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Free Culture Part I

June 24, 2004
Solo

This is partly comprised of volunteers reading chapters from Lawrence Lessigs book, Free Culture, on the Internet. This is a book that became audio on the Internet and which now becomes a radio mix and, so far, no one has objected to this multiplicity of unauthorized reuses. This show is all about the very idea of intellectual property and how that idea is changing in the novel light of new technology. With contrasting and supporting material from many media sources, we look at what belongs to whom in this transforming cultural context.

3 Hours

Word Receptacle

June 17, 2004
Solo

This one is all about words, specifically all those that the FCC prohibits, with lots of unembarrassed examples. I thought it might be interesting to use the actual words being endlessly discussed for a change. Some clips from an edition of This American Life provides an excellent discussion of the FCCs impossible words and especially their unproven effect on kids, while lots of offending material from Lenny Bruce to Eminem is heard as well. This is my unauthorized attempt to relax a little around these words and try to depict how hearing them in the middle of the night is a relatively harmless experience.

3 Hours

Space For Kids

June 10, 2004
Solo

A show built around stories and music about space kids. X-Minus One gives us two intermixed stories of kids taking over with supernatural powers and alien help. The fantastic Twink provides space music on toy instruments, a raising of the MoonRock pot provides a 4 year old Wang Tool memorial tribute to Bobby and Betty, two kids killed tragically in space during their unaccompanied trip to the moon, mashed space songs and mashed baby songs, and it all goes down strained peaches in space.
3 Hours