#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, MAR. 4, 2015, 10PM, @KPFTFM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM Ana Marie Cox: Christian; Are we headed for war with Russia? ; Is war with Russia coming?; Are Islam and Christianity religions of peace?. GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-03-04_2200, ANA MARIE COX-CHRISTIAN, ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY RELIGIONS OF PEACE OR WAR, SUPREME COURT & OBAMACARE

Our guest engineer tonight is Robert “Bob” Gartner

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.) CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

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, FEB. 25, 2015, 10PM, @KPFTFM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM Support the USPS; Are Islam and Christianity religions of peace?; Next-Gen KPFT. GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

This show turned out completely different from what I imagined, so I changed the headline. Such is live radio. :)

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-02-25_2200, The USPS, Are Islam and Christianity religions of peace,Next-Gen KPFT

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.) CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

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, FEB. 18, 2015, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Topical and journalistic expertise, libertarianism vs. anarchism, the ‘CSI Effect’, and more . GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-02-18_2200, ANARCHISM vs LIBERTARIANISM, PRESIDENTIAL COLLEGE DEGREES, MY FUNCTIONS AS A HOST

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.) CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

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, 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, FEB. 4 2015, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Incl. Gov. Abbott & ‘liberty’, Barbary States Wars and ransoms, and more . GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-02-04_2200, Greg Abbott, Libertarians, Vaccination, Post-mortem photos, ISIS, Elephants

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.) CALLERS

POSSIBLE TOPICS:

  • Gov. Greg Abbott
  • ISIS, Jordan and war
  • Vaccinations: Ready for some new Darwin Awards?

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

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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.