Everything Is Broken Playlists

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/07/2012

We have two featured guests today. First up is Nancy Franklin from the Stony Brook University Cat Network. In her spare time she also is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology here at SBU. A Stanford grad, Nancy also does research in False memory, source monitoring,memory representation of described situations. While Nancy will be cajoled here today to come back and explain all that, we are keeping today’s discussion to a campus-wide initiative on a growing concern for cats turned loose on campus and responsible pet ownership.

Also today we will feature the upcoming Athena Film Festival, a celebration of Women and Leadership in New York City February 9-12 in Morningside Heights at Barnard College of CUNY. We will speak with Festival Co-Founder Kathryn Kolbert. Kathryn is more than just the co-founder of the Athena Film Festival and director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard. In 1992, Kolbert argued the landmark case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court.
http://athenafilmfestival.com

Music today from Linda Ronstadt.
http://ronstadt-linda.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/31/2012

Our featured guest is Mike Nastro – Mike owns and manages Fairview Pharmacy which began as a division of St. Charles Hospital in 1995. Mike purchased the business from St Charles in early 2002 and moved to their current location on Nesconset Hwy in Port Jefferson Station.

As a small business owner, in an industry dominated by large retail pharmacy chains, Mike can give us insight into not only the complexity of running pharmacies in today’s medicated world, but also shed some light on the economy and its effects on small businesses in our communities.

Mike and I will discuss the current security crisis that retail pharmacies face in an era of runaway prescription drug addiction that has resulted in an ongoing high profile crime spree. Suffolk County’s most heinous mass murder occurred late last year in a nearby Medford owner-operated pharmacy.
http://fairviewpharmacyhomecare.com/

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

For music today … Robben Ford – blues; jazz-fusion and rock guitarist.
http://www.robbenford.com/bio.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robben_Ford

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/24/2012

Our featured guest is Karl Kasca. Karl created, owned and managed businesses within the Dating Information, Information Research, Internet and Social Media Marketing industries.

We will discuss internet search, The Power of Social Media and The Importance of Ethics in Social Media. Our discussion of internet search and related skills should help all of us trying to get past the commercial nature of google and other search engines. You will come away from this one with a boost in your ability to delve into the vast labyrinth that is the net. http://knowyourmaninvitation.com/

For music today … we celebrate the life and gifts of Etta James. Etta died Friday just before her 74th birthday (tomorrow). Sadly, I have been prepared to feature Etta for the last few weeks as she was known to be on her way out. The selections will be from both the “Matriarch of the Blue” CD (2000) and the 2-CD compilation “Essential Etta James” for the classics.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etta_James

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/17/2012

Our featured guest is Elliot Ackerman, COO, Americans Elect, which will invite every registered voter in the US to participate in a nonpartisan process to nominate candidates for the 2012 Presidential election though a secure online convention. Elliot coordinates the process for the convention and is responsible for political and leadership outreach and national engagement for Americans Elect.

Prior to this role, Elliot served as a Marine Corps Infantry and Special Operations Officer and as an Intelligence Officer with multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He served as a Marine Corps Special Operations team leader during which time he operated as the primary combat advisor to a 700 man Afghan commando battalion responsible for capture operations against senior Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. He also led a 75 man platoon that aided in relief operations in post-Katrina New Orleans.
http://www.americanselect.org

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

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/10/2012

Our featured guest is Jim Camp, a leading expert on negotiations. Over the last 25 years, he has trained and coached over 100,000 people to negotiate better, more profitable agreements in more than 500 multinational organizations. Camp is the best-selling author of two negotiation books, Start with No® and No: the Only System of Negotiation You Need for Work and Home. Jim is founder and CEO of the Camp Negotiation Institute and inventor of the Camp Systems of Negotiation. we will discuss negotiation skills and how you can benefit personally.

http://www.campnegotiationinstitute.com

Also joining us today is professional storyteller, Calvin Worthen. Calvin was on this program a few times in 2011. He is in Minneapolis.

For music today … a special treat … selections from the album by Rufus Wainwright: “Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie” – a live send up of the complete 1961 Judy Garland concert at Carnegie Hall. Rufus did this show with cameo help from recently deceased mom Kate McGarrigle and sister Martha Wainwright. Enjoy!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufus_Wainwright
http://www.rufuswainwright.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 01/03/2012

Our featured guest is Yasser Alwan who was on our program live from Cairo last summer to report on the success of the Arab Spring. he will update the situation over there as “our man in Cairo.” yasser 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. He received a BA here in French literature from Colby College. He spent 1986-87 in Egypt, Sudan, and Jordan. In 1992, he completed an MA in politics and history at Georgetown University. He left the US in 1992 to live in Jordan and then to Egypt where he has lived since 1994. To support his photography, he has taught writing at the American Univ in Cairo, and prepared refugees for life in the USA through the Intl Organization for Migration. He received the Mother Jones Intl Documentary Photography award in 2001. His work has been shown in group and solo exhibitions in Frankfurt, Cairo, San Francisco, London, Beirut, Paris, and Abu Dhabi. He is scheduled to exhibit in New York next month at NYU. http://www.yasser-alwan.com

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.