Welcome to Season 2 of the Running Explained Podcast! This week we're talking to Registered Dietitian Kristen Screen (@yourfitnessdietitian) about hormones, health, and performance! WHAT are hormones? Why do they matter? Risk factors for hormone dysfunction and dysregulation Cortisol: friend or foe? Sex hormones Sleep for hormone health Insulin (yes, it's a hormone!) Thyroid functioning What you can do to support your hormone health & functioning Important macronutrients & micronutrients for hormone function ...and more!
It is October 20, 2007, when a woman calls 911. She is hysterical and crying, barely able to get out the words. She relays to the operator that when she got to her parent's house, she found her mother shot, her father shot, and her brother home and unharmed. Police rush to the scene, but as they are heading to the crime scene, 16-year-old Daniel jumps in his parent's car and takes off. Soon a chase erupts, but Daniel loses control of the vehicle, and officers contain him. Daniel tells officers that his father shot his mother and then turned the gun on himself. Daniel is crying and is put into the patrol car until officers can figure out what just happened. With confusion and adrenaline, no one knows what just occurred, but someone is responsible, and that person is the one no one would suspect, but the reason is even more unbelievable. Join Jen and Cam on this episode of Our True Crime Podcast entitled ‘Gaming, Obsession, and Murder: Daniel Petric. LD is by the man who does it best Edward October from @octoberpodVHS The music is done by our executive producer Nico @wetalkofdreams Sources:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7826663.stmhttps://www.cleveland.com/metro/2009/01/_lorain_lorain_county.htmlhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/game-over-for-teen-who-killed-mother-over-video-gamehttps://www.cleveland.com/metro/2009/06/lorain_county_teen_who_killed.htmlhttps://www.cleveland.com/metro/2008/12/trial_of_boy_accused_of_killin.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Petrichttps://www.cleveland.com/metro/2008/12/boy_killed_mom_and_shot_dad_ov.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQH9N5SCDX4Signs of a Psychopath: Season 2, EP 5. https://thecinemaholic.com/where-is-daniel-petric-now/
When it comes to upskilling in L&D...are you spending your time learning models/theories/processes that keep you stuck in the past? Or are you learning the key skills needed for the L&D of the future? In today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast, I dive into upskilling for the future and discuss: ⭐️ Where to even start on your L&D upskilling journey, plus the strategy to form your own self development plan ⭐️ The CORE of what you need to know as a modern learning profressional (especially if you're looking to join a modern learning organization) ⭐️ How to start thinking about learning more holistically rather than operationally, and what you need to learn in order to do that ⭐️ What forward-thinking L&D organizations are looking for beyond knowledge of principles and theories This episode is also JAM PACKED with resources, including: ➡️ The 5 Moments of Learning Need by Bob Mosher and Dr. Conrad Gottfredson https://www.5momentsofneed.com/ebook.htm ➡️ Marketing for Learning Podcast by Ashley Sinclair https://www.linkedin.com/company/marketing-for-learning/ ➡️ Best practices for measuring learning - Kevin Yates (The L&D Detective) https://kevinmyates.com/ ➡️ Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM Book by Crystal and Lisa (Plus the LIVE two week practicum to dive into the Learning Cluster Design Group Model https://learningclusterdesign.com/public-practicum/ Also, BIG shoutout to Tom Shultz from Degreed, who's article The Future of L&D: Meeting New Expectations in 2022 served a big reference point throughout this whole episode! (And thanks to Chad Thomas for sharing this article on LinkedIn yesterday)! https://blog.degreed.com/the-future-of-ld/
Kendra Tolbert MS, RDN, CDN, LD, RYT, Cert AT is a registered dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, and certified aromatherapist specializing in PCOS, fertility, and PMS. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2017, She was awarded the Emerging Professional Award from the Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group. Kendra has experience helping individuals, families, and communities make improvements to their wellbeing and quality of life by adopting healthier habits. Her areas of expertise include women's health, PCOS, fertility, mind-body practices, and community nutrition. Kendra is passionate about helping women live fertile. To LIVE FERTILE is to live the most joyful, productive, and fruitful life you can by caring for your body, mind, and soul. Whether your goal is to have more energy, make peace with your body, or get pregnant, living F.E.R.T.I.L.E. can help you get there. Enhancing your fertility isn't something you do through force or trying to wrestle your body into submission. It's something you set the stage for by supporting yourself with life-giving habits. Our bodies and fertility are beautifully complex, but supporting and enhancing our wellbeing and fertility is simple. In this episode we discuss: Kendra's journey to becoming a registered dietitian, yoga teacher, aromatherapist andspecializing in PCOS and fertility, and starting Live Fertile. Kendra's passion for helping women who want to conceive (someday or today) preserve and optimize their fertility all without restrictive diets, exhausting exercise, and extreme measures. Why extreme measures aren't necessary for fertility, and may even inhibit it. Why with PCOS, Kendra doesn't counsel most women to diet or exercise excessively, and instead encourages gentle nutrition practices like using the plate method. Types of behaviors that lead to long term health, happiness and happy hormones, including how yoga benefits your fertility and hormone balance. Strategies to include in your life to either protect their fertility or conceive soon. How Kendra practices wellness without obsession. Learn more about Kendra at: livefertile.com youtube.com/livefertile instagram.com/live.fertile This episode is brought to you by Food & Body Peace Playbook, which is officially open for enrollment for our January program. If you ready to say YES to intuitive eating and treating your body well in 2022 join now to grab one of the limited spots inside the program. Resources for you: Learn more about our services at Nourishing Minds Nutrition. Read testimonials from our amazing clients here. Join our FREE support group for like-minded women, the Nourishing Women Community for more community & support. Take a look at our online shop, the Wellness Without Obsession Shop. Let's hang out! Connect with Victoria and the staff at NMN: Victoria's Instagram Victoria's Website Nourishing Minds Nutrition Instagram Nourishing Minds Nutrition website For every guest that comes on the show, we donate money to Loveland Foundation. The Loveland Foundation, is a foundation that provides therapy and healing to Black women and girls. We are honored to donate monthly to the Loveland Foundation, and you can learn more and donate yourself here.
To kick off 2022, we're joined by Amber Sauer, Founder and Lead Consultant of The L&D Startup in Raleigh/Durham, NC. We talk about Amber's career focus moving from HR to Learning & Development, where she sees L&D going in the future, internal corporate podcasting, and Korn. A fantastic conversation to get the new year going! Amber's recommendation: https://twitter.com/DeboraGallo How to reach Amber: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ambersauer/ https://twitter.com/asauer00 This episode is sponsored by the Bowling Green State University Graduate Programs in Organization Development and Change. Learn more at bgsu.edu/mod. Join us on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 7 PM ET for the #HRSocialHour chat on Twitter! Be sure to check out our storefront (all profits go to charity): https://www.teepublic.com/user/hrsocialhour
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Dietitians, like myself, get into this business because we want to keep learning and keep finding ways to help our clients heal. Which is why I find myself heading to PubMed to find one article real quick, and end up looking up and realizing 2 hours have gone by. But, compared to some more well-researched conditions, not a lot of research funds are dedicated to PCOS, or to women's health in general. This is why it's so important that we find the best, most reliable, and relevant studies to help inform our practice. For today's episode, I'll be joined by Lauren Manaker MS, RDN, LD, CLEC. In addition to being my dietitian bestie, Lauren is an expert researcher when it comes to fertility, pregnancy, and women's health. She's the author of several books including Fueling Male Fertility, Avoiding Allergens while Breastfeeding, and the First-Time Mom's Cookbook. Since Lauren is always my go-to when I want to geek out about something I've read, I just had to invite her on to the podcast to dig deep into the latest research studies. In this episode, we talk about How to evaluate the quality of studies you're reading when researching Studies published in the PCOS & pregnancy literature over the last few months Why petri dish studies and studies on rats aren't particularly useful in PCOS (or any condition!) Interesting findings on dairy, supplements, environmental toxins, miscarriage, and fecal transplants in PCOS (yup, you read that last one right) — and relevant takeaways for YOU Links to articles discussed: Systemic review & meta-analysis on omega-3s: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34488386/ Berberine, gut microbiota (animal study): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34515131/ Whey protein improves glycemic response & NAFLD in PCOS: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34371959/ PCOS as an independent risk factor for miscarriage: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34444016/ PFAS = higher risk for PCOS & uterine fibroids but not endometriosis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34391986/ Curcumin + fecal microbiota transplant as a possible treatment for PCOS: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34332209/ Lauren's website: https://www.nutritionnowcounseling.com/ Lauren's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurenlovesnutrition/
Today I'm sharing a brand new interview with Lacey Dun — all about supporting thyroid function! Lacey Dunn, MS, RD, LD, CPT is a functional medicine dietitian specializing in physique enhancement, weight management, thyroid disorders, PCOS, adrenal dysfunction, and metabolic resistance through her online coaching platform called UpliftFit Nutrition. She's also the host of UpliftFit Nutrition radio. Lacey's goal as a dietitian is to provide the tools that people need in order to achieve a healthy, and balanced diet while simultaneously helping them to grow and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Her best-selling book "The Women's Guide to Hormonal Harmony" which is available on Amazon gives women the knowledge, tools, and confidence to rebalance your hormones, master your metabolism, and become the boss of your own body no matter if you've got a thyroid disorder, hormonal imbalance, or gut problems. Today's episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship program, Class of 2022! Today's episode is sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program! We start the first week of January! For details and to apply now Click here to register now! Today's episode is also sponsored by the Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Course. The most in-depth and comprehensive online fertility awareness self-study program available. Click here to join now! Topics discussed in today's episode: Lacey's personal journey that led her to the field she works in and what promoted her to write her book Lacey's experience with doctors and getting tested for her thyroid issues How Lacey helps her clients advocate for their health with their doctors Most common symptoms of thyroid issues Difference between hypo and hyper thyroidism How your diet and exercise routine effect your thyroid Key nutrients and food sources that support a healthy thyroid Connect with Lacey: You can connect with Lacey on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Resources mentioned: UpLiftFit Podcast The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility (Book) | Lisa Hendrickson-Jack Fertility Awareness Mastery Charting Workbook Fertility Awareness Mastery Online Self-Study Program Related podcasts & blog posts: FFP 377 | Thyroid Health, Fertility, and Iodine | Summer Replay Series | Dr. David Brownstein | Dr. Denis Wilson FFP 288 | Thyroid Disorders | Identifying The Root Cause | Dr. Eric Balcavage & Dr. Erica Riggleman [On-Air Client Session] FFP 234 | Thyroid Health and Your Charts | Lisa & Taq FFP 164 | Thyroid Health and Fertility | Erika Enos FFP 124 | Thyroid Health & Fertility, Why the TSH Test Isn't Enough | Iodine & Thyroid Function | Wilson's Temperature Syndrome | Dr. David Brownstein, MD | Dr. Denis Wilson, MD FFP 116 | Stop The Thyroid Madness | Going Beyond Synthroid & Getting to the Root Cause of Thyroid Disorders | Why the TSH Test Isn't Enough | What to do when your Doctor Won't Cooperate | Janie Bowthorpe, M. Ed. FFP 111 | 8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS | Inflammation, Gut Health, Thyroid Disorders & PCOS | Infertility | Autoimmunity | Dr. Fiona McCulloch, ND FFP 046 | Healing Your Thyroid Naturally with Nutrient Rich Foods | Thyroid Health and Fertility | Andrea Beaman FFP 041 | Thyroid Health and Fertility | Dr. Maureen Rozenn Join the community! Follow Fertility Friday on Instagram! Subscribe to the Fertility Friday Podcast in Apple Podcasts! Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsors: Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentorship Program (FAMM) This episode is sponsored by FAMM! Are you a women's health practitioner looking for a solid way to incorporate comprehensive fertility awareness chart analysis into your practice? If yes, FAMM is the program you've been waiting for. Click here to apply now! Fertility Friday | Fertility Awareness Programs This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here to apply now!
Woohoo, DAY 3 is LIVE! ⭐️ It's the last and final day of the L&D Career Clarity mini-series and today we're taking a look into your future (which is closer than you may think!)
About Trish UhlTrish works with learning & talent development professionals, people leaders, and other businesses executives on engineering dynamic ecosystems to equip and empower their people with data, analytics, and tech to enable the cultural transcendence necessary to power this kind of strategic change.Key TakeawaysOne thing L&D people get wrong when it comes to data is starting by looking at data. Instead, it should be more about starting with a business challenge or opportunity in mind—and then sourcing the data we need, whether it's already available or needs to be generated or a combination thereof.It's not about the learning function as much as it is about using data to generate the insights to drive the outcomes that allow others in the organisation to make better decisions.Data should be used to improve our processes. Data should allow us to expand our understanding and the context in which we're using data to help us make more quality decisions.The whole point of evidence-based practice is to use the best quality data we have available, and this can include:DataOur judgment and expertiseStakeholder's expertise, experience, and perspectiveScientific literature and academic researchThere are so many other data sources that we can use in addition to learning data, for example, Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation or smile sheets. We can line those pieces up to be able to have a journey that actually helps us over time to drive outcomes.While financial performance has been a critical indicator of organisational success in capitalist countries, the performance metrics are changing as we move into a more sustainable business world.“Even though profit is important, it can't be the sole focus anymore – it's about people, the planet, and prosperity for all” – TrishUsing existing logic frameworks and measurement scales that have been academically vetted and rigorously tested in the field can help us collect data and reach conclusions faster.We should use existing logic frameworks to answer the big questions - there are proven ways to measure qualitative data such as employee engagement, culture, safety, leadership, and much more. We just need to become aware of what tools already exist and take advantage of their reliability.“It's not just about the analyses, and it's not just about playing with data. It's also about being able to compel action. We need to take that analytical insight and actually compel action with that” – TrishLinks from the podcast:Connect with Trish Uhl on LinkedInTrish Uhl on LinktreeLearn more about Owl's LedgeUtrecht Work Engagement Scale - for reliable, validated instrument for measuring, monitoring, managing employee engagement
Let's take a look at the top 10 podcast for the year as I briefly reflect on each guest and episode topic. I have had so much fun getting to know my guests, I feel like we instantly hit it off and become best friends, yay?! Or maybe that is just me because I am so excited to finally get to know each of them after loving their posts on Instagram. And when I don't have guest, I love to share what is on my soap box and help educate, inspire, and entertain all things wellness. Thank you so much for joining us on the DD podcast. Here are the top 10 episodes - link to each episode below #10: Episode 17. Fasting, Carbs & Detoxing Oh My! with guest, registered dietitian, Karina Tolentino, RD @allfoodsfit.nutritionist #9. Episode 51. 3 Things to Tell Yourself for a Healthier Mindset #8 Episode 23. 5 Lies Diet Culture Wants You to Believe with guest, Meredith Renshaw, RDN, LDN @meredithren.rd #7 Episode 36. 3 Things I Learned from Disordered Eating #6 Episode 22. Healthy Grocery Shopping: Debunking the Myths with guest, registered dietitian, Anne Cundiff, RD @anneelizabethrd #5 Episode 45. Bridging the Gap in Nutrition Education in the Grocery Store with guest, registered dietitian, Ashley Danielson, RDN, LD #4 Episode 35. My Flexible Meal Planning Method #3 Episode 32. The Missing Link to Building Sustainable Healthy Habits with guest, registered dietitian, Tara Moran, MS, RDN @nutritionthyme_withtara #2 Episode 34. Are You at Risk for Prediabetes? Navigating the diet to balance your blood sugar with guest, registered dietitian, Dione Milauskas, MS, RD @prediabetes.nutrition #1 Episode 31. Metabolism Makeover: Ditch the diet, start living! with guest, registered dietitian, Carrie Moody, RDN @fitbalancenutrition_rd
Obito là một rapper chuyên nghiệp thuộc OTD - ngôi nhà của nhiều rapper tài năng như Ricky Star, Lăng LD, Seachains,...Nam rapper được nhận xét là người có lối chơi skill rap tốt dù chỉ mới 20 tuổi. Tài năng chơi rap điêu luyện của Obito đã được thể hiện rất rõ qua chương trình Rap Việt mùa 2.Bản hit Simple Love trở thành cột mốc quan trọng trong sự nghiệp ca hát của Obito với hơn 82 triệu lượt view trên YouTube, mang lại nhiều cơ hội hợp tác lớn trong âm nhạc. Ca khúc này được ra đời trong hoàn cảnh như thế nào? Cùng tìm hiểu với host Tài Thy trong tập podcast đặc biệt số 100 này của series Bít Tất Nhạc nhé.Và đừng quên đọc những bài viết thú vị trên website của Vietcetera tại đây nữa nhé.
In this quick episode, Team Wyoming coach Lawrence Zhou reflects on the January/February 2022 Lincoln-Douglas debate topic, Resolved: The appropriation of outer space by private entities is unjust, as it was debated at some recent tournaments. Lawrence offers three observations about how this topic has played out so far including some thoughts about the importance of the word “unjust” and how to think through what “appropriation” means. Check out the website post for additional resources:https://www.oneclapspeechanddebate.com/post/rock-on-debate-three-quick-thoughts-about-the-2022-jan-feb-ld-topic-w--coach-lawrence-zhouIf you have any ideas or requests for topics to explore on the One Clap Podcast, shoot Lyle an email at email@example.com or check out our blog and social media here:One Clap Website: www.oneclapspeechanddebate.comFacebook: @oneclappodcastInstagram: @one_clap_podcastThe One Clap December Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1naSnRR8eHDRtROvjJuDsc5yKubM_DHxLeDQplMVwXw8/editSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/oneclapspeechanddebate)
Do you find yourself constantly over-preparing for interviews? Not knowing what to prep for, and spending hours working yourself up about all the "what ifs"? If so, today's episode of The Overnight Trainer Podcast is MADE
Owen was miserable, to begin with. There is no doubt about that. Oh! But he was a long-suffering, data driven, learning-style hating, old L&D practitioner. Five years of this podcast, listening to his co-hosts ramble enthusiastically about the same tired old topics, had left him jaded and disillusioned with the industry he once loved. And so I say again, that Owen was miserable to begin with. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate... Starring: Ross Garner as Charles Dickens (@RossGarnerMT) Owen Ferguson in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge (@OwenFerguson) Peter Casebow as the Ghost of Christmas Past (@PeterCasebow) Gemma Towersey as the Ghost of Christmas Present (@GemmaTowersey) Ross Dickie as the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come (@RossDickieMT) And Hollywood's Jimmy Stewart as Bob Cratchit Show notes In 'What I Learned This Christmas', Peter shared details of a trip he went on with photographer Andy Howard: andyhoward.co.uk Gemma shared an episode of Matthew Syed's podcast Sideways on 'Oostvaardersplassen: A Wild Idea': bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0012fp4 Ross D shared how 'video on-demand' changed the way we think, from the book 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think: amazon.co.uk/1001-Ideas-that-Changed-Think/dp/1844037509 And Ross G shared the article 'No chips, no problem: Why old video games are better than news one', from Justin Heckert in The Economist's 1843 Magazine: economist.com/1843/2021/11/24/no-chips-no-problem-why-old-video-games-are-better-than-new-ones We'll be back on January 11. Until then, you can find our back catalogue of podcasts at mindtoolsbusiness.com. There, you'll also find details of our award-winning performance support toolkit, our off-the-shelf e-learning, and our custom work. From everyone at Mind Tools, we'd like to thank you for listening to us for a whole other year! And if you'd like to thank us, please do leave us a review. Preferably five stars. Merry Christmas!
LD publica cómo Trabajo cambiará "la cultura del Sistema Nacional de Empleo", siguiendo las pautas recomendadas por el ministerio de Igualdad.
Today on the show, fellow political consultant Heather Weiner joins Crystal to preview the players in the upcoming state legislative session - who's stepping down, who's getting appointed, who's moving up in leadership positions - as well as a peek at next year's elections with announcements that several incumbents are resigning (and one who changed their mind). They discuss Inslee's supplemental budget announcement, an opportunity to address our upside-down tax system with a Wealth tax, and the need to fix the now-delayed WA Cares long-term care benefit system. Plus a reminder to get your booster! As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal on Twitter at @finchfrii, and find Heather at @hlweiner. Resources “Historic vote: County Council appoints Lovick and Donaghy to state legislature” by Mario Lotmore from Lynnwood Times: https://lynnwoodtimes.com/2021/12/16/44th-legislative-district-211216/ “Yasmin Trudeau appointed to represent 27th LD in Senate” by Aaron Kunkler from Washington State Wire: https://washingtonstatewire.com/yasmin-trudeau-appointed-represent-27th-ld-in-senate/ “State Rep. Vicki Kraft announces run for 3rd Congressional District” by Lauren Ellenbecker from The Columbian: https://www.columbian.com/news/2021/dec/01/state-rep-vicki-kraft-announces-run-for-3rd-congressional-district/ “Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers changes course, plans to continue in politics” by Troy Brynelson from Oregon Public Broadcasting: https://www.opb.org/article/2021/12/14/washington-state-sen-ann-rivers-changes-course-plans-to-continue-in-politics/ “Marko Liias chosen to chair the Washington State Senate's Transportation Committee” by Andrew Villeneuve from The Cascadia Advocate: https://www.nwprogressive.org/weblog/2021/12/marko-liias-chosen-to-chair-the-washington-state-senates-transportation-committee.html “Inslee's 2022 budget highlights poverty, climate, salmon recovery and transportation investments” from the Governor's Office: https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee%E2%80%99s-2022-budget-highlights-poverty-climate-salmon-recovery-and-transportation “Q&A: Rep. Noel Frame on her Washington State Wealth Tax” by Michael Goldberg from Washington State Wire: https://washingtonstatewire.com/qa-rep-noel-frame-on-a-wealth-tax-for-washington-state/ DuckTales theme song: https://youtu.be/p1I2HqXIMRo WA Cares Fund: https://wacaresfund.wa.gov/ “I didn't think I would ever need WA Cares: I was wrong” by Dani Rice in The Spokesman Review: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/dec/14/i-didnt-think-i-would-ever-need-wa-cares-i-was-wro/ “Inslee, Washington state Democrats discuss delaying WA Cares long-term care payroll tax” by Joseph O'Sullivan from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/inslee-washington-state-democrats-discuss-delaying-wa-cares-long-term-care-payroll-tax/ “As scientists race to gauge omicron threat, here's what's known and what isn't” by Emily Anthes from The New York Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/as-scientists-race-to-gauge-omicron-threat-heres-whats-known-and-what-isnt/ Seattle & King County Public Health - COVID-19 Vaccine - Getting vaccinated in King County: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/vaccine/distribution.aspx Washington State's Vaccine Locator: https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/ Transcript [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington state through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at OfficialHacksAndWonks.com and in our episode notes. Today we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week. Welcome back to the program friend of the show and today's co-host, political consultant and urban farmer, Heather Weiner. [00:00:51] Heather Weiner: Crystal Fincher, I'm so glad to see you! Good morning and so happy to be here, or afternoon depending... [00:00:57] Crystal Fincher: So happy. Yeah, I mean, people hear this in the afternoon. It's early in the morning - it's quite early in the morning. I'm always fighting morning voice on these things, but I'm delighted to see you and have you back on the program. Welcome, welcome. [00:01:10] Heather Weiner: I'm so glad to be here, and what a year it's been, and what a year it's going to be. I'm really excited about what we're going to talk about today. About Leg Session - what's happening next, who's retiring, who's getting moved up. We've got a lot of great things to talk about today. [00:01:24] Crystal Fincher: We do have a lot of great things to talk about, so let's dive in. I mean, to your point, there's a lot of turnover. We have folks who were just appointed. We have Senator John Lovick in the 44th. We have new Representative Brandy Donaghy in the 44th. We also have Senator Yasmin Trudeau in the 27th. A number of appointments - I think people would generally be surprised about how frequently we actually do appoint legislators, who then go on to run for - to retain their seat after that. [00:02:00] Heather Weiner: This is why people - this is the only real benefit of being a PCO within the Democrat - I mean, not real benefit, there's lots of benefits to being a PCO. But one of the great benefits of being a PCO is being able to appoint someone to fill an open seat. And that's what they did in LD44 - is they appointed John Lovick from Representative to Senator to fill Steve Hobbs' position. And then they nominated someone to fill his position. And the Snohomish County Council actually went against what the PCOs recommended and appointed Brandy Donaghy - who by the way is fantastic - she's a US Navy vet, she's a woman of color, she's amazing. But I've only seen this happen a couple of times where County Council will go against the recommendations of the PCOs and the legislative district. I think the last time I saw this happen was down in SeaTac when Mia Gregerson was appointed over the recommendations of the LD - and she's been great by the way. [00:03:11] Crystal Fincher: She has been great and - [00:03:13] Heather Weiner: Super interesting. [00:03:13] Crystal Fincher: - that was in my legislative district, the 33rd. I remember - [00:03:17] Heather Weiner: Oh, so you remember that? [00:03:17] Crystal Fincher: Very well, yes, and was happy to support Mia in that meeting - and certainly was a contentious time in the 33rd legislative district. But PCOs, or Precinct Committee Officers - to your point - that is one of the most consequential and impactful duties that they have. In Seattle LDs, you frequently have 100+ active PCOs. In a number of the suburbs, you're talking about 30 people who are getting together to decide, just by a majority vote, who is going to be the next legislator when there is a vacancy. That's a very important role to play. I've been involved in efforts to recruit and increase the number of PCOs, and how representative those PCOs are of their communities - and this is one of the biggest benefits that I consistently talk about is - Hey, you actually get to choose. We talk about all these elections and how important it is, but wow, sometimes you are one of 35 people who gets to choose who your next Representative or Senator is going to be, and there are plenty of close votes in those situations. PCOs pick three people to send to the County Council, and the County Council gets to pick one of those three. And to your point - usually, they pick the number one choice, but they don't have to and sometimes they don't. [00:04:45] Heather Weiner: They don't have to. Sometimes they don't. [00:04:47] Crystal Fincher: And now the 44th has a legislative delegation that is 100% Black. [00:04:52] Heather Weiner: Which is fantastic. And we have a new person of color in our mostly white State Senate, which is also fantastic. [00:05:02] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:05:03] Heather Weiner: I mean, all of it is great. But it's very interesting to watch - again, I have not seen this happen very often. And I think it's a great - I don't know, it's a lot of internal politics going on - but again to your point, 90% of this is showing up, so if you're a PCO and you happen to show up for that meeting, you're one of 30 votes that is setting somebody into a seat that they may hold for decades. [00:05:29] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. That they may hold for decades. And these days, I mean, we're talking about the turnover of one to two Senators. A vote composition change of one to two within the Democratic delegation makes the difference between progressive revenue or not - or that can impact policy just by switching one, two votes, one, two changes - particularly in the Senate. These are very, very consequential - and certainly we'll be talking about these new appointments, these new legislators - as we head further into the session - [00:06:07] Heather Weiner: Well, welcome. [00:06:07] Crystal Fincher: - which starts on January 10th. [00:06:09] Heather Weiner: Yeah, welcome. [00:06:09] Crystal Fincher: So yeah - I'm excited. [00:06:10] Heather Weiner: Welcome Senator Trudeau, welcome Senator Lovick, welcome Representative Donaghy - you'll be hearing from us. And then - [00:06:16] Crystal Fincher: Yes, absolutely. [00:06:17] Heather Weiner: And then there's a bunch of people who are also retiring from the Senate. I mean, from the Legislature, right? Kirby just announced yesterday that he's not running. [00:06:27] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative], and that's in the 27th legislative district. [00:06:29] Heather Weiner: Also in the 27th, which is - [00:06:31] Crystal Fincher: South Tacoma, Lakewood, Spanaway. Certainly a big opportunity for people to run there - I know a lot of people were looking at Sharlett [Mena], who ran last time, be going "Hey! Are you still interested?" [00:06:45] Heather Weiner: mm-hmm [ [00:06:45] Crystal Fincher: affirmative]. So that'll be interesting to follow and see who is interested in running for that open seat. Certainly David Frockt has announced that he's not running for re-election. Representative Javier Valdez has announced his intention to run for that seat, so he's running there leaving his seat open. And so Melissa Taylor is running for his seat, and she's got $50,000 in the bank and a number of endorsements. I'm working with her, full disclosure - but very excited about that race. And she is an absolute force to be reckoned with and has done so much work in the community that - I'm excited. We also have Vicki Kraft down in the 17th legislative district, down in southwestern Washington who - that has been a purple district, with her winning by one to two percentage points in her last few races. She has announced that she's running for Congress against Jaime Herrera Beutler, leaving that seat open. [00:07:52] Heather Weiner: So she basically - she is primarying - [00:07:54] Crystal Fincher: mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:07:56] Heather Weiner: A Republican. [00:07:57] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:07:57] Heather Weiner: She's a very conservative Republican, who is primarying a conservative Republican, in my view. I think that's really interesting - it could actually end up flipping the seat, because if Kraft wins that primary, it really opens it up for a more moderate Democrat to take the seat. Because Kraft is much more aligned with the Trump right-wing of the Republican party. [00:08:19] Crystal Fincher: I mean, she is - the disgraced former Representative Matt Shea, literally an extremist - Vicki Kraft introduced legislation to jail women and their doctors for having abortions or providing abortion services, denied coronavirus was a thing, denied climate change was a thing - really, really troubling - just the most extreme that there is. And so that's going to be really interesting - both to see how that Congressional race plays out, because there were a few challengers to Jaime Herrera Beutler from her right. And to see what opportunities that leaves for Democrats in that legislative district. [00:09:10] Heather Weiner: Super interesting. [00:09:11] Crystal Fincher: And I think it might get a little bit more slightly - we'll have to see what the district looks like post-redistricting, and get beyond these challenges to the redistricting maps that currently exist - but it's going to be real interesting to see how that shapes up. Lots of change, lots of turnover, lots of opportunity. [00:09:35] Heather Weiner: But Crystal, what do you think it means that Ann Rivers just took back her resignation? So here's what she says - she said she was stepping down because she had a new job and that was going to take up most of her time in Longview. Now, all of a sudden she takes back - she goes "Oh, actually, I think I'll have enough time." What? Don't you think, I mean, let me just go ahead and project on here - did they take a look at the poll and realize that that seat would flip if it was open? And that as someone who's held the seat since 2010, as an incumbent, she's going to keep it? What happened? What really happened there? I don't think her job description changed. [00:10:12] Crystal Fincher: Her job description definitely didn't change. I don't know what the polling shows in that district. I mean, certainly in many areas across the state things have become less beneficial for Republicans, but I also think that also given some - I mean, Republicans can't be feeling great within the state - nationally is a different story. But within the state, they aren't feeling that great - and so, some certainly are going to be departing. I'm wondering if she saw opportunities for increased power just within her caucus. [00:10:50] Heather Weiner: Yeah, maybe somebody traded something to her. [00:10:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. [00:10:52] Heather Weiner: Well, she has three more years, right? She doesn't have to run. [00:10:55] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:10:55] Heather Weiner: She has three more years there, which also helps save the state Republican caucus quite a bit of money. I think - super interesting - I didn't know you could take back your resignation. It's not like you're breaking up with somebody and then say "Oh, I had a good sleep and I changed my mind." [00:11:12] Crystal Fincher: Well, if you remember Pat Sullivan in the 47th legislative district - did that last - [00:11:16] Heather Weiner: Well, that's true. [00:11:18] Crystal Fincher: - cycle. [00:11:18] Heather Weiner: But he stepped down because he was tired, and then I think he just realized he wasn't really that tired and came back. But here, her excuse was my job is going to take up too much time and then suddenly it's not taking up a lot of time. I don't know. [00:11:31] Crystal Fincher: Suddenly it's not. Yeah, I - [00:11:33] Heather Weiner: Seems fishy. [00:11:34] Crystal Fincher: It is fishy, and also - wow, there are so many people who could take over. Certainly on the Democratic side we have plenty of conversations about - Hey, there should be space for new leaders within the party. Although, on the Republican side, this is a really interesting conversation, especially from folks coming from a left perspective, because a new Republican is probably one who is more extreme than the one who currently exists. [00:12:06] Heather Weiner: Exactly, which is another reason why they didn't want Ann Rivers to - [00:12:09] Crystal Fincher: Right. [00:12:09] Heather Weiner: - right - step down? I mean, she represent - the 10th is a - right? That's where she's from? The 10th is a tough place for Republicans and it's another purple district. Huh, all right. Well, let's talk about - there's so many things - it's a short session and they're going to try to put a whole bunch of things in there. Leadership has been changing also, as we're talking about elections. What's happening with the Democratic leadership? [00:12:33] Crystal Fincher: Well, probably the headline leadership change is with the Chair of the Transportation Committee. Steve Hobbs, who had been the Chair and had been certainly a moderate, some would even say conservative Democratic member of the caucus, was appointed to be Secretary of State - which created an opening for, not just for someone taking his seat and Senator Lovick filling that role, but also a new Chair of the Senate Democratic Transportation Committee, which is a very consequential and very powerful position to be holding in the Legislature. Especially at this time, where there are a lot of resource coming in federally - probably the time where they're dealing with some of the biggest budget opportunities that are going to be coming their way, that have come their way - and as we talk about the vision for what our transportation focus should be looking forward. Are we going to focus on expanding highways and doing things that have a track record of not just increasing traffic, but also making our climate crisis worse? Or are we going to focus on really giving people choices about how they're able to navigate through our communities? Whether it's commuting to work, whether it's having an option to bike, whether it's having sidewalks in their neighborhoods so that they and their families can travel safely. [00:14:06] Heather Weiner: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:14:07] Crystal Fincher: Right now there really is a crisis because there's a lack of choice in how people can get around. We default to making it very comfortable for folks and cars, which is going to continue to be necessary and I don't know that anyone is saying that it's not necessary, but up to a quarter of the people in this state rely, in some degree, on a non-car mode of transportation. Some don't have any choice on their ability to drive, be it because of disability or lack of mobility or just how their community is situated, and so what kinds of investments are we putting in that, what kinds of investments are we making in reducing the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions? These are all at stake, and so the new head of the Transportation Committee, Marko Liias, is now holding that seat. That was an appointment that was announced at the State Legislature. [00:15:06] Heather Weiner: It's great news. That's great news - I mean, Marko is younger. [00:15:13] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:15:15] Heather Weiner: Definitely more urban focused, and also definitely more transportation and future transit focused, so I think it's great news. And I think that transportation advocates are probably breathing a sigh of relief - and happy - [00:15:32] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. [00:15:32] Heather Weiner: - to move forward. Because I mean, bless Steve Hobbs, he's got a lot of great things about him, but one thing was that he was definitely a roadblock to some of the more progressive things that the transit advocates wanted. [00:15:44] Crystal Fincher: Yes. A roadblock and a road lover. [laughter] A road lover and expanding that - yeah. [00:15:50] Heather Weiner: All right, there's your quote for Twitter. Well, I'm very excited about that and I'm really excited about what Inslee came out with in his supplemental budget announcement yesterday. [00:16:01] Crystal Fincher: What did he come out with? [00:16:02] Heather Weiner: He said, Look, the state is not out of the Covid crisis yet and we need to put more money back into the economy, and we also need to make sure that we are proposing significant funding to address poverty that - which means the child tax credit. [00:16:21] Crystal Fincher: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:16:21] Heather Weiner: Which means, as you said, investing well over $160 million into more housing and resources, expanding K-12 learning, investing in the green economy - which means more jobs, but also helping to combat climate change, and of course his favorite, which is protecting salmon habitat. He even went out and had a press conference a couple days ago - out by a salmon stream. That - he also is talking about rebuilding the rainy day fund, and of course what's happening is the conservatives are wanting to use an anti-tax message to both attack the governor and to also shore up some of their swing folks in the next coming election. We're going to see a lot of fighting over - do we have the money to do all of these things? Why don't we cut taxes for people instead? Why are we raising taxes? It's going to be a really interesting discussion for the budget geeks out there over the next couple of days. [00:17:30] Crystal Fincher: And I mean, next couple of days, weeks, months? [00:17:35] Heather Weiner: Through April. [00:17:35] Crystal Fincher: Yes, there's going to be a lot to continually talk about. One question I had, looking at a number of these proposals, are two issues in particular - the Wealth Tax, and might be most appropriate to say wealth taxes, and there're some different configurations of those. And then the longterm care payroll tax. [00:18:00] Heather Weiner: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:18:01] Crystal Fincher: And that looking at a potential delay. What is happening with those? [00:18:05] Heather Weiner: Well, first on the Wealth Tax, last year, or this year, the Legislature passed a modest tax on extraordinary profits that people, extraordinarily wealthy people, make when they sell their stocks and bonds on the stock market. They passed a small tax on that. That was the first step in fixing our upside down regressive tax system, and also raising half a billion dollars a year for childcare, early learning, and other things that we need to invest in - in education - but that's just the first step. Our tax code is so regressive, and before we can start cutting sales taxes, cutting property taxes, providing more tax credits to people who are in the lower incomes - we have to make sure that we first know where that money's going to be coming from. And Noel Frame has been pushing for a Wealth Tax, which is on billionaires - people who have so much wealth that they're sitting on - that's sitting in bank accounts, it's sitting in third houses, it's sitting in off-shore accounts. People who are just hoarding this amount of money - it's not circulating through the economy - she is proposing to do a tax on that wealth. It's not an income tax, it's not a sales tax, it's a tax on the wealth that you're just sitting on - and to get it back into the economy, get it back into jobs, invest it back into businesses. Very excited about that - we know that Senator Warren, Senator Sanders have all been pushing on a Wealth Tax in Congress. I think we need to take the bull by the horns and do one here. [00:19:48] Crystal Fincher: Absolutely, and wow, the public support behind this has just been skyrocketing - north of 60%. [00:19:53] Heather Weiner: Yes, and it is bipartisan. Yeah, it is a bipartisan support. Everybody agrees that the super wealthy need to be paying what they owe in taxes, that we need to stop them from dodging their responsibilities, and get more money into the hands of working people - so that we can pay our bills. [00:20:14] Crystal Fincher: So we can pay our bills, and I think a lot of it has been - we used to hear a lot of rhetoric of, Well, we can't tax job creators. And then there was the recognition that wow, this money that's being hoarded isn't being used to create jobs. It isn't being used to do anything. These billionaires have so much money that they cannot spend this money. It is literally just sitting there collecting interest in amounts that are more than any of us are seeing in a lifetime. [00:20:46] Heather Weiner: In a lifetime! In a lifetime! They're collecting more interest in a minute than any of us will be seeing in a lifetime. And what are they wasting it on? They're wasting it on frivolous rocket trips into - 30 second trips into space. I mean, they're not putting it back into the economy. And of course they do - people point to when Bezos, or Gates particularly, fund couple hundred million dollars in philanthropy projects - but those are one offs, and they're things that they control. They control the outcomes of that. The public doesn't control the outcomes of that. They get to choose where the money goes to and who the money goes to. Often that's inequitable, and often it doesn't actually work. And what we need is the public to be controlling that money and deciding where it goes. We are still a democracy, last I checked. [00:21:36] Crystal Fincher: Particularly because the infrastructure that is funded by the public is what is enabling their wealth. It is not like they had nothing to do with it, but certainly it is not like they had everything to do with it. And that public investments, that subsidies - have not played a great role in their ability to grow and continue to profit in the amounts that they have been, while also creating challenges in communities. Seattle is a perfect example of the impact of massive growth and scale - from primarily Amazon, and that radically shifting the whole composition of our housing market, that completely directly impacting the homelessness and affordability problems that we're seeing. And then to not play a role, and to not pay their fair share in mitigating these issues, has been repeatedly found to be unacceptable. [00:22:38] Heather Weiner: It's like a cartoon. It's like a cartoon that we used to watch as kids, where there's this greedy duck sitting on top of a huge pile of money and jewels, and just laughing but not being able to do anything with it, right? And pointing at everybody else while they're just working in the mine. I mean, I just made up that cartoon - I don't know if it actually exists - but that's the image that I have in my mind. [00:22:58] Crystal Fincher: I mean, and now I'm picturing Scrooge McDuck, but - [00:23:01] Heather Weiner: It's probably Scrooge McDuck - that's probably where I got that image from. [00:23:04] Crystal Fincher: And also now I have the DuckTales theme song in my head, which - [00:23:07] Heather Weiner: Well, how's it go? [00:23:08] Crystal Fincher: It's one of the best theme songs ever created. Look, we do not need me singing - [00:23:13] Heather Weiner: No, please, will you just sing it for one second? [00:23:19] Crystal Fincher: Life is like a hurricane - what am I even doing? Okay, anyway - [00:23:25] Heather Weiner: Use that mic for good, Crystal. [00:23:27] Crystal Fincher: And it is not me singing, let's - let's put a period on that right now. [00:23:32] Heather Weiner: All right, we have a couple more minutes, but let's talk about this really controversial, but really important, Long-term care - Washington Cares - that this tax. So Inslee is expected to announce today, along with the House and Senate leadership, that they're going to delay implementation of the payroll tax for a year while they figure out how to make some improvements to it. For people who are listening - you're shaking your head, Crystal, I'm not really sure why - are you still, you still got the Duck... [00:24:04] Crystal Fincher: I'm just thinking about how the hell did I end up attempting to sing on my podcast. Anyway, go ahead, sorry. But yes, it's a very important issue. [00:24:18] Heather Weiner: Yeah, so let's remind people what Long-term care is. Long-term care - I'll give you a story - Dani, actual real woman, she's actually now Ms. Wheelchair USA of 2020 - 30 years old, has a son, goes in for a routine medical appointment, medical procedure - comes out paralyzed. Not expecting, of course, nobody expects to be paralyzed, but comes out paralyzed. She's going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Health insurance does not cover Long-term care, which is help around the house - so that she can pick up things, move, clean. Health insurance doesn't cover it. And Medicare, if she somehow was older, does not cover help around the house - or if you're elderly, if you're seriously injured, if you have long-term Covid - who's going to help make your meals? Who's going to help you get to appointments? Who is going to help you get dressed, go to the bathroom? Medicare and health insurance do not pay for that, so who does pay for it? Well, Medicaid does help with that in-home care, but in order to qualify for Medicaid, you have to sell everything - you have to have no assets. [00:25:37] Crystal Fincher: Yes. [00:25:37] Heather Weiner: Zero. You have to spend down. [00:25:38] Crystal Fincher: You have to live in poverty. Yes. [00:25:39] Heather Weiner: And at the age of 30, she and her husband don't have any - they're just starting to build a life, so she does not have access to this. WA Cares, the Long-term care payroll tax, would fund help for people like Dani, or people like - people's grandparents, me in 20 years - who need help around the house so that we don't have to go to a nursing home or rehab facility. Everybody pays into it, just like they do for Medicare, just like you do for Social Security - everybody pays a small amount from your paycheck. It goes into this fund, and then it's there when you need it. And 70% of us are going to need some kind of Long-term care at some point in our lives. 70% of us. Controversy is - number one, somebody added, I'm not going to name names - somebody added an opt-out provision to it last year or the year before. That then, the Long-term care insurance industry then swooped into Washington state and told everybody that they didn't want to pay a payroll tax, a small payroll tax, that ends when you retire. Instead they want to pay thousands a year into a Long-term care insurance, which is often a scam, and that they have to continue paying and cannot miss one payment for the rest of their lives. So Long-term care insurance companies are in there now - and people got really upset because number one, now they know that they're being taxed. And number two, they can't buy Long-term care insurance because a lot of people have pre-existing conditions and so now they're not being able to buy it. People are upset, there's a lot of confusion - the Democrats and the Republicans are upset about this. So now they're going to delay it and see if they can make some fixes to it, and then restart it in a year - is my understanding. Now, what do you have to say, Crystal? I know, you're not very happy with this program. [00:27:33] Crystal Fincher: I mean, I'm not very happy with how it ended up. I mean, it is absolutely a fact that we have a problem that has to be addressed. That the longer we do not address it, the more people are going to be needlessly suffering many of the same types of issues that we've been facing with healthcare. The private market has become predatory and is not serving peoples needs - it's not primarily concerned with taking care of people. It is primarily concerned with profit. And we have put safeguards in place for people during retirement - care in our state. We certainly have more healthcare choices, but we still don't have many options for people who find themselves unable to work because of a disability - who are in need of Long-term care, or who are not able to live independently for a variety of reasons. And especially, we're still in the middle of a pandemic - we have a lot of people suffering with long Covid. Disability is a fact of life for an increasing percentage of our population and we have to contend with that, but we make it - we basically tie disability to poverty. To your point - to be covered, someone has to basically have no assets and no income, and as soon as they do they stop qualifying for assistance. [00:29:04] Heather Weiner: Yup. [00:29:05] Crystal Fincher: And so what do we do? Are we allowing people to fall back into poverty? As we know and as we - [00:29:11] Heather Weiner: Forcing them. Forcing them into poverty. [00:29:14] Crystal Fincher: Yes, forcing them into poverty - and as we've seen, that hurts everyone. That doesn't just hurt the people who are directly involved - that weakens our communities, that affects our economy. [00:29:24] Heather Weiner: And it actually affects the tax payers, because the tax payers - we as tax payers are responsible through Medicaid. We pay Apple Health, DSHS - we pay for this support. Either we pay for it for others, or we pay for it for ourselves - and that is what we're trying to do - is to shift that from being a Medicaid burden where people have to go into poverty, to where people have access to this. [00:29:48] Crystal Fincher: Yes. [00:29:49] Heather Weiner: Now - [00:29:49] Crystal Fincher: So the need to fix it is there? [00:29:51] Heather Weiner: Yes. [00:29:51] Crystal Fincher: The challenge is as soon as they made this an opt-out situation. [00:29:55] Heather Weiner: Yeah. [00:29:56] Crystal Fincher: Insurance works because everyone pays in and then it takes care of the people who need it, but it takes everyone paying in in the first place. Otherwise it is untenable for a variety of situations. We went through this whole discussion with Obamacare - we understand how this works, we understand the necessity of it - and there are also a billion court challenges against it that were unsuccessful because this is how this works in society and it is beneficial for us all. [00:30:28] Heather Weiner: Right. You are 100% right. Everybody has to pay into it or else it doesn't work. [00:30:33] Crystal Fincher: Yes. And one, the policy choice to make it optional was a poor one, and really set this program up to fail - and all of the messaging against it that is disingenuous. And somehow as if it doesn't matter - and this messaging against it is, to be clear, funded by very conservative forces - big corporate forces who just want to maintain their ability to extract profits from people in healthcare crises. And in its current constitution, it's unworkable. It is a problem. [00:31:16] Heather Weiner: Yeah. [00:31:17] Crystal Fincher: And everyone has acknowledged that. There's a bipartisan acknowledgement that there is a problem. But I hope we also understand that there is an urgency to actually fix this problem and not just to sit there, as we heard so many people attempt to do in the healthcare conversations overall. Hey, everyone loves their insurance - when in fact no one loves dealing with insurance, right? And trying to paint the status quo as somehow okay, and that's why it's okay not to make any changes - when the status quo isn't working for anyone. We're having this conversation because the status quo is so incredibly broken. [00:31:54] Heather Weiner: And there's so many people who are going to be - we're going to see a 40% increase in 2025, 2026 - in our Medicaid rolls if we do not deal with this, because so many boomers are becoming older and are going to need help. And so that means they're going to be filing for Medicaid for Long-term care, and who's going to be paying for that? We the tax payers are, so this needs to be fixed quickly and not delayed too long, because those people are going to need help. [00:32:26] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. It has to be fixed. I just hope people see through all of the messaging of - everybody who is against everything just tries to call something a tax when - yes, we collectively pay for things that benefit us all, and it is much more expensive to not handle this in a way that reliably provides Long-term care for those who need it, and to try and place the burden on the individual. We've seen how poorly that has turned out with our healthcare system, we see how poorly it's turning out with the current way we handle Long-term care - and it's just unsustainable. That's the bottom line - what we're doing now is unsustainable. [00:33:07] Heather Weiner: Yeah. [00:33:07] Crystal Fincher: So I'm looking forward to a bipartisan fix to provide people with reliable, affordable Long-term care. [00:33:17] Heather Weiner: Me too. I am too, and I just think about this woman, Dani, who went in for routine surgery and came out paralyzed - and she and her husband have been financially really struggling to figure out how to get her some help. [00:33:30] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. Absolutely. [00:33:30] Heather Weiner: And it could happen to you. It could happen to me. [00:33:31] Crystal Fincher: It can happen. It can and will happen to many, if not most of us, so we better prepare for it. It's coming and we better make it possible for people to prepare for it, and not have it so expensive that it's inaccessible to people, and then we force people into poverty to access any kind of care. [00:33:55] Heather Weiner: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:33:56] Crystal Fincher: It's bad. We've seen how bad that is in so many different scenarios. Let's not continue to go down this bad path. On a different subject, I just want to encourage everyone to get boosted, number one. But I also feel like we need to continue to have this conversation about the need for Paid Time Off for employees - especially wage based employees, service employees - to have time to deal with the side effects that are part of vaccinations. This is what happens. [00:34:28] Heather Weiner: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:34:30] Crystal Fincher: And as we see that we are so reliant on community vaccination and people getting this - that we have to understand that this - people are going to need a day or two to deal with their flu-like symptoms that result from the flu shot, from the Coronavirus booster, from all of these. And that people, when they're forced to make a choice between being able to come in for a shift and pay their rent, and somehow maybe fit in something that's going to make them sick, they're going to say look, my rent is coming whether or not I get boosted. I have to earn this money to pay my rent, to pay my bills. And we need to make sure that there is a way for them to continue to pay their bills and be healthy. And so that there is a responsibility that we all have to not just get boosted ourselves, but also to hold companies in our community responsible and accountable for allowing their employees to have time off to get this and to deal with this. I am saying this because I personally know a number of people, there have been a number of stories about people who really are looking at the choice between being able to work and earn money versus fitting in a booster shot. And we need to make this not a hard decision for someone. People shouldn't have to chose between their bills or their health. [00:36:04] Heather Weiner: Mm-hmm [affirmative]. [00:36:07] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. It is a challenge. [00:36:12] Heather Weiner: Agreed. I'm looking at the time, my love. [00:36:14] Crystal Fincher: Yup, and we are there. I appreciate everyone listening today to Hacks & Wonks on this Friday, December 17th. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler with assistance from Shannon Cheng. And our wonderful co-host today is Seattle political consultant extraordinaire, Heather Weiner. You can find Heather on Twitter @hlweiner. That's H-L-W-E-I-N-E-R. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H-F-R-I-I. 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University of Wyoming and Team Wyoming debate coach Lawrence Zhou and UW debater and Team Wyoming debate coach Kaitlyn Campbell discuss five of the more common mistakes they saw while judging at the University of Wyoming high school debate tournament. Check out the website post for additional resources:https://www.oneclapspeechanddebate.com/post/rock-on-debate-five-common-lincoln-douglas-debate-mistakes-w--lawrence-zhou-and-kaitlyn-campbellIf you have any ideas or requests for topics to explore on the One Clap Podcast, shoot Lyle an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our blog and social media here:One Clap Website: www.oneclapspeechanddebate.comFacebook: @oneclappodcastInstagram: @one_clap_podcastThe One Clap December Newsletter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1naSnRR8eHDRtROvjJuDsc5yKubM_DHxLeDQplMVwXw8/editSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/oneclapspeechanddebate)
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I found this episode very interesting because the topic is something that I never experienced and haven't heard much about, even as a member of the medical community. As a labor and delivery postpartum nurse, Lo Mansfield joined me to discuss Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. It wasn't until she was experiencing D-MER herself that she learned what it was like to feel strong emotions of sadness while breastfeeding. D-MER is a condition that can affect some women who are breastfeeding. It causes dysphoria, or a state of feeling unhappy, right before your letdown. These feelings don't last more than a few minutes, but can be difficult to manage. It is said that D-MER is caused by the drop in dopamine that occurs during letdown. Lo is a wife, mama to 3 and an RN in Denver,CO who has spent her career in L+D and PPM nursing. She is passionate about all things maternal and fetal health, as well as ensuring that women know that they have a voice and they are allowed to use it in these seasons! In this episode we discuss: The definition of Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex Some ways to help combat D-MER The symptoms of D-MER and how they can vary The difference between D-MER and other postpartum mood disorders When to seek medical help related to D-MER Connect with Lo: Instagram: @thelabormama Website: thelabormama.com Blog: thelabormama.com/blog Dysmorphic Milk Ejection Reflex: Understanding D-MER SHOW NOTES: lynzyandco.com Connect with me on Instagram @motherhoodmeetsmedicine. For full show notes, head to lynzyandco.com/motherhood-meets-medicine-the-podcast/ Join the Motherhood Meets Medicine community at patreon.com/motherhoodmeetsmedicine. Disclaimer: This podcast does not provide medical advice. The information on this podcast is for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.