Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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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, ...
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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.
Caption: Professor Jason Stanley

How Fascism Works (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When the people of a country become severely divided, it becomes easier for power to fall into the iron grip of fascism. All it takes is well-designed propaganda and ...
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California Brand (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When the subject of 1920s jazz is brought up, the Golden State is seldom mentioned, yet the music arrived in California the same year it reached New York: 1917.