KPFT.ORG: KPFT Schedule Improvements Streamline Program Schedule (and Roark is Back!)

KPFT Schedule Improvements Streamline Program Schedule (and Roark is Back!)

Starting Monday, 14 August, KPFT will welcome Roark Smith back to Wide Open Spaces from 9am to noon, along with several other improvements to our schedule grid. These changes are to serve our listeners better, help people find the type of programs they are looking for, and to build a wider and larger audience for KPFT’s volunteer-produced community radio format, and ultimately to be more successful at paying our bills with on-air fundraising.

—–>  click here to see the new KPFT lineup (PDF format) <——-

Listening blocks are now more consistent from day to day. Noon to 2pm we present a musical strip of popular music programs including Jazz Latino and the award-winning south Asian DJ program Generasian Radio. 4pm to 6pm weekdays KPFT  presents a drive-time music block comprised of some of our most popular weekday music shows- including Blues in Hi-Fi, Sound Awake, and Border Radio, to name a few.

KPFT Local News moves to a morning news incarnation at 8am called KPFT News First Look, Open Journal moves to a weekly spot every 6pm on Mondays, where it joins a 6pm lineup including Nuestra Palabra, Arab Voices, Living Art, and Her Sex/Her Health. 7pm welcomes Tell The World on Wednesdays, to complement The Monitor, Coming to America, Progressive Forum, and Thresholds on the other days of the week at 7pm. Later evenings continue to host diverse information programs before giving way to eclectic music and other programmings through the night.

The morning lineup now presents the Thom Hartmann Show at 5am, followed by a rebroadcast of an hour of our most popular weekend shows at 6am. Then, Democracy Now with Amy Goodman remains a 7am staple, before we go full circle with KPFT News First Look at 8am. KPFT’s Voices program will no longer be heard at 9am.

Thanks for all you do to help keep listener-supported, volunteer-driven KPFT alive and well as we work together in our diversity to move towards a solid future for our station.

“Xpress witih Dr. X” on KAMU-FM in College Station, TX: I make a 35 minute ‘guest appearance’, April 25, 2017

Last Tuesday (April 25, 2017) at about 8 PM CT, I was driving up to Bryan-College Station for some business and happened to hear the beginning of the show “Xpress with Dr. X, M.D” Radio show` on KAMU-FM, a service of Texas A&M University. I’m not often moved to call in to radio shows, but he started with stories about some email problems he recently had and then got into Trump, so you know I had to call. They picked up my line as I was around the corner from my destination, so I had to stop. I’m usually the radio host these days, so calling in is a different kind of fun for me.

The pick up my call at the 20:40 mark, but you might want to start about 5-10 minutes before that so you can hear his email story and get some context.

Apr 25, 2017 Xpress with Dr. X, M.D. 303nd Program – Ethics of using social media to publicly attach people and financial implications of doing so. The ethics of Medical Errors are the number 3 cause of U.S. deaths, Ethics of marrying an Amnesiac.

Listen   /   Stream

 

My “interview” begins at 20:40

#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 8/31/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): First Time Homebuying Made Easy(er). GUEST: Brad Stevens, Real Estate Broker [AUDIO]

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

KPFT is your community radio station, and community is about where you live. With housing prices remaining strong in many cities and neighborhoods, it’s often a seller’s market, and interest rates may start ticking up soon for the first time in years.

Tonight’s program is for those folks who want to own a stake in their community in the form of their own home, but may not know where to begin, what assistance exists for them, or how to navigate the process.

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.)

Brad Stevens, REALTOR® and Licensed Real Estate Broker, has been a Landlord, property manager, listing agent, buyer’s agent and rehabber, but he started his career with a focus on first-time homebuyers. Clients he guided through the home-buying process may not have been able to purchase their dream home without first learning about some of the lesser-known advantages – yes, advantages – of being a first-time homebuyer.

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  • Who is considered a first-time homebuyer? ANYONE WHO HAS NOT OWNED REAL ESTATE OF ANY KIND FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS.
  • What types of loans are available for any buyer?
    • What are the general criteria for loans?
  • How does credit play into the process?
    • What if I don’t have bad credit but have NO credit history?
    • How much cash (of varying types) do I need in the bank?
    • What is my credit score and how do I find out?
    • How do I improve (or hurt) my credit score, and how can I make it more appealing to a lender?
  • Where do I get started with a lender (your bank may not be the best at home lending!!).
  • How much can I afford?
  • What are the advantages of being a first-time buyer in respect to special LEGITIMATE homebuyer programs?
    • Tax credits and deductions, etc.
  • Am I interested in a New or Existing home?
    • As a first-time homebuyer, does it matter to me?
    • New or used, know what you’re getting: Have your home inspected before you buy it.
  • What is the process of purchasing a home?
    • Pre-approval
    • Search (geography)
    • Offer
    • Executing Contract
    • Inspection
    • Appraisal
    • Closing
  • What mistakes to avoid?
    • Being hasty before your credit is sufficient.
    • Not selecting the right lender for your needs
    • Listening to your peanut gallery (friends, family, co-workers)

SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:

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#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 8/17/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): about shyness, self-consciousness, social phobias, and how to overcome them. GUESTS: Kristina Tutt, LMSW [AUDIO]

I originally had a completely different show planned for Thinkwing Radio on Monday 8/17, but I held over the guest from Queer Voices (Kristina Tutt, LMSW) so we could talk about shyness, self-consciousness, social phobias, and how to overcome them. I think it made a pretty interesting and, hopefully, helpful show.

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.)

  • Kristina Tutt, LMSW

POSSIBLE TOPICS: I held over the guest from Queer Voices so we could talk about shyness, self-consciousness, social phobias, and how to overcome them.

SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:

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KPFT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and it can always use your tax-deductible support.  Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still has fixed and variable expenses, and it still costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 8/3 & 8/10/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): SUMMER FUNDRAISING DRIVE, New KPFT Transmitter, Declared Wars vs Undeclared Wars, Greek Debt Crisis and the Problems of an International Currency, Flat Taxes, Infrastructure, How To Find News, Modern Cars & Distracted Driving GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

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

SHOW AUDIO 8/3/2015:

SHOW AUDIO 8/10/2015:

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.)

  • CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

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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: Mon, 7/27/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Who’s Fighting Who In The Middle East Melee? Is Trans the ‘new’ Gay? What is a ‘small business’?& more). GUESTS: CALLERS! [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.)

  • CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

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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: Mon, 7/20/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Is ‘Trans’ the new Gay? Is there an ‘Obama Doctrine’? , Are declared wars ‘better’ than undeclared wars? & more). GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

*2* PAIRS OF FREE TICKETS TO Space City Comic Con for CALLERS! (Tickets good for Friday, 7/24, Noon-8PM) Daily Schedule <– Click

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.)

  • CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  • 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?

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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

#PoliticsDoneRight: Thurs, 7/16/2015, 3PM @KPFTHouston 90.1 FM.TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Iran Nuke Treaty, Greek Debt Crisis, Air Travel/Airport/Passenger Pick-up Hell, Infrastructure: Be careful what you wish for, & more). GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

FREE TICKETS TO Space City Comic Con for CALLERS! (Tickets good for Friday, 7/24, Noon-8PM)

Welcome to POLITICS DONE RIGHT. Today I’m sitting in for Egberto Willies.

WE HAVE MOVED TO MONDAYS AT 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.)

WE HAVE MOVED TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

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).

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.)

  • CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS: The Iran Nuke Treaty, Greece: Is Austerity The Best Way To Address Excess Debt? Air Travel/Airport/Passenger Pick-up Hell; Infrastructure: Be careful what you wish for.

  • Mission to Pluto: Over 9 years at 31,000 mph.
  • As Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise Begins, Texans Keep Watch ‘Just in Case’, New York Times
    • Tex. – Despite the Internet chatter about trains with shackles and Walmart stores being closed to be used as detention camps, this small West Texas town on Wednesday seemed to be surviving the start of Jade Helm 15, the military exercise …
    • IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY:
  •  Greece: Is Austerity The Best Way To Address Excess Debt?
    • The Greek Responsibility:
    • Governed by adults who should know the consequences of borrowing
    • More effective collection of taxes
    • VAT: Great for tax on consumptions, but what about people who make far more than they can spend?
    • Cutting expenditures to pay sovereign debt:
    • Pain worth the gain?
    • Might Austerity be fair for multiple generations?
      • Should debt forgiveness be essential?
      • Why, and by whom?
      • Does austerity make it much harder to pay creditors by hurting economic growth?
      • Are some forms of austerity better or worse than others?
      • Do Banks and Financiers share responsibility because they over-lent?
      • Should Banks and Financiers ‘forgive’ some of Greece’s debt, and it so, why?
  •  Air Travel/Airport/Passenger Pick-up Hell

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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: Mon, May 25, 2015, 10PM, @KPFTFM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Free Trade, Fair Trade or Geopolitical Weapons? Corporate Raiders & more). GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

WE HAVE MOVED TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-05-25_2100, Trade Politics, Iraq, ISIS, Dictatorships vs democracy, middle income vs middle class, windpower, cat talk

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.)

WE HAVE MOVED TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

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).

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.)

  • CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:  100 Year Anniversary of the start of the Armenian Genocide and the importance of history’s judgment, $70k minimum wage, Toll roads everywhere, Back to the Moon, and more.

______________________________________________________________________ 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

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