W4CY 9/19/2019

Dr. Jonah Stulberg, the opioid stewardship lead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and director of opioid reduction efforts for the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC), will talk about the drug disposal program and how he is working with hospitals across the state to implement their own opioid stewardship and disposal programs. Dr. Stulberg is a general surgeon and health services researcher at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He earned a Ph.D. in Health Services Research with a concentration on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and a Master's in Public Health in Public Policy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical interests are in complexabdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repair, and his research focuses on surgical quality improvement and public health policy. He joined the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) at Northwestern in 2015. He is currently the Director of the Opioid Reduction Efforts and runs a Video-Based Learning Collaborative for the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC), a 56-hospital quality collaborative with hospitals throughout Illinois.  For more information please visit www.nm.org/radio


Nina Willdorf, Director of Content and Editorial for Coinbase, will discuss the rise of cryptocurrency education in the United States and around the world, and reveal the results of a report naming the university leaders in crypto education.She discusses how 10 years ago cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, were largely unknown to the world’s general population, now over over 56 percent of the top universities offer courses on this topic.
With colleges and universities at the forefront of innovation, would it surprise you to know that the leading higher education institutions around the world, including Stanford, Cornell, and MIT are teaching more classes on the topic of cryptocurrency than ever before? For more information go to www.Coinbase.com


Our third guest is Whitney Jaynes, President at Hemp Lyfe, LLC,  Holistic Health Coach a passionate and hard-working individual, Whitney is always looking to grow both professionally and personally. As a former professional soccer player and collegiate athlete at a top D1 university, Whitney has used her passion through athletic performance to excel her to higher levels in the health and wellness industry. Once Whitney graduated with her Bachelors degree in Kinesiology from The University of Texas, she spent a little bit of time playing professionally in the NWSL league. When an injury led to an early retirement, Whitney made her way back to Austin where she was one of the top group fitness instructors in the downtown area and continued to build her health and wellness knowledge. Additionally, she focused on building her personal holistic health coaching business, and became the president of a premium CBD company, Hemp Lyfe where they help individuals who want to enhance their lifestyle with premium CBD products that make you feel good and live better. Whitney has encompassed many attributes and experiences not only through sports but also her business achievements and looks to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and go-getter individuals looking to make a difference. For more information go to https://hemplyfe.net/


Tirrell D. Whitley – CEO of Liquid Soul and Executive Director of “Brian Banks”, The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA)an advocacy organization leading a national call to increase media diversity, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company will present a summit entitled “Diversity in the Media Industry: Obstacles and Opportunities” at the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference. The panel will feature power players, media executives and notable actors including Terence Carter, Executive VP Drama and Comedy Development, Twentieth Century Fox Television; Michelle Ebanks, CEO Essence Communications;Pearlena Igbokwe, President of Universal Television; Vanessa Morrison, President of Fox Family; Connie Orlando,Executive Vice President, Programming, BET;  and  Randall Winston, Executive Producer, ABC’s black-ish andprequel series  mixed-ish, and co-executive producer of the Freeform comedy series UnRelated. For more information please visit: www.mmcadc.org

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W4VET 08/18/2019

Our first guest is Cathy Parker, author of Northern Lights: One Woman, Two Teams, and the Football Field That Changed Their LivesShe will discuss her book an inspiring story and beautiful reminder of how we’re sometimes called to the most unlikely of causes—and how, when we believe in something bigger than ourselves, we can change our own lives and the lives of others for the better.


Cathy Parker had no idea her life was about to change until ESPN feature about a football team from the Arctic Circle lit a fire in her soul that she couldn’t ignore. A stirring within her to help the Barrow Whalers football team in a struggling community in Barrow, Alaska, almost 4,000 miles away from her home in Jacksonville, Florida, started a nationwide movement that raised over half a million dollars to build an artificial-turf stadium for a team that needed it. Overcoming obstacle after obstacle, what started out as a call within Cathy became so much bigger and brought two football teams together in surprising (and sometimes hilarious) ways. Her book and the story that will soon be a major motion picture from director Andy Tennant (Sweet Home Alabama, Hitch, Ever After).

Cathy Parker and her husband, Carl, have raised four children, all at the ball fields. Cathy has experienced the extreme highs and lows of raising athletes and can relate to the toll athletics can have on the family. She founded the not-for-profits to help athletes and their families deal with the realities of sports and use their influence for good. Her not-for-profits are Athletes To Champions and Beyond the Ballfield. 

For More information go to the website at https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/northern-lights


Dario Saldaña is our second guest discussing how he as a Entrepreneur developed his companies. Dario is also a Chef.  Chef Saldaña is the Founder and President of Abuela Foods, LLC, and the company has a Trans-Hispanic Food line. His company currently markets to food service, retail, c-store, and delis. Additionally,  Dario is the President and founder of Saldana & Associates, LLC and serves as a Consultant and a Broker and a Virtual Manufacturer. He has been in the Food industry since 1982.   For more information go to https://comidasdemiabuela.com


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W4Cy & W4VET 06/22/2017

Dr. Edward Holland – Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Holland discusses findings of a new Alcon survey that show how many people don’t realize the emotional and lifestyle impact of cataracts, and how treatment could help bring life back into focus. And treatment options that can tackle cataracts and other vision conditions, like astigmatism, at the same time.

Did you know that 24 million people are living with cataracts and, if you live long enough, you will likely have it too? Cataracts can impact more than just vision, they can also affect your emotions and lifestyle. And the latest treatment options that can tackle cataracts and other vision conditions, like astigmatism, at the same time.

Dr. Holland is the Director of Cornea Services at Cincinnati Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati. He’s a graduate of Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, the University of Minnesota and the University of Iowa. He completed a second fellowship in ocular immunology at the National Eye Institute (NIH). Dr. Holland is the author of over 200 articles in peer review journals and has edited Cornea, the most widely read textbook on corneal disease and surgery. He is a consultant to Alcon.  For more information go to https://www.alcon.com


Jack Kosakowski, President and CEO, Junior Achievement, he discusses the career preferences of teens based on a new survey.

A new Junior Achievement (JA)/Ernst & Young survey of 13-17 year olds shows that a whopping 91% of teens between the ages of 13 and 17 know what they want to be when they grow up. However, career preferences remain clearly drawn along gender lines—more than one-third of the boys are interested in careers in STEM and half the girls are hoping to focus on the arts and healthcare.

“While it’s encouraging to see that today’s teens are giving a great deal of thought to their career aspirations, it’s disappointing to see that girls’ interest in STEM careers continues to lag significantly behind boys’ interest,” said Jack E. Kosakowski, president and CEO of JA. He noted that based on the survey results, JA will be placing greater emphasis on getting STEM professionals to volunteer for classes. For more information go to https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/home



Our final guest today is President and CEO of Eggland’s Best, LLC, Charles Lanktree, he discusses the National Egg Day and why it  was recognized. It’s an ‘egg-citing’ holiday, when many people may have ‘cracked’ a few ‘egg-cellent’ puns to celebrate the benefits of an ‘egg-ceptional’ food. Others might have debated which came first, the chicken or the egg. But in all seriousness, there are many reasons to recognize the benefits of eggs.

President and CEO of Eggland’s Best, LLC, Charles Lanktree who helped revolutionize the egg category. His personal relationship with Eggland’s Best began in 1990 when he developed, introduced and marketed the first and only nationally branded egg. Throughout his career Lanktree has worked for Beech-Nut Foods Corporation (where he led the effort to remove sugar, salt, and MSG from baby food), Unilever (where he managed the Promise margarine brand) and Grand Union Company. Charles resides in Morris Plains, New Jersey. For more information go to http://www.egglandsbest.com

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