THINKWING RADIO MOVED TO MONDAYS, 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.
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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.)
- Is Trans the new Gay?
- Gays used to be almost completely taboo in movies and TV, and ‘gayness’ of characters was only hinted at.
- Today, no TV show or movie seems complete without at least one prominent gay character.
- The GLBT movement has helped bring Transgender people into the public consciousness.
- Has Caitlin Jenner now made Trans characters almost mandatory in media?
- Do modern wars have such sloppy endings precisely because there is no Declaration of War and no proper surrender?
- Polemic |
- Definition of polemic by Merriam-Webster (merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polemic): : 1) a strong written or spoken attack against someone else’s opinions, beliefs, practices, etc. 2) polemics : the art or practice of using language to defend or harshly criticize something or someone
- Polemic – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polemic) Wikipedia: A person who often writes polemics, or who speaks polemically, is a polemicist or a polemic.
- Many blog media are written in polemical styles, but when deconstructed still contain useful thoughts and/or information.
- EXAMPLE: The Obama Doctrine: A New Paradigm Worthy of a Second Nobel Peace Prize, by Spandan Chakrabarti July 14, 2015 (http://www.thepeoplesview.net)
- Obama Doctrine: The principle that the United States should never fear to negotiate and that we are a power strong enough to take calculated risks.
- Texas Refuses To Issue Birth Certificates To Children Of Undocumented Immigrants
- This story has been only barely covered (or at least is barely findable) in MSM. In the top-tier Google findings, only Reuters showed an article.
- Undocumented immigrants’ U.S.-born children denied docs – lawsuit, By Brendan Pierson (REUTERS) Thu May 28, 2015 7:44pm EDT
- Texas Refuses To Issue Birth Certificates To Children Of Undocumented Immigrants, By @Karoli (CrooksAndLiars.com)
- The model state of Texas denies birth certificates to children born to immigrants within its borders, by Kerry Eleveld (DailyKos.com) Tue Jul 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM PDT
- Air Travel/Airport/Passenger Pick-up Hell
- Americans are getting bigger:
- Clothing, shoes, furniture, even toilet seats are getting bigger. Why are airplane seats getting smaller?
DOJ subpoenas airlines over keeping ticket prices high,
Safety risk of shrinking, By Associated Press (Aprl 15, 2015)
- Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection – See more at: http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/ACACP#sthash.7bh0CrUI.dpuf
- Airports, airlines disagree about raising ticket fees, October 29, 2014
- Americans are getting bigger:
- Infrastructure: Be careful what you wish for: North-South access suddenly very challenging
- Downtown segment of I-45 going through major reconstruction.
- Shepard between us-59 and Allen Pkwy going through major construction
- Studemont experiencing some construction between I-10 and Memorial
- Occupation experience: Why did Iraq & Afghanistan turn out so differently from Germany and Japan?
- The American Reconstruction of Germany and Japan, by Kieran Neeson, Oct 20 2008 (This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of what is possible when answering similar questions in their own studies.)
- Lessons in Nation Building from Japan, Germany, and Afghanistan for Postwar Iraq, The United States Institute of Peace is an American non-partisan, independent, federal institution that provides analysis of and is involved in conflicts around the world. (See Wikipedia entry) Founded: 1984
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