"Imagine Medicare for All" was the theme of the party for Medicare's 48th anniversary, celebrated at Riverfront Park, Corvallis, on July 30. Festivities included music, speeches, a Writers Wall, a chat room, the game What the Health! and cupcakes. Speakers included Nancy Pierce of Oregon Representative Peter de Fazio's office and Corvallis City Council President Richard Hervey, who described how rising health coverage costs have hurt the city and have also changed his political outlook.
The state found me on the streets alone when I was two years old. I had lice, was suffering from malnutrition, and cigarette burns covered my body. While in the foster care system, I went through seven foster homes in which I continued to endure abuse. When I was four, a loving family adopted me. Because of my abuse, I had severe scarring all over my body, and my adoptive parents had to put vitamin E oil on me each night before I went to bed. As I got older, the state provided information regarding my abusive family history, but by that time my heart was hardened and guarded. When I became a teen, my parents were unable to emotionally reach me. They sent me to boarding school, but I left and ended up on the streets.
On the Digital Divide we'll be talking with professor Martin Pall, and researcher Merry Callahan about the health effects of Wireless Technology or ElectroMagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity, (EMS). As wireless technology becomes even more integrated into our daily lives through phones, computers, in new cars, and home appliances, we'll learn how some people suffer health related symptoms as a direct result of wireless technologies.
Out Loud welcomes Max Voltage, SAGE Metro Portand and author Shannon PS Bonet
Tonight, our first guest is an event producer who is recruiting for an upcoming new work. Max Voltage updates us on Homomentum the Musical, the radical gender bending sci-fi musical new work. They are casting and hiring for an upcoming Staged Reading, with auditions happening in early Sept.
Is it possible that your medication can worsen the very symptoms it is supposed to treat? Benzodiazepines, commonly used to treat anxiety and panic, can be extremely addictive, actually increase anxious feelings, and result in horrendous withdrawal experiences. Our guest Matt Samet, former professional rock climber and author of Death Grip: A Climber’s Escape From Benzo Madness, discusses his journey of recovery from anxiety, panic and Benzodiazepine addiction. http://us.macmillan.com/deathgrip/MattSamet
Pregnancy—unquestionably one of the most profound, meaningful experiences of adulthood—can reduce otherwise intelligent women to, well, babies. We’re told to avoid cold cuts, sushi, alcohol, and coffee, but aren’t told why these are forbidden. Rules for prenatal testing are hard and fast—and unexplained. Are these recommendations even correct? Are all of them right for every mom-to-be? In Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster proves that pregnancy rules are often misguided and sometimes flat-out wrong. A mom-to-be herself, Oster debunks the myths of pregnancy using her particular mode of critical thinking: economics, the study of how we get what we want.