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    Life of Francis Scott Key

    Marc Leepson talked about his book, What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life and described the legacy of the man who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner. A lawyer who argued…

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    World War I and American Music

    Michael Lasser talked about how World War I changed American music and the precedents these changes set for future wartime generations. He spoke about how songs reflected the wartime…

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    Music Licensing

    Music recording and broadcasting industry representatives testified at a hearing on performed music licensing laws. They talked about the patchwork of licensing laws outdated by the…

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    Mormon Tabernacle Choir

    Ron Jarrett talked about the history of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and its importance to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Organist Richard Elliott also talked about…

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    Book Discussion on Rebel Music

    Hisham Aidi talked about his book, Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture. He spoke with Matthew Shenoda, associate professor of creative writing at Columbia College…

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    Music and Social Consciousness

    Panelists talked about music as a catalyst for social change. They spoke at a civil rights summit that took place from April 8-10, 2014 at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library in…

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    Macon's Music History

    Jessica Walden, owner of Rock Candy Tours, talked about the Macon, Georgia’s early music history, including the Douglass Theatre, and the largest African American music agency at the…

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    Battle Hymn of the Republic

    Harvard University professor John Stauffer talked about the origins and evolution of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” He spoke at the 18th Annual Lincoln Forum Symposium in…

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    Westward Migration and the Bakersfield Sound

    Reporter Robert Price and talked about the origins of the Bakersfield Sound and the people behind the cultural movement, and musician Jim Shaw talked about the peak of this country music…

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    Book Discussion on Kansas City Lightning

    Stanley Crouch talked about his forthcoming book, Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker. He was interviewed at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s…

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    World War II and Pop Culture

    Professor Randy Roberts talked about the connections between popular culture and World War II in films such as Casablanca and The Fighting Seabees and in songs such as “Boogie Woogie…

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    Vincent Vaise at Fort McHenry National Monument

    On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. At a commemoration of the start of the War of 1812, National Park Service Historian Vince Vaise called in from Fort…

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    The Louisiana Hayride

    Maggie Warwick talked about the history of The Louisiana Hayride as she gave a tour of the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium. The auditorium was the home of this radio and later…

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    The Music of the War of 1812

    Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Never Died

    William Adler recounts the life of labor activist Joe Hill (1879-1915). A member of the labor union the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Joe Hill was known for his outspoken…

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    1861 Review: The Grand Review

    Adam Goodheart, author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, talked about the roles of General George B. McClellan and Julia Ward Howe in the November 20, 1861, “Grand Review” of…

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    Music of the Civil Rights Movement

    University of Michigan history professor Kevin Gaines gave a lecture on the music of the civil rights and black power movement. Several song clips were featured during the class as…

    740 views
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    Book Discussion on Woody Guthrie, American Radical

    In his book Will Kaufman takes a look at folk singer Woody Guthrie’s political activism throughout the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, the McCarthy era,…

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    Jerry Schilling Oral History Interview

    Jerry Schilling talked about the meeting of Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office on December 21, 1970, and the events that led up to it. Jerry Schilling became…

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    Jazz Age in Charleston

    Harlan Greene gave a tour of historic Charleston. At the Jenkins Orphanage he talked about the building’s history and its role in the birth of the Jazz Age and “the…

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