Monday, March 11, 2013
Ira Katznelson examines the pivotal New Deal era through a sweeping international lens that shows democracy struggling against enticing ideologies like Fascism and Communism. Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time argues that a small group of Southern lawmakers protected American democracy during the 1930s and 1940s, even as they safeguarded racial segregation.
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.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Inspired by the field recordings of Alan Lomax, The 78 Project is on a mission to record today’s musicians with yesterday’s technology. With just a microphone, an authentic 1930′s PRESTO direct-to-disc recorder, and a blank lacquer disc, musicians are given the opportunity to make a recording anywhere they choose. Two staff members, Lavinia Wright and Alex Steyermark, join us to explain and they’ll record our guest, Justin Townes Earle, live on the air.