Last week, I posted on the interview of Rep. John Duncan, conservative Republican and trial lawyer by profession, by Christian broadcaster Terry Lowry on the What's Up radio show, which is broadcast on 12 stations in 10 states, thanks in part to co-sponsorship by the American Association of Justice. Terry Lowry has broadcast a number of other pro-7th Amendment interviews this month, as follows (with links to the audio files):
April 19: Interview with attorney Ryan Hodge of Hodge & Associates, LLC in Kansas, on the topics, "What do you do to a business that knowingly harms its customers, and is there a Biblical basis for our civil justice system?" Listen the Segment 1 here and Segment 2 here.
April 15: My interview on proposed federal legislation which would protect property owners from unfair eminent domain actions undertaken to promote private development. The legislation, The Private Property Rights Protection Act, would create a private right of action to enable property owners to sue municipalities. I posted about this bill on April 11 and on the paradox - hypocrisy, really - that Republicans who are fighting to limit civil suits against negligent health care providers for deadly medical errors suddenly want to enable property owners and their trial lawyers to file lawsuits to keep their homes. Listen to the interview here.
April 13: Interview with attorney Mary Alice McClarty of the McClarty Pope firm in Dallas, on the thousands of preventable medical errors every year and the need to enable the victims to hold health care providers accountable. Listen to Segment 1 here and to Segment 2 here.
April 12: Interview with Professor Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Independence Institute, on the unconstitutionality of H.R. 5, the proposed bill to limit health care-related lawsuits and shield providers from deadly medical errors. Professor Natelson, one of the most respected of all Tea Party-side Constitutional experts, wrote to the chairmen and ranking Democrats of two House committees with his judgment of the bill (download letter here), then posted his criticism on two major Tea Party websites, those of the Independence Institute and the Tenth Amendment Center, and I posted about it on April 5. Listen to Segment 1 of the interview here and to Segment 2 of the interview here. Professor Natelson's letter is the single most important opinion to date on the constitutionality of H.R. 5 and appears to be having an impact on the prospects for the bill.
April 8: Interview with Alex Winslow of Texas Watch, on the history of limits in Texas on medical malpractice lawsuits; whether medical review boards in Texas are sanctioning negligent doctors; and whether limits on medical malpractice lawsuits have had any impact on the quality and cost of health care. Listen to Segment 1 here, to Segment 2 here, and to Segment 3 here.
April 5: Interview with attorney Jere Beasley of the Beasley Allen firm of Montgomery, Alabama, on the nine deaths in Alabama hospitals occurring after receiving contaminated intravenous supplements, another example of the dangers of shielding health care providers from immunity. Listen to the interview here.
April 4: Interview with attorney Rob Sachs of Shrager, Spivey & Sachs in Philadelphia, on the sad reality that incidents of abuse and neglect in nursing homes continue to rise. More than 30 percent of seniors living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities have reported abuse. But only 20 percent of abuse incidents reported. Listen to Segment 1 here and to Segment 2 here.
Here are the radio stations on which you can listen to the "What's Up" radio program on weekdays and the broadcast times (Eastern time):
KKHT-FM 100.7 (Houston)
2:00-3:00 pm - also webcast from KKHT's website
KLNG-AM 1560 (Omaha, NE)
11:30 am-12:00 noon
KCNW-AM 1380 (Kansas City, MO)
WLMR-AM 1450 (Chattanooga, TN)
WBXR-AM 1140 (Huntsville, AL)
WWNL-AM 1080 (Pittsburgh, PA)
WBRI-AM 1500 (Indianapolis, IN)
WYYC-AM 1250 (York/Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA)
WSKY-AM 1230 (Asheville, NC)
KXKS-AM 1190 (Albuquerque, NM)
WIJD-AM 1270 (Mobile, AL)
WNVY-AM 1070 (Pensacola, FL)