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Hope Scarves

BY LARA MACGREGOR
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Lara MacGregor was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. Inspired by Lara's scarf-sharing experience with friends, Hope Scarves is a way for women to share their cancer stories and pass on hope and happiness to others. Hope Scarves has grown to become an uplifting resource to cancer patients, survivors, and friends and family facing cancer. 

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Icy Explorations

BY JOE AUTRY
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Sculpture artist Joe Autry enjoys sculpting and carving with many materials, finding peace in the repetetive patterns he creates. He has traveled to Russia several times to participate in ice carving and further develop his skills. 

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Women in Transition

BY JENNIFER JEWELL
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

Jennifer Jewell has founded her research in her own experience as a teenage mother who dealt with homelessess. She is now co-organizer for Women in Transition, a grassroots organization run by and for poor people working to ensure economic human rights for all. 

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Love an Old House

BY DAVID DOMINÉ
@ VOL 11 ON APR 30, 2013

David Dominé believes that old houses are like old people - if you listen to them, they'll have a story to tell. David moved to Louisville in 1993, where he was immediately taken by the display of vibrant architecture. He began writing books about old houses in the neighborhood, bringing back their colorful and interesting pasts.  

"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2014.

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Growing Hope, Living Dreams

BY RAMSI KAMAR
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Ramsi Kamar, a born again farmer from Jerusalem, talks about the many parallels he found between Louisville and his hometown. In Louisville the local community has helped him build a farm. Now he lives a life of diversity through working on his farm with the local community.

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Damn Fine Bourbon

BY CONOR O'DRISCOLL
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Conor O'Driscoll discusses the origins of bourbon and what it really is. He then moves on to talk about the common components of bourbon. Finally, he goes into excruciating detail on how to make really good bourbon.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 2, 2013.

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In Defense of Alleyways

BY BRANDEN KLAYKO
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Alleys have always garnered a bad image, but Brandon Klayko is out to change that. Brandon provides some great suggestions to most effficiently and safely put the alleyway to better use, and gives some great examples of locations already doing so. 

"Presentation of the Day" on November 25, 2013.

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Responsible Fatherhood

BY SHAWN GARDNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Author and father of four Shawn Gardner works with 2NOT1, an organization focused on emphasizing the importance of fathers in the family unit. Through this organization he is trying to change the lives of children for the better by encouraging fathers to take responsibility for their kids' upbringing.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 7, 2013.

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The Infamous Gilbert Imlay

BY ABBEY SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 18, 2012

Abbey Smith tells us the dramatic and shocking story of a relatively unknown individual named Gilbert Imlay. His transgressions made a significant impact on the world. From using a real estate position to swindle people out of money, to his abandonment of his lover Mary Wollstonecraft, to plagiarism, his acts could be said to have delayed the progress of Women's rights by over 40 years.

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Turnaround

BY AUBREY WILLIAMS
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Aubrey Williams grew up in poverty. When he was 14 he began selling cocaine to make money. He was later caught and jailed, but continued his ways when he got out. It took a gunshot to turn his life around. From that point on he got his GED, got two college degrees with honors, and has now become a motivational prescence within his community, working to improve the lives of those who are now where he was.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 11, 2013.

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Industrial Hemp - A Renewal of Common Sense

BY MOSELEY PUTNEY
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Moseley Putney talks about a greatly misunderstood crop called Hemp. Allowing farmers to grow hemp will create new jobs, give us healthier foods, and reduce our dependence on foreign raw materials such as oil. Let it grow!

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Through the Backyard

BY LOPA MEHROTRA
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 05, 2012

Lopa Mehrotra found the key to solving the world's problems in her backyard. This key is play. Through play children learn about science, creativity, and innovation. Watch to learn how these qualities can change the world.

 

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