Our first guest is Lifestyle Journalist TV Commentator Trae Bodge. Trae will be giving Gift Giving Tips for Mother’s Day. Mr. Bodge is an accomplished lifestyle journalist and TV commentator who specializes in smart shopping, personal finance, beauty, toys, parenting and retail. In addition to monthly “Best Buys” segments on CBS2 NY, Fox 5 NY and ABC/WJLA in DC, she has appeared on dozens of TV shows, including Rachael Ray, Inside Edition, CNBC and network affiliates nationwide. Trae has been named a Top Voice in Retail by LinkedIn and a top personal finance expert by GoBankingRates and FlexJobs. She is a contributing editor at Woman’s Day magazine and her writing and expert commentary have appeared in Forbes, USNews.com, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, MSN Money, Yahoo Finance and numerous others. For more information go to truetrae.com
Our next guest today is Meningitis survivor and GSK spokesperson Sheila Advento. She knows firsthand just how life-changing meningitis can be. After being in a coma for eight days, Sheila was forced to undergo amputations of both hands and both legs under the knee. This World Meningitis Day, the most important thing for parents to know is that there are two different types of vaccines and both are needed to help protect their adolescents and young adults against meningitis.
Joining Shelia Advento is Dr. Leonard Friedland, Vice President and Director, 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. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Alternate Industry Representative to the FDA Vaccines and Related Biologics Product Advisory Committee, and the Industry Representative Member on the Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee. He has published over 45 peer reviewed articles as well as book chapters on healthcare and vaccination topics during his career. For more information, please visit: www.meningitisb.com.
Dan Perkins our next guest is political commentator, Author,of both thrillers and children’s books. He is a Registered Investment Adviser, a Radio Personality who appears on over 1,100 radio stations. Mr. Perkins appears regularly on international TV talk shows, he is current events commentator for seven blogs, and a philanthropist with his foundation for American veterans, Songs and Stories for Soldiers, Inc. More information about him, his writings, and other works are available on his website, DanPerkins.guru
Joining Dan is Retired Brigadier General William Guy USAF/Chief Line Check Pilot B-777 Delta Airlines, Business Man, Entrepreneur, Air Council Member joins Dan today for a discussion on Veterans. General Guy works tirelessly works for Veterans and their families through all the organisations he is affiliated with in the Dallas Fort Worth region.