Our first guest is Daniel Tomlinson, the VP of Advancement at CompassCare, who served for 12 years. He will discuss the latest election and victory for key candidates and what others could’ve done better to win their races for Senate and House seats. He explains why how supporting abortion helped key politicians win their races. Abortion has been a hot issue for many politicians following the overturning of Roe vs. Wade earlier this summer. But it also proved to be a key point in helping some of them win their respective Senate/House races. Daniel is passionate about resourcing the mission of CompassCare and educating the community on the equal value of every person. He and his wife have four children living outside Rochester, NY. CompassCare exists to help you make an informed decision based on facts about pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Pregnancy decisions are too important to leave your experience to a rushed, clinical conversation and a waiting room where you feel like a number. CompassCare Will Empower You, Not Pressure You. For more information, go to ErasingTheNeed.com.
Our second guest today is Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, senior science advisor on primate experimentation for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Today Dr. Engel discusses the Campaign to End Dangerous International Wildlife Trafficking Chain. She will discuss the group’s efforts to end experiments on monkeys, how the importation of monkeys is a serious threat to public health, how experiments on monkeys and other animals are failing human patients, and how listeners can get involved. The disease risk posed by the international monkey trade is so well-known that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) banned the importation of primates as “pets” in 1975, yet importation for experiments has continued. Given its disease threat—and the failure of invasive and traumatic experiments on animals to lead to treatments or cures for human diseases—PETA is calling on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the CDC to shut down the monkey-abduction pipeline and stop rolling out the red carpet for the next pandemic. For more information, go to www.peta.org.
Our third guest is Karl Haller, Partner, Consumer Center of Competency Leader at IBM Consulting. Today he will discuss this year’s holiday trends and how the changing demands of consumers have pushed retailers and travel providers to change their business strategies dramatically. The mix of rising prices and decreased inventory availability means that when consumers shop is just as important as where. Continuing the shift away from the traditional Black Friday start of the shopping season, about 58% of consumers plan to start holiday shopping before November. Almost two in three people plan to pre-order their products to get them on time with guaranteed prices, and 73% said they are considering sustainability when shopping for the holidays. Travel is also where consumers look to return to normal while mitigating any risk associated with potential price changes due to inflation and fluctuating gas prices. With even the best plans having disruption risks, the retail and travel industries are taking notice. Those embracing the uncertainty and leaning into technology like hybrid cloud and AI will win loyalty and sales this season. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/ibv.