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Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/09/2010

TODAY we will speak with Patrick Burns of the Taxpayers Against Fraud Education Fund (http://TAF.org). TAF is a nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to combating fraud against the Federal Government through the promotion and use of the federal False Claims Act and its qui tam provisions.

Patrick has been Director of Communications at Taxpayers Against Fraud since 2004. He is a graduate of Oberlin College (BA) and Georgetown University (Masters). Mr. Burns has spent 28 years in the nonprofit arena, and appeared on such diverse shows as The Today Show, Hardball, Good Morning America, The Newshour, Nightline and Crossfire. He has authored scores of editorials in major newspapers across the United States, and has worked for 14 years on Medicare, Social Security and prescription drug issues, as well as an additional decade on population growth and and street drug crime issues.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/02/2010

TODAY we will discuss the power of art to educate and to deceive. Our guest is ELLEN LIVINGSTON, doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University will discuss feature and documentary films and their use as an educational tool.
http://www.tc.edu/news/article.htm?id=7301; http://socialstudies.pressible.org/apope/what-do-you-do-with-all-those-b...

J. David Gray will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. His essay inspired me to create the image “street race” – be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com/#/gallery/new-images/ for David’s other writings: http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Today we feature the music of Los Lobos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Lobos; http://www.loslobos.org/site/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/19/2010

TODAY we will discuss politics and the arts from the perspective of the Democracy and Jazz project, "Let Freedom Swing". At the heart of this project is retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and musician, composer, educator and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis. http://letfreedomswing.org/

Representing the "Democracy and Jazz" project is Teachers College at Columbia University professor Margaret Crocco. She has also served as editor and project leader for the "Teaching The Levees" curriculum based on Spike Lee's award-winning film, “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” - we hope to have time to delve into this project a bit as well.

J. David Gray will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. His essay inspired me to create the image "bad girl” - be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com there is also a link to David's other writings at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

MUSIC today will feature the iconic jazz singer ANITA O’DAY. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_O%27Day

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/12/2010

TODAY we will cover a variety of contemporary topics in an interview with ROHIT SAKHUJA, Executive Director of the “Energy Innovations Project” – at the 
Industrial Performance Center of MIT. http://web.mit.edu/mitei/ Rohit is an MIT and Stanford Business School Alum. And, very pertinent for today’s show, he also wears the hat of a fellow talk show host at WMBR, Cambridge – the program is Paradigm Shifts and it is engineered by former WUSB staffer David Goodman, brother of Amy. http://www.paradigmshiftsradio.com/index.htm

J. David Gray will join us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. This is our second try at reversing the concept … he will read his essay that inspired me to create the image "road patina” - 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

Andrew Welch will inspire our audience with his efforts to supply books to rural Laotians; all in the context of his around the world adventure just completed. http://beyondthecenter.wordpress.com/2010/03/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/05/2010

TODAY we will stay with last week’s topic - anti-intellectualism – with our featured guest LEILA BRAMMER, Professor and chair, Dept of Communication Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Her scholarly work has focused on social movements, rhetoric/argument, and civic engagement. She is the author of "Excluded from Suffrage History: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Nineteenth Century American Feminist." http://tinyurl.com/29wg33g

MUSIC today will feature the blending of genres – opera and rock – from the East Village Opera Company; from their second album, self titled. http://www.eastvillageoperacompany.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/28/2010

TODAY we will chat about anti-intellectualism with GEOFF BRACKETT, Exectutive Vice President, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. Brackett is new to Marist after having served 20 years at Pace University in many capacities, most recently as Provost for and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2007 to 2010. He oversaw the launch of the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and is published extensively. GEOFF is currently editing a textbook of collected writings on the Hudson River, and has recently completed a travel memoir about his trips to Alaska and Antarctica. Beyond his academic achievements, he is a songwriter and a musician and member of BMI. http://www.marist.edu/about/gb.html

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

We are featuring singer/songwriter CHRIS SMITHERS. http://www.smither.com; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Smither

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/21/2010

Our featured guest is Norm Prusslin, Director, Media Arts and Interdisciplinary Arts Minors/Living Learning Centers
Faculty Sponsor (Department of Theatre Arts), Student Media; General Manager, Emeritus WUSB-FM 1977-2006
Stony Brook University. We will discuss old and new media, old and new radio. http://www.stonybrook.edu/theatrearts/faculty/full_time/prusslin.html

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

Music today will feature the UK band THE ENEMY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Enemy_(UK_band)

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/07/2010

TODAY we will try to understand more where the conservatives are coming from; this time from the point of view of the young turks. A recent college grad, activist and community organizer STEPHEN LYON will join us. Steve graduated recently from Eastern Connecticut State University and organized student conservative groups there and in Buffalo.

OUR RESIDENT STORYTELLER, Margaret Meyers will join us after her long sabbatical from Everything is Broken – she has been busy with her move from Kansas to the Twin Cities area. Margaret’s website is at http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

FOR MUSIC, jazz from the BILL CHARLAP TRIO - interpretations of the songs of Leonard Bernstein. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Charlap

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/31/2010

OUR FEATURED GUEST TODAY is SVEN STEINMO, author of “The Evolution of Modern States: Sweden, Japan, and the United States (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics)”. http://tinyurl.com/2fotoh7 He is on leave from the University of Colorado, Boulder, working in Italy at the EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE, as Chair, Politial Economy and Public Policy.

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

TODAY WE ARE FEATURING music from singer/songwriter Greg Brown. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Brown_(folk_musician)

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/10/2010

TODAY we will follow up our last program and again be discussing NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS…

FOR THAT … our featured guest will be ANDREA HICKERSON, assistant professor of communication at Rochester Institute of Technology, their resident expert in the use of new media in electoral politics. http://www.rit.edu

Our resident scribe, J. David Gray will be joining us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "long commute" - you can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com here is a link to David's other writings: http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Musically we will feature Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Guy

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/03/2010

We will be discussing NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS. for that … OUR FEATURED GUEST is BRETT O’DONNELL, vice president/general manager of Steinreich Communications, Washington DC. Brett was the Director of Messaging for the McCain Presidential Campaign from January of 2007-November of 2008; during the 2008 presidential campaign O’Donnell was twice named to Time Magazine’s “Five Most Important People Not Running for President” list. In 2004 O’Donnell was retained by the Bush-Cheney campaign to assist in debate preparation for the 2004 presidential debates. http://www.scompr.com

Our resident scribe, J. David Gray will be joining us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "great view" - you can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com here is a link to David's other writings: http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

music from the high-energy US indie rock group GOSSIP, from their album “Music for Men” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossip_(band)

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/13/2010

TODAY we will tackle the tough issues of genocide and war crimes in Africa, specifically in Sudan and DRCongo. for that … OUR FEATURED GUEST is John Bagwell. John is the Field Manager for the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress in Washington. He previously worked as the National Student Coordinator for the Genocide Intervention Network managing the student division, STAND. He has also worked for the South Carolina Democratic Party, Wal-Mart Watch, and several other political and issue-based grassroots campaigns. http://www.enoughproject.org/

Our resident scribe, J. David Gray will be joining us for another segment of our SYNERGY project. he will read his essay inspired by the image "slices of life" - you can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com here is a link to David's other writings: http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Today we will enjoy the texas blues rockers The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/06/2010

TODAY WE WILL TRY TO REVISIT ECON 101. Lets see if we can get some degree of knowledge and understanding of the interconnectedness of the world economic markets and trade. e.g. how an economic event can impact half a world away. For that … OUR FEATURED GUEST is Greg Rehmke, who has directed economic education programs for 25 years. He is a regular speaker on immigration, globalization, and economic development. He is currently the program director at Economic Thinking, a nonprofit of organization in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Rehmke is co-author of the Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics. http://www.EconomicThinking.org/

Our resident scribe J. David Gray is back with us for a segment of "Synergy" - his essay inspired by the image "serenity" - 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 are featuring texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Escovedo

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/29/2010

WELL, AFTER 4 EPISODES OF THE GUSHER IN THE GULF, we need a break from that nightmare. TODAY we will shift to the perceptions of the USA from various international perspectives. OUR GUEST is Alma Abdul-Hadi Jadallah. Alma is adjunct faculty and board member of George Mason University's Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. http://icar.gmu.edu/

Alma has a most interesting background – born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Cairo; lived in Kuwait, Jordan, Europe and now the USA. She seems more than qualified to give us some feedback on how USA foreign policy, empire and economic hegemony is playing out overseas.

We will enjoy music from the canadian group Stars. http://www.youarestars.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/22/2010

Today is part 4 of the Gusher in the Gulf. Our featured interview is with Jim Knapp, professor
, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the
University of South Carolina. Jim specializes in the areas of structural geology, tectonics, geo-physics and petroleum geology. He was employed as a research geologist and exploration geologist with Shell Oil Co. Dr. Knapp was one of a team of three at Shell in 1989 who conducted a gulf-wide survey of natural oil seepage. http://www.geol.sc.edu/knapp/

We will feature the music of the Zac Brown Band. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zac_Brown_Band

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/15/2010

TODAY we have a great show lined up –PART 3 of our GUSHER IN THE GULF series. Our focus will be on THE POLITICS OF DISASTERS here on Day 57 of a preventable catastrophe rooted in the greed and cynicism of unfettered “free markets.” The dream of conservatives, turned nightmare for the nation; the end game of unregulated plunder of our resources and our environment.

Our featured guest is Vince Gawronski, Associate Professor of Political Science at Birmingham Southern College. Vince has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance evaluating training programs for Latin American civil defense personnel and the assessment of post-impact disaster response and nongovernmental organization capabilities.
http://www.bsc.edu/academics/faculty/gawronski-vincent.cfm

Our featured recording artists are Vampire Weekend. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Weekend

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/07/2010

TODAY we have a great show lined up –PART 2 of our GUSHER IN THE GULF crash course on marine currents, ecology and engineering, featuring an interview with David Conover, outgoing Dean of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences here at Stony Brook University. He has recently accepted a position as the Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences with the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Conover has been on our faculty since 1981 and will remain a faculty member here during his service to the NSF. for more on David Conover's work here at SBU, please go to http://tinyurl.com/276c69q

AND … A VERY SPECIAL IN-STUDIO GUEST who will serve as the show’s music director … serving up an eclectic mix of music and conversation.

Everything is Broken playlist for 05/31/2010

TODAY WE HAVE A GREAT SHOW LINED UP WITH THE GUSHER IN THE GULF AS OUR MAIN THEME. The featured interview is with GEORGE MAUL, Professor, and Head of the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems, in the College of Engineering at Florida Tech. He has merchant marine service and NOAA tenure. Dr. Maul's current research interests include quantifying the impact of climate and global change on society, establishing operational forecasts of coastal ocean circulation, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. WE WILL DISCUSS the Gulf Loop Current and its relationship to the Gulf Stream. For a detailed presentation on this topic by Dr. Maul, download it at http://tinyurl.com/2fhuk22

Our resident scribe, J. David Gray will join us with another segment of our SYNERGY project. david's essay is inspired by the image "secured" - you can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com under "new images"

Today we feature the music of Tim O'Brien.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/24/2010

We have a great show lined up - our FEATURED INTERVIEW is with Chad Lassiter, nationally recognized in the fields of American race relations and violence prevention among African American males. He has worked with resilient and vulnerable families, youth, and communities as they experience normal developmental transitions in challenging environments. Mr. Lassiter is one of the co-founders and current president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. http://www.blackmenatpenn.org

j. david gray, our resident scribe, will join us with another segment of SYNERGY. david's essay was inspired by the image "thar she blows" - go to http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or to http://www.jimlynchphotography.com (in new images gallery).

We will also have a brief chat with Kate Valerio on the subject of faith-based drug rehab.

We will enjoy the music of Joan Armatrading. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Armatrading