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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KKIM 1000 AM & KXKS 1090/ WWLN 1080AM / WDZY1290AM / 103.3FM KWDF 840AM / 99.7FM 11/10/2018

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.


W4CY & W4VET 01-04-2017

Our guest s today are Karen Cierzan, vice president behavioral health, Cigna and Allison Jaslow, executive director, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will explain the challenges our military veterans and their caregivers encounter when they return home from war zones and what kind of support they need to ease the transition to life in back home. The confidential support line is available to veterans regardless of their insurance provider and staffed by licensed behavioral health specialists, some of whom are veterans themselves and all of whom have been trained on the unique and often difficult experiences both veterans and their caregivers often face. Help Make Vets Holiday Joyful: New Help for Vets suffering from PTSD & Opioid Dependency.  For more information go to Cigna.com


Allison Jaslow is Executive Director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). In this role, Allison focuses on policy, external communications, IAVA’s Washington DC operations and is our primary spokesperson for IAVA’s groundbreaking #SheWhoBorneTheBattle campaign and other policy initiatives.




Mr. Loren Shook : Silverado President, CEO, Chairman and Co-founder, Co-Author of the newly-released book, “New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story. Mr. Shook discuss some of the latest research and innovations that can truly change the lives of patients, families and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia.  Although there is no cure, there is hope: new studies show there are techniques to enhance the quality of life and slow the progression of the disease. For more information, go to: silverado.com/newpossibilities



Our first guests today are Dr. Leonard Friedland, VP, director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Vaccines, North America at GSK.  He is also a licensed pediatrician in the state of Pennsylvania. Dr. Friedland has held many positions in clinical research and development with GSK since 2003, specializing in infectious disease vaccination.

Prior to his work at GSK, Dr. Friedland was Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Friedland studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and conducted his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, also in Philadelphia.



Joining Dr. Friedland is Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer, Families Fighting Flu. They will discuss Protecting your family from Flu this Winter. Serese Marotta is the Chief Operating Officer of Families Fighting Flu. In October 2009, her 5-year-old son, Joseph, died as a result of complications of influenza. Both Serese and her husband, Joe, are strong advocates for influenza vaccination and every year they get themselves and their daughter vaccinated against the flu. www.familiesfightingflu.org

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