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- 05 / 03 / 92 -

[The first half hour is missing.] Eric and Matt discuss the various protests that have been taking place in the wake of the Rodney King riots, how a lot of businesses closed early in New York City last night, an interview with "Dred Scott" who took part in the demonstrations, why people are so angry, Matt takes exception to the ideology expressed by the interviewee, a caller tries to defend the Rodney King verdict, Eric and Matt argue with callers on whether King was treated fairly, a summary of other riots, how guns are making the rioting worse, New York has been relatively calm compared to other cities, the strangeness of seeing troops being sent into an American city, the effects of the riot on the telephone network, the difference between violence and destruction, 44 people have been killed so far, attempting to call racist hotlines, the violence in South Central Los Angeles, what happens when the peaceful approach doesn't work, George Bush's response, a caller suggests a Frank Zappa song for perspective.

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May 3
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- 05 / 10 / 92 -

The end of "Psychadelicatessen," "Concert Billboard," Michigan and Smiley, "All Scripture Is Beneficial" in dub, sound effects, news, discussion of the recent riots in Los Angeles, regulations against saying "Geraldo" on the air, another tale of injustice, how violence is portrayed in films, the difficulty in registering to vote, the 917 area code will be starting up soon, calling information in 917, the identity of a listener is discovered by another listener, clarification of what libertarians stand for, a complaint from Mr. Quayle, Eric wonders why all the callers seem to know each other, callers have an adventure involving bowling in the street, how the Stony Brook campus is fortified, Eric's hobbies, a caller can hold three independent liquids in his mouth without mixing them, calling toll-free information for the "Guinness Book of World Records," a harmonica outro over the phone, a smooth segue.

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May 10
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- 05 / 17 / 92 -

Sound effects, really old records, finding the country codes for Bosnia and Tajikistan, news, a cop is assaulted with a cheesecake, more Libyan controversy, Ross Perot seems to be coming out of nowhere, who would be a good running mate for Clinton, talk of the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, Robert Reed from "The Brady Bunch" dies, Brady rumors and trivia, perspective from a Catholic school, trouble at a bowling alley, why defining Perot as a billionaire is a bad thing, Eric's favorite TV shows, a Chinese joke, complaints about taxes, talk of Emmanuel Goldstein, the new WUSB tower has been built, a battle with other radio stations over signal strength, an explanation of the FCC "extension" rule, an attempt to call Croatian information, Matt and Chris report on the upcoming commencement ceremony on campus, school and family values, how to raise kids, science fiction writers, a caller suggests sending all immigrants back, a bicentennial minute.

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May 17
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- 05 / 24 / 92 -

The end of an unknown show, a Caribbean operator breaks in, looking for WUSB on different Long Islands, Donner Party, a live operator gives the number, news, trouble in Yugoslavia and Thailand, a heat wave hits, October 8th is said to be the end of the world, the start of the "Brain Damage" teleconferences, linking people together for the first time, Johnny Carson's last show, what Jay Leno will be like, aftermath from the Rodney King verdict, who the best candidate for president is, Vice President Quayle attacks Murphy Brown, Mario Cuomo's prospects, Eric finally sees "Ren and Stimpy," philosophy on current day television, comparison of the "Alien" films, Eric passes messages back and forth between the teleconferences, Felipito stops in, more talk of politics, why Eric doesn't think of Gene Roddenberry as a science fiction author, more Donner Party songs, station signoff.

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May 24
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- 05 / 31 / 92 -

A special bomb shelter for Congress, Confuse The Operator: trying to find the bomb shelter's phone number, a new phone company recording, getting rates to Thimphu, AT&T poised to go on strike, Ross Perot gets closer to being on the ballot, a public service announcement for alternative health, a really long time on hold, testing White House fax numbers, a caller apologizes for something that happened Friday, the Rodney King issue in schools, Caller ID is approved for New York, *69 is working in Ronkonkoma, Mr. Quayle imitates Mr. Connecticut, the Murphy Brown controversy continues, teleconferencing will take place in the future, the Amy Fisher/Joey Buttafuocco controversy begins, a report of cops overreacting, disparities between white and black, defending Al Sharpton, more speculation on vice presidential candidates, the danger of Dan Quayle being in power, new "Ren and Stimpy" episodes on the way, gays in the military, Eric times how long it takes for libertarians to be mentioned, asking the phone company about *69, tattoos inside people's mouths, What's For Lunch?, a future cop talks about shooting people.

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May 31
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