Guy Rathbun

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The Industry (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

With the public's thirst for jazz, the number of record producers increased very quickly in the 1920s. Sounds good. But most of those new comers were unable to match the ...
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A Path to Free College (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

Quite a number of voices are heard lately calling for tuition free college. After all, European countries offer free tuition at their institutions of higher education. In ...
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Bonding (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

Among all of the wonderful bands of the 1920s, only a hand full had the same personnel for a long period of time: Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Luis Russell are prime ...
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The Wealth Hoarders (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

It’s a secret army that’s been around for decades. But. They don’t carry guns. They wield pens. They write a lot of rules and regulation that you’ll never see. That is, ...
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Stringing Along (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

With the exception of the piano, stringed instruments were the outsiders in early jazz. They were restricted to the rhythm section, and not considered solo instruments. That ...
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Tyranny of Experts (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

Around the world populist leaders or on the rise. The higher the poverty rate, the more likely a “benevolent autocrat” holds power. The problem is exacerbated by experts who ...
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Jazz (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

A look at the origins of the word “jazz”. Would you believe that the root of the word is absolutely not what you think it is? After all this time, music professor emeritus ...
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No Common Ground (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

Polarizing debates over the meaning behind Confederate monuments have intensified lately. There are legal battles to remove them. Legislative maneuvering for preservation. ...
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Social Ties (59:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

When musicians began migrating north to Chicago in 1917, there was one item that was a must. Besides their suitcase and instrument, they had to have social connections in the ...
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The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

It comes in at just over 650 pages, and weighs-in at just under three-and-a-half pounds. It’s also worth every word. Why? Because, if there’s anything you’ve ever wanted to ...