W4CY & W4VET 01-04-2017

Our guest s today are Karen Cierzan, vice president behavioral health, Cigna and Allison Jaslow, executive director, Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) will explain the challenges our military veterans and their caregivers encounter when they return home from war zones and what kind of support they need to ease the transition to life in back home. The confidential support line is available to veterans regardless of their insurance provider and staffed by licensed behavioral health specialists, some of whom are veterans themselves and all of whom have been trained on the unique and often difficult experiences both veterans and their caregivers often face. Help Make Vets Holiday Joyful: New Help for Vets suffering from PTSD & Opioid Dependency.  For more information go to Cigna.com


Allison Jaslow is Executive Director for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA). In this role, Allison focuses on policy, external communications, IAVA’s Washington DC operations and is our primary spokesperson for IAVA’s groundbreaking #SheWhoBorneTheBattle campaign and other policy initiatives.




Mr. Loren Shook : Silverado President, CEO, Chairman and Co-founder, Co-Author of the newly-released book, “New Possibilities in Memory Care: The Silverado Story. Mr. Shook discuss some of the latest research and innovations that can truly change the lives of patients, families and caregivers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 66 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common form of dementia.  Although there is no cure, there is hope: new studies show there are techniques to enhance the quality of life and slow the progression of the disease. For more information, go to: silverado.com/newpossibilities



Our first guests today are Dr. Leonard Friedland, VP, director of 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.

Prior to his work at GSK, Dr. Friedland was Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Friedland studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and conducted his residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, also in Philadelphia.



Joining Dr. Friedland is Serese Marotta, Chief Operating Officer, Families Fighting Flu. They will discuss Protecting your family from Flu this Winter. Serese Marotta is the Chief Operating Officer of Families Fighting Flu. In October 2009, her 5-year-old son, Joseph, died as a result of complications of influenza. Both Serese and her husband, Joe, are strong advocates for influenza vaccination and every year they get themselves and their daughter vaccinated against the flu. www.familiesfightingflu.org

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W4Cy & W4VET 11-09-2017

Our guest is  D.R. “Buck” Montgomery Stuntman – Actor, Artist and Story Teller his subject is American Western history and culture to how it was portrayed not only in his career but in the L.Ron  Hubbard’s stories.

D.R. Buck Montgomery’s (or Dr. Buck as most know him) sense for adventure and pursuit of interesting and varied careers are undeniably the influence of his favorite role model… an adventurer, photographer and story teller…his father.
At the early age of seven, his father passed on one simple word of advice that would forever be his inspiration and life long quest…”If you don’t have stories to tell, it means you haven’t lived life”.
His “Stunt” career started while working as an Animator at Disney Studios. On a visit to the Back Lots , a second unit person approached Buck and simply asked the question, “Can you fall off a horse kid?”…followed with, “It pays $50 bucks”. Thus began another chapter in his growing book of “story telling”.
Just A Few Of Buck’s Screen Credits Include:
“The Sacketts” ~ 1979 ~ Doubled Tom Selleck ~ Stunts
The “Long Riders” ~ 1980 ~ Doubled Bob Carradine ~ Running atop a moving train ~ Stunts (See Below)
Willie Nelson’s “Barbarosa” ~ 1982 ~ Stunts
“Shadow Riders” ~ 1982 ~ Stunts
Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider” ~ 1985 ~ Doubled Eastwood, California location ~ Stunts
“Back To The Future III” ~ 1990 ~ Stunts
“Bonanza -The Return” ~ 1993 ~ Stunts
“Bonanza -Under Attack” ~ 1995 ~ Stunts (worked with Leonard “Spock” Nimoy, providing Buck with a most amazing tale to add to his ever growing book of stories.
C-BAR & Bannock ~ Recently filmed…and Acted in. (Memorizing Dialog…harder that getting drug by a horse)
Oh, and had the gun shot out of his hand, by Roy Rogers, during a Live Show! Great Story! He is also currently in post production stages on his own feature film project, “Best Laid Plans”, a “true” old west story about Murder, Man Hunt and Lost Treasure that made headlines in the New York Times in… 1892!…About a guy named…Buck Montgomery…REALLY! It’s easy to see that Buck listened to his father… He’s lived life! …and has the stories to prove it! For more information on www.galaxypress.com


Jodi Grant, Executive Director, Afterschool Alliance is our next guest she discusses  the importance of afterschool programs for students, families and communities and the ways they help students succeed in school and in life. Since 2005, Jodi Grant has been Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance, a non-profit public awareness and advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs. Jodi graduated from Yale University with honors and received her law degree from Harvard University. She currently serves on the Board of Partners for Livable Communities and is a Trustee of America’s Promise. She lives with her husband and two children in Bethesda, Maryland.




Joining Jodi is Sage Learn of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  Sage Learn joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in February 2015 and is responsible for providing ongoing leadership in the planning and implementation of work related to BGCA Government Relations policy and advocacy efforts.  Her advocacy portfolio includes but is not limited to; education, health, nutrition, safety, character development and Native issues. She has 13 years of government relations experience, prior to BGCA, working as Government Affairs Manager with the National Recreation and Park Association.  Sage also worked as a consultant on Government Relations issues that relate to health and fitness, spent six years working for Nike Government Relations and initially moved to Washington, D.C., to work for Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) with roles in both policy and communications.  Learn has a bachelor of science in Political Science from Portland State University and is former college runner.

Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. Participation in afterschool programs has increased in recent years, but the unmet demand is still huge. Today, for every child in an afterschool program, two more are waiting to get in. Unmet demand is especially high in rural communities and communities of concentrated poverty. One in five students in the United States is unsupervised after the school day ends.

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. This year, 1 million people will join some 8,000 Lights On Afterschool events across the country and at U.S. military bases worldwide.

For more information please visit www.afterschoolalliance.org

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WSKY1230AM-WDZY1290AM/103.3FM- KWDF 840AM/99.7FM 05-27-2017

Our guest today is Jim Poolman, Executive Director, Indexed Annuity Leadership Council. He will discuss the  New IALC Survey and the results of the Study and why its so important.

Jim Poolman was elected twice to serve as North Dakota’s Insurance Commissioner. While Commissioner, Mr. Poolman worked to strengthen laws to protect citizens against insurance fraud. The scope of consumer protection widened, in North Dakota and nationally, by spearheading landmark legislation related to suitability of sales, life settlements amongst a host of others. Mr. Poolman held many leadership posts with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners during his tenure, serving as Chairman of the Life Insurance and Annuities Committee for 2 years and Vice President of the organization in 2004.

Before being elected Insurance Commissioner in 2000, Mr. Poolman served four terms in the North Dakota House of Representatives, and was a trust officer for the Bremer Bank system. In 2007, Poolman left his post to start an independent regulatory consulting practice. He advises insurance companies and producer clients on regulatory issues, and works with regulators on their behalf. Mr. Poolman also serves as the Executive Director of the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council. The IALC is a coalition of company and producer interests that have come together to raise the dialogue around fixed indexed annuities. Mr. Poolman and his wife Nicole, live in Bismarck, North Dakota, with their three children, Collin, Grace, and Nicholas.

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