Author: Tim Fulton

Storyteller Donte Woods-Spikes

Who should we have at the table when trying to address the challenges and opportunities in Columbus? Storyteller and filmmaker Donte Woods-Spikes talks about that, being a young black man in Columbus, and how he tries to show the importance of being present with family and friends in his work. Shownotes Donte Woods-Spikes Donte Woods-Spikes on Columbus Makes Art His Last Words trailer His Last Words premier TEDxColumbus Donte at TEDx Code-switching Columbus Makes Art GCAC Duarte Brown Hakim Callwood Scott Woods The Columbus Foundation This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art, featuring...

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MORPC’s William Murdock

Is Columbus ever going to get light rail? Is that what Columbus really needs? Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission Executive Director William Murdock to discuss the work that MORPC does, where the region is going, the difference between developing a plan and implementing it, and how to ignite the conversation about transit change in Columbus. Shownotes MORPC William Murdoch MORPC membership map Clean Ohio Revitalization Program Insight 2050 Steiner & Associates Columbus 2020 Columbus Partnership Columbus Foundation Corridor Concept Study Tactical Urbanism Joanna Pinkerton COTA Crawford Hoying Rickenbacker International Airport The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The...

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The City of Whitehall

Columbus’s suburbs will play a big role in how we’re able to grow in the future. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with Whitehall’s mayor Kim Maggard and Economic Development Director Zach Woodruff to discuss the new mixed-use development plans in Whitehall, how they believe they are uniquely positioned to grow in the years to come, and what you may not know about Whitehall. SHOWNOTES The City of Whitehall Continental Real Estate COTA OHM Advisors Casto Development The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission featuring stories about local and regional partners that envision and embrace innovative directions...

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Former Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

How is Columbus going to deal with its anticipated growth? Former United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who was in town for MORPC’s State of the Region meeting sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Brent Warren to discuss that, the importance of helping people with technology, and autonomous vehicles. SHOWNOTES MORPC Anthony Foxx Smart City Challenge Smart Columbus Department of Transportation Lyft City of Charlotte Columbus Ranked #1 Real Estate Market in US http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/74_anthony-foxx.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Mayor Andrew Ginther

They say politicians are only as good as their last election, but after that, they’re already looking towards the next election. After serving 4 years as mayor of Columbus, Andrew Ginther is reflecting on the accomplishments of his first term, but since he’s running unopposed for reelection, now he’s thinking about what to get done in his second term. Ginther sat down with Columbus Underground reporter Lauren Sega to discuss the results of new initiatives, ranging from housing to policing and infant mortality, and what he envisions for the city in the years to come. Shownotes Mayor Ginther’s Office...

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