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Hunger in Our Backyard

BY STACEY HURLIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Hunger is still a global problem. It is not just in poor nations, but in the United States as well. 35 million americans don't know where their next meal is coming from. 1 in 5 children go to school hungry every day because they don't have enough food at home. Stacey Hurlin goes into great detail about world hunger and presents ways we can help combat it.

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Firefly Experience

BY RADIM SCHREIBER
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Radim Schreiber, an award-winning nature photographer, shares some of his best firefly photographs with us. Fireflies resting on grass with the full moon in the background, fields covered in fireflies under a star-filled sky, and more. His photographs are stunning.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 5, 2013.

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Biophilic Engagement

BY MARK PETRICK
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Humans unconsciously seek connection with the natural world. Viewing nature has many benefits. Mark Petrick will explain them as well as the different ways designers use the concept of biophilic engagement in their work today.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 9, 2013.

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Funk Shui or: A Fine House

BY JOHN STIMSON
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

John Stimson comically and poetically gives us a tour of his house. It is arranged in a modernist way. He has interesting paper collage work on his table. He has an alchemy dungeon. Every morning he makes his bed into a unique and beautiful composition. He has all of this and more. Watch to discover the rest.

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Artful Living

BY HOLLY MOORE
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Holly Moore visited various artist's homes. What she found surprised her. The art in their homes was as varied as the artists themselves. Watch to see some of the different installations she found.

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Small Hard Questions

BY GLENN WATT
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

To the backdrop of colorful paintings, Glen Watt recites a poem. It starts with a small hard question, progresses through a vast sea, and ends with us as flowers opening up into the light.

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Adornments of the Ancient World

BY WILLIAM HURLIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

William Hurlin, an antique jewelry expert, presents 19 pieces and explains how they were used. Some were charms to ward off evil, some were symbols to show your status, while still others had practical uses such as seal stamps to designate something as belonging to you.

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Through the Google Glass

BY ALEX CEQUEA
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.

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Finding Beauty

BY TONY ELLIS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Tony Ellis wants to encourage us to reconnect with our natural world. He believes that beauty is everywhere, we just need to know how to find it. 

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Choosing To Battle For Good

BY ROLAND WELLS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Roland Wells utilizes breakdancing to give back to his community. He runs a youth organization in which young adults learn discipline via break dancing. Aside from that he is hand in various projects that aim to improve the way of life for people in his community. 

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New Eyes

BY ROBERT HOERLEIN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Robert Hoerlein takes us inside his studio via a collection of photographers that his friend took. This is the first time he's seen the photos since they were taken. He experiences looking at his own intimate working space with brand new eyes in this presentation. 

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The Battle Within

BY PETER LAMOUREUX
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 02, 2013

Peter Lamoureux shines light on the heavy subject of veteran suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder. Peter discusses the core treatment -- transcendental meditation -- which was in part developed by The David Lynch Foundation in an effort to promote healthy recovery for those who suffer from PTSD.

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