Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

Caption: Dr. Richard J. Berstein

Learning From a Master (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

She didn’t like being called a philosopher, but that is how she’s recognized. And, as far as philosophy professor Richard J. Bernstein is concerned, Hannah Arendt’s insights ...
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Henry “Red” Allen (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Allen brought his musical talents from New Orleans to New York in the early 1920s when he left his steamboat band in St. Louis. Throughout his career, Allen’s trumpet had a ...
Caption: Richard M. Jones

Chicago Hottentots (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

Here are selections from the earliest recordings of pianist and composer Richard M. Jones, who had several hundred songs to his credit including jazz classics Trouble in ...
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner

White Supremacy (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the English Caribbean.
Caption: Professor Serhii Plokhy

Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Twenty-five years before Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster occurred in the Soviet Union.
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Drop Me Off in Harlem (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Although he wasn’t a professional musician, the name Irving Mills is stamped on the entire music scene in “The City of Lights.” Leader of the Hotsy Totsy Gang and the Blue ...
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Why Honor Matters (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The challenge with understanding the definition of honor is that it’s defined by the past. Everything from honor codes to honor among thieves … duels, honor killings and ...
Caption: Lyricist Mort Dixon

Word Games (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Some of the best remember, snappiest tunes of the Jazz Age were superb, but not all. Some are remembered for the twist and turns in their lyrics, not to mention how memorable ...
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Changing Keys (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

As jazz progressed through the 1920s, it became more complex. Composers and musicians were constantly searching for a better way to express their ideas.
Caption: Amir Husain

The Sentient Machine (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Artificial Intelligence will drastically change our lives. The technology is expected to advance cyber security, finance, energy, military applications, and health care.