FROM THE MOHN BROADCAST CENTER, I’M PATT MORRISON
1:06 – 1:18
Affordable Care Act hopes to undo ‘Job Lock’
Hate your job but feel like you’re stuck because you want to keep your health insurance? The Affordable Care Act might come to your rescue. If you or a dependent on your health plan has a pre-existing medical condition, and you’re worried you’ll lose your coverage if you leave, the health care overhaul hopes to liberate people from their employer-based health insurance shackles in order to change jobs. According to HealthCare.gov, chronically ill workers are 40 percent less likely to leave their job if they get insurance through their employer, compared to those that get insurance independently. The new health care act could also assist people who hope to start their own business, retire early or work less hours, but weren’t willing to previously to maintain their health benefits.
1:23 – 1:58:30
2:06 – 2:30 - OPEN
2:30 – 2:39
L.A.’s official condom implores amorous Angelenos to ‘suit up’ and practice safe sex
The lucky winners of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s 'L.A.’s Next Sex Symbol' condom artwork contest were announced last Thursday. Five hundred submissions were whittled down to 50 by a panel of judges, and about 185,000 online votes were cast to determine a champion out of the top ten. The winning condom wrapper artwork was created by graphic designer Adam Lyons, whose design features a black bowtie and the suggestive but savvy slogan ‘suit up.’ Lyons’ artwork - as well as artwork from other top entries - will appear on one million and one condoms that will be distributed in L.A. County to raise awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. The L.A. Department of Public Health’s contest was the first in Los Angeles history and was modeled after similar popular contests in New York and Philadelphia. How will snazzy condom wrapper artwork make sexytime in SoCal more fun? What would you put on a condom wrapper?
Adam Lyons, graphic designer and winner of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s 'L.A.’s Next Sex Symbol' condom artwork contest
DARWYN METZGER, top ten runner up for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s 'L.A.’s Next Sex Symbol' condom artwork contest
TRUE BECK, program manager for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s division of HIV and STD programs
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Long Beach African American WWII vets receive highest civilian citation
The history of the Montford Point Marines from North Carolina date back to June 25th, 1941, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an order that started to erase discrimination in the Armed Forces. Soon after, African Americans were free to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, but those who enlisted were still segregated from the rest of the military and faced poor camp conditions.
First Sergeant William (Jack) McDowell was of one of those first black Marines to enlist and serve in World War II. McDowell served in Okinawa, Japan in support of the 6th Marine Division, and also served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. McDowell’s military career included 20 medals, like the Bronze Star for Valor and Purple Heart.
Navy Hospital Corpsman Robert S. Hammond was a medical technician, and one of only seven black Navy Corpsman assigned to Montford Point. His tour of service in World War II included deployment to Guam, the Camp Wise Naval Base and the Marine Corps dispensary at Barracuda Village, where he tended to Marines injured in combat.
Together, they became part of one of the first African American Marine battalions to fight in World War II, and both received Congressional Gold Medal in Washington D.C on June 27.
William (Jack) McDowell, United States Marine Corps First Sergeant, World War II veteran and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed on American civilians
Robert S. Hammond, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, World War II veteran and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest bestowed on American civilians
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