August 30, 2002

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Friday, August 30, 2002

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Trucker music meets club music, and meeting a man who novelizes movies.

Iraqi Dissident Spin

The State Department is training a group of Iraqi dissidents to spread an anti-Saddam Hussein message on TV talk shows and in newspapers. Host Brooke Gladstone talks to one dissident, Muhannad Eshaiker of the Iraqi Forum for Democracy. Then host Bob Garfield talks to Hussein Ibish of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination ...

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Letters

Bob and Brooke read listener responses to previous shows.

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Indian Film Censored

Films in India are routinely censored if there’s too much sex or violence. But now Indian officials are censoring a documentary for its anti-nationalist message. Bob talks to Anand Patwardhan, director of War and Peace.

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Movie Novelization

Saving Private Ryan was called an accurate depiction of war and a throwback to the great WWII films of the fifties. It’s also quite a page-turner. Max Allan Collins wrote the novel based on Speilberg’s film. He also wrote the novelization of Road to Perdition, which is kind of weird, ...

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Mudflap Soundtrack

Like Bert Reynold’s mustache, music for truckers is not as marketable today as it was in the seventies. As country stations are disappearing, the odes to the big rigs are finding a new home on the turntables of hip, urban club DJs. OTM’s Rex Doane provides a history lesson in ...

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Black September

Six days and 29 years before Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympics in Munich. Thanks to a large press corps in town for the games, terrorism had for the first reached time a massive global television audience. Bob looks back with Columbia University political science ...

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Media Woes Overblown?

Despite recent, widely publicized changes and turmoil at AOL Time Warner, Vivendi, Bertelsmann, and Adelphia, these are not the dark ages for media companies. So argues business strategist Michael Wolf in a conversation with Bob.

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Wrestlers in the Closet

The ambiguously gay tag-team Chuck and Billy have had some success in the ring as pro wrestlers. But winning the championship belt isn’t helping their image with fans, who still mock and boo the duo’s antics. Brooke chats with Sut Jhally of the Media Education Center about its video “Wrestling ...

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