Jimmy Breslin has written a biography of Branch Rickey. Rickey was the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball club. He is the man who brought the first black ball player into the major leagues. That man was Jackie Robinson.
This is the story of how Rickey made that fateful decision to break what was then known as the color line in baseball. It was a decision that changed America forever.
Dan Raridan met bandmate Alessandro Cortez at South Park Tavern's open mic night. Soon they began playing together and recruited Larry Smith on drums. The trio recently completed an album called Bus comprised of songs mostly written by Dan before the band formed. Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk to Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the new album, upcoming gigs and finding musical compatibility as a trio.
"Ever since he died and I knew I would never see him, I’ve been rehashing all these memories. That trip was important because it was one of the few times I got to interact with this man who I loved, who loved me, who I had fun with."