Category: Lifestyle

Craig J. Lewis, Founder and CEO of Gig Wage: Financial Tips & Tools to Help Americans Make Ends Meet Financially

According to the FDIC, 7.1 million U.S. households were unbanked in 2019, meaning they do not use banks or banking institutions at all, and nearly 12 percent were STILL utilizing expensive methods like check cashers, money orders, and bill pay services to access the cash they need. My guest is Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO of Gig Wage – a fast-growing FinTech start-up exclusively focused on bringing better financial tools to the 65-75 million people in the gig workforce.

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Dr. Ragen McGowan, Pet Behavior Scientist: Tips to Address Pet’s Separation Anxiety and Create a Smooth Transition Into the Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic has kept many of us at home, making our furry friends some of the happiest members in the household. On the flip side, some of our pets are probably counting down the days until kids go back to school and offices reopen so they can have the house to themselves again! Either way, as we look to leave the house more, it’s important for families to start preparing their pets for this transition period. Pet Behavior Scientist at Purina, Dr. Ragen McGowan has tips to help address separation anxiety and create a smooth transition into the post-pandemic world.

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John Wang and Aldrin Enis: Coalition to Address Rise in Hate Crimes of Asian American’s and Pacific Islanders

The recent wave of attacks against Asian Americans is extremely troubling. A coalition of The Asian American Business Development Center, US Black Chambers, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and 100 Black Men issued an open letter to America’s CEO’s along with a CEO Pledge to address the issues rise in hate crimes, discrimination and harassment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. My guests are John Wang, President, Asian American Business Development Center, and Aldrin K. Enis, President of 100 Black Men of NYC.

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Holly Robinson Peete: Importance of An Inclusive Workforce

In the United States, approximately 6.5 million people have autism, an intellectual and/or developmental differences. And, of these adults, an astounding 8 out of 10 with developmental differences are unemployed because of the lack of job opportunities in their communities, despite having the skill sets and expertise to excel in the workplace. Author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete joins me to talk about how we can all work together to build a more inclusive workforce in our communities.

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Laura Ortiz-Ravick and Kelvin Yates: Multiple Myeloma, Second Most Common Blood Cancer in U.S. More Prevalent in African Americans

Myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the U.S. and the most prevalent among African Americans.  It is also the blood cancer with the greatest racial disparity in incidence and prevalence; Black Americans are not only at twice the risk of developing this type of cancer when compared to white Americans and other ethnic groups, they are also more likely to be diagnosed at a younger age.My guests are Laura Ortiz-Ravick, Senior Manager of Outreach & Health Promotion at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and myeloma survivor Kelvin Yates.

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