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On Monday, May 4 we completed a special live broadcast of Wisconsin EMS Live. Guests included: Dr. Eugene Nagel, Randolph Mantooth and Nancy McFarland.
The 60 minute program was dedicated to discussing the start of Paramedic systems, those responsible for its rise in the 1960's and 70's, the determination and vision it took, and based on their experiences how they see the industry evolving into Community Paramedicine!
Eugene Nagel is a retired anesthesiologist. He was an innovative pioneer who served as medical director for the City of Miami Fire Department's rescue operation from 1964 to 1974. During those 10 years, Dr. Nagel developed the first paramedic program utilizing telemetry and voice medical control. The biophone or “orange box” was a familiar piece of equipment on the TV show EMERENCY! The TV show’s unit now resides on display at the Smithsonian Institute.
Randolph Mantooth is an actor, producer and speaker. Widely known for his role as Paramedic John Gage in the TV series EMERGENCY! -- the show that transformed America's perception and approach to emergency medical care in the 1970s and introduced millions to the word "paramedic" for the first time. Mr. Mantooth is a popular speaker at Fire and EMS events, and an advocate for firefighter health and safety. His website is www.RandolphMantooth.com.
Nancy McFarland is a retired LA County Fire Museum board director and Chair of the Pioneers of Paramedicine Committee. Ms. McFarland was instrumental in uniting the four doctors credited with starting the first (fire-based) paramedic programs in the United States in the late 1960s for taped interviews and a Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala in May of 2010.
The Pioneers of Paramedicine website and video is located at http://pioneersofparamedicine.com/
Wisconsin v Duke
Duke rolls over Michigan State 81-61; Coach K goes for 5th national title
Wisconsin erases Kentucky's unbeaten streak and their season 71-64; Bo Ryan goes for first title
Kaminsky v Okafor- battle of the top two players in college basketball?
The emergence of Justise Winslow and Sam Dekker
Why do we start the baseball season at night?
This week we're broadcasting live from Wisconsin with Governor, and 2016 Presidential hopeful Scott Walker. The Governor will be discussing leadership, fiscal responsibility, and how he stood up to the challenges in his own state as he survived a recall election. Of course we'll have all the latest political news as well. Join us Saturday starting at Noon ET, or listen to the archive at your convenience.
The Don Smith Show “where it’s ok to be a conservative,” brings you the most in-depth coverage of all the latest political news. While the liberal media currently dominates the airwaves, now there is an alternative. Listen to The Don Smith Show every Saturday at Noon ET to hear great interviews with people like Ted Nugent, Dinesh D'Souza, Col. Allen West, Charlie Daniels, Gov. Scott Walker, Pat Boone, Chuck Woolery, Ben Shapiro, Jon Voight, Deneen Borelli, NRA President Jim Porter, Victoria Jackson, and many more leading conservatives.
Don Smith is a business executive, and fiscal conservative. As seen on Fox News, CBS, PBS, Next Generation TV, and heard on various syndicated radio broadcasts around the country, “The Don Smith Show” takes the complex issues facing this nation and breaks them down in an easy to understand format. Tune in every Saturday at Noon ET for all the latest political news.
My thoughts about "Cubanos in Wisconsin", the book that I published this week. It relates our family story, from Cuba to Wisconsin.
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The Wisconsin EMS Live broadcast on Tuesday, April 14 is dedicated to Community Paramedicine and recent action by the Physicians Advisory Committee.
The CommunityParamedicine conversation will run from 9:00 to 9:40 a.m. Our guests include Minnesota Ambulance Association’s Buck McAlpin, PAAW President Patrick Ryan, and city of Milwaukee Fire Department’s Michael Wright. All three are deeply involved in CP and building the infrastructure to deliver it the right way here in Wisconsin. Like anything new or evolving some education and learning is required to move forward, and there will be many questions to ask and answer.
Community Paramedicine programs have been evolving in Minnesota, Colorado and Texas. An architect in Minnesota’s CP development is Buck McAlpin, director of government affairs for the Minnesota Ambulance Association and North Memorial Medical Transportation in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Given his experience in leading CP concepts in Minnesota, McAlpin’s knowledge and expertise is being sought nationally, to include by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin.
At 9:40 a.m. we’ll be joined by Dr. Suzanne Martens, Chair of the Physicians Advisory Committee. Her group recently recommended use of nitrous oxide as an option to control pain management at the Advanced EMT level and higher. Another recommendation is allowing one paramedic and one trained airway technician to perform a medication assisted advanced airway procedure that under current situations requires two paramedics.
As always, the live show offers caller questions. Make sure to listen live on your phone or any internet connected device on Tuesday, April 14 starting at 9:00 a.m. central time and lasting 60 minutes.
The College Ball Show Returns to Breakdown everything that is College BasketBall! The show will start with Quick Recap from both National Semifinal Games that Featured Duke vs. Michigan State and Kentucky vs. Wisconsin! After the Recap the Focus will be on the National Title Game between Duke and Wisconsin! Preview, Debate, & Predictions for the Duke vs. Wisconsin National Title Game! Follow the College Ball Show after the season as we transfer the Weekly Podcast Format to the NBA Playoffs! Follow me on Twitter @RopeADopeRadio!
Who will former Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon be drafted, and who will the Green Bay Packers select with the 30th overall selection in the first round of the NFL Draft? We ask 247 Sports' Brian Carriveau at 8:10 p.m.
We'll recap the Badgers' spring football season. Who stood out, and what are the positions of concern heading into fall?
Plus, can the Milwaukee Bucks force Game Seven in the NBA Playoffs against the Chicago Bulls? We give our thoughts
Yes, Bobby Gonzalez picked Kentucky to go all the way ... but always included the caveat that a lot would have to go wrong for them to lose in this tourney, and a lot would have to go right for someone else to beat them.
That's exactly what happened last night.
Kentucky only made three 3-pointers, only shot 10 free throws, got outrebounded by 12 ... but more than anything else, they did not do the things they were known for, the things that got them to 38-0.
They always played to win in close games, instead of not to lose, except last night they were up 4 with under 5 minutes to go but then got very tentative with their offense, having three shot clock violations and not getting the ball into an unstoppable force, big man Karl Anthony Towns, down the stretch.
They did not get stops like they always had in the last few minutes, and ultimately Wisconsin did to Kentucky what Kentucky did to everyone else all year ... they closed out the game with all the big shots, big defensive stops and big plays down the stretch.
Coach Bo Ryan took advantage of matchups and exploited Kentucky with his multi-dimensional and multi-skilled front court of Frank Kaminsky Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes. All that was up for discussion this morning on Ian O'Connor's radio show on ESPN Radio in New York.
Who's stood out for the Wisconsin Badgers during spring practice? What are the top positions of concern heading into the spring game and fall camp? Can Joel Stave, Corey Clement and the Badgers' offense find balance, and who's shined for a defense getting sacks and TFLs but no turnovers? We'll ask friend of the show, BadgerBlitz.com's John Veldhuis at 8:20 p.m.
We'll also discuss the Milwaukee Brewers' poor 2-10 start. They say you can't win the pennant in April, but could most certainly lose it in April -- will this hold true for this year's bunch, as they've dropped their first four series?
The Milwaukee Bucks are back in the playoffs, but are down 1-0 against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Playoffs. Can Michael Carter-Williams, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the rest of the Bucks step up and compete with Derrick Rose and the Bulls?