AirTalk for July 24, 2001

The 75th Anniversary Of Route 66

The road of dreamers, ramblers, drifters, and writers is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Larry Mantle talks with Route 66 historians and scholars about the legendary highway that connects Chicago with Los Angeles. Guests include: Michael Wallis, author of Route 66: The Mother Road (St. Martins Press); David Knudson, President and founder of the National Historic Route 66 Federation in Tujunga; and Chick Kirk, President of the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville.

Jelly Roll Morton

Larry Mantle discusses the life and work of Jelly Roll Morton with author and Professor Phil Pastras. In his new book, Dead Man Blues: Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West (University of California Press), Pastras chronicles the time that Morton spent on the West Coast, as well as Morton's artistic and personal development.
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