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Program Information
The Thunderbolt
Dont Freak Out! 2X
Weekly Program
Dana
 106.5 KOWA (Olympia, WA)  Contact Contributor
This week’s archive radio show — which originally aired on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day last year — tries to assure you that you shouldn’t freak out even though actually you should be totally freaking out.

Then we contemplate our ‘exceptional’ president who now claims an ’exceptional’ mandate if for no other reason than simply because he is so ‘exceptional’.

We then suggest that in spite of surface appearance, the Republican Party now resembles a dinosaur that — while still dangerous — is actually in the midst of its death throes.

Then we point out that ‘policy’ is not made on the news or even in the White House; ‘policy’ is determined in very secret rooms by some people that are themselves so secret that you almost certainly have never even heard of them.

You can find a directory of these people at www.theyrule.net

Next, we lament the heightened persecution of ‘alternative’ performance spaces in lieu of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.

Then we end the News & Commentary section of this week’s show with a somewhat comedic story from our local history about how just before the Civil War, the United States and England almost went to war over a frigging pig.

Pig Wars? Only in the Thunderbolt! Listen at your own risk…
This is a production of Dancing Angel Media. There is also a written version of The Thunderbolt at http://dana98501.wordpress.com/
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All of the segments in this week’s News & Commentary section originally aired on January 20th, 2017

Segments:

Station ID
00:00-00:27

TB Intro
Music: Focus
00:26-02:13

Don’t Freak Out!
Music: American Inauguration Band — Jimmy Dore — Laurie Anderson — Trans-Siberian Orchestra — The Swingle Singers featuring Shlomo
02:13-15:31

Exceptional Privilege
Music: Blüe Öyster Cült (2X)
15:31-20:48

The Tardy Hearse
(Featuring the Toothless Old Grandpa)
Music: The Pine Box Boys
20:48-27:42

The Hidden Enemy
Music: Ludovico Einaudi
27:39-31:23

Station ID
31:19-31:43

Art Not
Music: Seikos Presents Hyper
31:42-35:20

The Pig War
Music: Jean-Luc Ponty — The Residents
35:18-43:51

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Olympia Version:

Olympia Action Alert
Music: Mannheim Steamroller — LBE Fanfare Trumpeters
43:52-57:37

Disclaimer, Promo
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus
57:32-1:00:00
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Seattle Version:

All the following music was written and performed by Kimya Dawson

Music Intro
43:52-44:20

Mare And The Bear
44:20-46:30

Miami Advice (Featuring Aesop Rock)
46:27-51:54

Driving Driving Driving
51:49-58:01

Credits, Disclaimer, & Promo
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus
57:57-1:00:00

TB 180112 Don’t Freak Out! (2X) (Olympia Version) Download Program Podcast
Olympia Version
01:00:00 1 Jan. 11, 2018
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TB 180112 Don’t Freak Out! (2X) (Seattle Version) Download Program Podcast
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