Rusty Rutherford - Self-Employed Happy Hour - Pyragraph

Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Rusty Rutherford Social worker by day, comedian by night

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Comedy lovers in Albuquerque may know him as their favorite and funniest baby in diapers, but Rusty Rutherford has a few other acts up his sleeve.

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How Do You Fit All That Art in One Brewing Company? Lessons in community and small biz from Tractor's Skye Devore

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Many of our employees/family are artists. Drag queens, cabarets, poets, a giant albatross: You name it, we embrace it. Who wants to be just another boring bar? There are enough of those.

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How To Sustain A Creative Collaborative Group & Make It An Award-Winning One First things first: Get rid of the wine

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We were a bunch of drinking buddies with a photography problem. A few years in, photography began to be the focus and the wine drinking fell to the wayside.

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Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Skye Devore, Co-Owner of Tractor Brewing Co. Plus special guests Alana Jones & Monica Mondragon

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Skye and guests join us to chat about how Tractor supports the art scene, why craft brewing is so hot in NM, and what it takes to get into the brewing biz.

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Women & Creativity: Shelle Sanchez, Valerie Martinez and Julia Mandeville

Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Women & Creativity Shelle Sanchez, Valerie Martinez and Julia Mandeville

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We had a great talk about the unique ways that women approach creative pursuits, how to build professional opportunities for creative women (and men) in New Mexico, and how to celebrate and support creative women year-round.

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Elder Care and Health Care, When You’re a Freelancer

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Sure, I could get a “real” job. But the kind of job I would take (in the nonprofit sector) would likely leave me little time to care for my aging parents.

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Transgender Band Name Blues

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The most difficult aspect of coming out as transgender, and changing my name to fit my gender identity, has been that it also created a musical and professional crisis that I would have rather avoided.

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The Risks and Rewards of Touring: An Interview With Dena Dena Dena

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Guest Blogger Joy Ike interviews road warrior Dena Dena Dena about organizing music events, the joy of writing songs, and the rewards of touring.

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Podcast Party for Pyragraph’s 2nd Birthday

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What better way to celebrate our 2nd birthday than welcome ourselves as guests on Self-Employed Happy Hour? That’s exactly what we did.

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Hello Albuquerque, Land of Myth and Misrepresentation

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There is a blood-red neon sign pointed at Albuquerque itself, as if this place is bred in brutality, its inhabitants a product of disorder.

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Relishing the Here and Now A revelation in the midst of Revolutions International Theater Festival

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As the final week of Revolutions Int’l Theater Fest begins, Erin Phillips clarifies why she does theater: “Relish the work created by your tribe.”

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How I Curated the Revolutions International Theater Festival

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Juli Hendren of ABQ’S Tricklock Theatre Company sets the stage for Revolutions, an international theater festival she’s spent the last year curating.

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I Moved Back to the US and Healthcare Sucks

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I’ve seen a friend literally get hit by a truck and end up $7,000 in debt from medical expenses despite having a plan through the Affordable Care Act.

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Band of One Identifying as trans—and as an artist and musician

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At some point my gender struggle became more important than being a musician. I needed to break up the band—this band of one that was fighting all the time.

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SFAI 140: Conversation Starter x 20 I check out the Santa Fe Art Institute's evening of short, powerful talks

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Artists were standing on the soapbox of cultural advocacy and cultural advocates were standing on the soapbox of art. The topic: food justice.

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Keep Joy Alive: Pursuing My Passion for My Mental Health

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Ask me what my passions are, and I’ll include writing and creating positive change in the world. Ask me what I do for a living—I’ll say the same. Lucky me!

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