Fairfax Radio 2/1/2022 8:00 AM Drive time

Our first guest is Dr. Scott Curry, Assistant Professor and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, he will discuss the impact of the Omicron variant and ways to stay healthy as we spend more time indoors during the winter months. He will also address myths and misinformation about vaccines, clarify the need for and timing of boosters, and provide insights on any other COVID-related topic.

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread across the nation and cases surge, hospitals are filling up again, mostly with unvaccinated people. Vaccines continue to decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID. Being boosted offers the best defense. Yet, many people who are eligible for a booster have not yet gotten one. More Americans can get strong protection with the recent authorization of vaccines and boosters for younger children. It is so important to be protected for you and your family. For more information please visit www.vaccines.gov


Raymond C PierceRaymond Pierce and Meagan Crowe of the Southern Education Foundation. They discuss the full results of the “EVES” report, statistics on the inequity that exists in American education, and how to help.

As President and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, Raymond C. Pierce leads the organization’s historic mission of advancing educational opportunities for African AmericanMeagan Crowe students, other students of color, and students and students from low-income families in the southern states. Since joining SEF in January 2018, Pierce has focused the organization on policy research, education legislation, and leadership development.

Meagan Crowe is Senior Research and Policy Analyst for the Southern Education Foundation where she plays a lead role in using research and data to highlight trends and current inequities in education, elevate promising solutions, and create compelling narratives to advise policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders. For more information please visit www.southerneducation.org


A lifelong resident of Western Hamilton County, State Representative Bill Seitz has worked to represent the best interests of the Greater Cincinnati area at the Statehouse. Known for his colorful floor speeches and legal acumen, in a 2016 ranking of all 132 legislators published by Columbus Monthly Magazine, Seitz was rated best speechmaker, savviest, funniest, and most knowledgeable and was also recognized as second most effective and hardest working. He has put these talents to good use on issues that matter to his constituents.

Seitz began his public service career as a member of the Cincinnati Board of Education and the St. Antoninus Parish Education Commission. He was twice elected Green Township Trustee, where he also served as President of the Hamilton County Township Association. He has never forgotten his local government roots. For more information or to write to Representative Seitz go to Rep30@ohio house.com

 

Fairfax Radio 1/25/2022 8:00 Am Drive time

Our guest today is Carolina Ugaz-Morán an award-winning author of a seven-middle-grade book series. Her first book, Aline and the Blue Bottle has won the 2020 NYC Big Book Award under Juvenile Fiction and received the 2020 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorites under Children’s Fiction and 2019/2020 Reader Views Literary Award Honorable Mention under Children’s Teens (Ages 12-16). Carolina builds unique and fascinating universes by drawing on ancient Incan mythology and languages. Her work contains linguistic guides, glossaries, and Tolkien-esque maps to help readers feel like they are a part of Aline’s journey. She combines elements of traditional fantasy with strong female characters and a backdrop uniquely her own. Her work includes magical secrets that readers will delight in finding. Like the best fantasy, an unfamiliar vocabulary adds to the richness while also underscoring the importance of language. In addition to her world-building prowess, Ugaz-Morán gives her books deeper significance by rooting parts of the book in real-life history and Latin American culture.

For more information, visit www.adventuresofaline.com, email her at admin@adventuresofaline.com or IM her on Facebook @adventuresofaline, Twitter, @AlineAdventures, Instagram AdventuresofAline.


Our second guest is Dr. Scott Stienecker, medical director for infection prevention, epidemiology, and stewardship in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who will discuss ways to stay healthy as the pandemic continues, especially during the winter months. He can also address myths and misinformation about vaccines and any other COVID-19-related topic. Dr. Stienecker is the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Parkview Health System, supervising a department of 25 overseeing 1065 beds, 10 hospital systems, and 2 affiliated hospitals. Additional responsibilities include antimicrobial stewardship, clinical research, externalizing infection prevention, project management, quality improvement, healthcare informatics, predictive analytics, and Epic BUGSY development. Dr. Stienecker teaches for the Fort Wayne Medical Education residency program, and the Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne and serves on advisory committees for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, and on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee and External Technology Advisory Committee for the Indiana State Department of Health, among others. For more information please visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/


Dr. Lee LindquistOur last guest is Dr. Lee Lindquist, Chief of Geriatrics at Northwestern Medicine as well as Director of Geriatrics Services for the Northwestern Medicine Health System. She will talk about the signs of normal aging and when we should be concerned about our loved one’s mental state.  She can also give tips on how to have a positive impact on seniors who are at a higher risk of being socially isolated. She is a published author, educator, and national expert in the care of older adults. She has been featured in over 200 media venues including New York Times, Chicago Tribune, AARP, NPR, Wall Street Journal, Kaiser Health News, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Dr. Lindquist grew up helping her grandparents. “We faced difficult decisions on what to do as their health worsened. Experiencing it first hand and repeatedly with my patients, I believed that there had to be a better way.” She is the principal investigator on the PCORI funded project, PlanYourLifespan.org, a comprehensive website developed to help older adults plan for their medical needs in their “fourth quarter” of life. For more information, please visit www.nm.org/radio

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W4CY & W4VET 1/20/2022

Norman McCombsOur guest is Norman McCombs, he is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which honored him with the EDISON Medal, their highest patent award. Norman is also an author and discusses his latest book, A Reason to Be a semi-autobiographical book. Also, the original screenplay by Norman McCombs, based on his historical novel A Reason to Be, was picked for the Best Sci-Fi Screenplay Award from the Los Angeles Film Awards. This autobiographical novel creates parallel stories as the protagonist, suffering deeply from the loss of his lifelong sweetheart, starts a redemptive journey through family history reaching back centuries from North America to the Scottish Highlands. McCombs’ connections to the famed Highland Clans form the foundation of a journey through history which, in no small way, saved his life. Representing one of those great Scottish/American success stories, he has over two hundred patents worldwide, primarily for air separation technology used for a myriad of oxygen applications around the world. In 2011, as McCombs stood outside the East Wing of the White House before receiving the National Medal of Technology from President Obama, he asked himself a simple question: How did I come from the circumstances of my birth to the steps of the White House? That moment prompted McCombs to search for deeper connections to his ancestry! Norman has over two hundred patents worldwide, primarily for air separation technology used for a myriad of oxygen applications around the world. He is also an Officier Commandeur of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, as well as a sculptor, classical guitarist, and avid fan of opera and the fine arts. You can find more information on Norman McCombs at NormanMcCombs.comA five-minute audiobook sample, including a bit of Scottish brogue, can be heard at Amazon.


Dr. Scott Stienecker, Medical Director for Infection Prevention, Epidemiology and Stewardship, Fort Wayne, Indiana will discuss ways to stay healthy as the pandemic continues. He can also address myths and misinformation about vaccines and any other COVID-19-related topic. Dr. Stienecker is the Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention for Parkview Health System, supervising a department of 25 overseeing 1065 beds, 10 hospital systems, and 2 affiliated hospitals. Additional responsibilities include antimicrobial stewardship, clinical research, externalizing infection prevention, project management, quality improvement, healthcare informatics and predictive analytics and Epic BUGSY development. Dr. Stienecker teaches for the Fort Wayne Medical Education residency program, and the Indiana University School of Medicine-Fort Wayne and serves on advisory committees for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, and on the Antimicrobial Stewardship subcommittee and External Technology Advisory Committee for the Indiana State Department of Health, among others. For more information please visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/

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