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911 Homework. Hospital Corps & the ACA. Lynn Ruth Miller: “Get a Horse.”


A few weeks ago we had some fun with a 911 call from a woman who was having trouble getting her hamburger cooked the way she wanted it and was circling her neighborhood fast food restaurant in a panic. Well, this week we couldn’t help ourselves. Seems a four-year-old needed some help with her math and when all else failed…she called 911. Check it out.


Michael Lighty
Michael Lighty

A look at the concerns about The Affordable Care Act from those who work for hospital corps.

This week Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for California Nurses Association,  joins us to talk about why he thinks the Affordable Care Act is “Bad Medicine” for nurses. The article, “Bad Medicine” recently appeared in the National Nurse Magazine and states, “…the biggest health reform of our lifetime does little to rein in healthcare corporations and insurers. Instead, it shifts even more in costs onto workers who can’t afford it and, at the same time, threatens the practice of registered nursing.”


Professor Shayne!

Nurses, we may send you mixed messages from time to time but now is (honestly) a great time to consider getting a master’s degree.
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And we have the best program in the nation (maybe we are prejudice since our co-host Shayne Mason just happens to be an instructor) to share with you. Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Dr. Enna Trevathan is with us to talk about the MSN/RN Online Program with the University of California. For more information or to hear our podcast visit


And the usual…80-year-old Lynn Ruth Miller is in the house this week with another edition of “In My Day,” discussing depression in the old days (how can that be funny?). Also Health Trivia and your email questions.

Remember…laughter is always the best medicine.

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