The Bizarre Careers of John R. Brinkley by R. Alton Lee

By R. Alton Lee

" Tells the tale of the notorious "Goat Gland health practitioner" -- debatable scientific charlatan, groundbreaking radio impresario, and prescient political campaigner -- and recounts his impressive rags to riches to rags occupation. a well-liked shaggy dog story of the Twenties posed the query, "What's the quickest factor on 4 legs?" The punch line? "A goat passing Dr. Brinkley's hospital!" apparently John R. Brinkley's virility rejuvenation treatment -- transplanting goat gonads into getting older males -- had taken the kingdom through hurricane. by no means brain that "Doc" Brinkley's clinical credentials have been shaky at most sensible and that he prescribed medicine over the airwaves through his high-power radio stations. the guy outfitted an empire. The Kansas scientific Board mixed with the Federal Radio fee to revoke Brinkley's scientific and radio licenses, which a variety of courts upheld. to not be stopped, Brinkley began a write-in crusade for Governor. He obtained extra votes than the other candidate yet misplaced because of invalidated and "misplaced" ballots. Brinkley's strategies, fairly using his radio station and private plane, replaced political campaigning perpetually. Brinkley then moved his radio clinical perform to Del Rio, Texas, and commenced working a "border blaster" at the Mexico aspect of the Rio Grande. His rogue stations, XER and its successor XERA, finally broadcast at an antenna-shattering a million watts and weren't just a haven for Brinkley's profitable quackery, but additionally hosted an unparalleled variety of then-unknown nation musicians and different visitors.

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Disgusting Bliss: The Brass Eye of Chris Morris by Lucian Randall

By Lucian Randall

The solar newspaper requested if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye specific on paedophilia was once 'the sickest television ever?' It was once definitely the main debatable, even though his uncompromising sort of comedy intended he used to be not often faraway from trouble.

Morris first got here to nationwide prominence on the middle of a gaggle of just about unknown comedians introduced jointly through Armando Iannucci. This ebook follows them from their 1991 information satire at the Hour, which transferred from radio to tv the place it used to be reinvented because the both winning The Day this day. It turned very unlikely to monitor announcements with no taking into consideration Morris's Paxmanesque anchor personality chastising a reporter -- 'Peter! You've misplaced the news!' -- or authoritatively supplying nonsense headlines: 'Sacked chimney employee pumps boss filled with mayonnaise.' in the meantime co-star Steve Coogan created a long-lasting anti-hero in Alan Partridge, imbued with a terrible lifestyles all of his own.

But Morris himself was once continually the main compelling personality of all. Drawing on unique new interviews and unique examine, this booklet creates a compelling portrait of Morris from his earliest radio days and of the comedians and writers who often took at the they labored in, polarising opinion to this type of measure that executive ministers threatened to prohibit them fullyyt. this is often THE NEEEWWWWS!

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Youth Culture in Global Cinema by Timothy Shary

By Timothy Shary

Coming of age is a pivotal event for everybody. So it's no shock that filmmakers world wide discover the reviews of growing to be up of their paintings. From blockbuster U.S. video clips comparable to the ''Harry Potter'' sequence to thought-provoking international motion pictures akin to ''Bend it Like Beckham'' and ''Whale Rider'', motion pictures approximately early life delve into younger people's attitudes, types, sexuality, race, households, cultures, category, psychology, and concepts. those cinematic representations of teenybopper additionally replicate perceptions approximately adolescence of their respective cultures, in addition to younger people's worthy to the bigger society. certainly, because the participants to this quantity make simple, movies approximately teens open a really revealing window at the attitudes and values of cultures around the globe. ''Youth tradition in international Cinema'' bargains the 1st finished research of the way teenagers are portrayed in movie all over the world. Eighteen tested movie students from 11 diversified nationwide backgrounds talk about quite a lot of motion pictures that remove darkness from the numerous stipulations within which early life stay. The essays are grouped thematically round the problems with younger resistance and uprising; cultural and nationwide id, together with faith and politics; and sexual maturation, together with gender differences and coming-of-age queer. a few essays interact in shut readings of flicks, whereas others study the ads and reception of flicks or examine mental matters. the amount concludes with filmographies of over seven-hundred youth-related titles prepared via state and subject matter.

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Tools of Radio Astronomy (Astronomy and Astrophysics by T. L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister

By T. L. Wilson, Kristen Rohlfs, Susanne Hüttemeister

The contemporary years have obvious breathtaking development in expertise, particularly within the receiver and electronic applied sciences suitable for radio astronomy, which has whilst complicated to shorter wavelengths.

This is the up-to-date and fully revised fifth variation of the main used introductory textual content in radio astronomy. It provides a unified remedy of the complete box from centimeter to sub-millimeter wavelengths. themes lined comprise tools, sensitivity concerns, observational tools and interpretations of the knowledge recorded with either unmarried dishes and interferometers. this article turns out to be useful to either scholars and skilled practising astronomers. along with making significant updates and additions during the ebook, the authors have re-organized a couple of chapters to extra essentially separate simple thought from quickly evolving useful aspects.

Further, challenge units were extra on the finish of every chapter.

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Key Concepts in Radio Studies by Hugh Chignell

By Hugh Chignell

The SAGE Key ideas sequence offers scholars with available and authoritative wisdom of the fundamental themes in numerous disciplines. Cross-referenced all through, the structure encourages serious evaluate via figuring out. Written through skilled and revered lecturers, the books are crucial research aids and courses to comprehension.

Key Features

  • Provides a complete, easy-to-use advent to the sphere
  • Grounds idea with international examples
  • Takes it extra with instructed reading
  • Covers the principal principles and practices from construction and media stories
  • Situates radio stories inside its old context and modern auditory culture

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Social Policy, the Media and Misrepresentation by Bob Franklin

By Bob Franklin

Social coverage, the Media and Misrepresentation examines facets of reports media reporting of social coverage and the way such assurance can impression tactics of policy-making and implementation. It deals an appraisal of the advanced inter-relationships among information media, information resources, the content material of media insurance of social coverage and its influence on audiences, public opinion and coverage makers. via designated case reports, many of the participants discover: *social paintings and baby defense *housing and homelessness *the charity and voluntary sectors *poverty and welfare coverage *health (including HIV/AIDS) and psychological well-being *education and crime and juvenile justice.

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