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7 minutes | May 1, 2021
Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach: Understanding Your Credit and Financial Health To Achieve Your Goals
Lynette Kahlfani-Cox joins me to talk about tools needed to better understand your credit and financial health. She will explain the facts and dispel the myths around credit scores and discuss how to develop a plan to achieve your financial goals and the “FICO Score Open Access” program, which enables over 200 financial institutions to share free access to FICO Scores used by lenders in credit decisions.
13 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Carla Grant Pickens, IBM Chief Diversity Officer: Neurodiversity
The issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace remain at the forefront of the national conversation. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened glaring inequalities around the world, especially when it comes to income and employment, access to health care, protection under the law, and political inclusion. My guest today is Carla Grant Pickens, IBM Chief Diversity Officer and we are going to talk about neurodiversity and how to bring new perspective and talent to your team by embracing a rainbow of thought.
20 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Norman Bacal: Author of Take Charge-Part 2-Tackling Fear, Failure and Risk
Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. Last week we spoke about his book, Take Charge, The Skills to Drive Professional Success. I asked him to come back to talk about how to tackle fear, failure, and risk.
31 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
NORMAN BACAL: Author of “Take Charge-The Skills to Drive Professional Success”
Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. He joins me now to talk about his book, Take Charge-The Skills to Drive Professional Success.
21 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
NORMAN McCOMBS: Author of “A Reason To Be”
In 2011, author Norman McCombs stood outside the East Wing of the White House before receiving the National Medal of Technology from President Obama, he asked himself a simple question: How did I come from the circumstances of my birth to the steps of the White House? After losing his wife to a battle with Alzheimer’s, McCombs was left devastated until a chance encounter with a sharp, compassionate librarian named Suzy Hamilton on the steps of the New York Public Library shakes him from the throes of grief, and encourages him to research his ancestry. The result? A Reason To Be, his historical novel, a poignant tale of loss, hope and the transcendent power of the love that binds us to one another.
9 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Craig J. Lewis, Founder and CEO of Gig Wage: Financial Tips & Tools to Help Americans Make Ends Meet Financially
According to the FDIC, 7.1 million U.S. households were unbanked in 2019, meaning they do not use banks or banking institutions at all, and nearly 12 percent were STILL utilizing expensive methods like check cashers, money orders, and bill pay services to access the cash they need. My guest is Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO of Gig Wage – a fast-growing FinTech start-up exclusively focused on bringing better financial tools to the 65-75 million people in the gig workforce.
32 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
John Wang and Aldrin Enis: Coalition to Address Rise in Hate Crimes of Asian American's and Pacific Islanders
The recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans is extremely troubling. A coalition of The Asian American Business Development Center, US Black Chambers, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and 100 Black Men issued an open letter to America’s CEO’s along with a CEO Pledge to address the issues rise in hate crimes, discrimination and harassment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. My guests are John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center, and Aldrin K. Enis, President of 100 Black Men of NYC.
6 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Dr. Ragen McGowan, Pet Behavior Scientist: Tips to Address Pet's Separation Anxiety and Create a Smooth Transition Into the Post-Pandemic World
The pandemic has kept many of us at home, making our furry friends some of the happiest members in the household. On the flip side, some of our pets are probably counting down the days until kids go back to school and offices reopen so they can have the house to themselves again! Either way, as we look to leave the house more, it’s important for families to start preparing their pets for this transition period. Pet Behavior Scientist at Purina, DR. RAGEN MCGOWAN has Tips to help address separation anxiety and create a smooth transition into the post-pandemic world.
8 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Holly Robinson Peete: Importance of An Inclusive Workforce
In the United States, approximately 6.5 million people have autism, an intellectual and/or developmental differences. And, of these adults, an astounding 8 out of 10 with developmental differences are unemployed because of the lack of job opportunities in their communities, despite having the skill sets and expertise to excel in the workplace. Author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete joins me to talk about how we can all work together to build a more inclusive workforce in our communities.
11 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Dr. Michael Ruchim, Gastroenterology Specialist at Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center, and his patient, former NHL All-Star Eddie Olczyk: Colorectal Cancer Awareness
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which is a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and early detection. The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center has developed a leading, comprehensive colonoscopy quality improvement program focused on improving screening rates and ensuring that all patients who undergo screening colonoscopy get the highest quality care. We talk about the importance of regular screening, what the signs and symptoms may be and strides made in treatments.
22 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Tom Lewis: Author of Solid Ground, A Foundation For Winning in Work and Life
What does a successful life look like? More importantly, how can one lay a solid ground on which to build that life? Tom Lewis, founder and CEO of T.W. Lewis Company, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based real estate investment company, takes on these questions and challenges popular myths about what it means to live a fruitful life.
38 minutes | Mar 28, 2021
Art Rios: Author of Let's Talk
Can you look back at your life and say you have no regrets? Are you bogged down by the meaningless complexities of the world? In his witty, conversational book, Let’s Talk, debut author Art Rios wants to make sure his readers know that it’s never too late to make your life exciting, easier, and exceptional.
26 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
Dr. Kevin L. Schewe: Author of BAD LOVE TIGERS
Dr. Kevin L. Schewe, a board-certified cancer specialist who has been in the private practice of radiation oncology for over 33 years, is an entrepreneur, and author of Bad Love Tigers a sequel to this first novel Bad Love Strikes. He chronicles the adventures of 1970's teenagers time-traveling through a dark time in history, with the adventurous hope of youth, laced with the unforgettable music of the 1960s and 1970s.
26 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
Scott Andrew: Author of The Rugged Entrepreneur, What Every Disruptive Business Leader Should Know
According to serial entrepreneur Scott Andrew, “Success is yours if you want it to be,” who along with wife Daphne, has built more than thirty different national and international businesses in the multi-million-dollar playing field. Now he’s telling you how he did it, in his new book, The Rugged Entrepreneur, What Every Disruptive Business Leader Should Know.
15 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Ingrid Newkirk: PETA Founder and President and Author of AnimalKind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion
Since Ingrid Newkirk founded PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in 1980, it has become an unstoppable force and the largest animal rights organization in the world. She joins me now to talk about her latest book Animal-kind explores the richness of animals’ lives, talents, emotions, and intelligence, and how we humans can act to prevent harming them.
13 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Gwen Samuel:President and Founder,Connecticut Parents Union
The COVID pandemic has created unprecedented circumstances for our schools and our students. My guest is President and Founder of the Connecticut Parents Union Gwen Samuel we talk about their #GetSchooled campaign and the community’s overwhelming support for innovative public schools.
12 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Laura Ortiz-Ravick and Kelvin Yates: Multiple Myeloma, Second Most Common Blood Cancer in U.S. More Prevalent in African Americans
Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the U.S. and the most prevalent among African Americans. It is also the blood cancer with the greatest racial disparity in incidence and prevalence; Black Americans are not only at twice the risk of developing this type of cancer when compared to white Americans and other ethnic groups, they are also more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age.My guests are Laura Ortiz-Ravick, Senior Manager of Outreach & Health Promotion at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and myeloma survivor Kelvin Yates.
6 minutes | Mar 6, 2021
Jamie Gwen: Celebrity Chef Provides Tips on the Best Foods to Stock Your Freezer
With many families having everyone home for every meal, many are looking for unique meal ideas and bold flavors to mix up meal planning. Look no further than the frozen food aisle at your local supermarket. Chef Jamie Gwen joins me now with some of the most useful items to keep in your freezer and provide tips on how to turn them into a unique and satisfying meal.
8 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Dr. James Tumlin and Victoria Gibbs: Nephritis, a Debilitating Kidney Disease Disproportionately Affecting African Americans
Lupus nephritis or LN is a debilitating kidney disease that disproportionally affects the Black community, partially due to Black individuals being at a much higher risk of developing severe manifestations following a systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE diagnosis. Joining me to talk about the challenges of living with and treating LN, the racial disparities currently present in the healthcare system, and the future landscape for the treatment of LN, Dr. James Tumlin, Professor of Medicine, Emory University and founder and medical director of the NephroNet Clinical Trials Consortium and Victoria Gibbs, a meditation and yoga instructor, wellness influencer and LN patient.
13 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Dr. Arnold Bullock and Dr. Lannis Hall: What Black Men Should Know About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men in the U.S., it is more common, aggressive and deadly among Black men, compared to other racial groups. In fact, one in seven Black men will be diagnosed with the disease. Surgeon and urologist, Dr. Arnold Bullock and radiation oncologist Dr. Lannis Hall join me with important information on what all men, especially Black men, should know about prostate cancer.
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