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Dan’s Mom Rita stops by | Show 230

…IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR! Well, Nurse Talk does it’s own version of ALL IN THE FAMILY as Co-host Dan Grady’s mom, Rita, stops by. Lovely Rita, as we like to call her, is a retired RN now working as a full-time volunteer for the Red Cross. It seems as though the apple does not fall far from the tree—Rita is as wild and wacky as her son! This week Casey and Dan talk with RN Laurie Bahr. Laurie has been an RN for 16 years and currently works in the Cardiac Surgical ICU at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. She sheds some light on current Pension Bargaining Efforts taking place in her state. It seems that hospitals are using the “economic downturn” to cut benefits that most RNs have been paying into for years. Laurie is active in the Minnesota Nurses Association, the organization that works to protect patients and the nurses who serve them.

A quick update from RN Carol Rodgers. You may remember Carol has been heading up efforts to save San Leandro Hospital in California from closure. She has good news and will update us on recent developments.Also a moving account of some of the RN’s back from Haiti and the usual playful antics —the Square Needle Award, “Is Anybody Laughing,” Phobia of the Week and some email questions.Tune in every Sunday at 2PM PST on Green 960AM or live stream at You can also download and listen anytime on iTunes, or stream at, and

Keep in mind, there is still time to phone in or email your questions for Dr. Gail Altschuler coming up next week. Gail will talk about weight loss and well being.We’ve got more coming your way! A panel of student nurses visits with Casey and Dan in April, we introduce a new segment we’re calling “The Real Heroes”…and more on Nurse Talk. Remember “laughter is the best medicine”. Thanks for listening.

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