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Vol. 5, No. 7 -- February 18, 2012
This week in New World Notes, radio program #207, February 21, 2012
Instead of gloom and doom, we take note of events that are just, well, weird.
How about a plan to reduce carbon emissions in Australia by shooting wild camels? (Their burps and farts contain methane, you see.) How about a required history unit on Estee Lauder in Texas schools?
Plus journalist Conn Hallinan's "Are You Serious?" Awards, newspaper items from Connecticut, and satire (or is it?) by The Onion, Roy Zimmerman, and George Carlin.
George Carlin performs a lesser-known sketch, "The Book Club."
Roy Zimmerman sings "America."
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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.
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