#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 9/28/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): With John Boehner going, who if anyone should be cheering? Is your fish polyester or cotton?, 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

POSSIBLE TOPICS: 

Boehner and the ‘Catpublicans’; Hillary vs Media; Can Interest Rates Be Negative?; Fabric and Plastic in your Seafood; more

SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:

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#Thinkwing Radio: Mon, 9/21/2015, 9PM @KPFTHouston FM 90.1. TOPIC(s): When Green…Isn’t?, Syrian Refugees, When Worlds Collide?, What is the future of Journalism, 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

POSSIBLE TOPICS: 

  • When Green…Isn’t?
  • Syrian Refugees
  • When Worlds Collide?
  • What is the future of Journalism

SOURCES WHICH MAY BE RELEVANT TO OTHER DISCUSSION:

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ARTICLE: Designers Building Roadways That Generate Solar Power, By Zoë Schlanger / November 17, 2014 1:47 PM EST

I always wonder about photovoltaic (PV) cells. How much generating capacity degradation occurs over time due to dirt and grime accumulating on the cells’ surfaces? How important is it to keep them clean, and how clean? If you install them on a sloped roof, cleaning is hard and dangerous (and potentially expensive) enough; even worse to 2, 3 or 4-story roofs.

When you talk about parking lots and roadways, the problem becomes orders of magnitude greater: Tire detritus, oil and grease drippings from vehicles, dust and dirt washed out of the skies and the adjoining soils.

I’ve never understood how or if these things are calculated into life-cost, investment payback and/or energy efficiency.

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