Author: Tim Fulton

Cartoonist Jeff Smith

The work of an artist isn’t much different from other pursuits. You have to plan, react to change, and it doesn’t hurt if you’re in the right place at the right time. This week, we talk with cartoonist and one of the organizers of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, Jeff Smith, to discuss the origins of his character Bone, the importance of getting buy-in to those that you’re accountable to, what it was like to have Bone get picked up by Netflix, and what the virtual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus will look like this year. Shownotes Jeff Smith Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Previous Confluence Cast...

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Can’t Stop Columbus

In this time of consistent change and challenge, we look at how the Columbus community is standing up. Can’t Stop Columbus is a community-wide movement that tries to address some of the problems that have arisen due to the COVID-19 crisis. Co-organizer Mackenzie King joins us to discuss how the organization got started, how they’ve scaled up to 56 projects, and the importance of being authentic in their endeavors. Shownotes Can’t Stop Columbus Smart Columbus Columbus Partnership Give Back Hack Support Columbus Eats COSI Teachback Code for America Columbus Foundation Support this week comes from the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival. While recognizing...

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Behind the Hyperloop Hype

When is Columbus getting a hyperloop?! Reporter Brent Warren spoke with MORPC’s Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Development, Thea Ewing, to discuss where things stand with plans for the hyperloop, what’s holding Columbus back from having mass transit, and the importance of redundancies in technology; including transportation. Shownotes Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) MORPC’s Leadership Team COTA West Central Ohio Port Authority John Kasich Ted Strickland Virgin Hyperloop Roundup of hyperloop stories on Columbus Underground Columbus Crossroads Project Federal Railroad Administration US Department of Transportation Pathways to Transportation of the Future The Confluence Cast is sponsored by The Mid-Ohio Regional...

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Test City, USA

Is the Columbus startup scene ready for its closeup? In this episode, independent creator  Jay Clouse talks about his documentary film, Test City, USA, which paints a portrait of the Columbus tech scene and the funding that supports it. In addition to the film and the scene at large, we talk about Jay’s path, the importance of diversity, and the blank slate that is Columbus. Shownotes Jay Clouse Test City, USA Unreal Collective Upside Podcast Eric Hornung Olive Drive Capital Freelancing.School Creative Elements Podcast Create Columbus Commission Gateway Film Center Rev1 Ventures Horizon Two Labs Fintech71 CoverMyMeds Ohio Third Frontier Root Insurance...

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Real Estate at Ohio State

Much like the rest of our city, the land controlled by and surrounding The Ohio State University is continually evolving. Reporter Brent Warren spoke with Ohio State’s Vice President of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate, Keith Myers, to discuss their framework plan, the importance of connecting the university to the surrounding community, and why consistent leadership and vision are needed for productive change. Shownotes The Ohio State University Keith Myers Office of Administration and Planning MKSK Campus Partners 15 & High / Arts District WOSU South Campus Gateway Byrd Polar Research Center Arena District Urban Land Institute Rapid 5...

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