Fairfax Radio 2/1/2022 8:00 AM Drive time

Our first guest is Dr. Scott Curry, Assistant Professor and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina, he will discuss the impact of the Omicron variant and ways to stay healthy as we spend more time indoors during the winter months. He will also address myths and misinformation about vaccines, clarify the need for and timing of boosters, and provide insights on any other COVID-related topic.

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread across the nation and cases surge, hospitals are filling up again, mostly with unvaccinated people. Vaccines continue to decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID. Being boosted offers the best defense. Yet, many people who are eligible for a booster have not yet gotten one. More Americans can get strong protection with the recent authorization of vaccines and boosters for younger children. It is so important to be protected for you and your family. For more information please visit www.vaccines.gov

Raymond C PierceRaymond Pierce and Meagan Crowe of the Southern Education Foundation. They discuss the full results of the “EVES” report, statistics on the inequity that exists in American education, and how to help.

As President and CEO of the Southern Education Foundation, Raymond C. Pierce leads the organization’s historic mission of advancing educational opportunities for African AmericanMeagan Crowe students, other students of color, and students and students from low-income families in the southern states. Since joining SEF in January 2018, Pierce has focused the organization on policy research, education legislation, and leadership development.

Meagan Crowe is Senior Research and Policy Analyst for the Southern Education Foundation where she plays a lead role in using research and data to highlight trends and current inequities in education, elevate promising solutions, and create compelling narratives to advise policymakers, practitioners, and stakeholders. For more information please visit www.southerneducation.org

A lifelong resident of Western Hamilton County, State Representative Bill Seitz has worked to represent the best interests of the Greater Cincinnati area at the Statehouse. Known for his colorful floor speeches and legal acumen, in a 2016 ranking of all 132 legislators published by Columbus Monthly Magazine, Seitz was rated best speechmaker, savviest, funniest, and most knowledgeable and was also recognized as second most effective and hardest working. He has put these talents to good use on issues that matter to his constituents.

Seitz began his public service career as a member of the Cincinnati Board of Education and the St. Antoninus Parish Education Commission. He was twice elected Green Township Trustee, where he also served as President of the Hamilton County Township Association. He has never forgotten his local government roots. For more information or to write to Representative Seitz go to Rep30@ohio house.com