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PAST VOL 16

Taos @ TCA - Taos Center for the Arts
Apr 02, 2015

PAST VOL 8

Silver Spring @ Silver Spring Civic Building
May 05, 2017

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Coming Out of the Closet

BY BEN SCALES
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Ben Scales, lawyer and political activist, tells the tale of coming clean about his backyard grow-op.

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Mariana Peláez | Co-directora de Casa Nueve

BY MARIANA PELÁEZ
@ VOL 7 ON OCT 03, 2015

CASA NUEVE es un espacio en el que se desarrollan actividades multidisciplinarias para responder a todos los gustos del diverso mundo de Cholula: exposiciones de arte, cocina de autor, talleres, producciones audiovisuales, cine, performance, presentaciones musicales, editoriales y de diseño.

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Living the High Life

BY TJ MCDONALD
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 25, 2016

There's a new cash crop in rural Kittitas county, it's called marijuana.  Entrepreneur TJ McDonald takes you thtough the history of different cash crops of the area and shares his story as a pioneer with his partner to start BinxBuds.

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Medical Cannabis in Maryland

BY DEBBY MIRAN
@ VOL 8 ON MAY 05, 2017

Medical marijuana is legal in Maryland as of 2014. Debby Miran has vast experience in drafting policy around medical marijuana. Listen to her presentation on medical cannabis in Maryland from the leglislation to the benefits and treatment.

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Marihuana Yesterday, Cannabis Today

BY KIRK SCRAMSTAD
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 27, 2017

Kirk Scramstad and Maka Kala'i are no strangers to cannabis as they organized the petition drive to put the pro-medical marijuana measure on Fort Collins' ballot. Here they discuss the evolution of cannabis as a socail and medical phenomenon.

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PKN Providence Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night returned to Providence last week for Vol. 2, and organizer Stephanie Gerson provides us with a nice round-up of what went on. As was the first, the second Pecha Kucha night in Providence was a gorgeous success! It went down on April 22nd, which happened to be Earth Day, so the theme was (fittingly) green and the venue was a beautiful sustainably built studio -- the builder himself, a sustainable designer named John Jacobson, gave a presentation about the venue. Oh and we started the night with a big Happy Earth Day cheer. Las month for volume 1, I wanted to leave the crowd hungry, so I only gave them eight presentations. This month for volume 2, I wanted to give them more, though I was a little worried about throwing a whopping eleven presentations at them....BUT THEY ATE IT. And they Loved it. The crowd stuck around until the very last presentation, and afterwards continued shmoozing with each other and our illustrious presenters. Speaking of, we had a fantastic and fantastically diverse lineup. Sami Nerenberg, the youngest adjunct faculty at RISD and teacher of Design for Social Entrepreneurship, showed her work with local communities to design more beautiful and healthy living environments. With Obama as a major source of inspiration, she imported the field of community organizing into design, describing her work as community designing. Alyn Carlson, a graphic designer, fine artist, and actor, told a more intimate story, taking us through the personal experiences that lead her to watercolors, describing how her relationship with water implicates her relationship wtih watercolor, and exhibiting the stunning work she does with the medium. Whatever stereotypes we may have had about watercolors being used to paint only the likes of flower bouquets and sunset landscapes, Alyn kindly demolished them. But I think the most captivating Pecha Kucha presentation of the night, and quite possibly the most captivating I've ever seen (...and not only because he's my beau), was given by Brown Master's in Public Health student Nathaniel Lepp. His presentation was grandiosely titled "Triboluminescence, Marijuana, and the Future of American democracy," but he lived up to it, taking us on a ride through the physical, psychological, and even spiritual health benefits of marijuana, its ambiguity vis-a-vis established scientific taxonomies, and the history of its illegalization to the point of militarization (yes, men in fatigues go after the plant). But he concluded with a message of hope, describing the work of RIPAC, an organization he co-founded which successfully helped Rhode Island legalize the medical use of marijuana. It was not only the content of his presentation that got us going, but the intensity of his voice and how it danced with his slides -- the hallmark of any successful PK presentation. What a wonderful volume 2, and I look forward to volume 3!

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Love in Orlando

The next PechaKucha Night in Orlando -- the city's Vol. 12 -- is happening a week before Valentine's Day (on February 7) and so the theme is appropriate: "Showing Orlando Some Love." Below is the list of presenters and the titles of their presentations, to whet your appetite: - Carolyn Moor: A Modern Love Story [this is her story of being widowed at a young age]- Max Jackson: Love and the Human Brain [neuroscience]- Kristen Walmsley-Manieri: A Yearning Curve [Kristen's unofficial title is "why husbands need to get laid more"]- Joe Tankersley: Data Love [our over-reliance on data]- Thomas Thorspecken: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Orlando [local artist sketches Orlando arts events]- Susan Rienzo: Color Sings to Me [art quilting]- Emily Empel: The Futurist’s Paradise- Mike Van den Abbeel: Would You Please Sign this Petition? [for medical marijuana]- David Alecock: Being Present for Love

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PechaKucha Bermuda Vol 8

PechaKucha Bermuda is hosting its 8th Edition on Thursday, August 21st starting at 6pm at the Devonshire Recreation Club, with speakers set to include Nathan Kowalski, Alan Gordon, Larry Burchall, Dr. Bente Lundh, Ayo Johnson, Elisha Huttick, Jason Rhind, Najib Chantouf, and David Kendell. PechaKucha Nights were started in Japan and are a simple, effective and entertaining way of telling your story or idea. Each speaker shows 20 images to accompany their presentation, each image the speaker can only speak for 20 seconds. Since there is no pausing or going back, speakers have no choice but to keep to their allotted time. Following each presentation is a 3 minute 20 second question and answer session where the audience has the opportunity to ask the presenter questions. This edition will feature 8 presenters on topics ranging from medical marijuana to kite surfing. Past PechaKucha Bermuda venues have been BMDS, Vasco Da Gamma Club, Blue Waters Angler Club, Chewstick, Sandy’s Boat Club and BSOA. This is the first time the event will be held at Devonshire Recreational Club. Devonshire Recreational Club will have dinner and refreshments available for purchase for the event. There is no cover charge but donations will be accepted to support the Devonshire Recreational Club facilities. For further details please see the PechaKucha Bermuda Facebook page. The 8th edition of PechaKucha Bermuda is going to be very interesting. It is advised that the public arrive early as there are no reservations and it is first come first served. story: bernews.com