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Healthcare in America with Donna Smith

Healthcare Activist and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America– Donna Smith takes on the latest assaults on the U.S. Healthcare system–most notably the dismantling of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Pre-existing conditions are the latest obstacle collateral damage. Donna also talks about the horrific border […]

Judge Abruptly Overturns California Aid in Dying Act

With us for this podcast is Attorney Jonathan Patterson from Compassion and Choices (the organization that fought to pass the bill). California’s End of Life Option Act was signed into law in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. The law allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs […]

National Nurses United Stop Gun Violence

‘When Will the Excuses Stop? Time for Action’ 

In response to yet the latest school shooting nightmare at a high school near Houston, National Nurses United (NNU) today called for lawmakers in Congress and every state legislature to finally act to protect public safety. Since the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shooting, more […]

Nurses Fight For S.B. 562 And Remind Us Why California Needs Gavin Newsom

We spoke this week with Senior Healthcare Correspondent Donna Smith about California State Bill 562 This bill would expand Medicare coverage for all Californians. You can listen to a short podcast about S.B. 562 and the importance of electing a governor who supports Single Payer! […]

Protection Against Workplace Violence for ALL NURSES

Violence against nurses and healthcare workers is a chronic problem in the United States. This week RN Jane Sandoval joins us to talk about the new California Workplace Violence Prevention Measures. Violence like this is on the rise. Sometimes there’s not enough security, sometimes we’re […]

RN Sarah Prysock Takes on Healing Refugee Children

RN Sara Prysock learned from friends Belle Sweeney and Sheldon Rosenberg returning from volunteering and Syrian refugee camps that there is no place for kids to be kids. Belle founded The Schoolbox Project with the ingenious concept of transforming shipping containers into mobile schoolhouses to […]

Bonnie Castillo

Bonnie Castillo, National Nurses United Executive Director, Named to Top AFL-CIO Council

On March 22 2018, AFL-CIO  elected National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN, to its top leadership bodies, the AFL-CIO Executive Council and Executive Committee. Concurrently, the Executive Council also passed a resolution honoring longtime Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro upon her retirement earlier this […]