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Best podcasts about Legislation

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On The Tape
Trading Spaces 12/06/21: Bond Volatility, Crypto Crash, Semis and the Latest on Cannabis Legislation with Brady Cobb

On The Tape

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 38:34


On this episode of Trading Spaces, Dan Nathan, Guy Adami, and Danny Moses discuss the volatility in the stock and bond markets, the crypto crash over the weekend, the reopening trade roaring back and semis at key inflection points. They are joined by cannabis industry insider Brady Cobb to discuss marijuana reform and the SAFE Banking Act. Be sure to follow Trading Spaces on Twitter so you can join us live every Monday and Wednesday at 1 pm. Register for our live event on December 8th at 12pm: MKT Call 2022 Outlook

Fronteras
Texas congresswoman introduces legislation to establish a humane and equitable asylum process; One musician's mariachi journey

Fronteras

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 21:30


Texas congresswoman introduces legislation to establish a humane and equitable asylum process; One musician's mariachi journey

The Parting Schotts Podcast
Thoughts on legislation that will allow Union hockey programs to award athletic scholarships

The Parting Schotts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 32:38


On the latest edition of “The Parting Schotts Podcast,” Associate Sports Editor Ken Schott gives his thoughts on the potential change that would allow Union College to offer athletic scholarships for its men's and women's hockey programs if legislation is approved at the NCAA convention in January. Union hockey TV analyst Brian Unger is Schott's guest as they discuss the scholarships issue. They will also talk about the Dutchmen's season so far. Schott also looks back at some of last weekend's games played by ECACH teams and previews Union's ECAC Hockey games against Princeton and fourth-ranked Quinnipiac this weekend. “The Parting Schotts Podcast” is available wherever you get your podcasts and at https://dailygazette.com/category/sports/parting-schotts.

CumQueens
Episode 97: Maybe she's born with it, Maybe it's HPV

CumQueens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:28


We discuss prevention and destigmatizing STIs. Having HPV is seen as a sexual right of passage, but a single vaccine can prevent its transmission and cancer. The gardasil vaccine is recommended for children but can be given up to 45 years of age. Let us know if you got the vaccine or if you would reccomend it. References https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-and-cancer https://www.ncsl.org/research/health/hpv-vaccine-state-legislation-and-statutes.aspx https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/here%E2%80%99s-radical-idea-easy-home-std-tests https://evekit.vn/en/

The Source
Congress considers legislation to reform prescription drug pricing

The Source

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 48:29


The U.S. already spends more on prescription drugs than other countries and drug costs are expected to increase faster than other areas of health-related spending over the next decade.

Politics Politics Politics
Episode 239: If Biden's legislation is passed, popular why do his approval ratings suck? Chris Cuomo dug up opposition research for Andrew (w/ Andrew Heaton)

Politics Politics Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 69:53


Biden's legislation has passed. It is popular. So why do people think he's doing terribly. Justin takes a deep dive into his record and wonders "does legislation really matter?" Joe Manchin says no BBB until 2022. Andrew Heaton joins the show to discuss the world of cable news punditry in the wake of reports that Chris Cuomo was not only intimately involved with defending his brother from sexual harassment allegations but used professional contacts to dig up opposition research.

What’s Treading with Tire Review
Right to Repair Update: Where Are We Now?

What’s Treading with Tire Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 18:27


Right to repair is an ongoing issue in the automotive aftermarket. Put simply, it allows drivers to have access to their vehicle's data so they can grant you, the independent tire dealer, permission to access it and repair their vehicle. However, with OEMs wanting to maintain control over that data, the automotive aftermarket faces an uphill battle on this issue that's currently making its way through the court system. So, where does the right to repair issue stand? And what's happening at the federal level to be sure consumers have access to their car's data?Bill Hanvey, president and CEO of the Auto Care Association, explains where the right to repair issue stands for independent repair shops in this episode of What's Treading with Tire Review, presented by AAPEX. Hanvey explains:- The Auto Care Association's advocacy efforts on behalf of repair shops in the court case over the Massachusetts Right to Repair ballot measure, which received support from more than 70 percent of voters in 2019. - What's happening on the federal level with right to repair legislation and how the Biden administration has taken a stand on right to repair across different industries.- How independent tire dealers and repair shops can get involved in advocacy efforts around right to repair.-The Auto Care Association's latest research on electric vehicles and e-commerce and why EVs aren't going to hurt independent repair shops.Listen here or subscribe to What's Treading with Tire Review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify. More on AAPEX: https://aapexshow.com/

Nightlife
This Mortal Coil: The Religious Discrimination Bill

Nightlife

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 37:10


This week the Federal government finally provided details of the long-awaited third and final draft of its "Religious Discrimination Bill."

Earth Wise
Perennials To Attract Pollinators | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 2:00


There has been a decline in the abundance of insect and other animal pollinators in many ecosystems worldwide that began being observed at the end of the 20th century.  Pollinators and their health have become growing concerns for the public and many states have enacted legislation related to pollinator decline. In many places, the pollinator […]

Directed IRA Podcast
Legislation Update and Open Forum

Directed IRA Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 39:38


Join Mark and Mat as they answer difficult tax, legal, and business questions from around the nation. To listen or search for prior episodes, or sign up for their free weekly newsletter, visit: www.DirectedIRA.com

The Chronicles of Salty
"Troll Legislation"

The Chronicles of Salty

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 7:32


Nov 25, 2021

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo
BASEDBrief: Thanksgiving, Waukesha Tragedy, TikTok Censors Brad, Doxxing JK Rowling & GOP Marijuana Legislation 

Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 55:05


In the second episode of the new weekly BASED Brief, Hannah & Brad talk about their Thanksgiving plans and a funny bout with TikTok censorship. Then, they walk through the big stories of the week like the Waukesha tragedy, the doxxing of J.K Rowling over the trans rights debate, and promising new GOP legislation that would end the federal government's war on marijuana—and what these stories reveal about the big-picture principles in our politics. Plus, they read and react to listener reviews from the first episode and talk Taylor Swift and seafood. Make sure to follow Hannah & Brad on other platforms and rate/review this podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Hannah:  Website — https://hannahdcox.com/ Twitter — https://twitter.com/HannahDCox Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/hannahdaniellecox7 Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/hannahdanielle_cox6/ Substack — https://hannahcox.substack.com/ Brad: Website — https://bradleypolumbo.com/ TikTok — https://www.tiktok.com/@bradpolumbo?lang=en Twitter — https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/

BASED with Hannah Cox
BASEDBrief: Thanksgiving, Waukesha Tragedy, TikTok Censors Brad, Doxxing JK Rowling & GOP Marijuana Legislation 

BASED with Hannah Cox

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 55:05


In the second episode of the new weekly BASED Brief, Hannah & Brad talk about their Thanksgiving plans and a funny bout with TikTok censorship. Then, they walk through the big stories of the week like the Waukesha tragedy, the doxxing of J.K Rowling over the trans rights debate, and promising new GOP legislation that would end the federal government's war on marijuana—and what these stories reveal about the big-picture principles in our politics. Plus, they read and react to listener reviews from the first episode and talk Taylor Swift and seafood. Make sure to follow Hannah & Brad on other platforms and rate/review this podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. Hannah:  Website — https://hannahdcox.com/ Twitter — https://twitter.com/HannahDCox Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/hannahdaniellecox7 Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/hannahdanielle_cox6/ Substack — https://hannahcox.substack.com/ Brad: Website — https://bradleypolumbo.com/ TikTok — https://www.tiktok.com/@bradpolumbo?lang=en Twitter — https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/BradPolumbo Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/bradpolumbo/

3:12 - The HRP Podcast
COVID Emergency Temporary Standard

3:12 - The HRP Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 85:17


Jackie Baxley, Dan Titus, Alicia Washington, Tom Simmons discuss OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID vaccination and testing. We get the details from Jackie, hot off the presentation of her webinar on the topic. Then we hear from Ashley Cuttino of the firm Ogletree and Deakins for a legal perspective on the ETS.Finally, we'll get a holiday break with the Play Hard section, featuring Tom, Joe, and Everett.Mentioned Links:Testing KitsMovember CampaignMake sure you subscribe, give us a review & check us out on social media!YouTubeLinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookWebsite

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
"Weapon of mass distraction": Rex Patrick critical of absence of integrity commission legislation

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 10:30


Independent Senator Rex Patrick says religious discrimination and voter identification bills are distractions from the need for a federal integrity commission.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood on traffic light legislation speed

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 8:15


Opposition groups are criticising the government for rushing through legislation on the vaccination mandate - the subject of two days of debate before Parliament goes into recess. This follows the release yesterday of a new vaccine verification app to help businesses - but Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson has already warned that users should expect glitches. Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Michael Wood spoke to Corin Dann.

Growing Harvest Ag Network
Mid-morning Ag News, November 23, 2021: Legislation introduced to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States

Growing Harvest Ag Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 2:26


U.S. Senator Jon Tester of Montana introduced legislation to suspend Brazilian beef imports to the United States. The move comes after repeated issues with delayed reporting of BSE, or mad cow outbreaks in Brazilian beef. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Freeing Energy Podcast
Tim Montague: How is good old fashioned midwestern grit helping shape a clean energy future in Illinois?

The Freeing Energy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 34:58


Midwest solar and storage leader and Clean Power Hour podcast host, Tim Montague, shares with host Bill Nussey how clashing titans in Illinois crafted a grand legislative bargain taking big steps toward a clean renewable energy future. Plus, Montague shares insights on how the simple economics of solar power and storage is changing minds in both boardrooms and around kitchen tables across the state.

Daily Crypto Report
"New legislation to amend crypto-related provisions in infrastructure bill." November 18, 2021

Daily Crypto Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:52


Today's blockchain and cryptocurrency news Brought to you by ungrocery.com Bitcoin is down 1% at $59,067 Ethereum is down 1% at $4,172 and Binance Coin down 1% at $563 The Sandbox up 25% Algorand up 16% Decentraland up 16% US Congressmen introduce legislation to amend the crypto-related provisions in infrastructure bill. Crypto.com spends $700M for naming rights of LA's Staples Center. Time magazine partners with with Mike Novogratz's Galaxy Digital to deliver Metaverse Content

Reimagining Justice
Automation to augmentation: from lawyers acting as modems and machines as judges with Pia Andrews

Reimagining Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 58:30


In episode no. 68 my guest is serial public sector transformer, Pia Andrews. We discuss: how her pursuit of “truth” led her to the open-source movement and working in policy development; how technological tools relate to our quality of life; ‘open source' – its philosophy and implementation and the idea of “clever hacks”; how ‘rules as code' addresses issues with enforcing regulation; prescriptive and principles-based rules and when each are appropriate; the connection between the cost of implementing regulation and its effectiveness; how an API for prescriptive rules relating to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism funding could have saved one bank $16M per year!; how ‘rules as code' make compliance more transparent by allowing for modelling, and how this could increase accountability of the public sector; how current policy creation is insufficient and requires input from community and an example from France which incorporated co-design of policy; Taiwan's response to the introduction of Uber! the importance of multidisciplinary teams in developing policy and how ‘rules as code' facilities doing so in real time; how ‘rules as code' improves trust and compliance with administrative law and shifts the onus to government; different public sector approaches to the “new normal”; how the relationship between the public sector and its government drives outcomes; whether a public sector should serve – the government, parliament or the people? 3 things necessary to create an environment for innovation and solving wicked problems; the connection between capacity and innovation, and Pia's ideas about how to increase civic participation through a “civic gap year” and “policy difference engine”; and of course Pia's definition of legal innovation. Proudly sponsored by Neota Logic Links: Linux Home TedX multipotentialite Emilie Wapnick: Why some of us don't have one true calling | TED Talk Docassemble  Legislation as Code and better rules Building a trustworthy public sector with trust infrastructure Neota Logic's App Gallery Neota Logic Churchill Trust project Andrea Perry-Petersen – LinkedIn - Twitter @winkiepp – andreaperrypetersen.com.au Twitter - @ReimaginingJ Facebook – Reimagining Justice group

West Virginia Morning
A Look At Voting Legislation And A Stark Rise In Lung Disease, This West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 14:45


On this West Virginia Morning, a record 158 million people voted in the 2020 presidential election. But over the past year, both Republicans and Democrats have tried to pass polarizing voting rights laws. We explore what this could mean for West Virginia.

The African History Network Show
G.I. Bill's Promise was denied to 1 Million Black WWII Veterans due to Racism

The African History Network Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 81:00


How the G.I. Bill's Promise was denied to 1 Million Black WWII Veterans because of Racsim; Legislation to resolve GI Bill racial inequities introduced by Rep. James Clyburn and Democrats; WWII Veteran, Sgt. Isaac Woodard was beaten by a White Police Officer and blinded in 1946 fueling The Civil Rights Movement; The fight continues to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act. - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-16-21   Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button.

The African History Network Show
Ahmaud Arbery was shot at close range; Prosecution Rests; Day 8 of Trial

The African History Network Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 110:00


Prosecution Rests; Ahmaud Arbery was shot at close range; Day 8 of Trial; Rev. Jesse Jackson in Court for 2nd Day; Legislation to resolve GI Bill racial inequities introduced by Rep. James Clyburn and Democrats; WWII Veteran, Sgt. Isaac Woodard was beaten a White Police Officer in 1946 fueling The Civil Rights Movement; The fight continues to pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act. - TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 11-16-21   Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button.

EMS | Board & Collar
Episode #167: Balloons, Unicorns and Rainbows - It‘s A Surprise Billing Legislation Update

EMS | Board & Collar

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 61:48


  Join Ed, Chuck and Gary with Ed doing the heavy-lifting on this update to the Surprise Billing Legislation. It's a very fluid situation that everyone in the ground and air EMS business needs to pay strict attention.  Tune in as we provide an overview and take questions from our audience.  Hear it, absorb it and folks, fair warning here...be ready for it.  This is an hour of your time well spent.  Download and be updated now.  Presenter:  Ed Marasco, Gary Harvat, Chuck Humphrey    

SBS World News Radio
Tense scenes, ugly threats over proposed pandemic legislation for Victoria

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 5:14


Opponents to the bill are concerned about Victoria's Premier and Health Minister having the power to declare a pandemic and with this anger, came violent threats.

Truth Be Told
Minuteman Report Ep. 42 - MUFON Makes a Move

Truth Be Told

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 8:17


MUFON released an urgent call-to-action to its members, foreign and domestic, last week to pressure legislators into passing an amendment proposed by Kristen Gillibrand (D- NY) which would form a office within the Dept of Defense to study UFOs.

Late Night Live - ABC RN
Laura Tingle's Canberra, whistleblower legislation and amusing Australian history

Late Night Live - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 53:37


Laura Tingle has the latest from Canberra, lawyer Kieran Pender looks at changes to whistleblower legislation 

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
NSW vẫn tranh cãi về việc hợp pháp hoá quyền trợ tử

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 3:34


NSW là tiểu bang còn lại ở Úc vẫn chưa thông qua đạo luật trợ tử tự nguyện. Quốc hội tiểu bang đang tiến hành chất vấn có nên thông qua dự luật này hay không, mà trong đó Thủ hiến Dominic Perrottet là người phản đối.

SBS World News Radio
New South Wales debates voluntary assisted dying legislation

SBS World News Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 4:05


New South Wales is the only remaining state in Australia which is yet to pass voluntary assisted dying laws.

Colonial Era to Present Day History Buff
1733, A First For Parliament In Enacting Legislation Curtailing An Industry's Growth

Colonial Era to Present Day History Buff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 58:11


Find out how many ships had arrived into Boston's Griffin's Wharf on November 29, 1773. Learn which Massachusetts Forefather was a staunch supporter behind resistance to unloading of tea at Griffin's Wharf. Learn about Thomas Hutchinson & Peter Oliver including where their personal loyalties stood. Discover what legal court issue was at stake in Massachusetts around 1761. Learn what act got passed in 1733 by Parliament including how New Englanders themselves were impacted by it. Find out if Boston come start of 18th Century would become America's most vital shipping center. Discover whether or not Boston was considered an island before and around time of infamous tea party incident. Learn if there were any shortages faced by Boston's Merchants. Discover what commodity became responsible for many of Boston's Merchants Fortunes. Learn what happened in 1740 which impacted New England's Economy. Find out whom was responsible for creating an entity geared towards assisting those of middle to lower tier status. Learn if entity established was successful and accepted by greater Boston Society. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kirk-monroe/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kirk-monroe/support

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)
Is the Ontario's Labour Legislation Good for Workers?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 32:06


Can changes defined in the new "Working for Workers Act," deliver the promised benefits for Ontario workers? And how far is the Ford government willing to go to appeal to unions and workers ahead of the next election? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Daktronics Experience
121 – Digital Signage Legislation with Jen and Shawna

The Daktronics Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 29:07


Sign codes, zoning and permits? There's a lot going on behind the digital signs you see on a regular basis. To hear about those details, Justin and Matt are joined by Jen Clites and Shawna Hanson from Daktronics' Sign Legislation team. They talk about LED signs in on-premise, off-premise and out-of-home applications, including some of the terminology, regulations and considerations that can go along with them.   Daktronics Sign and Legislation Webpage: https://www.daktronics.com/en-us/learning-and-resources/regulation-and-legislation

This Matters
Labour Minister Monte McNaughton discusses Ontario's new labour legislation

This Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 19:51


Guest: Monte McNaughton, Ontario Labour Minister The last two years of this pandemic hit everyone differently. It is undeniable that its impacts were not equitable and those with precarious jobs — including frontline essential workers — paid the most disproportionate price. Now the government that was previously criticized for favouring businesses over workers seems to be trying to make amends. Last week, the province announced the minimum wage would be raised to $15 an hour starting January 2022. Ontario has also proposed an omnibus bill that includes a number of labour-friendly policies like more rights for temporary and migrant workers, and a new right to disconnect. But many note that the minimum wage is not a living wage, and others ask if these new changes might be a case of too little too late just around the corner from a provincial election. Ontario's Labour Minister Monte McNaughton joins "This Matters" to answer questions and clear confusion around the proposed new labour legislation.

The Standard Deduction
Tax Legislation Proposal Changes: Life Comes at You Fast

The Standard Deduction

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 13:12


Read more about the latest tax updates: https://creativeplanning.com/education/article/important-updates-to-president-bidens-tax-plan/All of Creative Planning's latest articles and podcasts can be found here: https://creativeplanning.com/education/Listen to more about the Child Tax Credit: https://creativeplanning.com/education/podcast/the-child-tax-credit/Follow Creative Planning on social media:LinkedInTwitterFacebookThe Standard Deduction podcast is hosted by Tax Directors Candace Varner and Ben Hake. This podcast is a thoughtful, informed discussion about ideas, trends and developments in taxes related to personal wealth management.Our mission is to educate and inspire people to make better financial choices through knowledge, tools and strategies. We believe that education and planning are key components of financial success. Come explore relevant financial topics with our team.Important Legal Disclosure: http://bit.ly/2DC250bHave questions or topic suggestions? Email us @ podcasts@creativeplanning.com

Seattle News, Views, and Brews
2021 Episode 41: Election Aftermath, Council Budget: Crunch Time, Mayor Establishes Police Hiring Bonuses, and Mobile Home Park Legislation

Seattle News, Views, and Brews

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 29:29


Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and Kevin Schofield of Seattle City Council Insight take a deep dive on the local November elections, the final push for a balanced City budget, emergency legislation from the Mayor on police hiring bonuses, and a long-awaited change in Seattle's mobile home park legislation. And, Kevin's keeping his cool culinary sense with a frozen treat perfect for the fall season. If you like this podcast, please support us on Patreon! 

InForum Minute
Morning headlines: North Dakota legislation meets today to talk redistricting

InForum Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 2:55


Today is Monday, Nov. 8. Here are your top headlines from around the Fargo, North Dakota area.  InForum Minute is a product of Forum Communications, brought to you by the reporters from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and WDAY TV. For more news from throughout the day, go to InForum.com.

Retirement Tax Services Podcast
Ep 59: Working With CPA's and Pending Tax Legislation With Maggie Klokkenga

Retirement Tax Services Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 27:27


Steven's guest this Monday is Maggie Klokkenga, the founder of Make a Money Mindshift. Maggie's services include helping clients vet prospective tax preparers for doing their taxes. Join Maggie and Steven as they discuss the importance of hiring a good tax preparer and the potential value add they can offer!

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century
What Does the Bible Say about Transgenderism?

Apostolic Life in the 21st Century

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 16:13


Transgenderism, or the idea that a person's gender identity can differ from their anatomical identity at birth, is a hotly debated topic in Western culture. Legislation has been passed and lawsuits filed addressing and challenging transgender-related issues at all levels of society, from education to athletics to the workplace.In this episode, Dr. David K. Bernard discusses transgenderism from a biblical perspective and outlines how the church can respond to the current cultural conversation.Dr. Bernard references the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier. You can purchase a copy from most major booksellers.If you enjoy this podcast, leave a rating and a review on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform. We also greatly appreciate it when you share Apostolic Life in the 21st Century with your family and friends.Thank you for listening!

Frederick Henry Show
Frederick Henry podcast And The 1.2 Trillion Dollar Legislation

Frederick Henry Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 36:42


On Being a Police Officer
Ep. 24 WA State's new wide-ranging police reform legislation causing concern for LE and citizens

On Being a Police Officer

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 42:34


Ep. 24 - A Captain from a mid-sized agency in Washington State discusses the wide-ranging new police reform legislation that went into law in July 2021 in Washington. Many states are enacting police reform bills into law, but to date, few go as far as the new laws in Washington – including being the only state to ban Terry stops, a long-held practice which allows the police to briefly detain a person based on reasonable suspicion of involvement in criminal activity. Because of how these laws are written and their overall scope and restrictiveness, they have been met with concern and confusion within law enforcement on how to interpret and implement them. Officers are finding their hands tied when it comes to apprehending and arresting criminals, helping those in mental crisis and protecting the public. These concerns are shared among citizens who are seeing a rise in crime and new limits on what police can do about it. There currently is a debate over whether these changes will help or hurt public safety. And so I am to turning to this Captain to get his reactions and to understand what he is seeing as the impact not only on law enforcement, his department, but also on community members. If you would like to contact your legislator with questions, comments or concerns about the new laws, you can locate your legislator at this website: https://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder Contact me at abby@ellsworthproductions.com. All booking, interviews, production and editing by Abby Ellsworth. Music courtesy of freesound.org

Straight-Talk Solar Cast
Solar + New Legislation

Straight-Talk Solar Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 14:42


In this week's podcast, we discuss the new federal budget issues related to solar power.  Surprisingly, all of the proposed changes are very beneficial for new and existing solar customers. We discuss the pros, cons, benefits and long-term effects of these changes. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here. In each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you – straight  – by one of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics. Feel free to search our library for answers to questions that you're facing when considering solar. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, local and national SEO, website design and customer generation for companies of all sizes. Magnified Media helping company leaders master their marketing by: • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and • getting them more online reviews, • creating media content that engages with their audience. In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and hosting his podcast Local SEO in 10.

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
State Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield discusses anti-vaccine mandate legislation working its way through Montgomery - The Jeff Poor Show - November 3 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 16:14


The Power Of Zero Show
Can a Billionaire's Tax Save Joe Biden's Signature Legislation

The Power Of Zero Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 15:43


The Joe Biden legislature is currently dead in the water. Congress people are looking for ways to pay for the package, but even if they could there may not be a package to pay for. Every Senator wields considerable power and a couple in particular have been vocal opponents of the proposed bill. Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema have voiced concerns about the package and the price tag. Other members of the Democrat party have lambasted Joe Manchin on social media and on the floor, and he has not taken the criticism lightly. He's gone from proposing a $1.5 trillion dollar limit to $0, and Krysten Sinema has made it clear that she's not interested in any sort of tax increases at all. Congress has now turned its attention to a different sort of tax. They've proposed a wealth tax, also described as taxing the unrealized capital gains on the liquid assets of anybody who has $1 billion or more in assets or anyone reporting more than $100 million in income for three consecutive years. This would affect only the 700 richest people in the country, and will generate $200 billion in revenue over the next decade. The reasoning is that raising the tax rate isn't going to directly affect the highest earners because so much of their net worth is tied up in the value of their stock ownership.  Democrats are not calling this a wealth tax because it's not being levied against the entire net wealth of a wealthy person. Elizabeth Warren proposed a wealth tax in her presidential run and it is considered to have sunk her campaign. Jeff Bezos doesn't liquidate his stock to fund his lifestyle. He borrows money and uses his stock holdings as collateral. This allows him to fund his lifestyle while still maintaining a controlling interest in Amazon. Democrats have asked Krysten Sinema to weigh in on the proposal, but she's not likely to vote for it since she's opposed to similar measures already being proposed. This would leave the Democrats below the threshold of a simple majority. Critics of the plan say that it will force billionaires out of the stock market and into more opaque markets like art and real estate. The real issue is that, even if passed, this tax only raises $200 billion in revenue. Even if the Democrats managed to pass the bill, there is still no clear plan to pay for it. The real question with this package hanging from a thread is what will happen to individual tax rates? Joe Biden's proposed tax increases are tied to the bill so right now we have a choice.  We can either assume the tax rates will expire in 2026 and this bill will not pass. The trouble with this is compressing the amount of shifting you need to do over five years and possibly bumping into a higher tax bracket along the way, only to realize after the fact that you had nine years all along. The reverse is also troublesome. You don't want to plan for nine years when you only have five and end up in the scenario where you didn't shift as much as you need to. Joe Biden wants to increase tax rates on the rich, but the only way for him to really accomplish that is by allowing the Trump tax cuts to expire in 2026.  The more time that passes that Joe Biden fails to push through this legislation, the less likely that anything is going to be adopted. Few Congress people want to have their name tied to a controversial piece of legislation leading up to midterms because that's the kind of thing that will get you voted out of office.   Mentioned in this Episode: With corporate tax off table, U.S. Democrats turn to billionaires to fund spending bill - reuters.com/world/us/with-corporate-tax-off-table-us-democrats-turn-billionaires-fund-spending-bill-2021-10-25/ Secretary Yellen: How new billionaire tax would work [video] - edition.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/10/24/yellen-on-billionaire-tax.cnn

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
State Representative Kyle South gives an update on possible legislation to fight vaccine mandates in the Montgomery Special Session - The Jeff Poor Show - November 2 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 14:28


Gun Talk
GT RELOAD – First Antelope with Core-Lokt Tipped; Red Flag Laws for Military; Defensive Gun Use in Carjacking: Gun Talk Radio | 10.31.21 Hour 2

Gun Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 44:08


Tom is on a deer hunt this weekend! Enjoy this reloaded episode of Gun Talk from 09.26.21 In this hour: - Gun Talk's Ryan Gresham talks about his current pronghorn hunt in Wyoming, and the first antelope taken with Remington's Tipped Core-Lokt ammunition - Legislation that would enact red flag laws within the military legal system - Section 529 - Self-defense shooting during attempted carjacking   Tom Gresham's Gun Talk 10.31.21 Hour 2

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update
Don't Be Polite or Non-Ideological: Fight This Un-American Legislation!

Rush Limbaugh Morning Update

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 21:22


RUSH: Last night on the Senate floor, New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. MENENDEZ: It is our solemn duty to put aside our ideology, to turn off Rush Limbaugh and leave politics in the cloakroom. Our vote on this groundbreaking legislation, comparable to Social Security and Medicare — RUSH: Stop it, that's all we need to hear from the guy, he's just a buffoon, but here we are, they're rolling, they're on track now for their Christmas Eve at nine p.m. vote and still Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has to tell the Republicans, stop listening to me, stop being ideological, which is all the Democrats are being here, pure 100% ideology. I got an e-mail note from a friend today, ‘Is it hopeless? Is it over? What do we do? I'd like to go out and raise some money but everybody is tapped out.' I said raising money is not what's necessary right now. We have had two rallies in Washington. It's obvious that members of the Democrat Party in both the House and Senate don't care one way or another about what the public opinion of this is. That's been obvious for a long time. I still think, folks, what you ought to do is just pound these people with e-mails, phone calls, faxes, whatever, pound every damn one of them at their offices from now until hell freezes over, before, during, and after all of this, just keep pounding them. It'll make you feel better, and who knows, it may have some effect at some point down the road. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2009/12/22/don_t_be_polite_or_non_ideological_fight_this_un_american_legislation3/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

On Point
What it would take to pass meaningful voting rights legislation in America

On Point

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 47:04


Senate Republicans have used the filibuster to block major voting rights legislation twice this year. Meanwhile, at least 19 states have enacted 33 laws that make it harder to vote. What would it take to pass voting rights legislation? Jack Beatty, Tia Mitchell, Sen. Angus King and LaTosha Brown join Anthony Brooks.

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy
Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 33:11


Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages Curt and Katie chat about the looming (and current) mental health workforce shortages. We talk about the exodus of mental health providers, legislation and proposed bills that seek to address these shortages, and what modern therapists can do to advocate for the needed changes. We also talk about inadequate or harmful strategies (like cheering, scholarships, and subway sandwiches) that are often implemented by agencies and legislatures. We provide individual and collective calls to action.   It's time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age. In this episode we talk about: Recent data that shows that there will be huge workforce shortages in coming years The difficulty for folks in accessing mental health services in all sectors The reasons that mental health workers are leaving the profession High caseloads, higher acuity Systemic burnout, jaded supervisors The inadequate “support” of mental health workers with subway sandwiches, cheering heroes Legislation that has gone through to support healthcare workers in receiving mental health Legislation that funds hiring more workers Bills addressing scholarships to increase folks going to school for mental health The problem with scholarship bills versus loan forgiveness bills Bills working to decrease wait times for those seeking services Creating and filling in mental health treatment needs with paraprofessionals, peer counselors Navigating funding and worker shortages with new treatment planning The challenge in “steeling our hearts” to make choices in how we work and who we work for Both individual and systemic action that we can take to address these issues A request for the National Guard to come in and staff residential treatment centers The importance of taking action now to get involved in legislative advocacy   Our Generous Sponsor: Turning Point Turning Point is a financial planning firm that's focused exclusively on serving mental health professionals. They'll help you navigate all the important elements of your personal finances, like budgeting, investing, selecting retirement plans, managing student loan debt and evaluating big purchases, like your first home. And because they specialize in serving therapists in private practice, they'll help you navigate the finances of your practice, as well. They'll help you navigate bookkeeping, analyze the financial implications of changes like hiring clinicians or diversifying your income sources. They'll even help you consider strategies like the S-Corp tax election. Visit turningpointHQ.com to learn more and enter the promo code Modern Therapist for 30% off their Quick Start Coaching package. Resources mentioned: We've pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance! Mercer Report on Major Shortages of Healthcare Workers Senate Passes Legislation on Mental Health for Health Care Professionals Rand Report on Transforming the US Mental Healthcare System CA Bill would decrease wait times for mental health services Opinion: Exodus of mental health workers needs state response Send legislative bills to curt@therapyreimagined.com to get ideas on advocacy and responses.   Relevant Episodes: Why Therapists Quit Why Therapists Quit Part 2 The Return of Why Therapists Quit Bilingual Supervision The Burnout System Gaslighting Therapists Waiving Goodbye to Telehealth Progress Kaiser Permanente Strikes Episodes: Modern Therapists Strike Back Special Episode: Striking for the Future of Mental Healthcare   Connect with us! Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapists Group  Our consultation services: The Fifty-Minute Hour Who we are: Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com A Quick Note: Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We're working on it. Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren't trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don't want to, but hey.   Stay in Touch: www.mtsgpodcast.com www.therapyreimagined.com Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapist's Group https://www.facebook.com/therapyreimagined/ https://twitter.com/therapymovement https://www.instagram.com/therapyreimagined/   Credits: Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/ Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/   Transcript (Autogenerated)   Curt Widhalm  00:00 This episode of modern therapist Survival Guide is brought to you by turning point   Katie Vernoy  00:03 Turning Point financial life planning helps therapists confidently navigate every aspect of their financial life from practice financials and personal budgeting to investing Tax Management and student loans. Visit Turning Point hq.com. To learn more and enter the promo code modern therapist for 30% off their quickstart coaching package.   Curt Widhalm  00:24 Listen at the end of the episode for more information.   Announcer  00:27 You're listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide where therapists live, breathe and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy.   Curt Widhalm  00:43 Welcome back modern therapists. This is the modern therapist Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast for therapists that looks at uncomfortable things in our profession. And this is another one of those episodes that does that. And we are talking about the already developed but looming and worsening mental health workforce shortage across America. And this actually, some of the stuff that we're going to talk about today also has impact worldwide. So for our international listeners as well, we're gonna talk about YouTube. But there's been this little thing called COVID-19 pandemic. And those of us in the know, before the pandemic knew that Mental Health Access was not great in pretty much all parts of the world. And we follow along workforce issues and work with our legislature and the US government on some access issues in our advocacy efforts, and continue to have an interest in continue to provide advocacy on this. And as we're looking at the next few years, it's going to get worse, that we are seeing a exodus of workers from the mental health workforce, we are seeing a lot of reports from research organizations, we can talk about some things out of research group called Mercer and their reports that things are looking bad in the next five years as far as mental health workers that there is a exodus of workers here, Katie and I have talked before about how hard it is to become even eligible for some of these positions. And it's going to get a whole lot worse,   Katie Vernoy  02:54 paired with what people were, colloquially calling a mental health pandemic. You know, the second, the second wave of pandemic is a mental health pandemic. And I think, for me, I'm actually seeing this in my own practice, I open for new clients, and I'm getting calls from folks who can't find someone who takes their insurance, who are not getting calls back. I mean, there are already issues with folks being able to access mental health treatment when they want it. And we've also got this worker Exodus. And I think the the broad strokes of this, I think, are that there are, at least locally, you know, for me, I don't know that many people that take insurance, you know, many people have gotten off insurance panels, I'm getting off insurance panels because of the, what they pay. And I think it's something where people want to use their insurance, people also, at times need higher levels of care. And those beds are not there. I was reading an article out of Colorado where there there are folks who are staying in I think solitary confinement because they can't get into mental health facilities when they've been determined that that's the appropriate type of incarceration. Not that that's kind of what we're talking about today. But but there are so few mental health workers across the breadth and depth of our field, that people are not getting the services that they need. And there are big impacts on our community. So this is already happening. But it's it's something where we are also leaving the profession, and that's pretty terrifying.   Curt Widhalm  04:34 And we've been talking about this for a while we had a episode earlier this year on why therapists quit. We had several follow up episodes to it. But in looking at the trends, and I'm looking at the Mercer report here, we are looking at some major mental health shortage of workers. The Mercer report talks About that they're expecting 400,000 mental health workers will leave the occupation entirely over the next five years. And that's going to be leaving mostly public mental health employers with a shortage of 510,000 spots us nationwide. Getting into the reasons why we've covered in a number of other episodes, super high case loads, you know, large case loads, the very quick return to business as normal in a lot of situations. And this is echoed, really largely at the time of this recording I'm seeing early reports of this is really impacting places like college counseling centers that are a month into the new year to two months into the new academic year by the time that this episode drops, and are seeing increases from last year's already increased rates of seeking services by over 20% year over year. So they are facing increased calls for services with a drop in available workers to come in and provide services. The experience of these workers is also that the crises that are coming in are bigger and more severe than they have been in the past. So we're getting this perfect storm of more need higher need and fewer people to do it. And most people in our profession, as caregivers tends to want to help out but it does lead to just this really systemic burnout problem. That is easier for a lot of people to go and not work in this profession. Because it is just so taxing at this point.   Katie Vernoy  06:57 Yeah, I think it's something where, when I've had in the past, short staffing, you know, whether I was a mental health provider or, or a supervisor or manager, what we by and large do is take more cases, do more work, just try to keep going, you know, everybody needs us. We can't say no, it's it's really hard. It's all of those things. I was thinking I was picturing Adriana, you know, when she came and talked on our episode around the same thing happening for bilingual clinicians. But just this idea of I can't say no, they need us and so that this these gigantic case loads that are both systemically problematic, but also personally problematic because there's just no way to keep that pace up. And so folks burn out and leave really early. But even if they make it through I mean, we've we've had this this conversation and the burnout machine and you know, so we won't go too far into this but it's just it's such a bad situation where not only are the clinicians, overworked burned out, usually not getting paid much more because oftentimes the cuts happen there. And their supervisors and managers have broken away from the day to day grind of seeing huge case loads, but are jaded and not necessarily the support that those clinicians need. And so they might as well have left the profession.   Curt Widhalm  08:24 And we specifically talked about this in our gaslighting therapists episode did at the beginning of the pandemic and there's a part of me that really likes having been right but there's also a part of me that is like, we knew this was coming and and so frustrated just in this was so predictable that yeah, this is just Ah,   Katie Vernoy  09:00 yeah,   Curt Widhalm  09:02 Calm down.   Katie Vernoy  09:06 Oh, go ahead.   Curt Widhalm  09:07 But this is where we haven't changed the way that we take care of the workers. I mean, maybe what we've changed is given them a second subway sandwich party each month and   Katie Vernoy  09:19 Or like cheering WOO HOOO! way to go thank you heroes   Curt Widhalm  09:23 some sort of banner that that promotes You are a hero. But But I mean, it's it's stuff like this and it's stuff like, okay, we are seeing some of this response in legislation. There's a bill was passed by both houses of the US government. Moving on, will link to it in the show notes, but as a bill written by Senator Tim Kaine to promote and look into interventions for preventing burnout. in mental health and healthcare workers, and this is widely celebrated is Alright, we're going to be getting to the problem of why so many people are leaving the profession, how can we address this to keep people in. And these funding bills are continuing to miss the point in looking at this bill, my first response was, oh, we're gonna blame the individual mental health practitioners and the healthcare workers. The bill is literally about promoting mental health care and looking for ways to promote resiliency. And I know that the $30 million that is being spent to investigate this is going to result in do more yoga and have thought about therapy. As mental health workers, we know that we need to go to therapy, it's not dealing with all of the access issues, it's not dealing with all of the giant caseload issues. It's not being able to have good workplace practices. It's no set Principal Skinner meme of like, is it that's the problem? No, it's the workers. They're misinformed, that is just going to continue to reinforce this as a problem. And my big bold prediction is that in a couple of years, they're gonna say, well, we spent $30 million on it, and it didn't fix anything. So we probably don't need to invest in mental health workforce issues for a while. Hmm.   Katie Vernoy  11:33 Yeah, I think one of my I'm going to put this on my to do list right now is figuring out if that does go through, is there a way for mental health providers to actually get on task forces and those types of things? Because I think there's, there are possibilities, if there's money going toward it, it has not been decided current, let me be a little Pollyanna for a second and then decided that's not been decided. And maybe if our modern therapists across the country, go and try to get into these committees and at these tables and talk about what you were just saying, as well as different payment structures, and just like, just drop the RAND report right in front of them and say,   Curt Widhalm  12:11 That's just it! They're paying for more investigations to end up with things that are already in existence?   Katie Vernoy  12:20 Yeah, well, alright,   Curt Widhalm  12:23 we'll have a call to action about what we can do with that next step with the way that grant money is going with Health and Human Services. Maybe not today, follow us on our social media, and we'll figure it out, we'll figure out exactly who needs to be called on that. Now, some of these other bills that I'm seeing, they do provide for money for hiring more workers, General Manager, those are good.   Katie Vernoy  12:49 Yeah, let's hire more workers, give them some money, give them give them money and and autonomy, that's probably not happening, but give them give them money.   Curt Widhalm  12:58 Now, there's other bills to address behavioral healthcare work shortages. This also goes to other health care workers. They have their own podcast. We're talking about behavioral healthcare workers here. There are other bills that are addressed towards scholarships for improving access in particularly like rural areas. But with telehealth, I'm seeing a lot of these just in general, like let's get more people into school to be licensed for these positions. And these, in my opinion, are generally misguided and bad bills.   Katie Vernoy  13:33 And scholarships are bad   Curt Widhalm  13:35 Scholarships don't address the problem and actually may end up increasing the problem.   Katie Vernoy  13:43 Because why did they increase the problems? My friend this is, it seems like a lot of a lot of people I know they got these scholarships, and to help them get through.   Curt Widhalm  13:53 scholarship money tends to increase the overall cost of tuition and expenses that universities charge free money that's available for universities to take in, the more that it raises the cost for all students who don't get the scholarships. Because if the tuition can go up, because it's being covered by somebody else, this actually then ends up creating barriers for people who maybe, you know, not qualifying for the scholarships, still not able to pay for school, they end up taking out large loans. Now, what I'm saying is, this scholarship bills should be directed towards loan forgiveness, as opposed to paying for tuition, same dollar amounts. But if you are aware of anything, start talking with your legislators about how this money actually can impact the workforce as opposed to just filling some University's endowment fund a little bit more or being able to get three Subway sandwiches in student appreciation. We're just going to have an economy of Subway sandwiches. That's that's the way we're talking about this.   Katie Vernoy  15:10 So so we can try to increase the workforce by either hiring people somehow making education cost less. There's there's another bill that I saw, and I think there's one in California right now. But there's a lot of them, I think, across the country that I'm sure are happening, but it's working to decrease wait times for clients, patients seeking services. And on the face of it, this is potentially bad, because then there's a legislative, potentially legal responsibility for mental health providers to take more clients more quickly. However, this is the part that I think is really interesting. And this is where I think there's a challenge for us. If insurance panels cannot keep clinicians in their in their roles, and cannot keep up with these wait times. I'm wondering what happens if we don't jump to this action here? Am I getting into cartel territory?   Curt Widhalm  16:14 No, I don't think you are, because on one   Katie Vernoy  16:17 The Cardigan Cartel is taking this on!   Curt Widhalm  16:21 On one hand, the history of a lot of these insurance companies is whatever fines that they end up paying, are going to be probably cheaper than what they would have paid out in services anyway. And we've talked about this and things like the the episodes on the Kaiser Permanente strikes in the past, but these are billion dollar companies. fines to them are just, you know, shifting some numbers over from profit margins. It doesn't. These things, these bills like this are really well intended, but they don't address workforce shortages either. Yeah, and potentially even gives some of these insurance companies the opportunities for having a defense of, there's no workers for us to actually hire to shorten these labor times. which then leads to what has also traditionally happened in the workforce, which is that, well, this seems like a great time for mental health professionals too heavy, really good impact on legislation. Traditionally, worker shortages have been addressed by creating or filling in with more paraprofessionals. Now that if the really high barrier to entry positions are going to need a longer pipeline, it's being able to provide things like peer counseling services, peer support specialists, and, well, those are good, it's not something that addresses the specific problems that we're facing as licensees or for our pre licensed listeners on the pathway to being licensed. All the more reason for you to be involved with advocacy to address the specific issues. But my, you know, not Pollyanna, like, Debbie Downer piece of this hair is in unless you really take action right now, in all of the free time. And with all of that not burnt out energy that you have. History suggests that without really good action on this, we're not going to get the very needed changes that we've identified 1015 years ago, that have all come to a head here and will likely come to a head at some other position again, in the future. We need the action now to continue to call legislators to be involved in the bill writing process. So that way, it can be better. Otherwise, it's going to be filled in by paraprofessionals. And continuing to just replicate the same problems that we're seeing in our workforce system.   Katie Vernoy  19:10 There's there's a few things that you're saying that i i agree with, but I also think that they don't have all the pieces to it. And so speaking to my experience with some of these public mental health contracts and those types of things, when there is a financial shortage, so they're the funding goes away, because you know, and around near and around 2008, when, you know, the great recession began, there was a lot of funding that went away for mental health services. And so there were really creative ways that folks added some of these positions. So there was paraprofessionals case managers, there was different types of codes that could be used at or slightly lower rates. And there was also this huge push for evidence based practices to you know, kind of create these different funding streams and kind of pull money from here and There. And what I really saw is that there was this combination of how do we make this cost less? And how do we take care of people with a lower cost. And with, you know, there wasn't a workforce shortage at that time, I don't think I feel like there's always a little bit of a workforce shortage and public mental health. But that's a whole other conversation. But it's one of those things where there was, there wasn't money to pay people. And so they did create these positions. But since that time, and I think this, this is accounted for in the RAND report, as well, there's been a real efficacy seen with these multidisciplinary teams. So I don't want to say like, hey, let's get out and make sure that we get to keep all the work, because I don't know that that's necessarily what we need to do, I think we need to make sure that the work that we're doing, suits our expertise and suits, what is needed. But I think, at that time, there was creativity that was both kind of mercenary, as well as actually improving mental health care. So I don't think it's black or white, like, Hey, this is just because of a workforce shortage that we need to bring in people who have different qualifications. I also think, and this is very much aligned in what you were saying that there is a tendency to make do because it's not a nameless, faceless mental health problem. It's this client and that client and this group in that group. And I think, when we are looking to make a difference right now, I think there's looking at how do I steal my heart against wanting to solve this systemic problem myself. And that is both in how we how we run our practices, but it also can be in where we get employment, when a when an agency gets a contract. So they get let's say, they get a $500,000 contract, to provide services, if they cannot fulfill it, they they lose the money. And so for public mental health providers, they actually need to say stay staffed. And we can actually make a difference in who gets to keep their money by making sure we're very diligent in where we go to get employed, and where we stay employed and where we do the work. And so there there's there is I feel like there is an element of us choosing whether or not large app companies gets our employment, whether there's, you know, public mental health organizations that don't that do shady work, whether they get our employment, you know, like, we do have a value there beyond like insurance companies and their gigantic war chests being able to fight against some of these things. So maybe that was all over the place. But I think it's something where I don't want to say like, Hey, we can only do legislation, because unless we have power in and how we choose to do our work. I think there's not going to be change anyway.   Curt Widhalm  23:19 You're talking about individual issues here. While there's also such big systemic issues that do need the focus, and well, I think that there's a lot of individual efforts that we can make in our own practices, that it almost just kind of ignores the problem. I'm looking at an opinion piece in the Oregonian from September. And this was penned by Heather Jeffries, Executive Director of the Oregon Council on behavioral health. Cheryl Ramirez, Executive Director of the Association of Oregon mental health programs, and rice bowl and director of the Oregon Alliance. And their public call includes some things that very much speak to this kind of stuff, increasing funding to recruit and retain staff, reducing administrative burden. Those things are great, providing cash supports for organizations struggling with the financial impacts of increased costs and insufficient revenue. Fantastic. Publicly recognize and appreciate the workforce, throw more Subway sandwiches at them, maybe misses the point. Yeah, but the one that stands out to me is that they are asking the National Guard to be deployed to staff residential facilities. Hmm. We are in such a crisis, that the heads of behavioral workforce associations are coming together and saying we need people who Have nothing as far as training to be called in by the government to come and provide staffing here. And I point all of this out because we feel an individual responsibility to take some of these steps ourselves. There is only so much that each one of us can do that really needs to be able to address this, especially as a lot of these legislative waivers are ending and not, you know, being progressed things like, you know, telehealth supervision waivers that are, you know, going to be gone at the end of October in California where Katie and I practice but in this lurch where we talked about this in our in our most recent episode with Ben Caldwell is due to the legislative process, there is going to be systemic barriers, that rather than expanding some of this energy more for us to help the one or two or five more people on our caseload that we can take on to have a greater impact, spend those one or two or five hours where this can actually impact 1000s of people in a much better way. Even if it means looking more for long term changes in short term changes right now,   Katie Vernoy  26:32 I want to do a yes, and because I think it is hard, and we'll do some of the legwork here. This is what we've been talking about with not focusing in on a conference this year, we will do some legwork. And we will try to help have some specific guidance on how we make some impacts here on legislation, policy, that kind of stuff. But I think we also need to be very conscious about the choices we make collectively and individually on where we get hired where we do our work, what we charge, because if there is a path to status quo, the legislative efforts won't go through. Right. And so we have to push back against the status quo of poor insurance reimbursements ridiculous, or bureaucratic burdens on organizations, like we need to push back on those things, individually and collectively, or it doesn't matter how many of us go in, there's, you know, we're a small workforce, kind of an in comparison to some of these gigantic, you know, other types of organ, you know, profession. So, all of us just saying, like, I'm going to take two or three fewer clients and going and fighting on the hill is not going to necessarily be sufficient, I think we need to do both.   Curt Widhalm  27:56 We do need to do both, right? It's, it's like the gaslighting episode where it's like, this is stuff that is predictable that legislative changes are gonna be five, six years from now, where it's like we, we told you, so stop, stop complaining about stuff five or six years from now, because the call for action is right now. Legislators know that mental health needs to be addressed. What they don't know is what needs to be addressed in mental health. And that's where that call to action is. And I know in some of my early online conversations, when I point these things out, the response is, well, this is at least addressing the short term thing that's good enough. And right now, having been involved in advocacy for as long as we have addressing good enough for right now does not change the problems that are going to be way bigger five years from now. And I agree. And this is really where it's giving up some of our short term action that, you know, still may not be kind of our perfect sort of answers to everything. I mean, we do have several more decades of podcasts that we need to make. But we do need to actually address some of our problems in in our systemic part of our profession, and get this stuff off the ground. We have been doing some of the legwork on we will organize some of this stuff. We encourage you to start looking at what bills are going to be written in your respective jurisdictions. Send them to us send them to me, curt@therapyreimagined.com, c u r t at therapy reimagined.com. I'll give you at least you know some ideas of things to start talking with your legislators about and if your legislators aren't reading Mental Health stuff be calling their offices and saying, what are you doing to address mental health stuff in our profession, in our state in our in our country? Because the stuff that is being written is really what   Katie Vernoy  30:15 Subway Sandwiches   Curt Widhalm  30:16 it's Subway sandwiches. So thank you for giving me something so we don't have it explicit on this episode.   Katie Vernoy  30:25 I think we're in agreement, I think both of us just have a different take on it and and what can be done more readily. You are very adept at the advocacy at the legislative level. And I think that is something where we need to, we all need to get better at it. And we need to be at some of these tables, we need to be talking to our legislators. I 100% agree. I think if we are working for places who are exploiting us, at the same time, we are undermining our efforts. So that's all I'm saying.   Curt Widhalm  30:55 Okay, I agree with that.   Katie Vernoy  30:58 Overall, you know, kind of summarize in the call to action is really assess where you are in this in this time, in this really pivotal time. For our profession, are you working in a way that supports you and the work that you want to do? Have you created bandwidth so at the same time, you can advocate and make changes at the larger scale so that you're both supporting yourself standing by your principles and how you are going to work and pushing for larger systemic change.   Curt Widhalm  31:42 Be in touch with us, follow our social media. Take those Subway sandwiches and tell your supervisors where to put them. And until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy.   Katie Vernoy  31:55 Thanks again to our sponsor Turning Point   Curt Widhalm  31:58 we wanted to tell you a little bit more about our sponsor turning points. Turning Points is a financial planning firm that's focused exclusively on serving mental health professionals to help you navigate all the important elements of your personal finances like budgeting, investing, selecting retirement plans, managing student loan debts and evaluating big purchases, like your first home. And because they specialize in serving therapists and private practice, so help you navigate the finances of your practice as well. They'll help you navigate bookkeeping, analyze the financial implications of changes like hiring clinicians or diversifying your income sources. They'll even help you consider strategies like S corp tax collection,   Katie Vernoy  32:35 And for listeners of MTSG you'll receive 30% off the price of their quickstart coaching intensive just enter promo code modern therapist when signing up. And don't forget to visit TurningPointhq.com to download your free finance quickstart guide for therapists.   Announcer  32:52 Thank you for listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide. Learn more about who we are and what we do at mtsgpodcast.com. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter. And please don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of our episodes.    

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