Fairfax Radio-Channel 37 05-07-2024

Breeze Airways with Aviation Entrepreneur David Neeleman

David NeelemanOur first guest is an aviation entrepreneur known for founding five commercial airlines, four of which are still operational today. Today, he will discuss his most recent startup, Breeze Airways, which launched operations on May 27, 2021. Breeze focuses on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. The airline operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft.

Breeze offers seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24 months of reusable flight credit, and customized flight features, including complimentary family seating, all delivered via a sleek and simple app. Breeze aims to make flying easy and accessible for everyone. You can learn more about Breeze’s flight offerings on their website or through the app.

Born in Sao Paulo, Mr. Neeleman is considered an aviation legend for his contributions to the industry. His first airline venture was Morris Air, launched in 1984, which later became part of Southwest Airlines. He also founded WestJet in 1994, Canada’s second-largest carrier. For more information about Breeze Airways or to book a flight, visit their website at flybreeze.com.

Dr. Fran Haydanek on National Women’s Health Awareness Month

Dr. Fran HaydanekOur second guest, Dr. Franziska Haydanek, discusses National Women’s Health Awareness Month. Dr. Fran, OB-GYN, will discuss how women can reclaim their well-being. It’s essential that women feel empowered when it comes to making decisions about their health journey, but with so much information out there, how does one know what to prioritize?  Dr. Fran gives simple tips on self-care strategies, medical appointments not to be missed, and must ask questions of your doctor/pharmacist.

Dr. Fran provides care in all facets of women’s health, including well-woman exams and screenings, contraception guidance, and both low-risk and high-risk prenatal care. She also has a special interest in PCOS management, menopausal hormone therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and lactation/breastfeeding medicine.  She is a mother of three children and an online educator for all things related to obstetrics & gynecology. She shares her knowledge online as Paging Doctor Fran via TikTok, Instagram, and her website, Paging Dr. Fran. She wants her followers to feel empowered by the evidence-based medicine she shares.

Best Selling Author & Judge on Writers of the Future

Kevin J. Anderson, author and Writers of the Future judgeOur third guest is award-winning, bestselling author and Writers of the Future judge Kevin J. Anderson. Kevin is an American science fiction author. Kevin J. Anderson is the author of more than 170 books, 58 of which have appeared on national or international bestseller lists; he has over 23 million copies in print in 30 languages. He has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Nebula, Hugo, Shamus, Scribe, Bram Stoker, Lifeboat to the Stars, SFX Reader’s Choice, Colorado Book Award, and New York Times Notable Book. Kevin has written numerous “Star Wars” projects, including the “Jedi Academy trilogy,” “Darksaber,” the “Young Jedi Knights” series (with his wife Rebecca), and “Tales of the Jedi” comics from Dark Horse. He wrote three X-Files novels, including the #1 bestseller “Ground Zero,” he also collaborated with Dean Koontz on the novel “Frankenstein: Prodigal Son,” which sold a million copies in the first year of its release. He has written “Superman” and “Batman” novels and comics for DC, Marvel, Boom!, IDW, Wildstorm, Topps, and Dark Horse.

Kevin also has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files. He and Brian Herbert are co-authors of the Dune prequel series. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has many more credits to his name, so for more information, please visit his website, Wordfire.com. For more information on Writers of the Future, visit writersofthefuture.com.

Small Business Week Erron Stark of ADP

Erron StarkOur next guest is Erron Stark, Vice President and General Manager of Small Business Services at ADP.  Small Businesses significantly impact our economy, and this past week was National Small Business Week. During this time, we are celebrating the Small Businesses Entrepreneurial Spirit. Many business owners are utilizing data and embracing new technologies like AI that enable automation to free up time on administrative tasks, allowing employees to focus on tasks that support business objectives and growth.

Today, Mr. Stark will discuss what’s at the top of small business owners’ minds and how their contributions are critical to the economy.  Erron Stark leads ADP’s small business service operations in the eastern region. His team is responsible for the end-to-end service experience for over 200K small business clients. With over 18 years in the HCM industry, Erron has held many leadership roles at ADP including sales, operations, and strategy. A native of Staten Island, New York, and currently living in New Jersey.  For more information, go to their website.

Moving Missteps and Exposing Relocation Scams

Tom Liberatore Today’s last guest is Tom Liberatore, Director of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance with The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Today, our guest will discuss Moving Missteps and Exposing Relocation Scams. Did you know that nationwide, there were more than 7,500 complaints against moving companies and brokers in 2022, more than double the 3,000+ complaints filed in 2015? To crack down on fraudsters looking to extort consumers by demanding additional fees, holding property hostage, or simply not complying with federal safety and consumer protection regulations, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has ramped up their efforts against scam movers and brokers.

Last year, FMCSA launched “Operation: Protect Your Move,” during which the agency devoted additional legal resources to working with attorneys general and consumer protection offices over a three-week period. Their investigation targeted about a third of the country and resulted in compliance actions that closed more than 490 National Consumer Complaint Database complaints. For more information, visit ProtectYourMove.gov.

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