Author: Tim Fulton

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 future of the city. Shownotes Mike Curtin (Wikipedia) The Columbus City Charter Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Columbus City Council Columbus City Attorney Columbus City Auditor 2014 Charter Review Commission William Oxley Thompson (Wikipedia) Washington Gladden (Wikipedia) Will Petrik Jonathon Beard Support for this episode...

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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 Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Ohio State School of Music Messages from Water Johnstone Fund for New Music Nicole Mitchell Renee Baker Short North Mural Project Scott Woods Holler 30 CAPA King Arts Complex This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus...

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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 by Wikipedia) Red Legacy Watershed Distillery Homebrew Podcasts Ohio Homebrew Clubs Columbus Brewing Company Seventh Son Brewing Columbus Ale Trail Combustion Brewing RAM Brewing Clear Sky Cream Ale Lineage Brewing Support for this episode of the Confluence Cast comes from Little Rock Bar. Little Rock...

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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 VentureReport 2017 CrossChx Drive Capital VentureDinner Volcker Rule NCT Ventures Rev1 Ventures Ohio Tech Angel Fund CoverMyMeds Smart Columbus Columbus Partnership Mark Kvamme Columbus Idea Foundry Startup...

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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 sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art,  featuring stories about our city’s incredible artists — stories full of...

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