#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 11/9/15, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): Elections:What Can Be Done About Dismal Turnouts?; Obamacare Sign-up, “Black Lives Matter”: What does it mean to you?; ; and more GUEST: Open Forum [AUDIO]

THINKWING RADIO MOVED TO MONDAYS @ 9-10 PM, BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

SHOW AUDIO: 

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

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.)

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.)

OPEN FORUM

SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:

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#Thinkwing Radio: Weds, FEB. 11, 2015, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): Call-in Q&A on ACA/Obamacare! Deadline is 2/15 for insurance coverage in 2015 . GUEST: Michael F. Coulter (LMSW-IPR, MACSS) Outreach Health Insurance Specialist [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-02-11_2200, ACA-OBAMACARE SIGNUP, LAST CHANCE FOR 2015, GUEST MICHAEL COULTER

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.

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  • Affordable Care Act and the Marketplace Health Insurance Options: Sign up before the final 2015 deadline on February 15th in order to get coverage beginning March 1st, 2015.

GUESTS: (More complete biographical info on my guests are below Source links.)

  • Michael F. Coulter, LMSW-IPR, MACSS | Outreach Health Insurance Specialist, Medicare Advantage and Health Plans Branch | Division of Medicare Health Plan Operations | Dallas Regional Office, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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

#Thinkwing Radio: Weds, JAN. 14 2015, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): Are women being treated as 2nd Class Patients? (or, Does your gender affect your health[care]?). GUESTS: Dr. Janice Werbinski, MD, ObGyn (Physician from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and is the Executive Director for the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative) [AUDIO, w/SOME VIDEO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-01-14_2200, UNISEX MEDICINE with DR. JAN WERBINSKI

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.

GUESTS: (More complete biographical info on my guests are below Source links.)

Dr. Janice Werbinski, MD, ObGyn, is the Executive Director an for the Sex and Gender Women’s Health Collaborative (www.sgwhc.org), a national organization of women’s health clinicians. Her organization is trying to influence the way physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers are educated to take care of women patients. This is about equity in the way we research, and apply research, to women patients. It is not about LGBT or sexual medicine.Physician from Kalamazoo, Michigan,

Web Site: www.SGWHC.org
Email: ExecDirector@sgwhc.org

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: 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”)

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: 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.”

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