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May 18, 2019

Transitioning from College to the Real World
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For many college graduates, transitioning to a rewarding career can be a challenge. Are colleges really preparing students for success in the professional world? Then,food poisoning infections have increased nationwide, as diagnostic tools have improved. An expert has helpful advice to avoid becoming the next victim.
Episode Segments:
A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World
Many young people struggle as they make the transition from the academic environment to the professional world. Tina Seelig, PhD, author of What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 - 10th Anniversary Edition: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World discussed skills and thought processes that can lead to success and resilience in their adult lives. She also talked about the effectiveness of our nationís higher education system in preparing students for life.
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Food Poisoning
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the frequency of several types of food poisoning infections climbed last year, but that the increases could be the result of new diagnostic tools that help identify more cases. Tony Corbo, Senior Lobbyist for the Food Campaign at Food & Water Watch, an advocacy group that supports stricter food safety regulations explained the complex system that tracks illnesses such as salmonella and campylobacter. He said illnesses connected to produce are on the rise, while meat and poultry cases are unchanged.
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Kids and Cardiovascular risk
Robert M. Siegel, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Better Health and Nutrition of the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati lled a small study of middle school students, examining their cardiovascular risk factors. He found that a third of the children had abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood sugar, and several were found to have undiagnosed diabetes. He said every child should be routinely tested for cardiovascular risks, but only 25-30% are.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Tina Seelig
Tina Seelig is Professor of the Practice in Stanford Universityís Department of Management Science and Engineering, and is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. She teaches courses in the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( and leads three fellowship programs in the School of Engineering that are focused on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Seelig earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford Medical School, and has been a management consultant, entrepreneur, and author of 17 books, including Insight Out (2016), inGenius (2012), and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 (2009). She is the recipient of the Gordon Prize from the National Academy of Engineering, the Olympus Innovation Award, and the Silicon Valley Visionary Award.

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Tony Corbo
Tony Corbo is the senior lobbyist for the food campaign at Food & Water Watch. He is responsible for food-related legislative and regulatory issues that come before Congress and the Executive Branch. Tony has extensive organizing experience having directed major public employee representation campaigns in several states. He has also directed political campaigns at various levels, and he served as the administrative assistant to a Member of Congress. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Affairs from The George Washington University and a masterís degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. He can be reached tcorbo(at)

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