WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 11-18-2017

Our first  guest is Jason Beard – Senior Manager, Educational Testing Service, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and Erica Caboni they discuss  a Program that seeks to grow Louisiana’s work Force. and Workready U is designed to provide educational opportunity to the Under-educated and Under-employed Citizens of Louisiana.

Jason C. Beard, Senior Manager, ETS HiSET® Program, works to promote the HiSET® exam and to work strategically with states to improve adult-learner outcomes. Prior to joining ETS, Jason served as Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education in the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development where he oversaw a 30 percent increase in high school equivalency graduates. Jason is active in community service as a nonprofit board member and volunteer. He earned his B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.

Erica Carboni is 30 years old with 2 children, Summer (12) and John Jr. (10). She’s been married to her husband, John for 13 years. She loves hunting, fishing, watching her children play sports and spending time outdoors with her family. She dropped out of high school at 16 years old when she got pregnant. After 12 years, she decided to finish what she had started. She had to make herself believe it wasn’t too late to go back. So that’s what she did. She graduated on October 29, 2016. Erica took her test prep classes at Livingston Parish Adult Education Center in Walker, Louisiana. “Getting my diploma meant freedom, independence and most of all respect for myself.”

 

Our next guest Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD will discuss the Topic: This Thanksgiving Make Sure Your Parents’ 2018 Medicare Part D Plan Is the One That’s Best for Them — Medicare Open Enrollment Ends December 7th. Gathering with family this Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to give thanks, but it’s also a great time to review 2018 Medicare plan offerings with your loved ones to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. Medicare Part D plans offerings (which cover prescription medications) change each year, so it’s important to re-evaluate plans during Open Enrollment to make sure your parents and loved ones have access to their medications in 2018.

Becky Rabbitt is a Medicare Part D expert with Express Scripts. Rebecca will offer tips on how to make the most of the Thanksgiving holiday to help seniors in your family explore and choose the right Medicare Part D plan for their prescription and budget needs. With Open Enrollment ending December 7, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers still have time to learn what they could be doing to make the right choice for them and their family. Becky Rabbit will offer helpful resources, including:

Rebecca Rabbitt, PharmD, has played an integral role in the development of Express Scripts’ Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and suite of Medicare services and solutions for clients. As vice president, Medicare solutions, she leads the team responsible for helping health plans implement effective pharmacy management solutions for their Medicare and Medicaid populations. Her knowledge of CMS guidelines helps clients improve their CMS Star Ratings.

Rebecca holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and has completed a clinical residency at The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. For more information go to www.roadmapformedicare.com and www.medicare.gov.

WCVX 1160 AM 11-18-2017

Our first guest is Steve Rowley, Executive VP of Cox Business. He discusses how Small Business Saturday is quickly becoming a holiday tradition of its own. By planning, making the event memorable, wowing your customers, and providing good times all around, your business will be sure to reap the benefits.

November 25th is Small Business Saturday, which provides an opportunity for consumers to support small businesses in their communities. For many small businesses, that day sets the tone for their holiday season and has the potential to significantly impact their annual revenues.

Stephen M. Rowley serves as Executive Vice President of Cox Business. He oversees the strategic direction of the fastest growing business unit of Cox Communications, including all marketing, operations, sales, product development and partnership initiatives. Prior to leading Cox Business he was the Vice President of sales and field operations for Cox Business’ western U.S. markets where he served as the chief liaison between corporate headquarters and the western markets with oversight on local strategic planning, sales performance, marketing, back office, customer installations and capital investment.  For more information go to Cox.com

 

Our guest today are Rusty Robertson , SU2C Co-Founder & member of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA).  Today they will talk about  CVS Health launching  the fourth consecutive in-store fundraising campaign at locations nationwide to benefit. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and its ongoing efforts to accelerate the pace of cancer research. More than $15 million for Stand Up To Cancer has been raised by CVS since 2014. These critical funds have helped SU2C to develop new effective treatments such as the immunotherapy CAR T therapy which was recently approved by FDA for treatment of a type of pediatric leukemia, known as acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This first success could lead to similar treatments for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers. SU2C has supported developments of treatments that received an FDA “breakthrough therapy” designation for advanced breast cancer as well as an FDA approval for pancreatic cancer.

 

Joining the discussion is Karen Taphorn, SU2C Survivor Ambassador. Karen was first diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in 2011 and was treated with surgery. One year later, the cancer returned and the lymph nodes down one side of her leg had to be removed. Five months later, after scans, her cancer was found to have metastasized to her hip and there were 24 tumors in her lungs. The standard chemotherapy options were limited and not very effective and the five-year survival rate for metastatic melanoma was about 10 to 15 percent. Karen’s doctors, researchers in the Stand Up To Cancer – Cancer Research Institute Immunology Dream Team enrolled her in a clinical, a combination of the immunotherapy drugs Yervoy and Opdivo. Two years after Karen completed treatment in this SU2C clinical trial, she continues to show “no evidence of disease.” For more information go to CVS.com

 

Our next guest is Jason Beard – Senior Manager, Educational Testing Service, High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and Erica Caboni they discuss  a Program that seeks to grow Louisiana’s work Force. and Workready U is designed to provide educational opportunity to the Under-educated and Under-employed Citizens of Louisiana.

Jason C. Beard, Senior Manager, ETS HiSET® Program, works to promote the HiSET® exam and to work strategically with states to improve adult-learner outcomes. Prior to joining ETS, Jason served as Assistant Commissioner for Adult Education in the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development where he oversaw a 30 percent increase in high school equivalency graduates. Jason is active in community service as a nonprofit board member and volunteer. He earned his B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University and his J.D. from the University of Memphis.

 

Erica Carboni is 30 years old with 2 children, Summer (12) and John Jr. (10). She’s been married to her husband, John for 13 years. She loves hunting, fishing, watching her children play sports and spending time outdoors with her family. She dropped out of high school at 16 years old when she got pregnant. After 12 years, she decided to finish what she had started. She had to make herself believe it wasn’t too late to go back. So that’s what she did. She graduated on October 29, 2016. Erica took her test prep classes at Livingston Parish Adult Education Center in Walker, Louisiana. “Getting my diploma meant freedom, independence and most of all respect for myself.”

 

Our final guest is Juliet Holt Klinger, she is the Senior Director of Dementia Care for Brookdale Senior Living and specializes in person-centered programs for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia’s.b Brookdale is the nation’s largest senior living provider.
Juliet will also invite readers to download a journal in which those with Alzheimer’s Disease can share with their families things that they need to know once they can no longer communicate to them.

Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. The diagnosis can be devastating. Patients worry they will forget the simple things that used to bring them joy like friends and family, hobbies and memories.
There are currently 5.5 million Americans living with the disease.
Research shows that friendships and a strong social circle have a dramatic impact on quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s. Socialization has been shown to help slow down memory loss and can be important to fighting Alzheimer’s. For more information go to //www.brookdale.com or go to Alzheimer’s.org

W4Cy & W4VET 11-16-2017

Our first guest is Dominique Ciccarelli, Ed. M. – Education Expert Kumon North America. She give advice to parents on how to lessen math anxiety. Instilling confidence early is one key factor. Math skills at kindergarten entry can predict later math achievement.

Dominique Ciccarelli is the education spokesperson for Kumon North America and has been featured on television and radio news programs nationwide. She began her tenure with Kumon eight years ago as the director of a company-owned center in New York City instructing 200 students. Ms. Ciccarelli went on to launch a revamped training program for Kumon Instructors in the United States and Canada. Using her prior experience in qualitative research for an education non-profit, she then spearheaded new research of instruction in the Kumon Reading program. Ms. Ciccarelli holds a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University. For more information go to Kumon.com

 

 

Our second guest is Susan Chan, Feng Shui expert, Susan shares energy-enhancing tips for the work space so employees to stay healthy this cold and flu season

According to the CDC, the flu virus can live for up to 48 hours after being left behind on a surface. Considering the office is one of the most common places to catch the flu, ensuring employees have access to surface cleaning wipes and hand sanitizers can be the first line of defense in flu prevention. More than 73 percent of people catch the flu at work, yet less than half of employers provide disinfecting wipes to protect against germs, and according to the 2017 Workplace Survey by Staples, 80 percent of employees believe that employers have a responsibility to keep them mentally and physically well. Beyond cleanliness, the survey found that nearly 50 percent of employees believe that their office design helps contribute to their feelings of health and wellness.

Susan Chan, Certified Feng Shui Consultant and Coach, is based in NYC. Using signature techniques, she works with individuals to help them find optimal flow in their spaces and lives using the power of Feng Shui and space energetics. Susan has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Asian Americans and other renowned international publications and shares her love of Feng Shui in her monthly newsletter at www.FengShuiCreative.com/blog.

 

 

Our third guest is Isaac C. Flanagan, General Manager of Canopy he discusses the  New Start-Up Subscription Company  that Makes it Simple to Change Air Filters. Mr. Flanagan talks about tips for improving the health of your home as we enter the fall season. Isaac can help families breathe easier with tips on when and why air filters should be changed as well as give insight to the startling results of the survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.

Though clean air is essential for a family’s health and well being, it is too often overlooked. A staggering 58% of people do not change their home’s air filters when they should — and even worse, one in four Americans have never replaced their air filter. Why? Most underestimate the dangers of indoor pollutants and changing air filters, which many people don’t see or think of, is low on the list when juggling life’s busy responsibilities.  For more information please visit canopyair.com.

 

 

Jeffrey Fernandez, Medicare Vice President, Humana discusses what you need to know about Medicare Advantage Enrollment. Annual Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans is October 15 through December 7, with Plans Going into Effect January 1, 2018

Jeffrey Fernandez currently serves as Vice President, Western Segment for the Medicare Advantage plans at Humana, which includes P/L responsibility for 16 Western states (WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, UT, AZ, CO, NM, KS, OK, TX, MO, AR, LA, MS).

Previously, he served as the VP for the Central Division and started his career in the Medicare Advantage space as the Regional President of the Gulf States Region (Louisiana and Mississippi). Prior to his roles focusing on Medicare Advantage, Jeff was Vice President of Provider Operations for Humana’s Gulf States Region, which included responsibility for all provider contracting and relations. He started his career with Humana in 2005 as Director of Provider contracting in Louisiana.  For more information, please visit: www.humana.com/Medicare and http://www.Medicare.gov.