New World Notes - Climate Crisis (Methane)
This week on New World Notes: radio program #242, October 16, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst excerpts another fine audiocollage by Chazk / Virtual Renderings. It's about climate change and ecological catastrophe. In several passages, veteran climate activist David Wasdell explains why global warming is getting worse at an increasingly faster rate. Disaster looms.
The topic may be a downer, but the program is a delight to hear. Spun around Wasdell's spoken words are movie clips, songs, comedy routines, and whatnot from artists including Firesign Theater, George Carlin, Lee Camp, Al Gore (remember him?), Sean Kennedy, Natalie Merchant, and several others.
Some personal favorites here: Don't miss the TV "weather girl" who goes ballistic (by the Canadian comedy ensemble Deep Rogue Ram)--plus classic Firesign Theater at the beginning and, near the end, a haunting snippet of "Frosty the Snowman" sung by Angela McCluskey.
Here's a listing of many audiocollages by Virtual Renderings, with links to the audio podcasts: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/contributor/2102.
For WWUH listeners, the October 16 program includes additional live commentary and more whatnot in a special hour-long broadcast as part of the station's Fall Fund Drive (pledge week). Call with a pledge--or just with good wishes--and be acknowledged on-air (or remain anonymous if you prefer). The number to call is 1-800-444-9984. You may also pledge online via our secure website.
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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.
Coming soon (Tuesday air debut dates shown)
October 23 -- Dave Zirin on American Football
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