Fairfax Channel 36 9/24/2019

Our first guest today is April Schneider, Head of Consumer and Small Business Products at Bank of America, soon millions of parents who have children who are working summer jobs, are preparing to head off to college or simply hanging out, it’s an ideal time to help their kids get savvy about their finances.

April will share key tips to help parents prepare their children for financial success. Additionally, as Bank of America was recently named “Best Bank for College Students,” April will provide guidance on the newest products, tools and services available for students returning to and on the road to college. For more information, please visit: www.bankofamerica.com/student-banking/

 

Our next guest is John Barker, President and CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA), he will discuss HR 582 and its devastating effects on small, family-owned restaurants and their employees who would face higher labor costs and possibly forced to reduce employee hours. He’ll also give some common-sense tips to the minimum wage issue that reflects the economic realities of Ohio.

Congress recently introduced legislation titled the “Raise the Wage Act” (H.R. 582/S.150) that would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2024 and would index it to median wage growth thereafter eliminating the tip credit. $15 in New York is not $15 in Ohio so a “one size fits all” approach to this issue could severely cripple restaurants leading to job losses, shift reductions and even closings. The bill also eliminates the tip credit where current tipped employees average $19-$25 per hour.  If the tip credit ends, employees will likely earn less than now. For more information please go to www.restaurant.org 

 

Our next guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

 

Our next guest is Dr. Donna McCree, associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention she will talk about the critical role of increasing HIVtesting as part of the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic and what everyone can do to support this goal.

 

Dr. Donna McCree, associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Preventionis at the forefront and hears countless stories from patients about their struggles with the high cost of cancer care. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society finds the cost of care is a barrier to access critical treatment for blood cancer patients.   Some patients are forgoing or delaying cancer treatment due to high out-of-pocket costs. Ms. Lee will discuss how patients are affected by the high cost of cancer, how LLS is working to drive change that will help lower the cost burden, and other ways LLS helps patients and families affected by blood cancer.

 

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