Our first guest is Meaghan Thomas the morning meteorologist at WKRN TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Meaghan an author HEART OF HEARING founder of Non-Profit the Heart of Hearing, Inc. we will be discussing the new book and her Non-Profit today along with her story. Meaghan loves country music, working out, playing with my sweet Pomeranian Daisy and oh she wears hearing aids. She has been hard of hearing since she was little and can sometimes be self-conscious about it (especially when she asks someone to repeat something for the 5th time and still didn’t hear it). Even though she struggles sometimes, she wants to encourage you… encourage you today to embrace what makes you different & celebrate it! So, cheers to her ears & whatever makes you special!
Her book Heart of Hearing is an animated an entertaining story for children that encourages them to wear their aids. It highlights aspects of the world around us that would be missed if one chooses not to wear them and helps hearing children understand why we wear our aids. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the non-profit, The Heart of Hearing, Inc. created by the author, Meaghan Thomas. For more information go tohttps://www.theheartofhearing.org/
Our second 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
Our third guest is Dr. Lisa Jones-Engel, PETA’s senior science advisor on primate experimentation. She will discuss the scientific and public health consequences when monkeys are imported and bred by the National Primate Research Centers, and how listeners can get involved. WHY FEDERALLY-FUNDED PRIMATE LABORATORIES MUST CLOSE. Using chimpanzees didn’t work, using monkeys doesn’t work, yet taxpayers are still paying through the nose for monkeys to be imported and bred in the U.S., holding back useful research and posing a health threat.
A decade ago, a report from the National Academy of Sciences forced the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to concede that the use of chimpanzees—our closest primate relative—as “biomedical models” had failed to consistently accelerate new discoveries or lead to treatments for infectious diseases that plague humans. The program failed miserably. Paradoxically, in response, the federally funded National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs), increased their reliance on monkeys imported from Asia, Africa, and South America and, since then, the centers have failed to prevent or arrest the introduction and spread of harmful viruses, bacteria, and fungi in the laboratories, even though these pathogens can cause disease and death in the monkeys and spill over into human communities. For more information, please visit www.peta.org
Our last guest today is tourism expert and Nova Scotia native Pam Wamback will give her list of must-do Nova Scotia experiences. Are you ready to dip your toe back into travel but unsure of where to go? American travelers looking for a destination rich with culture, cuisine, and outdoor adventure don’t need to go far. Atlantic Canada is easily accessible from the Northeast, offering an abundance of wide-open spaces, coastal small towns, culinary delicacies, outdoor adventures, etc.
How about Kayaking adventures that include spending the night on your very own island? Climbing aboard North America’s only Magic Winery Bus to explore one of 3 wine regions in Canada, sampling Nova Scotia’s signature wine Tidal Bay? Discover unique culinary adventures along the Lobster Trail, the Chowder Trail, and the Good Cheer Trail. Taking a “Helicopter-Picnic,” flying from historic Halifax to a private beach on Sambro Island? Well you can and more For more information visit: www.novascotia.com