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Light On Light Through

You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series and movies, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my media theory and political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it became more or less often than once a month, usually less often.  But in the Summer of 2020, I began getting more in the mood to podcast, and on 17 October 2023, I began publishing a new episode of the podcast every Tuesday at 12:01 pm -- a minute after Noon (New York time).  - Paul Levinson 

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Dec 12, 2008

Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 55, a very special episode about cyberbullying and a remedy - the music of the Truth on Earth band.   It's been in the news, especially recently - the 13-year old girl who took her life after being set up on MySpace by a 49-year woman, who pretended to be a boy in love with the girl and broke her heart.  The Truth on Earth band, consisting of three teenagers - Serena, Kiley, and Tess - decided to do something about this problem of people assuming false identities on social media and hurting other people.  The band wrote and recorded a song - "Shot With a Bulletless Gun".  It's receiving a lot of attention.  And with good reason - an example of the best of the Internet - 


providing an MP3 remedy of lyrics and music for one of its own, worst ills.   You'll hear the song, and more music from the talented band in this podcast.  And also a 20-minute interview with Serena, Kiley, and Tess.  This is a song, a band, and an interview anyone who spends any time on the Internet should listen to...

Helpful link:   Cyberbullying Mom Got Just What She Deserved - my November 26, 2008 blog post about Lori Drew (the 49-year old woman) and Megan Meier (the 13-year old girl), and why I think the jury was right to find Lori Drew guilty


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Benjamin Wright
fifteen and a half years ago

My Goodness, the response of this band is fascinating! It reminds me of 60s rock bands like Steppemwolf wrestling with the social problems of their day. In the case of \"The Pusher\" the problem was the promotion of harmful drugs to young people. Paul, you have a long history of shining insight on the intersections between society and technology, and this post is a testament to your talent. --Ben