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Indecency on the Airwaves
Last Aired: 11/11/2002

Recently, the Federal Communications Commission slapped an Oregon radio station with an obscenity fine for airing a song by feminist rapper, Sarah Jones. While the song did use some of the FCC’s ‘dirty’ words, Jones’ lyrics actually parody the misogynist music of many mainstream artists and are a piece of pointed social criticism. Advocates for free speech argue that Jones’ case only demonstrates
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Margot's Farewell
Thanks to all our listeners and guests who, over nine years, helped us begin a national conversation on the powers and limits of government, the relevance of our constitution, and the meaning of democracy. Thanks to Annenberg and NPR and, on a personal note, I also owe a debt to the two people who taught me political theory many years ago: Jack Schaar and Sheldon Wolin. –Margot Adler
 
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