Dads and the Digital Age

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Jeremy Adam Smith talks about what happens when fathers become stay-at-home dads, a growing trend in this current economic crunch. Then, jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performs live in studio with his trio. Also, Barry Mazor explores the legacy of Jimmie Rodgers, the railroad brakeman who has inspired a range of singer-songwriters, from Woody Guthrie to Dolly Parton to Beck. Plus, a look at Google’s "book project" and the class action settlement that would give the company control over digitizing almost all the books covered by US copyright law.

The Daddy Shift

Jeremy Adam Smith looks at stay-at-home dads. His book The Daddy Shift delves into how staying at home affects a father's relationships with his partner, kids, friends, and relatives, and it looks into how it affects society at large and the changing roles of men and women in our ...

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Marcus Roberts Trio

Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts performs with the Marcus Roberts Trio and talks about their new critically acclaimed album, "New Orleans Meets Harlem, volume 1." They are performing at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, July 21-26. More information and tickets here.

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Meeting Jimmy Rodgers

Barry Mazor investigates the life of Jimmie Rodgers, a vaudevillian and railroad worker from Mississippi whose brief career over 80 years ago has had an enormous impact on American music, from country to rock and roll, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and folk. Meeting Jimmy Rodgers is the first book ...

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The Google Book Project

Tim Barton, President, Oxford University Press, Robert Darnton, Director of Harvard Libraries, and Adam Smith, Director of Product Management at Google, discuss Google’s "book project," and the class-action settlement that would give Google control over the digitizing of almost all books covered by copyright in the United States, which has ...

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