Universal Health Care, Powerful Leaders, Cancer Is Funny

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Jan 18, 2017
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Universal Health Coverage (16:42) Dr. Timothy Callaghan is an Assistant Professor in the Texas A&M School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His research focuses on the linkages between policy, politics, and public attitudes with an emphasis on the US health care system and the Affordable Care Act. A Republican controlled House recently voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act colloquially known as Obamacare.  Although the ACA was a step closer to the US having a universal coverage system, the United States tops as a country who spends the most on healthcare with the worse health outcomes.  Why is this?  Why does the US not have Universal Healthcare? Dr. Timothy Callaghan explains. Becoming a Powerful Leader (1:01:55) Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Commissioner, Inspirational Speaker and Leadership expert. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles. She currently serves as a LA City Commissioner overseeing the multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees. In her book Cherokee Wisdom: 12 Lessons for Becoming a Powerful Leader, Leadership Expert Cynthia M. Ruiz taps into her Cherokee roots to share profound advice on developing your unique Leadership Style. Cynthia believes that everyone is different yet has the ability to be a powerful leader in many aspects of their life. She is here with us this morning to share her 12 lessons in leadership and how they can positively influence us in our lives.  Liana Tan - Snow Safety (1:29:11) You know, we’re getting a lot of snow and cold weather around here lately. One of the set backs of winter is icy roads and foggy windshields, which can cause safety hazards for drivers. So to keep everyone safe this season, one of our producers, Liana Tan, is going to give us some safety tips for the snow.  Cancer Is Funny (1:49:29) Jason Micheli is a 37 year-old pastor, cancer-survivor, and author of the book, “Cancer is Funny.” He studied theology at the University of Virginia and from Princeton and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. If you or anyone you know has ever had cancer, you probably realize it’s no laughing matter.  In fact, it’s probably the least humorous thing you could think about. But what if laughter is just the cure? Jason Micheli discuss his experience battling the disease and give us a little insight into what’s so funny. Show More...