#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 29, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-29_2200, FALL FUNDRAISER, ELECTIONS, DOGS&CATS&COYOTES

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

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). 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: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 22, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-22_2200, FALL FUNDRAISER, RACE RELATIONS, ISIS

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

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). 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: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 15, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): SUPPORT YOUR *LOCAL* RADIO STATION! [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO:

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

CALL 713-526-5738!! KPFT is in its Fall Fund Drive. Most of the folks who work and broadcast at KPFT are volunteers, but it still fixed and variable expenses, meaning it costs $150/hour, 24/7/365 to keep KPFT on the air.

KPFT does not accept corporate sponsors. Over 90% of KPFT ‘s funding comes from individual listeners, and only about 1 listener in 16 helps to support KPFT at any given time.

Whether you can only afford to pledge a couple of bucks or $1000, we appreciate whatever you can do. If you can’t pledge support at this time, we still appreciate that you listen to KPFT .

Only 7 companies own about 30 of Houston’s 50-odd radio stations. Those 7 companies determine most of what you hear on your radio.

KPFT airs 95 different programs every week. If KPFT has a format, that format is … almost anything you can think of!

Please support Thinkwing Radio! Please help support KPFT and keep community-supported radio on the air!

Thanks, Mike Honig

And now, back to our regularly constructed show announcement.

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). 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: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 8, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM (+ Voting, Ebola, Hong Kong, & More) [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-08_2200, VOTING, HONG KONG, ISIS, KURDS, NASA, ROB LOWE

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

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). 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: Voting, Hong Kong Occupy, Ebola in the US, ISIS

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

#ThinkwingRadio: OCTOBER 1, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): OPEN FORUM, plus Cat Killers, Syria, Intelligence Flubs, SCOTUS Impeachment [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_2014-10-01_2200, CAT KILLER, ISIS,SYRIA,TURKEY,SECRETSERVICE

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

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). 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.

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

#ThinkwingRadio: SEPTEMBER 24, 2014, 10PM, @KPFT-FM 90.1 (Houston). GUESTS: YOU! TOPIC(s): ISIS, Child Abuse, 100YSS, Race Relations [AUDIO]

SHOW AUDIO: kpft_140924_2200, ISIS, Child Abuse, 100YSS, Race

Link is usually posted within about 72 hours of show broadcast.

ELECTION DAY IS COMING! Register AND Vote!: VOTER & Political Info And Resources

“If your vote didn’t matter, they wouldn’t try so hard to suppress it!”

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).

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.

GUEST(S): (See Event Announcement with links below the break)

  •  OPEN FORUM

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

RUN-OFF ELECTIONS on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 (HOUSTON & Other)

This Saturday, December 14th, there is a run-off election in Houston (and perhaps other places) If you live in Harris County (TX), you can find out if you have a run-off election in which you need to vote, as well as where to find your polling place and ID requirements.

In Harris County (TX), you can go to HarrisVotes.com. Other places have similar sites. If you don’t know if you have an election or where to get info, the best place to found out is your Secretary of State (SoS). If you don’t know the URL of your SoS, you can search with quotation marks as written: “secretary of state” [your State]

Vote and good luck!

Texas Primary Runoff Election: July 31, 2012 (Early Voting 7/23-27)

There are still some runoff elections as a result of undecided primary races. To vote in the runoffs, you must have voted in that party’s primary. [8/1/2012: This is apparently only partially accurate. Please see the CORRECTION at the bottom of this post. – Mike]

For early voting and ballot information in Harris County (my home area, encompassing most of Houston) you can visit this site: http://harrisvotes.org/.

(Non-Texas voters may find some useful info for their localities here: http://gottavote.org/en/?choose-state=true)

I try to maintain some general voting and political reference material here: https://thinkwingradio.com/political-information-and-resources/

Your state may vary, but the information in Texas is as follows:

The early voting period for the July 31st Runoff Election is July 23 – 27, 2012.

From VoteTexas.org: Any registered voter may vote early by personal appearance (in person). Early voting by personal appearance for the July 31, 2012, Primary Runoff Election begins on July 23, 2012, and ends on July 27, 2012. You may vote at any early voting location in your county of registration.

July 31, 2012 – Primary Runoff Election

You can see a list of runoffs for Texas Statewide positions (US Senator, etc.)  here: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/candidates/,  and here: http://votetexas.gov/voting/what.

You can contact the Texas Secretary of State (SoS) about election-related questions or complaints here: http://votetexas.gov/contact/

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CORRECTION: Thanks for this submission by J J Smith, on 2012/08/01 at 6:28 AM | In reply to ThinkWingRadio.

New News for all of us….. From http://votetexas.gov/faq/registration#1120:
Q. Does a voter have to vote in the primary election in order to vote in a runoff-election or on November 6, 2012?

A. A voter does not have to vote in the May 29, 2012 primary election in order to qualify to vote in a primary run-off election on July 31, 2012, OR in the general election on November 6, 2012. If you voted in one party’s primary on May 29, 2012, then you may not vote in the other party’s runoff on July 31, 2012. Remember if you signed a petition in lieu of filing fee for a candidate for one party, you many not vote in another party’s primary or primary runoff that voting year (2012). Whether you voted or not in the primary, you may vote for whomever you choose in November. Party affiliations expire on December 31.