The Errington Thompson Show 10-17-09

First, don’t forget to check out Errington’s post about the corporate travesty, bailouts and huge payoffs, “Who Are We?” reposted at Are these the priorities we want for ourselves as Americans? Do we want Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as poster children for who this country is?

This week’s show is all about keeping up the pressure and continuing to get things done. Errington’s guests are Paul Choi, from Organizing for America, the very successful volunteer-run grassroots team at, and’s Randy Bernard. Healthcare takes center stage as Choi reminds everyone about Congressman Heath Shuler’s “two-a-day” plan: improving health and wellness habits by making two better choices each day. Have an apple. Take the stairs. We need to keep the healthcare reform we deserve in the conversation, keep up the pressure on Congress and don’t let President Obama forget how important this reform is.

Five million strong and celebrating its tenth year, is a great example of giant grassroots success and one of its local representatives, Mr. Randy Bernard, tells listeners about the rallies across the country in support of healthcare legislation and reminds us to continue to do our part and make activism a part of our everyday lives.

Candidate for Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith pays the show a visit a couple weeks before the election, too. Here’s another fine example of how activism and participation make a difference. So listen in and learn how we can all contribute to the continued progressive success that’s changing our country.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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