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Join us for the second in a series of exclusive advance Code WACK podcasts with Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director for Bernie 2020. In this preview Michael talks about the future of the Medicare for All Movement in California. Check out Code WACK at heal-ca.org…
 
Join us for this exclusive advance CODE WACK podcast with Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director for Bernie 2020. In this preview Michael talks about the future of Medicare for All during and after the Biden Administration. Get ready because no-one has a better take on this than Michael.…
 
This CODE WACK podcast features David L. Lander, the comedian who played Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley, and his wife, Kathy Fields Lander. They’re retired actors who are longtime SAG-AFTRA members in Los Angeles. They’re now bracing themselves for dramatic changes to their health plan. That’s a concern in part because David Lander really needs good …
 
Featuring Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director for Bernie 2020:What’s holding the U.S. back from Medicare for All? (Hint: It’s not just Trump.) What about California? In this second episode in a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Inst…
 
Will “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” solve America’s healthcare problems? Is COVID-19 a game-changer in the fight for single-payer? In this first episode of a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Michael Lighty discusses the Medicare-for-All movement and the Democratic Party’s new unity task force.…
 
Time for much reflection. Thinking about family, friends--- the paths we've taken over the years. All roads for me this morning lead to the love and gratitude I feel for the life I have lived and the family and friends that I am blessed with. I came upon a song I wrote a while back and it just felt right to share. To all my sisters and brothers out…
 
Patients and healthcare professionals deserve better. The nations healthcare system is broken!The nation’s most trusted professional voices discuss the political issues that impact our lives...... Let's FIX IT!For more information about our new program premiering FALL 2019 visit http://nursetalksite.com/healthcareinamerica/…
 
With us for this podcast is Executive Director of Business for Medicare for All, Daniel Barlow. “The employer-based health insurance system hurts economic growth, suppresses wages, and creates a stagnant workforce,” Barlow said. “Options like Medicare for All don’t just improve public health, they also improve our economy". Business for Medicare fo…
 
Are American businesses looking to ditch the current health insurance system? Executive Director of Business for Medicare for All Daniel Barlow gives us the answer to that question. For decades, a “good job” has been one that includes benefits – primarily health insurance. When most Americans worked full-time for a single employer and health care c…
 
The Truth about Social Security: The Founders' Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings. That's quite a title and author and President of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman means every word of it. In the book, she uses the founder's own words to debunk myths and reveal the truth about the most popular and success…
 
All Myths aside the case for Medicare for All is getting stronger every day. "“We need to destroy once and for all the preposterous myth that the so-called “free market” will ever be capable of delivering the health system we need if we are to remain an economic super power”, said Richard Masters one of the founders of the Business Initiative for H…
 
President of National Nurses United Zenei Cortez joins Nurse Talk Radio this week with highlights from D.C. Lobby Day and the first Medicare for All congressional hearing in ten years. "I was so moved and the testimony at the hearing and our rally was so compelling I don't know how a person could not have been moved by these healthcare stories", sa…
 
RN, Professor of Health Policy at University of San Francisco Barbara Sattler joins us to talk about the Nurses Climate Challenge. It's a national campaign to mobilize nurses to educate 50,000 health professionals on the impacts of climate change on human health. "It's ambitious and it's doable" said Sattler. Check out this podcast and find out how…
 
Hello Thom Hartmann listeners! This week our Top of the Hour podcast features Nurse Talk's Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent Donna Smith. Donna had the privilege of talking with Jane O'Meara Sanders recently and if the name sounds familiar Jane is the wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, co-founder of the Sanders Institute and a longtime social…
 
Hello Progressive Voices Tune In listeners! This week our Top of the Hour podcast features Nurse Talk's Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent Donna Smith. Donna had the privilege of talking with Jane O'Meara Sanders recently and if the name sounds familiar Jane is the wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, co-founder of the Sanders Institute and a lo…
 
Nurse Talk's Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent Donna Smith had the privilege of talking with Jane O'Meara Sanders recently. If the name sounds familiar Jane is the wife of Senator Bernie Sanders, co-founder of the Sanders Institute and a longtime social, educational and political activist. Jane played a major role in Bernie’s 2016 Presiden…
 
With us for this podcast is California Nurses Association/National Nurses United community organizer Max Cotterill. Last week nurses stood with Senator Bernie Sanders as he reintroduced his updated Medicare for All bill which now includes a long-term care component. With support for Medicare for All at an all-time high--now is the time to get invol…
 
Clinical Hypnotherapist Georgia Foster has been a long sought-after expert commenter on the subject of how to drink less in her home country of Australia, and in the UK where she now lives. In Georgia’s book “Drink Less In 7 Days,” she helps drinkers train the brain to reduce Inner Critic time and improve sober coping strategies without needing to …
 
To coin the phrase “it takes a village” is no understatement. Nurses and Medicare for All supporters are mobilized and fired up. National Nurses United Community Organizer Carolyn Bowden joins us to talk about the unique strategies being employed by NNU and supporting organizations. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the Medicare for All nation…
 
Laugh, learn and listen to Nurse Talk Radio on Progressive Voices Tune In. You can download the PV APP @www.progressivevoices.com. This week on the show, States of Grace, from Doctor to Patient and Back Again…San Francisco Internist Dr. Grace Dammann is with us. And, to coin the phrase “it takes a village” is no understatement. Nurses and Medicare …
 
The Green New Deal (GND) is a set of proposed economic stimulus programs in the United States that aim to address climate change and economic inequality. ... The Green New Deal combines Roosevelt's economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency. At least according to Wikipedia that is.…
 
Dr. Grace Dammann’s life was forever altered when a driver crashed head-on into her car on the Golden Gate Bridge. After a seven-week coma and numerous surgeries, Grace miraculously regained consciousness, with her cognitive abilities almost entirely intact, but her body left shattered and severely disabled. In 2015 her friends Mark and Helen Cohen…
 
Laugh, learn and listen to Nurse Talk Radio on Progressive Voices Tune In. You can download the PV APP @www.progressivevoices.com. This week on the show, after decades of fighting, nurses join thousands to gather in the nation’s capital for Representative Pramila Jayapal’s launch of the New Medicare for All bill, a bill that has strong support from…
 
Nurses across the country are off to a great start with a grassroots movement to demand Medicare for All. Thousands of people interested in supporting the movement attended over 150 barnstorms from Maine to California where they shared their healthcare stories and learned about the new Medicare for All Act that will be introduced in Congress by Rep…
 
Laugh, learn and listen to Nurse Talk Radio on Progressive Voices Tune In. You can download the PV APP @www.progressivevoices.com. This week on the show, author and President of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman is on a mission to debunk the manufactured myths about Social Security and she uses Facts to do it! And as nurses and other influential …
 
In the era of so called Fake News, it's critical to know and research our news sources. That’s why Tarbell is expanding its excellent coverage. Tarbell is supported by readers and not influenced by politics or corporate donations.With us for this podcast is Tarbell Investigative Journalist Donna Shaw. Donna recently wrote about dangerous drug short…
 
Ask yourself, who do you trust to make decisions about who should be allowed to practice nursing in your state? Do you trust your state’s nursing board, or would you trust an organization with little oversight and a comfy relationship with corporate sponsors such as big pharma? That question is central to our discussion today. RN and Nurse Practice…
 
With us today is Mark Dudzic, National Coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer. The primary purpose of his organization is to increase and coordinate grassroots labor support for a Single-Payer Medicare-for-All healthcare system in America. Mark, like many of us believes health care is a fundamental human need and that the labor movement…
 
The Truth about Social Security: The Founders' Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings. That's quite a title and author and President of Social Security Works, Nancy Altman means every word of it. In the book she uses the founder's own words to debunk myths and reveal the truth about the most popular and successf…
 
This week Healthcare In America Senior Correspondent Donna Smith introduces medicare4all.org. The site is sponsored by National Nurses United and Our Revolution and is a great resource for people across the country to get involved in the grass roots campaign. Astronomical health care costs and lack of access continue to drive individuals, families,…
 
Writer, filmmaker and social activist Jennifer Nix joins us to share about how she saved 90% on her anti-rejection medications while on vacation in Spain...and how her story led her to Bernie Sanders's Senate office to meet his powerhouse social media team. Jennifer had a kidney transplant in 2009 and has written extensively about her experience.…
 
California’s historic first-in-the-nation safe staffing ratios, sponsored by the California Nurses Association, took 13 years to win. The legislation has now been in effect since January 2004 despite continued efforts from the hospital industry to overturn the law. Safe RN to patient ratios have been proven to improve the quality of care and nurse …
 
Laugh, learn and listen to Nurse Talk Radio on Progressive Voices Tune In. You can download the PV APP @www.progressivevoices.com. This week on the show.... RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger gives us the "state of the nurses union". In case you are wondering they are 150,000 strong and growing and they are fighting for t…
 
Introducing, the Old Coots. That’s right they’re the self-proclaimed Old Coots giving Bad Advice and they are with us today. They aren’t a household name yet but they are popping up everywhere because---well---people need advice and apparently, they don’t care if it’s good.It all started when a group of retired friends who meet every Saturday morni…
 
This week we share one of the most critical Nurse Talk Radio interviews of 2018---The State of the Nurses’ Union with RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger. At a time when the Republican Party is set on the destruction of organized labor in this country National Nurses United (the largest Union of Registered Nurses with over…
 
Join Nurse Talk Radio and Progressive Voices for a conversation with RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Deborah Burger. National Nurses United is the largest organization of nurses in the U.S. with over 150,000 members. Deborah shares with us "the 2018 state of the nurses’ union", which includes successful workplace safety and RN to Pat…
 
Ben Day is no stranger to the National Single Payer movement. He currently serves as Executive Director of Healthcare NOW and prior to taking on this role he was the Executive Director of MASS-Care, the Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care, for eight years.Ben talks about Healthcare NOW's broad coalition (including National Nurses Un…
 
Author Suzanne Gordon has written an extraordinary book called Wounds Of War How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, And Hope To The Nations Veteran's. Ms. Gordon addresses the current issues of privatization and the unwillingness the current VA Secretary is demonstrating to allow RN's to take part in their rightful collective bargaining process and u…
 
Author and journalist Suzanne Gordon joins us for a two-part interview about her new book Wounds Of War, How The VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to The Nations Veterans. Suzanne does an extraordinary job describing how VHA(Veterans HealthAdministration)tasked with a challenging patient population---does a better job than private-sector instit…
 
Author and journalist Suzanne Gordon joins us for a two-part interview about her new book Wounds Of War, How The VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to The Nations Veterans. Suzanne does an extraordinary job describing how VHA (Veterans Health Administration) tasked with a challenging patient population---does a better job than private-sector ins…
 
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