Everything Is Broken Playlists

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/23/2011

We are calling Cairo, Egypt today. Our guest is Yasser Alwan who 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. we will discuss the events in Cairo - "Arab Spring" and perhaps some time for developments in Libya. Yasser is an accomplished photographer. http://www.yasser-alwan.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. David has an essay for one of the last images in our Synergy Project. You can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com 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.

Music today is from blues guitarist Sonny Landreth. http://www.sonnylandreth.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Landreth

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/16/2011

Healthcare is Broken Too!

Filling in for Jim Lynch today is Habanero. You can reach me with questions or ideas for future discussions at SMontana@HabaneroInc.com.

Topics today:
* Understanding the new Medicare "Physical" program
* Insurance Denials - Critical information for patients and providers
* Prescription Drug Seekers - Oy, what a mess!

My guest today is Tom Force, Esq. He'll be talking to us about how both patients and providers can join forces against the insurance companies to make sure they pay for legitimate medical services. Contact information for Tom is:

Phone 631-665-1880
2 West Main Street, Suite 2
Bay Shore, NY 11706
TForce@PatriotCompli.com
www.PatriotCompli.com

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You can do a lot of this yourself. The state regulators are very patient/consumer friendly and will help you out.

To file a complaint:
www.ins.state.ny.us/complhou.htm
or google NYS Dept of Insurance and search for a complaint form.

www. /bureaus/health care/pdfs/complaint form.pdf
or go to NYS Attorney General Health Bureau

For External appeals:
www.ins.state.ny.us/extapp.pdf
or google NYS Dept of Insurance External Appeal Determination Form

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/08/2011

Our featured guest is Kyle Scott, Political Science Dept., University of Houston. He returns to EIB with a new book out. He has authored three books – we will discuss his latest “Federalism: Theory and Practice.” Continuum Press.
http://www.visualcv.com/nx20529

Also, our pal Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on events.

Music today is from jazz great Stan Getz.
http://www.stangetz.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Getz

Everything Is Broken playlist for 08/02/2011

Our featured guest, is Mike Palecek, author, publisher and radio personality. he co-hosts The New American Dream Radio Hour.
http://www.newamericandream.net/

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

We will also have Nina from the south country peace group to tell us about their saturday march commemorating hiroshima bombing.

Music from the early 90’s "one-album wonder" San Francisco group 4 Non Blondes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4_Non_Blondes

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/26/2011

Our featured guest, is Beverly Solomon, Creative Director for Musee-Solomon, in the Texas Hill Country north of Austin. She was a model and then an account executive in sales and marketing for Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon and Ralph Lauren. Beverly now lives and works with recent "Everything is Broken" guest, the internationally recognized artist Pablo Solomon at their 1856 historic ranch. Beverly manages their art and design business and also provides expertise in the areas of art, fashion and beauty. She has been featured in books, newspapers, magazines and TV. Her website is http://www.beverlysolomon.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we near completion of our SYNERGY project, David has an essay for the image “no rush”. You can 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

Music today goes out to good friends Emily and Val – getting married next month!! Some early Melissa Etheridge. http://www.melissaetheridge.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melissa_Etheridge

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/12/2011

Our featured guest, Jim Tusty is an independent filmmaker, speaker, and entrepreneur. He founded Mountain View Group, Ltd. in 1981, and built it into a high-level filmmaking and communications consulting firm that serviced some of the largest companies in the world, including GE, Coca-Cola, and The Home Depot. Jim sold his company in 2008. He and his wife Maureen released their first feature film, The Singing Revolution, in 2008, which chronicles the peaceful revolt of the Estonian people against the USSR in the early ‘90’s. I was very moved by the film’s TV version which will air nationally next month. Im sure you will enjoy this interview with Jim Tusty.

company website: www.skyfilmsinc.com
film website: www.singingrevolution.com
film website: www.songsofdefiance.com

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we near completion of our SYNERGY project, David has an essay for the image “treescape”. You can view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: there is also a link to David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 07/05/2011

Our featured guest, Bill Buzenberg became Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity in January 2007. The Center is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. with a 20-year track record and some 37 first place national journalism awards. Buzenberg was Vice President of News for National Public Radio, as well as an NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR’s newscasts services to 24 hours a day. http://www.iWAtchNews.org/

AND … storyteller Loren Niemi will join us from the Twin Cities for a tell or two – plus we may learn a bit about small (REALLY small) government. His state is shutdown as you may know. http://www.storytelling.org/Niemi/

Music today is from singer-songwriter Ben Folds.
http://www.benfolds.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Folds

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/28/2011

A BIT OF A DIFFERENT SHOW TODAY - our featured guest, Matt Thiel is a former pilot/Air Force Captain, and recent U of Michigan MBA grad. Matt and I will discuss the "militrary-industrial-complex"; a culture and economy built upon war; and why I am wrong about all of this! Hey, we haven’t had a conservative on our program in some time and its always good to get the other side. This gentleman’s credentials speak for themselves.

And … We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe. As we conclude our SYNERGY project, David has an essay or two that may or may not make the final edit. Today he will read an essay that we hope we can fit in. if you missed recent Synergy segments, be sure to view the images at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: for David’s other writings please go to http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Music today is from New England’s blues belter Susan Tedeschi. She and husband Derek Trucks have a new band – Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) – they will play The Beacon Theatre in New York on September 10.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susan_Tedeschi
http://www.derekandsusan.net/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/21/2011

should be a fun show today - our featured guest, Tony Mizzer has a broad background in Washington politics; owns the first integrated health club/gym in DC; is a Real Estate expert, author and teacher. In addition to some wild tales of "inside the beltway" politics, he and I will discuss politics in Washington and whether there even is a “left” on the political scene. Recently, he completed his first e-book on distressed properties: "Beating the Odds in Buying and Selling Foreclosures" http://www.Buyingforeclosuresbook.com

frequent contributor Steve Wiehe will check in from Florida to give us his take on events.

music today is some live tunes from Welsh singer, guitarist, producer Dave Edmunds.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Edmunds

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/14/2011

Should be a real fun show - our featured guest is artist Pablo Solomon. Pablo’s sculptures, drawings, paintings and other design work of have graced some of the finest collections in the US and Europe for the past 40 years. He is known around the globe for his drawings and sculptures of dancers. We will be discussion art and politics. http://www.pablosolomon.com

AND … We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image inspired David’s essay “MIDNIGHT CHOIR”. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

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

MUSIC today from the legendary Roy Orbison's terrific album, “Black and White Night”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_orbison
http://www.royorbison.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 06/07/2011

Should be a super show! our featured guest is Mike McCabe, one of Wisconsin's leading whistle blowers. He shines light in dark places at the capitol (Madison) as executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog group that tracks the money in state politics, fights government corruption and works for reforms that make people matter more than money in politics. During Mike's time with the Democracy Campaign, he has led successful efforts on many fronts – one example being to win passage and eventual implementation of the 1998 Citizens Right to Know law requiring electronic disclosure of campaign finances. http://www.wisdc.org/

AND …
OUR RESIDENT STORYTELLER, Margaret Meyers will join us from the TWIN CITIES. Margaret’s website is www.storyteller.net/tellers/mmeyers

Music from Canadian jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Krall http://www.dianakrall.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/31/2011

OUR featured guest today is George Maul, from Florida Tech where he is head of the Department of Marine and Environmental Systems. He is here to give us a “one year later” report on the “gusher in the gulf” … the BP/TransOcean disaster. From 1960 to 1969, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast and held ranks from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander. Then through 1994, he served as an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). http://www.fit.edu/faculty/profiles/profile.php?value=66

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “smoke break” inspired David’s essay. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com NOTE: there is also a link to David’s other writings are at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Music today from the collaboration of Mark Knopfler and Emmy Lou Harris - album title: "All the Roadrunning"
http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith http://www.markknopfler.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmy_Lou_Harris http://www.emmylouharris.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/24/2011

OUR featured guest today is Dan Marut, a dentist that established Quality Dental Plan in October 2009 to connect dentists looking to make a difference in their communities with new patients, while giving people without dental insurance a compelling reason to go to the dentist.

Dan is also the founder of NewDocs.com, a social media website for dentists and is a partner in a state-of-the-art dental practice in Ashland, OR. For more information about Quality Dental Plan, visit www.completedentalplan.com. We will discuss health insurance woes from the DENTAL side this time around.

Show includes a special airing of "Billionaires Tea Party" - dont miss it!

Music (after Bob Dylan's own version of show theme) from the collaboration of J.J.Cale and Eric Clapton – the CD is titled: “Escondido”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JJ_Cale
http://www.jjcale.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton
http://www.ericclapton.com

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/10/2011

Our featured guest today is Dave Niose, President of the American Humanist Association.
We will chat with Dave about the AHA, his conclusions expressed in his Psychology Today blog about the reaction to the killing of Bin Laden, and other topics, time permitting. http://www.americanhumanist.org/Who_We_Are/About_the_AHA/David_Niose_Bio...
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-humanity-naturally

Steve Wiehe will join us for some of his observations on current events.

Music today from the NYC indie band INTERPOL. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpol_(band)
http://www.interpolnyc.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 05/03/2011

Our featured guest today is Bill Fletcher Jr., an editorial board member of BlackCommentator.com, senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, and the co-author of “Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice.” For a more detailed bio, please go to http://tinyurl.com/3wdbmmj Bill and I will chat about a variety of issues. good reading on Obama 2012 ... http://theragblog.blogspot.com/2011/04/bill-fletcher-jr-obama-2012-and.h...

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. my image “harbour view” inspired David’s essay. 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

Music today from the Lowell George era of the band Little Feat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Feat

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/26/2011

Today we feature Bill Cleveland, founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Established in 1991, CSA&C works to build new working relationships between the arts and the broader community. Bill's books: Art In Other Places, Making Exact Change and Art and Upheaval are regarded as seminal works in the burgeoning field of arts-based community development. His most recent book, written with Patricia Shifferd, Between Grace and Fear: The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change explores the place of human creativity in the 21st Century. http://www.artandcommunity.com/

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “fire dog 9-2001” inspired David’s essay. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com Note: David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

And lastly, our pal STEVE WIEHE will check in from Florida to give us his take on world events.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/19/2011

Our featured guest today is Steve Farnsworth. Steve teaches courses in political communication and journalism at George Mason University. He is the author or co-author of four books, including Spinner in Chief: How Presidents Sell Their Policies and Themselves (Paradigm Press) and The Nightly News Nightmare: Media Coverage of U.S. Presidential Elections, 1988-2008 (Rowman & Littlefield, third edition). http://www.amazon.com/Spinner-Chief-Presidents-Policies-Themselves/dp/15...

Steve was a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar at McGill University in Montreal and worked for ten years as a daily newspaper journalist before becoming an academic, mostly with the Kansas City Star & Times. sfarnswo@gmu.edu

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “night stalker” inspired David’s essay. be sure to view the image at http://tinyurl.com/lvgvsr or http://www.jimlynchphotography.com in the new images gallery. David’s other writings can be found at http://word-smith.typepad.com/wordsmith

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/12/2011

Our featured guest today is Cherie Kerr, who founded ExecuProv http://execuprov.com/ in 1983, has provided a variety of classes on presentation and communication skills to hundreds of business professionals from Fortune 100 and 500 companies. A founding member of the world-famous L.A. Groundlings (alumni from the 90’s alone include SNL players Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri and Chris Kattan),
http://www.groundlings.com/performers/alumni.aspx
Kerr was the founder in 1990, Executive Producer and Artistic Director for the Orange County Crazies, a sketch and improvisational comedy troupe in Santa Ana, California. She also served as the group's head writer. She has received rave reviews for her work as a writer, performer and director and teacher.

We will explore humor and politics.

Everything Is Broken playlist for 04/05/2011

Our featured guest today is LINN WASHINGTON. Linn is a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune; a freelance journalist for THISCANTBEHAPPENING.NET and other publications. Linn writes extensively on matters involving the criminal justice system, racism and other topics. We will focus our discussion today on several issues: the attacks against the middle class; nuclear safety in USA, and other topics. Linn is also an Assistant Professor of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia. http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/washington

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “Acoustic White” inspired David’s essay. 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

Music will be from “the queen of the blues”, Koko Taylor. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koko_Taylor
http://www.kokotaylor.com/

Everything Is Broken playlist for 03/29/2011

Today we have the 2006 Democratic candidate for Gov.of California, Phil Angeledes. Phil is the former Treasurer of the State of Calif., who last month concluded an 18-month stint as Chairman of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. In late January the Commission published its findings – the first official government report on what caused the crisis. http://www.fcic.gov EIB will explore the committees findings and again ask the question: “why is no one in jail for this”?

We will also hear from J. David Gray – our resident scribe – for another segment of our SYNERGY project. My image “Red and Black” inspired David’s essay. 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

MUSIC today from bluesman Robben Ford. touring this year has him at BB King’s on April 21. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robben_Ford
http://www.robbenford.com/

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