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The Unexpected Hanging Paradox

BY REBECCA MALMQUIST
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

The unexpected hanging paradox is a riddle.  Think about what makes you special.  Think about your family.  Now listen to Rebecca Malmquist make it more clear to you with her experiences.

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My Team Triumph

BY TERENCE REUBEN
@ VOL 16 ON MAR 15, 2017

Hear how Terence Reuben grew up in the middle of something unimaginable only to create a better life for not only himself but for a huge network of disabled people through his talents and experiences.

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My life as a subject of Her Majesty, the Queen

BY SARAH COX
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Sarah Cox shows us a glimpse into something most of us will never understand… the Royal Family and the Queen.

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The Life of Brittany

BY CLAYTON BOOTHE
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 15, 2016

Veteran PK speaker and future Emcee Clayton Boothe gets up to talk about one of the toughest things any parent can ever endure, the loss of his child.  Here is Clayton's dedication to Brittany.

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From Seminary to Atheism

BY MICHAEL WILLIS
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

Strong language and ideas are plentiful in Michael Willis's presentation brough on by his strong beliefs as a child and formal indoctrination and education in his Christian faith.  After completing seminary Michael had a wake-up call that flipped his views dramatically in a way that challenges many of the loudest voices in modern American politics.  As Michael starts by saying "I'm talking about an idea…hopefully we can all learn something".

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20 Random Slides (PKGRv5)

BY DAN TERPSTRA
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 30, 2012

The first official "20 Random Slides" features the passing of the batton from David Foster as curator and city manager of PKGR to Dan Terpstra when David created slides that were a mystery before it began.  Now we are over 10 more "20RS" all created by co-organizer Michele Terpstra but this is where it all began!

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20 Random Slides (PKGRv7)

BY BART SUMNER
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 05, 2014

We've gained quite a reputation for attracting the brave to our stage with our "20 Random Slides" segment.  It all began when a blizzard hit and we had only half our speakers show up so a few brave veterans got up on stage and presented someone else's material.  The next show "20 Random Slides" was born and one more later here we are again for the 2nd time!

Bart is a veteran of our stage both as Emcee, Speaker, and 20 Random Slide speaker and gets better every time!

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20 Random Slides #PKGRvX

BY JOE ANDERSON
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 15, 2015

In 2010 we began what we call "20 Random Slides" where we pick someone out of the audience to present slides they've NEVER seen.  Literally, once they stand on stage the craziness began and in September 2015 we didn't prep the audience but were lucky enough to have a bonafied comedian in our room to take on this challenge.  He did it beautifully!

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Tiki Bars and their Designs!

BY DAVID KOLENDA
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 15, 2015

There's more to Tiki than you'd realize.  Sit back and relive the history of Tiki Bar design and it's ties to Michigan with David.

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Pointy Things (Heavy Metal Logos)

BY JOHN SERBA
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 15, 2015

Parental advisory content (strong language) Entertainment writing isn't what prepares you to do a PechaKucha, growing up Heavy Metal is what prepares you to write and present!  

We take a historical walk through absurdly pointy logos  that progress through time with tourguide and professional fan John Serba.

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"Have an Ice Day"

BY RANDY FINCH
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 07, 2016

IceGuru Randy Finch tells us how he went from a naked baby to loving himself enough to stand on the PK stage!

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How a Fat Guy Loses Weight

BY BART SUMNER
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 07, 2016

Adult Language Warning!
The 5:2, or How a Fat Guy Loses Weight is the look into how a funny guy is battling years of being overweight… with serious results!

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