#ThinkwingRadio: SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, 10-11PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: CALLERS/OPEN FORUM, TOPIC(s): AIRLINE SEAT RECLINE, WAR IN UKRAINE & ISIS [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-09-03_2200, AIRLINE SEAT RECLINE, WAR IN UKRAINE & ISIS

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Over the past year, “ThinkwingRadio with Mike Honig” has brought you dozens of interesting guests and many uncommon or rarely heard topics of discussion. We have callers from across the political and ideological spectrum, and I endeavor to treat them all with respect and courtesy so we can generate a real flow of ideas. You can listen to almost any show I’ve ever done (going back to May 2010) by going to the archive tab.

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).

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  • You’re entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts;
  • An educated electorate is a prerequisite for a democracy.

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Цекало и Puttin` отожгли на Воробьевых горах [VIDEO] Dancing In Moscow

This video, uploaded to YouTube on February 26, 2012, is of a Russian ‘flash mob’ putting together a massive dance number on a Moscow street.

The song is Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz”, written in 1929 and intended to satirize the less well-off dressing-up ‘to the nines’.

So … You’ve got a Russian Flash mob dancing to a song written by a Russian-American Jewish Composer, originally observing the working class trying to emulate the rich.

As with so many things, the media (Russian media, in this case) are debating whether the performance had a deeper sociopolitical meaning: “Puttin'”? Putin? Good Putin policy? Bad Putin policy?

Or is a dance sometimes just a dance?

Watch it here.

PS: If someone could give me a good English translation of the original Russian title, I’d be much obliged.