Guy Rathbun

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Recent Pieces from Guy Rathbun

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Staffing the Mission: Improving Jobs in the Nonprofit Sector (29:01)
From: Guy Rathbun

One of the most vulnerable business sectors during the coronavirus is nonprofits. A recent story in The Wall Street Journal reads “Nonprofits Struggle to Survive.” Although ...
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Minnie-the Moocher & other unusual lyrics (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Along with the emergence of jazz came a number of songs featuring strange, funny, wild, and unexpected lyrics. Think of Vo-Do-Do-De-O-Blues, Nagasaki, and Suitcase Susie.
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In Defense of Public Service (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The folks who do the behind-the-scenes work that keeps our country running have been frequently disparaged by the Trump administration. The “Deep State” as he calls them. ...
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Detroit Gold (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Decades before Motown music, Motor City was a hotbed for jazz during the 1920s. Paradise Valley and Black Bottom were the ultimate destinations for jazz enthusiasts. And ...
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Abandoned Youth (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

The transition we experience between the close of our teenage years, and the dawn of adulthood is memorable for most of us. But for four-and-a-half million young Americans, ...
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Calling All Basses (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

When jazz was in its infancy, the most common bass instrument was the tuba. Convenient for the marching band. Eventually, bass clarinet and saxophones were added. Add to that ...
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A Wild Ride (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

There is no question that we live troubling times: pathogenically and economically speaking. We haven’t seen a market so skittish and volatile in many years. At the same ...
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Sticks (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

This program features the percussionists of the 1920s. In the earliest days they emphasized woodblocks, cowbells, China cymbals, and tom-toms rather than a full drum set. ...
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Getting Smart About Race (29:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Suppose that you could wake up tomorrow morning to learn that, by some amazing feat, you had switched race. You went to bed white and woke up African American or Latino or ...
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Hot Wax (59:00)
From: Guy Rathbun

Before the mp3, Compact disc, and Long play record, Hot Wax was the medium. Vibrations of audio traveled through a recording stylus into the soft material, which was then ...