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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Jean Shepherd
 Kenneth Dowst  
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The first of NWN's four tributes (so far) to the ad-lib art of late-night radio storyteller Jean Shepherd. Includes a condensed version of one of his great monologues, from October 1965. It's a humorous tale of grenade-replica cigarette lighters, the real George Washington, crime in real life vs. on TV, and life among the rednecks in Covington, KY, in the 1950s. Intro by KD.
Original Shepherd recording courtesy of Radio Veronica. This and a few other Shepherd monologues contributed by Radio Veronica are archived at It is still possible but no longer easy to access them.

"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "gun") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment was originally broadcast in 2009 as NWN #232. Files downloaded from the links, below, may be identified as #232.

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