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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

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/26/2011

Our featured guest, is Beverly Solomon, Creative Director for Musee-Solomon, in the Texas Hill Country north of Austin. She was a model and then an account executive in sales and marketing for Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon and Ralph Lauren. Beverly now lives and works with recent "Everything is Broken" guest, the internationally recognized artist Pablo Solomon at their 1856 historic ranch. Beverly manages their art and design business and also provides expertise in the areas of art, fashion and beauty. She has been featured in books, newspapers, magazines and TV. Her website is http://www.beverlysolomon.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we near completion of our SYNERGY project, David has an essay for the image “no rush”. You can 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

Music today goes out to good friends Emily and Val – getting married next month!! Some early Melissa Etheridge. http://www.melissaetheridge.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Etheridge

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/12/2011

Our featured guest, Jim Tusty is an independent filmmaker, speaker, and entrepreneur. He founded Mountain View Group, Ltd. in 1981, and built it into a high-level filmmaking and communications consulting firm that serviced some of the largest companies in the world, including GE, Coca-Cola, and The Home Depot. Jim sold his company in 2008. He and his wife Maureen released their first feature film, The Singing Revolution, in 2008, which chronicles the peaceful revolt of the Estonian people against the USSR in the early ‘90’s. I was very moved by the film’s TV version which will air nationally next month. Im sure you will enjoy this interview with Jim Tusty.

company website: www.skyfilmsinc.com
film website: www.singingrevolution.com
film website: www.songsofdefiance.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we near completion of our SYNERGY project, David has an essay for the image “treescape”. You can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: there is also a link to David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/05/2011

Our featured guest, Bill Buzenberg became Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity in January 2007. The Center is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. with a 20-year track record and some 37 first place national journalism awards. Buzenberg was Vice President of News for National Public Radio, as well as an NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR’s newscasts services to 24 hours a day. http://www.iWAtchNews.org/

AND … storyteller Loren Niemi will join us from the Twin Cities for a tell or two – plus we may learn a bit about small (REALLY small) government. His state is shutdown as you may know. http://www.storytelling.org/Niemi/

Music today is from singer-songwriter Ben Folds.
http://www.benfolds.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Folds

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/28/2011

A BIT OF A DIFFERENT SHOW TODAY - our featured guest, Matt Thiel is a former pilot/Air Force Captain, and recent U of Michigan MBA grad. Matt and I will discuss the "militrary-industrial-complex"; a culture and economy built upon war; and why I am wrong about all of this! Hey, we haven’t had a conservative on our program in some time and its always good to get the other side. This gentleman’s credentials speak for themselves.

And … We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we conclude our SYNERGY project, David has an essay or two that may or may not make the final edit. Today he will read an essay that we hope we can fit in. if you missed recent Synergy segments, be sure to view the images at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: for David’s other writings please go to http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Music today is from New England’s blues belter Susan Tedeschi. She and husband Derek Trucks have a new band – Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) – they will play The Beacon Theatre in New York on September 10.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Tedeschi
http://www.derekandsusan.net/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/21/2011

should be a fun show today - our featured guest, Tony Mizzer has a broad background in Washington politics; owns the first integrated health club/gym in DC; is a Real Estate expert, author and teacher. In addition to some wild tales of "inside the beltway" politics, he and I will discuss politics in Washington and whether there even is a “left” on the political scene. Recently, he completed his first e-book on distressed properties: "Beating the Odds in Buying and Selling Foreclosures" http://www.Buyingforeclosuresbook.com

frequent contributor Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on events.

music today is some live tunes from Welsh singer, guitarist, producer Dave Edmunds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Edmunds

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/14/2011

Should be a real fun show - our featured guest is artist Pablo Solomon. Pablo’s sculptures, drawings, paintings and other design work of have graced some of the finest collections in the US and Europe for the past 40 years. He is known around the globe for his drawings and sculptures of dancers. We will be discussion art and politics. http://www.pablosolomon.com

AND … We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image inspired David’s essay “MIDNIGHT CHOIR”. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

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

MUSIC today from the legendary Roy Orbison's terrific album, “Black and White Night”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_orbison
http://www.royorbison.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/07/2011

Should be a super show! our featured guest is Mike McCabe, one of Wisconsin's leading whistle blowers. He shines light in dark places at the capitol (Madison) as executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks the money in state politics, fights government corruption and works for reforms that make people matter more than money in politics. During Mike's time with the Democracy Campaign, he has led successful efforts on many fronts – one example being to win passage and eventual implementation of the 1998 Citizens Right to Know law requiring electronic disclosure of campaign finances. http://www.wisdc.org/

AND …
OUR RESIDENT STORYTELLER, Margaret Meyers will join us from the TWIN CITIES. Margaret’s website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

Music from Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Krall http://www.dianakrall.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/31/2011

OUR featured guest today is George Maul, from Florida Tech where he is head of the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems. He is here to give us a “one year later” report on the “gusher in the gulf” … the BP/TransOcean disaster. From 1960 to 1969, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and held ranks from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander. Then through 1994, he served as an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). http://www.fit.edu/faculty/profiles/profile.php?value=66

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “smoke break” inspired David’s essay. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: there is also a link to David’s other writings are at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Music today from the collaboration of Mark Knopfler and Emmy Lou Harris - album title: "All the Roadrunning"
http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith http://www.markknopfler.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Lou_Harris http://www.emmylouharris.com