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  • 01:02

    The Berlin Wall story, and campus crazy, racist babies!

    in Politics Conservative

    Tonight we will talk about the Berlin Wall and a true story I have about the night it came crashing down and how communism lost a battle. We also will talk about the PC craziness that is happening on college campuses across the fruited (with mixed nuts) plains. Especially at the University of Missouri where racism and PC seems to reign supreme.

  • 01:22

    January Jones-Bright Blue Gorilla from Berlin!

    in Film

    Meet: The Bright Blue Gorilla with Robyn Rosenkrantz and Michael Glover visiting with January from Berlin.

    We spent the Summer shooting our 6th feature film, Mr. Rudolpho’s Jubilee, our most complex and highest quality film yet!   

    We filmed in Berlin and Italy with almost 300 people from 30 different countries, all coming together to create something beautiful and uplifting, another labor of love!  It’s a romantic comedy in English, German and Italian.


  • 02:01

    Gina - Advocate for patient rights in skilled nursing facility

    in Politics

    Hosted By Marti Oakley & Debbie Dahmer

    Guest is: Gina - Advocate for patient rights in skilled nursing facility. 

    Will be discussing SB 1362 -Bill to Amend SS & SB 670 Nursing Home Litigation first half hour of show.

    In 2010. Gina's significant other of 21 years passed away from ovarian cancer and Gina wound up homeless and in great medical need. Gina went through several major surgeries then placed in a Skilled Nursing Facility where her life was saved. Gina was moved from one facility to the one she is in now from 2011.

    Gina was appointed Vice President of the Residents Council then voted President of the Resident Council and found herself fighting the powers that be for the residents rights. She began studying the medicaid/medicare laws and rights provided for the residential care in these facilities.

    Since then Gina have become increasingly aware of how the nursing homes target these elderly patients from the doctor to the judges that abuse the guardianship program for their own gain. Gina's intention is to spend the rest of her life helping those targeted by these guardian programs that allow doctors to claim someone incapacitated, and lawyers that go behind the backs of friends and family and judges that grant for profit guardianship and complete control over others lives without telling them.

    2015- June. Gina read Marisa Conover's story regarding her mother and reached out to her. She then hooked me up with TS radio. Marti Oakley and Debbie Dahmer had Gina as one of the Guests on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day -June 15th, 2015 On TS Radio. 

  • 00:08

    Hello and Welcome to Medical Marijuana Patient Education

    in Education

    This seven minute recording introduces your host, Dr. Christian Hageseth III.  A 74 year old retired physician who has Parkinson's Disease, he has worked with medical cannabis for three years.  In that time he discovered that persons with little prior experience with cannabis frequently fail to continue because of ineffectiveness or negative side effects. Starting medical cannabis is not as simple as just lighting up a joint.

  • 01:01

    Powerful Patient meets Youth Services

    in Health

    Father Donald E. Mowery is the retired leader of Youth Services globally.  He has had a radio show, Talk it Out with Father Don, on WHBQ radio in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 45 years.  This month Joyce Graff appeared on his show.  Joyce and Father Don have a great conversation about Powerful Patient and its mission, and also about Youth Services and its mission, highlighting many parallels.  In both cases, they work to empower people to work through the issues they cannot change and tackle constructively the things they can change.

    Learn more about Father Don.  A new book, Spiritual Networking, by Darrell B. Uselton and David Yawn, recounts the history of Youth Services in Memphis and worldwide.

  • 00:29

    Patients and Physicians Network about Kidney Cancer

    in Health

    The annual Kidney Cancer Symposium was held this year in Miami, Florida.  It was chaired by Dr. Toni Choueiri of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute in Boston, and contained a wealth of information for physicians, both urologists and oncologists dealing with kidney cancer.

    This year for the first time in many years more patients and patient advocates were included in the mix.  In the past Joyce has been one of 4-5 patients invited to help report the meeting, under the general editorship of Mike Lawing.  This year, in part to celebrate the 25th anniversary oCaleb f the founding of KCA by a kidney cancer patient, more patients were invited to attend, including two from outside the United States: Caleb from Nigeria and Juanita Ruiz from Peru.

    Billy Foster, a long-time KCA supporter and jazz musician, was on hand to provide wonderful music for the reception.  He has given us permission to broadcast an interview he recorded with Caleb Egwuenu, founder and president of Stand Up to Cancer Naija, http://www.su2c9ja.org  In Nigeria many people still believe that cancer is "juju" or some harmful magical power inflicted by someone else, or as a result of something you did wrong.  The biggest challenge to managing any cancer is that diagnoses are usually after the cancer is already advanced to a late stage.  For Nigeria as for most developing countries, the management of late stage cancer is beyond the skills and budgets of the health care systems.  Their only hope of managing cancer is to find it at early stages.

    Billy's jazz music show can be found at http://billfosterjazzzone.com


  • 00:31

    Why One-Third of Hospitals will Close by 2020

    in Health

    David Houle and Jonathan Fleece are co-authors of the book The New Health Age: The Future of Health Care in America.  Three years ago they co-authored a provocative short blog post in KevinMD, predicting that by 2020 one-third of American hospitals would close.  http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/03/onethird-hospitals-close-2020.html

    They pointed to four factors for this:

    First, America must bring down its crippling healthcare costs, and hospitals are one of the most expensive components of the system.
    Second, statistically speaking hospitals are just about the most dangerous places to be in the United States. Three times as many people die every year due to medical errors in hospitals as die on our highways.
    Third, hospital customer service is abysmal. Where else do you have to wait four hours for service?
    Fourth, health care reform will make connectivity, electronic medical records, and transparency commonplace in health care, and customers will be able to do some comparison shopping for the first time.

    We have invited them to speak with us about how we are doing along that path.  Have hospitals taken notice and changed their ways? or are we still on a timeline toward closure of one-third of American hospitals?  And if that is true, how will we receive our care in the new age?

    David Houle is a futurist, advisor and speaker and Jonathan Fleece is a health care attorney, advisor, and speaker.



  • 00:19

    Coordinating Clinician Activites to Improve Patient Outcomes

    in Health

    In an increasingly fragmented health care system, there is a need to understand the coordination of clinicians involved in patients’ care to optimize quality of care and patient safety. Listen to Dr. Kinder explain the importance of coordination and how it effectives cost and quality of care.

  • 00:31

    Empowered Patient Coalition

    in Health

    Mike and Joyce speak with Dr. Julia Hallisy about The Empowered Patient Coalition: providing healthcare improvement and patient safety tools directly to consumers.


    About Dr. Hallisy:

    Dr. Julia Hallisy obtained her BS in Biological Science from the University of San Francisco in 1984 and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of California in Dental Sciences. In 1988, Dr. Hallisy received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry. Since that time, she has been a full-time practicing San Francisco dentist.

    Her second child, Katherine Eileen, was diagnosed at five months of age with bilateral retinoblastoma. Dealing with her daughter’s life-threatening diagnosis, the many recurrences of cancer, and the subsequent treatments for the malignant and aggressive tumors marked the beginning an almost 20-year involvement in our healthcare system. The unique combination of her scientific training, her work as a healthcare provider, and guiding a child through a chronic illness has afforded her invaluable insight as an advocate for patients.
    Dr. Hallisy began to research the topic of patient safety in 1998. She has lobbied for health care reform in Washington, DC with Consumer’s Union.

    Dr. Hallisy is committed to and passionate about the subjects of patient safety, health care reform and medical error reduction. She is the founder and president of The Empowered Patient Coalition.

    Dr. Hallisy was born and raised in San Francisco, where she lives with her husband, John Hallisy, and their two sons, Daniel and Kevin. The Hallisy’s ten-year old daughter, Kate, lost her life-long battle with cancer in February 2000.

  • 01:00

    MyNDTALK - The Patient Experience - Brian Boyle

    in Psychology

    The Patient Experience - Brian Boyle

    "My dreams were shattered like the bones in my body. I lost 60% of my blood, heart was ripped across my chest, lungs collapsed, major organs were damaged, pelvis and ribs were pulverized, and I was resuscitated eight times. While in a two-month long medically-induced coma, I was unable to move or talk to anyone around me, yet I was able to hear, see, and feel pain for a majority of my time in the Intensive Care Unit" Join Dr. Brewer for this conversation with Brian

    Boyle - who survived, for many, what could have been insurmountable...

  • 00:16

    Reshaping the Patient Healthcare Experience

    in Business

    Our guest Michael O’Neil, CEO of GetWellNetwork, shares how his company is boosting outcomes and improving experience through patient engagement.