I Read The News Today, Oh Boy!

Austerity fever

| April 9, 2012


Artist: Matthew Adams Stephen Benedetti
Title: IRTN April 9 2012
Album: IRTN
Year: 2012
Length: 0:38:25
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Austerity fever is catching, and it isn't a pleasant disease. Symptoms include unemployment, growing wealth gaps, crumbling infrastructure and more. We diagnose it and give some good economic health tips. Plus don't miss who is supporting green energy in Germany, what you can be stripped searched for in the U.S., why the bees are disappearing, George Clooney's spy satellite and more in our feature "Below the Fold: News you might have missed."

Stripped of justice

Homosexuality still nowhere near acceptance in the former USSR (with bonus link here)

Colony collapse disorder update

Justice delayed is, well, sometimes still a little bit of justice

George Clooney's spy satellite fights

Politics Make for Strange Bedfellows: The Ultimate Example

Our theme song "Carrot Juice Is Murder" is used by permission by the Arrogant Worms


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