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COUNTERPOINT
12:18 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Interview with Alice Conklin on the History of Anthropology, Ethnology, and Race

Credit Alice Conklin

Host Jonathan Judaken and author Alice Conklin discuss the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high water mark of French imperialism and European fascism, as well as this neglected chapter in the international history of the human sciences.


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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Value of a Customer

What value do you place on retaining customers?

In the recent wake of the Comcast "customer service" viral audio clip, perhaps it's time that we all remember the value of each individual customer. 


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MEMPHIS MOMENTS
7:55 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly
Credit Memphis Police Department

George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes and his ties to the city of Memphis.


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MUSIC
7:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Sun Studio's Matt Ross-Spang Rediscovers a Vintage Sound

For the past ten years, Sun Studio's recording engineer, Matt Ross-Spang has used vintage equipment to give music a retro feel.
Credit Christopher Blank

The early records of Elvis, Johnny, Carl and Jerry Lee all had a certain "sound." A young recording engineer at Sun Studio recreates it for today's bands.

Matt Ross-Spang tells NPR some of the secrets behind the recording process of producer Sam Phillips. But here's one cool detail that didn't make the main story: "the Rockabilly Hiccup."

It was a byproduct of the "slapback echo" effect that Phillips liked to use.

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COMMENTARY
7:30 am
Wed July 16, 2014

How About The Second And Third Jobs?

Multiple Jobs Over A Lifetime, Whatever Your Major
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Is college really useful if it only prepares students for their first job, when most of today's students today will have multiple jobs in their lifetimes.


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