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caption: Chideya Wilson, a medical assistant at Carolyn Downs prepares to administer the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for Laura Endres, a pharmacist at Country Doctor Community Health Center on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at a drive-thru vaccination clinic for healthcare workers in Renton.
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Chideya Wilson, a medical assistant at Carolyn Downs prepares to administer the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine for Laura Endres, a pharmacist at Country Doctor Community Health Center on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at a drive-thru vaccination clinic for healthcare workers in Renton.
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Immigrant doctors could help a Covid-19 health worker shortage

A pathway to licensing for foreign trained doctors could help immigrant doctors and the pandemic. We hear the pro side of the the rank choice voting debate. A Seattle podcast wants to talk mental health and music, they're also giving out music prescriptions! And we learn about how to find local artists from Cafe Racer Radio.

Immigrant doctors want to help the Covid fight

With a physician shortage in rural parts of Washington advocates look to the thousands of health care workers who want to help, but can't because of licensing barriers. Bill Radke spoke with Dr. Mohamed Khalif about those barriers and his experience navigating this issue.

Rep Kirsten Harris-Talley on Ranked Choice Voting

You can only vote for one candidate in a Washington primary election, some state lawmakers want to change that. Bill Radke spoke to Rep. Kirsten Talley-Harris, a sponsor of that legislation, about ranked choice voting and the bill’s aim for equity.

Seattle podcast on mental health and music

The DR and the DJ is not a medical podcast. Instead a Seattle couple will venture into conversations that get at the intersection of music and healing. Bill Radke spoke with Dr. Amy Lindsey and John Richards about their upcoming podcast.

Cafe Racer owners on new local music

Cafe Racer, a venue for musicians and music lovers had to close their doors again when the pandemic hit. That didn't stop the owners from seeking out the music community. Bill Radke spoke with co-owners Jeff Ramsey and Cindy Anne about their online radio program and their current local favorites.