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Alcoholism to Ironman: A Story of Recovery

BY DAVE CLAYTON
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 16, 2016

Dave Clayton has lived and worked in the SJBH area for the past 32 years and is originally from Dexter, Mi. He  is a loving husband, father of two and embodies a sober, adrenalin junkie. His family’s Irish heritage reveals a long line of drinking and smoking, while  his own childhood was filled with substances, not substance. He tells a story of  transformation from unhealthy to healthy life choices; from smoking joints to aching joints.

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Billiards: An American Institution

BY MARK STRAUSS
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 23, 2017

Mark Strauss is a Communications Training and Branding professional who has worked with brands like Disney, Motorola, and the NFL. He is also a screenwriter with a passion for storytelling that informs every creative and professional endeavor. His personal passion, however, goes back to the pool hall which he talks about in his PK titled, Billiards: An American Institution.

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Flat Track Derby: From Fishnets to Finals

BY CORRIE WOLOSIN
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 19, 2017

South Bend native, Corrie Wolosin has just returned to the Midwest after more than two decades living in Northern New England on the Vermont/NH border. She is speaking about one of her many passions – roller derby! Her derby name is Apple, derived from her previous career in the Hard Cider industry.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “Sports”

PAST VOL 15

Kosice @ Moulin a Cafe (Mlyncek)
Aug 17, 2011

PAST VOL 20

Taipei @ xuexue institute
Jul 01, 2012

PAST VOL 2

Dnipropetrovsk @ Coffeeshop FRIENDS'TIME Moskva
Jul 31, 2012

PAST VOL 4

Poitiers @ Maison de L'architectue - Poitou Charentes
Mar 19, 2013

PAST VOL 79

Providence @ The Spot Underground
Oct 28, 2015

PAST SPOT festival

Aarhus @ DOKK1
Apr 30, 2016

PAST VOL 2

Perugia @ Centro Servizi Camerali "Galeazzo Alessi"
Jun 03, 2016

PAST VOL 10

Cambridge @ Espresso Library
Jun 20, 2017

PAST VOL 3

Yokohama @ Yokohama Stadium
Mar 12, 2017

PAST VOL 30

Guangzhou @ 广州IFC [M空间]
Aug 28, 2017

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A Concise History of Race Relations in New Zealand ... Abridged

BY JAMES NOKISE
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 17, 2013

James Nokise gives us a comedic rundown on the history of New Zealand, its diversity, and its rugby team. He talks about New Zealand's original inhabitants, its immigrants, and encourages racial understanding and acceptance across the board. 

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Feeding the Achieve

BY SAMANTHA NIENOW
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Samantha Nienow and Rebecca Layman feed their inner desires to achieve as they train for the Half Ironman triathlon, a gruelling event made up of swimming, biking, and running. They push each other through highs and lows and offer each other support as they strive for the same goal. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 8, 2014.

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A Night Out At Night It Up

BY ANITA KO
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Anita Ko talks about her orangization's abilities. Having been a part of an event that hosts over 120 000 people each year, Anita shows us what her company, Power Unit Youth Organization, is capable of when it comes to inspiring many generations.

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.GIFs: an Emotive Vocabulary

BY SHA HWANG
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Sha Hwang takes us through the history of .gifs, and their use in society, as an emotive vocabulary for current events, sports, and every day life.

Sha is an information designer and technologist based mostly in Brooklyn. A failed architect and an accidental entrepreneur, Sha has designed and built work for clients such as the New York Times, MTV, Flickr, and Adobe. Previously, Sha worked at Stamen Design and later cofounded the company Movity, which was acquired by Trulia. Sha spends his nights trawling Tumblr and printing gifs as Gifpop and his days working with Nava to improve healthcare.gov and other parts of government.

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Football cliché's can be nuts

BY JOJO DEBRAZZA
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

The terms and cliches used in football can be confusing and sometimes odd to children, writer and football development officer JoJo Debrazza tells us a story that shows just how crazy they may seem to young ears and minds.

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To Beat, or Not to Beat

BY KIERON MARRINER
@ VOL 6 ON JUN 28, 2016

Ex-operations manager and prison officer Kieron Marriner talks us thourgh his experiences working as a beater on pheasant shoots.

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Tin's Running Story

BY DUY TÍN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!

If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.

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Deporte Integra x AFH

BY MARINA CRUZ
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 28, 2015

Marina Cruz y Eduardo Damián Valdez, nos hablan sobre la transformación de una comunidad a través de la rehabilitación de un espacio deportivo.

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Pasión Petare

BY MANUEL LLORENS
@ VOL 3 ON AUG 04, 2016

Conociendo la comunidad de Petare, Manuel Llorens, psicólogo y miembro de la Junta Directiva de Pasión Petare, nos cuenta sobre el gran poroyecto que se está llevando a cabo en esta comunidad; por medio del fútbol. Con muchas anécdotas nos explica la gran herramienta que es este deporte, para evitar la violencia, inculcar valores y ayudar a las comunidades.

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Proyecto Cumbre

BY MARCUS TOBÍA
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 21, 2016

El montañista venezolano, Marcus Tobía, nos cuenta sobre los dos proyectos que lleva a cabo; Proyecto CumbreNiños en la Cumbre. En ambos proyectos se dedica a llevar a niños de diferentes comunidades, hasta indígenas, a escalar montañas como el Everest. 

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Art, Sport and Passion

What keeps you awake at night and gets you up in the morning? How can seemingly small events make us the people we are today? By looking at art and sport, two defining interests in his life, Adam Buss chart a journey to this exact point in time. No conclusions, no sales pitch, just passion. The presentation was recorded at PechaKucha Night in Derby Vol. 2.

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Cricket for Dummies

Another great kids presentation from Derby (Vol. 5), this time with Haseef introducing us to the world of his favorite sport: cricket. If you're unsure of the difference between a Batsman and a Wicketkeeper, this one's worth a look!

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

In today's "Presentation of the Day, Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

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White Spots and Doubt

In 2012, David Maney wrote and performed a theatre-show based on his experience being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. This show eventually became known as "White Spots," a humorous look at the traumas that plague us daily. In his presentation (from PKN Tokyo, Vol. 102) he discusses the ugly sides of ourselves, our fixations, and various flavors of doubt.

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British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One

If dihedral doors, carbon-fiber chassis, and airbrakes rev your engine, this one is for you: With the need for speed and style, no doubt you're in need of a Britsh sports car -- at least in Nick Groombridge's opinion you are. In "British Sports Cars: Why I Always Need Another One" from PKN Garrison Vol. 5, Nick showcases four British cars in his collection and talks about them individually; explaining how they are made and what makes them unique.

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Exley on Lucas

No, it's not a report about PechaKucha, but we love seeing PechaKucha Night Chicago organizer Peter Exley in this CBS local news report about George Lucas' upcoming museum, as he sports his "20 images x 20 seconds" PechaKucha t-shirt. Watch the full report here.

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Poster for PKN Chicago Vol. 31

Chicago's PechaKucha Night Vol. 31 is just over a week away (on Tuesday, September 9), and here's the poster -- designed by Matthew Hoffman -- to prove it.

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Today's the day!

Looking forward to tonight -- the presentations are looking great and we're excited to spend the evening with you! Jessica(for the PKN Lilongwe Team)   p.s.  Here's a bio for another one of our presenters: Alex was born in the Netherlands and now working for the Red Cross in Malawi as water and sanitation delegate. He loves sports and is an ex-speedskater turned coach.  Alex will be talking about the passion of the dutch for this wintersport and one race in particular.

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Presenter Bio: Alex

Introducing one of our presenters, Alex: Alex was born in the Netherlands and now works as a water and sanitation delegate for the Red Cross in Malawi. Alex loves sports and is an ex-speedskater turned coach. Some people are at their best when gliding on ice and this evening we will hear about the Dutch people’s passion of the Dutch for speedskating – and one race in particular. Happy to have Alex join us!

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Presenter Bio: Pauley

Pauley hails from Atlanta, Georgia is pursuing her PhD in epidemiology. Her research brings her to Malawi where she is studying food security and health of children under five and their mothers. Prior to returning to school, Pauley worked for nearly a decade in the overarching field of international development, and has lived and worked in a dozen countries around the world. In her younger years, Pauley was very active in the musical theater scene and enjoyed singing in choirs. These days, her main hobbies are Latin dance and outdoor adventure sports. For her PechaKucha debut, Pauley will be sharing about her family's "new beginning" when she finally ceased to be an only child at age 25!  We think it will be interesting to hear about Pauley's new beginning as an older sibling.