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Episode 3 – Trust in Healthcare

Guest: Spencer Haywood
April 30, 2021

During this episode of No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete, he hosts National Basketball Hall of Fame, Spencer Haywood. They will discuss how COVID-19 has shined a spotlight on the value of trust when working to make communities healthier. Mr. Haywood has been working tirelessly to address this problem and will share some of the strategies and partnerships he has formed to promote change. They will discuss how a breach of “trust” has undermined the effectiveness of our healthcare system, public health and healthcare innovation.

Episode 2 – Health In America: Untold Stories

Guest: Soledad O’Brien
March 31, 2021

During this episode of No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete, he hosts award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. They will discuss how well-intended laws can, at times, create significant challenges for poor and middle class Americans. Soledad has produced documentaries related to substance abuse, the criminal justice system, and veterans affairs that detail many of these challenges. The goal of their discussion will be to explore the role physicians can play in identifying laws that harm us and how to advocate for change.

Episode 1 – Healthcare Diversity in Nevada

Guest: Las Vegas City Councilman Cedric Crear
Guest Co-Host: Dr. Cheryl Brewster
March 1, 2021

In this episode of No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete, he is visited by Councilman Cedric Crear, whose ward includes many of Las Vegas’ most underserved residents. We will discuss the unique medical and social needs of his ward’s high risk residents and his plan to promote positive change. Councilman Crear and our host share a similar determination to be “change leaders” that place a greater emphasis on action than talk. Councilman Crear will also share his unique connection to the value of diverse healthcare providers in Nevada, as well as discuss his wishlist for a new medical school intent on addressing the persistent challenges in the community.