Fairfax Radio 1/4/2022

Ed LinzOur first guest is Ed Linz with Part two of his story of his new book,  “They Never Threw Anything Away: Memories of the Great Depression by Americans Who Lived It.” The book is from the memories of 22 Americans who lived through The Great Depression in their own words. These people tell of their experiences gained while living during the social and economic chaos of that era. Tune in to hear about this wonderful new book and the stories within. Ed is a writer, retired military officer, and author of several books.

They Never Threw Anything Away is his fourth book. His earlier non-fiction works include Life Row, Team Teaching Science, and a novel, Hurtling to the Edge.  His interests include kayaking and  hiking (he recently “made it” to 15,000 feet on Mount Kilimanjaro).  He currently lives in Virginia and Maine. Ed encourages you to contact him via email at edlinz@edlinz.com, on Facebook, or on Twitter @edlinz65. His columns and book information can be found at www.edlinz.com.

Kevin CrainOur next guest is Kevin Crain Head of Retirement Research & Insights at Bank of America. Kevin will talk about why employees balancing working from and living at home and battling burnout, the “great resignation” is sweeping the country. As employees reevaluate priorities and consider alternate job opportunities, now is the time for employers to take another look at benefit offerings and workplace perks to best retain and attract top talent. Bank of America’s recent Workplace Benefits Report. Workplace benefits programs must go beyond financial topics, with employees saying their mental (60%), physical (54%), and financial (46%) health significantly impacts their overall well-being, yet only one-third of employers communicate about mental and physical health more than twice a year.  Offering comprehensive workplace benefits programs can be critical in demonstrating value to employees while also supporting them on their journey to wellness. For more information go to https://business.bofa.com/en-us/content/recruitment-strategies-for-hiring-retaining-talent.html

Dr. LaShawn McIverOur last guest is Dr. LaShawn McIver, MD; Director of the Office of Minority Health will discuss the importance of vaccinating children this winter against COVID-19 and flu and how eligible children and teens can obtain health coverage, including coverage of vaccines and other preventive services, through Medicaid and CHIP. Dr. McIver joined CMS as the Director of the Office of Minority Health in August 2020. She is a proven public health leader with experience in driving successful health initiatives and public policy efforts aimed at promoting health equity, improving health outcomes, increasing access to care, and promoting health system reform. To get more information, call 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-877-543-7669) or visit InsureKidsNow.gov

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