Saturday, September 3, 2011


New World Notes News
Vol. 4, No. 36 -- September 3, 2011

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This week in New World Notes, radio program #183, September 6, 2011


In brief
An interesting look at our fascination with celebrities ... and corporate marketers' exploitation of this fascination to sell products. In fact our attraction to celebrities appears rooted in our evolution: the closer our ancestors got to the alpha male, the more likely they were to survive. The show includes parts of the documentary film Starsuckers and Chris Hedges' critique of Michael Jackson's funeral.

Michael Jackson. Most graphics: Click to enlarge.

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

You can listen to any installment of New World Notes online or else download it (as an mp3 audio file) for later listening. The show is archived at both and (from #90 onwards) The Internet Archive. 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. See the gray sidebar on the right ("CONTENTS [Links]") for a table of contents.

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.
Chris Hedges. He described Michael Jackson's funeral
as "a variety show with a coffin."

Coming soon (Tuesday air debut date shown)
  • September 13 & 20 -- Bruce Gagnon--recorded live in Wethersfield, Connecticut, August 20, 2011
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