KWDF-WBRI-WWNL Radio 03/27/2021 Saturday

First Lieutenant Haley JohnsonInternational Women’s Day Highlights the accomplishments of women around the world. If a young woman in your life is looking for a role model, the US Army is a good place to start. Here to showcase the contributions of female soldiers and to pave the way for the next generation of woman warriors is First Lieutenant Haley Johnson, an Army Nurse stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. First Lieutenant Johnson is currently stationed at Fort Benning, GA assigned to 14th CSH working on the Mother-Baby Unit at Martin Army Community Hospital.

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels,

For the first time in its 112 year history, a woman is the leader of the US Army Reserve. Our guest today is Lieutenant General Jody Daniels who holds the title of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, US Army Reserve Command. She joins us today during National Women’s History Month to talk about her historic role, and to recognize the achievements of American Women in the Military.

Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels 34th Chief of Army Reserve and 9th Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command. LTG Jody J. Daniels assumed duties as the 34th Chief of Army Reserve and 9th Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command, on last July 28, 2020, after most recently serving as the Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. She was born in Rolla, Missouri, and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science). She holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) as well as an M.S. in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Our last guests are Michael A. Ruchim MD, Gastroenterology Specialist – Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Michael is a colorectal cancer expert, he discusses the importance of regular screening, what the signs and symptoms may be, and the strides made in treatments. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which is a time to remind Americans of the importance of screening and early detection as well as the strides being made in cancer research. The Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center has developed a leading, comprehensive colonoscopy Quality Improvement program focused on improving screening rates and ensuring that all patients who undergo screening colonoscopy get the highest quality care.  Implementation of this program has significantly reduced the incidence of colon cancer.

Dr. Ruchim is joined by his patient, former NHL All-Star Eddie Olczyk who will share his personal journey with listeners. Former Chicago Blackhawks player Eddie Olczyk more than 24 months since being declared cancer-free, Olczyk is the NHL’s 2019 Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador and released a book to tell his story. He beat cancer but wants to help others. Eddie was a center in the National Hockey league for 16 seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. Olczyk was also the head coach of the Pittsburg Penguins from June 2003to December 2005. Today he serves as a Television color commentator for NHL on NBC and Chicago Blackhawk games on NBC Sports Chicago. For more information please visit

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