Seg. 1: Gloria Steinem Still Sees Work Ahead. Seg. 2: Nurse Practitioners Fill Health Care Gaps. | KCUR

Seg. 1: Gloria Steinem Still Sees Work Ahead. Seg. 2: Nurse Practitioners Fill Health Care Gaps.

Nov 8, 2018

Segment 1: The iconic feminist offers her perspectives on the state of the country, and the work left to be done.

For five decades Gloria Steinem has been at the forefront of the women's movement. At age 84, she shows no signs of slowing down. Steinem offered her thoughts on the results of this week's midterm elections, the conduct of the president, and the treatment of women today. "What is most alarming is the violence" they face in a variety of forms, she says.

  • Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer

Steinem will speak at The Event, a benefit for Planned Parenthood Great Plains, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Ticketing information can be found at PartyForPP.org. Online ticketing ends on November 9.

Segment 2, beginning at 26:07: Trained to assess, diagnose, and treat chronic and acute conditions, nurse practitioners answer a critical need.

Nurse practitioners hold master's or doctoral degrees, and have advanced training on patient conditions.  They can perform many of the same functions as medical doctors, but individual states can restrict these health care professionals from exercising a full scope of practice. Today, we learned about the impact that has in certain geographical areas and medical specialties.