Author: Tim Fulton

The Beatles Marathon

The annual Beatles Marathon, now in its eleventh year, has become a holiday tradition in Columbus. Normally gathering thousands of people throughout the day at the Bluestone, the event will be streamed live online this year. On the occasion of the upcoming 11th annual Beatles Marathon, now called Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon, I spoke with the event’s creator and frontman, Joe Peppercorn, about how the marathon started, what it will be like this year, and how Joe prepares for the show. Shownotes Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon The Bluestone Andyman The story behind the Paul McCartney video Little Rock Bar Secret Studio...

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The History of 400 Square

There’s a rich history in Franklinton. This week, we dive into the origins of 400 West Rich and the larger 400 Square with the curator of their 400 History Show and Mini-Museum, Zach Henkel. We discuss the history of Franklinton, how the building has evolved over time, and what you can experience at the exhibition. To book a visit, please contact Zach Henkel at 614-806-6559 or zachh@400westrich.com.   SHOWNOTES 400 West Rich Zach Henkel Vanderelli Room Strongwater Food and Spirits Franklinton Chromedge Studios Idea Foundry This episode of The Confluence Cast is sponsored by Gateway Film Center, a nonprofit cinema committed to storytellers...

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Development in the City of Worthington

When it comes to development, the City of Worthington, like many cities with their size and limitations, has to play a balancing act on navigating varying interests. Reporter Brent Warren sat down with the city’s economic development director and assistant city manager, David McCorkle, and Worthington City Manager Matt Greeson to discuss developments coming to Worthington and how they’ve evolved. Shownotes The City of Worthington David McCorkle Matt Greeson Jobs Ohio Ohio Third Frontier United Methodist Children’s Home The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission featuring stories about local and regional partners that envision and embrace innovative...

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Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer.

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Matter News

What makes news in Columbus? From gentrification to policing to protests, Matter News is approaching issues with an appraoch meant to build trust while avoiding bias. In this week’s episode, Matter News’ Editor in Chief, Jaelynn Grisso, talks about their non-profit structure, how they choose and execute their coverage, and the importance of objectivity in reporting. SHOWNOTES Matter News Ohio Capital Journal episode Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University News Match This episode of The Confluence Cast is sponsored by Gateway Film Center, a nonprofit cinema committed to storytellers and amplifying the impact of their work in our community....

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