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Paula Douglas

Singer in Chicago

Defining My Life

PRESENTED ON MAR 03, 2015
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 33

Paula Douglas has a passion for Chicago, the music it creates and the people that get to call it home.  When she was a child, she enjoyed numerous visits to the emergency room.

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@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Eveyone often asks,"what do you want to do when you grow up?" but they never ask what you have learned along the way. Takeshi Yanagisawa takes the seven points of what his daughter, Lily Yanasigawa, has learned about growing up and relates it to his work to let others understand the hardships, but focus on what is most important during the process. 

 

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BY CARA PELLETIER
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 22, 2013

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Music Drives Work Performance?

BY CAHILL PUIL
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Entrepreneur, Start-Up Consultant & Fitness Enthusiast, Cahill Puil enjoys optimizing performance in sales, marketing and bio-hacking. What if one tool could hack your work performance for peak-state every day - and sub-consciously influence others to do the same?

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BY ALI MCKENZIE-WILCOX
@ VOL 12 ON APR 11, 2017

Ali McKenzie-Wilcox tells us of the joy of shapenote singing, the culture and community around it in the UK, and how to start up your own group for people that love to sing.

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BY CHAHIRA NOUIRA
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 09, 2017

When singing to win a TV show or to be the lead singer in the trendiest band in town has become the norm, we seem to have forgotten that singing is more than just that. Sharing the gift of singing across genres, countries and cultures goes beyond just a performance on stage. it´s about connecting, sharing and learning.

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Growing up with Crack Addiction

BY C.J. PYLE
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Some presentations are overwhelmingly personal. Cynthia Pyle shares one of those presentations. Growing up, her mother was addicted to crack, and she shares her story of how that shaped her life.

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BY GEOFFERY HOWARD
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Geoffery Howard   I entered the Peace Corps at the age of 20, heading off to Senegal in West Africa, a country I had never heard of. That experience changed my life. From community development in a small Senegalese village to community involvement in a small Hudson Valley town, there is a connection that stretches over half a century.

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BY LUPE HUITRON
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

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BY DUANGCHAI KAUR SWANI
@ VOL 41 ON MAR 07, 2017

Dash Swani talks about growing up in India, and how issues of identity find acceptance on moving to art school in Chicago.