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Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/19/2010

TODAY we have a great show lined up - our FEATURED INTERVIEW is with Frances Moore Lappé. She is the author of 18 books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. She is the co-founder of three national organizations that explore the roots of hunger, poverty and environmental crises, as well as solutions now emerging worldwide through what she calls Living Democracy. With her daughter Anna Lappé, she co-directs the Small Planet Institute based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. http://www.smallplanet.org We will discuss her most recent book Getting a Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want.

The show will feature recording artist Susan Tedeschi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Tedeschi

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/04/2010

To help us launch PART ONE of “The Radical, Rudderless Right” we will speak with SOLON SIMMONS, Professor of Conflict Analysis and Sociology at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. http://icar.gmu.edu/ssimmons.html His blog “Confrontations” can be found at: http://solonsimmons.wordpress.com/

David Gray, our resident scribe, will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "seismic" - so be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com (pull down New Images Gallery). David's other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/29/2010

FEATURED INTERVIEW for PART 2 of our CHURCH/STATE discussion sparked by the Texas Board of Education swinging hard right and making significant text book/curriculum changes will be BRENDA NORTON, a lawyer for 25 years and currently a doctoral student and graduate teacher at the Dawson Institute for Church-State Studies, Baylor University, Waco, TX.

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Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/22/2010

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW will be with BILL BLEZEK, Professor of Philosophy and Religion in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Bill is the FOUNDING EDITOR of the Journal of Religion and Film. He is also the editor of The Humanities and Public Life and is the co-editor of Justice and Punishment. http://www.unomaha.edu/jrf/

J. David Gray – our resident scribe will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "spokes" - so be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com David's other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Featuring the music of Coldplay.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/02/2010

We have a great show lined up with 3 guests to discuss the roundup and treatment of wild horses in the west. We will speak with
a 4th generation Navadan, Craig Downer, a wildlife ecologist. He has written the book "Wild Horses: Living Symbols of Freedom", describing the wild horses and their plight and has campaigned for protection and respect of wild horses and burros. He is on the Board of The Cloud Foundation. http://www.thecloudfoundation.org

We will also speak with Laura Allen, an attorney and Founder and Executive Director of The Animal Law Coalition, based in Ithaca, NY. Allen brings the latest animal legal news to attorneys, law students and the public and offers legal analysis of the issues affecting animals. Animal Law Coalition takes the fight to stop animal cruelty to Congress, state legislatures, local governments and the courts. http://animallawcoalition.com

Our in-studio guest will be local activist Lynne Ritzler.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/23/2010

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Mark Miller, professor and former chair of the Department of Government and International Relations at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He is the Director of the Law and Society Program there. We will discuss the recent Supreme Court "Citizens United" decision. Here is the link to Mark's personal web page at Clark University: http://tinyurl.com/yg6az7r

OUR RESIDENT STORYTELLER, Margaret Meyers from Garden City, KS will tell us a traditional Haitian story. Margaret's website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

We will also feature recent grammy winning artists The Kings of Leon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_of_Leon

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/16/2010

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW will be with DON BEACHLER, Associate professor of politics at Ithaca College.
Beachler has authored numerous papers and articles on congress, elections and voter turnout, as well as two books on presidential elections: "Winning the White House, 2004: Vote By Vote, Region by Region. Coauthored with Kevin McMahon, David Rankin, and John White. Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2005 and "Winning the White House, 2008." http://faculty.ithaca.edu/beachler/

We will be discussing THE TEABAGGERS: Media Creation or Grassroots Democracy”?

J. David Gray – our resident scribe will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "feed me" - so be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com David's other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/09/2010

Our featured interview will be with journalist and blogger David Lindorff. We will discuss a variety of issues related to the disconnect between our citizens and the government; with the military industrial complex front and center. http://www.thiscantbehappening.net

J. David Gray will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "corner transaction" - be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com David's other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

We will feature the music of Ray Charles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_charles

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/02/2010

We will be focusing on propaganda in various cultures.

Our featured interview is with Jeff Podoshen from the Business, Organizations and Society Department at Franklin and Marshall College. He currently teaches Marketing Principles, Consumer Behavior and Propaganda and Genocide in the 20th Century. Jeff has also taught in Vietnam and in many Executive MBA programs. http://edisk.fandm.edu/jeffrey.podoshen/

We will also honor the life of author, educator, radical and humanist Howard Zinn. http://www.howardzinn.org

We will feature the music of Joe Jackson http://tinyurl.com/ykt4m8

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/26/2010

We have a great show lined up as we explore … “WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE” with a focus on WAHMS (working at home moms).

WE WILL SPEAK WITH Alison Holt, senior vice president for the Interactive Entertainment Group of GolinHarris Los Angeles where she has led the award-winning media relations work on the Nintendo account there for the last 15 years.

Alison directs the media relations for the Nintendo brand including product launches, crisis communications and corporate communications.

As part of our Synergy Project, we plan to have our resident scribe J. David Gray read his essay inspired by the image "window dressing". you can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or at http://jimlynchphotography.com - just pull down the "new images" gallery. David's other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

... and dont forget Haiti relief donations. thanks.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/05/2010

TODAY we explore WOMEN IN POLITICS, from the suffragettes 90+ years ago to the present.

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW is with PAULA CASEY, writer, editor and speaker. She has produced a DVD on woman suffrage and helped publish a book, "The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage". http://www.theperfect36.com

MUSIC by singer-songwriter/slide guitarist Bonnie Raitt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Raitt

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/29/2009

Part 2 of The Politics and Economics of College Sports.

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW is with HOLT HACKNEY, President of Hackney Publications, a leading publisher of sports law newsletters. Among his current titles are Sports Litigation Alert, Legal Issues in Collegiate Athletics, Legal Issues in High School Athletics and the Journal of NCAA Compliance. Hackney has spent the better part of three decades writing about sports, business and the law. Hackney pioneered the sports business beat in national business magazines. http://www.hackneypublications.com/

Our resident storyteller, Margaret Meyers will join us with a seasonal story. http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

We will feature music from Sarah Vaughan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Vaughan

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/15/2009

THE POLITICS AND ECONOMICS OF COLLEGE SPORTS.
OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW is with AMY PERKO. Amy has served as executive director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics since 2005 after contributing to the Commission’s work as the associate director for nearly two years. During this time, the Commission continued to push for many of its academic reform recommendations, which have been realized through policy changes made by the NCAA.
In October 2008, Perko helped lead the Commission as it began a year-long series of meetings and research efforts on the economics of college sports. This research was conducted so the Knight Commission could gather critical information to share with all leaders responsible for managing complex sports finances issues during particularly challenging economic times. http://www.knightcommission.org/
FULL KNIGHT COMMISSION REPORT: http://tinyurl.com/y8ftbdl

Also featuring the music of Rosanne Cash http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseanne_Cash

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/08/2009

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW is with writer and arts administrator, Jane Weissman. She is a longtime member of Artmakers Inc, an artist-run, politically oriented community mural organization that creates high quality public art relevant to the lives and concerns of people in their neighborhoods. With artist Janet Braun-Reinitz, she wrote the cultural history, On the Wall: Four Decades of Community Murals in New York City (University Press of Mississippi, 2009). Their article "Community, Consensus, and the Protest Mural" appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of Public Art Review. http://www.artmakersnyc.org

You can meet Jane and view the murals exhibition at Stony Brook University on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 4:00PM in the Humanities Building, Room 1013. Park conveniently in the main entrance/admin building parking garage. The exhibit is right off the lobby of the Humanities Building behind the Admin Building. TELL THEM WUSB SENT YOU!

We will also be featuring singer-songwriter John Hiatt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hiatt

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/01/2009

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW will be with Dave Scarzella, Quad Director at Kelly Quad here on the campus of Stony Brook University. He has worked at Stony Brook University for twelve years for the Division of Campus Residences. http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/res/

In his role as Quad Director, David is a senior staff member of both Residential Programs and the College of Human Development.

We will enjoy the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/24/2009

FEATURED INTERVIEW: Pat Coy, co-author of "Contesting Patriotism: Culture, Power, and Strategy in the Peace Movement". This sociological look at our efforts from 1990 (Gulf War I) to present is an excellent analysis of our shifting strategies and the pushback from what the authors call the "power holders". Coy is Director, Center for Applied Conflict, Kent State University - The Center was established in 1971 as a "living memorial" and as KSU's first institutional response to the shootings on May 4, 1970, when Ohio National Guardsmen killed four and injured nine Kent State University students during a student protest against the US war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

More information on the book and the center at http://www1.kent.edu/cacm/

Note: Hofstra Univ. sociologist Gregory Maney is another of the co-authors.

We will feature singer-songwriter David Rovics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_rovics

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/17/2009

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW: Mary Ellen Balchunis, political science faculty at LaSalle University in Philly. She is a Fulbright Scholar, having taught Mass Media and Politics in Sweden. She served as an assistant to the Mayor of Philadelphia. Mary Ellen is also active in the Deleware County Democratic Party http://www.delcodems.com/

We will feature the solo music of Mark Knopfler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_knopfler

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/10/2009

We will feature the organizaton Food Not Bombs. http://www.lifnb.com/
Jon Stepanian and Vincent Cocca will detail the history, goals and activities of Food Not Bombs. This international effort consists of grassroots activism that provides groceries, fresh food and warm meals to low income communities. All the food is completely vegetarian and mostly organic. They also collect clothing, books, toiletries and toys for redistribution. Be sure to also check out: http://www.foodnotbombs.net/

We will feature the music of The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

RING THOSE PHONES OFF THE HOOKS! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT DURING OUR FALL RADIOTHON. THANK YOU!!!!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/03/2009

OUR FEATURED GUEST will be: Michael Allen, a historian of US political culture with focus on the ways in which war and memories of war reconfigured U.S. politics in the late twentieth-century. His book Until the Last Man Comes Home: POWs, MIAs, and the Unending Vietnam War (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) examines the unprecedented level of concern regarding captive and missing Americans during and after Vietnam.

We will feature the music of Taj Mahal.

DONT FORGET TO PLEDGE!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. THANK YOU.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/27/2009

OUR FEATURED INTERVIEW is with: Angela Ledford, associate professor of political science at The College of St. Rose in Albany. Dr. Ledford focuses on democratic theory, electoral politics and political representation, particularly as it relates to race, class and gender in the U.S. Her current research focuses on immigration, nationalism and citizenship. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of South Carolina and a master’s degree in political science from Texas Tech University. http://tinyurl.com/ygag69u

J. David Gray will rejoin us with an essay for our SYNERGY project. the image this week will be "daily grind". you can find the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr within the "new images" gallery. David's other writings can be found at: http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Musically, we will feature standards from Willie Nelson.