Everything Is Broken Playlists

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/22/2012

Our featured guest is local activist Bob Polin, he and I will survey the political landscape, leaving no stone unturned.

Our resident storyteller, Margaret Meyers will join us from the Twin Cities. www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

For music today … from Warren Zevon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Zevon

PROGRAM NOTE – the program will air from 1:00PM-3:00PM starting today through the start of the fall term in late august.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/15/2012

Today’s featured guest is Parker Williams, Vice President of Electronic Payment Systems for Xerox's Transportation Solutions Group. Parker has over 25 years of public and private sector transportation experience. He is responsible for marketing and business development for electronic toll collection systems, with an emphasis on securing toll system installation and operating contracts in the growing congestion pricing and public-private partnership market. He serves on the Education Task Force of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association and is also Vice President of Education and Chair of the Transportation Institute for the National Council for Public Private Partnerships. He has served as Administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, as well as Deputy Secretary of Administration with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Parker and I will discuss transportation and related economic and infrastructure issues facing the US.
http://www.acs-inc.com/thot_parkerwilliams.aspx

For music today … Steve Earle – rock, folk and texas country.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Earle
http://www.steveearle.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/08/2012

Today’s featured guest is David Cobb. Dave is a national spokesperson for Movetoamend.org and National Projects Director of Democracy Unlimited. He is a lawyer and political activist. Dave has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, run for political office himself, and has been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. In 2002 Dave ran for Attorney General of Texas. He did not win the office, but the Green Party of Texas grew dramatically during his campaign from four local chapters to twenty-six. In 2004, he ran for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket and successfully campaigned for the Ohio recount.
http://movetoamend.org/

For music today … the Canadian rock band Nickelback
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelback
http://www.nickelback.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/01/2012

Today’s featured guest is Bernard Chazelle, professor of computer science at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1986. He has held research and faculty positions at Carnegie-Mellon University, Brown University, Ecole Polytechnique, Ecole Normale Superieure, and the University of Paris. He is the author of the book "The Discrepancy Method." He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences, and the World Innovation Foundation. we will be discussing the current state of the political ideological landscape in the USA, in the context of the upcoming election. We will challenge you, gentle listeners to consider just what differences are out there separating progressives from conservatives. http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~chazelle/

AND ... we are hoping for a call-in from the General Strike in Manhattan, “A Day Without the 1%” An OWS “Direct Action” - that near the top of the hour.

For music today … Los Angeles rock supergroup Audioslave.
http://www.audioslave.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audioslave

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/24/2012

Sue Montana filling in for Jim Lynch today. We'll be talking about the healthcare system, and oh, boy, are there some Broken aspects of today's healthcare system!

My guest today is:
Sinai Megibow, Esq.
Investigative Counsel
Director of Investigative Services

s.megibow@VRInvestigations.com
732.730.5335 ext. 205 (W)
631.237.1345 (F)
917.596.7760 (M)
www.VRInvestigations.com

********
You can hear this and other healthcare related interviews I've done by going to www.HabaneroInc.com and clicking on Radio Programming.

You can also find my monthly column in GEM Magazine http://www.gemmagazineli.com/April2012/healthandwellnesssusanmontanagemm...

Comments and questions are always welcome. Write to me at Sue@HabaneroInc.com.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/10/2012

Today’s featured guest is Kathryn Kolbert. Kathryn is the Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College in Manhattan. She is a public-interest attorney, journalist, and visionary in the not-for-profit world. She has been recognized by The National Law Journal as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” In 1992, Kolbert argued the landmark case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court. We will discuss political issues most important to women.
https://barnard.edu/profiles/kathryn-kolbert

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

For music … singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz.
http://www.lennykravitz.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenny_Kravitz

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/03/2012

Today’s featured guest is OZZIE ZEHNER. Ozzie is the author of "Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism". He is a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He researches the social, cultural, political and economic conditions influencing energy policy priorities and project outcomes. His work also incorporates symbolic roles that energy technologies play within political and environmental movements. His other research interests include consumerism, urban policy, environmental governance, international human rights, and forgeries. We will discuss the automobile ... and its future. http://ozziezehner.com/

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David will reprise his very first essay on this program – “Lisa” – inspired by my image of the same name. go to jimlynchphotography.com and look at the image. http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith
http://percipient.posterous.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/27/2012

TOMORROW's "Everything is Broken" on WUSB, Stony Brook; 1:00PM EDT - live stream at wusb.fm - Our featured guest is Nancy Franklin. Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Experimental Psychology here at Stony Brook University. A Stanford grad, Nancy also does research in false memory, source monitoring, memory representation of described situations. Nancy and I will discuss eyewitness memory … can YOU identify the perpetrator in a line up? http://www.psychology.stonybrook.edu/nfranklin-/

Also joining us today is professional storyteller, Calvin Worthen. He is in Minneapolis. Check out his YouTube vid: "Time ..." http://tinyurl.com/7jpxr77

For music today … jazz and pop singer Madeleine Peyroux. She is of French discent; born in GA, raised in NYC, SoCal and Paris, France. she has a June 1 gig at Town Hall scheduled!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Peyroux
http://madeleinepeyroux.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/20/2012

Our featured guest is Jane Alcorn. Jane is president and co-founder of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Shoreham, LI, NY. She has been working towards the preservation and restoration of Nikola Tesla's only remaining laboratory anywhere in the world since 1996.

Jane is a librarian and former teacher with interests in local history and in science education. The Tesla Science Center brings
those two interests together in one project. She is also the current vice president of the Wading River Historical Society, of which she has been a member for 30 years.

We will discuss this amazing, controversial and oft overlooked scientist and Jane’s goal to put Tesla and Long Island back on the map with the Tesla Science Center.
http://www.teslasciencecenter.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower

Also joining us today is professional storyteller, Calvin Worthen. Calvin was on this program a few times in 2011. He is in Minneapolis.
http://tinyurl.com/7jpxr77

For music today … from 3 of their early CD’s, rockers The Black Crowes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_black_crowes

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/13/2012

Our feature guest is Paul Chappell. Paul Chappell graduated from West Point in ‘02. He served in the army for seven years, was deployed to Baghdad in ‘06, and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain. He is the author of Will War Ever End?: A Soldier’s Vision of Peace for the 21st Century, The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet, and Our Future, and Peaceful Revolution: How We Can Create the Future Needed for Humanity’s Survival He lives in Santa Barbara, CA, where he is serving as the Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org). He is working on his fourth book, The Art of Waging Peace: A Strategic Approach to Improving Our Lives and the World. http://www.peacefulrevolution.com

how about hearing from YOU. Life in a conservative country as a closet liberal? Your vote for 2012. Whatever. seamus@wusb.com

For music today … NYC based celtic rock Black 47
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_47
black47.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/06/2012

Our featured guest is John Grant. John is a writer/photographer/filmmaker. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and has published both fiction and non-fiction. Starting in the 1980s, he traveled to Central America and other places as a documentary photographer. 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. A Vietnam War veteran, for 25 years John has been an active member of Veterans For Peace. He has taught documentary photography at Widener and Drexel Universities and for nine years has taught creative writing to inmates in the Philadelphia Prison. http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for us. http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith
http://percipient.posterous.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/28/2012

Our featured guest is Michael Charney. Michael is a writer, most recently of the book "Chasing Glenn Beck: A Personal Experiment in Reclaiming our Hijacked Political Conversation". He has won awards for both his fiction and non-fiction, and has been published in both North America and Europe. Michael’s business experience spans over 25 years in high-technology start-up companies (the most recent of which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2006). As an executive and leader he has pioneered work in corporate social networking, textual and language analysis and professional services methodologies.

Michael and I will discuss the so-called “two party system” and the future of each branch of what Ralph Nader and yours truly call “the corporate party.” www.chasingglennbeck.com

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

For music we will enjoy the blues of Big Mama Thornton! 1926-1984. First to record Hound Dog in 1952! Elvis, like many white recording artists of that era got all the bucks for that one! Today’s selections feature Big Moma with the Muddy Waters Blues Band, circa 1966.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/21/2012

Our featured guest is Lisa Daftari. Lisa is an award-winning journalist with expertise in the Middle East and North Africa, specifically in counter-terrorism, Iran and the Iranian American community. She regularly appears on television and radio as a specialist on Middle Eastern affairs and counterterrorism. Currently, she is a frequent commentator on the Fox News Channel.

Lisa and I will explore the Iran/Israel standoff. http://www.lisadaftari.com

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

Music by Carlos Santana (with a little help from his friends). This is the collaborative effort that Santana put together that features all kinds of fun surprises – the CD is called “Guitar Haven”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana
http://www.santana.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 02/14/2012

OMORROW ON EVERYTHING IS BROKEN http://www.facebook.com/broken90.1 1:00PM EST on-air at WUSB and online at http://www.wusb.fm/ ... OUR FEATURED GUEST is Ivan Eland of the Independent Institute. Ivan is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at The Independent Institute in Washington, DC. We will discuss the Iran/Israel standoff.

Eland has been Director, Defense Policy Studies - Cato Institute, and he spent 15 yrs working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office. His most recent book is "No War For Oil". http://www.independent.org/

Our music will be from acoustic bluesman Eric Bibb. Some selections from his newest album “Live at the Troubador” in Los Angeles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Bibb http://www.ericbibb.com/

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