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Reality Check, Sept. 8, 2017

September 12, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, Sept. 8, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee are back from a week off.  We have managed to get Lyn back!  Huzzah!  Our topics include the Equifax security breach.  Since this was recorded, the forced arbitration clause has been removed.  However, beware that if you accept their one year free monitoring, they will require a credit card and will charge you the s...

Reality Check, August 25, 2017

August 31, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, August 25, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee do a news round-up for the week.  We discuss the epi-pen settlement between Mylan and the US Attorney’s Office.  Want to help the Jewish Bar Association raise money for the Southern Poverty Law Center?   What’s going on with the various new health care bills being proposed?  Is Mike Pence planning on run...

Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast: Bob talks about his experiences seeing the 2017 eclipse

August 23, 2017 0 min to read

Outdoors with Hiking Bob Podcast: Bob talks about his experiences seeing the 2017 eclipse

Category : Outdoors with Hiking Bob

It’s just Bob this week, and he talks about his chasing and eventually photographing the 2017 solar eclipse http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/339114897-outdoors-with-hiking-bob-podcast-bob-talks-about-his-experiences-seeing-the-2017-eclipse.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS...

Reality Check, August 18, 2017, Charlottesville, VA

August 22, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, August 18, 2017, Charlottesville, VA

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Gary and Dee discuss the new level of hate that this Republican administration has brought forth.  Yes, we’ve always had those who would discriminate against others, but now they are emboldened.  What does it say about a presidency when the manufacturer of Tiki torches does a better job distancing themselves from White Suprem...

Reality Check, Teachers & Teaching, Part 2

August 11, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, Teachers & Teaching, Part 2

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Gary and Dee continue the discussion on  Teaching in America today.  We compare the pay of teachers to babysitters and child care centers.  We’re getting a real bargain here.  We can afford to pay our nation’s educators more.  We discuss how many colleges staff their departments with adjunct professors to avoid havin...

Reality Check, August 8, 2017, Teaching Part 1

August 7, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, August 8, 2017, Teaching Part 1

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Gary and Dee discuss the Anti-Civil Rights Era that we find ourselves in these days.  Our main topic is Teaching in America today.  What are the requirements to be a teacher.  What is the pay like.  What have charter schools done to the equation.  How many teachers are paid a living wage in the US vs. overseas?  How many teache...

Reality Check, Approval Voting, Voting Suppression, Who Is Running?

July 31, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, Approval Voting, Voting Suppression, Who Is Running?

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee discuss another alternate voting method:  Approval Voting.  It’s much easier than Rank Choice Voting.  It’s biggest drawback is that it doesn’t have a ‘catchy’ name.  The Voting Integrity Commission is up and running.  Sadly, Colorado is one of the states cooperating with it.  Thanks W...

Reality Check, July 14, 2017

July 18, 2017 1 min to read

Reality Check, July 14, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary and Dee discuss the latest version of the Republican Tax Cut bill, otherwise known as Trumpcare.  What would this new ‘healthcare’ bill change?  For adults under the age of 65 the consequences are disastrous.  The premiums could rise to as much as five times what a younger adult would pay.  Currently, that is cap...

Reality Check July 7, 2017

July 10, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check July 7, 2017

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Gary and Dee discuss dialysis and dialysis clinics.  What is the state of dialysis here in the United States?  Did you know dialysis is guaranteed to everyone who needs it?  Why is so much of our dialysis care tied up in for-profit clinics?  What are the consequences of this?  DaVita is a national for-profit dialysis clinic chai...

Reality Check, July 3rd, 2017

July 5, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, July 3rd, 2017

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Gary and Dee discuss health care in America.  We’d love to discuss the current health care ‘reform’ proposals, but those aren’t finalized, yet.  Our main focus of discussion is lack of primary care physicians.  According to a Medical Colleges report, the US could lose 100,000 physicians in eight years.  Th...