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"dave ragan" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

OC Talk Radio

04:47 min | 3 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on OC Talk Radio

"Changing thing for me a dream come true from being a little Country boy from indiana and the cornfields playing a little nine hole course and caddying and started looking for golf balls and selling him over the fence. Escon my first job in in the business of and Found myself Thirty years later on the pga tour at the peak of the of the game from coming from that little background. But that's that's almost. I feel like every man. That's every man's dream much as yours. You're this little guy in indiana in and you actually though i mean there's so much your story i wish we could. We can't tell your story today. We can just tell little bits. I wanna hear you actually caddy. Let's start with you as a caddie you actually caddied for one of the greatest players of all time. How in the world tell me about that. While i was in college. I was getting my graduate degree. That was a brand new believer in christ in a university of florida tour player. Dave reagan asked me to speak at his house in orlando and share with the rawlinson. Stetson gov teams my story of faith and I had given up the game. And i talk to these guys and he said wally you know you. You need to use your platform of golf. He said why. Don't you come out and caddie for me on the tour. I went out and caddy for him. The first tournament at In north carolina. We had a bible study on the tour. I didn't realize there were guys on the tour meeting. Gary player was there. Gary and dave ragan myself and this time gary player was already gary player right area. Mayor was yeah he was like i mean. I couldn't believe it. I was around this guy. This icon of the tour and dave said gerry if wally could ever caddy for you to be mean the world of him. He's a college player in gary said. Well there's nothing against you all. But i haven't seen you caddy and you know it's a big business. I've never had another caddy except cricket which was his caddy and lo and behold we get the pairings and we're paired with yuri player..

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

07:18 min | 5 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"We've done it? It's it's just people that We know and band members know, you know, Give me I need a sax player in a trumpet player. Yeah, and in which would cost more. There will be the same about saying So what? What would a standard rate for a good musician to play back? Back up stuff? A Zaha talking local? Yeah, local. What would that be? You paying by the show or they pay by the hour or by the show local. I mean, it could be 50 bucks. I pay my guys really well. I'm not going to say what I pay him, but it's way more than that. I was told by one of the guys in my band. Who is a He's a hired gun. He tours with big people. He told me that for what? I'm paying the guys in my band. I could get any Studio musician hired Gun out of Nashville or Ella. To come in and do the show. And kill it. Well, he said, you could get anybody you wanted 80 hired hand. Pay him what you're paying. US guys in the band they would come in for one night and crush The set list. Wow. So I might keep that in mind. I pay the guys really well, I don't do it for the money. So this is this is for those guys to get paid. But locally that there's guys doing it for 50 bucks. 100 bucks for a 950. Maybe 100 50. I could see. Yeah, I mean that, you know. Europe. They're probably what What's Ah, What's the performance Go Couple hours hours in the horn section wouldn't be on every song so maybe they're up there for Five or six songs. It was fun having it. We did it. Back in the day. A few times it was really fun. It gives the songs a completely different sound. Oh, for sure. Yeah, for sure, total different by a said last Last star of the show today, David Kathy, three, or 3713858556690 on the text line, Diane called, couldn't stick around. Evidently would like to, uh, would like to remind Rick and me that men sweat women perspire. About they glisten. Grays glisten even better. Yeah, synonymous with perspired. Glisten. Sounds like you're glowing while you sweat. Why do we always get sort of that end of it Way sweat, They perspire. You know what I mean? Yeah, Women don't stake Kathy's made that very clear. Nobody over women are nimble and men are clumsy. Men die first. That's a fact. The other stuff was making up that that's that's a fact. That is a fact. Caller wanted to know the difference between a motorcycle helmet. Any football helmet motorcycle helmet is designed to take one hit. And that's hit where football helmet obviously multiple hits throughout a football season. So the helmet motorcycle helmet is designed if you go down and you hit your head It will disperse all of that energy one time, So if you get into an accident, you care how much no longer good. No, you get rid of it. And even if you drop your helmet from a Ah, high enough distance that it hits hard not you should get inspected because one even one drop. Can can make the helmet amazing, ineffective. So that's way different than a football helmet. Completely different. Are they all inspected by the D. O. T. Is that it? Yes, well, no bot. What's the harm in insurance? Yeah. There. There. There are certified certain helmets. Okay? What? You want to get one that is certified by the D O t. Okay? Yeah, this this one text for you from the 719361. So, Rick, you're saying you could get David his air guitar for peanuts. I could, but I don't play the game that way when he next year, but I would even charge Rick We're great friends. I would air guitar on a set with simply to add to brilliance. You know what, me and I would be willing to pay you? I'm not gonna show and I really well, I think a man has to know his limitations. And I'm just going to say I'm I'm not any good on air guitar. I'm lights out on air drum. I would agree, and I can air organ reasonably well, I I think maybe even just a cz. Well, if you really care so silly, be honest about it. You know, Dave's fingers are unbelievable. Perfect for keys. Nine years of organ lists as really guitar to me. You got that big mitt that you're going to wrap around the guitar neck. I told you about the spaghetti social There's very few 13 year olds They get to perform at the spaghetti social, right. Wasn't that like the CO honest or something? That was that at the school? I went to school at school. In the auditorium in front of well isn't like the cafeteria. Okay, so so People are eating spaghetti while you were playing. What will you play? I was too nervous. That's when I first learned that I don't perspire. I sweat. I was like Broadcast News. John in Denver on Kaylie News Radio. Dave Ragan, Kathy John John in Denver. Hello. What happened? Oh, grab way. We're trying to get Ringo. Now We've got him high. John, are you got me saying it isn't contractor where you show up at a local gig. The locals would provide the backup in Yeah, He did that on occasion. So did James Brown would do that as well. There's In fact, there's there's guys touring today that will do that. Yeah, they'll get the local You know, the best local Cats in town and And where they can in most of them read You know where they can read charts and they could show up and just kill the show. Yeah, That's what I heard. But maybe lean would show up and do the show and leave. Chuck Berry demanded to be paid in cash before he would even think about going on stage. I did a show of the month. Were it bathed Amir open for Chuck Berry, and this is back when I was doing stand up comedy. In front of thousands of people at at the drag strip, not a great place to do Stand up comedy, and Chuck Berry was demanding cash and they didn't have it. And so I'm out on stage and they're giving me the stretch sign. Stretch way need more time. And you know, I'm sweating bullets at that point, and I'm pretty much I shot all my my bullets. And so I'm just trying to. You know, whatever I could talk about for 10 minutes and then I'm done. You know that was it And and they got on the money. I don't know how they did it because it was It was a nighttime show. Somehow they came up with 25,000 in cash. To pay him and he went on stage and did the show. Yeah. Thank you guys for today. Thank you,.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

03:34 min | 5 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Well, there's little Sam Hunt, right? There is one of his newest songs. That's not him singing right there. This is a him yet he comes in right here. He was actually a songwriter for a lot of years and wrote for All genres played Jason Derulo song. I don't know if you know him R B singer and then made it as a as his own singer. A couple years ago, and he's been on a huge tear, and by the way, he had a tryout with the Chiefs. Sam Han had a tryout with Hay said that after graduating, he had a tryout with the Chiefs, and he tried to make it. But then he decided that music was his things. He wasn't gonna make it as a football player from the 303912. Are you making Dave 90 shirts? Yes, We are way mentioned that on our morning show in the box. The 90 shirt thing that we would if requested. We could do and Dave Logan night shows What? Sell out and a minute. Can't tell you how much I appreciate that. Stephen Liquid on K Away News Radio. Dave Ragan. Kathy Morning, Steve A. Dave. Kathy, everybody, How's it going? Good, good. Hey, I was the van teacher at our batter West High school when Dave was the football coach. Wow. Our marching band was halfway through our halftime field show when the Daves football team came out and he held the team. And waited for us to finish our field show. And myself, and my kids never forgot that. Wow. Thanks. Thank you, Steve. Thank you. As you could imagine. That was just a few years ago. This is a huge message that you you understood what? How hard the kids work to do music and that we're on this thing together, So I want to say thank you. Well, Steve, listen. I appreciate the call. That was the right thing to do, Obviously. Yeah. You know what, and I've got an affinity for Um Well, I guess I have an affinity not only for music, but for kids in band, right? I mean, those kids. They work at it, man. I mean, they they go to practice. They do everything. You know, with with the same intention, getting better and working in a group and working as a team, and so Yeah, that I had forgotten that to tell you the truth, But thanks. Thanks for Reminding me that's very cool because you have an appreciation for what they do because you were there. You've done it. Yeah, Absolutely. Reese is going to be next from Denver on Kaylie news radio. Iris. Take us to take my call. So I wanted Teo talk on the World Series really quick. I I I'm a rocky stand my whole life I first game I ever went to was at my high stadium when I was two years old, and I've been with them ever since. But More so than Rocky's. I'm a huge fan of baseball, and I've gotten some pushback some friends last night and a little bit into this morning with my opinion on Clayton Kershaw and When I see the Dodgers win the World Series, you know, I cringe a little bit just because of the way they beat us up. Clayton Kershaw for me. Is that player that I'm very happy to see you get that championship. You see, players come and go on the Dodgers roster and hey,.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

07:32 min | 5 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"It's the Broncos under pain. Of coach's assistant coaches, and or coordinators mean normally speaking in the NFL coordinators pay would be somewhere between Ah 1.5 million and probably up to three million. I know of one coordinator that's making upwards of 2.5 million But I I've never. I've never heard it suggested, nor seen it in print that the Broncos underpaid their position coaches. I mean, Mike Man checks regarded as one of the really great position. Coaches in our Game Hall of Fame player has worked for a long, long time, primarily with the Steelers, also with the Titans. As an offensive line coach on DH and head coach. So yeah, I think I mean, you look at how they're they're performing in the run game. That that's the best part of what they do offensively. Yeah, I agree with you a month. Check as you said former head coach. In the league Broncos have two former head coaches on their staff. Along with the Vic Fangio. Which I think is is a good thing typically. Aunt Pat Shurmur. The offensive coordinator, Andy Reid last week, said he thinks he's one of the best O sees in the National Football League. So I think they got the right guys there. They just have a really young team, you know? Ah, ticket back to before the season started. We talked about how you're going to have to be patient with the offense. And it's going to be a work in progress. No preseason games. No. OT a cz. And a short training camp, and that's what we're seeing now. I think we're now. You're going to see Locke have AH, good game, and Locke have a bad game. And let's hope he can turn it around, and I do have a feeling this week. He's going to turn it around, and we're going to see Ah, good drew lock game this week against the Chargers. This is a a team they can beat and they should be at home. I think, as Rick said, it's not unexpected to see the ups and downs. Of not only drew lock but the entire broncosoffense this year. And again we said this before the year started. With respect to lock There would be times when you left the stadium. If you were one of the lucky 5700, and you drove away thinking, Okay, this guy is our future. He's he's We're in good hands with drew lock, And then there will be other games that you left the stadium and said, I don't have any idea what they're doing at quarterback. Because of some of the things that Rick said new system new offensive coordinator No OT A CZ No real practice time in the summer, no preseason games, a lot of new additions on the outside young players trying to in their own way. Learn the offense. So not to be unexpected again. I think the important thing for the Broncos this when the regular season is done, they have to know in their minds. Whether or not They think Drew lock has progressed to the point. That he's the guy moving forward. And I haven't seen enough so far for me to think that that will not be the case. I really haven't. I think they've got to give him some help. You've got to coach him up a little bit. You get a coach. Some of those Gun slinger habits out of him, not all of them. But a few of them got to get him back on his words. Footwork is sound. He's in the pocket. He's not drifting back all the time trying to fling it side armed. Some of those things, but Kirk and Lonetree joins us on K Away news radio. Good morning, Kirk. Hey, guys talked me off the ledge here. Um, I'm super pissed off about the mayor, Closing the gyms and fitness facilities. Ah, eh, because number one mental help. The physical health. And what is the Ah Ah, the Kobe mortality rate amongst those who are obese. Hide one high blood pressure. Um, anxiety, panic attacks. And the gym's working out helps those people and now that is taken away from them. White And it is sending a really, really bad message, and I just cannot believe this is happening. You know what? Kirk On the top of that I haven't seen any studies that show Kobe. It's being spread of Jim's. None anywhere in the country. I I can tell you this Greenwood Athletic Club. Has had over 30. I believe his 36,000 visitors since this started Not one Positive case. 36,000 you go. People have gone through Not one positive case and the gyms or the cleanest they've ever been there, keeping these gyms immaculate now. And everybody spread out. Everybody's respectful. I'm with you, Kirk and I think a lot of people are going to be very angry. If that happens again statewide. And we saw we saw what happened in New Jersey with that one. Jim that refused to close down. They made these guys lives miserable. They tried to throw him in jail. Yeah. Yeah, in the gym that Ah, I usedto work out because I am now retired because of Kobe because they shut us down and none of my clients. Are wanting to come back in, but ah, they have set up a perfect sort of call. You know, trainers. You got a 10 ft area. You could train you're kind and everybody has to be wearing a match every other treadmill. Is open. You have to be wearing a mask. 48. It's a smaller Jim 48 people every hour could come in, work out and they're taking that liberty away from us. And it's going to cause More more damage. Card. Thanks. Yep. We We do appreciate that. Paul in the springs on K Away with Dave Ragan. Kathy morning, Paul. Hey, guys, the girl Well, me and my brother talked about it. We're bold, You know, Weird Al Way, days. We've to get t their high school because we can't win a Super Bowl. And none of the friends around when we do when we were both so I can see them back. But anyway, um I think the big case we're talking about is that back in the day that we would always go ahead and be Elway. You need to let you lock. Be comfortable. What he does tryingto make him See what he's not let him because that's why we're home so good. They let my home do what you want, and he makes the NFL looks really because he's comfortable at it. You see when they try to keep him in the pocket too long, it gets act like a normal human being. Let him get outside that parking. That's when everything happened. We'll go lose the Super Bowl that home start running around, you beat it beat when Super Bowl We need a lead to lock in the youngsters do what they do. They play backyard ball. I think there's there's There's some truth of that. But you also have to make good decisions with the wall. I mean, this is the.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

04:23 min | 6 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"I mean, look what happened to the guy back in the first game of the Titans game. The objective, But why did not God You know I don't more. I don't have an answer for you. I know this. The league will Look at that play. I don't suspect. I mean, I'll tell you this. I would be surprised if if he is not fined for that shot, and that'll be that could be pretty good. Pretty good chunk of change on that. Yeah, I agree. I think he should have been thrown out of the game. It was how many plays were left in the game at that point to a couple but I do believe he'll get a nice hefty fine for that. Yeah. From the 303478. What's up, fellas? That played soccer when I was seven years old Clemson College camp I'm same ages. You guys suck it up, so he played soccer at seven. A soccer back East was Bigger, bigger than it was where you and I grew up that you grow back east. I grew up in the Midwest. Okay? You grew up all over the country. Never. You know, back east wasn't I didn't spend a lot of time back East. In my life is Clemson Back East. Where's that South Carolina, right? Yeah, Yeah. Yeah, that sounds right. 3039 for one. So glad Kathie Lee is there to give you guys refresher course on puberty. What? We're just asking, you know, we're just we're trying to think back. I just don't you know, I mean, you were trying to think back. I have a very vivid memory of it. Do you really know you? Well, you have been hit in the head as many times as well probably still in puberty. Still going Well, there have been moments that, you know. Hey, try to say Wait. Yeah, both Reagan I at times. Live in An adolescent moment. Really, we do. That's a guy. Some of those I'm proud of Some of those, like, really seriously. It's a guy thing. What do you 14? Well, You know what, here tonight, but you do things when you question yourself. It's still funny, though you and I will laugh it things that were you'd laugh that in junior high. Yeah, we have a similar sort of sixth sense of human. My friends were laughing the other day at me because we're talking about being in our sixties. And I'm like, Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'll still have a kid night school. So you you Ah, you will write Everly will be when you're listening. When you're 60, she will be 14. And I was like the teacher will go Everly. Your grandma's here. Yeah, that's Ah. But you look great style, so I I started laughing something I didn't even think about that. When we're 60. We could do like a big trip and I'm like, Wait a minute. I have a kid. Yeah, that's alright. That's alright. You're still going to be planning on doing the show? Yeah, man. I'm only 60. Will you be never mind Red is next on news radio will be a little older and you high red, maybe 62. We're good, right? Dancer guys question may be a possibility. The reason the guy last night didn't get thrown out of the game. He was a hell of a helmet. The gang for Genesee threw a punch. Yes, he did. Yes, he did have something to do with. Oh, yeah, that's a good point. Yes, he did He mean he punched, He slapped one of the Broncos. I can't remember exactly who it wass, but he punched with an open hand to the head. Of one of the Bronco players that that'll get you that'll get. You kicked out really quick and it and it was a hard punch a big roundhouse right right to the face, which surprised he didn't break his hand. That's that's just so dumb anyway, punching a guy in the face who's wearing a helmet? But you're right. He may He may have had an opening and I couldn't tell looking at it. It happens in a lot of sports. They throw punches with helmets on You're like, Aren't you just hurting your hand? Yeah, yeah, I mean, they open the hand more more times than not. Nobody's going to punch a guy with a helmet with a closed fist. No. They're not that dumb. You hope you know Cody's next on news radio. Dave Ragan. Kathy. Hey, Cody. A gentleman. Good morning. Obviously. Great broadcast last night. I just wanted to point out one thing. You know, I think when you see what quarterback play and especially offensive line play, Yeah, quick, decisive quarterback.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:15 min | 7 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"970301. Happy birthday, Cathy. Thank you for making me laugh every morning, okay? There you go. Ah, thank you. I appreciate that from the 303956 pretty sure everybody listening was snapping along there. I agree. I would think so. 720487 good listen, would be to have people call in reminisce about times they were chewed out at work that are funny now, or at least Not as painful now that would be a good Yeah. Good listener topic times you were chewed out at work. We did that yesterday, right? That he's not with the Texas from Yeah, we catched on. Can I use my NFL experience? Because technically, that was a word. Yeah, that was at work. Wow, which coach? Who allowed him well, you know the late great force Greg Hall of Famer with agreement Packers Forest Had what force was a big man. And force had a way of he was a commanding presence. And so Yeah, there. I've got two or three stories about him, I'll say but at some point I'll share and he was a big Lombardi guy, Of course, so I would imagine he's pretty good at Vince Lombardi. I say way. Love you, Victor. You have a way of is Vic related to Vince? No. Probably somewhere the genealogy tree. I'm sure I heard him say that he was I mean, distantly related. I mean, somewhere. I'm gonna text Vic and ask him But you have Vince Lombardi. In forest, Greg. So I would imagine Forrest Gregg could really choose a mass if you want a toe boy. Oh, boy. And then you just What did you do? Just sit There. You don't You don't you know, like, stand him say I know you're not you talking to me. I know you're not talking to me. You know, there was none of that now back in the day. No. Cause you you to bend. Well, we've been out of there was in front of the whole team. Couple times. Okay. One quick story. Right? It was. It was toward the end of force. Greg's tenure as head coach of the Browns, so we had played poorly. Cameron board game. He walked in and all the players are sitting in the theater style seats. You know that goes up 50. However many players And he starts to talk about the previous game. And all of a sudden, and he's getting loud and all of a sudden he stops. He turns to the dumps it in the back row with Paul War field to my left. I think Reggie record to my right. He coach Gregg stops turns Looks at the door that he walked in that we all had walked in, which was shut. And he walks out of the door. We're like What the hell is going on with him like 5 to 7 seconds. The player personnel director. And I am not embellishing literally comes flying through the door. Lands on the floor. In a heap. Wow. He had picked him up and thrown him through the door. He said. You want to hear what I say to my team. Sit your ass right down the front row. And his name was Bill Nussbaum. And so He set in for the rest of that talk, and then the next day in both the plain dealer in the Cleveland Press, longtime Browns player personnel director Illness. The bomb retires or resigns. Want to? He was out. He threw him through the door. That wouldn't happen today. What it I wouldn't think so. Where? Where you would be able to keep your job and do that? No, I think I think you know he would have been. I mean, back in the day he got she might've been handcuffed. They might have called the police and handcuffed him and put him in the hoosegow. Yeah, Yeah, I don't think you could do that today. You know, in a place of work Well, that was the last year. Of forced Briggs, was it Vic said. No, he's not really No. But he said it's something else that I will tell you off the air, okay? Oh, funny. There's a radio tease. Jeff and Dimmer Joins us on cable news Radio. Dave Ragan. Kathy on this beautiful Friday. What's up, Jeff? Hey, I just wanted a follow up on something I called Cathy and teller this early this morning, but I wanted to follow up on it. I know Ricks Radio twin. Okay? Okay? Yeah, he is. Also, he is also just recently celebrating 25 years on the radio. Where In Virginia Beach. It's FM 99 w. An O. R. I also have a band, and there's so many similarities between Rick and this other guy named Rick Rick. It doesn't just sound like Ryker to similarities in terms of his lifestyle, or how so The radio careers.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:41 min | 9 months ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Although I remember my dad years and years and years ago talking about those things that you just don't want to discuss, even in family settings when you have, you know different parts of your family getting together. Politics was one religion was one in money, he said. Those three things You just want to stay away from because you know all three of those things bring out the absolute worst in people. You know, they just they want to argue about stuff. If you don't believe what they believe the urine idiot and you wind up getting pissed off one of your family members or close friends, And it's really what have you accomplished? So I get that I think people are scared to talk about it. Yeah, This is the worst I've ever seen It. In my lifetime. I've never seen it. This divided where it used to be. You could have a real respectful discourse. Sure about everything, not just politics, but everything but now you get shut down. People get angry, and people want to cancel you out if they don't agree with your opinion, and so it has gotten very, very tricky, especially Talking about politics in 62% of Americans are afraid to share their political beliefs. I think it's it could even be higher than that. Not us. That's what's making it so hard to pull the election coming up. I agree. Three or 3713855 often. Minneapolis we go. We welcome, Susan. Good morning, Susan. Good morning. How you guys doing? Good. Good. Um Fuping, everyone. Yeah, I'll take a poll this year I might not have in the past, but I don't care who knows what he's okay. So yes, I would do it. On the phone. For that one. The second thing that called was about the fire alarms living heart. I write. And if it's not something in a certain area, like the whole building's on fire, it'll only ring a mole inside of a home. You don't hear it, really. But if it's a major one Then they put another alarm in the whole building. He hears and that Marlon did go up over the air, too. We heard it, though. Okay, so something must have heard it apparent. We didn't hear it on the third floor. We're on the fourth right now. Yeah. Okay. Thank you, Susan. Well, we know, at least we know now the fourth for was secure. Yeah, I don't know if that's comforting, but the third floor would have gone up in smoke. Well, we asked her sister station. They didn't hear it either next to us, and they're like, No, they're kind of freaked out. Kind of scared him a little bit. Pittsburgh. Kurt is next on news radio. Dave Ragan, Kathy on a Thursday morning. What's up, Curt? Hey, How you doing? Good. Allow answer. I used to answer polls on 58. So that wasn't a problem. But lately, I'm not so worried about Ah, being, you know. Ah knocked out of a conversation or something like that. I did a poll on YouTube and then I just start just got it cascaded with phone calls and e mails and new tubes. It just went crazy. So that's why I won't do it now on Ah! On any online all the algorithms kick in on those types of of surveys and polls and then you get bombarded. For the next year with all that kind of stuff, so that more leering It was it was filling all my my in box and all that. And the other thing was, I don't answer unknown. Phone numbers. So I guess I've just blocked a bunch that way and then when? If they don't leave a voicemail I blocked that number because I consider it a. If you want to talk to me leave a voicemail. That's what voice mail's for. Okay, I'll go offline. Hi, Kurt. Thank you. Security isn't doesn't doesn't answer those a cz well, 32% of people worry that their political views could harm their employment. So, yeah, you don't want to. You don't want to put that information out if you think it could affect Your employment situation, too. That's how bad it's gotten. That's how divided we are right now. Listen, It's even divided in your own workplace, right? You gotta be careful what you say to co workers. It has never been Mohr. Ah! Inflammatory. I don't think it's never we've never experienced amore. Argumentative time where people are so polarized in this country on a on a variety of issues right now, you've got cove in 19. You've got all sorts of Unrest in the country and cities. It's you know, I mean, you just You got to be careful. That's just a recommendation. You gotta be careful what you say. And who you say it, too. By the way. One thing you don't have to be careful about is making sure people know the Rockies air back as I mentioned tomorrow. The Rockies Open the season in Texas. That's against the Rangers. Rocky's on deck. Right here on K O in News Radio, 94 1 FM and 8 50 k o A AM Theon Dex Show begins the 5 25 1st pitch at 605 with Jack Corrigan and Mike Reiss. You'll hear the Rockies all season long on Lee. On K Away news radio. We've done plenty of waiting on plenty of hoping No is here. Colorado Rockies baseball Because you can't.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:20 min | 2 years ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Our Twitter handle is at. Forum Kathy Fairbanks with us represents the no on eight campaign, and Dave Ragan represents the yes. On eight campaign and carry fibers NPR's health editor curious it's safe to say that what we really need here is more regulation in this industry. I'm not saying yes or no on eight th that putting it aside when you when you when I read the propublica report, and it's pretty alarming. Well, there has been a lot of responses to some of the meteoroid parts we've seen and there have been some efforts in the California legislature to more directly legislate legislate regulate dialysis clinics, but some of those bills have stalled and not gotten all the way through. So this is a different way to that. You know, the union is supporting direct action on clinics. It's not being done legislatively. That is true it's being done through ballot proposition. And so depending on how you feel about that process know, and whether this will actually work that way, you know, again, this is not a direct regulation of how. How you know what the staffing ratio should be in each individual clinic, or what kind of to being or drugs patients need to be provided. This is a much more broad blunt way of telling the operators how they need to spend the money within their clinics before they can take out revenue overhead and profit. We've got a strong opinion here from a listener named mad who's in favor of proposition. Eight knee rights I used to drive rideshare and we'd drop off dialysis patients at a clinic and Oakland all the time. They are sick poor and the clinics are terribly dirty and in bad neighborhoods. It shows a lot that so much money is being spent and that the industry is threatening the lives of their own patients if they don't get their money. This is a huge bluff by the industry, and we shouldn't fall for it. One hundred fifteen percent markup on anything is plenty period. Your thoughts. I want to address something this idea that there is no regulation in dialysis clinics. They are regulated very heavily by the federal government by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. They have to. Three hundred seventy six separate federal regulations. In addition to state regulations. Half of them are unsanitary regulations are so let me let me get to that the data shows that that's not true CMS as I mentioned regulates every single dialysis facility in the nation. So you can and in the information is made public..

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06:16 min | 2 years ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Ten mile radius each with its own medical director. I don't know how much they're paid. But I think it's a significant amount in the hundred thousand dollar a year range that could be reduced. You could have one medical director for four units within a ten mile range. And there would be no issue there. And they're quite a savings of money. There's a lot of look savings that can be done. Nurse managers are fearful that they would lose their job because apparently they're not supposed to work on the floor. If these units they could easily work some few hours a week on the floor. And I think that would be a good thing, and it would then allow their fees and salaries to fall under the guidelines of this proposition. So good you're on record here. Kathy is being in favor of the preposition. I'll let that stand and get another caller on right away in the two Rick. Join us. Yeah. Hi, I wanted to ask about the impact Medicare because I thought Medicare kicked in about eighteen months of dialysis. So I don't think there's really saves people money as much as. Insurance companies money. Will this impact of this would be mostly on commercial payers of dialysis because they they pay the highest rate, you know, Medicare does have a fixed rate, but there is a lot of movement of dialysis patients between different pairs, depending on their life circumstances, depending enough if they become disabled during the time, they're dialysis and what we're talking about is the overall revenue of a clinic, which is dependent on this mix of pairs. So in a sense, we have the commercial insurers paying much more than Medicare and Medicaid, and that sort of where this is being fought. But as long as we're talking about that go back to you, Dave Ragan microage. This is a misuse of union dues of the costs are too high the insurance companies and Medicare should negotiate better whose to judge what profit margins are, right or not. Well, it is too high because a Medicare patient is charged two hundred and fifty dollars for a treatment, and a commercially insured person is charged twelve hundred and fifty that's because of the lack of regulation and davita and for Sunday's have monopoly. Pricing power because they've cornered the market, and they figured out a very lucrative way to extract a hundred and fifty thousand dollars in charges from somebody. That's commercially insured over the course of a year. It is a predatory business model. They really are the payday lenders of the healthcare industry has Fairbanks responded. Yeah. You know, a lot of what Dave is saying is it really borne out by proposition eight, and I think, you know, keep in mind, your organization could have written a very different initiative if this were really about patient care. They would have drafted an initiative that mandated more training that in instituted quality controls were issue. Mansard. Something from a listener says outright were any clinicians involved in drafting, no, yes. Was there? A third party review. What the economic? Yes. This is the whole problem could be, you know, this is this is this really motive, you know, this were driven by pure motives, this could be something taken up in the legislature. If patient quality care is really such a problem introduced a Bill in the legislature on that. Your clients have spent more money against this one hundred and eleven million dollars setting a national record for spending in a ballot. Cam. Through defend four billion dollars a year in profits. That's what this is about. That's why is your your resume for dialysis patients and how we're going to get this sorted out by our health editor here. There was a third party. Look by the legislative analyst's office was introduced you can't make changes to lead an initiative, and they essentially often through the legislature, which is part of the fun. I mean, if I had to summarize this is such a new thing that they didn't have a lot to compare it to in the past. And they said on the one hand if it's interpreted this way, local governments will have to pay more because patients if the clinics close patients will go to local emergencies room rooms on the other hand, this could save local governments money or the state money and medic- Medicare payments. So it's really unclear would be a radical experiment. So it's important to note. And I think, you know, Kathy continues to say the clinics will close, and that's just a fabrication last week, the two largest insurers and California. Kaiser. Permanent an anthem in a report to the Los Angeles city, employees retirement system said that passing proposition eight would have no effect on access. This is fear mongering of the first degree. It's let's shoot the messenger. Let's scare everybody. Let's spend one hundred and ten million dollars. But the people who are responsible for making sure dialysis patients get their services are saying passing proposition eight does nothing to access, but we will stipulate it does a lot to reduce windfall profits. Very simple question here. Mcafee, but let me go back to carry to the legislative analyst's office say the clinics we close, well, they don't that's not how they do the reports. They just look at what's the impact on local government. And they basically had to say this. This could be interpreted through regulations if it does pass in a couple of ways if it's interpreted very strictly clinics, Mike close, but we can't predict what these companies will do if it's interpreted this other way, that's more. You know? Helpful to you know, how they define what direct patient care is them clinics might not close, and we might look at some savings for government. So they basically kind of said we can only look at this limited scope thing. We're not sure we've got seconds left. I want to give them to you Kathy Fairbanks because we started with Dave go ahead. The legislative analysts use the phrase unclear uncertain difficult to understand difficult to interpret ten times in its analysis which underscores the sloppy drafting how difficult this is to do. Right. The need for oversight, maybe through the legislative process. If that's the way you wanna go as it relates to Kaiser anthem Dave misstated, what was said in that.

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"dave ragan" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:18 min | 2 years ago

"dave ragan" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Our Twitter handle is at forum. Kathy Fairbanks with us represents the no one eight campaign, and Dave Ragan represents the yes. On eight campaign and carry fibers NPR's health editor curious it's safe to say that what we really need here is more regulation in this industry. I'm not saying yes or no on eight th that putting it aside when you when you when I read the propublica report, and it's pretty alarming. Well, there has been a lot of. Responses to some of the meteoroid parts we've seen and there have been some efforts in the California legislature to more directly legislate legislate regulate dialysis clinics, but some of those bills have stalled and not gotten all the way through. So this is a different way to that. You know, the union is supporting direct action on clinics. It's not being done legislatively. That is true it's being done through ballot proposition. And so depending on how you feel about that process. You know, and whether this will actually work that way, you know, again, this is not a direct regulation of how you know, what the staffing ratio should be in each individual clinic, or what kind of tubing drugs patients need to be provided. This is a much more broad blunt way of telling the operators how they need to spend the money within their clinics before they can take out revenue overhead and profit. We've got a strong opinion here from a listener named mad who's in favor of proposition eight and he writes, I used to drive rideshare and we drop off dialysis patients at a clinic in Oakland all the time. They are sick poor and the clinics terribly dirty and in bad neighborhoods. It shows a lot so much money is being spent and that the industry is threatening lives of their own patients. If they don't get their money. This is a huge bluff by the industry, and we shouldn't fall for one hundred and fifteen percent markup on anything. Plenty period. Your thoughts. Kathy burping, I want to address something this idea that there is no regulation in dialysis clinic. They are regulated very heavily by the federal government by the centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. They have to follow three hundred seventy six separate federal regulations. In addition to state regulations half of them are unsanitary regulations are so let me let me get to that the data shows that that's not true CMS as I mentioned regulates every single dialysis facility in the nation..

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