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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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Dec 20, 2021

Listen as guest Kayla Westergard-Dobson describes the health insurance nightmare she and her husband are still grappling with after the tragic death of their premature son, Arthur.  It all started the day after her emergency C-section (while still on high-powered pain killers) with a call from the hospital billing...

Dec 13, 2021

Join Dr. Howard Pinderhughes and host Brenda Gazzar as they discuss innovative programs that are helping to heal community trauma. Is community healing simply psychological and emotional, or is it more? What is the role of the community in the healing process? How could our healthcare system go beyond treating the...

Nov 29, 2021

Show Notes:

Is 'Now' Our Moment for Healthcare Justice?


Assemblyman Ash Kalra represents California's 27th District which encompasses about half of the city of San Jose in the Silicon Valley.  The first Indian-American to serve in the state's legislature, he has established himself as a progressive leader on issues...

Nov 22, 2021

Check out Code WACK!’s latest illuminating podcast, the first of two featuring Assemblyman Ash Kalra discussing his healthcare legislation AB 1400, California Health Care for All 


Show Notes 


California Medicare for All?

Assemblyman Ash Kalra is all in! 

What’s California’s latest single-payer bill all about?

Nov 15, 2021

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The Power of Labor in California’s Battle for Single Payer


Check out Code WACK!’s latest insightful podcast, the second of two featuring Cindy Young, labor advocate and expert in health benefit negotiations, discussing how best to work with the labor movement in the fight for single-payer, Medicare...