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Great Stories Behind Great Guitars, And How Narrative Affects The Market

Luke X. Martin
KCUR 89.3
Chuck Holley had to think on his feet when creating the images in 'A Perfectly Good Guitar.' The Missouri photographer never knew what kind of shooting conditions he might encounter in a songwriter's home.

One Missouri photographer has spent years collecting stories and making images of musicians and their most prized possession; their guitars. Today, Chuck Holley shares some of his favorites. Then, we visit with Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller about the possibility of an upcoming bubble. Shiller says many harbingers of recessions in the past are present, but something important is missing.

Robert Shiller will receive the 2017 Truman Medal for Economic Policy at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 23. The program is free. RSVP at

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is a reporter focusing on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.