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Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/07/2013

Join us Tuesday May 7; on air and online 1-2:30PM. This program will explore torture, both international and domestic, sanctioned and carried out in our name by the government of the United States of America and it’s contracted entities. This wont be pretty. We will focus on both post-9/11 detainees and solitary confinement in our vast prison system.

Our featured guests are Laura Bownton and Matt Hawthorne from The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT).

Laura serves as NRCAT’s Director of U.S. Prisons Policy & Programs. She works primarily on the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Before joining NRCAT, she served as National Organizer for the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, building networks among communities of faith engaged in the promotion of restorative justice and alternatives to incarceration. She holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is a Certified Candidate for ordination in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/30/2013

TOMORROW TUESDAY APRIL 30 - 1-2:30PM on-air and online at WUSB.FM. This program will explore the story that got buried under the 24/7 coverage of the Boston bombing, the fertilizer plant explosion in the little town of West, TX.

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit. Hamit is an author and playwright who once 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. His latest novel addresses the domestic terrorist threat posed by so-called patriot militias. It is called “Meltdown.”
http://tinyurl.com/c4s4lqg

For our music … bluesman Charlie Musselwhite!
http://www.charliemusselwhite.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Musselwhite

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/23/2013

Our featured guest is Paul Gallay. Paul is the President of Riverkeeper, a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. Paul Gallay is an attorney, educator and non-profit executive working to protect community character and improve environmental sustainability. After a brief stint in private law practice, Paul served for a dozen years in the New York State Attorney General’s Environmental Protection Bureau and at the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, helping to close Fresh Kills landfill, raise standards at NYC wastewater treatment plants and bring hundreds of corporate and government polluters to justice.
http://www.riverkeeper.org

And … our Senior Florida Correspondent STEVEN WIEHE will check in from West Palm to give us his take on current events ... Boston first and foremost.

For our music … Jerry Douglas … resonator guitar and lap steel player (and record producer). 13 Grammys this guy!
http://www.jerrydouglas.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Douglas

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/02/2013

TOMORROW, TUESDAY 4/2; 1-2:30PM. This program will take a closer look at the nuclear disaster in Japan – Fukushima. This one is not for the faint of heart. this is well beyond “brokenness” as we usually frame it.

Our featured guest is Cecile Pineda. Cecile Pineda has been an anti-war activist from early life. More than ever, she has turned her attention to issues affecting the sustainability of the planet. Her novels have been critically acclaimed, with Face winning the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal—a record for first fiction, the Sue Kaufman Prize, and a National Book Award Nomination. Her picaresque novel, The Love Queen of the Amazon, written with a NEA Fiction Fellowship was named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times. All her published work is available from Wingspress.com in book and e-book format. Devil’s Tango is Pineda’s anguished search for a way to come to grips with the catastrophic consequences of the disaster still unfolding at Fukushima Daiichi.
http://www.wingspress.com/book.cfm?book_ID=140
http://www.cecilepeneda.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/25/2013

This program will conclude our two-week look at those that pose a very real threat within the USA. Specifically hate and extremist groups that are armed and dangerous and intent upon mayhem. While they may call themselves “Patriots” even, we categorize them as domestic terrorists.

Our featured guest is Mark Potok, Senior Fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL. Mark is one of the country’s leading experts on the world of extremism and serves as the editor-in-chief of the SPLC’s award-winning, quarterly journal, the Intelligence Report, its Hatewatch blog, and its investigative reports. http://www.splcenter.org/who-we-are/staff/mark-potok
http://www.splcenter.org

AND … a very special guest, from a very special group of community and university volunteers here at WUSB, will join us … MRS. CHESTER!
http://wusb.fm/node/958

For our music … some fine blues from Maria Muldaur.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Muldaur
http://www.mariamuldaur.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/18/2013

Our show will begin a two-week look at those amongst us that pose a very real threat within the USA. Specifically hate and extremist groups that are armed and dangerous and intent upon mayhem. While they may call themselves “Patriots” even, we categorize them as domestic terrorists.

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit is an author and playwright who once 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.

His latest novel addresses the domestic terrorist threat posed by so-called patriot militias. It is called “Meltdown.”

His books can be purchased as e-books on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and KOBO, as well as PDF files through Ingram Digital. http://www.ingramcontent.com/pages/home.aspx. Print editions are also available and can also be ordered directly from Pathway Book Service 800.345.6665. Print link for “Meltdown”:
http://net.ondemandbooks.com/odb/selfespress/9781595954022

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/11/2013

Our show today will take a look at those that dare admit to not believing in the supernatural. Our featured guest is atheist philosopher and author James Kirk Wall. Jim has been featured often in radio and newspaper. He's an outspoken critic of religious dogma and promoter of individual freedom of thought. His latest book is "Agnosticism: The Battle against Shameless Ignorance". He blogs regularly for ChicagoNow.com http://www.chicagonow.com/an-agnostic-in-wheaton

We will also give some time at the end of the show for a Texan to rant about how off base this program has been the last two shows!! Mike Johnson of League City, Texas. 20,000 leagues under new york!

For our music … lets listen to yet another iconic Texan, near and dear and never to be forgotten – Roy Orbison. a few cuts from his live CD – "Black and White Night".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison
http://www.royorbison.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/26/2013

Our show today will again focus on Texas! We still have many questions, ranging from what appears to many of us as a radical right State Board of Education to their petition to the White House for secession. They are against critical thinking and evolution and not surprisingly rank in the bottom 10 in Education. So we ask the question: is Texas leading national trends or running away from the rest of us. In other words, what the hell is going on in Texas?!

Our featured guest is Barry Vacker. Barry teaches media and cultural studies at Temple University in Philadelphia. Born in Austin and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Barry earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995. Barry has authored numerous articles and books about art, media, technology, and culture. In 2008, he authored the text for the art-photography book, Signs, a collection of photos taken in Texas in 2005-2006 by German photographer Peter Granser. The book was published by Hatje Cantz and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Photography and featured in numerous exhibits around the world.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/19/2013

Our show TUESDAY 1-2:30PM eastern on air and online at www.wusb.fm will focus on the nation-state of TEXAS! We have lots of questions, ranging from what appears to many of us as a radical right State Board of Education that wants to ban the teaching of critical thinking and has pushed Creationism into the curricula. A state that has petitioned the White House for secession with over 125,000 signatures. We will also look at the recent Univ. of Texas study that shows over 50% of Texans don’t believe in evolution. What the hell is going on in Texas?!

Our featured guest is Lori Spencer. Austin-based Lori is a Contributing Editor at This Can't Be Happening! Her work can be seen regularly on Counterpunch and OpEdNews. She also writes about music and politics for Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Music News, and Yahoo! News UK. Lori is also a musician/songwriter, and has played with a variety of blues, rock and jazz bands over the past 25 years.
http://lorispencer.wordpress.com/
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/

We will also feature Kathy Kelly's speech on Long Island last month. she had just returned from her 12th trip to afghanistan.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/12/2013

Our show today will focus on nutrition and the brain, with an in-depth look at the politics of Alzheimer’s care. Tune in as we explore this and other issues with our featured guest, Chris Ochner. Chris is on the Columbia University faculty where he conducts cutting-edge research on nutrition and the brain. He has devoted his career to studying the relation between food intake and the brain, receiving several National Institutes of Health awards to support his research.

Chris Ochner is the co-author, with Richard Isaacson, of “The Alheimer’s Diet”, A Step-by-Step Nutritional Approach for Memory Loss Prevention & Treatment.
http://www.thealzheimersdiet.com

For our music … some early Lyle Lovett tunes.
http://www.lylelovett.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyle_Lovett

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/05/2013

Our show today will focus on our so-called “two-party system” within the context of the evolution of the Democratic Party over the past 50 years. Is either party relevant today? Tune in as we explore this and other issues with our featured guest, Sean Savage. Sean is Professor of Political Science at St. Mary’s College, South Bend, Indiana. He has published three books on the U.S. presidency and the Democratic Party: “Roosevelt: The Party Leader”; “Truman and the Democratic Party”; and “JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party”.

Sean is also faculty advisor for St. Mary’s Washington Semester Program, Savage encourages political science majors to explore possible careers in the nation’s capital.

http://www3.saintmarys.edu/faculty-profiles/sean-savage

AND … Our Senior Florida Correspondent, one Steven Wiehe will be checking in today. Steve always has a surprise up his sleeve for us.

For our music … some tunes from singer/ songwriter/folkie, Iris DeMent.
http://irisdement.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_DeMent

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/29/2013

Our show will focus again on the national debate on gun control. This time we consult an expert on criminal justice. We will examine the history of US legislation and opine on whether Newtown was a tipping point or not.

Our featured guest, William Vizzard - he had 30 years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, has been teaching since 1994 and is the author of many books, most recently “Shots in the Dark”. He is on the faculty at Cal State, Sacramento’s School of Criminal Justice.

http://www.hhs.csus.edu/HomePages/CJ/VizzardW/

For our music … some tunes from one of my personal favorites – singer/ songwriter, John Hiatt.
http://www.johnhiatt.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hiatt

… AND … a special shout to Benita Radigan in the bay area … happy birthday kiddo!

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/22/2013

Our show tuesday will center on two topics: our first guest and I will try to answer the question: when did the “my country right or wrong” “patriots” become anti-USA government? Then with my second guest we will discuss the USA healthcare system, Obamacare and so forth.

Our first guest is David Rosman. David is the founder of InkAndVoice.com in Columbia, MO. Since 1986, David has provided contract writing, editing and editorial services for corporations and has written professional development programs for non- and for-profit as well as government corporations. He is the author or contributing editor of 12 professional development textbooks and over 70 training manuals and programs. A columnist for the Columbia Missourian (Columbia, MO), InkandVoice.com and a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. He is faculty of Business, Speech and Political Communication at Columbia College (MO).
www.inkandvoice.com

and … our second guest, live from in the breathtaking beauty of the WUSB studios, John Robinson, local activist and physician. John and I will discuss USA healthcare from a variety of angles, including the pros/cons of Obamacare.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/15/2013

Our featured guest is Denise Martin, a proud mom of 8-yr-old son, Ezekiel – we will hear his story and then take our discussion into the slippery slope of violent games and other entertainment. Denise is also the author of "Eating My Way to Heaven" and the creator of "Dome it!"

http://www.eatingmywaytoheaven.com; and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3s8J3gNoJk
http://www.domeit.org/index/

For our music … some tunes from the Aussie band, Crowded House.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowded_House
http://www.crowdedhouse.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/01/2013

Our featured guest is Stephanie Mann, Executive Director of Safe Kids Now! An author and activist, Stephanie presents workshops and training to help strengthen families and to create peaceful neighborhoods and communities. “We can stay safe, if we know what to do and how to do it.” Stephanie and I will discuss the Newtown, CT tragedy, guns and mental health.

Stephanie Mann has seen it all: drugs, violence, crime, gangs, apathy, poverty and abuse. For 38 years, her reaction has always
been...strengthen families and get the community involved to keep children safe. In her community, residents were waiting for the police to stop teen drug abuse and burglaries. Without a local police department…volunteers spearheaded the "Neighborhood Responsibility"
program. Within 2+ years, residents cut crime in half. That experience launched her career as a crime prevention specialist. She
co-authored, "Alternative to Fear." Stephanie’s books include:
"Alternatives to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods” which helped
popularize “Neighborhood Watch.”
"Safe Homes Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime where You Live" (Nolo Press).

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/18/2012

Our featured guest is Alex Beauchamp, Northeast Region Director at Food & Water Watch. Based in the Brooklyn office, Alex oversees all organizing efforts in New York and the Northeast and plays an active role in the New Yorkers Against Fracking coalition. Alex has worked on issues related to fracking, factory farms, genetic engineering, and water privatization at Food & Water Watch since 2009. .Before joining Food & Water Watch, his background was in legislative campaigning and community and electoral organizing.
www.foodandwaterwatch.org
www.nyagainstfracking.org

THE REMAINDER OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE KILLINGS IN NEWTOWN.

For our music … some live cuts of Welchman Dave Edmunds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Edmunds

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/11/2012

TOMORROW, tuesday 1-2:30PM ... Our featured guest is Linn Washington. Linn is a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune newspaper; a freelance journalist for THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET and other publications nationwide. Linn writes extensively on matters involving the criminal justice system, racism and other topics. We will discuss a variety of issues ranging from a post-election look at race and gender to Obama judicial appointees and other topics. Linn is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.
http://www.thiscantbehappening.net

For our music … Long Island’s own Woodstock rockers, Mountain!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_(band)
http://www.mountainrockband.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/20/2012

Our featured guest is Mark Rice. Mark is Professor and Chair of American Studies at St. John Fisher College in Rochester where he specializes in the history of photography, twentieth-century American culture, and transnational American Studies.

Mark and I will discuss his blog “Ranking America” – a treasure trove of information on how the USA matches up to other nations on a vast variety of topics. He is the author of Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s and several scholarly articles. If time permits we will hear a bit about his most recent work on the USA colonial regime in the Philipines.

Mark Rice has been a contributor to Forbes magazine and to Newsweek International and increasingly The Huffington Post.
http://rankingamerica.wordpress.com
Ranking America (on Twitter as @RankingAmerica)

And …we will also speak with our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steven Wiehe.

For our music … blues slide guitarist from SW Louisiana, Sonny Landreth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Landreth
http://www.sonnylandreth.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/06/2012

Our featured guest is Jude Bijou. Jude is a psychotherapist, professional educator, and workshop leader. Her theory of Attitude Reconstruction® evolved over the course of more than 30 years working with clients as a licensed marriage and family therapist, and is the subject of her award-winning book, "Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life."
Jude and I will discuss Hurricane Sandy aftermath coping skills – speed up recovery by dealing with fear.
http://www.attitudereconstruction.com./

For our music … R&B, blues and gospel singer, actress and civil rights activist Mavis Staples who of course also recorded with The Staple Singers, her family’s band. This CD “We’ll Never Turn Back” was produced by (and features) the great slide guitarist Ry Cooder.
http://mavisstaples.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Staples

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/23/2012

Our featured guest is Kelly Hayes-Raitt. Kelly is an author, political consultant, commentator and at one time even a candidate for public office. This will be our first Skype call to Mexico! Kelly resides there part-time. She is a popular college lecturer and accomplished public speaker and divides her time between Los Angeles, CA, and Ajijic, Mexico. She blogs at http://www.peacePATHFoundation.org

And …we will also speak with our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steven Wiehe.

For our music … singer, actress and often described as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” … ODETTA. Odetta Holmes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odetta