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Program Information
 New World Notes 
 Weekly Program
 Kenneth Dowst, David Rovics
 Kenneth Dowst  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
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In a humorous and satiric monologue, KD reflects on several current & past events, all connected to Easter-time in America. Plus a song by David Rovics.

Topics include secularization and commercialization of holidays, Notre Dame Cathedral, Russia's involvement in US elections, Abolitionist John Brown, the supermarket strike, and how (on Easter, 1929) Edward Bernays got American women hooked on cigarettes.
"John Brown" is from David Rovics' "Big Red Sessions" album.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "spreading chestnut tree") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
This is a replay (with minor emendations) of NWN #581, from April 2019. Some of the current events mentioned are now two years old. Because the discussion goes beyond the events to the larger issues the events illustrate, the show holds up well (IMHO).

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