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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

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/16/2012

Our featured guest is Dick Cavalier. Dick Cavalier is a world traveled (40+ countries) professional writer and specialist in group communications--including meetings, training, and audio/visual presentations. Dick and I will discuss a wide variety of topics from what he calls perennial war stance of USA to Wellness Co-Ops as an alternative to healthcare insurance coverage.
www.Meetingscavalier.com

For our music … David Byrne!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Byrne
http://davidbyrne.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/09/2012

Our featured guest is Dina Rasor. Dina is an investigator, journalist and author. She has been fighting waste while working for transparency and accountability in government for three decades. In 1981, Rasor founded the Project on Military Procurement (now called the Project on Government Oversight, or POGO) to serve as a nonprofit, nonpartisan watchdog over military and related government spending. Rasor's most recent book, "Betraying Our Troops: The Destructive Results of Privatizing War," chronicles first-hand accounts of the devastating consequences of privatized war support for troops and the overall war effort in Iraq. She also founded the Bauman & Rasor Group that helps whistleblowers file lawsuits under the federal qui tam False Claims act and has been involved in cases which have returned over $100 million back to the US Treasury.
http://www.Followthemoneyproject.org

For our music … Canadian jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Krall
http://www.dianakrall.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 10/02/2012

JOIN US tuesday 1:00PM EDT. Our featured guest is David Niose, President of the Washington-based American Humanist Association. He is an attorney representing secular citizens in the courts. David is the author of the popular Psychology Today blog “Our Humanity, Naturally.”
http://www.americanhumanist.org

We will also speak with our Senior Florida Correspondent, Steven Wiehe. Steve wants to discuss the “limits of capitalism – capitalism run amok."

For our music … jazz pianist Bill Charlap from his CD “Somewhere – The Songs of Leonard Bernstein”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Charlap
http://www.billcharlap.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/25/2012

TUESDAY 9/25; 1:00PM EDT. Our featured guest is journalist and bass guitarist Charles Young. Charles grew up in Waukesha and Madison, WI. He went to Macalester College where he was the worst player on a football team that lost all its games in his senior year by an aggregate score of 312-46 and that went on to set the NCAA record for consecutive losses. Getting his ass kicked relentlessly on the gridiron prepared Young well for his unlucrative career in freelance writing, which began at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. It was there he met Dave Lindorff, founder of Thiscantbehappening.net and the only other member of the Class of ’75 who might have an even more unlucrative career than Young.
Three days before graduating from the j-school, Young entered the Rolling Stone College Journalism Contest, which he won. This led to a bad case of tinnitus and many profiles of famous musicians, ranging from the Sex Pistols to the Eagles to the Who to the Butthole Surfers to Jerry Lee Lewis, most of whom can't hear very well either. He has interviewed Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Beavis & Butt-Head.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/19/2012

Sue Montana (aka Habanero) filling in for Jim Lynch this afternoon bringing you Everything that is Broken in Healthcare.

Carrier Audits, Lawsuits - (source: For New York Doctors, provided by Michael Berry mberry@ojmgroup.com, phone 877.656.4362)

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/11/2012

A big double feature TUESDAY SEPT. 11; 1-2:30PM!
Our featured guest is Jeff Gates. Jeff is an author, educator, attorney, investment banker and adviser to policy-makers worldwide. He was Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (1980-87). Author, "Democracy at Risk – Rescuing Main Street from Wall Street" (2000), written as a sequel to "The Ownership Solution –Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century" (1998) and "Guilt By Association – How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War "(2008). Jeff and I will discuss the ruling oligarchy in USA and the massive redistribution of wealth over the last generation. for a copy of his essay "21 Ways Neo-Liberals Distribute Wealth Worldwide" simply send me an email seamus@wusb.fm

Everything Is Broken playlist for 09/04/2012

Our featured guest is Peggy Wireman. Peggy has run an $8 million economic development program, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, worked in both Republican and Democratic administrations, served as a legislative aide in Congress and had her own business. She is active in Wisconsin politics. She has published six books including “Connecting the Dots: Government, Community and Family”. http://connectingdots.us Facebook page "Let's Connect the Dots": http://www.facebook.com/groups/148904598473212/

And … our Senior Florida Correspondent Steven Wiehe will check in to give us his take on current events.

For our music … bluesman Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_%22Gatemouth%22_Brown

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/28/2012

A very special show indeed! Our featured guest is Earl Caldwell, Writer in Residence at Hampton University in VA, and at the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education in Oakland, CA; journalist and radio personality on pacifica radio with his Caldwell Chronicles, airing on Fridays, 4-6PM on WBAI New York.

Caldwell is a nationally renowned journalist who has witnessed and chronicled some of the most important civil rights events of the past 40 years and was the only reporter present when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

Earl Caldwell rose to fame while a reporter at The New York Times when he refused to disclose information to the FBI and the Nixon Administration involving his sources in the Black Panther party. The case, United States v. Caldwell, reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1972 when the court ruled against him. The “Caldwell Case” led to the enactment of shield laws in many states that allow reporters to protect sources and information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Caldwell_(journalist)

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