WCVG-1320AM on 10-31-2022

Our first guest is Heather Ebbecke, a financial advisor and the growth and development director of Northwestern Mutual in West Chester, Ohio.  Today she will discuss “The Great Realization,” the new Northwestern Mutual Study, and the Statistics in detail.  After years of deferred dreams, the COVID-19 pandemic drove a collective awakening motivating people to live more now rather than wait for “someday.” This goes for personal and professional aspirations – from creating a business from scratch to finally taking that long-awaited vacation. This “Great Realization” is causing people to rethink their priorities and act today rather than tomorrow.  Yet despite the desire to go for your dream now, there are concerns about how exactly to do this and fears it may not quite work out. Heather will help us chart a path that will enable us to confidently pursue our passions, even if life takes an unexpected turn.  After graduating from West Virginia University with a degree in forensic and investigative science, Ebbecke began her career in finance as a finance manager in Morgantown, West Virginia, and after a few years, was approached to join the Northwestern Mutual – Morgantown office. After moving back to her home state of Ohio with her husband, Ebbecke continues to commit her time to what she loves – ensuring others are financially secure and helping grow their wealth so they can leave a legacy behind for their families. Her position as growth and development director allows her to coach and mentor new advisors in the office to ensure they get to learn the ins and outs of the industry while assisting with client meetings. For more information, please visit: www.northwesternmutual.com


Our second guest is Shriya Swaminathan, PETA’s Science Policy Advisor. Today she will discuss why PETA has filed complaints about decompression tests on animals with the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense. Peta is rallying its supporters to demand that the Navy align with international standards and solid science and switch to superior, human-relevant, non-animal research methods. Ms. Swaminathan is a Science Policy Advisor at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), where she helps public universities, private research institutions, and federal agencies, including the U.S. Army and Navy, update their standards for science by moving away from archaic animal studies and toward technologically advanced, effective, and efficient non-animal research methods. Passionate about exploring human-based 3-D tissue and organoid models in the study of disease and development, Swaminathan holds a Master’s degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. For more information, go to: www.PETA.org/Navy

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