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Dec 28, 2020

Why is it that an advanced nation like the U.S. has experienced over 2 million COVID-19 infections?  How have factors like the lack of a coordinated federal response and an inadequate health insurance system contributed to our national health tragedy? Host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Rob Davidson, practicing emergency room...


Dec 21, 2020

Why did a man in his 20s die from a totally treatable disease?  How do social determinants affect patients’ ability to get to doctors appointments or buy prescribed medicines? Host Brenda Gazzar and Dr. Susan Rogers, new president of Physicians for a National Health Program, discuss how essential it is to acknowledge...


Dec 14, 2020

What was it like growing up Black in America during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960's? What was the experience of systemic racism faced by students of color - especially Black women - in medical school during that era? With host Brenda Gazzar, Dr. Susan Rogers, new president of Physicians for a National Health...


Dec 7, 2020

What are the prospects for single payer in California? What role might the Healthy California for All Commission play in the future of the state's healthcare system? What about Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature? Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director...


Nov 30, 2020

What are the prospects for Medicare for All under President-elect Joe Biden's tenure given his stated opposition to it? What steps can we expect the federal government to take to address healthcare inequities? What about reform efforts within the states?  Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and...