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Novelist Leland Cheuk has taken the brave step from the solitary writer’s den to the comedy stage. He discusses dealing with New York City comedy audiences who’ve seen it all and how the two creative pursuits differ, before getting sidetracked by Downton Abbey talk.
During Breaking News, Paul discusses Occupy the SEC, The Pentagon’s $51 Billion ‘Black’ Budget, the taxpayer-funded fringe science funhouse that is DARPA, and an Unidentified Flying “Egyptian eye” hovering over pastures in Georgia. He also remembers Santa Cruz songwriter Cassidy Meijer, who passed away this past weekend.
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Malcolm Harris joins Radio Free Ruin to discuss the unexpected link between Adderall and the Occupy movement, precarity, a chemically-engineered generation dependent on pharmaceutical companies, the unpredictable life of the freelance writer, and why there’s no going back.
During Breaking News, we survey the week’s bad reporting on Apple and Foxconn, the precedent for such labor practices that was set in the Caribbean and South America post-NAFTA, Iraq’s ever-uncertain future, the precarious lives of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and haunted iPhones.