There is a record amount of U.S. wind power under construction, I speak with American Wind Energy Association CEO Tom Kiernan and Roy Falcon, an 18-year veteran of the wind industry, we talk about Annual American Wind Week and the latest economic and environmental benefits of American wind farms and factories.
The Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA), an advocacy organization leading a national call to action to increase media diversity, recently announced their honorees for the 4th annual Correspondents Dinner, David Morgan – Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA) President is my guest.
As we approach mid-year, a number of forces are creating volatility in global markets. Probably the biggest concern is the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Gene Goldman, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research, Cetera Financial Group provides insight to some of the global trade and investor concerns.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 7 people with HIV in the U.S. don’t know they have the virus, and they are releasing new data that underscore’s the urgent need to scale up HIV testing to end the epidemic.
Dr. Eugene McCray, director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS joins me to talk about the critical role of increasing HIV testing as part of the proposed federal initiative to end the HIV epidemic and what everyone can do to support this goal.
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A year long research study by the Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) found that certified early childhood teachers make $17,168 less than teachers employed by the New York City Department of Education (DOE).
Joining me with information about the results of the study, the Executive Director of DCCNY, Andrea Anthony.
DCCNY’s research estimates that it will cost $83 million to immediately bring equally qualified certified teachers and directors working in community-based organizations (CBOs), both unionized and non-unionized, up to the same salaries as their counterparts in the DOE. Such a change will lessen the difficulty nonprofits now experience in recruiting and retaining certified teachers.
“Our member agencies have informed us that they are dealing with highturnover rates among their certified teachers,” said Andrea Anthony, executive director of DCCNY.
“We conducted a preliminary review of turnover rates among teachers in 2016 and found that 51% of our members had lost a certified teacher in the past 24 months. Our most recent survey in 2018 showed that 73.5% of all agencies had a certified teacher vacancy in the past 12 months.”
The BIO International Convention, the world’s premier life sciences event, will return to Philadelphia, PA, from June 3-6 and is expected to attract more than 16,000 attendees and 1,800 exhibitors from 67 countries.
The theme of this year’s convention is “It Starts with One.” Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization talks about the challenges, obstacles and future of biotechnology.