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How to Tell a True, Personal Story (According to Me)

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Increasingly, story-telling is becoming not only a way to communicate ideas but also an actual art form. So how can you, with a possible story to tell, say what you need and want to in a more effective way? Shannon Turner guides us through why storytelling is so effective, how to be more effective, all peppered with her own experience starting life in storytelling.

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Blockchain: Trust in a Trust-less World

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

What is “blockchain” and how is it actually a part of our lives? Where did it come from and where is it going? It is an exciting time to ask these questions as blockchain is a technology that has the potential to change every technological interaction we have. Can you trust a vague and anonymous interaction with a 3rd party you’ve never met before? Listen as Roop Singh describes the dyamics of blockchain and where we are now in its evolutionary path.

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Driving Out Hunger One Mile at a Time

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

The amount of food wasted in the United States each year is truly and utterly staggering. The agricultural and food processing economy drives this overabundance of perishable foods and many persons seek some form of mitigation. But what about those families and persons that live with a life of want and need? Could the glut of food being discarded be redirected to those in need? Yes. Listen in as Joe describes the Second Helpings organization and how they work to redistribute healthy foods that would otherwise rot in the trash.

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Relational Presence: A Journey to Deep, Authentic Connection

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Eric Atwood was a severe introvert while growing up. He was shy and quiet like so many folks out there, but he experienced a change when traveling in New Zealand and finding Speaking Circles. He discovered new ideas and ways of establishing genuine connection with others, and he did this through training in speaking, but more importantly in listening. Tune in and hear Eric talk of his various discovers on his journey to better listening.

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All of "ITP": Biking Every Road Inside the Perimeter

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

What began as a project to map all of the fruit trees in the city of ATL turned into a game, a challenge, and a discovery. Craig Durkin began biking entire neighborhoods as the founder of Concrete Jungle, taking different routes each time, and finding all manner of interesting aspects and landmarks around the city. Now, he has decided to bike every road inside Atlanta’s perimeter road (outer belt/beltway/perimeter). Listen as Craig tells of how this project began, what he’s found along the way, and how he is turning this project into crow-sourced information.

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What the "Hippopotamus for Christmas" Song Taught Me About Crafting an Inspiring Vision

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Andrew K. Stein takes us on an interesting disection of a much loved Christmas song that describes the truly visionary foresight of the narrator to achieve a goal. Set the goal, identify stakeholders, etc., etc., as the narrator works toward her ultimate wish of owing a hippo! Andrew effectively walks us through the process, so sit back and enjoy this special non-holiday holiday presentation! 

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dis//ABLING Architecture + Human Physiology

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Which is true: People are disabled because of their bodies  -or-  People are disabled because the built environment makes them so? A challenging question that Yousef has been asking throughout his academic career as an architect. Join us and listen as Yousef Bushehri describes his on-going researching into the solvable challenges in providing ADA access. 

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga. 

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My Synesthesia Superpower

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Can you see sounds? Taste colors? Siana Altiise takes us through her journey of discovering that she has synesthesia and what it is like to love music because of the color of it! Synesthesia is Siana's superpower and maybe you, too, have a superpower of your own! 

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The Psychedelic Renaissance: The Reemergence of Medical Psychedelic Use

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Moshe Jacobson speaks about a very personal experience he had during a psychedelic experience and how it shaped his perspective. This has led Moshe to seek to bring psychedlics out of the fog of myth and into the everyday, Listen as he describes this journey and where it is leading him today and in the future. 

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The Science of Persuasion

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Advertising is an age-old method of persuasion and it is one that has sought to manipulate and persuade one's thinking. Kumar Krishnan takes us down a historical road but one that connects directly to today's use of digital media to lead of buying choices thought processes, and overall biases. 

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This Little Bird Told Me: The Importance of Intergenerational Exchange

@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

Chauncey Beaty comes to PKN ATL to share a personal story regarding a birdy she knows... This birdy showed her the importance of intergenerational exchange through a true respect for elders and what wisdom they can share if we just sit at their feet and listen.