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Makers for a Space

BY VINNY VU
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Vinnie Vu talks about Makerspace and their involvement in the community, assisting with local groups and events, opening the doors to a creative collective, and their ever-growing repertoire of skills and ideas.

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The A Word

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 07, 2013

Coming from California, James Gillham had a shock when he moved to Southwest Georgia and started a group for local atheists. Moving from an open and tolerant society to the heart of the bible belt, James details the struggles he's overcome to build a thriving social group and debunks many misconceptions surrounding atheism.

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The Conundrum, Misnomer, and Mix

BY JAMES MALPHRUS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

As an organizer, James Malphrus has plenty of opportunity to think about potential talks he would like to do. In this talk, he samples five of his unfinished presentations, giving us a unique look into his train of thought and the railway upon which it rides.

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Metal Musings

BY JAMES GILLHAM
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

James Gillham returns to Albany to discuss the music that defines a large part of his life: metal. Through controversy and camaraderie, metal has been an impossible-to-ignore movement that changes lives. Showing us the difference that metal has made for him, James promotes the idea that metal isn't the violent entity that the news has made it out to be.

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Wildflowers in Wasted Spaces

BY MELISSA SIMMONS
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 07, 2013

Melissa Simmons takes us on a journey through the beauty we pass by every day without noticing. She has discovered that there are no wasted areas, only wasted opportunities to cherish and appreciate beauty in its many forms.

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Rain Gardens for Everyone

BY VICKI CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 07, 2014

Vicki Churchman teaches us how to efficiently utilize our rainwater to beautify our yards. From butterflies to Begonias, rain gardens bring in wildlife and return more water to the ground than the concrete surfaces in cities and on roadways.

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Contesting the Brand

BY VICKI CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Vicki Churchman shares the entries from the 2013 River Zombies Logo Contest. The contestants created a graphic logo for the annual River Zombies 5K that takes place in Downtown Albany.

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Uncommonly Good Herbs

BY DEBBY SAPP
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 07, 2014

Debby Sapp is an herbalist and has a passion for making others well. Here she shares her insight on the sometimes misunderstood world of natural medicine and how it can make our lives better.

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Life is Hard

BY MIKE HARDIN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Sure, life is hard. But Mike Hardin is here to share some of the things we can do to make life a little bit easier. In the words of Henry David Thoreau, "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." By getting in touch with the natural world, we can learn how to make friends, grow stronger, and learn how to build a new life on top of our old pasts. 

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The Art of Design

BY DANIEL TITUS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Daniel Titus runs a website development and graphic design company, which helped him expand his own ideas on the importance of design. As he explains, good design tells the stories that words cannot, and art should reflect the complex, multifaceted nature of reality. 

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Words From An Aquarist

BY DANIEL CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Saltwater aquarist Daniel Churchman takes care of fish for a living, and he has raised over twenty sharks, skates, and rays. Many people view sharks as dangerous and scary, but Daniel is here to debunk these common misconceptions and reveal the truth behind these myterious, curious creatures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 19, 2014.

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Beauty Will Save the World

BY AARON BLAIR
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Aaron Blair explains that we are living in a day and age where convenience and practicality have largely displaced beauty as a value. The architecture in downtown Albany represents a loss of aesthetics that is disastrous to our culture. Instead of beautifying a shared space, we build structures as cheaply as possible. What must we do to make to world beautiful again? 

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