The Madeleine Brand Show for November 10, 2010

Dinner Party Download on Avatar activism, how fur's not dead, and OFWGKTA

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A still from Avatar.

Real fur is back, Avatar activism is in, and OFWGKTA's rap is upsetting stomachs with their testy lyrics. Brendan Francis Newnam and Ricco Gagliano from the Dinner Party Download join Madeleine for our weekly look at what's going on in the Zeitgeist.

People have been referencing the made up world of na'vi as an example for what we should look for in the environmental movement.

Fur's not dead. It's back on the catwalk, according to The Independent. And that's because fake fur has become so impressive, that people want real fur. Don't want a coat made of hundred of chinchillas? There's a new popular source of fur, from the Louisiana river rodent, the nutria.

OFWGKTA, a ten person hip hop collective taking over in Southern California. They're underground, shock with their raw lyrics, and their ages range from 16-19.


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