Mon, 11/20/2017, 9PM (CT) on 90.1FM. GUEST: David W. Brown TOPICS: Obamacare Registration, Tax ‘Reform’, Median vs Mean vs Average, Journalism literally on trial, Pedo-Grope-Gate, Taxing The Poor, more [AUDIO/VIDEO]@KPFTHouston

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Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

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For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]: “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., an American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932 (Reportedly first said by Holmes in a speech in 1904, alternately phrased as “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society, including the chance to insure“, Compania General De Tabacos De Filipinas v. Collector of Internal Revenue, 275 U.S. 87, 100, dissenting; opinion (21 November 1927). The first variation is quoted by the IRS above the entrance to their headquarters at 1111 Constitution Avenue.)

 

 

 


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Mon, 11/13/2017, 9PM (CT) on 90.1FM. TOPICS: Obamacare Registration, Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands/Fukishima Recovery, Pedo-Grope-Gate, More, Trump in Asia, Europe’s Reaction, Japan’s Kamikaze’s 80 yrs Later, more [AUDIO/VIDEO]@KPFTHouston

OW AUDIO: Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast. We take callers during this show at 713-526-5738.

Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

Please take a moment to visit Pledge.KPFT.org and choose THINKWING RADIO from the drop-down list when you donate. Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio on Twitter), is a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

 

 

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

“… I know this world well. One of the things that is … a deep conviction of the conservative world is they speak for the people. When they get evidence … that they don`t, they don`t respond to that … by confessing it. They respond to it by redefining who the people are. And one of the big themes of the year ahead is going to be a redefinition of who does and who doesn`t belong to the American people.”  ~ DAVID FRUM, SENIOR EDITOR, THE ATLANTIC, after Democrats swept most off-off-year contests and won Virginia (Transcript: Show: THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O’DONNELL, November 8, 2017)

 

 


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Mon, 11/6/2017, 9PM (CT) on 90.1FM. TOPICS: Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, Obamacare registration, Texas church gunman had threatened his mother-in-law, who attended servicesb  there, officials say, Joy Reid teaches RNC surrogate, Trump being Koi with Abe, Puerto Rico power restoration, US Virgin Islands, More[AUDIO/VIDEO]@KPFTHouston

SHOW AUDIO: Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast. We take callers during this show at 713-526-5738.

Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

Please take a moment to visit Pledge.KPFT.org and choose THINKWING RADIO from the drop-down list when you donate. Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio on Twitter), is a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

 

 

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

“Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.” ~ Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent in McCutcheon v. FEC (2014) (Dissenting)

 

 


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Mon, 10/30/2017, 9PM (CT) on 90.1FM. TOPICS: Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, Obamacare registration, Attorney Mark Small and Plaintiff Christopher Gagliardi Will Appear Live on ThingWing Radio tonight. GUEST: Attorney Mark Small and Plaintiff Christopher Gagliardi [AUDIO/VIDEO]@KPFTHouston

HOW AUDIO: Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast. We take callers during this show at 713-526-5738.

Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

Please take a moment to visit Pledge.KPFT.org and choose THINKWING RADIO from the drop-down list when you donate. Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio on Twitter), is a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

TOPICS:  SUPPORT KPFT!  Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, Obamacare registration, Attorney Mark Small and Plaintiff Christopher Gagliardi

GUEST(S):  Attorney Mark Small and Plaintiff Christopher Gagliardi

 Attorney Mark Small is an Appeals Attorney practicing law in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has had three novels published and hosted a podcast, “Civil Discourse Now,” for four years. He is Admitted to Practice Law in:

  • 1989, Indiana and US District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana
  • 1990, US Court of Appeals, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; 1998, US Supreme Court; US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, District of Columbia
  • From ReVote2017: “Mark will explain his decision to file a new complaint in the Federal District Court of DC, on behalf of the American electorate, whose right to a free and fair election was stolen by foreign invasion in the 2016.  This complaint will seek to nullify the election, thereby making Hillary Clinton the President of the United States, or triggering a new election altogether.  Mark will be joined by special needs activist Christopher Gagliardi, who was a petitioner in the last phase, on USSCC#16-1464 Bailey et al versus United States, and who has agreed to be a plaintiff in the next case. Small and Gagliardi, together with the rest of the ReVote2017 team, have vowed to [fight] for our democracy until we get our country back.  Tune in at 10pm EDT (9PM CDT) by clicking at the following link and then clicking on the left …”

Christopher Gagliardi  is a  Motivational Speaker, Youth Advocate for the physically and Mentally Challenged, Fmr. Candidate for assembly, Starbucks Barista, Self-Advocate Advisor to Autism New Jersey, Garden State Equality Board Of Directors. He lives in Englewood, New Jersey, USA

  • Christopher Gagliardi (<– CLICK LINK FOR MINI-AUTOBIO) is a truly courageous and passionate member of Bros4Hillary who penned this moving and inspirational open letter to the Electoral College. Gagliardi is 35-years-old and lives with a condition known as infantile autism, though his spirit and passion are outsized by any measure. We hope you will take a moment to see just one of the many voices out there speaking up for what they believe in. – Editor (from “Bros on the Ground: Christopher Gagliardi” December 5, 2016 Bros4AmericaNewsRoom)
  • From ReVote2017: “Mark will explain his decision to file a new complaint in the Federal District Court of DC, on behalf of the American electorate, whose right to a free and fair election was stolen by foreign invasion in the 2016.  This complaint will seek to nullify the election, thereby making Hillary Clinton the President of the United States, or triggering a new election altogether.  Mark will be joined by special needs activist Christopher Gagliardi, who was a petitioner in the last phase, on USSCC#16-1464 Bailey et al versus United States, and who has agreed to be a plaintiff in the next case. Small and Gagliardi, together with the rest of the ReVote2017 team, have vowed to [fight] for our democracy until we get our country back.  Tune in at 10pm EDT (9PM CDT) by clicking at the following link and then clicking on the left …”

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. … anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. …A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” … Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” ~ (Benjamin Franklin)  http://www.ourrepubliconline.com/Quote/41

 

To be fair, of all the sports I don’t care about, I like baseball the most. Maybe it’s because I have ADD, and the game moves slowly enough that if I briefly lose focus, I’m not likely to miss anything important. ~ Michael R. Honig, October 22, 2017

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#Thinkwing: Mon, 10/23/2017, 9PM @KPFTHouston 90.1FM. TOPICS: Fall FunDrive, Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, FALL FUNDRAISER, Obamacare registration, Astros, Mean vs Median, Just One Vote, Myeshia Johnson, Trump the NO-gotiator, more. GUEST: Open Forum [AUDIO/VIDEO]

HOW AUDIO: Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast. We take callers during this show at 713-526-5738.

Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

Please take a moment to visit Pledge.KPFT.org and choose THINKWING RADIO from the drop-down list when you donate. Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio on Twitter), is a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

TOPICS:  SUPPORT KPFTFall FunDrive, Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, FALL FUNDRAISER, Obamacare registration, Astros, Mean vs Median, Just One Vote, Myeshia Johnson, Trump the NO-gotiator, more.

GUEST:  Open Forum

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

Baseball: Where the announcers have to work really hard to make nothing happening sound exciting. 😉

To be fair, of all the sports I don’t care about, I like baseball the most. Maybe it’s because I have ADD, and the game moves slowly enough that if I briefly lose focus, I’m not likely to miss anything important. ~ Michael R. Honig, October 22, 2017

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#Thinkwing: Mon, 10/16/2017, 9PM @KPFTHouston 90.1FM. TOPICS: Mensa, Fall FunDrive, more. GUEST: Taz Criss, Mensa Gulf Coast Local Sec/President. [AUDIO/VIDEO]

HOW AUDIO: Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast. We take callers during this show at 713-526-5738.

Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio), a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

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.)

Please take a moment to visit Pledge.KPFT.org and choose THINKWING RADIO from the drop-down list when you donate. Thinkwing Radio with Mike Honig (@ThinkwingRadio on Twitter), is a listener call-in show  airing live every Monday night from 9-10 PM (CT) on KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). My engineer is Bob Gartner.

TOPICS:  SUPPORT KPFTMensa, Fall FunDrive, Nov. 7 Elections & Voting, more.

GUEST:  Tasha “Taz” Criss was re-elected to the American Mensa Board of Directors in 2017 as Vice Chair, Region 6, and is Gulf Coast Local Sec/President. (Contact at: Taz Criss)

Guest Profile: Taz is a second-generation Mensan who joined as a teenager. She has served in various roles in local groups and SIGs [Special Interest Groups – Mike]. Taz was elected as Regional Vice Chair (RVC) for Region 6 in 2015 and reelected in 2017. Her leadership style is uniquely honest, upfront, and jovial. If confidence were inches, she would be 10′ tall.

For the purposes of this show, I operate on two mottoes:

  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 14, 2015)

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker [L] with Mike, just before the show. (Dec. 7, 2015)

  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

SIGNOFF QUOTE[s]:

 “An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.” ~ Michael R. Honig

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#ThinkwingRadio: Weds, NOV. 12, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: CALLERS! YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Some possibilities listed below) [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-11-12_2200, OPEN FORUM

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

Please note We will be pre-empted on Weds., 11/19, but will return on 11/26.

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.

TONIGHT’S TOPICs May Include: 

  • Rosetta Mission Probe May Have Rebounded Off Comet, By Stav Ziv 11/12/14 at 5:25 PM (NEWSweek.com)
  • Obamacare enrollment for 2015 starts Saturday.
  • Remember Ebola? We’ve gone from “All Ebola, all the time” in the news to, “Ebola? That still out there?”
    • We need what CNN used to be, and we need CNN HLN to be what IT used to be.
    • Stories disappear because there’s only so much you can put in a half hour or hour of news.
  • Why can banks write off fines on the income tax? Can you?
  •  RightwingNews:
    • The wrong ‘Loretta Lynch’
    • Net Neutrality costs jobs??
  • Net Neutrality: What took Obama so long? Does his party have to get smashed in elections before he acts decisively?
  • Impeachment: If the GOP wants to impeach Obama, let’s talk about the DoJ sending Bush/Cheney to the Hague. I’m sure they would be welcomed with open arms.
  • Voter Fraud vs. Election Fraud: What’s the difference?
    • Don’t stop property taxes or Homeowners Insurance costs: This is not always made clear
    • Leaves heirs with debt issues: Taxes and reverse mortgage debt (FROM WEB SITE: Taking out a reverse mortgage can jeopardize your ability to leave your home to your heirs. If this is a priority for you, think twice about a reverse mortgage.)
    • FROM WEB SITE: Are you on a fixed income with no other assets? If you don’t have much income, a reverse mortgage might not be the best option for you. If you take out a reverse mortgage loan and then have trouble paying your property taxes and homeowner’s insurance, you could face foreclosure.Reverse Mortgages: Good or bad
  • “Underbanking”: What is it and why does it matter?
  • Organ Transplants: Why the dearth of donors?
    • Stop using the word “Harvest”
    • Some participants indicated that they wouldn’t donate the organs of their next of kin if his or her heart were still beating, even if they were proclaimed brain-dead.
    • due to a belief in the afterlife and the concern for maintaining body integrity.
    • Others can’t shake the “ick” factor. Defined by researchers as “a basic disgust response to the idea of organ procurement or transplantation,” a 2011 study in Scotland found that non-donors reported higher levels of the ick factor and concern with body integrity than donors.
    • Distrust of doctors; maybe too anxious to ‘harvest’. (The only word not explored in the article.)
    • WAYS OF PROMOTING ORGAN TRANSPLANT DONATION
      • “Opt out” instead of “Opt In”.
      • Top-of-List for donors and their families.
      • In-Network donations (like a private “Donor’s Club”)

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#ThinkwingRadio: NOV. 5, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: CALLERS! YOU! TOPIC(s): The ACA/Obamacare sign-up period is coming Nov. 15 [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-11-05_2200, OBAMACARE ENROLLMENT IS COMING FOR 2015

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

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.

TONIGHT’S TOPIC: Getting ready for the 2015 enrollment period for ACA/Obamacare.

  • QUESTIONS WHICH MAY COME UP:
    • Where can I find help and guidance for this important and sometimes confusing decision?
    • Who qualifies?
    • What are “Life Changes”?
      • Why do they matter, and how do they affect your application for health coverage?
    • What information will you need to provide?
    • How and where do you apply? (See links below for some info)
    • What does it cost?
      • Who is entitled to premium subsidies?
    • If employer health insurance coverage is available to one of more individuals in my home, how does that affect uncovered members of the family?

GUEST: Noe Rincon, Regional Organizing Lead for www.getcoveredamerica.org in the Houston/Gulf Coast region. “I’m very proud of the work we did in the first enrollment period, but many people still need the basic information they need to Get Covered and Stay Covered.”

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Houston is celebrating National Youth Enrollment Day (Saturday, Feb. 15) for Houstonians age 18 – 34 with a citywide event

The following is from GetCoveredAmerica.org. I read part of it as a PSA on my show on Wednesday night, and I offer this more complete version as a community service.

For complete information, visit http://www.getcoveredamerica.org/.

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This Saturday, February 15, is an important day for listeners between the ages of 18 and 34, the so-called “Young Invincibles.” If you are 18 to 34 and uninsured, or know someone who is, go to Discovery Green in Downtown Houston Saturday between 1 – 4 p.m. for “Rock Enroll Houston.” Mayor Annise Parker will be there, and health organizations will be on hand to answer questions. Food trucks, the Houston Dynamo, rock music, sports and fitness vendors, and a chance to win an iPad will all be part of this event.

Health coverage is one of the best things young adults can do to protect their future. Nearly half – 43% – of all Houstonians between the ages of 18 and 34 lack health insurance. But unplanned medical bills are the leading cause of bankruptcy, and young adults who are uninsured miss out on regular check-ups and access to a doctor’s office. Before the enrollment period for the new health insurance marketplace ends on March 31, come find out about new options that are available to you and financial assistance that’s here.

Bullet Points: 

  • Houston is celebrating National Youth Enrollment Day for Houstonians age 18 – 34 with a citywide event Saturday –> “Rock Enroll Houston”, downtown at Discovery Green Park from 1 – 4 pm.
  • 43% of Houstonians between 18 and 34 years of age lack health coverage.
  • At 1 pm, Mayor Annise Parker will present a proclamation naming February 15, 2014 as Houston’s National Youth Enrollment Day, and thanking the many organizations participating.
  • U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee will follow the Mayor with remarks on the importance of “Getting Covered.”
  • Representatives from a variety of health organizations will be on hand to answer questions, make appointments, and start the enrollment process.
  • Radio Station 104.1 KRBE will be broadcasting live from Rock Enroll.
  • Players from the Houston Dynamo Major League Soccer team will greet the crowd and sign autographs.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to take a Health quiz and be entered to win one of three iPads, given away in person at the event.