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X96’s Todd Nuke’Em vs. author Todd Noker

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Local author Todd Noker’s (aka X96 program director/DJ Todd Nuke’Em) 2004 satirical censorship novel Rated F was re-released nationally this month by iUniverse Star. It’s a bittersweet time, since Noker/Nuke’Em is also a devout fan of the just-canceled Everwood.


Has censorship in America peaked, or is the worst yet to come?


I think that censorship and the government minding other people’s business is still on the rise. I’m astonished at the level of eavesdropping going on in this supposedly free country.


Any idea what your next book will be about?


I’m always working on new books. One is about a polygamist cult in southern Utah'which is oddly similar to what we’re finding out about Warren Jeffs. I wrote the original draft about five years ago. The other is one that I co-authored with Zack Shutt. He’s a brilliant writer'and still a high-school student. The novel is written as a blog, entitled Blogs of Wrath; it’s a fictional piece about how the education system and law enforcement are so afraid of students in the post-9/11 and post-Columbine world. I think it makes some crucial criticisms about “the system.” For more, visit JunkFiction.com.


If your phone has been tapped, what dirt does The Man have on you?


I like to make takeout orders from China Platter in Bountiful. Does our administration have something against China? God, I hope not. My love for lemon chicken will define me as a traitor.


Which is more painful to listen to: Bush the band, or Bush the president?


I’m sick of both of them, but Gavin Rossdale seems less idiotic.


This Memorial Day weekend, how will you be mourning the passing of Everwood?


I plan to chain myself to the facade of Treat Williams’ office on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, demanding that the CW network puts Everwood back in the lineup. Any TV show that pisses off conservative watchdog groups is a keeper, damn it!

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