Stories from the Healthcare Frontlines

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Mon, 09/28/2009

 A wide-ranging discussion of healthcare and health insurance issues by seven participants in a course called  "Humanity in Perspective."  The course was offered free at Willamette University and at Reed College to  adults who are economically and/or educationally disadvantaged.  In this conversation, moderated and edited by Professor Ivan Welty of Willamette University, the students speak from personal experience with the difficulties of the current healthcare system.     

19:33 minutes (11.19 MB)

Dr. Eugene Uphoff on health care reform

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Tue, 07/28/2009

Dr. Eugene Uphoff, Portland family practice physician and one of the Mad as Hell Doctors who toured the US in September to build popular support for single payer, answers listener questions about the health care crisis. Hosted by Kevin Card and Peter Shapiro.

51:56 minutes (35.66 MB)

Political Perspectives--health care

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Tue, 09/29/2009

Excerpts from a special program on the health care crisis featuring Dr. Paul Hochfeld, Corvallis emergency room physician and one of the Mad as Hell Doctors who toured the country in September to build popular support for single payer. Interviewed by Peter Shapiro and Kevin Card.

34:53 minutes (23.95 MB)

Winter Health thru Chinese Diet Therapy

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Mon, 09/21/2009

 Hosted by Dr. David Naimon

Dr. Naimon talks with Accupuncturist and expert on Chinese Medicine Ellen Goldsmith from the Pearl Natural Health Clinic about staying healthy this fall and winter by following the precepts of Chinese Diet Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Your diet and activity level controls your sense of harmony with the world, and, by extension, your health.  Find out how.


28:01 minutes (25.65 MB)

September 21 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 09/21/2009


This program is hosted by Clayton Morgareidge (pictured here) and deals with several areas of popular resistance to domination -- in political uprisings around the world, in courtrooms demanding restitution for medical errors, in demands for healthcare for immigrants,  and in against the invasion of our culture by the military.  

54:52 minutes (31.4 MB)

In Defense of Malpractice Suits

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Mon, 09/21/2009

Doctors and hospitals make mistakes: how do patients get  compensated?  In their ongoing series The Left and the Law, attorney Mike Snedeker and Old Mole Jan Haaken puncture the myths about tort reform and malpractice suits  that Republicans claim are  driving up medical costs and driving  good doctors out of business.   

13:09 minutes (7.53 MB)

Common Sense - Health Issues in the Immigrant - Refugee Community

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Wed, 09/16/2009

 Common Sense
 Hosted by Kayse Jama and Grassia Melendez

Today's show will cover Community Health and what organizations and community members who are trying to close the gap between health, gender, race and economic status.  Joining us for discussion are:

John Joo, from APANO The Asian Pacific Network of Oregon

Sade Oandeko, a community health analyst from Lutheran Community Services NW

Johnell Bell, from Multnomah County Health Services

57:41 minutes (26.41 MB)

New documentary examines state of Transgender health care

In light of last night's Gender Blender on gender discrimination on health care, I thought I'd share information about a new documentary I just heard about.  Now in pre-production, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary, refers to the award winning documentary Southern Comfort, about the life and death of transgender man Robert Eads, who was refused treatment by more than a dozen medial professionals after he was diagnosed with ovariancancer.  The new film, Southern Comforted: Lives Touched by the Documentary examines how trans health care has changed (or not changed) since Eads died in 1999.  You can see a YouTube promo of the film here: 

Teabaggin' it old school

Hordes of Real Americans (TM) descended on Washington this weekend as the Teabaggers held their "Sept. 12" march and rally. You know, the kind of event where people are so patriotic they fly Confederate flags and call for the president to be sent to Kenya. It's all part of the continuing outbreak of Aggrieved White Man Syndrome, which is what happens when a privileged group begins to lose the prestige to which it feels entitled.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 09/10/2009

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 tonight we honored roy ayers, who was brought to us on this day...  also, we spoke about obama's recent speeches, and about dismantling the cycles of abuse in positive ways...

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