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Welcome to Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show (every Monday night from 9-10PM 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 mottoes:
- You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
- An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.
GUESTS: (More complete biographical info on my guests are below Source links.)
Boehner and the ‘Catpublicans’; Hillary vs Media; Can Interest Rates Be Negative?; Fabric and Plastic in your Seafood; more
SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:
- Meet the Press Transcript – September 27, 2015: Andres Mitchell: But [Hillary is] basically not dealing with the question that there is this continued drip, drip, drip. And she cannot get to the policies that she wants to talk about. She tries to pivot to it. She does in [Chuck Todd’s] interview later and tomorrow. But she can’t, this is all, you know, shadowing, overshadowing what she really wants to be talking about. And that is the reason why she is hurting in the polls.
- Plastic in the food chain: Artificial debris found in fish, By Karl Gruber, NewScientist.com (25 September 2015 )
- How Sweden’s negative interest rates experiment has turned economics on its head: Nordic experimentation with sub-zero interest rates has changed the way central bankers think about fighting recessions, By Peter Spence, Economics Correspondent http://www.telegraph.co.uk (8:30PM BST 27 Sep 2015)
- Who owns outer space?, By Yasmin Ali, Science reporter (25 September 2015) BBC.com (From the section Science & Environment)
- Is Space Mining Legal?: A controversial bill would give companies the right to own natural resources in space, and it may pass in the Senate by the end of September, By Sarah Fecht Posted September 23, 2015 (Popular Science Magazine) “Mining for lunar water could make it up to 90 percent cheaper to colonize the moon. And extracting platinum and other minerals from asteroids could propel mankind to travel beyond low Earth orbit. At least two companies—Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries—are openly planning to mine asteroids. The former has already launched a simple test vehicle into low Earth orbit, with more planned.”
- The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for Syria’s refugees, st/1NvBx08 (9/12/15, 10:54 )AM
- Is this 8-year-old’s newspaper better than yours? bz/1i1EWGu pic.twitter.com/XN3NJT8XIb (9/12/15, 12:30 PM)
- ), 18 September 2015 3:45 pm (sciencemag.org)
- Microbeads, the Tiny Orbs Threatening Our Water – NY TIMES: By THE EDITORIAL BOARD: Once plastic microbeads enter the water, they attract toxic substances like PCBs and are eaten by fish
- Is your face wash damaging the oceans?, Scientists estimate that 9 billion tiny plastic microbeads from tooth paste, cosmetics, and soap enter water streams every day, putting droves of aquatic species at risk., By Cathaleen Chen, Staff September 20, 2015 (csmonitor.com)
- The Possibility of a National Flood Control Network
- Downhill flow can generate hydroelectric power, to help compensate for uphill pumping.
- Arid low-lying areas may benefit from becoming ‘reservoirs’ for water being held pending regional needs.
- Dealing With The Megadrought in the Western United States
- ARTICLES & SOURCES
- What should California do about its drought? As California suffers a historic drought, residents measure the damage and consider possible solutions, August 26, 2014 by Inside Story Team @AJInsideStoryAM
- California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought, By ELLEN KNICKMEYER (Associated Press( March 21, 2015
- Why California’s drought means higher utility bills. California’s drought has already cost utility ratepayers $1.4 billion and boosted emissions of carbon dioxide. Hydropower is the third priority behind drinking water for people and water for crops, By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press [March 21, 2015]
- Precession, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nutation, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TONIGHT’S GUEST: OPEN FORUM
I know I shld be more excited abt Boehner tHan wHat substance tHe fsh is….but…
Oh Daily Kos had a great article yesterday on the Boehner ramifications plus a jarring video clip from a Rep Party meeting
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