KWDF/WBRI/WWNL Sat. 11/07/2020

Ravi Jhaveri, MDOur first guest is Dr. Ravi Jhaveri, Md, Associate Division Head Of Pediatric Infectious Diseases At The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital Of Chicago And Professor Of Pediatrics At Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine. Dr. Jhaveri will discuss Cold & flu during the fall and winter season.  He currently serves as one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief for the journal Clinical Therapeutics and as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Lacey AllenOur second guest is Lacey Allen, Associate Director of Scholarships Strategy at the College Board will discuss a program for College Boards. Even though next year may feel uncertain because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, completing the FAFSA as early as possible is crucial for all high school seniors, because some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who join the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program can head to, where Wyatt – a free, SMS-based chatbot will offer personalized, easy-to-understand guidance through the FAFSA process, 24/7.

Alka Chandna PhDOur last guest is Dr. Alka Chandna, Ph.D., Vice President of Laboratory Investigations for PETA discusses their continued efforts to criminalize laboratory experiments on monkeys, why these experiments are not effective in leading to treatment for human diseases, and how listeners can get involved.

Will the days of laboratory experiments on animals be a thing of the past? Opinion polls show that a clear majority of Americans oppose the use of monkeys in experiments. Animal testing has become synonymous with cruelty to animals. Surprisingly, animal experiments in laboratories are not yet prohibited by federal law, and most state anti-cruelty laws have an explicit exemption that provides immunity from prosecution for animal experimenters. Despite data that has shown invasive and traumatic experiments do not lead to treatments or cures for human diseases, tens of millions of taxpayer dollars are still being used to perform unnecessary experiments on monkeys. For more information please visit

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