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The Myth of the Culture of Poverty

BY DAN JURMAN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2015

People often talk about a “culture of poverty” as if there are different drivers of behavior at lower socio-economic levels.  Launched by a personal story of his three year old son which inspired him to think differently, Dan Jurman uses pictures to try to show that there is no culture of poverty, just human psychology driving behavior across socio-economic boundaries.

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the Evolution of Story Slam

BY JIM BRESLIN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2015

Speaker Jim Breslin talks about the popularity of Story Slams, the courageous storytellers who share their personal tales, and how hearing these stories develops empathy. Jim is the co-founder of Lancaster Story Slam and has produced over a hundred Story Slams throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

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NSFW: The Bible

BY NED BUSTARD
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

Ned Bustard introduces the new book, Revealed: A Storybook Bible for Grown-Ups. This talk shows through a series of woodcuts, linocuts, and engravings that the Holy Bible is full of a bunch of screwed up people and naughty bits that no one ever talks about.

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Unsafe at Any Speed

BY TOM BECKER
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

Tom Becker challenges the prevailing notion in American culture that the Chevrolet Corvair deserves to be on the "Worst Cars of All Time" list. Though truly made a scapegoat car by Ralph Nader in his quest for consumer protection, the Corvair turns out to have been an engineering feat with a lasting impact in style, economy and performance. Unsafe at any speed, indeed!

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Working on My Bucket List

BY JULIE VITTO
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

First-time presenter Julie Vitto shares her attempts, failures, and unexpected triumphs along the way to building a better bucket list. Witness as she crosses off another item from her bucket list - confronting her fear of public speaking.

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18 Handy Uses for the Term "Pecha Kucha"

BY SCOTT TROBAUGH
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

Using (mostly) real-life examples, Scott Trobaugh walks the audience through numerous ways that uttering "Pecha Kucha" at the right moment can impress strangers, get you out of a jam, or make you a more effective parent.

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The REAL story behind Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" broadcast

BY KEN MUELLER
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

In this presentation, Ken Mueller examines the famous 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast by Orson Welles, and looks behind some of the myths and facts related to it, and puts the broadcast into context.

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The Other Lancaster

BY LAURA KENDALL
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 06, 2015

Laura Kendall discovers the connection between the oldest inland East Coast city of Lancaster, PA and it’s silhouette city in the heartland of Nebraska.

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30 before 30

BY LIZ YOCOM
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Liz Yocum explains why finding a romantic partner is not the most important thing in life. 

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Capital Day

BY MATT JOHNSON
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Matt Johnson details the birth and life of a city holiday: from informal proposal on a barstool to formal adoption in city council chambers. With the story of Lancaster's Capital Day, Matt aims to extol the virtues of "bold weirdness" and "scenic elasticity" as they pertain to a millenial's expression of civic pride. 

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Mike Miville; Photographer on the Move

BY MICHAEL MIVILLE
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Mike Miville discusses his active life as a photographer, and how physicality plays a role in his life. 

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Volunteerism

BY JON COREN
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2015

Jon Coren discusses his experiences in volunteering. As a Jew, Jon is commanded to perform tikkun olam, which means repairing the world one person or one deed at a time. 

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