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Welcome to Code WACK!

featuring host Brenda Gazzar

 

Shining a light on America's wack healthcare system

and what we can do about it.

 

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Jul 27, 2020

What’s holding the U.S. back from Medicare for All? (Hint: It’s not just Trump.) What about California? In this second episode in a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director for Bernie 2020, discusses the...


Jul 21, 2020

Will "a little bit of this and a little bit of that" solve America's healthcare problems? Is COVID-19 a game-changer in the fight for single-payer? In this first episode of a podcast series with host Brenda Gazzar, Michael Lighty, founding fellow of the Sanders Institute and former healthcare constituency director for...


Jul 17, 2020

How are some hospitals conserving personal protective equipment? (Hint: In ways that would be unthinkable before the pandemic.) And who’s ultimately responsible for assuring sufficient PPE supplies? Code WACK! host Brenda Gazzar and Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association, compare the rules...


Jul 7, 2020

Who and what gets left out when health care is driven by profit? How does “lean model management” affect public health preparedness? Code WACK! host Brenda Gazzar and Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association, compare racial inequities in Minnesota and the rest of the nation. Plus, what's...


Jul 2, 2020

How are nurses of color impacted by racism, both on the job and in the streets? Could using weapons of war against protesters increase the spread of coronavirus? Code WACK! host Brenda Gazzar and Rose Roach, executive director of the Minnesota Nurses Association, discuss the concerns nurses have today, as America...