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Ted Gioia's Subversive Musical History

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Bob Dylan in London in 1966.

As a music historian, Ted Gioia seeks out the stories of musical outsiders. His new book, Music: A Subversive History, explores the impact of music’s concealed influences and the power that music holds over us.

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Students of music know that Phrygian and Lydian are two types of musical modes, but what the students, and the rest of us, likely don’t know is that they are also nationalities of ancient Greek slaves. As a music historian, Gioia has spent his career seeking out these types of details, and the stories of musical outsiders. His new book, Music: A Subversive History, explores the impact of music’s concealed influences, and the power that music holds over us.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.