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Where's The Appropriate Cross-Section Between Historic People, Pop Culture?

You probably knew that Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers and the first Treasury secretary. Maybe you remembered he was killed in a duel by Aaron Burr. But the smash musical "Hamilton" brought Hamilton’s fame to Broadway — through hip hop.

Putting history into the spotlight can help it reach a bigger audience.

So where is the appropriate cross-section between historic people and pop culture?

We talked about that with Dustin Gann, a lecturer in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at ASU.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.