Guy Rathbun

Host of Club McKenzie and Ideasphere

Guy began his career in broadcasting as a field reporter for a commercial radio station in 1975, and was appointed to News Director four years later. During that time he volunteered at KCBX, and in 1982 he was hired as a part-time announcer. The offer of full time Music Director came in 1985. Then in 1986, Guy was promoted to Program Manager, a position he held until October 2011, when he established his own business, Rathbun Productions.

Guy interviews authors on Ideasphere and also hosts Club McKenzie, a program of music from the Jazz Age. He has a passion for radio drama, and has produced 50+ full length dramas including 22 Shakespeare plays.

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Arts
9:33 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Reflection

Broadcast date: 12/15/2014

Environmental Lawyer, presidential advisor and author Gus Speth talks about his latest book, Angels by the River. He reflects on race, environment, politics and living on the front lines of change.

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Arts
9:24 am
Wed December 10, 2014

RACE: My Story and Humanity's Bottom Line

Broadcast date: 12/08/14

Author Lauren Nile delves deep into America’s racial past, as well as its present unconscious bias in her book, RACE: My Story and Humanity’s Bottom Line.

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Lifestyle
9:19 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Why I Am An Atheist Who Believes in God

Broadcast date: 12/1/14

Film director turned best-selling author, Frank Schaeffer, provides a paradox with his latest book: Why I Am An Atheist Who Believes in God.

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Lifestyle
2:20 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Defending Beef

Broadcast date: 11/24/2014

Lawyer, cattle rancher and vegetarian, Nicolette Hahn Niman, counters arguments we’ve heard for decades. That red meat is bad for us, and our environment. Her book is an indictment of many aspects of the modern diet and culture.

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Nature
2:08 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Nature and Human Health

Broadcast date: 11/17/2014

Veterans heal themselves by working with nature.  That’s the finding of researcher, Stephanie Westlund.  Her recent studies have revealed the deep connection between nature and human health.  She’ll share what she’s learned with host, Guy Rathbun.

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Science & Technology
1:24 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Enchanted Objects

Broadcast date: 11/10/2014

Twelve years ago, David Rose designed a frosted glass sphere programmed to track any kind of data.  He called it the Ambient Orb.  Now he provides insight into the promise of tomorrow’s technology in his book, Enchanted Objects.

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Lifestyle
4:01 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

The Power of Words

Broadcast date: 11/3/2014

Every day we use analogies to express our thoughts, convince others, and share stories.  Most of the time, we’re not even aware of what we’re doing − taking shortcuts.

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Mental Health
3:49 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

The Power of Trust

Broadcast date: 10/27/14

Bestselling author, Ulrich Boser, shows how the emerging research on trust can improve our life and rebuild our economy.

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Education
3:28 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Evolutionary Enlightenment

Broadcast date: 10/20/14

According to visionary, Andrew Cohen, Evolutionary Enlightenment is not simply repackaging ancient wisdom for the modern world.  Its central tenet is that a more enlightened future for our world depends solely our higher development.

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Agricuture
2:32 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Urban Food Revolution

Broadcast date: 10/6/14

Journalist Peter Ladner says our reliance on industrial agriculture has made us vulnerable to rising prices and a food supply riddled with hidden environmental, economic, and health care costs.  But he believes that communities have all the necessary ingredients to ensure that local, fresh, sustainable food is affordable and widely available.

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Health
2:23 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Watch Your Back

Broadcast date: 10/13/14

According to Dr. Richard Deyo, the multi-million dollar back pain industry may be doing more harm than good. Deyo’s book, Watch Your Back, discusses how the back pain industry is costing people more and how to become informed about the industry.

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Economy
3:08 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Carbon Shock

Broadcast date: 09/29/14

Journalist Mark Shapiro investigates the economic disruption caused by climate change. At the heart of the challenges we face is how to establish a price for carbon.

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Lifestyle
3:06 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Divorced with Children

Broadcast date: 09/22/14

Karen Bonnell, provides an insightful look at the challenges of raising children in two homes. Bonnell and co-author, Kristin Little, address parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict grief and recovery. Their book, The Co-Parents’ Handbook.

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Environment
3:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Sacred Cow

Broadcast date: 9/15/14

How much are we willing to sacrifice for our next fast-food hamburger?

Acres of land, gallons of water, and our health are at risk.  Dr. Brian Moench, president of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, says it’s time to reassess our destructive diet.

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Sports
3:30 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Against Football

Broadcast date: 9/8/14

Almond argues that by watching, cheering, and participating in football culture, we are all complicit in the damage it wreaks even as it “legitimizes and even fosters within us a tolerance for violence, greed, racism and homophobia."

In his book Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto, Almond looks at the impact, literally life-and-death issues, that cannot be ignored in any discussion about the sport.

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