Prohibition and the Jazz Age

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Between 1920 and 1933, alcohol was outlawed in the United States, but that didn't stop bootleggers from keeping the Jazz Age roaring. Today on Soundcheck, we look at Prohibition and how it contributed to the explosion of nightclub culture, shifting gender roles and the rise of a great American musical tradition. Also: Jazz piano legend Randy Weston joins us in studio to play some tunes and talk to us about his new autobiography, African Rhythms.