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Best of Nurse Talk | Military Nurses and Robin Hood

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This week we share with you a very show from the Nurse Talk library, and “re-present” two very honorable guests, Ken Zinn, the D.C. based Political Director for National Nurses United and retired army nurse captain, Vietnam War veteran, and founder of the Women’s Vietnam MemorialDiane Carlson Evans.

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Ken talks with us about the announcement from the European Nations that 11 countries have signed on to a “financial transaction” tax, aka the Robin Hood Tax. The Robin Hood tax will raise billions of dollars by taxing financial transactions by incurring a less than half a percent tax on Wall Street transactions. 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. Visit robinhoodtax.org.

Diane Carlson Evans who served as an army nurse in Vietnam talks about the 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. However, because it was not “official” combat the women were not given weapons, though they were oftentimes still caught in the front lines of battle.

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

 

NNU’s Donna Smith and Funny Lady Lynn Ruth Miller | Sept. 17-18, 2011| Show 422

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Donna always brings us up to speed on the issues that are important…at least to us they are. We’ll get an update on the nurses’ Main Street Campaign (more about that at nationalnursesunited.com), the state of Social Security and Medicare, a Wall Street sales tax and much more.

We have comedian Lynn Ruth Miller with us and she is wound up like a top! Find out what the Dust Bowl and Lynn Ruth have in common. Lynn Ruth is always….well, pretty out there but always an inspiration. At the ripe age of 78 years young…most of us can’t keep up with her. Read more…

Day of Action | Rose Ann DeMoro Segment | Show 420

Day of Action | Rose Ann DeMoro Segment | Show 420

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Rose Ann DeMoro, Executive Director National Nurses United
“I always knew women would lead a revolution in this country.”

We share an interview that our media partner Laura Flanders of GRITtv did with Executive Director of Nationl Nurses United, Rose Ann DeMoro. It’s a great opportunity to hear from Rose Ann, why the nurses are on the front lines of so many issues that affect ordinary Americans like Medicare, Social Security, access to affordable healthcare and patient safety. Labor Day is coming up and the nurses of National Nurses United have declared it a Day Of Action. Everyone has the power to make change…but do they have the will?

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Michael Lighty on Main Street vs. Wall Street | NNU Sponsored Segment | Show 415

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Michael Lighty joins Nurse Talk for a conversation about Main Street vs. Wall Street. Which side are you on? Michael is the articulate and passionate Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United. Michael recently spoke with Casey at the NNU Staff Assembly in D.C. You won’t want to miss what he has to say. Read more…

Which Side Are You On? A Nurse’s Memoir and Rita Goes Red Cross | Show 415

Which Side Are You On? A Nurse’s Memoir and Rita Goes Red Cross | Show 415

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Coming Up…Casey and Dan just can’t get enough of themselves! The jury is still out as to whether others feel the same… Great show though. What do the Pips have to do with it? Listen and find out.

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Michael Lighty joins Nurse Talk for a conversation about Main Street vs. Wall Street. Which side are you on? Michael is the articulate and passionate Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United. Michael recently spoke with Casey at the NNU Staff Assembly in D.C. You won’t want to miss what he has to say.

Later in the show RN and author Kate Genovese joins us. Kate has written a book called Thirty Years In September, A Nurse’s Memoir. Her memoir poignantly describes the adventures of her nursing career, beginning with her trial some days as an LPN, when she lost her nursing license because of a drug addiction, her recovery, and going back to school once again to obtain her RN. Read more…

Tax Wall Street

Nurses take their Main Street Contract to Wall Street demanding that Wall Street pay their fair share. Main Street pays sales tax. Why not Wall Street? Half a penny per transaction could raise as much as 350 billion dollars.

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