The Delta Variant

Dr. Michael Osterholm Epidemiologist and professor, University of Minnesota, and presidential advisor talks with Freddie Bell about the spread of the coronavirus delta variant. Jay Haapala, Associate Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota shares eye-opening updates on the latest scams. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities begins a lesson on…

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Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Vaccine Equity Director, Minnesota Department of Health , talks with Freddie Bell concerning vaccine hesitancy among some state residents. Joe McKenzie tells how to stand out in the hiring process. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details about an event involving the Senior Rock Group, Alive and…

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Protection Against Delta Variant

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Vaccine Equity Director for the Minnesota Department of Health says current vaccines offer protection against the Delta variant. Joe McKenzie, co-host on New Beginnings says telling your career story is important in advancing your career. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister at Unity South Twin Cities, continues a lesson on “What is…

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New Vaccine Initiatives

Elizabeth Ebot, Vaccine Equity Director for the Minnesota Department of Health, outlines initiatives designed to help keep people safe from Covid variants. New Beginnings Co-host Joe McKenzie examines how your career can be vibrant even after 50 years old. A previous AARP Andrus Award recipient says nominations are open for this year’s honor. Kitty Harris,…

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Vaccine Programs

Vaccine Director for the Minnesota Department of Health, Elizabeth Ebot talks with us about special programs designed to more people vaccinated. Kitty Harris, property Manager for the Cora MCCorvey Health and Wellness Center share details of a major reopening. AARP Minnesota says nominations are now open for the Andrus Awards. Joe McKenzie, founder of Ripple…

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Vaccines For Youth

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Director of Vaccine Equity for the Minnesota Department of Health talks about vaccines for youth. Jay Haapala, Director of Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota talks about new scams. Co-Host Joe McKenzie discusses coping with the loss of identity in retirement. We give special thanks to Unity South Twin Cities.

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The Scarcity of Good Candidates

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, Director of Vaccine Equity for the Minnesota Department of Health, talks about vaccine in underserved communities. We also hear from AARP on efforts regarding Alzheimers. Kitty Harris, property manager of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares details of the center’s reopening following COVID. Joe Mackenzie, founder of Ripple Connects talks…

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Vaccine Event

A huge vaccine event took place in Minneapolis’ Northside today. It was hosted by by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. State Epidemiologist Kris Ehressmann comments about the event. We also learn more about the effectiveness of COVID 19 vaccines. As COVID is on the retreat in Minnesota, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center is…

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Relationship Roles in Career Choices

Kris Ehressmann, Director of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology for the Minnesota Department of Health clarifies Mask Mandates and talks with Freddie Bell about the increasing vaccine take rates. New Beginnings Co-Host Joe McKenzie examines the role relationships play in career choices. The Rev. James Stacey, Senior Minister, Unity South Twin Cities begins a four-part lesson…

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Critical Steps in Your Career Path

Elizabeth Ebot Vaccine Director for the Minnesota Department of Health says COVID Vaccines are now open to people as young as 12 years old. Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie discuss critical steps forward along your career path. We also hear from AARP Minnesota and Unity South Twin Cities. Special thanks to West Metro Hypnosis and…

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New Vaccine Eligibility

Twelve to fifteen year-olds are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Elizabeth Ebot, Vaccine Outreach Director for the Minnesota Department of Health discusses the details with Freddie Bell. To thrive in our economy, New Beginnings co-host, Joe McKenzie tells how to become a discerning job seeker. Thanks to AARP Minnesota for information from Rainbow Health,…

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Vaccine Distribution Methods

State of Minnesota Vaccine Coordinator, Elizabeth Ebot, shares information about unique methods the state is using to get vaccine into the arms of its residents. Jay Haapala, Associate Director for Community Engagement for AARP Minnesota provides help on protecting you from new scams. New Beginnings Co-host Joe McKenize talks about new hiring trends as a…

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Mobile Vaccine Clinics

Elizabeth Ebot The Vaccine Director for Minnesota talks about Mobile Vaccine Clinics and administering the shots to those 16 and over. We learn about an upcoming Mammogram event coming up later this month at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and the latest scams from AARP Minnesota. Special thanks to co-host Joe McKenzie, West…

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Reopening of the Economy

How job seekers leverage the reopening of the economy is Joe McKenzie’s focus this weekend on New Beginnings. Freddie Bell and the New Beginnings team also share Covid Vaccination information. Special thanks to The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, AARP Twin Cities, West Metro Hypnosis, The Minnesota Department of Health and Unity South Twin…

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Volunteering as a Career Growth Plan

Elizabeth Ebot, Vaccine Outreach Coordinator, MDH talks about the pause in the Johnson and Johnson vaccine as well as the new Vaccine site at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Epidemiologist, Dr. Michael Osterholm talks about vaccines for younger children. New Beginnings Co-host Joe Mckenzie, says volunteering is an often overlooked career growth plan. We also hear…

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Vaccines and Springtime

As Springtime is upon us, and Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm tells Freddie Bell there could be darker days ahead. Property Manager Kitty Harris from the Cora McCorvey health and Wellness Center talks about the vaccination activity at her property. Joe McKenzie continues a discussion about unearthing the Hidden Job Market.

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Improving Vaccine Access

Dr. Nathan Chomilo, the new Vaccine Equity Director for the State of Minnesota talks with Freddie Bell about improving access for Minnesotans. New Beginnings Co-Host Joe McKenzie shares details concerning the hidden job market. Special thanks to the Cora MCCorvey Health and Wellness Center, AARP MN, and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Relieving Stress During Difficult Times

Elizabeth, Vaccine Outreach Director for Minnesota’s Vaccine Response Team shares the benefits of having received the COVID-19 vaccine. Co-host Joe McKenzie shares tips for relieving stress during difficult times. We also thank our partners from AARP Twin Cities, the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Stand Out As a Job Candidate

Knowing what makes you stand out as a job candidate could be a key to your success. Joe McKenzie explains. The AARP MN supported Twin Cities Jazz Festival continues operating in the pandemic. This week, we learn more about Thursday Night Jazz. Listen for special contributions from Unity South Twin Cities, West Metro Hypnosis, and…

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Career Transition

Rough days are ahead, Dr. Michael Osterholm’s warning, even as new vaccine’s come onto the scene. He is among the nation’s leading epidemiologists. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center talks about inoculating seniors residing in the city’s public housing facilities. Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects talks about career transition and preparing…

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Pathways to a Second Career

Freddie Bell talks with Elizabeth Ebot, the Vaccine Outreach Director to Minnesota’s Covid Vaccine Response Team. We learn about the Vaccine Connector. Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects shares various pathways to a second career. Special thanks to AARP Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Engaging Your Professional Network

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has served as the Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases since 1984, joins Freddie Bell on New Beginnings this week. Co-host Joe McKenize talks about engaging your professional network to enhance your career. It’s the start of tax time and Freddie has some important information. We acknowledge…

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Health Insurance and Health Equity

New Beginnings welcomes Reneka Evans, who is the Lead COVID-19 Health Program Rep., Senior for the LGBTQ community. Reneka is currently working with the Minnesota Department of Health to close the gap between health injustice and health equity. Reneka’s goal is to fight tirelessly against COVID-19. Lynn Bahta is a public health nurse at the…

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Recharge Your Career

Sometimes we need a jump-start in our careers. Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie share strategies we can use to recharge going into the new year. We also learn about a comprehensive strategy to vaccinate seniors against COVID-19 living in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority facilities. Freddie talks with Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and…

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The Vaccine Rollout

Lynn Bahta is a public health nurse at the Minnesota Department of Health. As a vaccine expert, she is sharing information about a vaccine program launched this week. Shirlynn LaChapelle, of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, and Yolanda Adams Lee are working together to help Minnesotans manage their health during COVID-19. They talked about their…

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Managing Your Health

Shirlynn LaChapelle, of the Minnesota Black Nurses Association, and Yolanda Adams Lee are working together to help Minnesotans manage their health during COVID 19. They talked about their efforts with Freddie Bell. New Beginnings was also on location at a COVID 19 testing site in St. Paul. There, Freddie Bell learned of new advances in…

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Vaccine Distribution and Safety

Medicaid Medical Director, Dr. Nathan Chomilo, from the Minnesota Department of Health appears this week discussing vaccine distribution and its relative safety. Freddie Bell also discusses Aging in Place and reviews Online Etiquette with Joe McKenzie of Ripple Connects. New Beginnings also acknowledges AARP Twin Cites, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro…

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Reducing Holiday Debt

As we kick off the new year, Freddie Bell shares ideas on how to reduce holiday debt. Joe McKenzie, our Career Expert and founder of Ripple Connects, talks about the benefits of job sharing. We also hear from Kitty Harris of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro Hypnosis, who helps us to…

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Understanding Mental Health

Anna Lynn is the Mental Health Promotion Coordinator at the MN Department of Health. She works on changing the conversation and understanding about mental health, to help us understand it as more than the absence of illness. She also works to create opportunities for communities to promote mental well-being across a range of domains-from social…

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Your Health and COVID-19

Dr. Sara Vetter is the Assistant Division Director of the Public Health Laboratory for the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Vetter talks with Freddie Bell about the importance of getting tested for COVID-19. Carolyn Deters, Executive Director of Gifts for Seniors says social isolation and loneliness are serious health issues and can become more common…

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Curbing The Spread

Michael Osterholm, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition COVID-19 advisory board, said measures are urgently needed to help curb the spread and prevent hospitals from being “overrun.” He told Freddie Bell that Americans help control the spread by “not swapping air.” Nancy Carlson, Minnesota Department of Health suggests strategies in coping with COVID stress.…

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Stress Management

Nancy Carlson with the Minnesota Department of Health talks about stress management as we close out the year. Career expert, Joe McKenzie examines a new Boomer lifestyle. AARP volunteer Bev Bachel, shares details concerning the organization’s 50 Over 50 honorees. Kitty Harris, Property Manager for the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center says the facility…

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COVID-19 Update

New Beginnings sits down with Hennepin County’s Health Director, Susan Palchick for a COVID-19 Update. Kitty Harris, Property Manager, Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center shares an update on a recent Blood Drive. New Beginnings also acknowledges its partners, AARP Twin Cities, West Metro Hypnosis and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Smart Holiday Planning

The Holidays are upon us and with COVID-19 numbers raging across the state, Kris Ehresmann, Director, Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division, talks with Freddie Bell about smart holiday planning. AARP Twin Cities shares information about Driver Safety Training opportunities and how you might be able to reduce the cost…

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A Safe Holiday Season

On New Beginnings we welcome Kris Ehresmann, Director, Minnesota Department of Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division. She talks with Freddie Bell about Having a Safe Holiday this season in the face of COVID-19. From AARP Twin Cities we learn about Liveable Communities. Kitty Harris, Property Manager for the Cora McCorey Health and…

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Key Moments in an Interview

This week we feature the Minnesota Department of Health and useful information on COVID-19. We also look at how to protect yourself against frauds and scams. Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie share key details about key moments in a job interview. Kitty Harris from the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center talks about the new…

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Career Success

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie discuss some of the key areas for professional development and how it relates to your career success in 2021. Jay Haapala of AARP Twin Cities talks with Freddie about scams and frauds. We also honor our partners with Minnesota Department it Health, AARP MN, West Metro Hypnosis, The Cora McCorvey…

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Career Growth

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie help you tinfoils on career growth in the first of a two part series. Freddie Bell also shares details on a device that can sniff COVID-19. October is Energy Awareness Month And our friends at AARP Twin Cities have important details. New Beginnings also appreciates its partners at Unity South…

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Integrating Your Career Story

Techniques on integrating your career story into your job search is Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie’s focus this week. Freddie also shares details on an exciting Broadband Initiative with AARP MN and MN Speedtest. We also share health tips and feature a visit from West Metro Hypnosis. The Rev, James Stacey, senior minister of Unity…

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Land and Expand into Your Career

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie explore how to land and expand into your next career. Freddie Bell also looks at sickle cell anemia. We hear from the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center of Open House this weekend. After talking about voting, we hear a lesson from Unity South Twin Cities, entitled The Day the…

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Applying for Posted Jobs

Freddie Bell welcomes Joe McKenzie who cautions listeners to think twice when considering applying for posted jobs. Secretary of State Steve Simons joins Freddie Bell to talk about voting in this election cycle. Kitty Harris, property manager for the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center talks about open housing at the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority.…

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Situational Awareness

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie examine situational awareness in your job search. Freddie Bell adds important information about the effective use of LinkedIn. We hear from AARP Twin Cities about scams and how to protect our assets. We also thank our contributors, Unity South Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and West…

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Reinventing Your Career

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie share exciting details on how to convert your unpaid work experience forward in reinventing your career. Our partners At AARP Twin Cities talk about the Selby Jazz festival kicking off this weekend. We also welcome our partners from Unity South Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and…

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Overcoming Non-Forecasted Challenges

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie continue their discussion on Overcoming non-forecasted challenges in today’s job search. Kitty Harris of the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center talks about Alzheimer’s Month. We also hear from West Metro Hypnosis and Unity South Twin Cities on the Fifth Agreement.

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Unforeseen Challenges

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie begin a series on overcoming the unforeseen challenges of today’s job search, including the overall virtual hiring process, distance networking and access to Minnesota’s hidden job market. Thanks to Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, Unity South Cities, West Metro Hypnosis and AARP MN.

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Where to Look for a New Career

We’ll be looking at hot industry segments in the pandemic this weekend on New Beginnings with Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie. We also learn about a biking event sponsored by AARP. Freddie Bell examines scams and the importance of your credit score. We also hear from Unity South Twin Cities and West Metro Hypnosis.

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Transferable Skills Part 2

This weekend on New Beginnings, we continue our discussion with Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie on sought after transferable skills in the new corona economy. We also visit with Jay Haapala, the Associate Director of Community Engagement for AARP MN. Jay stops by to talk about scams. We also talk health and fitness and Cash…

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New Normal – July 11, 2020

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie discuss adapting to the new normal of conducting a job search. We also hear from AARP Minnesota about scams. We also thank West Metro Hypnosis, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Your Unique Career Story – July 4, 2020

Freddie Bell and co-host Joe McKenzie discuss integrating your unique career story into your job search efforts. The goal is to help improve the likelihood of landing the ideal job. We also welcome partners from AARP twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, West Metro Hypnosis and Unity South Twin Cities.

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Your Leadership and Experience – June 27, 2020

Freddie Bell and Joe McKenzie discuss steps for proactively self-marketing your leadership and experience to unearth opportunities in Minnesota’s hidden job market. Freddie also looks at retirement options as he welcomes West Metro Hypnosis, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, Unity South Twin Cities and AARP Minnesota.

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Thriving in Teams – June 20, 2020

New Beginnings Co-Hosts Joe Mckenzie and Freddie Bell discuss steps to thrive in today’s team environment. We also say hello to West Metro Hypnosis, AARP Twin Cities, The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center and Unity South Twin Cities.

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