#ThinkwingRadio: SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! (Open Forum); TOPIC(s): Elections Upcoming, “The Fifth Season”, What ‘THEY’ Understand, Monoculture, #100YSS

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-09-17_2200 CULTURE & DISCIPLINE, ELECTION INFO, DONALD HONIG’S PHOTO, THEY UNDERSTAND, BANANAS

[NOTE: This show was a total surprise to me and shows how live talk can sometimes become soothing other than what the host expected. I was expecting talk of elections, right-wing politics and liberal protests, my search for a baseball photo, maybe the 100 Year Star Ship Symposium, and the environmental risks of Agribusiness’s love affair with monoculture and the end of bananas as we know them. Instead, it turned into a discussion of Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, discipline vs. abuse/assault, and the connections of those things to race, culture, and history. It was a fascinating discussion which provoked a lot of thought and some future research. – Mike]

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

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.

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Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:

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#ThinkwingRadio: SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 10-11PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: Dr. Mae Jemison & Dr. Karl Aspelund; TOPIC(s): The 100 Year Star Ship Symposium In Houston #100YSS [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-09-10_2200, 100 YEAR STAR SHIP (MAE JEMISON & KARL ASPELUND)

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

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

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)

  • Dr. Mae Jemison. She is a former astronaut, the first African-American woman in space, former Peace Corps medical officer, and the founder of the 100 Year Star Ship Project.
  • Dr. Karl Aspelund, a Ph.D. in Anthropology and Material Culture, teaches at the University of Rhode Island.

NOTE: This post is subject to update before and after the show.

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Some of the links used for this show are BELOW the break:

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SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT: Sept. 18, 2013, The 100 Year Star Ship Symposium

SHOW AUDIO: Start at 1m17s, [https://thinkwingradio.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/kpfthd3_2013-09-18_100-year-star-ship-symposium.mp3]

Welcome to Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (every Wednesday from 2-3PM CT) on KPFT-HD Channel 90.1-3. One of our mottos is that you’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts, so we try to get our facts right.

If you don’t have an HD (‘Hi-Definition’) radio go to ‘HOW TO LISTEN’ and get the graphic on how it works.

100YSS Symposium Logo

This weekend (Sept 19-22, 2013) Houston will be hosting this year’s 100 Year Star Ship (100YSS) Symposium. Anyone who is interested may attend. To discuss it, my tentatively scheduled guests are former NASA astronaut and founder of the 100YSS, Dr. Mae Jemison, along with Dr. Karl Aspelund. Dr. Aspelund is a textile professor who won a grant to research recyclable sustainable clothing such as might be needed on a 30-year space mission where water and clothing are limited (Yes, the Final Frontier includes laundry); And Mae Jemison, first woman of color in space, doctor, astronaut, and leader of 100 Year Starship.

The 100 Year Star Ship is not science fiction. It’s an initiative of DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; the folks who helped create the internet). It’s a serious concept supported by ongoing research and funding in various sciences, technologies and disciplines. The goal is to develop the knowledge and capabilities necessary to launch an interstellar-capable vessel within 100 years. You can see some of the research tracks being explored, here: http://symposium.100yss.org/technical-tracks Continue reading