Category Archives: Government

Claudia Tellez

Our guest this week is the Medical Society of Northern Virginia’s Executive Director Claudia Tellez.

She develops and manages Health Information Technology (HIT) programs – Health Information Exchange (HeaLixVA) and Telemedicine (DoctorsTelemed). DoctorsTelemed is the only telemedicine network in the country initiated by physicians supported by the Medical Society of Northern Virginia Foundation. This telemedicine network of community physicians currently deliver medical care on demand for nearly the same cost of an average co-payment.

For more information see the website at Medical Society of Northern Virginia

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Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! While Maria is celebrating Mother’s Day with her family, Valencia Mohammed, a former newspaper journalist, and myself will welcome guest Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt Esq., a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, and the National Policy Advisor of the Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP) . Weed For Warriors Project is the largest veteran advocacy group in the world actively trying to raise awareness about cannabis and its potential use as an alternative to many of the pharmaceuticals championed by not only the VA, but by almost all research driven hospitals like Johns Hopkins.

Weed For Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuana and the fellowship of other like-minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

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Damian Kidd

This week we have a Republican candidate for Congress, Damian Kidd. He is an attorney with The Advocates at Driggs, Bills & Day and the Republican Candidate for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. This is the new class of Republicans trying to get to Washington.

Let’s see what he has to say!

To read about him go to: https://kiddforcongress.com/about/

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Trump’s first 100 days

All Presidents have been judged on their first 100 days in office but Donald Trump’s approval rating is the lowest of any president ever polled at this early point in his term. Before Trump, Clinton, in fact, had the lowest 100-day approval rating of any modern president, according to Gallup.

Let’s talk about what did and did not get accomplished on his promise to ‘Make America Great Again’!

 

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Emancipation Day in Washington DC

Emancipation Day is the only official holiday in the District of Columbia to mark the anniversary of the signing of the Compensated Emancipation Act, which president Abraham Lincoln signed on April 16, 1862. It is in commemoration of Lincoln buying all 3,400 slaves in the District in 1862. It is the only compensated emancipation in US history. He did this as a prelude to the Emancipation Proclamation which came 9 months later.

A wide range of events are arranged in Washington DC to mark Emancipation Day. These are spread throughout the month of April and include exhibitions, public discussions, presentations of historic documents, the laying of wreaths, concerts and poetry readings. The events aim to educate a broad spectrum of people about the history of the municipality of the District of Columbia in general and slavery in particular. Attention is also paid to the African origin of many slaves and racial issues in modern American society.

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