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October 12, 2020 29 min
• William Schaffner, MD, National Foundation Infectious Disease Medical Director discussed influenza vaccine coverage data from the 2019-2020 US influenza season. He highlighted the importance of influenza and pneumococcal disease prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic and why most everybody should be getting a flu shot this year. • Jessica Levinson – Professor of Election Law at Loyola Law School and Contributor to NBC News THI...
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October 5, 2020 29 min
• Carolyn Reynolds, co-founder of the Pandemic Action Network, discussed the present state of COVID-19 in the US. Reynolds talked about winter preparations during the pandemic and how to interpret all the new information coming out potential vaccines. • Steve Vladek, Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law & Executive Editor of Just Security & Senior Editor of the Lawfare blog – Vladek provided perspectiv...
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September 28, 2020 29 min
• Kate Dischino, VP of emergency programs and Americares preparedness discussed response and recovery programs in the U.S. and around the world related to wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters. Dischino is responsible for deploying emergency response teams, coordinating large scale deliveries of medicines and relief supplies and implementing recovery programs that restore health services for disaster survivors. She ta...
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September 21, 2020 29 min
Guests this week: • John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. Sykes discussed the iHeartMedia Why I’m Voting campaign along with the aid of musicians, athletes, cultural influencers and others to share what matters to them the most in the upcoming election season. Listeners will also submit reasons for voting. Why I’m Voting will run across all of iHeartMedia platforms and markets through election day, ...
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September 14, 2020 29 min
o Daniel Nigro is the Commissioner of the Fire Department of New York. He discussed how 9/11 is being remembered in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The FDNY has increased the size of its World Trade Center memorial wall at its Brooklyn headquarters as they prepare to add the names of 27 more members who died of illnesses linked to the toxic air at Ground Zero during the rescue and recovery efforts. o Stephen Siller is the C...
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September 10, 2020 29 min
• David Paine is the president and co-founder of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, (“9/11 Day”). • Jay S. Winuk is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker and public relations executive. He is the co-founder of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, (“9/11 Day”). On September 11, 2001, Jay lost his younger brother Glenn J. Winuk, an attorney and volunteer firefighter/EMT, who ran fr...
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Guests this week are: • Dr. John Kelly, Director of the Harvard Institute on Recovery: Leading researcher on recovery and very good at explaining the disease and its impact. • Jan Brown (Executive Director of GRI): Jan has worked with many families and can speak to all the signs, the reactions, the challenges and the hope for recovery and how communities can support people in early recovery. She is also in long term recovery fro...
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o John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. Sykes discussed the iHeartMedia Why I’m Voting campaign along with the aid of musicians, athletes, cultural influencers and others to share what matters to them the most in the upcoming election season. Listeners will also submit reasons for voting. Why I’m Voting will run across all of iHeartMedia platforms and markets through election day November 3rd. Listen...
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This week we discuss World Mask Week and what it means as well as how schools can best serve their students this fall during the pandemic.
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Guests this week are: ​Dr. Leslie Beitsch, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine at Florida State University – How our behaviors have changed during the pandemic and how to handle certain stressful situations ---- Ken Paulson, Director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University – How the First Amendment deals with protesting and what gets said social media​
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Dr. Leslie Beitsch, Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Social Medicine at Florida State University – How our behaviors have changed during the pandemic and how to handle certain stressful situation. Ken Paulson, Director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University – How the First Amendment deals with protesting and what gets said social media
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July 27, 2020 30 min
This week's guests: • Dr. Beth Cameron, Vice President of Global Biological Policy and Programs at NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative) – She is Vice President of Global Biological Policy and Programs at NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative) and formerly the senior director of global health security and biodefense on the White House National Security Council staff. NTI is a partner in the Pandemic Action Network. Dr. Cameron discussed th...
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• Dr. Judy Monroe, former Deputy Director of the CDC, current President & CEO of the CDC Foundation, and an advisor to the Pandemic Action Network – How the CDC Foundation is helping in the fight against COVID-19 and Dr. Monroe’s analysis of the impact of the virus itself • Jarrod Bernstein, former Obama administration counter terrorism and community outreach official, and former chief spokesman for the New York City office of ...
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Guests: • Dr. Ali Nouri - President of the Federation of American Scientists: Update on current COVID-19 outbreak & an explainer on what certain metrics mean (positivity rate, mortality rate, etc.) • Derrell Bradford - Executive Vice President of 50CAN: The different challenges schools face as they plan to reopen and possible solutions for a safe reopening
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July 6, 2020 29 min
Steps the public need to take this July 4th weekend to stop the spread of COVID-19, with an emphasis on cloth face coverings and distance. Then, resources for kids and parents to help kids stay engaged and learning and avoid the summer slide. Guests: Michael Bell, deputy director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC and Aaron Dworkin, CEO of National Summer Learning Association
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More on the Coronavirus pandemic; The African-American vote in 2020; Driving public awareness on these and other issues. Guests are: o Gabrielle Fitzgerald – co-founder of the Pandemic Action Network and CEO of Panorama Global. o Dominik Whitehead- National Civic Engagement Director - NAACP. o Heidi Arthur-Chief Campaign Development Officer Ad Council.
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June 23, 2020 30 min
This week's guests are: o Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Pandemic Action Network - Discussing the urgency of acting now on the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in 12 cities. He talks about the upcoming flu season and why getting a flu vaccine in the fall is more important than ever. o Dr. Michael Lomax, President & CEO of the United Negro College Fund - Discusses...
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June 16, 2020 29 min
This week we discuss policing in America with, among others, Rev. Shane Harris from the People's Alliance for Justice. Then we take a look at the latest on the coronavirus pandemic
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June 9, 2020 29 min
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month has pushed the issues of racism and justice reform to the forefront. Law enforcement, government, business and community leaders are having to address issues that have long existed. In this episode, we discuss these issues with Rev. Shane Harris fro the People's Alliance for Justice and Tony Young from RISE San Diego.
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June 2, 2020 30 min
Topics covered this week include: information for businesses beginning to reopen, how COVID-19 could impact the 2020 election and how America is preparing for the combination of natural disasters and coronavirus​. We discuss these topics with our guests: President & CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, Chloe Demrovsky; Executive Director at the Center for Election Innovation and Research, David Becker; Former Chief...
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