WCVX 1160 AM 11/02 10AM & 7:00PM

Our first guests today are Dr. Leslie Soiles, Chief Audiologist for HearingLife and spokesperson for The National Campaign for Better Hearing Hearing loss. Dr. Leslie Soiles was born with hearing loss and before receiving hearing aids in college, she would read lips and sit close to her teachers to better understand what people were saying. Once she received hearing aids, her quality of life improved greatly, and in her words, it was “life-changing.” So much so, that she changed majors and pursued a career in audiology.

Tina Soika, SVP of Operations for HearingLife and a trained speech pathologist joins Dr. Solies  to discuss hearing loss an often-misunderstood condition that impacts an estimated 48 million Americans. Helping to Break Down the Stigma Around Hearing Loss and Making Life-Changing Differences Through Hearing Health.  l our guest will also share information about the Campaign for Better Hearing, which encourages people to “Test Your Ears at 60 Years.”For more information go to : https://www.hearinglife.com/

 

Our next guest is Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance her topic is the far reaching benefits of  Afterschool Programs, and additionally a  New Report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Will Identify Hours During Which Most Juvenile Crime Occurs 20th Annual National Rally for Afterschool Programs. This new report from the more than 5,000 sheriffs, police chiefs, and prosecutors of the organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids will spotlight abundant, powerful research documenting positive outcomes for children and teens who participate in high quality afterschool programs. The report, being released in conjunction with Lights On Afterschool, shows that the hours immediately following school remain the “prime time for juvenile crime,” which is why afterschool programs are proving to be one of the nation’s best crime prevention strategies.
For 20 years, Lights On Afterschool has been the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. Thursday, October 24th, more than a million people across the nation and at U.S. military bases worldwide turned the lights on for afterschool by opening their doors to showcase the skills students gain and the talents they develop at their afterschool programs. The Empire State Building in New York City was one of dozens of landmarks to light up for afterschool that evening.  For more information please visit www.afterschoolalliance.org

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Our first guest is Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Evelyn Patricia “Pat” Foote.
When the Pentagon announced they would open all combat positions to women in 2016, it was one of the most momentous military decisions since the armed services was racially integrated in 1948. Advocates of gender integration say women are fully capable of performing the difficult tasks involved with combat, and they point out that even though women have been barred officially from combat duties in Iraq and Afghanistan, female soldiers have nonetheless fought and died there. The Pentagon is now working toward greater equality in the military, but it remains to be seen whether drastic changes are in order on the battlefield. To bring some perspective and insight to this issue, Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, Pat Foote.

General Foote retired from active duty on September 1, 1989. In December 1996, she was recalled to active duty to serve as Vice Chair of the Secretary of the Army’s Senior Review Panel on Sexual Harassment. On October 1, 1997, General Foote returned to retired status and served as a Consultant to the Office of the Secretary of the Army through July 1998, briefing military leaders and various organizations concerning the Senior Review Panel’s report, its findings and its recommendations. From 1998 to 2007, she served as president of the Alliance for National Defense, a non-profit organization that supports women in the military. She remains an active spokesperson for the Army and other organizations concerning the role of women in the military services.

 

Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance is our next guest she discusses  the importance of after-school programs for students, families and communities and the ways they help students succeed in school and in life. Since 2005, Jodi Grant has been Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, a non-profit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable after-school programs. Jodi graduated from Yale University with honors and received her law degree from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Partners for Livable Communities and is a Trustee of America’s Promise. She lives with her husband and two children in Bethesda, Maryland.

Joining Jodi Grant is Audrey M. Hutchinson Director of Education

Audrey M. Hutchinson is the Director of Education and Expanded Learning at the National League of Cities (NLC), Institute for Youth, Education and Families. In this role, she directs several national initiatives to strengthen the capacity of mayors, city council members and other local officials who are interested in addressing the quality of K-12 education, post-secondary and workforce, and after-school and summer learning in their cities. Prior to joining NLC, Ms. Hutchinson served in the Clinton Administration for 8 years where she held several senior positions at The White House and U.S. Department of Education. At the U.S. Department of Education, Ms. Hutchinson worked on key initiatives including the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, higher education, and international education. At the White House, she served as Chief of Staff to President Clinton’s Initiative on Race to carry out his vision for racial reconciliation. Ms. Hutchinson held senior positions at the City University of New York focusing on strengthening partnerships between college, community, and city and state governments, and spent the preceding years as a special assistant and policy analyst for the President of the New York City Council. Ms. Hutchinson holds a Master of Science in Social Work and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Purchase College, SUNY.

 

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Our guest is  D.R. “Buck” Montgomery Stuntman – Actor, Artist and Story Teller his subject is American Western history and culture to how it was portrayed not only in his career but in the L.Ron  Hubbard’s stories.

D.R. Buck Montgomery’s (or Dr. Buck as most know him) sense for adventure and pursuit of interesting and varied careers are undeniably the influence of his favorite role model… an adventurer, photographer and story teller…his father.
At the early age of seven, his father passed on one simple word of advice that would forever be his inspiration and life long quest…”If you don’t have stories to tell, it means you haven’t lived life”.
His “Stunt” career started while working as an Animator at Disney Studios. On a visit to the Back Lots , a second unit person approached Buck and simply asked the question, “Can you fall off a horse kid?”…followed with, “It pays $50 bucks”. Thus began another chapter in his growing book of “story telling”.
Just A Few Of Buck’s Screen Credits Include:
“The Sacketts” ~ 1979 ~ Doubled Tom Selleck ~ Stunts
The “Long Riders” ~ 1980 ~ Doubled Bob Carradine ~ Running atop a moving train ~ Stunts (See Below)
Willie Nelson’s “Barbarosa” ~ 1982 ~ Stunts
“Shadow Riders” ~ 1982 ~ Stunts
Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider” ~ 1985 ~ Doubled Eastwood, California location ~ Stunts
“Back To The Future III” ~ 1990 ~ Stunts
“Bonanza -The Return” ~ 1993 ~ Stunts
“Bonanza -Under Attack” ~ 1995 ~ Stunts (worked with Leonard “Spock” Nimoy, providing Buck with a most amazing tale to add to his ever growing book of stories.
C-BAR & Bannock ~ Recently filmed…and Acted in. (Memorizing Dialog…harder that getting drug by a horse)
Oh, and had the gun shot out of his hand, by Roy Rogers, during a Live Show! Great Story! He is also currently in post production stages on his own feature film project, “Best Laid Plans”, a “true” old west story about Murder, Man Hunt and Lost Treasure that made headlines in the New York Times in… 1892!…About a guy named…Buck Montgomery…REALLY! It’s easy to see that Buck listened to his father… He’s lived life! …and has the stories to prove it! For more information on www.galaxypress.com

 

Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance is our next guest she discusses  the importance of afterschool programs for students, families and communities and the ways they help students succeed in school and in life. Since 2005, Jodi Grant has been Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, a non-profit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Participation in afterschool programs has increased in recent years, but the unmet demand is still huge. Today, for every child in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Unmet demand is especially high in rural communities and communities of concentrated poverty. One in five students in the United States is unsupervised after the school day ends.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. This year, 1 million people will join some 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide.

For more information please visit www.afterschoolalliance.org

 

 

 

 

Joining Jodi is Sage Learn of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Sage Learn joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in February 2015 and is responsible for providing ongoing leadership in the planning and implementation of work related to BGCA Government Relations policy and advocacy efforts.  Her advocacy portfolio includes but is not limited to; education, health, nutrition, safety, character development and Native issues. She has 13 years of government relations experience, prior to BGCA, working as Government Affairs Manager with the National Recreation and Park Association.  Sage also worked as a consultant on Government Relations issues that relate to health and fitness, spent six years working for Nike Government Relations and initially moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) with roles in both policy and communications.  Learn has a bachelor of science in Political Science from Portland State University and is former college runner.

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Participation in afterschool programs has increased in recent years, but the unmet demand is still huge. Today, for every child in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Unmet demand is especially high in rural communities and communities of concentrated poverty. One in five students in the United States is unsupervised after the school day ends.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. This year, 1 million people will join some 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide.

For more information please visit www.afterschoolalliance.org

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