Social satire, sometimes comic. Let the corporate media fret about the Top 10 fashion blunders, TV bloopers, waist-trimming foods, tennis players, and the like. WE'LL read or play recordings of more oddball Top-10 lists:
(a) Quotations, 2000-2009; (b) Reasons to visit New Zealand; (c) High-level political sex scandals (Bill & Monica didn't even make the list!); and--this ya gotta hear--(4) Military combat rifles.
I add a few footnotes but--honest!--I didn't make ANY of this stuff up.
This program is a replay of NWN #101 (Feb. 2010).
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "benign neglect") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This installment of New World Notes is available also on The Internet Archive (www.archive.org).
At the end of the show I lie about the name of WWUH's station manager. It's actually John Ramsey, not Conrad. But I wanted to end on the song, "We Love You, Conrad." No composer--not even Jackson Browne--would give a song a title as dull as "We Love You, John." Sorry. Blame Mrs. Ramsey.
More details, photos, great links, & other good stuff on the show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com
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," below, = date of first scheduled broadcast.
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