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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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Sep 28, 2020

What healthcare policies are necessary to expand access to care to low-income people? How will these policies benefit every person in our country? What happens to the billions of dollars undocumented workers pay into Medicare and Social Security each year? Angelica Salas, executive director of CHIRLA (Coalition...

Sep 21, 2020

What happens when immigrant workers become ill? Hear the story of how Guillermo, an undocumented construction worker in his late fifties, was exposed to coronavirus on the job and lost his life. How does his death impact his family and his community? Angelica Salas, executive director of CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane...

Sep 14, 2020

Why are immigrant workers more vulnerable than other workers during this pandemic? When they do get sick, what options do immigrants without documentation have when it comes to care? What public health policies are absolutely critical during a pandemic? Angelica Salas, executive director of CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane...

Sep 10, 2020

What are commonalities in the undocumented experience? Is denial of access and punishment the chief purpose of U.S. immigration policy? How did California evolve from one of the most anti-immigrant states to be more welcoming and inclusive? Angelica Salas, executive director of CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant...

Sep 3, 2020

What's the one common denominator among women experiencing homelessness? Is homelessness a moral failing, or a consequence of complex trauma? Does substance abuse cause homelessness, or is it a coping mechanismAmy Turk, a social worker and chief executive officer of the Downtown Women’s Center, and...