Insight 5th Ed._Roger Austin Newell

Fifth Edition Marquis Who’s Who INSIGHT 7 DR. LESTER L. CARTER JR. Consultant Hayat-Carter Herbal Shoppe Milwaukee, WI In Memoriam What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry? Several credible scientific studies have found that some of the most widely prescribed blood pressure medications are now causing chronic kidney disease. The pharmaceutical companies and the traditional medical community are trying to prevent the public from knowing about it. There are some national remedies available that I brought to people’s attention on my radio show. One of the other areas I devoted a lot of attention to is Type 2 diabetes, which is almost in an epidemic state, especially for African Americans over the age of 40. In many cases, the side effects of treating this illness with traditional medications are just as devastating as the illness itself. There is a preparation that was originally found in a plant grown in the desert region of Mexico. When the scientific community became aware of it and started running tests on it, they found it had the ability to reverse Type 2 diabetes. Both of these medical issues have now been found to affect 75% and 80% of all African Americans. What excites you the most about your industry? So many different phases and problems have come and gone. From my perspective, my mother and father never went to see doctors — they didn’t even know what a doctor was. Therefore, I knew when I got out of the Navy, if I didn’t get an education, there would be no one to take care of them. I was able to keep my mother alive until she was 102 and my father until his upper 90s, and neither one of them needed any medication. JOHN F. COLSON Professor Emeritus of Music South Dakota State University Brookings, SD How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? Just by being a kind person. What are two key behaviors/personality traits that allow you to be effective in your role? I am kind to the people I work with, teach and conduct. My background is another important thing — I started studying trumpet in eighth grade at the University of Iowa, and then I studied for another four years in high school. I had seven or eight teachers while at the university, including the principal trumpet player in the United States Navy Band. How do you feel your industry has changed/evolved? Over time, the industry has connected more with how I feel about treating people with kindness. I have also tried expanding into new musical formats. I have done 129 musicals accompanied by an orchestra, and I have had many fine soloists in my orchestra over the years. I have also done five ballets and four operas. What excites you the most about your industry? It was the students. I had many fine pupils at South Dakota State University who have gone on to enjoy successful careers. One of my students is now in New York City singing as a soprano with the Metropolitan Opera. Another student is the choral director at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. They both studied trumpet with me in high school.