The Leonard Lopate Show

Jazz Age Manhattan and the Making of Modern America

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New York was transformed by the tremendous energy of the 1920s, making Manhattan the social, cultural, and commercial capital of the country.

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Exploring Music

The Roaring '20s

Monday, April 15, 2013

In the 1920s, concert halls rocked with everything from jazz to airplane propellers, radio became a multimillion dollar industry and art and literature flowed like bathtub gin. This week, Host Bill McGlaughlin samples the Roaring '20s in New York, Paris and Berlin.


Selected Shorts

Selected Shorts: Paris Lives

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paris in the 1920s and 1930s saw an explosion of painting, sculpture, music, and literature, and helped create a Bohemian lifestyle on the Left Bank.  This program features some of the literary figures who helped define the era, and more.