Author: Tim Fulton

The Idea Foundry

There is a myriad of possible solutions to breathe new life into a neighborhood. The Idea Foundry, an established makerspace in Franklinton, has a solution. In this episode, CEO Casey McCarty discusses how they helped transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant community that houses over 30 private office spaces for small businesses, startups, and corporate innovation spaces, sparking growth for one of Central Ohio’s most at-risk neighborhoods. Shownotes The Idea Foundry Milo Grogan Franklinton Franklinton Arts District Franklinton Development Association 400 West Rich Brewdog Rehab Tavern Land Grant Brewery Urban Scrawl Art for Franklinton BalletMet WAV: We Amplify...

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Governor Ted Strickland

Is Ohio woke enough? Why aren’t we a swing state anymore? What’s it going to take to turn things around before the 2020 election? These questions and more were addressed by former Governor Ted Strickland at a special live event at the Gateway Film Center. Shownotes Governor Ted Strickland Capital University Senator Harry Reid Senator Rob Portman House Bill 6 Gateway Film Center Governor Bob Taft http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/85_strickland.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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Development in Reynoldsburg

The City of Reynoldsburg is in for some big changes in the coming years. How they go about that change and get buy-in from their residents is key to their success. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with OHM Advisors Principal Aaron Domini and the city’s Director of Development Andrew Bowsher to talk about how their approaching the coming changes and best practices for planning for the future. Shownotes Aaron Domini Andrew Bowsher OHM Advisors Insight 2050 The City of Reynoldsburg MORPC Calthorpe Analytics Ice Miller Murphy Epson Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ohio Health Battelle The Ohio State University COTA The Confluence...

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Artist Laura Alexander

When artist Laura Alexander came back to Columbus after graduate school, she thought she’d stick around for a couple months. That was ten years ago. Laura sat down to talk about why Columbus is the place she makes her work, her background, and we go behind the curtain on the art world at large. Shownotes Laura Alexander Laura Alexander on Columbus Makes Art Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Maryland Institute College of Art University of Washington Charlotte Beland interview Simon Breitbard Fine Arts Hammond Harkins Galleries Frank Stella Junctionview Studios Franklinton Urban Scrawl Greater Columbus Arts Council Wexner Center...

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Real Girls F.A.R.T.

After a nervous breakdown and mental health diagnosis, Achea Redd needed help. She found it by finding her voice through writing on her blog, Real Girls F.A.R.T. (Fearless, Authentic, Rescuer, & Trailblazer). On the occasion of her upcoming keynote at the Columbus YWCA’s fundraiser Activists and Agitators, she sat down to talk about her work, the stigma of mental health in African American and spiritual communities, and how to talk to kids about trauma and mental illness. Shownotes Real Girls F.A.R.T. Michael Redd Nationwide Children’s Hospital On Our Sleeves initiative YWCA Columbus Activists and Agitators event Jeni’s Splendid Ice...

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