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Ben Scales

Attorney in Asheville

Coming Out of the Closet

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2015
IN ASHEVILLE @ VOL 9

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

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Songwriting a Life

BY KRISTINE HUGHES
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 07, 2013

Kristine Hughes has been interested in music since she was a toddler. A series of events in middle school made her decide to be a singer/songwriter. After many years of ups and downs in the music industry, her music just keeps getting better. Her newest album will be coming out next year.

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Coming Out as a Freak

BY JASON RELPH
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Jason Relph has found a lot of things through going to Burning Man, including finding his voice as an artist and living the life he wants to live. Going through life, pretending to be "normal", but faced with a life moment that you can either stay, or be free. Jason embraced his inner "freak", and climbed a up hill battle of life, love, and champane. 

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Coming Home, Coming Together

BY BETH HAIRE-LEWIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

Beth Haire-Lewis and Jamie Balkin share their memories of the Coming Home Coming Together concert that started 17 years ago in Benton Harbor, Michigan. It's a yearly event for friends and families to come together and enjoy the art of music. Kids end up having the most fun as they look forward to the tradition. 

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Coming Out to My Conservative Family

BY RARA RIZAL
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 12, 2015

"Im very honored to be a speaker at this edition of PechaKucha especially since this is the first time I am talking openly and publicly about my life."

In Coming Out to my Convervative Family from Pechakucha Night Jakarta Vol. 21, Rara Rizal shares being open about her sexual orientation since she's 18 years old. Rara tells her story on how it affects her life and most of all, her relationship with her conservative family.

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I Fell in Love in Jail

BY ANDIE DONNAN
@ VOL 5 ON JUL 29, 2016

Andie Donnan explains how she discovered her interest for gardening while she was incarcerated and how it kept her not only out of trouble, but kept her sane during such challenging times. Her love for gardening blossomed into a meaningful hobby and passion that has lead her to even more amazing discoveries.

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Stowed Out Festival

BY CHRIS WEMYSS
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Stowed Out is a small music festival held every year in the small Borders village of Stow.  This is the story of how it came about by Chris Wemyss.

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Madison as an Up-and-Coming Music Scene

BY BUZZ KEMPER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.

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Cannabis: Marijuana & Hemp

BY KIM CARGILE
@ VOL 30 ON JAN 18, 2018

Kim Cargile talks about the history of cannabis. 

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Coming Out!

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Nina Lesiga makes life more worth living! She creates extraordinary experiences in ordinary situations and tells how she entertained throngs of people in a Macy’s elevator during a busy holiday shopping period. Her joy for life is contagious!