Episode #673: Noisy Environments
First Broadcast: 6/30/14
First, we salute the late Eli Wallach, whose portrayal of "Tuco" in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is, I think, one of the many high points of what could be considered the best Western ever made. After that, we touch on silent movie direction, Hoop Dreams, Criterion, Life Itself, and Water Buffaloes (which I had confused with Raccoons) before jumping into an important Supreme Court decision which established that police must get a warrant before they can search the data on someone's cell phone. The deciding paragraph:
Modern cell phones are not just another technological convenience. With all they contain and all they may reveal, they hold for many Americans “the privacies of life,” ... The fact that technology now allows an individual to carry such information in his hand does not make the information any less worthy of the protection for which the Founders fought. Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple--get a warrant.Now, if we can just get this same policy in effect at the border... Well, I can dream, can't I?
So, what is Free New York anyway? The simple answer is that it's a
this neat little
public access TV show on
Manhattan Neighborhood Network which I co-produce with the
tremendous help of my camerawoman/editor/everything else,
Kim. The complicated answer
is that it's a project of mine to broadcast opinions and events which
don't always appear within "the mainstream media" (like The New York Times,
the major networks, local radio, etc.), and so far I think it's been working.
If you think I'm doing a good job--or not--and you feel
like sending me snail mail, the address is:
Free New York
P.O. Box 20945
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
You can also email me at email@example.com, which should get to me a lot faster than the snail mail.
Check back later. I'm sure something will turn up.
Who's Sorry Now?
The Cabinet of Captain Eo
Dark Days and Lessons Learned
Lies, Lies, Lies!
God damn, that DJ made my day
OH, LIKE THIS HELPS
Bush, Inarticulate As Usual
THE U.S. IS A ROGUE STATE
CHANGE THE WAY YOU VOTE!
VOTE FOR RALPH NADER!
SPEAKING OF PATRIOTS . . .
THE N.Y.P.D., THE P.B.A., TWELVE JURORS IN ALBANY, GOVERNOR PATAKI, MAYOR GIULIANI, AND OFFICERS SEAN CARROLL, EDWARD McMELLON, KENNETH BOSS, AND RICHARD MURPHY ALL SUCK
Sadness Is A World With No Peanuts
SOME INTERVIEWS ABOUT SUCKING INTERNS DON'T SUCK
THE HOUSE SUCKS
I LIKE DR PEPPER!
SOME INTERNS (ALLEGEDLY) SUCK
JOE BRUNO SUCKS
Read all about my letter, which was published in the New York Press on July 9, 1997.
Here you can view an op-ed I sent to the New York Times, which they never printed. Maybe I'll add an even larger essay in the future.
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