#Thinkwing: Mon, 9/18/2017, 9PM @KPFTHouston 90.1FM. TOPICS: FEMA – What you need to know now and in the future. GUEST: PETER HERRICK, Jr. is communications specialist for FEMA [AUDIO/VIDEO]

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(Part 2 of the Flood Control discussion is now tentatively scheduled for September 25th)

GUEST:   PETER HERRICK, Jr. is communications specialist for FEMA in Washington, DC. Mr. Herrick is out front for the agency in times of disaster, serving as an Agency spokesman and the External Affairs Officer on a response team. </spanHe has responded to recent disasters such as the West Virginia chemical spill, Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee. He has also worked on high profile topics such as the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station biennial exercise and the 2015 Papal Visit.

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.


“Insurance is just another way of saying, ‘We’re all in this together.’” ~ Michael R Honig, 9/17/2017  

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“Xpress witih Dr. X” on KAMU-FM in College Station, TX: I make a 35 minute ‘guest appearance’, April 25, 2017

Last Tuesday (April 25, 2017) at about 8 PM CT, I was driving up to Bryan-College Station for some business and happened to hear the beginning of the show “Xpress with Dr. X, M.D” Radio show` on KAMU-FM, a service of Texas A&M University. I’m not often moved to call in to radio shows, but he started with stories about some email problems he recently had and then got into Trump, so you know I had to call. They picked up my line as I was around the corner from my destination, so I had to stop. I’m usually the radio host these days, so calling in is a different kind of fun for me.

The pick up my call at the 20:40 mark, but you might want to start about 5-10 minutes before that so you can hear his email story and get some context.

Apr 25, 2017 Xpress with Dr. X, M.D. 303nd Program – Ethics of using social media to publicly attach people and financial implications of doing so. The ethics of Medical Errors are the number 3 cause of U.S. deaths, Ethics of marrying an Amnesiac.

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My “interview” begins at 20:40

PRESS RELEASE, Dec. 7, 2016: Conference to Help Schools Hit Snooze Button for Student Health



Conference to Help Schools Hit Snooze Button for Student Health

Washington, DC

Dec. 7, 2016

On April 27 and 28 school administrators and other stakeholders in student health and success will have the opportunity to gather in Washington, DC and learn how to implement later school day start times. This unique conference is a collaboration of the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the RAND Corporation, and the non-profit Start School Later.

Myriad health groups have recommended that middle and high schools start after 8:30 a.m., including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Association of School Nurses, the Society of Pediatric Nurses, and the American Medical Association. The recommendations are based on decades’ worth of research showing that early school start times both decrease and disrupt adolescent sleep due to later shifts in sleep cycle that occur during puberty. Deficient sleep is correlated with a host of health and safety issues including car crashes, depression, diabetes, sports injuries, and more.

Many schools have adopted later start times in accordance with the recommendations, however they often do so after years of study and planning. This conference is aimed at educating on the science and helping school administrators and community advocates streamline the implementation process.

Attendees will hear from sleep scientists as well as districts who have acted on the research, including Start School Later Implementation Director Phyllis Payne who was instrumental in the later start times adopted by Fairfax Public Schools in Virginia.

“This conference will provide an opportunity to improve the health and well-being of young people across the country,” states Payne. “School leaders will join policy experts to collaborate on how to ensure a smooth return to more traditional school hours that allow middle and high school students the opportunity to sleep and wake at times that work with their body clocks and promote improved learning.”

Conference details and registration information can be found on the conference website: www.SchoolStartTimeConference.org .

Start School Later is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to ensure school start times compatible with health, safety, education, and equity. Visit their website at: http://www.startschoollater.net.

National Contact: Stacy Simera, Communications Director

Email: stacy@startschoollater.net   Tel: 330-389-9133