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Ep 92 - Crisis of Care, COVID Variants, Justice for J6 and More
This week on FiredUP Steve will discuss a story coming out of Idaho that could spell trouble with receiving care for any acute illness. Idaho has implemented a Crisis of Care standing where patients are ranked to receive ICU care and ventilators based on their age, condition and other factors. It means that some might not receive critical care and some will.
We will also uncover additional variants of Covid that could extend the pandemic and may not be fully resolved by the current vaccines.
On the political side, Steve reviews the event held on the 18th, the "Justice for J6" rally in Washington DC and how it fell short of expectations.
What is a Trillion Dollar coin and how do some think it could solve the Debt Ceiling crisis that could hit in mid-October? Steve will explore this radical proposal.
Finally, Steve looks at the coming redistricting plans from Republican and Democrat states and what it means for control of the House.
Catch new content from FiredUp every Monday at 5:30pm
FiredUp - Ep 91 - Final Farewell to Tommy, Politics Post 911 and Updates to the Texas Abortion Law
Today at 5:30pm on WJMS and 1030pm UK on a [Jam Packed] brand new episode of #FiredUp, we will say our public final goodbye to our friend and colleague Tommy Flame. RIP.We also take a look at #politics post 9/11 - where once there was overwhelming national unity, 20 years have carried us to almost total national disunity and partisanship.We will clear up a few loose ends from last week's show on the Texas #Abortion Law and dive into the Mississippi case that may just topple Roe vs. Wade and constitutional protections on Abortion.We ask the questions - What will happen to the children born because #Texas and Mississippi cut the time period from 26 weeks under REoe to 15 or 6 under #Mississippi and Texas respectively.Finally, we look into a new practice being used by the #LAPD to gather social security numbers, social media account info and other data from anyone they stop and interview, regardless if it is related to a crime or suspicion of a crime.(Can you say "Stop and Frisk digital version?)Download TuneIn to listen
Ep 90 - Tribute to Tommy Flame, COVID Update, and Texas SB8 Bill
We pay a final tribute to WJMS' own Tommy Flame, co-Host of the We Out Here show and OG host and friend of the station. We miss you Tommy!
Aside from the weekly Covid update, Steve is devoting this show to a discussion of the just passed Texas SB-8 bill which not only imposes severe restrictions on abortion rights in the Lone Star state, but empowers citizens to essentially be deputized to sue providers, as well as those individuals that assist a woman seeking an abortion particularly if it is beyond a so-called "fetal heartbeat" threshold of six weeks.
Steve will be looking at some of the impacts of this bill as well as what it portends for future legislation in Texas and other states on abortion and other constitutionally protected activities.
FiredUp - Ep 89 Choice, Consequences and the Greater Good
This week we will be discussing Choice, Consequences and the Greater Good regarding how the current covid surge is locking up ICU beds all over the country and preventing patients with other illnesses from accessing life saving treatments. We will get into how the choices made by the anti-vax and anti-mask population is we believe selfish and some potential options to address it.
We will be following up on the Sturgis Bike Rally and the 600% increase in Covid cases resulting in South Dakota alone.
We will look at the latest reports coming from the 2020 Census and some impact changes to redistricting that may be coming.
And we will re-visit the 3rd Political Party option and outlook based on voter turnout numbers from the 2020 election.
FiredUp Ep 88 - Pandemic Comparisons, The Silent Majority, the 1776 Unites and more!
This week, we will be discussing the latest Covid news asa always, but we will also be placing our progress through the pandemic against other pandemics over the past 100 years (Smallpox, Polio, Measles, etc) looking at how vaccines and medical treatment eliminated these.
- We will have a discussion about an old term that is making a comeback. Specifically, "The Silent Majority". Created 1,000 yrs ago, made famous/infamous by Richard Nixon in 1969 now a reference to those who don't register or vote.
- Now that the Arizona "audit" is nearly done and the results will not overturn the election, GOP members are starting to criticize the process publicly.
- Fox news went after US Reps Talib and Pressley of the Squad for receiving rental income from properties during the CDC eviction moratorium. They failed to mention however that that isn't an illegal or proscribed process.
- A new educational curriculum called the 1776 Unites initiative is out to compete against Critical Race Theory. We will look at this new offering and one of its backers.
FiredUp Ep 87 - 2020 Census Population Concerns, Moratorium Updates and more
On the Monday episode of Fired up, the discussion will cover what might be the outcome from 375K people attending the Sturgis Motorcycle rally as we detail the covid updates.
The population report from the 2020 Census has some groups of white people concerned that a shrink of their population by some 9M people combined with a growth surge in minority sectors is a harbinger of doom for with people's power in this country.
We review the latest efforts by Republicans to push forward with redistricting efforts in Red states along with the on-gping voter disenfranchisement efforts still moving forward. How can those most affected fight back?
New intraparty fractures in the Democratic party sets the stage for a return to DC gridlock and endangers Bidens agenda.
And we re-visit the freeze on the repeal of the CDC eviction moratorium and a call to action on getting state legislatures to start distributing more than $46B set aside back in March to aid tenants and landlords.