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The News Agents - 25th March 2017

The News Agents - 25th March 2017

Experiments in news and arts with Jude Cowan Montague. This week: Jules Stewart, journalist and author of Gotham Rising, discusses the rise of New York in the 1930s. He travels the ragged panorama of Manhattan to talk of the stragglers seeking sanctuary among the skyscrapers. Depression-era unrest, its politics, media were played out to the soundtrack of swing, jazz and the movie musical. With sonic interludes featuring Duke Ellington and live tinklings on the Resonance piano. For more information see


Deborah Millstein

This show is fascinating. As a New Yorker, it was my great grandmother, Irving liked (O: I'm now in love with Jules Stewart!


Thanks for uploading this very interesting from Manhattan skyscrapers to Marx Brothers. I want to go to New York