Wake Up Call: Health Care in Our Prison

On the September 22nd edition of the Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with Legal Aid lawyers, Brenda Castaneda and Mary Bauer of the Legal Aid Justice Center about health care in prisons. Rick and his guests discuss the state’s responsibility of health care for inmates and what happens when that responsibility is compromised.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Jesse Ferguson joins Coy Barefoot

1.6.11 Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Jesse Ferguson joins Coy to preview the incoming Congress. Ferguson gives his thoughts on Robert Hurt from Virginia’s 5th district and the Republican attack on Health Care reform. Is Hurt going to properly represent his constituents or hide from the spotlight? Today’s conversation takes a closer look at Robert Hurt’s early voting pattern and looks at his role in Congress for the near future.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Dahlia Lithwick joins Coy Barefoot

12.14.10 Journalist and Author from Slate and Newsweek Dahlia Lithwick joins Coy to discuss the latest on the “individual mandate” portion of the health care reform being ruled unconstitutional. Lithwick talks in extensive detail about what the victory means for the Cuccinelli camp, and she also comments on how long the process of clearing up the legal confusion around this ruling will take.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joins Coy Barefoot

12.14.10 Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli joins Coy to discuss the setback in Obama’s health care reform plan. On Monday, Federal Judge Henry Hudson ruled that the “individual mandate” portion of the President’s Health Care overhaul unconstitutional. Cuccinelli, obviously excited by the victory, explains why the judge ruled as he did and also speaks on what the decision means for the future of the bill. Get uncommon access to one of the biggest names in Virginia politics right here.

Charlottesville–Right Now: Congressman Tom Perriello talks with Coy about his push for reelection

10.28.10 Congressman Tom Perriello of the 5th District discusses the upcoming election as well as his plan for Virginia with Coy Barefoot. Congressman Perriello talks about his progress with swing voters, and responds to caller questions concerning health care and the direction of the nation.

Surviving Cancer on the Sunday Morning Wakeup Call

On the 8/9 Wake-Up Call three folks from UVa’s Cancer Center participated in a discussion about surviving cancer with the help of Integrative Medicine. The ‘eastern medicine’ approach to cancer treatment includes such methods as massage, music therapy and hypnosis to assist patients with their more traditional treatments. Diane Cole, Manager of Education for Integrative Medicine, Chaplain Gordon Puntnam and Susan Blohowiak, a person surviving with breast cancer, join Rick in the studio. Conversation includes; attitude of the ‘western medicine’ doctors, the role of the Chaplain and Susan discussing her initial reaction to discovering her cancer.

Click here: UVa Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Program

Health Insurance: The Problem, The Solution

Donna Goings, Robert Graham and David Shreve

Donna Goings, Robert Graham and David Shreve

Panelists Donna GoingsRobert Graham and David Shreve examined the problems with today’s health care system, their origins and how they would be addressed by a proposed national health insurance program. The panel included the perspectives of a consumer/patient, a medical professional and an economist. They spoke at the June 10, 2009 meeting of the Senior Statemen of Virginia held at the Charlottesville Senior Center.

Donna Goings is a local real estate agent with 23 years of experience, a member of the National Association of Realtors, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a graduate of the Realtor’s Institute (GRI). Donna served four years on the Board of the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors including two years as treasurer. Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Wake Forest University in 1968. A former teacher of math in the Charlottesville Public School System Donna has served as president of the Charlottesville Education Association and chairperson of the Charlottesville Political Action Committee for Education. Donna has also been active in her community by serving on the Charlottesville Rail Board, on the CHART citizens’ advisory committee on transportation and as an organizer of her Westwood Road area Neighborhood Watch. Donna’s current concern is health care reform.

Robert Graham has, for 10 years, served as director of patient billing for the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Virginia. During this time, Robert has served on a number of committees at the University of Virginia Health Center dealing with billing issues for both physician and hospital charges. Robert received his Bachelor of Music Degree from Indiana University in 1980 and his Masters Degree from Indiana in 1981. As a trombonist, Robert has performed with the Baton Rouge Symphony, Richmond Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Lynchburg Symphony and Charlottesville Symphony orchestras. Robert was the adjunct instructor of trombone at the University of Virginia from 1985 through 2001. He has also performed professionally with the Broadway touring production of Annie and with the Cab Calloway orchestra.

David Shreve is a former professor of economic history at the University of Virginia, where he held a joint appointment at the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the Department of History. He was a candidate for the United States Congress in 2008. A specialist in national, state, and local economic policy and 20th century U.S. political history, David also served as a budget analyst for the Louisiana legislature, where he was the legislative analyst responsible for the state Medicaid program, its indigent care hospital system, and all of the Bayou State’s health care departments and agencies. In that capacity, he was also a member of the governor’s health care estimating conference and the legislative representative to the Kellogg-Robert Wood Johnson task force on public health reform. He is the vice president of Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population, a member of the Virginia Organizing Project Tax Reform Committee, the editor and associate editor of seven volumes in W.W. Norton’s Presidential Recordings series, and the author of numerous essays and articles on American political economy and of the forthcoming book, American Promise: Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and the Forging of the Modern Economy.

Following the presentation questions were taken from the audience. Today’s program was moderated by SSV member Bob McAdams.

Aryana Khalid on health care in Virginia

Aryana Khalid is Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She joined Coy Barefoot on the April 30 edition of WINA’s “Charlottesville-Right Now!” Khalid is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and explains how her degree in systems engineering helped her launch a career in hospital administration. She also graduated from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at UVa.