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G. Wayne Miller

Author, filmmaker, Providence Journal staff writer. in Providence

Memorial for The Station

PRESENTED ON FEB 27, 2013
IN PROVIDENCE @ VOL 47

G Wayne Miller gives a memorial presentation for the victims of The Station nightclub fire, and talks about the impact this tragedy had on the survivors, as well as the families of the victims.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate

BY SHARON SHEPHARD
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 01, 2012

Sharon has always lived near railroads, and in the mid-70s she moved to Wakefield. In this presentation, she shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. (in English)

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Shadows of the Survivors

BY RIKAKO NAGASHIMA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

When the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima, people's shadows were permanently scorched in to their surroundings. Rikako Nagashima and her team contacted 23 survivors and took copies of their shadows. They then placed these shadows around Hiroshima as a memorial and to spread awareness of what happened. From Peace Shadow Project's website we can see where these survivors were, hear their stories, and leave them a personal message. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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

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Just Follow the Yellow Brick Road

BY TAJ CAMPBELL
@ POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA: STARTUP THE PARTY SF X TOKYO ON SEP 18, 2014

Pieterjan Vandaele, Roddy Lindsay, Taj Campbell, and Yuichiro Yamanaka take on the world's largest train station: Shinjuku.

The journey to Mordor is easier than trying to find your way out of Shinjuku station. And at least Middle Earth's locals are patient enough to not run you over with, suitcases, strollers or walkers. Shinjuku station is a great place to visit, however the large station adds to confusion and frustration. Taj, and his team of presenters, suggest on a new system of "hubs" and colored lines, to help travelers make their way through the large train station. 

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The Future of Cancer Care

BY ANNA VERHULST
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Due to considerable progress in cancer treatment and survival rates, the population of cancer survivors can be anticipated to keep expanding in the foreseeable future. But even though these patients may be cured of their orinigal disease, survivors often have a to deal with a compromised quality of life. Anna Verhulst, a fifth-year medical student and a cancer rehabilitation researcher, proposes a entirely new way of looking at cancer survivorship and rehabilitation programs...

"Presentation of the Day" on March 25, 2015.

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Big Bang Memorial

BY GAËLLE LE GUILLOU
@ VOL 9 ON DEC 02, 2014

Pechakucha was the opportunity for Gaëlle Le Guillou to speak about her deep project: it is an artistic and experimental project at long term in the cemetery of Bouteillerie in Nantes.
This project is supported by the association BIG BANG MEMORIAL. The idea of this association is to take a fresh look at the intimate and common that are cemeteries.

Ceramist Sculptrice, she chooses this material because she can imagine forms and volumes .
She experiments with coloured enamels, textures, by renewing regularly her themes of inspirations.
She draws her inspiration from her childhood, from fashionably, architecture, arts, and nature.
She creates her universe, fanciful and in movement, even if it is about the death.
That is characteristic in her work, and her life. {in french}

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A Geography of Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park

BY GLEN THIELMANN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 14, 2015

What’s in a name? According to poet Kim Stafford, there are no names, but stories. A place is a story happening many times. After a recent controversial name change to an iconic park in the city of Prince George, historian and teach Glen Thielmann explores the many stories of this iconic park. He reveals that the park is a meeting place for the transaction of forms, of cultures, of people, of ideas. It is a place where things become public.

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Life at the South Pole Station, Antartica

BY CURTIS MOORE
@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Curtis Moore has spent time at McMurdo station in Antarctica.  He shares some day-to-day operations and experiences at this remote base which houses about 1000 people in the southern summer.

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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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To Hastings And Beyond: Confessions of a Balearic Assassin of Love 

BY ADE PEACHMENT
IN BEXHILL-ON-SEA

Art educator, music journalist and wax hound Ade Peachment waxes lyrical about his passion for pop, Acid House, the Ibiza party scene and more.