Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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The Clarion Call (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The legendary jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden reportedly set the standard by which all early performers strived to attain. That’s the legend. Since nothing is known about Bolden, ...
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You're Tops (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It seems that in the 1920s … at least in high society circles … it was very common for people to compliment each other, profusely. In fact, it was heard so often that ...
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Post-Truth (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

We now live in what’s called “The Post-Truth Era.” That means feelings carry more weight than evidence, and alternative facts replace actual facts. One result is that science ...
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Digging for Gold (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

With jazz coming on the scene in the 1920s, composers began reaping big rewards. The public simply couldn’t get enough of the new music, and anyone who could move those ...
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Fault Lines in the Constitution revisited (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

They are an unexpected husband and wife team: the Levinson’s. Sanford is a constitutional scholar. Cynthia is an award-winning author of children’s nonfiction.
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Great Collaborations (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When pianist Earl Hines was added to any band, they seemed to quickly excel. When Don Redman or Bill Challis became the arranger for any orchestra, their work stood out. And, ...
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The Making of a Democratic Economy (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Here are some numbers that will make you think. Just 26 people – call them billionaires – own as much wealth as half the people on the planet. At the same time, 71-percent of ...
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Migrating East (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

After leaving New Orleans in 1917, some brief stops in St. Louis and Kansas City, jazz musicans landed in Chicago. From there, many of them moved on to the Big Apple. There ...
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Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

We’re use to hearing about how much humans have impacted the earth. Scientists have given a name for this period to recognize human dominance over the planet.
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Sax Appeal (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The saxophone was invented in the early 1800s, but wasn’t well received until the early 1900s. Then it became a staple in jazz. The most influential saxophonists in early ...