Author: Tim Fulton

The Columbus Festival Scene

Two years ago, when the Independents’ Day Festival wrapped up after 10 years, it left a gap in the Columbus festival scene that’s slowly been filled by other independent event producers. Festival and community organizer Cassie Young sat down this week to talk about her new endeavor, Cloud City 614, filling that gap, and how people can discover what’s going on in Columbus. Shownotes Cloud City 614 Matter News Independents’ Day 400 West Rich Wild Goose Creative Franklinton Board of Trade Mikeys Late Night Slice Cova Coworking What? Music and Arts Festival 2×2 Hip Hop Festival Gnarbeque Breakaway Music...

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The Overcomer Foundation

In Ohio, single parents pay nearly 44% of their income for an infant in a day care center and nearly 80% for two children (Child Care Aware of America, 2018). The Overcomer Foundation is trying to address that financial burden. This week, Sarah Perez, co-founder and president of the newly formed non-profit discusses their mission and the importance of companies in Columbus giving back. Shownotes Overcomer Foundation Sarah Perez Perez & Morris Huntington Big Lots National Church Residences Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Nationwide Center for Healthy Families Columbus State Community College Otterbein University Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Columbus Women’s...

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Charlotte Belland

Honing any craft takes practice. That’s the philosophy of educator, illustrator, and animator Charlotte Belland. In this week’s episode, she discusses her background, her role at the Columbus College of Art & Design, how Columbus gives to its artists, and the importance of forming habits and showing up. Shownotes Charlotte Belland Charlotte Belland on Columbus Makes Art Charlotte Belland on Instagram CCAD CCAD Animation Program Laughing Ogre Columbus School for Girls Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Stephanie Rond S.Dot Gallery Video of Charlotte’s installation in the S.Dot gallery Cat Sheridan GCAC This Confluence Cast episode is sponsored by Art Makes Columbus,...

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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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