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New World Notes News
Vol. 3, No. 42 -- October 17, 2010

This week in New World Notes (except WWUH), radio program #137, October 19:


In brief

Our nation's Founders encouraged business but distrusted corporations--which they tightly regulated and restricted. Jefferson warned that corporations could end up running the country. (Yep!) In a fine talk, environmental activist and business expert Ted Nace describes the history of corporations, ... their growing power, ... and their frequent battles with The People--some of which The People won. Also reflections by K.D. on the branding of everything and 2 relevant songs.

Two books by Ted Nace. Most photos: Click to enlarge.

Notes, credits, & links for # 137

NWN #137 is a repeat of NWN #26 (August 2008), re-edited.

This week's music:

  • James McMurtry, Can't Make It Here Anymore
  • Roy Zimmerman, from Multinational Anthem

Introductory recitation: Stupid's Pledge by Utah Phillips

Original Nace recording--edited to a fare-thee-well by K.D.--courtesy of Sue Supriano's "Steppin' Out of Babylon" ( Sue's complete half-hour interview with Nace (2004) is available here.

Ted Nace's book on corporations, Gangs of America (2003) is available in print and also as a free download (.pdf).

Tuesday, October 19, noon to 1 PM on WWUH 91.3 and streaming on

In this special broadcast for Pledge Marathon Week, regular but brief appeals for money will punctuate a potpourri of insightful political/social commentary by a range of voices. You'll hear none of these voices on corporate-controlled radio or TV stations--neither the overtly commercial stations nor the ones dependent on grants from Cargill, Exxon Mobil, and other social ils. Plus we'll have a reflection or two by me and a couple of songs (not by me).

Pledges of support to any noncommercial, alternative, community-based radio station are always in good taste. Pledges of support to WWUH made by telephone while New World Notes is broadcasting--noon to 1 PM (Eastern) on Tuesday, October 19 are even nicer, as I'll be able to thank you on-air . . . unless you prefer to remain anonymous. A tally is made of the amount pledged by phone during each show--and the loser has to buy beer and pizza for the other 67 volunteer staff members. No, just kidding about the beer and pizza.

The phone number for pledges is 1 - 800 - 444 - WWUH ( - 9984). You can also pledge online at or else print out a form and mail in a check (same Internet address). In the Hartford area you can dial 860-768-4008.

Other essential info.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "boiler room") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.

Feedback to kdowst at hotmail period com.
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You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. New World Notes' main audio archive is at Installments beginning with #90 are archived also at The Internet Archive, in a variety of file formats. Either link should get you a reverse-chrono listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page, and each page has links to the recorded audio.

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.

Two commentators whose words will be read (top) or heard (bottom)
on our live broadcast: Amy Goodman and Doyle Redland (of
The Onion
Radio News)

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)

  • October 26 -- "WTC-7" Follies, featuring David Ray Griffin.
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