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Sarah Myers

Small Business Owner in Oakland

Power of Possibilities

PRESENTED ON FEB 18, 2016
IN ACCIDENT @ VOL 5

Sarah Myers of Garrett College dicusses the ambition project of "Power of Possibilties". This initiative strives to encourage and promote entrepreneurship in rural appalachia and create jobs.  

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Depicting symbols of power

BY JOSÉ ROSERO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Visual artist José Rosero shares a new series of his paintings featuring iconic local street characters swapping emblems with Catholic priests and bishops, resulting in intriguing portraits charged with black humor and ultimately making a comment about symbols of power. (in Spanish)

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Preserving Kentucky's Rural Landscape

BY AMY SPARROW POTTS
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Amy Sparrow Potts explores the history of Kentucky`s architecture and local business. She talks about how we can preserve these old houses and business by exploring and being aware of them. 

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The Seasons of Entrepreneurship

BY KAARE MICHAEL BOTTOLFSEN
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 08, 2015

Kåre Michael Bottolfsen thinks a lot of people think that being an entrepreneurship is like a rollercoaster. And that is true. But to Kåre also finds a striking similarity between natures seasons and entrepreneurship. In this presentation Kåre tells us about his journey through the Seasons of Entrepreneurship. Hopefully with a happy summer ending?!

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Building a City Through the Power of Being Friendly

BY JODY NEWMAN
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 01, 2015

Jody Bailey Newman is "Chief Friend" behind many of San Antonio’s favorite ice houses and neighborhood hang outs. What began as a joke after a job loss became the Friendly Spot Ice House, the de facto town hall of the community around it. More than just building places to get a cold brew, Newman wants to create places where friends and family can gather, places that embrace diversity, and places that advance the city through the power of being friendly.
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Building Healthy and Happy Communities through Social Entrepreneurship

BY KATHRINE MARTHINSEN
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 12, 2016

As the founder of the public health company called Folkelig, Kathrine Marthinsen aims to reduce socioeconomical differences in health through local communtiy-projects. Here she explores the potential of social entrepreneurship as a way to improve peoples quality of life.

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The Power of Radio

BY CARLOS CHIRINOS
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Serendipity Brings Us Home

BY PATT DYCK
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 08, 2016

Owner and founder, Patt Dyck narrates the genesis of Cannery Brewing and her time in the Okanagan. From a family business to their new larger space. Patt's passion about not only bringing amazing craft beer to the valley, also underpins the power of their new tap room to be a community hub. Their larger plans involve collaborating with neighbouring businesses to revitalize Ellis street and continue hosting events - like Pecha Kucha! Thanks Patt! 

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Your World Means Nothing: Living as a local in rural Kyrgyzstan

BY STEVE SMITH
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Steve Smith presents a photo essay on rural Kyrgyzstan, a place he is lucky enough to visit and photograph often.  There, he typically embeds with village families for several months and lives as a local.  Working both in medium format film and digital, he works to tell the story of a land and people who live as if time stood still.

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Possibilities in Urban Space

BY MELISSA HIGGS
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Melissa shows us the power of architecture and design to change the way we view spaces, and how we can develop connections in those spaces.