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Ted Gioia's Subversive Musical History

Bob Dylan in London in 1966.

In 1963, America was feeling good. Coming out of the post-war boom years, it was still riding a tide of optimism. 

But then a young musician named Bob Dylan stepped up to a microphone in a Greenwich Village nightclub and sang A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall. That moment, according to music historian Ted Gioia, was a clue, a little hint as to what lay ahead for the county in the turbulent decade that would follow. And that's the role that music, especially popular music, has long played, he claims. In his book Music: A Subversive History, Gioia explores the political and cultural power of dance music, pop music and those songs that we can't stop humming. And embedded in his findings, too, are the stories of musical outsiders and the hold that music has over us. (Rebroadcast)
Ted Gioia's book is Music: A Subversive History.  [IndieBound|Amazon|Bookshop|Audible].

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.