The Vaccine

The rapid development of the COVID 19 vaccine has both its promoters and detractors. Regardless where one might fall on this spectrum there are many who may wonder what changes were made in the pharmaceutical development process that enabled the COVID 19 vaccine to rapidly come to market. In this episode we explore the pharmaceutical development process and merits of the COVID 19 vaccine with Keith Watts DBA, Principal of pharmaceutical and healthcare consulting organization Talexto Health Care Strategies.

Goal Setting

It’s a new year and no doubt there are many who are glad to be past 2020. While many may look ahead with hope and optimism, others may be cautiously planning for a year that is not a repeat of the past. A typical process when starting something new is to create a plan but how do you keep your plans on track? In this episode we explore Goal Setting and the strategies you can use to keep your goals on track. Unlike resolutions, which tend to be focused on behavior changes, goals are like a project that consist of mini tasks that are focused specific, measurable, and have specific dates associated with them. 

 

In this episode we will explore the difference between resolutions and goals and why resolutions don’t work. Panelists are encouraged to share their personal strategies that have helped to achieve your own goals.




Politically Correct Language

The intent of politically correct language is to avoid the potential of offending those who identify with or are part of a particular group. The intent of being politically correct is meant to be a positive step in building good relationships with others but as our special guest Karen Stollznow writes in her article Why Do We Hate Politically Correct Language, “One of the problems of politically correct language seems to be that it is usually created by outsiders, not by the people to whom the language refers”.

Join us this week as we explore the virtues of politically correct language with Karen Stollznow. Dr. Stollznow is an Australian-American linguist and author. She is a Researcher at the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and was formerly a Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include On The Offensive: Prejudice in Language Past and Present; Language Myths, Mysteries and Magic; Would You Believe It? and the best-seller God Bless America. Karen is a host of the popular science podcast Monster Talk.