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New World Notes - Radio Great Jean Shepherd

08/14/2012 12:00
08/14/2012 12:30

 

This week on New World Notes: radio program #232, August 14, from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m., host Kenneth Dowst replays another of the earliest installments of New World Notes: #52, from February 2009.

We present a tribute to the ad-lib art of late-night radio storyteller Jean Shepherd. The program includes a condensed version of one of Shepherd's great monologues, from October 1965. It's a humorous tale of grenade-replica cigarette lighters, the real George Washington, crime in real life vs. on TV, and life among the rednecks in Covington, Kentucky, in the 1950s. Introduction by Kenneth Dowst.

For more pictures and more information, see our original Web page from 2009: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2009/02/radio-great-revived-mr-jean-shepherd.htm.

New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "oppressive yoke") of WWUH-FM, a community service of 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 A-Infos Radio Project and (from #90 onwards) the Internet Archive. Either link should get you a reverse-chronological listing of available installments. Or browse the show's Web site: Each installment has a page; each page has links to the recorded audio; and a handy table of contents will quickly find the installment you want.

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: August 21 -- TBA