Debra Williams, CNA with 1199 SEIU Florida

Nurses say safe staffing is under attack at Florida’s nursing homes

Republican lawmakers have filed legislation that would weaken mandatory staffing requirements at Florida’s nearly 700 nursing homes, which care for tens of thousands of residents statewide. While supporters tout these changes as a way to address the industry’s staffing shortage, certified nursing assistants who provide essential care at those facilities are sounding the alarm. Debra… Read more »

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MidPoint: Spotlighting Florida’s foster care system with Kelly Parris and Robin Rosenberg

The Tampa Bay area’s children’s services and foster care system is in jeopardy, raising concerns about the future. Kelly Parris, executive director of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County,  and  Robin Rosenberg, the deputy director of Florida’s Children First, joined MidPoint host Shelley Reback on Jan. 19 to explore the issue.  You can listen to… Read more »

The Healthy Steps Show

1.17.22 The Healthy Steps Show. Dr. Fred Harvey discusses detoxification and gut health- Home and Pantry theme

1.17.22 The Healthy Steps Show. Dr. Fred Harvey discusses detoxification and gut health On The Healthy Steps Show, we will continue the detoxification discussion with the important position the gut plays in the detox process. We must have good gut health to enable effective detoxification, so this Monday we will dive into the 5R framework… Read more »

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Florida nurses rally to demand safe staffing at Oak Hill Hospital

Registered nurses at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville will join a national day of action Thursday, January 13, to demand the U.S. hospital industry and the Biden administration strengthen protections for the nation’s frontline healthcare workers. Amid a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations,  nurses are holding actions at hospitals across the United States to demand material… Read more »

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1.10.22 The Healthy Steps Show. Dr. Fred Harvey discusses Detox- Home and Pantry theme

Dr. Fred Harvey has rebranded the Health & Nutrition program into The Healthy Steps Show. Jan. 10 Dr. Fred will be continuing the new radio show format for The Healthy Steps with a topic series on detoxification as a lifestyle. This week we’ll explore the home environment and food pantry, a crucial step in the… Read more »

Reproductive rights advocates want you to eat tacos and drink beer to support abortion services

A group of reproductive rights advocates is challenging social media to eat tacos and drink beer for charity. The Tampa Bay Abortion Fund launched one of its flagship fundraising events in Safety Harbor this week. LISTEN: It’s called the Taco or Beer Challenge and the rules are simple. “Have fun, eat tacos, have a beer… Read more »

Tampa Congress member backs bill to close Medicaid gap, bypassing Florida Republicans

Democratic congress member Kathy Castor is backing federal legislation to close the Medicaid gap in Florida. Her Medicaid Saves Lives Act might be Democrats’ key to bypassing Republican efforts to block Medicaid expansion in the state. LISTEN: Castor’s signature was the first on a letter written to congressional leadership last week urging action on states… Read more »

Radioactivity Tuesday: Some good news about health care premium costs, COBRA and subsidies under the ACA

April 6, 2021 Good Morning, welcome to Radioactivity.  I’m Rob Lorei. When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law last month it included lots of additional help for people who are currently using the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare), or who would like to get Obamacare -but found they would… Read more »

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Radioactivity Thursday: Local Medical Doctor Trained in Cuba Calls for Lifting Trade Embargo

March 25, 2021 Good morning, I’m Rob Lorei and this is WMNF’s Radioactivity program. Our guest today is Dr. Graham Sowa, MD, 35,  who practices internal medicine here in Hillsborough County. He has an unusual story. Born in Texas he decided to go to medical school and found that Cuba was offering free training to… Read more »