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Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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The Ada Decades (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It’s not often I interview the author of a novel on this program. Sometimes, though, a work of fiction can give us insights and perspectives a non-fiction cannot reach: a ...
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Don't Cross That Line (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

There are so many talented musicians seldom heard simple because they didn’t perform or record in New York city, Chicago or Kansas City. That didn’t mean they weren’t ...
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Forged in Crisis (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Harvard historian Nancy Koehn began examining the qualities great leaders must have in order to gain the confidence of the people.
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Bricktop Part 2 (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

"I was always fascinated with saloons. As a kid on State Street in Chicago, I was always running under the swinging doors." - Bricktop
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The New Roberts Court (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The framers’ of the US Constitution had a vision of a balanced system. The balance was to be between the public and private spheres, between government power and individual ...
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Bricktop (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith referred to herself as a performer and saloonkeeper. Needless to say, that’s an understatement.
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Sucking Up: A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When someone spends their time flattering their boss or superior, they’re known as a sycophant. It’s also called the “slime effect.” Although it was frowned upon in the past, ...
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Anything Goes (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Since there were no rules about where jazz fit into the scheme of popular music in the 1920s, every imaginable fell into the grand experiment. Basically, the only rule was, ...
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Quakeland: On the Road to America’s Next Devastating Earthquake (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Following the Mexico City 7.1 earthquake, we are again hearing about the need to stay alert in California and Washington. In reality, though, that caution should apply to ...
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Give Me a Break (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The origin of the “break” as it was used in early jazz was probably borrowed from dancers of the early 19th century.