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How wartime prejudice brought young Japanese Americans together for life

Monday, September 22, 2014

In the years around World War II, exclusion and racial prejudice led Japanese American girls to form hundreds of social clubs to get through the tough times — and have fun. And almost 70 years later, their bonds are just as strong as ever.


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Teddy Wilson Contemplates the Future of Jazz

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Pianist Teddy Wilson discusses his career and speculates on the future of jazz in this 1950 interview.

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Dr. John Celebrates Satchmo

Monday, March 26, 2012

New Orleans innovator Mac Rebennack, a.k.a. Dr. John, joins us to talk about his tribute to his hometown’s guiding spirit, Louis Armstrong, this week at BAM. Plus,  we discuss his upcoming album, “Locked Down,” which was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys.

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Blame it on Pops

Thursday, November 04, 2010

My elementary school required that its students sing in the school choir or play an instrument. I chose trumpet. It was loud, shiny and, I thought, how difficult could it be?

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