#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 29, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-29_2200, FALL FUNDRAISER, ELECTIONS, DOGS&CATS&COYOTES

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab. 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading

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#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 22, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-22_2200, FALL FUNDRAISER, RACE RELATIONS, ISIS

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab. 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading

Reporting an IRS Impersonation Scam

Below, in the body of this post, links are provided to sites at the IRS and US Treasury Department to research or report fraudulent calls or emails.

The text and links are copied directly from web pages to which the links will take you. Quoting from a portion of what’s below:

  • “If you know you owe taxes or think you might owe, call the IRS at 1.800.829.1040. The IRS workers can help you with a payment issue.
  • “If you know you don’t owe taxes or have no reason to believe that you do, report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at www.tigta.gov.
  • “You can file a complaint using the FTC Complaint Assistant; choose “Other” and then “Imposter Scams.” If the complaint involves someone impersonating the IRS, include the words “IRS Telephone Scam” in the notes.

“Remember, too, the IRS does not use unsolicited email, text messages or any social media to discuss your personal tax issue. For more information on reporting tax scams, go to http://www.irs.gov and type “scam” in the search box.”

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We have recently been receiving threatening phone calls (on a cell phone number, in this case) from what is purported to be the IRS. The voice is digital. It claims that the phone call is a final warning before the IRS sues you. It them gives you a phone number with a Washington, DC area code to return the call.

If you call back, they ask you for your Social Security Number, among other things.

NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, DRIVERS LICENSE NUMBER OR CREDIT CARD NUMBERS UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN TO WHOM YOU ARE SPEAKING!

If you are told to call a number for the IRS, your bank, or any other institution or company which then asks YOU for information THEY should have, call back at a number you know is correct, such as on the back of your credit/debit card, or at the IRS.gov website.

More info and links below the jump.

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Movie Review: “Defending Your Life (1991)”: A Different ‘Take’ On The Afterlife

Defending Your Life (1991)

This is a surprising little movie. You start to love it before you realize you much like it.Most movies depicting Heaven or Hell are about judging whether you lived a good life or a bad one. “Defending Your Life” is different, in that you are judged as to whether you lived a courageous life of your beliefs and convictions, or a cowardly life where you knew the right thing to do but failed to act out of fear.It’s never laugh-out-loud funny, but always light and amusing.The thing that makes this movie special is the insidious way it makes you start to judge your own life: Did you ask the boss for that well-deserved raise? Did you stand up to the school bully? Did you ever ask out that girl you had a crush on?

Danny dies in a stupid accident. (Are there any smart ones?) He wakes up in Judgement City and finds love there, but will he win her? Does he deserve her? Will they be separated for eternity because of Danny’s lack of personal courage?

Well-supported by a memorable, catchy, businesslike (in a good way) and very un-Heavenly musical score by Michael Gore, this is a movie to watch with someone for the discussion you’ll likely want to have after viewing it.

 

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 15, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO:

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab. 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading

#PARTISANGRIDLOCK w/GUEST HOSTS MIKE HONIG & EGBERTO WILLIES: OCTOBER 10, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (+ Voting, Ebola, Hong Kong, & More)

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-10_1500, PARTISAN GRIDLOCK, with Mike Honig & Egberto Willies (subbing for Geoff Berg)

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

I was flattered to be asked to guest co-host, with Egberto Willies, Geoff Berg’s show, Partisan Gridlock.  Geoff does a great show, and it obviously took two of us to try to replace him. Egberto and I had a great time, and we hope we’ll be invited back when needed.

You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab.

I also do 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 8, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (+ Voting, Ebola, Hong Kong, & More) [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-08_2200, VOTING, HONG KONG, ISIS, KURDS, NASA, ROB LOWE

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab. 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

POSSIBLE TOPICS: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 1, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM, plus Cat Killers, Syria, Intelligence Flubs, SCOTUS Impeachment [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-01_2200, CAT KILLER, ISIS,SYRIA,TURKEY,SECRETSERVICE

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab. 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). Listen live on the radio or on the internet from anywhere in the world! When the show is live, we take calls at 713-526-5738. (Long distance charges may apply.)  For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show. ______________________________________________________________________ Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break: SOURCES (Below the break) Not all topics discussed on tonight’s show: Continue reading