Meadowlark Optics announces new 1920 x 1200 E-Series Spatial Light Modulator

Entry Level Spatial Light Modulator

Entry Level Spatial Light Modulator

Entry-level, Educational, Economical

FREDERICK, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Meadowlark Optics, Inc. (Meadowlark) today announced the launch of their new E-Series Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) which has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and is entry-level, educational and economical.

Don’t let the name fool you; with improved specifications over our previous model, it is anything but entry-level. It is, however, economical and ideally suited for educational labs with a limited budget. The E-series SLM offers an increase in resolution, a 60 Hz controller with standard output triggers, and proprietary liquid crystal optimized for high speed and low phase ripple.

Our Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) are uniquely designed for pure phase applications and incorporate analog data addressing with high refresh rates. This combination provides users with the fastest response times and highest phase stabilities commercially available. Meadowlark offers both transmissive and reflective SLMs in either one- or two-dimensions. Phase-only SLMs can also be used for amplitude-only or a combination of both.

“We’ve put a great deal of effort into improving both the optical efficiency and phase stability, while still keeping our costs at a minimum,” said Kipp Bauchert, Vice President of SLM Development. “We recognize there is a demand for a high quality SLM at an affordable price.”

All of Meadowlark’s SLMs undergo a great deal of testing and characterization and are shipped with calibration data and a comprehensive software suite including Software Development Kits for LabView, Matlab, C++ and Python. The software also includes a vast array of image generation capabilities and global or regional calibrations, providing high spatial phase fidelity by regionally characterizing the phase response to voltage and calibrating on a pixel-by-pixel basis.

About Meadowlark
Meadowlark Optics, located in Frederick, CO, manufactures polarization solution components including liquid crystal shutters, rotators and spatial light modulators for wavelengths ranging from the UV to the MWIR. OEM customers and researchers world-wide use the products in a variety of applications including microscopy, aerospace, defense, telecommunications, automotive, semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices and more. To ensure precision and top quality, our 20,000 SF headquarters boasts the latest in clean rooms, optical fabrication, and metrology facilities. www.meadowlark.com.

Kelly Gregorak
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TempStars Founder Dr. James Younger Shares Insights as Guest on Prestigious Entrepreneurship Podcast

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The CEO of Canada’s largest and most respected dental temping and hiring service was recently the featured guest on the podcast “Steal from the Best.”

It’s an honour to have TempStars and its employees singled out for our successful approach. It strengthens our resolve to stay the course and make even greater strides in the future.”

— TempStars CEO Dr. James Younger

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. James Younger, the CEO of Canada’s largest and most respected dental temping and hiring service – TempStars, was recently the featured guest on the podcast “Steal from the Best”, a program known throughout North America for providing valuable insights from leading entrepreneurs.

Dr. Younger, who is also a practicing dentist, appeared on the February 19 show, discussing how he got the idea to start TempStars and taught himself how to become a successful entrepreneur. In particular, Dr. Younger talked about the two-sided marketplace (dental offices and hygienists) platform that TempStars has embraced to achieve its success, as well as the company’s consistent practice of taking customer feedback and instituting positive change in products and services.

The full podcast can be heard here.

“It’s an honour to have TempStars and its employees singled out for our successful approach,” said Dr. Younger. “It strengthens our resolve to stay the course and make even greater strides in the future.”

Dr. Younger added that the company’s success is a reflection of the early adopters in the dental community that recognized the valuable need that TempStars was addressing. “By embracing our technology they helped us get to where we are today,” he said.

About TempStars

TempStars is North America’s fastest-growing dental temping and hiring service. Since 2015, the company continues to build on cutting-edge mobile technology to directly connect dental professionals quickly and easily. With more than 8,000 members and growing daily, TempStars is quickly becoming the best, first, and default choice for dental professionals looking to hire and get hired for temping and permanent positions. With expanding service in the United States this year, the company is dedicated to inspiring and positively impacting the dental community on a global scale.

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Project Boon Recaps Wins Amidst Challenges of 2020

Project Boon's upcoming Easter event at The Hitch Burger Grill on March 28th at 4:00 PM

Project Boon’s upcoming Easter event at The Hitch Burger Grill on March 28th at 4:00 PM

Two volunteers from Project Boon's last Easter event in 2020

Two volunteers from Project Boon’s last Easter event in 2020

Project Boon recounts challenges faced during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses the organization’s wins and outlook.

It was amazing to see what we were capable of and what we accomplished—doing more with less. The challenges of 2020 made us set the bar higher when goal setting for 2021.”

— Chris Suchánek, Executive Director

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The past year presented unprecedented challenges to individuals, businesses, and communities the world over. With the onset of COVID-19, which entered public consciousness in March 2020, Southern California found itself especially hard hit, becoming one of the virus’s epicenters in the U.S. While people were finding themselves out of work as businesses closed, Project Boon saw in-need communities and insecurity growing as the ability to help others face-to-face shrunk. No matter, Project Boon rose to the occasion, strategized, and pivoted to extend a helping hand.

“Despite the 2020 pandemic, we remained committed to our purpose of giving back,” stated Chris Suchánek, Executive Director. “We worked together, pivoted, and ended up serving more people with fewer volunteers than in past years.”

Indeed, the organization’s 2020 results speak for themselves. Project Boon organized five total events, and the organization took advantage of its partnership with The Hitch Burger Grill to enable deployment.

“Since Hitch Burger was deemed essential because of its drive-thru, we realized that all of the year’s big plans didn’t need to be scrapped…just re-imagined,” stated Board of Director Chair Joel Clelland. “Four of five events centered on providing groceries to families. And it’s a humbling sight to see a line of 300 cars spanning a mile long, waiting for assistance. It was proof just how important it was for Project Boon to continue operations during the pandemic.”

The organization served 20K meals in 2020. Furthermore, the group distributed thousands of cases of water, pairs of socks, backpacks filled with school supplies, Christmas toys, health resource packets, and even red roses to appreciative moms on Mother’s Day.

“It was amazing to see what we were capable of and what we accomplished—doing more with less,” reflected Suchánek. “The challenges of 2020 made us set the bar higher when goal setting for 2021.”

The organization aims to serve at least 30K meals in 2021 while bringing additional valuable resources to underserved and in-need communities, including health resources that could be hard to access as the pandemic rages on. Organizations, businesses, and individuals who are interested in learning more about how they can assist in Project Boon’s mission are encouraged to visit www.projectboon.org for more information.

Upcoming Events
Project Boon is pleased to announce an Easter event that will feature drive-thru service to families who are food insecure on March 28, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Held at Hitch Burger in Rancho Cucamonga, the event will provide groceries for Easter dinner preparation as well as festive Easter baskets for children.
The organization asks that any individual or business that is interested in partnering or donating to enable the success of this event reach out by signing up for Project Boon’s newsletter. You can subscribe by visiting www.projectboon.org. As the event draws nearer, organizers will be in touch to communicate needs in the form of food and monetary donations, supplies for Easter baskets, as well as in-person volunteer requirements.
Project Boon looks forward to making this event a success and to helping in-need community members realize a pleasant and peaceful Easter celebration.

ABOUT:

Project Boon, based in Rancho Cucamonga, California, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to make an impact in building connections and providing assistance to underserved communities. The organization executes community holiday-based events to help the underserved community members access food, resources, school supplies, and much more. The organization aims to partner with businesses and individuals who believe in Project Boon’s mission, which is centered on the idea that we live in an interconnected world and possess the innate power to offer a helping hand to others. More information is available at www.projectboon.org.

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“The Best Agile Education That Money Can’t Buy”

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Co-Founders Larry Apke and David Rawlings

Co-Founders Larry Apke and David Rawlings

Larry Apke

Larry Apke

Because the classes are free, co-founder Larry Apke refers to these classes as “the best Agile education money can’t buy.”

the best Agile education money can’t buy”

— Larry Apke

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Four times a year, The Job Hackers, a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, offers their “Agile MBA” class for free to hundreds of people throughout the United States and numerous countries. Since their inception over three years ago, The Job Hackers have provided over $2.5 million in free education to people who are looking for work. Because the classes are free, co-founder Larry Apke refers to these classes as “the best Agile education money can’t buy.”

Their most recent “Agile MBA’ class concluded on February 25th with over 130 people receiving a certificate of completion.

Their next class offering has been scheduled to begin on March 23rd. People interested in the “Agile MBA” class can go to the Job Hackers website to express interest. Registration has been opened and will last until midnight of March 21st.

The core offering of the Job Hackers is a class commonly referred to as “the Agile MBA”, a course that teaches students Agile and Scrum. It also prepares students to pass the Professional Scrum Master (PSM I) Certification exam. According to LinkedIn, Scrum Masters are well paid and it is one of the fastest-growing professions.

Scrum Masters lead Scrum Teams for the delivery of projects ranging from software development to marketing. Apke volunteers his time to teach the course by Zoom and it has received raved reviews for being insightful, helpful and well put together.

The course normally costs up to $2,000 but is available free of charge to anyone around the world. In lieu of payment, students are asked to give back to their community by volunteering their time.

“We estimate that we’ve given away about $2 million in free training to more than 750 students and added thousands of hours of volunteer time,” said Apke.

Graduates also have access to job listings, resume review services, networking to with a Slack community of nearly 2,000 people and other resources that support a job search.

“Even during the pandemic, about 40 percent of our graduates find a job within 90 days,” said The Job Hackers explained Mr. Apke. “Many find management jobs, with some earning a six-figure income. Registration is open to everyone around the world and there’s no prerequisite.”

The average age of their students is 43, roughly half are minorities, and 60 percent are women, many returning to work after taking care of parents or children. One of the reasons there are a lot of women is because they partner with many women’s groups.

The Job Hackers can also help companies become more competitive by offering the same training in a two-day program. The unique curriculum covers Agile, Scrum, Quality, Product Design and Flow, Systems Thinking, Employee Motivation and more.

The Job Hackers mission is to help candidates find employment. It does this by providing valuable knowledge about Agile and Scrum to prepare them for real-world jobs and working with them and employers to ensure the proper placement of participants.

For his part, Larry Apke, Chief Agile Officer, emphasized the Job Hackers community, “While we might be the faces that the public sees, the Job Hackers is a thriving community of over 2000 individuals – volunteers, partners and participants. ”

Nobody at The Job Hackers gets paid. Their mission is accomplished with a corps of volunteers and on a shoestring budget of about $10,000 per year. You can support The Job Hackers cause by making a donation, becoming a partner or shopping at its online store.

“If you need a job, no matter where you are, sign-up for our course. It costs you nothing and it could be the best decision of your life,” said Apke.

To find out more about The Job Hackers see their website. You can also contact Larry Apke at larry.apke@thejobhackers.org.

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Policy Brief from The Think Tank calls for Leaders to Implement a Strategic Vaccination Campaign Targeted for the Bronx

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Policy recommendations call for increased outreach & factual information dissemination to the Bronx after study indicate 46% of Bronxites will take the Vaccine

BRONX, NY, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Think Tank at The Thinkubator under the leadership of Dr. Lessie Branch and The Bronx Community Foundation recently released a study on New York City residents' response to the Covid-19 vaccine. Following the release of the data, Dr. Lessie Branch and The Think Tank team produced a policy brief exploring the data and recommending policy solutions to some of the challenges New York City and in particular the Bronx is facing. The Think Tank recommends three policy recommendations that contain a number of strategies that leaders need to consider: 1. Implement a strategic vaccination campaign targeted for the Bronx, which include but not limited to creating a family-centric approach to educating the community on the vaccine; engaging and partnering with churches and community groups to disseminate information; 2. Reduce structural factors that impede vaccine uptake; 3. Facilitate resources to underserved populations.

The survey revealed that 57% of respondents had a positive position on the vaccine and have significant information to make a decision about taking the vaccine while 15% had a negative view of the vaccine. Despite the city-wide position on the vaccine, only 46% of Bronx residents responded in the affirmative that they will take the vaccine. A majority of Bronx residents (54%) will not take the vaccine. A large portion of Bronxites stated that family, a medical professional, and the Covid-19 infection and death rates are influencing their decisions about the vaccine. “This data is troubling and leaders need to do everything they can to educate the Bronx community, particularly in light of infection and death rates and the multiple variants that are emerging” said Dr. Edward Summers, President and CEO, The Thinkubator. The Bronx has consistently ranked among the top 10 cities with the highest number of Covid cases and deaths. It remains 6th in the nation in the number of deaths. "As I waited in line to receive my second vaccine shot, people in the line were discussing stories and information that they had heard from "the streets" around the covid-19 vaccination and the reasons why people in their respective families and communities will not take the shot" said Summers.

Dr. Lessie Branch, Director of The Think Tank at The Thinkubator stated “There is a desperate need for transformational relationships and not simply transactional relationships to overcome the centuries of distrust of people of color in the government and the medical community. Often as it relates to communities like the Bronx, the frame is one where management by crisis is the modus operandi. Things happen in a reactionary manner and the result is shortsighted policy leading to confusion and distrust. While in the instant case of COVID-19 a reactionary response to creating a vaccine is the proper response, that Black and Brown folk, women and communities like the Bronx have been treated as mere transactions for so long and have not had the benefit of trusted and established relationships, there are fewer residents who express confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine. It is my hope that this can be a teachable moment where those who are in power can really extrapolate the importance of establishing meaningful community relationships as a way to advance public goods and positive public outcomes.”

The Thinkubator and Bronx Community Foundation’s study surveyed 500 New York City residents. Of those surveyed, 17% were from the Bronx, 25% from Manhattan, 23% from Queens, 24% from Brooklyn, and 8% from Staten Island. Survey respondents were 38% white, 20% Black, 17% identified as Hispanic, and 15% Asian. The respondents were largely democratic and christian or catholic. 53% were women and 47 were male. 62% of the respondents have a household income of under $75,000 per year.

More about The Think Tank at The Thinkubator:
The Think Tank at The Thinkubator, launched by Dr. Lessie Branch, Associate Professor of Business at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), serves as a hub for rigorous academic, scholarly, and professional research that supports the documentation and evaluation of The Thinkubator activities, seeks to understand The Bronx as a contested, complex urban form, and addresses narratives of marginalized – Black, Brown, Female, and low-income communities. The Think Tank conducts research and analysis, provides youth with a platform to conduct and produce research, and produces policy briefs and reports for public discourse. The Think Tank is part of The Thinkubator, Inc. a bronx-based innovation and workforce development nonprofit organization.

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NSI Educator helps Female Owned Business to improve Economics and Customer Satisfaction

Nail Technician Training Workspace

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Nail Technician Tools and Products

Nail Technician Tools and Products

Caricom Nail Technicians must utilize better quality products, and new techniques to please their customers, to earn a living wage and grow their businesses.

When I teach students about nail structure and growth, or explain the reasons their clients got nail infections, they look at me in awe. My training delivers value on an international level.”

— Lexann McPhoy

GEORGETOWN , DEMERARA , GUYANA, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — NSI Educator, Lexann McPhoy of Lexann’s Nail Creations, completed another training class for Nail Technicians to help them improve customer satisfaction and recoup the true cost of their labour.

After identifying that many Nail Technicians are not earning enough to upkeep their business, McPhoy decided to focus on educating Nail Technicians on business operations management and best practices.

“It seems like there is a race to the bottom, and some Nail Technicians are using the cheapest quality products, that results in dissatisfied customers”, Ms. McPhoy stated.

In collaboration with NSI Nails Guyana, McPhoy has been teaching the NSI system, marketing education, and customer satisfaction techniques, to those nail technicians looking to improve or launch their business.

“Nail Technicians, and their clients who have experienced NSI products, have been very satisfied with durability of their nails when nail products are used. Clients with very soft nail beds that always experience burn and damaged because of the harsh acrylic, are delighted with the NSI experience, and the nails still look good weeks after having their nails done,” said Ms. McPhoy.

Nail Technicians who would like to improve their business can get more information on personalized training by WhatsApp messaging +592-622-2822 or visit the Facebook Page of Lexann’s Nail Creations.

About Lexann’s Nail Creations:
Lexann’s Nail Creations provides boutique nail salon services in Guyana, and Nail Technician education throughout the Caribbean. The salon focuses on providing excellence in services to clients and addressing the needs of small and medium-size technicians by introducing eco-friendlier quality products and exceptional service and training.

About Etrog Enterprises, Inc.
Etrog Enterprises, Inc. through its Guyana agent, NSI Nails Guyana, distributes nail products that are manufactured in a best-practices environment so that your customers have the best experience with quality nails. Etrog Enterprises, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of NSI products to wholesale and retails customers within the 15 member Caricom nations, dependencies, associate, and observer countries, as well as the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands. NSI products are professional-only high-quality premium USA-made products for discriminating clients. Clients love NSI products because it is low maintenance and always results in a natural look and feel.

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Over 5,000 aspiring writers from 108 countries have turned to the Writers of the Future Online Writing Workshop

A welcoming to writers with images of Orson Scott Card, Dave Farland, and Tim Powers to the L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Online Workshop

Orson Scott Card, David Farland, and Tim Powers welcome you to L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Online Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Online Workshop teaches you how to tell it.

Everyone has a story to tell. That’s not the problem. How to tell that story in such a fashion that others will enjoy it and tell others about it is what is needed.”

— David Farland, Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge

HOLLYWOOD, CA, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Everyone has a story to tell,” states David Farland, Writers of the Future Coordinating Judge. “That’s not the problem. How to tell that story in such a fashion that others will enjoy it and tell others about it is what is needed.” That is what the over 5,000 aspiring writers are learning with the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Online Workshop.

Writers of the Future provided the online writing workshop free just a few weeks after the stay-at-home orders were announced last year. It is hosted at www.writersofthefuture.com and made available to anyone wanting to take it. To date it has garnered 5,065 participants from 108 countries.

The writing workshop comprises 13 videos by Orson Scott Card, David Farland, and Tim Powers. There are also essays written by the Founder of the Contest, L. Ron Hubbard, and practical assignments that take a writer from research and concepts to a completed short story. Complete transcripts enable anyone to translate into their language and receive the benefits of this free course.

With a 4.7 out of 5-star rating, the course is well-received from aspiring writers worldwide, as it is designed for the participant to go at their own pace. Welcome videos from each of the judges teaching the workshop can be seen at Free Online Workshop. Anyone can sign up for the free writing workshop at Workshop Registration/Login.

L. Ron Hubbard initiated the Writers of the Future Writing Contest in 1983 to provide “a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” Based on its success, its sister contest, Illustrators of the Future, was created five years later to provide that same opportunity for aspiring artists.

Throughout the Contests’ 36-year history, 786 writers and illustrators have been recognized as winners.

The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 428 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 1,150 novels and nearly 4,500 short stories. They have produced 33 New York Times bestsellers, and their works have sold over 60 million copies.

The 358 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books, and albums with their art, and visually contributed to 68 TV shows and 40 major movies.

For more information on the Contests, visit www.writersofthefuture.com.

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John M. Campbell took the Writers of the Future Online Workshop, wrote and submitted his story, and won his place in Writers of the Future Volume 37.


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BlackFacts.com launches a podcast and our Inspiring Black Women video series for Women's History Month

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In Celebration of Women’s History Month, BlackFacts.com has launched a daily podcast series and a special Video series on Inspiring women in Black History.

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— Maya Angelou

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 1st, 2021 – In recognition of Women’s History Month, BlackFacts.com, the Internet’s first and longest running data-driven website on the historical and cultural contributions of people of color, has introduced a Video Series celebrating the Historical Contributions of WOMEN OF COLOR.

Our women’s showcase will cover the lives of amazing Black Women. Many you know, but others that you may not have heard of – See our growing list of featured women below:

Marion Anderson, Maya Angelou, Mary McLeod Bethune, Gwendolyn Brooks, Clara Brown, Shirley Chisholm, Septima Poinsette Clark, Kathleen Cleaver, Alice Coachman, Bessie Coleman, Claudette Colvin, Angela Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Fannie Lou Hamer, Kamala Harris, Dr. Dorothy Height, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Zora Neal Hurston, Mahalia Jackson, Marsha P. Johnson, Barbara Jordan, Flo Kennedy, Audre Lorde, Hattie McDaniel, Toni Morrison, Diane Nash, Odetta, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, Wilma Rudolph, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Harriett Tubman, Cicely Tyson, Sarah Vaughn, Alice Walker, Ida B. Wells, Phillis Wheatley, Oprah Winfrey

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Our library of videos is growing daily and we will continue to make them available to our visitors, members and subscribers.

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Radio Show Spreads Love in a World Eager for Positivity

Stuck on the Name with Donia and Arricca

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What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have- and you don‘t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.”

— Christopher Reeve

LANSING, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, IRMIX Radio is proud to present Stuck on the Name with Donia Collier, and Arricca Oberlin.

In the midst of a global pandemic, two single best friends from the suburbs of Lansing, Michigan, Donia and Arricca, set out to share their positivity with the world. While quarantined at home, the girls would call each other for daily conversations as an escape from the maddening isolation. They had the idea for a radio talk show and immediately got to work.

Donia, embraces being bubbly, giggly, animated, lively, and full of love. Love is her driving force, reaching beyond her personal circle, she truly cares for the world and all who exist in it. She finds inspiration in kindness and generosity, in other cultures, music, and food, and she loves to see others succeed and enjoys time with her family.

Arricca is all heart, full of curiosity and passion, she instantly connects with every type of personality. The love she has for humanity is unmeasurable. Her greatest fulfillment comes from making the dreams of others come true. “I’m all about peace, love, harmony, and the beauty of other cultures,” says Arrica. She enjoys time with her family, her 18 nieces, and nephews.

The two love putting all their time into their passion projects and always stay very busy. They truly care for the world around them and quickly decided that would be their topic for the show. Passion for people, music, culture, art, food, etc.; this is what motivates these two women. Their commitment to finding anything inspiring, altruistic, uplifting, unique, or positive in the world is unprecedented. Limitations are a welcome challenge and will not deter these two. They are strong, passionate and they possess the will to succeed! No matter who, what, or where, Arricca and Donia will find it and spend an hour “STUCK ON THE NAME”.

“What I do is based on powers we all have inside us; the ability to endure; the ability to love, to carry on, to make the best of what we have- and you don‘t have to be a ‘Superman’ to do it.”

-Christopher Reeve

“Stuck on the Name” airs March 3rd and the first show will feature a kind-hearted 7-year-old girl from Michigan who wrote a book called “My New Normal”. The book is about navigating daily life during the pandemic and promotes a positive outlook on how to socialize safely and keep a positive attitude in these difficult times. Mackenzie’s story is so incredibly inspiring. She handles being a child during the age of COVID-19 with positivity and grace. She has so much confidence and honestly.

Donia and Arrica feel it is important that Mackenzie’s story be shared and other stories like hers. If you have an inspiring or unique story to share, we want to hear from you! Please visit our website or reach out to our team via email with your submissions. You could be featured on our show!

Submit your stories here: reallifeheroes@irmixradio.net

Tune in with Donia & Arricca to be inspired by these two women’s unshakable positivity and the stories of the people they speak with around the world.

“Stuck on the Name'' airs Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. EST beginning March 3rd on IRMIX Radio.

IRMIX Radio will be broadcasting non-stop starting March 1st.

Tune in at https://www.irmixradio.net, on the IRMIX Radio ROKU app, or through Alexa!

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Americans for Safe Access Launches 100 Days of Medical Cannabis Advocacy

Biden-Harris Can Do It!

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Campaign Urges Biden-Harris Administration to Take Action Now!

Now that medical cannabis is getting some recognition federally, we cannot sit back and relax, we must push harder than ever until there is safe and affordable access for everyone in the country.”

— Debbie Churgai, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched its Biden-Harris Can Do It: No Patient Left Behind campaign to seize the first 100 days of the new Biden- Harris administration as an opportunity to influence medical cannabis policies and mobilize a movement to pass comprehensive federal legislation in the 117th Congress.

Although medical cannabis is available in 36 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories, the current patchwork of state laws mean that each state has different legislative and regulatory conditions for access, leaving millions of patients who should be able to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes still without access, including: veterans whose VA doctors are unable to recommend medical cannabis, patient’s living in subsidized housing, federal employees and government contractors that are subject to drug testing, other employees in jurisdictions that do not provide employment protections, patients in treatment or hospice centers, and people living in poverty are still struggling to access this medicine in most of our country. These gaps in access also disproportionately affect black, brown, queer, disabled, elderly and other marginalized communities.

“For nearly 2 decades, advocates have been pushing to make medical cannabis a priority and every Congress has let us down,” said ASA Executive Director Debbie Churgai. As the patchwork of cannabis laws in the United States continues to evolve inconsistently from state-to-state, only action at the federal level can ensure that no patient is left behind. Now is the time to tell Biden-Harris to uphold their campaign promises and provide medical cannabis patients across the country with the protections they deserve.

While advocates work on passing medical cannabis legislation in this Congress, there are several policies that the Biden-Harris administration can undertake now without Congressional action. The campaign is designed to drive ASA advocates and partners at various Biden-Harris Administration departments and agencies to request their leadership in improving federal policy outcomes for patients. Specifically advocates will ask:

1) The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow VA physicians to recommend medical cannabis to veteran patients
2) The Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to stop evicting medical cannabis patients who live in federally subsidized housing
3) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management to remove cannabis from the list of prohibited substances that federal employees and contractors are screened for as a condition of employment
4) The Attorney General to update and reissue the Cole Memo to offer interim assurances to patients, and
5) The President and Vice President to organize a comprehensive approach to medical cannabis policy reform by establishing the Office of Medical Cannabis Control

ASA will be issuing calls to action for ASA members and coalition partners to engage in this critical effort to get the new Administration working on these important patient priorities.“Now that medical cannabis is finally getting some recognition federally, we cannot sit back and relax, we must push harder than ever until there is safe and affordable access for everyone in the country,” said Churgai.

ABOUT AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS
Americans for Safe Access (ASA), is the largest national nonprofit, member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research with over 150,000 supporters in all 50 states.

Reenal Doshi
Americans for Safe Access
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Source: EIN Presswire