WWLN1080AM /WDZY1290AM /103.3FM KWDF 840AM/99.7FM/WBRI1500 AM&WBRI 96.7 FM 01/25/2020

Our first guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

 

Andrea Smith talks us from the CES 2020 for a look at what’s buzzing at this year’s show. Microsoft is back at this year’s show showing us how the latest laptops, tablets and mobile devices are able to keep us connected.  Andrea talks to us about an array of computers explaining their latest capabilities and some of the new innovations you didn’t know about.

Andrea Smith, contributor to NBC.com, is an award-winning news and technology journalist. She spent over two decades as technology producer at ABC News and was Lifestyle Channel Editor at Mashable.  She has appeared as a guest expert in technology segments on ABC’s World News Now, Good Morning America Now, and ABC affiliated Radio and TV stations across the U.S. and continues to lend her tech expertise in segments for WABC-TV and CNBC. Andrea also enjoys mentoring young women starting out in the business world and is a recipient of the 2015 Women in CE Legacy Award.

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W4CY Thursday 1/23/2020 & 1/26 W4VET

Our guest today is Stephen Willeford is the “good guy with a gun” who helped end the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history in 2017 that left 26 dead and 20 more injured in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Willeford, who lives only 100 yards from the front door of the church, engaged the assailant who had opened fire inside. Upon hearing the gunshots, Stephen immediately ran outside with his firearm, barefoot, and called out to the shooter. His actions successfully drew the attention of the assailant who exited the church to engage Willeford. After taking two shots to the body armor, the assailant jumped into his vehicle, fired more shots at Willeford, and attempted to flee the scene. As the killer entered his car, Willeford shot the assailant twice, and fired two more shots at the vehicle as it fled the scene.

Stephen Willeford then recruited Johnnie Langendorff, a nearby witness who was at a stop sign in his truck, who let Willeford into his vehicle. The two chased after the shooter in Langendorff’s truck for 11 miles, reaching speeds up to 95 mph, when the assailant lost control of his vehicle and crashed in a ditch. After standing sentry at the crash with his firearm for seven minutes, police arrived on scene, and relieved Willeford. The shooter was pronounced dead in his vehicle after the crash.

Since that fateful day, many officials, including Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt Jr., United States Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Senate and even the President and Vice President of the United States have called Willeford a hero.

After the First Baptist church massacre, Texas lawmakers changed the law to allow licensed handgun owners to legally carry weapons into places of worship, and Willeford has been instrumental in advising policies in Texas to allow citizens to better protect themselves.

A native of Sutherland Springs, Texas, Stephen Willeford was raised in a family of five on a dairy farm near the First Baptist Church. He is the fourth generation to live on a few hundred acres of land in Wilson County. Stephen has always relied on his faith to guide his life, and his deep roots in Sutherland Springs are a product of his family’s commitment to their community. An avid sportsman, Stephen began shooting at a young age and honed his shooting skills by participating in shooting competitions as he grew older. He made sure his three children were trained in gun safety, passing along his expertise. For more information on Stephen go to his twitter account at :Stephen Willeford @GoodGunGuyWille

 

Our next guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

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Fairfax Channel 36 9/24/2019

Our first guest today is April Schneider, Head of Consumer and Small Business Products at Bank of America, soon millions of parents who have children who are working summer jobs, are preparing to head off to college or simply hanging out, it’s an ideal time to help their kids get savvy about their finances.

April will share key tips to help parents prepare their children for financial success. Additionally, as Bank of America was recently named “Best Bank for College Students,” April will provide guidance on the newest products, tools and services available for students returning to and on the road to college. For more information, please visit: www.bankofamerica.com/student-banking/

 

Our next guest is John Barker, President and CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA), he will discuss HR 582 and its devastating effects on small, family-owned restaurants and their employees who would face higher labor costs and possibly forced to reduce employee hours. He’ll also give some common-sense tips to the minimum wage issue that reflects the economic realities of Ohio.

Congress recently introduced legislation titled the “Raise the Wage Act” (H.R. 582/S.150) that would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour by 2024 and would index it to median wage growth thereafter eliminating the tip credit. $15 in New York is not $15 in Ohio so a “one size fits all” approach to this issue could severely cripple restaurants leading to job losses, shift reductions and even closings. The bill also eliminates the tip credit where current tipped employees average $19-$25 per hour.  If the tip credit ends, employees will likely earn less than now. For more information please go to www.restaurant.org 

 

Our next guest is Priscilla Rodriguez, Executive Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board. She will discuss how The College Board Provides Tips on SAT Prep, College Planning & How to Earn College Board Opportunity Scholarships.  She leads the organization’s work on extending access to college for students through scholarships, including the development of the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program. Prior to joining the College Board, Priscilla was an SVP at the Poses Family Foundation, where she led the Webby-winning resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, Understood.org. Priscilla is a first-generation American of Colombian and German heritage and a graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard Business School.

 

Our next guest is Dr. Donna McCree, associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention she will talk about the critical role of increasing HIVtesting as part of the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic and what everyone can do to support this goal.

 

Dr. Donna McCree, associate director for health equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Preventionis at the forefront and hears countless stories from patients about their struggles with the high cost of cancer care. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society finds the cost of care is a barrier to access critical treatment for blood cancer patients.   Some patients are forgoing or delaying cancer treatment due to high out-of-pocket costs. Ms. Lee will discuss how patients are affected by the high cost of cancer, how LLS is working to drive change that will help lower the cost burden, and other ways LLS helps patients and families affected by blood cancer.