Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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Runnin' Wild (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

This program is devoted to those pioneering jazz violinists of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Caption: Henry Nicholls

Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night’s Rest (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Sleep. It’s one of the most mysterious things about life. No one fully understands why we sleep. Yet, we make things even more confusing when we consider sleep disorders.
Caption: Professor Matthew Hockenos

Then They Came for Me (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Most of us are familiar with the Nazi concentration camp confession, “First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.”
Caption: Chicago 1920s

Condon's Chicago (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

During the 1920s, Chicago was the center of musical creativity.
Caption: Andy Secrest, cornet

Bix & Friends (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The friends who surrounded Bix Beiderbecke in the 1920s is virtually a who's who in jazz. There wasn't one who didn't admire the man who played no ordinary Bb cornet.
Caption: Malinda Maynor Lowery

The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Sometimes they are known as the invisible Indian tribe. Most American’s don’t even know they exist; yet, they’re deeply wrapped in our folklore.
Caption: Ma Rainey

Belters (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Before the electrical recording process was invented, vocalists had to sing into a large pick up horn. Women were disadvantaged because their voices usually pitched higher. ...
Caption: The Tango War, Credit: Jacket design by Danielle Christopher

Tango War (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

At the beginning of World War II, the Roosevelt Administration understood all too well the strategic value of South America.
Caption: Katya Cengel

Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Most of us have a basic understanding of events surrounding the Vietnam War. That understanding, however, is usually vague, and incomplete. Especially when it comes to ...
Caption: Graystone Ballroom

Motor City (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Detroit isn’t usually thought of as an active jazz center in the 1920s, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Fact is, Detroit boasted one of the largest and most ...