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- 12 / 01 / 09 -
The CD player completely fails, the frustration of having no equipment working, the fascination with the Tiger Woods story, voters in Switzerland decide to ban minarets, the rise of Islam in Europe, the actual number of minarets in Switzerland and France, albinos are on the run in Africa, attacks on redheaded kids in the States, radio shows of the past, a listener wonders what happened to Andrew Goldberger from the "Brain Damage" days, a translation of a foreign phone call made 28 years ago on "The Voice of Long Island," feedback on last week's discussion of school bus stops, an excerpt from a local school newsletter on the subject, feedback on the controversial World Cup game between France and Ireland, listener opinion on irresponsible bicyclists, ways safety can be improved, some crazy laws being proposed concerning cycling, it's the tenth anniversary of the "Battle for Seattle," a Euronews poll reflects the same results as the Swiss vote, still more troubles with the CD players.
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- 12 / 08 / 09 -
An abbreviated show due to basketball, Emmanuel wonders why all college teams have the same nicknames, attaining the worst basketball record in history, Hofstra drops its football program, the undue amount of attention this is getting, wondering why Stony Brook appears to be in the Big South division, the result of last week's World Cup draw, how North Korea got the shaft, thanking the CD player for cooperating this week, thoughts on the global climate summit in Copenhagen, how leaked emails have caused controversy, the absurdity of people who believe global warming doesn't exist, the lack of understanding of scientific terms, a couple of recent SUV tales, how CNN now has a forum problem similar to what Newsday had in the past, more on albinos, trying to prove the existence of static going over the air, a startling new anti-gay bill in Uganda, where gay marriage bills stand in New York and New Jersey, thoughts on the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's murder.
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- 12 / 15 / 09 -
This will be the last live show for a while, it won't be possible to take phone calls for even longer, Emmanuel has been involved in cleaning out a desk for the past ten days, the kinds of things that get collected over the years, debating what to save and what to trash, Emmanuel's project archiving old videotapes, Emmanuel's trip to the motor vehicle department, some of the little injustices that can be witnessed there, the Tiger Woods story won't go away, how people seem to be imperfect by default, Silvio Berlusconi is attacked in Italy, some of the disturbing reactions to this, the problems Senator Lieberman is causing, currency in North Korea is devalued, more on global warming, the danger of ignoring research, a caller on a cell phone causes confusion, a listener wonders where the moderate Republicans are.
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- 12 / 22 / 09 -
Emmanuel is walking in the snow in January, a few minutes of each month of 2009 will comprise this show, wondering what to expect in 2009, the feeling of anticipation after the election, what Emmanuel hopes to accomplish this year; February: disappointment in the winter as the temperatures have risen throughout the month, the first weeks of the Obama regime, Emmanuel's desire to see the promise of high speed rail fulfilled, the potential for significant change taking place this year, the positive aspects of the American spirit; March: an extremely windy evening, the winter has redeemed itself, the sound of the wind in the forest, hopes for a hurricane later in the year, the economy may be starting to improve; April: Emmanuel recently returned from Canada, the leaves will be out soon, how things change month by month in this part of the world, Obama's first 100 days will soon have passed, Obama's defense of wiretapping has been a big disappointment, possible advancements in high speed rail, holding the Bush administration responsible for its actions, the reaction of the right wing to what Obama has started to do; May: all of the leaves have arrived on the trees, Obama's reversal on the torture photos, ways to avoid becoming too cynical, an update on the economy, some of the hacker events that lie ahead this year; June: it's raining rather heavily, the days are long again, things are a lot noisier than they were a few months ago, the sound of the rain and the wind; July: Emmanuel has survived the summer so far without air conditioning, what ToorCamp was like, the controversy involving a Harvard professor who's a friend of Obama, the death of Michael Jackson, Emmanuel's experience getting tickets to the concerts, a prediction for the sounds of the next month; August: an explosion of sound as the various night insects come to life, the days are already noticeably shorter, what Hacking At Random was like; September: it's officially autumn now, another difference in sound, how insects deal with rain, noticing how fast the year is going by, the mathematics behind this, difficulty summarizing what's been going on in the last month, the right wing is getting louder; October: only a few loud insects remain, it's been nearly a year since the election, what has changed with the opposition, how their tactics seem to be working, Emmanuel is planning on being in Germany this winter, bemoaning the Yankees being on the verge of winning yet another championship; November: it's now quiet again in the evening, the series of monthly clips is almost at an end, the continuing health care debate and the challenges of getting anything done, the date of this program's airing has been determined; December: the final segment of this special show, it's gotten cold already, Emmanuel will be in Paris when this show airs, summing up Obama's first year and the reaction to it, the frustration of trying to enact change, wondering if this program will make any sense pieced together.
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- 12 / 29 / 09 -
A special program focusing on the Hacking At Random hacker conference which took place on campgrounds in the Netherlands in August, HAR FM news, Emmanuel and Voltaire are standing outdoors under a disco ball, how HAR has been inspirational, a rundown of the various embassies and villages, Voltaire's secret on how people can make it to these events from overseas, HAR FM interview with the maker of a beer can buzzer, Mitch Altman and Bicycle Mark discuss their impressions of the camp, the "silent disco," Emmanuel visited "Area Z" earlier, HAR FM coverage of the near hacking of the Event Phones, the total amount of billable phone calls that have been made, a Twitter update for HAR, the hard disk shredder, Mitch describes what the DECT phone system is all about, the amounts and quality of sleep people are getting, the Norwegians are leaving early, another party at the Italian embassy, Bicycle Mark has been interviewing people who are attending from around the world on the issue of health care, some of the questions that have been asked, conclusions reached on health care, "The Ted Danson Memorial Bus Shelter" on HAR FM, examples of numbers stations and the practice of jamming over shortwave, Mitch discusses the Republic of Blah, things that are happening in the hardware hacker tent, looking forward to Italian grappa, Dan Kaminsky is interviewed on HAR FM, thoughts on creativity and productiveness, airport security, why the success of telecommuting is a lie, what email is good and bad for, the marketing and distribution of software, the camp is sold out, Bicycle Mark talks about the prohibition of campfires, a giant robot appears, the European lockpickers championship was held earlier, continuing to head towards the Italian embassy, final words from HAR FM. The second part of this program will air next week.
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