WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2021

“Roe Hanging On By A Thread”: Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson on Imminent Threat To Reproductive Rights

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Planned Parenthood Federation of America CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, on upcoming Supreme Court hearing on S.B.8., the Texas law banning abortion after 6 weeks. She discusses the record number of restrictive abortion laws across the country causing harm to patients and clinicians committed to providing family planning services, and the former administration’s Title X abortion ‘gag’ rule, which greatly hampered access to legally-guaranteed ‘right to choose’. She expects Roe-v-Wade will likely be permanently compromised with the current conservative configuration on the nation’s High Court.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 2021

Dr. Leana Wen on the Pandemic and the ‘Fight for Public Health'

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, emergency physician, former Baltimore Health Commissioner, and medical analyst for CNN. Dr. Wen’s new book, “Lifelines: A Doctor’s Journey in the Fight for Public Health” addresses the dramatic failings of the public health system to adequately address the pandemic, the need to create a more coordinated national and international public health system and the way forward through the pandemic.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2020

Dr. Leana Wen’s Advice for President-Elect Biden: Fireside Chats and a COVID Czar

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, CNN Medical Analyst, contributing columnist to the Washington Post and Visiting Professor of Public Health Management at George Washington University. Dr. Wen discusses the public health tactics President-elect Biden should deploy immediately to get out ahead of what could be the worst impact seen yet by the pandemic. She recommends he appoint a COVID-19 Czar to coordinate a national response, and conduct regular “fireside chats” to open a clear line of communication to the public who need a cohesive message about public health protocols and the coming vaccine.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018

Dr. Leana Wen, Day One: Charting Planned Parenthood's Course for Protecting Women's Health

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, newly appointed President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of American. Dr. Wen talks about successful interventions she launched as Baltimore's Health Commissioner on opioids, maternal mortality and gun violence, planning to take her tough public health approach to addressing challenges to women's health and reproductive rights in America.

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016

Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore

This week, hosts Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore. Dr. Wen, an emergency room physician and author of When Doctors Don't Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests discusses her innovative approaches to tackling Baltimore's most pressing public health issues such as poverty, violent crime and the opioid crisis.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012

Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Cecile Richards, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America who discusses the millions of Americans receiving basic health care through the organization and the expansion of health information outreach to tens of millions via the internet and social media. Ms. Richards also discusses the numerous legal challenges to Planned Parenthood on the state and national levels.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Conversations on Health Care® focuses this week on Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of reproductive healthcare in the country. Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter speak with Planned Parenthood’s President, Cecile Richards, about its role expanding access to health care for women, men and teens. The conversation moves beyond the current political debate in Washington to the underlying health care needs of Americans.