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Stay Safe in a Perilous World

Welcome to You Should Know, the podcast dedicated to protecting your health, safety and legal rights. Produced in conjunction with the nationally distributed You Should Know e-newsletter, this podcast features experts on a wide variety of important topics that affect you, your family and those closest to you. You Should Know is hosted by National Editor Steve Miller, and is supported by trial lawyers and their clients throughout the nation.

Download Toy Experts on Video Games  12-09-2014 (10.64 MB)

Duration: 23:14 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Toy Experts on Video Games

  • Toy Experts on Video Games
  • Stevanne Auerbach, known as “Dr. Toy,” and Randy Kulman, founder of LearningWorks for Kids, explore the pros and cons of video games for kids just in time for the holidays. Plenty of practical advice for parents, educators and other caregivers.


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Download We Should Be Drug Tested, Says Doctor  10-04-2014 (10.76 MB)

Duration: 23:30 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

We Should Be Drug Tested, Says Doctor

  • We Should Be Drug Tested, Says Doctor
  • Dr. Stephen Loyd tells his inspirational story of recovery from addiction to prescription drugs and his support of California's Proposition 46 as a way to improve patient safety while helping others in healthcare struggling with dependency.


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Download “Tort Reform” Threatens Our Constitutional Liberties  09-12-2014 (10.37 MB)

Duration: 22:38 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

“Tort Reform” Threatens Our Constitutional Liberties

  • “Tort Reform” Threatens Our Constitutional Liberties
  • Andrew Cochran, noted conservative and defender of the Constitution, calls "tort reform" a 30-year war on our Seventh Amendment right to hold wrongdoers accountable in a court of law. He also discusses the growing threat of forced arbitration.


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Download Woman Alert to Harmful Medical Products  04-07-2014 (11.77 MB)

Duration: 25:43 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Woman Alert to Harmful Medical Products

  • Woman Alert to Harmful Medical Products
  • Dr. Diana Zuckerman, President of the National Research Center for Women & Families, looks at the drugs and medical devices sold to women from a policy perspective while providing practical advice on drug safety for women and their families.


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Download U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Discusses the Safe Haul Act  10-12-2013 (7.84 MB)

Duration: 17:07 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Discusses the Safe Haul Act

  • U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Discusses the Safe Haul Act
  • Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright, a trial attorney by training who became an expert in truck-car accidents, introduced the Safe Haul Act to make our highways safer and protect the rights of those injured in these serious crashes.


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Download Bike Safety for Adults  06-11-2013 (10.42 MB)

Duration: 22:46 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Bike Safety for Adults

  • Bike Safety for Adults
  • Jim Green is a professional engineer and a competitive biker with more 30 years experience in reconstructing bicycle accidents. His company uses laboratory data, engineering literature and accident reconstruction to understand what causes bike accidents.


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Download Mother Asks "Who's Responsible" After Death of Daughter  04-16-2013 (14.68 MB)

Duration: 16:02 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Mother Asks "Who's Responsible" After Death of Daughter

  • Mother Asks "Who's Responsible" After Death of Daughter
  • Tammy Gilbert talks about losing her 22-year-old daughter Kira to a defective generic painkiller called Darvocet and a recent Supreme Court ruling that protects the drug manufacturer from liability.


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Download Collateral Source Rule Protects Wisconsin Citizens  03-13-2013 (14.74 MB)

Duration: 16:06 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Collateral Source Rule Protects Wisconsin Citizens

  • Collateral Source Rule Protects Wisconsin Citizens
  • The only winner if Wisconsin's century-old collateral source rule is changed are insurance companies and bad drivers, says Jeff Pitman, president of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. Responsible Wisconsin citizens lose.


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Download Is There a Child Care Crisis in America?  01-10-2013 (9.97 MB)

Duration: 21:46 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Is There a Child Care Crisis in America?

  • Is There a Child Care Crisis in America?
  • Grace Reef, Chief of Policy and Evaluation for Child Care Aware of America, says that most states are failing to adequately monitor the safety and quality of child care. She also shares tips on how to search for and assess quality child care options.


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Download Tips on Selecting Great Toys from Dr. Toy  12-06-2012 (14.04 MB)

Duration: 15:20 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Tips on Selecting Great Toys from Dr. Toy

  • Tips on Selecting Great Toys from Dr. Toy
  • Pick toys that are safe, fun and hit with kids. Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, also known as Dr. Toy, is an expert on play, toys, and children's products, and has built a career around helping parents, teachers and toy buyers select great toys.


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Download Former Judge Warns of Threat to the Integrity of Our Judiciary  10-04-2012 (15.67 MB)

Duration: 13:42 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Former Judge Warns of Threat to the Integrity of Our Judiciary

  • Former Judge Warns of Threat to the Integrity of Our Judiciary
  • A 1996 retention vote put former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Penny J. White right in the middle of the debate about the impact of special interests and politics on the judiciary. Professor White discusses developments since then and what it means.


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Download Hot Coffee Uncovers Propaganda Campaign  09-06-2012 (14.64 MB)

Duration: 12:47 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Hot Coffee Uncovers Propaganda Campaign

  • Hot Coffee Uncovers Propaganda Campaign
  • Hot Coffee took American movie audiences by storm, debunking long-held myths about the infamous McDonald's coffee case.Longtime civil justice attorney-turned-filmmaker Susan Saladoff discusses her directorial debut in Hot Coffee.


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Download Distracted Driving Takes Its Toll  09-06-2012 (23.46 MB)

Duration: 20:30 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Distracted Driving Takes Its Toll

  • Distracted Driving Takes Its Toll
  • Distracted driving is an epidemic that is sweeping through our country, claiming lives and destroying families. Attorney Joel Feldman, who's daughter was killed by a distracted driver, is leading a ground-breaking campaign to stop distracted driving.


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Download Brain Injuries in Youth Sports  09-06-2012 (16.27 MB)

Duration: 14:13 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Brain Injuries in Youth Sports

  • Brain Injuries in Youth Sports
  • Health officials are sounding the alarm on what they are calling a national epidemic — an estimated 300,000 youth sports-related concussions each year. College athlete and trainer Phil Wirtjes reflects on the pressure to perform at all costs.


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Download Forced Injustice  09-06-2012 (13.32 MB)

Duration: 11:38 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Forced Injustice

  • Forced Injustice
  • Imagine buying a car, taking a job or applying for a credit card, and simultaneously handing over your right to a trial by jury? It's called "forced arbitration,” and former AAJ President Gary Paul says corporations use it to cover up wrongdoing.


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Download 7th Amendment Rights Threatened by Tort Reform  07-21-2012 (18.31 MB)

Duration: 16:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

7th Amendment Rights Threatened by Tort Reform

  • 7th Amendment Rights Threatened by Tort Reform
  • Many Americans aren't aware that the Seventh Amendment, which guarantees our right to a trial by jury in civil cases, is currently under attack. Blogger and scholar Andrew Cochran talks about why conservatives should oppose tort reform.


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Download Summertime Kid's Safety  08-03-2011 (17.56 MB)

Duration: 15:20 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Summertime Kid's Safety

  • Summertime Kid's Safety
  • Safety expert Bill Kitzes discusses the Big Three of summertime injuries: pools, bikes and playgrounds, and what you can do to protect the children you know.


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Download Finding a Safe Nursing Home  06-11-2011 (17.38 MB)

Duration: 15:11 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Finding a Safe Nursing Home

  • Finding a Safe Nursing Home
  • Abuse and neglect in our nation's nursing homes are more common than we'd like to believe. Know the signs of substandard care and how to find the right nursing home. Featuring Janet Wells, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care.


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Download A Big Picture Look at Drug Safety  05-27-2011 (15.34 MB)

Duration: 13:24 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

A Big Picture Look at Drug Safety

  • The use of prescription drugs is skyrocketing, and so are related adverse affects. What can be done to curb this abuse? 

    featuring Dr. David Johnston, board certified emergency room physician and pediatrician.




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Download New Laws: Cell Phones and Driving  05-27-2011 (15.17 MB)

Duration: 13:15 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 160 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

New Laws: Cell Phones and Driving

  • New laws prohibit the use of cell phones while you're driving. Learn the ins and the outs of this new legislation with You Should Know. Featuring Sergeant Lori Lavorato, Public Information Officer, Des Moines Police Department.


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