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dis//ABLING Architecture + Human Physiology

BY YOUSEF BUSHEHRI
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Which is true: People are disabled because of their bodies  -or-  People are disabled because the built environment makes them so? A challenging question that Yousef has been asking throughout his academic career as an architect. Join us and listen as Yousef Bushehri describes his on-going researching into the solvable challenges in providing ADA access. 

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

BY WENDY CORNELISEN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga. 

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My Synesthesia Superpower

BY SIANA ALTIISE
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Can you see sounds? Taste colors? Siana Altiise takes us through her journey of discovering that she has synesthesia and what it is like to love music because of the color of it! Synesthesia is Siana's superpower and maybe you, too, have a superpower of your own! 

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The Psychedelic Renaissance: The Reemergence of Medical Psychedelic Use

BY MOSHE JACOBSON
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Moshe Jacobson speaks about a very personal experience he had during a psychedelic experience and how it shaped his perspective. This has led Moshe to seek to bring psychedlics out of the fog of myth and into the everyday, Listen as he describes this journey and where it is leading him today and in the future. 

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The Science of Persuasion

BY KUMAR KRISHNAN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Advertising is an age-old method of persuasion and it is one that has sought to manipulate and persuade one's thinking. Kumar Krishnan takes us down a historical road but one that connects directly to today's use of digital media to lead of buying choices thought processes, and overall biases. 

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This Little Bird Told Me: The Importance of Intergenerational Exchange

BY CHAUNCEY BEATY
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Chauncey Beaty comes to PKN ATL to share a personal story regarding a birdy she knows... This birdy showed her the importance of intergenerational exchange through a true respect for elders and what wisdom they can share if we just sit at their feet and listen. 

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Digital Enrichment for Orangutans

BY BECKY SCHEEL
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Orangutans have an increasingly difficult time surviving in the current state of wild boreal forests in the world. Given that they will most likely be extinct in the wild in just a few decades, zoos find themselves in a very important place in regards to preservation. Captive animals require mental stimulation and Becky Scheel has been studying just such stimuli using digital means. 

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ZENBARZ: For the Love of Sound

BY AJA SMITH
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Have you ever felt, simply put, "out of whack"? Faced with a lifetime of challenging and distracting health issues, Aja Smith took a chance and joined a sound bath workshop. Listen as Aja tells us what a sound bath is, what exactly the benefits can be, and what changes sound therapy has brought to her life. 

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Innocence & Incarceration: A Complicated Relationship

BY RICHARD LATTA
IN ATLANTA

Estimates tell us there are 3,200 +/- wrongfully convicted and innocent individuals serving time in Georgia and Alabama today. The Georgia Innocence Project works for the exoneration and release of these individuals but state law can hamper those efforts, sometimes inadverdantly. Listen as Richard Latta speaks about law here in the State of Georgia that is hampering the efforts of the Georgia Innocence Project. 

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Atlanta Artivists Assemble

BY TERONE ALLEN
IN ATLANTA

Terone Allen moved to Atlanta with a purpose but found a real purpose once he was here... To collaborate and communicate with other artsits to make differences in the communiites in which they live. Terone speaks about the different groups with works with to see positive change to Atlanta come from artists and other creatives. 

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Rebuilding Local Trust in Government

BY ROHIT MALHOTRA
IN ATLANTA

Community is so much bigger than one's individual self and this is something that seems to have been forgotten here in the US of A. Rohit Malhotra's grandfather was a hero of his, a teacher in a remote village in India, who instilled this ideal of what community is, in him as a small child. The polar opposites of 'community' and of 'government' (at least after this election) are what Rohit grew up loving. Listen as he speaks about the importance of local government and trust has in our communities. 

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It Is a Beautiful Day in District 58

BY PARK CANNON
IN ATLANTA

Questioning a government takes a community and that is exactly what Park Cannon is about. As a Georgia State Representative for District 58 she is intimately aware of what it takes to gather a community and be involved in that community. Join us in listening to a day in District 58 and meet some of the people that make up this district in the heart of Atlanta! 

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