THE MILLENNIAL VOTE
ANDREW AU is a highly sought-after expert on digital transformation and millennials and has been recognized on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list (2016).
He is a modern business leader who helps global brands respond to the new culture and nature of work. At the age of 22, he was the youngest person to be inducted into the Entrepreneurs Organization. Andrew is among the few to be named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list and has received over 35 domestic and international awards for business innovation and thought leadership. In 2017, Andrew was named INROADS Alumni of the Year and celebrated in Washington DC alongside General Colin Powell, Tom Joyner, and other distinguished honorees. Andrew is also the co-founder of Intercept Group, a strategic management consultancy based in Toronto and Boston that helps companies prepare for and respond to millenial and digital transformation. Andrew is also the President of SCOPIUM AI, a healthcare startup developing a patented cognitive platform focused on improving patient care and reducing medical costs using artificial intelligence. His company recently launched a workplace culture firm called Tribe. Their innovative culture-as-a-service model allows companies to procure culture-building experiences the same way they procure software. They work with Fortune 500 companies, among them Microsoft, Intuit and FedEx and our focus is on equipping everyone—from CEOs to interns—with the technology, tools, skills and experiences they need to adopt new ways of working.
WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT—THE GROWING BAN AGAINST DECLAWING CATS
STEVE DALE, certified animal behavior consultant (CABC), joins us o talk about this and other pet issues. Dale has reached more pet owners over the past few decades than any other pet journalist in America.
He is the host of two nationally syndicated radio shows, Steve Dale’s Pet World and The Pet Minute (together heard on more than 100 radio stations, syndicated Black Dog Radio Productions, since 2005). He’s also a special contributor at WGN Radio, Chicago, and program host of Steve Dale’s Pet World (since 1997). He formerly hosted the nationally broadcast Animal Planet Radio. He’s currently a writer and contributing editor for CATster, and authors a column called Steve Dale’s Vet World for Veterinary Practice News. He’s also a columnist for the Journal of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America and PetVet magazine.He also contributes blogs for various websites, including for Victoria Stilwell.
THE ANNUAL JULY FOURTH WILI BOOM BOX PARADE
What started out as a marching band-less parade in 1986 has grown into the exciting WILI Boom Box Parade – the largest parade of its kind in the world. When no marching band could be found for Windham’s Memorial Day Parade, a resident asked for help from the local radio station WILI (1400 AM), who broadcasted a few hours worth of marching band music on July 4th. She gathered a few friends, and together they paraded through town with portable radios tuned to the marching band music. Thus, the Boom Box Parade was born, and the tradition continues today with thousands of onlookers and participants. Anyone can participate – the only requirement is that you wear red, white, or blue, and bring your own portable radio for a chance to win a pair of passes to Six Flags New England. The parade will take place July 4th at 11 am. It will start at Jillson Square on the corner of Main and Jackson Streets and run seven-tenths of a mile west on Main Street to Memorial Park. Contact WILI Radio for more information.
WILI’S WAYNE NORMAN’s got the longest continuously running morning show in Connecticut. He’s Wayne Norman, who started at WILI doing afternoons on August 24, 1970 before taking over the morning show “temporarily” on November 1, 1971. Wayne has been heard statewide as color analyst for University of Connecticut basketball and football broadcasts since 1979 on a network of stations that includes WILI. He worked with Joe D’Ambrosio to call UConn’s 2011, 2004 and 1999 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships, and broadcast from the 2009 Final Four in Detroit. He broadcast his 1000th UConn game on the network in 2004. Wayne is the play-by-play voice of WILI’s broadcasts of Eastern Connecticut State University baseball , winners of four NCAA national championships, most recently in 2002. He was given the Distinguished Service Award by the New England Collegiate Baseball Coaches Association in 1985. He has also been the color commentator for the New England Sports Network (NESN) telecasts of the Norwich Navigators- -the former New York Yankees “AA” affiliate, later the Connecticut Defenders, a former San Francisco Giants franchise. And he has broadcast countless high school baseball, football, basketball, American Legion baseball games including Windham High School’s 1979 and Lyman’s 2007 and 2008 State Championship Softball games. In 2003 he teamed with WILI’s John Tuite to broadcast play-by-play of a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park.