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More Boosters, For More People This week, an FDA advisory committee met to pore over data and debate the role of COVID vaccine boosters. And on Thursday, they voted to recommend Moderna boosters for older Americans, as well as people in certain at-risk groups. This recommendation came just a few weeks after the FDA authorized a Pfizer booster for s…
 
How Gen Z Will Change the Workplace with Mark Beal Gen Z Expert, Mark Beal joins Jeanie in today’s episode to discuss the impact Generation Z is having in the workplace. Mark collaborates daily with Gen Z as a full-time professor of practice in public relations at Rutgers University, and is a facilitator of research and surveys of Gen Z. In this ep…
 
The Hot And Cold Past Of The Air Conditioner In the Northeast, the leaves have started changing colors, heralding the season of pumpkins, sweaters, and the smell of woodsmoke. But in some parts of the country, the heat hasn’t let up. In cities like Dallas, Phoenix, and Miami, temperatures were up in the high 80s and low 90s this week—and with clima…
 
First Malaria Vaccine Is Approved by WHO The malaria parasite is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, killing on average about 500,000 people per year—half of them children under the age of 5, nearly all of them in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, the World Health Organization has finally approved RTS,S or Mosquirix, the first vaccine against …
 
Followership, An Executive Summary with Dave Falter In today’s episode, Jeanie and Dave Falter dive into an exciting conversation about the CEO series from the last four weeks. Together, they review their favorite soundbites, surprises and moments from the CEO conversations. Jeanie and Dave discuss common themes and guiding principles from each of …
 
Looking Back On A Century of Science In 1921, the discovery of radium was just over 20 years in the past. And the double helix of DNA was still over thirty years in the future. That year, a publication that came to be the magazine Science News started publication, and is still in operation today. Editors Nancy Shute and Elizabeth Quill join Ira to …
 
Healthcare Is Hard Enough to Get. If You’re A Trans Youth, It’s Even Harder Healthcare can be difficult to access for anyone—that’s been made clear during the COVID-19 pandemic. But for transgender youth, the barriers are exponentially higher. A new study from the journal JAMA Pediatrics shows that trans youth don’t get the care they need because o…
 
A CEO's Perspective, Followership with Priya Narasimhan This week, in the continuation of the CEO followership series, Jeanie is joined by CEO, Priya Narasimhan, the founder and CEO of Yinzcam. Priya shares her perspective of followership as not only an executive within her organization, but she also shares how she integrates the idea of followersh…
 
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant To Say Goodbye To Its Radioactive Waste Just before Thanksgiving, the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth is expected to reach a historic milestone. All the radioactive fuel that generated electricity—and controversy—for nearly half a century will finally be removed from the reactor building. It will be stored outsid…
 
Ice-Hunting Lunar Rover Robot Gets A Landing Site This week, NASA announced that it had selected a destination for a planned robotic lunar rover called VIPER, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover. The mission is planned for launch in 2023, and will rove about the Moon’s south pole, mapping the location and concentration of water ice …
 
A CEO's Perspective, Followership with Jenica Myszkowski In today’s episode, Jeanie is joined by the CEO of Paper Source, Jenica Myszkowski. Jenica leads a diverse team that has grown to 136 successful brick and mortar locations nationwide, as well as a thriving e-commerce platform. In today’s episode Jeanie and Jenica discuss how authenticity and …
 
Nighttime Streetlights Are Stressing Out Urban Insects As insect populations—including bees, moths, and other pollinators—decline worldwide, researchers have established a variety of potential causes, including climate change, pesticides, and habitat loss. But now, new findings suggest yet another culprit may be part of the equation: night-time lig…
 
Scientists Potty Train Cows To Lower Greenhouse Gasses Scientists have known it for a long time: Cattle are a major source of nitrogen emissions, contributing to the global warming crisis. Alternatives have been tossed around for years: from eating less meat to feeding cows seaweed. Now, a new study out of Germany and New Zealand has a more outside…
 
A CEO's Perspective, Followership with Dr. Richard Dool Our 2nd episode of our 4 part followership series continues with CEO Dr. Richard Dool. Dr. Richard Dool is a former executive leader of organizations such as AT&T and General Electric and has also served as CEO of both public and private companies. In this episode, Richard explains his perspec…
 
New Policies Emerge In The Wake Of Climate-Connected Disasters This week, people across the United States continued to be reminded of the results of a shifting climate—with people in the Gulf states still recovering from Ida, northeastern states dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida-induced flooding, and western states battling wildfires and …
 
To Breed An Oyster In the ocean, climate change involves more than just warming temperatures. Water levels are shifting, and ocean chemistry is changing. Changes to ocean salinity caused by shifting amounts of freshwater could have big effects on the health of oysters, who need a certain range of saltiness in the water to be happy. As part of her d…
 
CEO Perspective, Followership with Dave Falter In the first episode of 4 part series on Followership, we kick off the month with a conversation with a six-time CEO and returning guest, Dave Falter. In this episode, Dave shares his personal leadership philosophy and connects us to what he feels is a crucial skill that all leaders must embody, follow…
 
Fact Check My Feed: Why Are People Taking Discredited Horse Medicine For COVID-19? If you’ve been online at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen discussion about the drug ivermectin. It was originally developed as an antiparasitic treatment for livestock, and in 2015, the Nobel Prize in Medicine went to scientists who found that it helpe…
 
Nation Grapples With Several Climate Disasters At Once Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc on the eastern U.S. this week. It all started in Louisiana, leaving daunting damage and a long road to recovery for residents. Even though Ida was downgraded to a tropical storm after leaving the state, it left a trail of destruction through the eastern U.S. and mid-…
 
We hear a lot of stories of layoff's, furloughs and the real struggles people are experiencing from the wild ride of 2020. What we don't hear enough about are the stories of leaders who have used the layoff experience to reflect and step forward into their lives with more purpose and power. Marissa Fernandez is a former Chief Marketing Officer who …
 
Lead Like a Musher with Dave Falter Dave Falter walks his talk. Dave is not just a six-time CEO and Board Director who has successfully lead companies ranging from $1 billion to more than $25 billion across numerous industries, Dave sees himself as a coach and realizes he is reliant on his employees, as they are on him. Dave has a personal mission …
 
"Tonight's restart is a testament to a league unwilling to surrender." A quote I read as the NBA began its quest in July 2020 to make the impossible, possible. A key figure in the middle of that quest was Kelly Flatow, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Events at the NBA. Kelly and her team put their lives on hold for 4 months, moved to Disne…
 
Understanding Energy and Its Impact on Leadership with Nina Crist Have you ever heard the saying “Emotions are energy in motion”? On today’s episode, I chat with Nina Crist as we unpack the energy within the body and discuss how it can be transformed into a positive impact on family members, teammates and clients. With her 20+ years of experience i…
 
We are in the middle of an extraordinary period of time and we have a lot of questions and emotions. Many of us have feelings of anxiety, fear and uncertainty and are seeing the same emotions in our children. Thankfully, we have help! Family Therapist Rose LaPiere has been helping families for over 20 years manage anxiety. Her practice offers vario…
 
A Skeletal Record Of Medieval England Society Whether you like it or not, a record of your life is constantly being chronicled. No, not through the internet or on social media—through your bones. If you’ve ever fractured a bone, that skeletal trauma stays with you forever, even after it heals. So researchers across the pond are using bones from med…
 
Pfizer’s Vaccine Is Now Fully Approved. What’s Next For The Pandemic? This week, the COVID-19 vaccine marketed by Pfizer finally received full FDA approval, moving out of the realm of “emergency use” to the status of a regular drug. In the wake of that change, many organizations—from the Pentagon to Ohio State University to the city of Chicago—are …
 
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