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Welcome to Nurse Talk where laughter is the best medicine. A salute to our Republican friends and relatives—and we do have them. That’s Mitt Romney. We think he’s singing AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL? Oh dear lord.
Shayne says, “Casey that was AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL and we’re told he learned it from Millie Fawn his music teacher in high-school—lets take a listen.”
We promise when the Democratic Convention rolls around we’ll give equal time to President Obama’s singing! Just a little fun on this sunny summer day.
AND—hey—what about that West Nile Virus?! Well, a listener in Utah wants to know if she should get her family face and head nets to keep them safe. Well now lets stay calm. Casey and Shayne will share the low-down on the facts about this nasty virus—what it is, where it comes from—and simple steps to save yourself the money it would cost to buy those face and head nets.
Also—get ready for a little policy talk with California Nurses Association Director of Policy, Michael Lighty. Or—closer to the truth—get ready for some very disturbing facts and findings from a report that cites the huge profits hospitals are making by virtue of their non-profit status. Private not-for-profit hospitals, which dominate the California hospital landscape, rack up tax exemption benefits of close to $2 billion a year beyond what they return to communities in charity care, according to the report.
The study was just released by the Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy, the research arm of California Nurses Association and National Nurses United. You really won’t want to miss this conversation. You can read the report for yourself at www.calnurses.org.
AND while we’re on the subject of money we’ll share a great victory for all of us from The California Clean Money Campaign. Trent Lange, executive director for the organization will bring us up to speed on AB 1648, the groundbreaking California DISCLOSE Act, which just passed the full Assembly last week by a solid majority of 50 to 26. This is great news and a blow to SUPER PACS, which can now hide their financial contributions. AB 1648 requires public disclosure of the contributors. A step toward renewing our democracy!
Casey and Shayne answer some email questions and announce the Health Trivia winner from last week. NOW—if you are alert—and you are actually reading this—you can be among the first to answer this week’s health trivia question and win a $25 gift card to Starbucks. All you have to do is email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the question: What is the largest organ of the body? First time-stamped email wins!
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___________________________________Pattie Lockard is Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. She's in charge of stuff around here. You can contact Pattie at 1-415-515-8318 or by email.
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Pattie Lockard is the Executive Producer and Co-Creator of Nurse Talk. Pattie has been involved in theatre, music and creative producing since she was 4. That’s a stretch, but the dream was there at a very early age. Pattie is currently owner/producer of Harmax Productions located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Harmax produces Nurse Talk™, and a variety of other projects including live theatre, music and television.
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