Tag: 1930s

Worst Man Made Disaster – Dust Bowl

Ken Burns is American’s greatest story teller. At least he is the best of our time. Watch Episode 1: The Great Plow-Up on PBS. See more from The Dust Bowl. From C&L: If you didn’t get a chance to see this special on PBS this week, and you’ve got some spare time to check it out on line instead, I’d highly recommend making some time to watch this latest documentary from Ken Burns, The Dust Bowl. From PBS: THE DUST BOWL: THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the

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Duke Ellington

Artist: Duke Ellington Tune: It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing When we turn on the radio today many of us don’t see a connection to Duke Ellington. In my opinion Duke Ellington put the “pop” in popular music. Throughout the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and even into the early 1960s, Duke Ellington was a force. From YouTube – Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943. “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz

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What happened to the jobs?

The latest jobs numbers have come out. The good news is that we didn’t lose any jobs. The bad news is that we don’t appear to have gained as many as we should have. This is the spending Christmas season. From EPI: The labor market remains 7.4 million payroll jobs below where it was at the start of the recession in December 2007, and this number understates the size of the gap in the labor market by failing to take into account the fact that, simply to keep up with the growth in the working-age population, the labor market should have

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