Today on B4B, Ken and Mark talked with Tom Fink from TREPP about what's in store for retail this year. From the Governor's Office Of Highway Safety, Alberto Gutier, on a recent grant to alleviate pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities. Dan Santos from Z'Tejas came into the studio to talk all about their restaurants which are also this week's featured restaurant on the Stump the Chumps contest. Homeowners Financial Group's Joe Capitano was back on the morning show and finally from the American Lung Association, JoAnna Strother, on the new LUNG FORCE INITIATIVE.
On this Monday morning, Ken and Mark heard from WestWood One News Correspondents Bob Costantini and Steven Kastenbaum. Then Carl Schramm, American Economist, talked about new entrepreneurs and that age 40 is the new 20. For Stump the Chumps this week, the featured restaurant is Z'Tejas and a $50 dollar gift card was given away. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Sally Schwenn, AZ Market President, Gorman & Company, all about the grand opening of Az's first affordable housing complex to serve Veteran families. Rounding out the show was Joshua Tatum for Canvas Cultures and April 15th is World Artist Day and how his local company is helping local artists.
TGIF! Ken and Mark this morning learned about nutrition since March is National Nutrition Month from Nutritionist Tara Colingwood. Then it was the Doctor hour when first Dr. Brian Riveland talked about the newly formed Summit Medical Group Arizona. The second was Dr. John Hutton, pediatrician talking about today is Read Across America Day! Giveaways galore as a pair of tickets were given to Dan of Phoenix, to Scottsdale Desert Stages Threatre. In the Stump the Chumps contest, Amar of Scottsdale managed to win $100 in gift cards to Willie's Taco Joint. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Matt Oliver of the Lund Mortgage Team.
On this first day of March, Dr. Elaina George talked about facing a massive doctor shortage by the year 2030. Then Bankrate.com, Mark Hamrick, discussing that 1 in 3 Americans has no more savings than credit card debt. We also heard from H&R Block's Meg Sutton on a survey of just how much Americans hate doing taxes. Dr. Constance Bradley joined Mark and Ken in studio regarding food as medicine during National Nutrition Month. CV Sciences' Josh Hendrix with CBD for dummies.
On this last day of the month, Ken and Mark, talked about if Americans are set up with savings for retirement with Fidelity Investment's Ken Hevert. Then Joshua Dziabiak of The Zebra with insurance changes in the US that will raise rates. Hollywood Insider, Mark Hughes came on also to talk about the upcoming Academy Awards on Sunday.
Westwood One News Correspondent, Jim Roope, talked about companies that have decided to cut their ties with the NRA and also that American Indian Tribes in California say they've been cut out of the Marijuana business by the state. Then Career coach, Dom Faussette, on the top mistakes people make in their job search. Eric Stoltz, the owner of Willie's Taco Joint, talked about his company and all their specials and finally, Bill Hardekopf of lowcards.com talked about the recent numbers dealing with the Equifax date breach.
Today's show with Mark Asher and Ken Morgan features WestWood One news correspondent, Clayton Neville, talking about a little town in Texas that arms their teachers. Financial expert Winnie Sun discussed this week being designated "America Saves Week." Then during our Stump the Chumps contest, Jason of Mesa, won a $50.00 gift card to this weeks restaurant sponsor, Willie's Taco Joint. Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was David Wachtel of MePlusMore.
Today on the show was Mike Tizzano of Fairway Independent Mortgage talking about down payments for buying houses. Chris Hutchins, Ceo of Grove, with a study about Americans not having enough savings. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today, Jenny Green, Owner of Around Town.
Peoria and Glendale will face off in an Inaugural Festival to support the troops according to our first guest, Jennifer Laughton. Also on the show was VP of Global Philanthropy, Seth Mones, talking about over $1 million dollars going to 8 Arizona nonprofits from JP Morgan, Chase. Ken and Mark also gave away a pair of tickets to a Queen Tribute Band performing Friday at Celebrity Theatre. Merchant Processing Pros, Nick North, and Jason Macek, talking all about their company. Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director, on the Solar Industry and the US tariffs that will be taking effect.
Today on B4B, Thomas from Gilbert, was our lucky winner of a $50 gift card to Blind Dragon, during our Stump the Chumps contest. Author Andy Swann talked about his new book, "The Human Workplace." Then WestWood One news correspondent Jim Roope in L.A. discussed a new study on if drinking beer and wine daily is actually good for you. John Barchies of Arrakis Consulting discussed a new cybersecurity threat to AZ businesses. Finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, was Sheila Kloefkorn of KEO Marketing.
Ken and Mark today, talked with Gary Kennedy, former general counsel for American Airlines if fewer airline regulations benefit the consumer. Then Clayton Neville, with WestWood One in Dallas talking about recent talks about shortening Major League Baseball games. Today's Ken and Mark played Stump the Chumps with restaurant sponsor Blind Dragon and Cathy from Phoenix was the lucky winner. Andrew Gause, currency expert, on the 10 things that will cost us more this year. Finally David Thompson, Affluent & Wealth about how the new tax law will hit blue state millionaires the hardest.
On B4B today, Mark was out so Doreen filled in with Ken and they chatted with Amr Ibrahim of Ultatel. He explained that 50% of the US Workforce will be remote by the year 2020. Then Reyne Rice, a toy and trend expert, talked about this weekend's NY Toy Fair and some of the new toys and games coming out this year. WestWood One's Jim Roope is in LA and talked about a new App that would allow for better communication in an emergency like a school shooting. Monday will be a pre-recorded Holiday show for President's Day and then Ken and Mark will be back for a live show on Tuesday.
Today on B4B, VP of eMails.com Scott Jones, talked about how his company is disrupting the meal kit biz. Jim Roope from WestWood One on a strange topic of a musician trying to raise enough money to build a spacecraft so we can search for aliens. (I'm not making this up). Then Glenn Derene, Consumer Reports, on Smart TVs being vulnerable to hackers. Matt Schulz of Creditcards.com and where Phoenix ranks with credit card debt burden. Finally Eric Tyson, an author on the 7 safe financial Apps to help manager your money.
Today on B4B was Heidi King from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration talking about what to do when your vehicle is recalled. Offers.com Carson Yarbrough, with Arizona's top Valentine's Day gifts. AARP's Barb Quaintance with a new prize that recognizes people over 50 who focus on Helping others.
Today Ken and Mark talked with WestWood One News Correspondents from L.A. and D.C. regarding new SAG code of conduct rules to President Trump's second budget. Also a $50 gift card went to Mitch of Tempe to Arcadia Tavern, the restaurant for this week's Stump the Chumps contest.