Everything Is Broken Playlists

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.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/10/2014

Habanero filling in for Jim Lynch again today. Jim will be back next week.

The discussion today is the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare). My guest is Michael Kessler, CPA and we'll be discussing the challenges, and solutions, for employers under the Affordable Care Act.

To reach Habanero/Sue Montana, you can send an email to habanero@wusb.fm, or call 631.244.5661 or check out www.habaneroinc.com. I welcome your ideas for future programming, any questions you have about the programs presented, or any other healthcare business related questions.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/04/2014

Fillin today with Habanero, presenting Everything (in Healthcare) Is Broken. Thanks to Jim Lynch for the timeslot this week and next. Jim will be back on 3/18.

The discussion today is the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare). My guest is Jason Samel from LongIslandObamaCare.com.

Here is the official New York State of Health website for signing up. https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

Jason cautions that sometimes you don't get the correct information, and you may not be connected with the plan that is best for you and your family. Seek out either a knowledgeable Navigator or broker who is familiar with all the nuances of the coverage, plans and options to make sure you find the best plan and rates.

To reach Habanero/Sue Montana, you can send an email to habanero@wusb.fm, or call 631.244.5661 or check out www.habaneroinc.com. I welcome your ideas for future programming, any questions you have about the programs presented, or any other healthcare business related questions.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/25/2014

Tomorrow TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25; 1:00PM EST, we will cover a lot of ground, starting with the jingoism that is our media coverage of the Winter Olympics. We will go without our featured interview and do some historically correct (if not politically correct) “Free Form Radio.”

NOTE ABOUT POWER … we are back - better than ever!!

For music today … singer/song-writer Richie Havens.
http://www.richiehavens.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/18/2014

on www.WUSB.FM tomorrow 1:00PM … our program will follow up on our discussion last week on Democratic Socialism. what is it and why hasn’t the United States embraced its core principles like most other developed democracies.

We will go without our featured interview today and do some historically correct, if not politically correct “Free Form Radio.”

NOTE ABOUT FM SIGNAL: due to ice buildup, our transmitter is still being worked on. if you know anyone that can't tune in, please encourage them to listen on their computers or other devices.

For music today … some classic Richie Havens!!
http://www.richiehavens.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Havens

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/11/2014

TOMORROW TUESDAY Feb.11; 1:00PM … our program will focus on Democratic Socialism, what is it and why hasn’t the United States embraced its core principles like most other developed democracies.

Our featured guest is Frank Llewellyn. Frank is the former National Director of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). He has a long history of activism for peace and justice.
http://dsausa.org
Franks Twitter handle is @FrankLlewellyn

for our music … Robben Ford – blues; jazz-fusion and rock guitarist.
http://www.robbenford.com/bio.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robben_Ford

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/04/2014

OUR PROGRAM TUESDAY will cover issues like the Staples takeover attempt of the US Postal Service, income inequality, and veterans.

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit is an author and playwright who spent 21 years in the Industrial Security business. Francis served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in Vietnam and Germany. His security career also included consulting about risk assessment and threats to people and property from various hazards, including terrorism. Francis and I will discuss veterans and how they have been treated by citizens and government.

Our music will feature some great John Hiatt tunes, each from a different CD.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hiatt
http://www.johnhiatt.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/28/2014

Our program will follow-up on our discussion last week on healthy communities, social justice and participatory planning.

Our featured guest is Lynne Elizabeth. Lynne is founder and director of New Village Press. She is the past president of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR). She is the coeditor of "What We See: Advancing the Investigations of Jane Jacobs" (New Village Press, 2010), "Works of Heart: Building Village through the Arts" (New Village Press, 2006), and "Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods" (John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 2005). She is a contributing author to "Eco-Village Living" (Gaia Trust, 2003) and "Sustainable Architecture White Papers" (Earthpledge Foundation, 2000). She also previously published ADPSR's national periodical, "New Village Journal", which offered themed issues on community revitalization, community-scale economics, and education for community building.
http://www.newvillagepress.net
https://www.facebook.com/newvillagepress
http://www.beyondzuccotti.org/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/21/2014

Our program Tuesday will cover issues like the rightward drift of the one-party system and how urban planners and other professionals deal with social justice issues.

Our featured guest is Raphael Sperry is an architect and President of Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility, a 32 year old organization dedicated to peace, environmental protection, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. His work engages design professionals with issues of human rights in the built environment, especially in U.S. prisons. As an architect he has participated in the design of airports, office towers, and university buildings among other building types, with a specialty in green design, and he has taught green building classes at California College of the Arts and Stanford University. He is currently a Soros Justice Fellow hosted at U.C. Berkeley; he lives in San Francisco.
www.adpsr.org
https://www.facebook.com/ADPSRArchitects
PLEASE SIGN their online petition: http://www.tinyurl.com/aiaethics

Our music will feature New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint.
http://allentoussaint.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/14/2014

TODAY’S PROGRAM will randomly review 2013.

Our featured guest is Mario Almonte. He is a PR specialist and managing partner at Herman & Almonte Public Relations. He also blogs at the Huffington Post, covering politics, social issues and popular culture. He has appeared on TV and been quoted on these topics in many major publication in the U.S. In his spare times, he writes novels, and you can purchase his books on Amazon and other popular websites.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mario-almonte/

Our music will feature revolutionary blues harpist Little Walter – compared often to the likes of Charles Parker to Jimi Hendrix.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Walter

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/24/2013

TODAY’S PROGRAM will focus on a variety of topics, but most importantly the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Our featured guest is Julia Trigg Crawford. She is fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline that already runs through her property. Her land was seized by eminent domain by a Canadian company. Julia Trigg is the 3rd generation Manager of her family's 650 acre working farm in northeast Texas. Purchased by her grandfather in 1948, Red'Arc Farm is named for the waterways that form two of it's borders, the Red River and the Bois d'Arc Creek. Her family raises cattle and grows wheat, corn and soybeans. Rich in archeological treasures as well, Red'Arc Farm houses a well documented Caddo Indian burial site within its boundaries.
http://www.standtallwithjulia.com
http://www.standwithjulia.com
http://www.nrdc.org/energy/keystone%2Dpipeline/

Our music will feature holiday craziness from non other than Leon Redbone.
http://www.leonredbone.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Redbone

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/17/2013

Our program tuesday, 1:00PM EST will focus on USA foreign policy pertaining to the use of torture, and commonplace domestic torture policy in our prisons.

Our featured guest is Richard L. Killmer, a Presbyterian minister, is the Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – an interfaith organization of more than 300 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture. Rich is a veteran of many social justice organizatons.
http://www.nrcat.org

Our music will feature rock from Blues Traveler.
http://www.bluestraveler.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blues_Traveler

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/10/2013

Our program tomorrow, tuesday 12/10/13; 1-2:30PM will focus on Nelson Mandela, the War on Drugs, and current USA racism with Obama as the litmus test.

Our featured guest is Linn Washington. Linn is a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune; a freelance journalist for THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET and other publications nationwide. Linn writes extensively on matters involving the criminal justice system, racism and other topics. Linn is also an Assistant Prof. Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/

music will feature some classic brit rock from the original lineup of Humble Pie: Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley.
http://www.humble-pie.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humble_Pie_(band)

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/26/2013

Our featured guest is Mark Pastin. Mark was formerly Professor of Management at the Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is the author of over 100 academic and trade publications. Mark left academia to prove that it is possible to create lasting ethical change in organizations. While Mark was transitioning from academia to his current work, he worked as a newspaper columnist, investment banker, and international consultant. Since 1993, Mark has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Ethical Organizations, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote ethics in business, government and the professions. Throughout these careers, Mark has pursued practical approaches to ethical issues. His research focuses on two topics. The first topic is how to gain ethical insight and the second is how to translate that insight into ethical action.

We will discuss many issues related to our current corporate culture and explore his thesis in his newest book: “Make An Ethical Difference … Tools for Better Action”
http://markpastin.com
http://councilofethicalorganizations.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/19/2013

Our program tuesday 1:00PM eastern will explore multiple issues, including biker safety and the legal system with a story from a mom who lost her son tragically to a trucker that ran a red light. and again, we are lucky to have another special visit from WUSB colleague Chris Sorochin (“If This Be Treason” – Fridays 1:00PM eastern).

Our featured guest is Pennie Fay, President of Steven’s Fund. Pennie will tell the story of the death of her son Stephen last year. She is an actress, singer, writer, MC, model and fundraiser.
http://www.stephensfund.org
http://www.causes.org

Our music will feature some fine blues and rock from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
http://www.kennywayneshepherd.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_Wayne_Shepherd

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