In this episode, we talk builders and destroyers. Ralph interviews former protege, Ralf Hotchkiss, co-founder of Whirlwind Wheelchairs, who has designed the Rough Rider wheelchair that enables wheelchair riders to negotiate all sorts of rough terrain. And we talk to Carol Miller, president of Peaceful Skies Coalition, who tells us how the US military builds Afghan villages--in Colorado and New Mexico! Just so they can blow them up. Plus Russell Mohkiber with another Corporate Crime Minute and more of your Facebook questions.
Ralph talks to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Patrick J. Sloyan about what really happened behind the scenes in the administration of John F. Kennedy detailed in his book The Politics of Deception: JFK’s Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba. And if you have a hernia, boy do we have the place for you. Top surgeon, Dr. Michael Alexander, calls in to tell us about his work at the world famous and innovative Shouldice Hospital in Toronto.
Salon political columnist Bill Curry joins us again to analyze Hillary Clinton’s announcement for President and Dr. Helene Z. Hill tells us about her fourteen year odyssey to reform the system for blowing the whistle on medical research fraud. Plus, Ralph answers more of your FaceBook questions.
Ralph talks to Dr. Charles Blatt of the Lown Cardiovascular Clinic about their philosophy of “doing more for patients and less to patients.” We talk about the emerging trend of “professional cuddlers.” Ralph gives his view of the latest consumer electronics show in Vegas, and David has a surprising take on the tragic events in Paris.
This week, we talk with the feisty and effective executive director of the California Nurses Association and Nurses United, RoseAnn DeMoro, about ebola, Robin Hood taxes and the problem with doctors. Plus, Tanaka airbag update and listener questions.
Ralph interviews Stephen L. Goldstein, author of The Dictionary of American Political Bullshit; we report on developments in our Medicaid fraud story in Minnesota, and pay tribute to late Iraq War veteran, the articulate and courageous Tomas Young.