KCNW–Kansas City 1380AM and 96.1FM 6/4/2021 1:00 PM CT

Our first guest is Aquila Dhu, author of “In Wrath Remember Mercy: The Redemption of Torquil Dhu.”In Wrath Remember Mercy The topic of war isn’t an easy one, but it’s universal, as a conflict between people leads to bloodshed has been with mankind since Cain killed Abel. And the conflict takes a toll on the human psyche and soul. While we associate PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – with modern wartime, the reality is that this is nothing new. Today we are going to be talking with an author whose new novel starts at the beginning of the Civil War and continues through the Indian Wars and the years of working to reunify the United States.

Andrew TestaOur second guest is Andrew Testa from Verizon. 5G is changing how consumers live, work and play and with so much excitement growing around the technology, 5G phones, and gaming, it’s creating a hiring frenzy. Andrew Testa is Verizon’s resident 5G expert and he is here to share more about the surge in demand and what it means for consumers, as well as what Verizon is doing to meet the increase in-store traffic.

Brian FergusonThe next guest is Brian Ferguson, “Roll the windows down and turn the radio up!” It’s finally time to plan those road trips. Now that vaccines are widely available, summer 2021 is officially a go and the open road is calling travelers to explore. To mark the start of summer vacations, National Road Trip Day is May 28th, the Friday before Memorial Day. Pilot Flying J is celebrating the return of the much-needed travel season with the launch of its inaugural Summer is a Go Road Trip Giveaway – and listen up – you could win FIVE-THOUSAND DOLLARS in free fuel!  Joining us today to discuss this year’s summer travel trends and the contest is Pilot Flying J’s Chief Merchant, Brian Ferguson.

Dr. Katie PassarettiLastly, I interview Dr. Katie Passaretti, (Charlotte), Medical Director of Infection Prevention at Atrium Health.  Together with the North Carolina Healthcare Association, doctors and nurses across the state are urging adults to get the facts about the COVID vaccine. Dr. Katie Passaretti from Atrium Health will address popular myths about the vaccine and set the record straight on what it will take for our community to band together and “bring back the summer” campaign.

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