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48: Kaufman Development

How do commercial real-estate developers create community? I sat down with Brian Suiter, Director of Real Estate Development for Kaufman Development to talk about the future of development in Columbus, Kaufman’s development goals and philosophy, the many moving parts involved in large-scale real estate, and The Gravity Project, an impressive new mixed-use building (and community […] The post 48: Kaufman Development appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:30:36

47: Performing Arts at the Wexner Center

How do cultural art centers decide what’s worthy of presentation? I sat down with Lane Czaplinski, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ new director of performing arts to talk about his journey from literature student to arts curator, his impressions of Columbus, and some of the exciting shows coming up in the Wexner Center’s fall […] The post 47: Performing Arts at the Wexner Center appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:37:47

46: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

Next week, the capital city will be taken over by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a free, citywide arts festival hosted by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. On the occasion of the festival, I sat down with Columbus-based artist creator Jeff Smith to talk about the festival, his work, and why Columbus is the […] The post 46: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:29:45

45: Dine Originals Week

Dine Originals Week is fast approaching! Hear from the organization’s executive Director about the deals you can take advantage of while enjoying Columbus’s finest independent restaurants and learn about the pitfalls of public relations in Columbus. As a bonus this week, I sat down with the founders of the new restaurant Ambrose and Eve, slated […] The post 45: Dine Originals Week appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:53:07

44: Columbus City Charter

The Columbus City Charter is essentially the Columbus Constitution. It defines the structure and role of the city and its leaders. I sat down with the chairman of the most recent comprehensive Charter Review Commission, Mike Curtin, to talk about the origins of our charter, why we have the structure that we do, and his predictions on […] The post 44: Columbus City Charter appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:33:17

43: Composer Mark Lomax, II

Music is many things to many people but Mark Lomax would argue that it’s not enough. The Columbus-based composer and drummer has some ideas for how we should hear music, incorporate it in to our lives, and why artists will define the future of Columbus. Shownotes: Dr. Mark Lomax II Gene Walker Hank Marr Fort […] The post 43: Composer Mark Lomax, II appeared first on The Confluence Cast.

Duration: 00:58:01

42: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing

It’s getting hoppy in here. We talk with Chris Davison, the head brewer at Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, about sour beers, the brewing process, the brewing community, what other breweries in town you should be checking out, why Columbus is a young beer scene, and why that’s a good thing. Shownotes: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Sour beer (as defined […]

Duration: 00:43:22

41: Venture Capital

We're talking about capital in the capital city. VentureOhio helps to facilitate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in our state and their annual VentureReport takes a detailed look at Ohio investment activity and the people and companies putting Ohio on the map. I sat down with VentureOhio's CEO Falon Donohue and Brad Mascho, the co-founder of local startup CrossChx to talk about the report, how venture capital works, and the opportunities available for entrepreneurs. Shownotes: VentureOhio...

Duration: 00:41:26

40: Actors’ Theatre

All the world’s a stage... and one man in his time plays many parts. The artistic director of Actors' Theatre is no different. On the occasion of their 36th season, Phillip Hickman sat down to talk about his role at the Schiller Park institution, how they put together their season each year, and the importance of accessible art. Shownotes Actors' Theatre 2017 Season Classes Greater Columbus Arts Council Ohio Arts Council Columbus Foundation Erik Tait This Confluence Cast episode is...

Duration: 00:37:25

39: Late Night Slice

Face it, anybody can make pizza. It takes vision to turn a slice of pizza in to a brand. I sat down with Mikey Sorboro at the Columbus Podcast Festival for a casual conversation about how to start a business, the virtues (or lack there of) of owning a foodtruck, and the importance of a branding experience. Shownotes: Mikey's Late Night Slice Oddfellows Liquor Bar Columbus Podcast Festival Cameron Mitchell Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Chepri, a full-service web...

Duration: 00:29:53

38: Artist Stephanie Rond

The Columbus Arts Festival is quickly approaching and their Sign Your Art installation is making a comeback. I sat down with organizer and artist Stephanie Rond to talk about the project, her work and background, and the thorns that she sees in the Columbus arts community. Shownotes Stephanie Rond Columbus Arts Festival Sign Your Art Columbus Open Studio and Stage Studies and Discourse : 20 years of art work by Stephanie Rond Carnegie Gallery Women Street Artists Scott Woods Tiny Out Loud...

Duration: 00:39:49

37: Entrepreneurship with Jay Clouse

Project manager, community builder, and writer Jay Clouse has experienced most stages of an enrepenuerial business in a short time. We sat down to talk about his experience, the similarity between comedy and entrepreneurship, and the importance of asking good questions. Shownotes Jay Clouse Create Columbus Commission StartUp Weekend CrossChx The Agile Methodology Jay's Daily email You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes WTF with Marc Maron Columbus Songwriters Association Smart Columbus The...

Duration: 00:44:54

36: COTA’s Transit System Redesign

For the first time in their over-fourty-year history, the Central Ohio Transit Authority is changing up their routes. I spoke with representatives from COTA about how the new system was designed and what the philosophy was behind it. We also learned more about COTA as a whole, some of their new initiatives that they are rolling out, and how you can find you way with the new system Shownotes COTA's TSR Smart Columbus MORPC State of Downtown study (PDF) Support for this episode of the...

Duration: 00:39:46

35: Festival Season 2017

With the month of May quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about summer festivals. In this week's episode, Columbus Underground co-founder and COO Anne Evans talks about what festivals are new this year, some of her favorites, and I interject my commentary on the end of Independents' Day as we know it. Shownotes Columbus Podcast Festival Robert Mason Company AmeriFlora Columbus Festivals 2017 Mrs. Turbos Cookies Circleville Pumpkin Festival Logan Washboard Festival Ohio VegFest...

Duration: 00:27:22

34: Singer-Songwriter T.Wong

Three years ago, Columbus-native Stefan Thomas passed the bar, became an attorney, and embarked on a musical career as T.Wong. Having released four collections of polished work and worked with producers and industry professionals around the country, he's certainly on his way up. On the eve of his next album, we discussed his work, his process, and the opportunities that the Columbus art scene offers. Shownotes T.Wong on the web Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | SoundCloud Stefan...

Duration: 00:45:01

33: Create Columbus Commission

This week, we're talking about young professionals in Columbus. Specifically, the Create Columbus Commission. The group was originally chartered by Mayor Michael B. Coleman ten year ago to provide guidance on how to attract and retain young professionals to Columbus. Their grant program is in full swing for the year, with opportunities for social enterprise organizations, ideas, and artists to get monies to see their concepts come to fruition. I spoke with the commissions chair, Jordan...

Duration: 00:54:15

32: Tech Elevator

The disparity between the tech job openings in Columbus and qualified candidates to fill them is vast. To help bridge that gap, coding bootcamps have been popping up around town. Tech Elevator co-founder and CEO Anthony Hughes talks about their program, who may be interested in it, and what makes Columbus a good market for them. Shownotes Tech Elevator Rev1 Ventures Drive Capital Skills Fund IC Stars Smart Cities CoverMyMeds

Duration: 00:54:54

31: Department of Neighborhoods

As we embark on our semi-regular neighborhoods series, we went to the person tasked with creating a one-stop shop for neighborhoods to access city-government services. In this week's episode, Director Carla Williams-Scott discusses the various functions of the Department of Neighborhoods, the impetus for it, and what opportunities she sees in the diversity of our city's neighborhoods and the disparity between them. Shownotes: Department of Neighborhoods Director Carla Williams-Scott 311...

Duration: 00:45:41

30: Angela Perley

On the occasion of their upcoming showcase at SXSW, I sat down with Angela Perley of Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons to talk about their career trajectory, listen to a few tracks, and discuss why she calls Columbus home. Shownotes: Angela Perley & the Howlin' Moons Spotify Vital Companies Music Videos: "Athens" | "White Doves" | "Electric Flame" Atomic Music Group

Duration: 00:43:33

29: Arnold Sports Festival

Let's get pumped up! The Arnold Sports Festival is coming to town and I sat down with the organization's president, Bob Lorimer, to learn about how it got started, how Bob is carrying on the legacy of his father, and I focus way too much on table tennis. Shownotes: Arnold Sports Festival Table Tennis Kids & Teens EXPO Schedule Volunteer opportunities Party with the Pros Photo Gallery: Arnold Sports Festival 2016

Duration: 00:36:55

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