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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 Dr. David Johnston On America's Love Affair with Drugs  10-06-2016 (15.34 MB)

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

Dr. David Johnston On America's Love Affair with Drugs

  • Dr. David Johnston On America's Love Affair with Drugs
  • David Johnston is a retired board-certified emergency room doctor from Minnesota with more than 30 years of experience treating patients with a wide range of prescription drugs. While this interview was originally recorded back in April 2011, Dr. Johnston’s no-nonsense approach to the use of all prescription drugs and drug safety are as relevant today as they were five years ago. And while the focus of the interview was not prescription opiate abuse, his core messages regarding America’s deepening love affair with drugs applies nevertheless.


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Download Tia's Battle with Circuit City and Forced Arbitration  09-29-2016 (21.98 MB)

Duration: 24:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 128 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Tia's Battle with Circuit City and Forced Arbitration

  • Tia's Battle with Circuit City and Forced Arbitration
  • Brian Markovitz is an employment lawyer with the Maryland-based firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake. Brian represents employees who have been wrongfully terminated, discriminated against at work, or retaliated against for reporting misconduct. Tia Holloman Howard was represented by Brian in a sexual harassment law suit against the now defunct Circuit City. It was during this case that they both ran head first into forced arbitration.


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Download 2015 Top Safety and Justice Stories  12-10-2015 (11.99 MB)

Duration: 26:11 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

2015 Top Safety and Justice Stories

  • 2015 Top Safety and Justice Stories
  • Julia Duncan, director of federal programs at the American Association for Justice, outlines how forced arbitration is the common thread running through most of the safety and justice stories for 2015 and will be again for 2016.


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Download Your Responsibilities as a Party Host  11-12-2015 (6.1 MB)

Duration: 13:20 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Your Responsibilities as a Party Host

  • Your Responsibilities as a Party Host
  • The holidays are a deadly time of the year on our nation's highways because of drunk and impaired driving. MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church talks about Tie One On for Safety, safe party tips and the National Day of Remembrance.


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Download Fighting Subconscious Bias in Women's College Sports and Beyond  03-05-2015 (6.94 MB)

Duration: 15:10 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

Fighting Subconscious Bias in Women's College Sports and Beyond

  • Fighting Subconscious Bias in Women's College Sports and Beyond
  • Tom Newkirk, an Iowa employment law attorney, has written and spoken extensively on how subconscious bias can occur in any organization, what people can do to see bias in themselves and others, and how we can work together to eliminate it.


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Download When Uber Comes to Town ...  01-08-2015 (7.59 MB)

Duration: 16:34 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

When Uber Comes to Town ...

  • When Uber Comes to Town ...
  • Christine Hensley, longtime Des Moines City Council member, talks about the bumpy relationship between Uber and local officials. She points out benefits as well as several safety, regulatory, insurance and pricing concerns.


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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 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 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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