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Alana Mauger- Communications Manager for American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region

The critical need for blood donations was discussed by Alana Mauger, Communications Manager for the American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region, as once again, supplies are very short.  She stressed the need for donors, for whole blood, 'power reds' where red cells are removed and the remainder returned to the donor, and platelet donations…
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Sean Kelley- Senior Vice President, Director of Interpretation of Eastern State Penitentiary

Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President and Director of Interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary, discussed the historic site in Center City Philadelphia.   He described its building in 1829 as part of our founding fathers' ideas on prison reform, substituting reflection and contemplation in solitude for the then standard of whipping or stocks and placing men, women…
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Sheila Hess- City Representative for Philadelphia

Sheila Hess, City Representative for the City of Philadelphia discussed the upcoming Welcome America Festival, June 28th through July 4th.  We discussed the 50+ FREE events found throughout the city, including the annual kick-off, the giant Wawa Hoagie at Independence Mall, the movie nights which wrap with Rocky on the Philadelphia Art Museum's steps, the…
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Pete Bradley- Vice President & General Manager of Casino Operations, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

Pete Bradley, Vice President and General Manager for Casino Operations at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, discussed the resort's experiences in hiring people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Pete, President of the board at Autism Delaware, spoke of his family's personal history and told the story of his late son, who was diagnosed with ASD.  He…
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Kevin Kelly- Executive Director of American Diabetes Association in Eastern PA and Delaware

The Executive Director of the ADA Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, Kevin Kelly returned to discuss the disease that affects 33.1 million Americans, a disease that is pacing to affect 54% of the world population within 20 years.  We discussed the types of diabetes, Type 1, caused by the body's inability to use insulin, and Type…
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Marianne McGerty Sieber from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Maryanne returns for our annual Summer Safety Show!  As the season changes she recommends going over all play and outdoor equipment to check for breaks or leaks in gas grill lines, damage to helmets or knees pads, and more.  She also reviewed pool safety, recommending multiple obstacles to entering the pool and the use of…
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

Leslie Hickman, SEPTA Chief Officer, Revenue Operations Division, discussed the transportation service which covers more than Southeastern PA!  SEPTA reaches three states and five counties with buses, light rail, trolleys, regional rail,  and CCT Connect.  They offer transportation services to commuters, students, tourists and the area's aged and disabled 365 days a year.  She discussed…
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The Walnut Street Theater

Ed Gilchrist, Director of Marketing and Public Relations discussed the nation's oldest continuing theater, The Walnut Street Theatre; he discussed its many 'firsts,' including gas footlights and the curtain call, and who has appeared on its stage, such as Edmund Kean, the Barrymores and  Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford in their first Presidential Debate.   Mr.…