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Walt Disney Animation Studios’, Raya and the Last Dragon, releases

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” is an epic journey to the fantasy world of Kumandra. Raya embarks alone on her quest to find the last dragon to restore the fractured lands and its divided people. In her pursuit, she learns that it takes more than a dragon to save the world— it takes trust, teamwork, friendship, and the wisdom of her community as well.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Raya and the Last Dragon” is available on Disney+ with Premier Access and in theaters – watch it for sure!!

Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor

Hayley Arceneaux, physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and pediatric cancer survivor, to represent Hope on historic flight
Two remaining seats on mission still available to the general public until February 28.

Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to space, has announced its second crew member, Hayley Arceneaux of Memphis, TN, a 29-year-old physician assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital who was treated as a child for bone cancer at St. Jude. Arceneaux joins Inspiration4 mission commander Jared Isaacman. She will occupy the mission seat representing Hope

The remaining two seats representing Generosity and Prosperity are available to the general public through February 28, with details available at the mission website, Inspiration4.com. The Generosity crew seat can be secured by a member of the public who enters for an opportunity to join the flight to space. The Prosperity seat is available to any deserving entrepreneur who utilizes the new Shift4Shop eCommerce platform to submit their idea and be selected by a panel of distinguished judges.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude patient Zahaan, seen here at age 7 in 2017, plays with a plane and rocketship toy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is joining the world’s first all-civilian mission to space – Inspiration4 – thanks to their partnership with Jared Isaacman. 

Isaacman has given St. Jude two seats on the Inspiration4 mission, helping kick off a unique fundraising opportunity to try and raise $200 million in support of a multi-billion dollar St. Jude expansion aimed to accelerate research advancements and save more children worldwide. 

The public has the exciting chance to join the crew. During the month of February, members of the public can enter for a chance to join the flight to space and support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

In Conversation with Reshma Mehta, AARP Director of Grassroots Advocacy – on the Vaccine

Reshma Mehta is AARP’s Director of Grassroots Advocacy. She has spent over 15 years in the government and non-profit arena. In her current position, she manages grassroots messaging, training, and tactics for AARP’s millions of activists, making sure elected officials know older Americans are a force to be reckoned with.

Reshma has been involved in the enactment of a number of landmark laws, such as the Affordable Care Act, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Medicare Modernization Act. She’s also been key to defeating bad proposals like the Social Security “chained CPI” and all the countless attempts to repeal the ACA.

Reshma earned her BA in Comparative Politics from the University of Pennsylvania and studied Public Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

The conversation was wonderful and very informative – So, if you missed it earlier, if you have had any concerns about “the vaccine”, this would be a must listen – Do tune-in, for sure, this Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 January, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM – EST


In conversation with Sanjay Gowda, President, IAGB, on the upcoming India Republic Day Celebrations

We talk to Sanjay Gowda, President, India Association of Greater Boston – founded in 1962. Sanjay talks about the various activities as part of the upcoming India Republic Day Celebrations. 

To be a part of the many many competitions being held, to be able to contribute towards the Republic Day Magazine – to know these details about the celebrations, do listen – in to this conversation for sure!! Also , do visit https://iagb.org/

In case you missed it, do tune – in again, this Sunday, 10 January, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold, at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.

 

In conversation with Dr. Prakash Bhave, at North Carolina State University

Dr. Prakash Bhave was born in Michigan to first-generation immigrant parents from Belagavi, Karnataka.  Raised in California, he pursued his undergraduate course in Environmental Engineering Science from UC Berkeley. Thereafter, he completed his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Caltech, specializing in Fine-Particulate Air Pollution. 

Dr. Bhave went on to work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for 11 years in their R&D section in North Carolina, developing decision -support systems for national-scale regulations of coal-fired power plants, truck exhaust, and automotive fuel standards. Over time, he grew wishful that his knowledge and work experience be applied to the most severe air pollution problems outside the U.S. He conducted a worldwide job search, focusing on developing countries with hazardous air quality. Eventually, he and his wife sold their home in North Carolina and quit their U.S. jobs to move with their 3 young children to Kathmandu, Nepal.  He describes working and living in Nepal as the experience of a lifetime.

After returning to the U.S., Dr. Prakash continued collaborating with researchers in Nepal while actively volunteering in the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).  He’s now a full-time math instructor in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at North Carolina State University.

So, the conversation revolves around this big switch from the Environmental Sciences to teaching Math – how that helped him shape his political views, the Georgia Senate elections, his focus in his free time – i.e, advocacy on Climate change, his passion for Indian Classical Music and much more – yes, this conversation is a must listen – Tune – in for sure, once again, in case you missed it – this Sunday, 03 January, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM and 11:00 PM – EST

In Conversation with Mukesh Patel, a prominent Businessman in the US

Mike (Mukesh) Patel, a prominent member of the Indian community in the US, was born in Uganda, and moved to England with his family when he was eight years old. He grew up in England, working in his father’s corner shops and playing soccer. He later became an apprentice soccer player, while studying business at the London School of Economics in the evenings. He moved with his wife to the US in 1984(?), and eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where he founded a business developing hotels, real estate and banking.

Mike has served as a commissioner on former US president Bill Clinton’s White House Initiative for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He was chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association, the largest hospitality group in the world with over 20,000 members, in 1998. He is also a co-founder of the Fair Franchising Initiative, a group of more than 300 hotel owners created in March to give voice to franchisee concerns over the treatment of small business branded hotels.

In case you missed it, do tune – in again on 27 December, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 11:00 PM – EST.

Conversation with Dr. Keerthi Gogineni on Healthcare

Dr. Keerthi Gogineni, MD, MSHP is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University. She is dual board-certified in Hematology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. Gogineni sees patients with breast cancer at the Emory Winship Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, and at the Grady Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Keerthi directs clinical trials for patients with breast cancer to develop novel treatment approaches. She conducts research to reduce breast cancer disparities and increase access to care. She also serves as the Associate Director of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.

We talk to Dr. Keerthi Gogineni about Healthcare. In case you missed it, Do tune – in, today, 20 December, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 11:00 PM – EST.

In conversation with Dr. Rajiv Bhateja – on US Economy and Business environment

Dr. Rajiv Bhateja grew up in Bangalore and went on to pursue his undergraduate course – Bachelors of Technology in Civil Engineering, from IIT Bombay. He came to the US in 1978.

He earned an MS and a PhD in Engineering and Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley, respectively. Over his career he has worked for 8 startups and a few established companies, retiring as VP of Engineering.

He now runs his own consulting business. In 2018, Rajiv co-founded “They See Blue” to help mobilize South Asians in US politics and help elect Democrats.

On the show, we talk about the US economy and business environment. Do tune in for sure – So, in case you missed this earlier, do tune – in, this Tuesday, 15 December, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.

In Conversation with Senator Sheikh Rahman – a Democrat – the first immigrant to serve in the Georgia State Senate

Senator Sheikh Rahman, a Democrat, is the first immigrant to serve in the Georgia State Senate. Elected in 2018, he represents the 5th Senate District in the heart of Gwinnett — Georgia’s most diverse county.

Sen. Rahman’s story seems to be straight from the movies – and an inspirational one at that. He grew up in Bangladesh, but at age 13, was kidnapped at gunpoint as a prisoner of war during Bangladesh’s fight for independence in 1971.

He moved up from working a dishwasher making $3.35 an hour to pay for his college tuition, to a corporate executive at Pizza Hut, Dominos, and the Kroger Company. He also had a successful career in real estate, and served as an at-large Delegate for his inspiration, Barack Obama in 2012.

He now lives in Lawrenceville with his two children and wife of 26 years.

On the show, we talk about Sen. Rahman’s journey, about the US Senate run-offs coming up on Jan 5th and early voting starting Dec 14th, about split legislature and much more.

So, in case you missed it earlier, do tune-in for the conversation, this Saturday, 12 December, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, MeraSangeet Gold at 7:00 AM , 11:00 AM , 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM , 5:00 PM , 7:00 PM , 9:00 PM , 11:00 PM – EST.

In conversation with the founder of Turnout Nation, Mark Mullen, on the Georgia Elections

Mark Mullen, Founder, Turnout Nation joins in for a wonderful conversation with us.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Mark Mullen lives in San Francisco. His lifelong work has focused on new ways to build and strengthen communities that value and promote civic engagement.

Turnout Nation is a community of people who take on the responsibility to help people to vote in a clear organized way.

After graduating from Wesleyan University, Connecticut, he lived in Tokyo, Malawi, Palestine and for many years in Tbilisi, Georgia ( near Chechnya). Here, he worked for NDI.org, started Transparency.ge, Orbeliani.net and Radarami.org. 

Mark enjoys swimming, books, taking walks with his kids – Join in the conversation for sure, Saturday, 28 November, on our Hindi Radio Show, Chat and Chai, on MeraSangeet Gold – 7:00AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PM,7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 11:00PM – EST.