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Joe Morello, Eugene Wright, Dave Brubeck (sitting) and Paul Desmond made up the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet. This 1959 photo of the group was taken about a year before dozens of the band’s performances in the South were canceled because concert organizers refused to let bassist Wright play on stage. Photo from the Brubeck Collection, University of the Pacific Library

Joe Morello, Eugene Wright, Dave Brubeck (sitting) and Paul Desmond made up the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet. This 1959 photo of the group was taken about a year before dozens of the band’s performances in the South were canceled because concert organizers refused to let bassist Wright play on stage. Photo from the Brubeck Collection, University of the Pacific Library

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Jazzy Pacific podcast wins Northeast Public Radio popularity honors

Jan 5, 2016

A podcast recorded by music Professor Keith Hatschek about jazz and civil rights was "music to the ears of our listeners and followers," according to producers of Academic Minute, a program of Northeast Public Radio.

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Northeast Public Radio gave the podcast one of its annual Senior Superlative Awards for drawing more Internet traffic than any other Academic Minute recording in 2015.

Hatschek is director of the Music Management and Music Industry Studies programs in Pacific's Conservatory of Music, adviser to Pac Ave Records, and has written on the life and music of Pacific alumnus Dave Brubeck. Hatschek's award-winning podcast explored the ways in which Brubeck and his wife, Iola, used music to break down racial barriers.

The Academic Minute showcases the work of researchers at colleges and universities around the world. The podcasts are posted on the program's website and shared on Inside Higher Ed's website.

Hear more segments of The Academic Minute by Pacific faculty and learn more about Dave and Iola Brubeck.