Tag Archives: Health
MONDAY, MAY 20 PROGRAM # 8610 12:00 PM PT Fighting Big Pharma’s Inflated Drug Prices. Calling Big Pharma companies “the largest private sector corporate cartel in history,” 44 US states took the industry to court claiming there is collusion to fix hundreds of generic drug prices. On other news, California Gov. Newsom kicked off this […]
THURSDAY, MAY 2 PROGRAM # 8598 12:00 PM PT Time to Ban Chlorpyrifos? A federal court ordered Trump’s EPA to make a decision by July whether to ban chlorpyrifos, the pesticide widely used in agriculture and which has been linked to neurological damage in children. As the federal government fails to take action, Democrats in […]
THURSDAY, APRIL 25 PROGRAM # 8593 12:00 PM PT Paid Leave for the US. A former small business owner who was not able to benefit from California’s paid family leave policy after she gave birth and experienced postpartum depression joins this edition to comment on the issue. A US congressman is examining stories like hers […]
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 PROGRAM # 8577 12:00 PM PT Monsanto’s Roundup Linked to Cancer. Agrochemical giant Monsanto was ordered to pay 80 million in damages to a California man in a Roundup herbicide cancer case. This is the second verdict of its kind. Another Roundup trial is scheduled for this week. An analyst puts this […]
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 PROGRAM # 8563 12:00 PM PT Medicare for All. In response to the rising costs of health care, progressive House Democrats introduced a Medicare for All bill, a plan to provide health coverage for all in the US. The House plan, co-sponsored by more than 100 congressmembers, would allow people to move […]
Latina Teen Suicides. Also, Reinstating the Violence Against Women Act. Also, California Halts Executions.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 PROGRAM # 8562 12:00 PM PT Latina Teen Suicides. Suicide rates continue to rise among Latina teenage girls, who have the highest rate of suicide attempts in the US. A psychologist talks about the cultural factors in Latino families that fuel feelings of anxiety and depression among Latina teens and reports on […]
Divided Congress, Government Shutdown. Presidential Hopeful. Deadline to Sign Up for Health Plans. Relief for Victims of Lead Contamination, Teachers Strike.
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 PROGRAM # 8520 12:00 PM PT Divided Congress, Government Shutdown. Amid the longest shutdown of the federal government in history, House Democrats resist pressure from Trump who demands full funding of a border wall and there is no solution to the stalemate on sight. A Republican analyst discusses this topic and the […]
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 PROGRAM # 8518 12:00 PM PT Park-Poor Fresno Push for Green Spaces. The Westside neighborhoods in Fresno, the most heavily polluted areas in the state, received 70-million in cap and trade funds from the state of California to help revitalize these low-income communities, bring jobs, and reduce greenhouse gases. When will Fresno’s […]
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3 PROGRAM # 8513 12:00 PM PT Health Bills and New Legislatures. Democrats take control of the US House and the supermajority in California’s legislature. The leadership of the new US House decided to get into a legal battle in Texas in defense of ACA and people with pre-existing conditions. And, in California, […]
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 PROGRAM # 8507 12:00 PM PT Controversial Pesticide Use in Question. California is moving a step closer to declaring the insecticide chlorpyrifos a toxic air contaminant, a chemical which may lead to serious illness or death. State authorities are calling on growers to use alternative pesticides. Last year, a group of farm […]