AUDIO: kpft_2014-01-08_2200 Whither OCCUPY
Welcome to Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show (every Wednesday night from 10-11PM CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer and discussion partner is Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies).
For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottos:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig is usually a call-in show. Whether you’re listening live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world, you can call in at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)
The first show topic is: “OCCUPY: Did it succeed or fail, and what has become of it?” (We will discuss other topics as they arise.)
My guest tonight is Kit O’Connell (@KitOConnell), a gonzo journalist from Austin, Texas where he works as an editor and correspondent for Firedoglake. After joining Occupy Austin in November 2011, he participated in Occupy actions in Chicago, Houston, San Antonio and New York City including the Houston Port Shutdown and the September 2012 anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Since the movement’s peak, Kit was part of the struggle for women’s rights against the Texas Legislature and organized grassroots support for the victims of the Austin Halloween Flood.
NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show.
Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:
TOPICS: “OCCUPY: Did it succeed or fail, and what has become of it?”
SOURCES (Below the break):
- Occupy News Service
- Occupy Network
- Rolling Jubilee: a project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it.
- Strike Debt: a nationwide movement of debt resistors fighting for economic justice and democratic freedom.
- Occupy Sandy Recovery
KPFT is the Pacifica station in Houston, Texas