April 6, 2001
John McDonough, writer for the "Wall Street Journal", talks with Todd about Benny Goodman's 1938 performance at Carnegie Hall. He talks about the search for the original recordings, often called the "Holy Grail" of jazz recordings, and the impressive list of musicians who played that night. He discusses the reactions from the press and public to the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall. He talks about how the original musicians played together again in 1968 at a party Goodman hosted.

Phil Schaap, record producer and archivist, talks with Todd about searching for the original recordings of Benny Goodman's 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall. He talks about how he finally uncovered the location of the original recordings, and why he is unconcerned with those who took the them and why. He describes how he borrowed the originals, created the first-ever complete digital recording of the concert, and then returned the originals.

The Internet may be an alternative to the airwaves. Kevin Mayer is President of Clear Channel, a media company that owns www.WorldClassRock.com, a website that offers music only online. He talks with Todd about the station, and the idea of using the Internet for broadcasting.

Travis Hugh Culley moved to the big city for the opportunities in the arts and writing, but he also needed a reliable job. He became a bicycle messenger, and talks with Todd about the sense of community he felt among other messengers.  He explains the excitement and danger of his work, and has chronicled his experiences in his book "The Immortal Class:  Bike Messengers and the Cult of Human Power".

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