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Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/28/2014

Our program will follow-up on our discussion last week on healthy communities, social justice and participatory planning.

Our featured guest is Lynne Elizabeth. Lynne is founder and director of New Village Press. She is the past president of Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR). She is the coeditor of "What We See: Advancing the Investigations of Jane Jacobs" (New Village Press, 2010), "Works of Heart: Building Village through the Arts" (New Village Press, 2006), and "Alternative Construction: Contemporary Natural Building Methods" (John Wiley & Sons, 2000, 2005). She is a contributing author to "Eco-Village Living" (Gaia Trust, 2003) and "Sustainable Architecture White Papers" (Earthpledge Foundation, 2000). She also previously published ADPSR's national periodical, "New Village Journal", which offered themed issues on community revitalization, community-scale economics, and education for community building.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/21/2014

Our program Tuesday will cover issues like the rightward drift of the one-party system and how urban planners and other professionals deal with social justice issues.

Our featured guest is Raphael Sperry is an architect and President of Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility, a 32 year old organization dedicated to peace, environmental protection, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. His work engages design professionals with issues of human rights in the built environment, especially in U.S. prisons. As an architect he has participated in the design of airports, office towers, and university buildings among other building types, with a specialty in green design, and he has taught green building classes at California College of the Arts and Stanford University. He is currently a Soros Justice Fellow hosted at U.C. Berkeley; he lives in San Francisco.
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Our music will feature New Orleans R&B legend Allen Toussaint.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/14/2014

TODAY’S PROGRAM will randomly review 2013.

Our featured guest is Mario Almonte. He is a PR specialist and managing partner at Herman & Almonte Public Relations. He also blogs at the Huffington Post, covering politics, social issues and popular culture. He has appeared on TV and been quoted on these topics in many major publication in the U.S. In his spare times, he writes novels, and you can purchase his books on Amazon and other popular websites.


Our music will feature revolutionary blues harpist Little Walter – compared often to the likes of Charles Parker to Jimi Hendrix.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/24/2013

TODAY’S PROGRAM will focus on a variety of topics, but most importantly the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Our featured guest is Julia Trigg Crawford. She is fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline that already runs through her property. Her land was seized by eminent domain by a Canadian company. Julia Trigg is the 3rd generation Manager of her family's 650 acre working farm in northeast Texas. Purchased by her grandfather in 1948, Red'Arc Farm is named for the waterways that form two of it's borders, the Red River and the Bois d'Arc Creek. Her family raises cattle and grows wheat, corn and soybeans. Rich in archeological treasures as well, Red'Arc Farm houses a well documented Caddo Indian burial site within its boundaries.

Our music will feature holiday craziness from non other than Leon Redbone.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/17/2013

Our program tuesday, 1:00PM EST will focus on USA foreign policy pertaining to the use of torture, and commonplace domestic torture policy in our prisons.

Our featured guest is Richard L. Killmer, a Presbyterian minister, is the Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture – an interfaith organization of more than 300 religious organizations committed to ending U.S.-sponsored torture. Rich is a veteran of many social justice organizatons.

Our music will feature rock from Blues Traveler.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 12/10/2013

Our program tomorrow, tuesday 12/10/13; 1-2:30PM will focus on Nelson Mandela, the War on Drugs, and current USA racism with Obama as the litmus test.

Our featured guest is Linn Washington. Linn is a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune; a freelance journalist for THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET and other publications nationwide. Linn writes extensively on matters involving the criminal justice system, racism and other topics. Linn is also an Assistant Prof. Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia.

music will feature some classic brit rock from the original lineup of Humble Pie: Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Greg Ridley and Jerry Shirley.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/26/2013

Our featured guest is Mark Pastin. Mark was formerly Professor of Management at the Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is the author of over 100 academic and trade publications. Mark left academia to prove that it is possible to create lasting ethical change in organizations. While Mark was transitioning from academia to his current work, he worked as a newspaper columnist, investment banker, and international consultant. Since 1993, Mark has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Ethical Organizations, a non-profit organization dedicated to promote ethics in business, government and the professions. Throughout these careers, Mark has pursued practical approaches to ethical issues. His research focuses on two topics. The first topic is how to gain ethical insight and the second is how to translate that insight into ethical action.

We will discuss many issues related to our current corporate culture and explore his thesis in his newest book: “Make An Ethical Difference … Tools for Better Action”

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/19/2013

Our program tuesday 1:00PM eastern will explore multiple issues, including biker safety and the legal system with a story from a mom who lost her son tragically to a trucker that ran a red light. and again, we are lucky to have another special visit from WUSB colleague Chris Sorochin (“If This Be Treason” – Fridays 1:00PM eastern).

Our featured guest is Pennie Fay, President of Steven’s Fund. Pennie will tell the story of the death of her son Stephen last year. She is an actress, singer, writer, MC, model and fundraiser.

Our music will feature some fine blues and rock from the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.

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Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/12/2013

Our program TUESDAY 11-12-13; 1-2:30PM EST will explore multiple issues with a special visit from WUSB colleague Chris Sorochin (“If This Be Treason” – Fridays 1:00PM eastern). Our featured guest is Norman Solomon, Founding Director of The Institute for Public Accuracy and current Senior Researcher. He is the author of twelve books, including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, and with Reese Ehrlich, Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn’t Tell You. Solomon is a nationally syndicated columnist on media and politics. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and many other newspapers. we will discuss the NSA data hoovering and whistleblowers like Edward Snowden

Our music will feature some fine tunes from singer/songwriter Patty Larkin.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 11/05/2013

Our program TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5; 1PM Eastern will explore the security state that is our USofA. we will participate in an interactive video on-air about the Snowden revelations and other NSA data hovering issues. We will also examine lessons learned post 9-11 relative to airport security.

Our featured guest is Francis Hamit, an author and playwright who 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 at Amazo and B&N.

AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will join us. Steve always manages to toss me a curve or two.

Our music will feature some great tunes from the eclectic singer/songwriter Betty LaVette.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/29/2013

TOMORROW TUESDAY OCTOBER 29: 1-3PM. we will cover a variety of issues, from chastising my fellow progressives to listing USA foreign policy disasters since WW2 to USA exceptionalism to the NSA data hoovering.

Our featured guest is John Grant. John is a writer/photographer/filmmaker living in Philadelphia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. In the 1980s, he traveled to Central America as a documentary photographer for publication and for exhibits of his own large prints. He shot and edited an 80-minute documentary film called "Second Time Around" about a seriously wounded Vietnam veteran who chose to live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 35 years after his first tour there. John has been to Iraq twice during the war, once as an observer critical of the war and once as a cameraman on a documentary film. He is a Viet Nam vet and an activist with Veterans For Peace.
AND … our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steve Wiehe will join us. Steve always manages to toss me a curve or two.

Our music will feature one of the all time jazz singers, Sarah Vaughan.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/22/2013

Our program TUESDAY is expanded to 2 hours, so we will cover a variety of issues from the Affordable Care Act to the success of rightwing radicals (and the corollary failure of progressives) to disrupt the status quo. We will also try to get into the psyche of politicians and other “leaders” – why do some self-destruct so dramatically.

Our featured guest is Steven Mundahl. Steve is the author of a new book called The Alchemy Of Authentic Leadership where he analyses the reasons powerful people risk it all and fall from grace. He is a leadership scholar and professor and is President/CEO of Goodwill Industries of Western Massachusetts.

AND … a very special visit from our resident scribe, one J. David Gray. David is the Sonoma, CA-based author of “Synergy” and will read a new poem or short essay.

For our music we will feature some blues and boogie woogie from Professor Longhair.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/15/2013

Our program for TUESDAY october 15; 1-2:30PM will cover not only the radical right’s shutdown of the USA government, but also a very personal story involving women’s health and state government revenge in Kansas.

Our featured guest is Kris Neuhaus. Dr. Kristen Neuhaus for years was the only physician in Kansas with the guts to stand up to the anti-abortion zealots and provide a legally required second opinion for women needing a late term abortion from Dr. George Tiller, the abortion doctor murdered by one of those zealots as he handed out programs at his Church at a Sunday service. Since that murder Dr. Neuhaus has been targeted for destruction, not just by the anti-abortion fanatics, but by the entire state government, led by Gov. Sam Brownback.

Our music will feature some catchy tunes from the oh so versatile Jack White III. aka: John Anthony Gillis.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/08/2013

Our program TUESDAY OCTOBER 8 - 1-2:30PM EDT will cover a multitude of sins, from the havoc raised by the radical libertarians/teabaggers to open fascism in Kansas. We will even take a look at how a nation can care for its people and still be an economic and moral success – hint: it is in northern Europe!

Our featured guest is Dave Lindorff, author and journalist. Dave is the founder of ThisCantBeHappening.net, a consortium of bloggers that try to make sense of the madness of a failing democracy. Dave’s full bio can be found at:


For our music today will feature some tunes from Chris Isaak.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/01/2013

Tuesday, 1:00PM EDT - live on air and online - our program will focus on the internet and the security state - where the issues like net neutrality meet the "hoovering" of data by the NSA. we will follow the money and see if there is hope for us lowly 99%ers.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Tim Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for FreePress.org. Tim builds on Free Press' grassroots and policy work to advance the organization's strategic goals and reach new communities. Before joining Free Press, Tim served as executive director of MediaChannel.org and Vice President of Globalvision New Media. He has also worked extensively as an editor, reporter and photojournalist for the Associated Press, Time, Inc., the New York Times and Australia Consolidated Press. Tim critiques, analyzes and reports on media and media policy for the Huffington Post and on his personal blog, MediaCitizen.


Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/24/2013

Our program will not focus on any one social issue or world crisis. We will no doubt tally the damage and produce a “wish list” for progressive action.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Mort Mecklosky. Mort has hosted WUSB progressive talk shows for 28 years. He and I will survey just what is “broken” and perhaps even find a few things that are not!

For our music today, we feature country singer Alison Krauss teamed with Robert Plant from their 2007 CD “Raising Sand” (produced by T-Bone Burnette).

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/17/2013

Our program Tuesday, September 17; 1-2:30PM will focus on jobs lost to globalization and USA trade agreements, specifically the ongoing Trans-Pacific Alliance.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Ben Beachy. Ben is the Research Director for Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. He investigates the impacts and implications of U.S. trade policy on jobs, public interest regulation, financial stability and democratic policymaking. Before joining Global Trade Watch, Beachy analyzed the impacts of U.S. trade, aid, and lending policies in Latin America for six years as a Nicaragua-based policy analyst and as a D.C.-based National Organizer for Witness for Peace.

Our music will feature country storyteller Todd Snyder. Todd will be in New York on Friday night at the Beacon Theatre.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/10/2013

join us TUESDAY, september 10; 1:00PM. our program will focus on the impact of fundamentalist extremism, irregardless of god, “sacred texts”, tribe or country.

OUR FEATURED GUEST is Michael Sosteric. Michael is a sociologist in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University in Alberta. He is interested in the Sociology of Religion, violence in society, stratification and inequality, gender socialization, and the big questions of life. He teaches the Sociology of Religion at Athabasca University and is currently writing a book on the Sociology of Religion and is working on developing a spiritually sophisticated psychology of healing and health.


Our music will feature a great local Long Island band: Miles to Dayton.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/03/2013

Our program, live on air and online will focus on a decades-long success story of the USA gutting it’s middle class and now taking on the poor. From the USA mythology of exceptionalism to dangerous free-market fundamentalism; from permanent war to privatization of everything, have we lost also the core of our society?

OUR FEATURED GUEST is George Tyler. Author of “What Went Wrong, How the 1% hijacked the American middle class … and what other nations got right.” George is an economist who brings a varied background as an American and international government official and successful entrepreneur in the U.S. and Europe.

A far more extensive bio and info on his book "What Went Wrong" can be found at his website

Our music today we feature the NY Finger Lakes band Donna The Buffalo.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/27/2013

Our program TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 - 1-3:00PM EDT will focus on ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council), the highly controversial conservative group that provides model legislation written by corporations pushing a pro-corporate agenda.

Our featured guest is Michael O’Brien, founder & principal of MOB Advocacy, a full-service, multi-state government relations firm located in Fairfax City, Virginia. He is a state & local lobbyist. Michael brings over ten years of state and local government relations experience working with corporations, national trade associations and non-profit organizations. Michael has lobbied governors, mayors, legislators, state and local agencies and regulators in over 40 states.

For our music we will dig deep into the WUSB bin for some blues from The Paul Butterfield Blues Band.