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Teachers. Babies. Donna. Lollygag.

Coming up on the show this week: A salute to teachers, great advice for parents of babies, defining lollygag and other popular sayings plus Donna Smith and Marsha Podd.

Donna Smith
NNU's Donna Smith

Donna Smith, our National Nurses United D.C. correspondent brings us up to speed on all things Washington. Donna also shares a bit of personal news about her own health. Donna Smith is best known as one of the documentary subjects of Michael Moore’s 2007 movie, “SiCKO.” Her journalism career includes 15 regional awards from the AP Managing Editors. Donna now works as a national single-payer healthcare advocate and community organizer for National Nurses United, and co-chairs the Progressive Democrats of America’s national “Healthcare Not Warfare” campaign. She also blogs at

Secrets of a Baby NurseAnd, it’s always a treat to have our friend RN Marsha Podd with us in the studio. A.K.A. the “Baby Whisperer.” When Marsha comes to the studio we all go to sleep. We mean that in a good way, as Marsha has one of the most soothing voices you’ll ever hear. Marsha, is the author of Secrets of a Baby Nurse. The book is getting rave reviews and if you know of anyone that is expecting a child, has babies or toddlers already, has looked at a child or even thought of a child–you need this book! To read more about Marsha and her advice for babies and parents visit her website at

Being a nurse is hard work! There are the perennial issues of not enough…staffing, time, appreciation. But on the blog this week, Love Your Nursing Life RN author Bobbi McCarthy writes about one of the ways nursing renews the spirit in The Gift in Room 3.

Alison Whitaker
Alison Whitaker in Vital Signs

Attention anyone reading this! If you are in or around the San Francisco Bay Area, pick up your phone or send us a quick email to win 2 free tickets to RN Alison Whitaker‘s great play, Vital Signs. Opening at the Marsh Theater June 8 thru July 21. For more info on Alison’s play visit SO…win those tickets, there are only 4 sets of two so rock on cause the first to call or email gets them. Call 1-800-977-1863 or email

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AND REMEMBER…laughter is the best medicine.


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