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- 09 / 01 / 90 -

Most of the show is missing, an additional section didn't record due to the cassette deck malfunctioning, Chris Crowley offers perspective on music issues of the day, Sinead O'Connor is banned at local radio stations for not wanting the national anthem played at her concert, other news stories involving Sinead O'Connor, how the "Holier Than Cow" show works, Eric predicts that Chris will be back one day, a new school year has begun, how things were different when Eric went to school at Stony Brook, a caller takes issue with the defense of Sinead O'Connor, questioning Roseanne Barr's patriotism after singing the national anthem at a baseball game, the question of whether it's traditional to play the national anthem before a rock concert, how quickly people forget history, how many people don't know all the words to "The Star Spangled Banner," a rundown of stations and how they're handling the controversy, Margaret Parker is filling in for Raz, Sinead O'Connor, a loud "Power Surge" promo, "Concert Billboard," Flower Surge, "Power Surge."

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Sep. 1
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- 09 / 08 / 90 -

"Stardate," sounds of marching, Phil Ochs, channel identification test, balance test, speaker phasing test, sweep tones, various stereophonic sound effects, The Clash, sound effects, trying to remember the name of the writer of "Police and Thieves," a rundown of the specific sound effects heard, Eric's car is broken into yet again, the feeling of being targeted, the first part of last week's show was stolen which included an exclusive report on a house blowing up in Ronkonkoma, the wave of crime in New York City, trying to translate an Associated Press story, a challenge to callers who are afraid, why radios aren't covered by car insurance, ways of responding to crimes, the therapeutic effect of talking about crimes, Andrew Goldberger's experience with criminals in the Paris Metro, Eric's opinion on the Metro, Eric's advised to see "Pump Up The Volume," comparing comedians of different eras, generation gaps, Bob Dylan, The Tripod Family: Pop and Charlie try to figure out the whole mess with Howard and Cathy and the family scandal is revealed, Phil Ochs, the 800 number of the week, getting transferred to a Doors song, mixing calls together, crime in Greenlawn, smashing mailboxes, Eric manages to break the phone, an allegation that yoga invites devil worship, looking for a yoga club in Georgia, a very weird ring, calling the "Paddington Station Yoga Club," an interview with an employee of a yogurt store on the yoga controversy in Georgia, words on religion and the devil, a fight against the census, how to deal with a burglar, more crime in Greenlawn, a request for Raz, support for the taking of hostages by Saddam Hussein, trying to find aggressive acts against the United States by Iraq, questions about draft registration, Phil Ochs, religious reaction to the threat of war, trying to call President Bush, "no actuality" in the White House, more of The Doors on the phone, Phil Ochs, "Power Surge."

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Sep. 8
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- 09 / 15 / 90 -

Jim Wiener, "Stardate," Augustus Pablo, pieces of the "Brain Damage" theme, American history record with reggae, dub, and sound effects, a demonstration of stereophonic sound, kicking the "cultured voices" off the air, backward masking in cultural records, Eric recounts to Jim the events of last week, Irving Berlin, Jim talks about the carrier current days of the radio station back in the 60s, Eric and Jim interrupt each other's stories, the history of a show called "Campus Beat," the Dalai Lama is coming to campus, Eric gets an insurance check for last week's car break-in, the New York Post may not be around after next week, a caller shows up in person, Eric tries to get everyone to pitch in to save the Post, all the phone lines get busy at 11 pm as everyone dials the campus at once when the rates go down, Eric's impressions of California, the artificial environment of Hollywood, Jim mutters in the background, the 200th anniversary of the New York Post is coming up in 2001, a call for a skate park in Greenlawn, some of the old newspapers of the area, why the Daily News and the Post should merge, a question as to whether New York Newsday is a real New York City newspaper, how to correctly say the name of the campus, Kelly Quad is missing, more skaters in Greenlawn, a caller makes a generous offer for the Post, a caller has an upset stomach, Jim goes out for snacks, the "Twin Peaks" soundtrack is out, a rundown of the many characters in the show, Rupert Murdoch is accused of killing Laura Palmer, some of the merchandise being sold in relation to the show, there's a serial killer on the loose in the town where "Twin Peaks" is filmed, Mike the building manager stops by to share "Twin Peaks" theories, the new season starts on the 30th, The Tripod Family: Howard arrives in Huntington to look for Cathy, a contest to find out what kind of accent Mr. Greenbaum has, Desmond Dekker, news, refugees stream out of Kuwait, France takes action against Iraq, black on black violence in South Africa, a racist remark from a member of the administration, "Twin Peaks" dialogue about the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama promo, a preview of the song by the university president welcoming the Dalai Lama, the Stony Brook Varsity Orchestra, an update on the New York Post, trying to instill enthusiasm in people in order to save the Post, Jim moves to the conference room studio, Jim plays the piano and sings, the correct way to eat peanut butter cups, Eric refuses to argue electronically, what to call "Twin Peaks" fans, the little index tabs that used to be in Newsday along with other memories of old papers, a "Fernwood 2Night" reference, the Phonemail lady disconnects Jim, why Eric only had one copy of the tape that got stolen, why Jim spells "Wiener" differently than most, a four minute period of silence at 1:52 caused by a strange button being pressed, the end of the show is reached prematurely, "Power Surge."

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Sep. 15
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- 09 / 22 / 90 -

Dave Brown, "Funny Farm" promo, outdated "Music For Modern Ears" promo, the first half of The Screaming Abdabs' (Pink Floyd) bootleg performance of "Brain Damage," "Moscow Mailbag" - the return of Joe Adamov, George Martin, the sound of "Moscow Mailbag" rewinding, Deep Purple, sound effects, Eric's been thinking about driving lately, judging people by their cars, driving back and forth to the city, how certain people can recognize cars by sight, Eric witnesses an altercation on the highway, various frustrating scenarios on the road, Eric gives Mike Yuhas a call in Milwaukee, Eric defends his foreign car, Eric put 5000 miles on a rental car during his trip to California, Mike complains about New York's speed limit of 55, Mike describes a close call in his parking garage, Eric and Mike remember an accident they were in together, Mike is developing pictures of trains, remembering a trip to Pennsylvania with a bunch of train spotters, Mike faxes his face to Eric, recounting where the Tripods are at this point in the saga, The Tripod Family: Howard begins work at the vegetable stand, Run DMC, Eric describes an adventure in northern California with loggers and Earth First demonstrators, some near death experiences, the freedom of the open road, trying to check on international car rental information, handy driving tips, trying to think of a topic for callers, an empty switchboard, a story of real life bumper cars, new emergency phones on highways, New York City taxi drivers, what happened at the end of the show last week, getting a caller ready for the road, the benefits of hitchhiking, driving near prisons, the disadvantages of power windows and power locks, why driving in New York City is different, the weirdness of Boston traffic, Run DMC.

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Sep. 22
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- 09 / 29 / 90 -

The first hour and four minutes of this show is missing. The Tripod Family: Mr. Greenbaum tries to help Howard remember who he is, Bob Dylan, a message is coming in 20 minutes from a computer, Home T, Cocoa Tea, Shabba Ranks, "The Pirate's Anthem," Screaming Target, King Tubby, another 2 Live Crew controversy in Rhode Island, the Mapplethorpe obscenity trial begins in Cincinnati, how Chemical Bank is helping people to remember to take their cards after they get money, world leaders are in New York City, Bush won't sign a declaration on children's rights at the United Nations, former WUSB news director Doug Delmar dies of AIDS, Eric's personal memories of Doug, why those in authority don't seem to recognize the threat of AIDS, the amount of money spent on preparing for war versus the amount spent to fight AIDS, a brief look at the news, Phil Ochs, Bush is getting impatient with the embargo against Iraq, a good chance that the war will start before the end of the year, Eric uses different names in different places, the question of support for the troops, the "India Hour" theme fills in for the outro, "Concert Billboard," "Power Surge."

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Sep. 29
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