Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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City of a Million Dreams (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

In 2018, New Orleans celebrated its 300th year. The colorful tapestry that make up its history is like no other in America. Likewise, the dichotomy of its past and present is ...
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Where's Tennessee? (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It’s not unusual for musicians to name their bands after locations they’ve never been. That’s true today, and it worked well in the past.
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End Medical Debt (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Nearly 2-million people will be declaring bankruptcy this year. It’s not because they are careless with their expenses. The cause is unpaid medical bills.
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Flappers & Suffragettes (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

As The Jazz Age roared to like in the 1920s so did the suffragette movement. In 1918 women were granted voting rights, and they took that to mean it was time for many other ...
Caption: Professor Peter L.P. Simpson

A Defense of Freedom (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Illiberalism. Now that’s a word you just don’t hear very often. If it sounds like a play on liberalism, you’re right. It’s the lack, or even opposition, to liberalism. But, ...
Caption: J.C. Higginbotham

Russell's Crew (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell happened to have one of the best bands in the Big Apple by the latter 1920s.
Caption: Professor Steven Levitsky

How Democracies Die (28:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

Democracies around the world are struggling. Autocratic regimes are on the rise. Now, America’s democratic structures are showing signs of stress.
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Washboard Rhythm Kings (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

They were unlike any other jazz group in the 1930s. Over the 6-years of their existence, their personnel changed every time they were in studio. Plus, they never performed in ...
Caption: Robert E. Friedman

Sparking Prosperity (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The financial crash of 2008 hit middle and working class families especially hard. They are still struggling.
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller

Seldom Heard Fats (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.