, family, community that August Turak and the story of Brother John addresses.  It’s the true story of an encounter between the author, going through a midlife crisis, and an umbrella wielding Trappist monk that asks us to reconsider the meaning and purpose of life.

Winner of the $100,000 Templeton Prize and written by August Turak, Brother John is the true story of a monastic encounter between the author, going through a midlife crisis, and an umbrella wielding Trappist monk: a magical Christmas Eve lesson that teaches us all the redemptive power of an authentically purposeful life. Uplifting, deeply moving, and set in the magnificent Trappist monastery of Mepkin Abbey, Brother John is dramatically brought to life by 22 full-color paintings by Glenn Harrington, a multiple award-winning artist who has illustrated over 700 books for all the top publishers.

AUGUST TURAK is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and contributor for Forbes.com and the BBC. He is also the founder of the spiritual and educational nonprofit the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF). August retired as a successful entrepreneur and corporate executive. His book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, was published in 2013 by Columbia Business School Publishing. When he is not praying and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, he works with his nonprofit and lives on a seventy-five-acre farm near Raleigh, North Carolina.
 
GLENN HARRINGTON is an internationally recognized and collected artist. His paintings have been featured in American Arts Quarterly, American Art Collector, the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, International Artists Magazine, and the covers of American Artist and US Art. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in New York, Japan, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania, and has exhibited at the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Museum of American Illustration, and the USGA Museum. Glenn’s oil paintings have been published on over 600 book covers. His portrait work is highly regarded, having won the Portrait Society of America’s Draper Grand Prize in 2007, its Honor Award in 2008 and 2005 during its international juried exhibitions. Harrington’s portrait of Maria Callas was used to promote the Tony Award-winning play Master Class. For more information on his works go to http://www.glennharrington.com/
 
SELF KNOWLEDGE SYMPOSIUM FOUNDATION is a nonprofit founded by August Turak in 1999. Turak established the Self Knowledge Symposium (SKS) Student Group in 1989 to help students “learn how to live a life of meaning and purpose.” From North Carolina State University, to Duke University, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the SKS spread like wildfire. In 1999, the SKS incorporated the Self Knowledge Symposium Foundation (SKSF) as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization. 
 
MEPKIN ABBEY is a Trappist monastery located near Moncks Corner, SC at the junction of the two forks of the Cooper River northwest of Charleston. For more information go to https://augustturak.com/