#Thinkwing Radio: Weds, APR. 13, 2015, 10PM, @KPFTFM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Hillary for Prez, Another black man shot by police, Thinking Libs vs Thinking Cons, & more. GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

WE WILL BE MOVING TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-04-13_2100, HILLARY 4PREZ, THINKING LIBS v THINKING CONS

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 WILL BE MOVING TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

  • TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY TONIGHT: “WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE” is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

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:  TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY,The era of video vigilante-ism; ‘Religious Oppression Restoration Act’, Rand Paul and  Ted Cruz for President?, Principles Over Results?, Rightwing (Apparent) Cognitive Dissonance, ‘Activist’ Investors, and more 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, APR. 8, 2015, 10PM, @KPFTFM 90.1 (Houston). TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (Suggested: Iran Nukes, April Fools, Lies and Politics, RFRAs, & more. GUESTS: CALLERS! [AUDIO]

WE WILL BE MOVING TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2015-04-08_2200, RFRA Laws, Rand Paul v Rachel Maddow, Lousy Love, Malthus

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 WILL BE MOVING TO MONDAYS AT 9-10 PM BEGINNING 4/13/2015.

  • TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY TONIGHT: “WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE” is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

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:  TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY,The era of video vigilante-ism; ‘Religious Oppression Restoration Act’, Rand Paul and  Ted Cruz for President?, Principles Over Results?, Rightwing (Apparent) Cognitive Dissonance, ‘Activist’ Investors, and more 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

Rand Paul and Rachel Maddow Revisited: An early visit to the philosophical underpinning of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

There’s been a national discussion about the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law in Indiana and pending in Arkansas.

What is interesting to me, and which has not to my knowledge been mentioned elsewhere, is that I have heard the logic used to defend and justify this law, and the ‘need’ for it, before. It was not well articulated, but you can hear the underpinnings of the reasoning there.

I first heard them almost 5 years ago.

It was in a famous – some might say notorious – interview that Rand Paul gave to Rachel Maddow when he announced his candidacy for the Senate seat from Kentucky. You can see and hear it here: Rachel Maddow’s interview with Rand Paul, 05/19/10 @ 10:10 PMUpdated 11/07/13 08:56 AM

This interview led to a commentary on my third-ever radio show.

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2010-MAY-24: Welcome to the Mike Honig Show: Thinkwing Radio

It’s hard to do a really topical show when it runs only once a week, but I’m going to start a little differently today, because I want to talk about the Rand Paul controversy, what I think it’s really about, and what I think it means.

[On May 19, 2010,] I was watching when Rachel Maddow asked Rand Paul the question about the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and whether he could support that today. Continue reading