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 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Edward Jay Epstein (read), Lyn Gerry (reading), Kenneth Dowst
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
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An "alternative" Valentine's Day show for people who think of Hallmark cards as literary high-fructose corn syrup. Includes two anti-romantic songs by Tom Lehrer and a story-in-song of the love between a young man and a ... er ... hmmmmm ... whatever. Also, Lyn Gerry, of Unwelcome Guests Collective, reads the fascinating story of the rise of the world's most successful illegal monopoly, the Diamond Cartel, a.k.a. DeBeers--and its brilliant marketing strategy.
Diamond Cartel story (written by Edward Jay Epstein, *The Atlantic*, February 1982) from "Unwelcome Guests" program #416, available on this database (program # 27954). Thanks to Unwelcome Guests Collective for permission to rebroadcast. "New World Notes" is produced for WWUH-FM, 'Public Alternative Radio' at the University of Hartford. Feedback to kdowst at hotmail dot com.
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SONGS--Tom Lehrer, "She's My Girl" and "Wiener Schnitzel Waltz"
Long outro--The Kinks, "Lola"

SERIES OVERVIEW -- Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for. "Date recorded" = date of first scheduled broadcast.

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00:28:37 English 2009-02-10
 West Hartford, CT
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