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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.
GUESTS: CALLERS 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:
- Bomb explodes outside NAACP building in Colorado Springs, By Keith Coffman, DENVER (Reuters) Tue Jan 6, 2015 8:36pm EST
- A Colorado NAACP Office Was Bombed Today, by Ian Millhiser (thinkprogress.org) Posted on January 6, 2015 at 10:04 pm
- MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Tea Party Republicans ‘aren’t that far’ from white supremacist groups [w/VIDEO], By Arturo Garcia (Raw Story) 06 Jan 2015 at 23:02
- Off duty, black cops in New York feel threat from fellow police | Reuters, By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:54pm EST
- Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12, [BBC.com]7January2015Lastupdatedat12:45 ET
- Charlie Hebdo and its place in French journalism, [BBC.com], 7 January 2015 Last updated at 10:53 ET
- Fight for Syrian City Strains Jihadists: Islamic State’s BattleforKobani Drains Insurgency, Its Opponents Say, as U.S. Deepens Ties With Kurds, By Asa FitchandDionNissenbaum [WSJ.com] Oct. 17, 2014 5:28 p.m. ET
- Are Oil and Gas Industries Behind the Rare Texas Earthquakes?: Scientists probe injection wells, with possible ties to fracking, in search for cause., by Brian Clark Howard [National Geographic] Published January 7, 2015
- A rare series of earthquakes in northern Texas has residents asking if oil and gas activities are responsible for the shaking, which has left people rattled but did not cause significant damage or injuries.
- A series of nine earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 1.6 to 3.6 shook the Dallas region over a period of less than 24 hours late Tuesday and early Wednesday. The shaking was felt in Dallas, Irving, and surrounding towns. Residents of those areas have flooded Twitter with accusations that the quakes were caused by oil and gas activity.
- Antibiotics: US discovery labelled ‘game-changer’ for medicine, By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website, 7 January 2015 Last updated at 13:01 ET
- The scientists involved believe they can grow nearly half of all soil bacteria.
- Chemicals produced by the microbes, dug up from one researchers back yard, were then tested for antimicrobial properties.
- The lead scientist, Prof Kim Lewis, said: “So far 25 new antibiotics have been discovered using this method and teixobactin is the latest and most promising one.
- “[The study shows] uncultured bacteria do harbour novel chemistry that we have not seen before. That is a promising source of new antimicrobials and will hopefully help revive the field of antibiotic discovery.”
- Mitch McConnell, compromiser?, By Paul Waldman December 23 at 8:39 AM (Washington Post)
- “There are two kinds of people in politics,” Mr. McConnell said after the recent blowup when Mr. Cruz, the fiery Texan, and Senator Mike Lee of Utah …“Those who want to make a point and those who want to make a difference. “All of us from time to time make a point,” Mr. McConnell said. “But it is time now to make a difference.”
- McConnell famously said…, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:
- Across US, After NYC Deaths, a Surge of Support for Police, NEW YORK — By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer, Dec 24, 2014, 1:08 AM ET, ABC News
- Here Are the Scumbags Blaming de Blasio and Obama for Slain Cops, By Hudson Hongo, Gawker.com (12/21/2014)
- New York Times: Prosecute Cheney
- ISIS: Western Journalist Embedded With Group Says He Came Into Contact With Americans, ByHAMISHMacDONALD (ABC News) Dec 23, 2014, 3:32 AM ET
- German journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer: “I have seen many wars. That’s the strongest group I ever met. Very strong, very clever, very enthusiastic. They are extremely brutal. Not just head-cutting. I’m talking about the strategy of religious cleansing. That’s their official philosophy. They are talking about 500 million people who have to die,” he said.
- SC trooper fired for shooting black motorist charged with assault [VIDEO], msnbc.com, 09/25/14 12:57 AM—Updated 09/26/14 11:36 AM
- How to Turn the Ferguson Protests into a New Civil Rights Movement – Vanity Fair – Dec 1, 2014