Author: Tim Fulton

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 concept) currently under construction in Franklinton. Shownotes Lifestyle Communities Besa Wood Companies Edwards Gravity Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Confluence Cast episode #42) TEDx Independents’ Day Festival 80 on the Commons 250 High Columbus Commons http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/48_kaufman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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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 performing arts season. Shownotes Wexner Center for the Arts The Bad Plus Bill Frisell ’85–’95 (OCT 8) Mivos Quartet (OCT 10) Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill (OCT 19) Parallel Connections (OCT 20–OCT 21) Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom (OCT 24) SQÜRL, featuring Carter Logan...

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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 perfect place to host the festival. Shownotes: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Bone Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library Wexner Center for the Arts Columbus Idea Foundry This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus, Columbus Makes Art,  featuring stories about our city’s incredible artists...

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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 to open in German Village next year. Shownotes Dine Originals Columbus Dine Originals Week The Refectory Skillet Chile Verde Cafe The Wine Bistro Katzinger’s Umami Consulting Morgan Spurlock (Wikipedia) SuperSize Me 2: Holy Chicken (IMDb) Kolache Republic Seventh Son Challah Food Truck The Rossi Blake...

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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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