Tag Archives: Financial Transaction Tax

Ernestine. Army Nurses. ICU Nurses. Back Pain.


Well some of you may be old enough to remember Ernestine Tomlin, the blunt Ma Bell phone receptionist. Now, we find out she’s not just a pretty face–she is an advocate for Universal Health Care! “One ring-dingy, two ringy dingy’s…hello…” and she’s off to the races.

robinhoodtaxThis week we have two very honorable guests to share with you. We promised them we would not tarnish their stellar reputations so they agreed. First, Ken Zinn the D.C. based Political Director for National Nurses United then retired army nurse captain, Vietnam war veteran and founder of the Women’s Vietnam Memorial, Diane Carlson Evans.

Ken talks with us about the recent announcement from the European Nations that 11 countries have signed on to a “financial transaction”tax, aka the Robin Hood Tax. The tax will raise billions of dollars by taxing financial transactions .50 per $100. Nurses in the U.S. have been on the leading edge of this concept and are making some headway here at home. Keep an open mind. If you listen to the simple details you might agree this is a very fair and doable measure.

Vietnam Women's Memorial FoundationAND…Diane Carlson Evans who served as an army nurse in Vietnam is with us to talk about the recent announcement by the Pentagon that women can now serve in combat roles in the military. Diane shares her story and tells us that women have been serving in combat since World War 2, mostly as nurses. BUT because it was not “official” combat the women were not given weapons though were oftentimes still caught in the front lines of battle. This is an amazing story about the mostly unrecognized heroines of U.S. Wars.

Vietnam Women's Memorial Photo by Michael Sirois http://michael.sirois.com
Women’s Vietnam Memorial photo by Michael Sirois

Shayne and Casey compare social lives. Hmm—how does that go? Tune in and see for yourself.

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Wanted: Robin Hood | Financial Transaction Tax Gains Traction

Big news out of National Nurses United’s Staff Nurse Assembly in Chicago last weekend was the rally in Daly Plaza supporting a half percent tax on stock trades.  Nurses have aligned with the worldwide Robin Hood Tax Campaign say: We’re committed to rebuilding America by introducing a small tax on Wall Street transactions. We believe…Continue Reading

RN Jean Ross on 2012 Staff Nurse Assembly and the Robin Hood Tax | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | May 19, 2012 | Show 447


And we talk with one of our favorite guests RN and Co-President of National Nurses United, Jean Ross. Jean will tell us about the upcoming Nurses Assembly in Chicago next week where over 1200 nurses will gather to talk about everything from healthcare to Medicare and beyond. The nurses will also hit the streets of…Continue Reading

Lower Blood Pressure. Laughing Your Way Through a Conference. Critical Care.

Lower Blood Pressure. Laughing Your Way Through a Conference. Critical Care.


RN Deb Gauldin, Laughologist

Have you ever listened to a baby laugh? You know, the kind of laugh that is so contagious YOU start to laugh? Well, who knew laughing was so good for you! We thought we’d reminder ourselves and our listeners that laughter really is the best medicine.

On the show this week we have RN Deb Gauldin, the incoming president of The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor She is a professional humorist and entertainer specializing in health care morale and women’s well being. Deb joins Casey and Dan to talk about humor and the upcoming 25th annual conference where all they do is laugh and talk, and laugh and talk, and then laugh some more.

Why quit your job as an English professor to become an RN? Theresa Brown did. Before becoming a nurse, Theresa
obtained a Ph.D in English and taught literature. After being an RN for four years, she’s written a book called, Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life and Everything in Between. We’ll talk with Theresa about her career and her very interesting and poignant book.

And we share a recent interview (from our friends at Labour Radio) with RN Higgins. Karen addresses questions about the proposed Financial Transaction Tax..50 per $100 ? Wow, so little could raise billions of dollars for vital health care education and other services. Why is this so hard?

Read more about this show. It’s packed!Continue Reading

RN Karen Higgins: Yes on Robin Hood Tax | National Nurses United Sponsored Segment | Nov 19-20, 2011 | Show 428


Massachusettes RN Karen Higgins joins us. Karen is a good friend of ours and she always takes time out of her busy schedule to talk with us. As a matter of fact we want to make it perfectly clear that Karen was on her BREAK when speaking with Dan and Casey. Karen weighed in on…Continue Reading