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Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/27/2011

Our featured guest is Dave Johnson, a Fellow at Campaign for America's Future, writing about American manufacturing, trade and economic/industrial policy. He is also a Senior Fellow with Renew California. Dave has more than 20 years of technology industry experience including positions as CEO and VP of marketing. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. And he was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. More recently he helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.
Link to Dave’s recent blogs: http://www.ourfuture.org/users/new-1810
Campaign for America’s Future can be found at http://www.ourfuture.org/

For music … My Morning Jacket. An assortment of tunes from 3 of their albums. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Morning_Jacket
http://www.mymorningjacket.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/20/2011

Our featured guest is Lisa Bracken. Lisa has been working on human and environmental rights issues for nearly a decade as they relate to energy policy, natural gas development and the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. She is the author of the newly released field guide to social justice and political reform, titled “You And What Army? How to Neutralize Conflict and Negotiate Justice”.
http://www.youandwhatarmybook.com/

And, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

For music we will honor the wonderful life of Cesaria Evora. She died Saturday at age 70 in Mindelo on her native island of Sao Vicente – Cape Verde Islands. She sang in her native style called Morna. She also sang in Cape Verde’s more upbeat styles as well. A NYT review described her as a “Yoda of melancholy” – the NYT obit can be found at http://tinyurl.com/7cjm8t7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesária_Évora

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/13/2011

Our featured guest is Rick Maurer, a change management consultant, speaker, author and organizational development guru from Arlington, VA. We will do Part 2 of our discussion on social change and the process of change for us as individuals.
http://www.rickmaurer.com/

For music … lets get back to good old east LA with some vintage Los Lobos!!
NYC tour dates at http://www.loslobos.org/site/tour.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Lobos

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/06/2011

Our featured guest is Rick Maurer, a change management consultant, prolific speaker and author that educates audiences on how to get results from major change without headaches, cost overruns, and hidden problems – he has trademarked this as "Change Without Migraines". We will discuss change, the individual and the society. http://www.rickmaurer.com/

Also joining us today is Twin Cities based, professional storyteller, Margaret Meyers. www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

For music, we will underscore some of my India trip commentary with some mellow vibes from Satyaa & Pari.
http://www.satyaa-pari.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/22/2011

Paul Newland filling in

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/08/2011

OUR FEATURED GUEST, John Glaser, Assistant Editor and head blogger at Antiwar.com. His writings can be viewed at news.antiwar.com and antiwar.com/blog. Antiwar.com is a libertarian financed organization that is my favorite go-to source for all things WAR!! http://www.antiwar.com

And, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

For music we will re-visit the old hits from “the lion of the blues” Bobby Bland.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Bland
http://www.bobbybluebland.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/01/2011

We venture yet again into the belly of the beast today with our featured guest, Art Harman. Art is the Director of the Coalition to Save Manned Space Exploration, and a policy analyst with The Conservative Caucus; and has worked in the public policy arena for three decades in the Nation's Capital. He is an advocate for launching a bold space program and restoring USA manufacturing. Harman believes Americans can solve any problem and reach the furthest frontiers thanks to our history and culture of freedom. Should be fun exchange of ideas and perspectives.
http://www.savemannedspace.com
http://www.conservativeusa.org

Also joining us today is professional storyteller, Calvin Worthen. Calvin recently won a “tall tales” competition. He is in Minneapolis. Calvin can be reached at LinkedIn and Facebook. http://www.prx.org/pieces/47805-calvin-worthen

For music today … from two of their cd’s, Georgia rockers Collective Soul. Mostly doing their own thing with solo albums now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collective_Soul
http://www.collectivesoul.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/25/2011

Our featured guest is Larry Bradley, author and a retired Army officer. Following his military career, Larry established a 2nd career in sales where is garnered numerous awards and the nickname conferred upon him by his fellow employees at a Fortune 500 company: the "Doctor of Sales".

 Larry's passion for the future well being of the country he served and his concern for the direction he saw that country taking caused him to found Kindred Minds Enterprises and write Neither Liberal Nor Conservative Be. http://www.kindredmindsent.com/
http://www.thecenterstrikesback.com/

And, our pal STEVE WIEHE will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

Music from tunesmith and balladeer Z Bo Man. From his latest album “Z Bo Maniac” http://www.zboman.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/18/2011

Our featured guest is Brian Dixon. As the Vice President for Media and Government Relations, Brian represents Population Connection on Capitol Hill and to the public. Prior to being named Vice President he was Director of Government Relations at Population Connection for over a decade. In this role, he led the advocacy efforts of America’s largest grassroots organization concerned with the effects of global and domestic population growth. We will discuss the event predicted for October 30th – when the population of planet earth hits the 7 billion mark. http://www.populationconnection.org

We will also hear from our resident scribe, J David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for us. David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith and http://percipient.posterous.com/

Music by Keb Mo from his album "Peace, Back by Popular Demand"

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/11/2011

OUR FEATURED GUEST IS DOUG NOLL. Doug is a peace commentator, weekly radio host of the Doug Noll Show and author. Douglas was a trial lawyer for 22 years and then turned peacemaker. Doug's mission is to teach our citizens how to have a fair system. Today, Doug is a nationally recognized mediator, trainer, and speaker. http://www.elusivepeace.com http://www.nollassociates.com

Professional storyteller, Calvin Worthen will join us. Calvin recently won a “tall tales” competition.

For music today we will listen to jazz singer Abbey Lincoln. I featured some of her tunes on my jazz program Sunday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Lincoln

WEBSITES TO KEEP AN EYE ON:
http://www.october2011.org
http://www.occupywallst.org
http://occupytogether.org

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/04/2011

Our featured guest is Seth Forman, author of "American Obsession: Race and Conflict in the Age of Obama" ( Booklocker.com 2011) and "Blacks in the Jewish Mind: A Crisis of Liberalism" (New York University Press) among other books. He blogs at www.mrformansplanet.com. He is currently Research Associate Professor at Stony Brook University and the Chief Planner for the Long Island Regional Planning Council. His opinions and editorials are not associated with any of these institutions.

Our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

For music today … lets listen to some blues-rock from Storyville; a 90’s band from Austin, TX with links to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s band Double Trouble and others. They put out 4 albums before breaking up a few years ago. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storyville_(band)

WEBSITES TO KEEP AN EYE ON:
http://www.october2011.org
http://www.occupywallst.org
http://occupytogether.org

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/27/2011

Our featured guest is Philip Romero, professor of finance at the Univ. of Oregon, where he previously served as business dean. He is former Chief Economist, State of California. During the Cold War, Romero was a defense policy specialist at the RAND Corporation, where he worked for the secretary of defense, the CIA, and the U.S. Air Force and Army. From 1991 to 1999, Romero served as California's chief economist.

He was an adviser to Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns. He served more recently as is Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State LA. Romero is co-author of six books. His latest is "How to Protect Your Money from the End of the American Empire", forthcoming in 2010. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School.
http://tinyurl.com/3g4t64t UofO bio
http://tinyurl.com/3je9n7g new book

Our resident storyteller, Margaret Meyers will join us from the Twin Cities. Margaret’s website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

And, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/20/2011

Our featured guest is Matthew Stein, an environmentalist, bestselling author, MIT trained engineer, and green builder. He is the author of the bestselling book “When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency” a comprehensive manual on sustainable living skills, survival, and disaster preparations. His new book, When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011). http://www.whentechfails.com/ Matthew also wrote a terrific article at Huff Post: http://tinyurl.com/2vqmatg

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for us. David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith; also at: http://posterous.com/users/4aGe8aAoZuNP#activities/page/1

For music today … lets rock retro with Big Brother and The Holding Company – Janis needs some airtime.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Brother_and_the_Holding_Company
http://www.bbhc.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/13/2011

Our featured guest is Eric Herm, farmer, author and activist. Eric is a fourth generation farmer on 6,000 acres in West Texas whose book Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth: a Path to Agriculture's Higher Consciousness sounds the alarm on GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and how “we are using poison as the basic ingredient for success in agriculture.” In it, he points specifically to corporations like Monsanto, DuPont and Cargill who are making a factory floor of our farmland. Eric will be speaking in front of the White House at The Right to Know March (to demand genetically modified foods be labeled as they are in Europe and Japan) this October. The march will begin at the United Nations on Oct.1 and end at the White House on Oct. 16. They are expecting over 1,000,000 people. http://www.sonofafarmer.com/

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for us. David’s other writings are at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith.

And, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/06/2011

Our featured guest is Stuart Jeanne Bramhall. Stuart is an ex-pat, living in New Zealand. Stuart is political and community activist, author, on-line journalist and blogger. She has just published an ebook “Revolutionary Change: An Expatriate View”. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/83632

Also, local activist Charlotte Koons will be bring us up to date on all the peace and justice action in our area.

For music today we will do some 70’s punk from The Clash. Some cuts from the USA release of their self-titled debut studio album “The Clash” (1976) and selections also from their December, 1979 “London Calling” album.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash
http://www.theclash.com/

WEBSITES TO KEEP AN EYE ON:
http://www.americanselect.org
http://www.october2011.org

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/30/2011

Our featured guest is … Bill Loeber. A native of the Midwest, as he puts it “with good sensible Midwest values”. Bill is a graduate of University of Minnesota in engineering, MBA from University of Wisconsin. Bill is currently consulting on internet business strategies and running http://www.PhotoArtPeople.com, a printing company in San Diego. Bill feels that politics is essentially “idea marketing”, and it blows him away how ordinary people can be brainwashed into subscribing to ideologies that are against their self-interest. We will hear about his “The biggest megaphone Unified Theory of politics” and a whole lot more

Our resident storyteller, Margaret Meyers will join us from the Twin Cities. Margaret’s website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

Music today is from George Harrison.
http://www.georgeharrison.com/ - watch the trailer for the martin scorsese film
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/23/2011

We are calling Cairo, Egypt today. Our guest is Yasser Alwan who was born in Nigeria to Iraqi parents in 1964; after spending his early childhood in Lebanon and Iraq, his family moved to the USA in 1972. we will discuss the events in Cairo - "Arab Spring" and perhaps some time for developments in Libya. Yasser is an accomplished photographer. http://www.yasser-alwan.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for one of the last images in our Synergy Project. You can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com David’s other writings are at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith.

And, our pal STEVE WIEHE will check in from Florida to give us his take on current events.

Music today is from blues guitarist Sonny Landreth. http://www.sonnylandreth.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Landreth

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/16/2011

Healthcare is Broken Too!

Filling in for Jim Lynch today is Habanero. You can reach me with questions or ideas for future discussions at SMontana@HabaneroInc.com.

Topics today:
* Understanding the new Medicare "Physical" program
* Insurance Denials - Critical information for patients and providers
* Prescription Drug Seekers - Oy, what a mess!

My guest today is Tom Force, Esq. He'll be talking to us about how both patients and providers can join forces against the insurance companies to make sure they pay for legitimate medical services. Contact information for Tom is:

Phone 631-665-1880
2 West Main Street, Suite 2
Bay Shore, NY 11706
TForce@PatriotCompli.com
www.PatriotCompli.com

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You can do a lot of this yourself. The state regulators are very patient/consumer friendly and will help you out.

To file a complaint:
www.ins.state.ny.us/complhou.htm
or google NYS Dept of Insurance and search for a complaint form.

www. /bureaus/health care/pdfs/complaint form.pdf
or go to NYS Attorney General Health Bureau

For External appeals:
www.ins.state.ny.us/extapp.pdf
or google NYS Dept of Insurance External Appeal Determination Form

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/08/2011

Our featured guest is Kyle Scott, Political Science Dept., University of Houston. He returns to EIB with a new book out. He has authored three books – we will discuss his latest “Federalism: Theory and Practice.” Continuum Press.
http://www.visualcv.com/nx20529

Also, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on events.

Music today is from jazz great Stan Getz.
http://www.stangetz.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Getz

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/02/2011

Our featured guest, is Mike Palecek, author, publisher and radio personality. he co-hosts The New American Dream Radio Hour.
http://www.newamericandream.net/

Our resident story teller, Margaret Meyers will join us from the twin cities area. Margaret’s website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

We will also have Nina from the south country peace group to tell us about their saturday march commemorating hiroshima bombing.

Music from the early 90’s "one-album wonder" San Francisco group 4 Non Blondes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_Non_Blondes