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Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/29/2014

TODAY’S PROGRAM will focus on bought politicians; the norm. we will also attempt to bring us all up to date on the news from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and wherever our empire treads.

Our featured guest is Joshua Graham Lynn from Represent.us. His current campaign lays bare the “bought and payed for” Corporate Party (R- or D-branch). Josh Graham Lynn is a seasoned marketer and communications specialist. As a creative director, he had his work honored by the Rebrand 100 Awards, The Webby Awards, The American Package Design Awards and the Addys.
www.represent.us
www.honestgil.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/22/2014

Tomorrow's program, TUESDAY 1:00PM on air and online will attempt to bring us up to date on all of the news from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and wherever our empire treads.

Our featured guest is Michael Schwartz. Mike is the Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology, Stony Brook University. He is an extremely popular professor and has a long list of academic publications. More information here: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/sociology/people/faculty/schwartz.html

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, one Steve Wiehe will opine on life in geezer gulch (and anything else he deems appropriate).

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/15/2014

Tomorrow, TUESDAY, JULY 15; 1:00PM, we will follow up on last week’s look at occupation and apartheid in Palestine/Israel.

Our featured guest is Ramah Kudaimi. Ramah Kudaimi is the Membership and Outreach Coordinator at the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and serves on the board of the Washington Peace Center. She has worked at several grassroots activist organizations including CODEPINK and the Arab American Action Network. She has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University.
http://www.endtheoccupation.org

AND … our Senior Texas Correspondent, one Michael Johnson, will opine on the joy of gun ownership.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/08/2014

TOMORROW, TUESDAY JULY 8; 1:00PM EDT live on air and online at . We will focus on Palestine/Israel, Zionism and proposed solutions.

Our featured guest is Phyllis Bennis. Phyllis is a Fellow at the Institute For Policy Studies where she directs the New Internationalism Project. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the advisory board of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She continues to serve as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.

For her blog and bio go to http://www.ips-dc.org/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/01/2014

OUR PROGRAM TUESDAY, 1:00PM, will focus on a variety of topics: from the Supremes' latest decisions, to the Common Core Curriculum which is reviled (for different reasons) by both the left and the right, to Iraq The Sequel, to Homeland Security, and finally to our local community arts scene.

Our featured guest is Dave Lindorff, author and journalist. Dave is the founder of ThisCantBeHappening.net, a consortium of progressive bloggers that now have the dubious distinction of recently being branded a “threat” by Homeland Security! Dave’s full bio can be found at:
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/13

ALSO joining us will be Dominique Maciejka. She and I will discuss the local arts scene. Dominique is the owner of Paper Doll Vintage Boutique in Sayville, L.I., NY. Paper Doll has won first place for Long Island's Best Vintage Clothing Store in 2013 and 2014. By hosting art openings and shows at Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, she hopes to display and sell local artwork to the unique and eclectic clientele of the shop.
https://www.facebook.com/PaperDollVintageBoutique

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/24/2014

TOMORROW TUESDAY JUNE 24; 1:00PM we will focus on the newest chapter in the USA’s permanent war footing. We will look at the Middle East and Africa.

Our featured guest is John Grant. John is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. He is a Viet Nam vet and an activist with Veterans For Peace.
http://thiscantbehappening.net

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/17/2014

OUR PROGRAM Tuesday; 1:00PM will take dead aim at the sorry state of bloated higher education administration – we will “follow the money” and see why tuition is thru the roof and parents and students are not seeing the value in all the fluff.

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW SEGMENT IS WITH Benjamin Ginsberg. He is the David Bernstein Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and is Chair of the Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies in Washington, DC. His research interests include American politics, Jewish history, higher education policy, and the societal impact of war and violence. He is the author, coauthor or editor of 24 books and is currently working on a survey-based study entitled, “What the Government Thinks of the People.”
http://politicalscience.jhu.edu/bios/benjamin-ginsberg/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/10/2014

Tomorrow, TUESDAY 1:00PM will focus primarily on a lost war – no, not all of those … the “War on Drugs.”

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW SEGMENT IS WITH JEFF REYNOLDS. Jeff is the Executive Director of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD). With offices in Mineola, Ronkonkoma and Riverhead, LICADD provides screening, brief intervention and referrals to treatment, as well as professionally-facilitated family interventions, relapse prevention programs and anger management services to adults and adolescents.

http://www.licadd.com

AND … a special in-studio guest, Claudia Friszell, will share with us her very personal family story about drug abuse and its toll on our families and communities.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/02/2014

OUR FEATURED GUEST tuesday 6-3-14; 1:00PM is John Bryant. John is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies. He is the only African-American bestselling business author in the U.S. He serves for President Obama as chairman of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Subcommittee on the Underserved and Community Empowerment.
We will discuss his new book: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Koehler, 2013), endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, with a foreword by legendary civil rights leader Andrew Young. In it, Bryant builds a compelling economic argument for investing in America’s least wealthy consumers.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kf_MpRScsc&sns=tw
http://www.operationhope.org/p5117
www.johnhopebryant.com

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will check in with an update on the geezer coral down there.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/27/2014

Tomorrow TUESDAY MAY 27; 1:00PM - on air and online at www.wusb.fm. Our program will cover many issues, from my take on the Memorial Day weekend’s glorification of war to a couple of our frequent flier listener’s venting. We will also feature PART 3 of an analysis of just who is deciding USA foreign policy. Tune in!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/20/2014

Our program TUESDAY, May 20 will, like last week, be a mash-up of many items. We will feature Part 2 of an in-depth analysis of “Who is deciding USA foreign policy” … We will also update oure surveillance state, and examine the 9-11 Museum from New Yorker’s point of view.

Last week's show blog entry can be found at http://www.differentwavelengths.com.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/13/2014

OUR PROGRAM Tuesday, 1:00PM will be a mash up of many items; so get comfortable and settle in for a bit.

Our featured segment deals with the question of “Who is deciding USA foreign policy” … we will also shed some light on USA propaganda and the increasingly critical issue of net neutrality.

Remember, it is RADIOTHON ... give early, give often!

www.differentwavelengths.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/06/2014

Our program tomorrow TUESDAY, MAY 6; 1:00PM EDT will explore our language and what we have done to it with technology and evolution. There is no right/wrong here, no ideological bias, just the reality that all generations have to adapt to.

Our featured guest is Cathy Spicer. Cathy is the manager of customer content services at PR Newswire and a 19-year veteran of the newswire business. She has worked for PR Newswire since 1995, managing newsrooms in both Cleveland and Chicago. She writes the popular "Grammar Hammer" blog, which is published on both PR Newswire's ProfnetConnect” and “Beyond PR”. When not wrangling the needs of a busy, deadline-driven newsroom or researching grammar rules, she plays the flute and is vice president and publicity chair for the Greater Cleveland Flute Society.
www.profnetconnect.com
blog.prnewswire.com

For our music … Philly singer/songwriter Ryan Anthony Massaro (aka Amos Lee).
http://www.amoslee.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Lee

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/29/2014

Our program TUESDAY APRIL 29; 1:00PM EDT will have some updates on world events; especially the scary TPP … AND … in a bit of perhaps only slight departure from politics, we will explore the career of a “lifer” musician complete with some “on the road” tall tales. Should be great fun.

Our featured guest is the terrific singer/songwriter, Todd Snider.
For years, Todd has been one of the most beloved country-folk singers in the US, compared to Dylan, Tom Petty, John Prine, and dozens of others. He's become not only a new-century Dylan but a modern-day Will Rogers, an everyman whose intelligence, self-deprecation, experience, and sense of humor make him a uniquely American character. In live performance, Snider's monologues are cheered as much as his songs. But never before has he told the whole story. Running the gamut from personal memoir to shaggy-dog comedy to rueful memories of his troubles and triumphs with drugs and alcohol to sharp-eyed observations from years on the road.

His just released book is titled: “I Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like ... Mostly True Tall Tales" (DaCapo Press)

For our music … who else but Todd Snider hizself!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/22/2014

Our program tomorrow TUESDAY APRIL 22; 1:00PM is an uplifting look at all things. Yes, everyfrackingthing is broken BUT … we will look at worldwide citizen activism to make things right … AND … proper urban design – making our cities and even the boring burbs livable places.

Our featured guest today is John Massengale. John is an international thought leader on the connections between urban design, architecture, placemaking, and walkability. As principal at Massengale & Co. and the author of three books, he has more than 25 years’ experience designing projects in Europe and across America and shares with his audiences innovative and proven strategies for success. His planning work spans a range of situations from suburban retrofits and designing new towns to urban infill and urban regeneration. At every scale—from arranging rooms to arranging buildings to organizing street plans—Massengale emphasizes context and the importance of making places where people want to be.

Massengale is the co-author with Victor Dover, FAICP, of Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, January 2014)
http://streets-book.com/downloads/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/15/2014

TUESDAY’S PROGRAM; 1:00PM, is designed to let us chill out a bit politically and focus on the arts; not that the two are mutually exclusive by any means. We will also cover some issues that were pre-empted last week when our power went out in several buildings here on campus.

Our featured guest is J. David Gray. David is WUSB’s current Poet Laureate and a very skilled essayist. He is co-author with yours truly of “Synergy” an 2-art form eBook available at Apple’s iBookstore. He blogs regularly at sharksquill.com.
http://www.sharksquill.com
http://itun.es/iPY4c4

For our music … it is car tunes day folks! time to detail your ride and head for the open road, always with WUSB as your soundtrack of course!!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/08/2014

Tomorrow TUESDAY 4/8, 1:00PM EDT we will dig deeper into the damaging effects on our democracy that has resulted from corporate rule by a tiny percentage of plutocrats with their increasingly limitless power of money politics. We will bore down specifically on why we need “Medicare For All” and other reform to restore “we the people” to a meaningful national vision.

Our featured guest today is Margaret Flowers. Margaret is a pediatrician from Baltimore who coordinates PopularResistance.org, co-directs ItsOurEconomy.us and co-hosts Clearing the FOG on WeActRadio. She is adviser to the board of Physicians for a National Health Program and is on the steering committee of the "Maryland Health Care is a Human Right" campaign. Her twitter is MFlowers8.

http://www.popularresistance.org
http://www.clearingthefogradio.org
http://tinyurl.com/n75dnqr - PETITION

For our music … we will tap into the only natural resource the republic of texas brings to us that wont kill us: music! … some Nanci Griffith tunes to be specific.
http://www.nancigriffith.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Griffith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/01/2014

Our program tuesday; 1:00PM EDT will explore the USA media, from the macro discussion of narrow consolidation of corporate control to micro grassroots efforts to educate and alert fellow citizens here on Long Island. Activists here and in communities nationwide are raising the alarm on this brushfire of promotion of consumer products and ideology masquerading as “news.” Information that citizens need is not only manipulated, but often deliberately blacked out.

Our featured activist guests are Janine Melillo and Nat Board of the Long Island Media Task Force. Janine has a long history of activism and is a professional video editor and producer. Her credits are long but include work at PBS, CNN, ABC, HBO and others. She is also an artist and native Canadian. Nat Board, a native Midwesterner is a graduate of our very own Stony Brook University. He taught high school English here on the island for 36 years!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/25/2014

TODAY’S PROGRAM will explore first the concept of national hubris. We will again connect the dots on how the USA has become an embarrassing player on the world stage. Since most of this is far beyond our control, we will also cover some wellness concepts that will help us deal with a culture (OURS!!) out of control.

Our featured guest is Bhava Ram, a.k.a. Brad Willis. He is a former NBC News war correspondent that reported from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He is self-healed from a broken back, failed surgery and cancer. Now Ram devotes his time to teaching Yoga and Ayurveda. We will discuss his new book “The Warrior Pose” in the context of wellness in the face of an increasingly stressful world.
http://www.deepyoga.com

For our music … we will jazz it up with Stan Getz on sax.
http://www.stangetz.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Getz

Look for a blog entry that will follow this program at http://www.differentwavelengths.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/18/2014

Our program TUESDAY MARCH 18; 1-3PM eastern will first provide a primer on the Ukraine crisis. Then we will look at the 3rd anniversary of the devastation in Japan, and now the Pacific Ocean itself, stemming from the tsunami and then the triple Fukishima nuclear plant meltdowns – 3 “china syndromes” have been ongoing now for 3 years!

Our featured guest is Miriam German. Miriam founded RadCast in 2013. RadCast first became an idea one night while Miriama was watching the news. She envisioned that she could send out radiation reports nationally, just like weather reports. Miriam became a tried and true antinuke protester in NY, fighting to keep Shoreham from opening.
http://www.radcast.org/

Miriam was a founding member of No Nukes NW with others in Portland, OR in 2012. Organized a first its kind event in Hanford to expose the public to just how bad it really is at the dump site.

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will join us. Steve was erroneously reported here as having been consumed by a gator. We hope to set the record straight with his report.