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Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

Caption: 1920s Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

It’s has been celebrated around the world for centuries, but in America, we commonly associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans.
Caption: Philip Ackerman-Leist

A Precautionary Tale (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The village of Mals, Italy is on the eastern Swiss boarder in the shadow of the Alps. It’s been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. Recently, the town became known for ...
Caption: Jeremy Lent

Toward the Tipping Point (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

In November, 2017, over fifteen thousand scientists from 184 countries issued a warning to humanity.
Caption: Edith Wilson

Some Like It Hot (58:59)
From: Guy Rathbun

1929 was a pivotal time in the careers of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller. They had prominent roles in the off Broadway show, Connie’s Hot Chocolates.
Caption: pianist Edgar Hayes

Big Bands before the Big Band Era (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Long before the era that became known as “Big Bands”, there were plenty of big bands. And, they were known to swing, too.
Caption: Jeremy Lent

The Patterning Instinct (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Almost 90-years before Columbus, the Chinese sent hundreds of ships to explore distant lands. Their odyssey took them as far afield as Africa. They visited with the locals, ...
Caption: Professor Paul Halpern

The Quantum Labyrinth (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

It was an unexpected, auspicious meeting. Originally, the mentor and student were not even assigned to work together.
Caption: New York City night life

Uptown Downtown (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

They may have been less than 10-miles apart, but New York City and Harlem were both vying for the top spot in jazz venues in the 1920s.
Caption: Gordon Whitman

Stand Up! (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

For the past 20-years, Gordon Whitman has been working with the group Faith in Action where he is the deputy director. His job is teaching people how to fight racial ...
Caption: Chicago Hottentots

The Wizards (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Traditional jazz began its road to sophistication in the mid 1920s with artists like Louie Armstrong, Albert Nicholas, Richard M. Jones, Johnny Dodds and Johnny St. Cyr. The ...