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Caption: Ernie and Joe, Credit: Courtesy of Ernie and Joe
Interview with Jenifer McShane who directed Ernie and Joe a documentary follows two San Antonio Police Officers as they respond to mental health c...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Toni Parenti
Shortly after jazz was introduced to a New York audience, many musicians migrated out of New Orleans, however, a core of the performers remained. F...

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Inga Hansen
Usually, when someone is thought to have sold out, it’s a negative reference. It can mean they’ve betrayed their values and ethics. Yet it’s someth...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Decade
The 1920s was one of the most inventive periods in American history. On the one hand, jazz became an music art form that swept the world, on the ot...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Henry A.J. Ramos
America is facing challenging times. This much chaos and confusion has not been witnessed since the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and ‘70s. As...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Butterbeans & Susie
A little levity from talented and inventive musicians can go a long way to putting some pep in your step. Fats Waller could hardly keep from adding...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Helen Lee Bouygues
There are more incentives to spread fake information than not. Money can play a big factor, but there’s also that immature need to feel that you ca...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Vocalion Records
This is a celebration of some of the finest music and talented musicians who recorded between 1923 and 1933. Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Bix Beid...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Although Atlanta isn’t thought of as a hub for early jazz, nevertheless, it was a hive of musical activity in the 1920s. There were enough venues, ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Bernice Hausman
Very few issues cause heated debate like the vaccination controversy. From their introduction, vaccines have created concern and skepticism.

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Noble Sissle
Lyricist, composer, vocalist and bandleader Noble Sissle had a very successful 60-year career in jazz and musical theater. He’s best know as the mu...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Clarence Williams
instrument was the jug. Clarence Williams was a professional, yet he thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed performing style. Add in a little hokum, and the ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Genuine Fakes, Credit: jacket cover by Rob Ehle
There are fakes all around us. No, this isn’t about “fake news.” In fact, the overuse of that term as given real fakes a bad name. That’s right. We...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ted Lewis
You might say he didn’t take his music seriously. On the other hand, bandleader and clarinetist Ted Lewis is one of the best known performers of th...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Adrian Rollini
In the mid-1920s, the bass and baritone saxophone emerged from the rhythm section of jazz bands, to become one of the primary soloists. Adrian Roll...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Robert Jay Lifton
A general tendency among those who study human behavior is to identify two separate groups of mental predators.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Punch Miller
Ernest ‘Punch’ Miller and Roy Hobson, both cornetists, had somewhat parallel careers. Both very active in the 1920s, and both recorded extensively ...

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  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Melanie Joy
An act of oppression comes in many forms. Government, household, work environment, and even friendships. It happens when one group or person exerci...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: City transport c1925
Throughout time, musicians enjoy performing songs about transportation. The challenges of travel are highlighted in this program.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Dr. Doreen Dodgen-Magee
Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how much time we spend online. We might even ask if it really matters. The digital world is so ...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lonnie Johnson
In the 1920s, jazz and popular music meant the same thing. At that point the guitar moved out of the rhythm section to became another solo voice.

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joel Shaw & his Orchestra
In 1925, pianist Joel Shaw became vast friends with bandleader Gene Kardos. They clicked. Their style had elements of jazz, society dance band and ...

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  • Added: Oct 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Robert Boyers
Intolerance is increasing in the world of academia. A poisonous climate at universities and colleges is creating, what is known as, identity politi...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Arthur Lally, reed artist
It seems that before jazz became popular in America, the British were ready to adopt the new music. Even the Prince of Whales got into the act by b...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1