Transcription: 027: Mara Kubrin: How a Speech Language Pathologist Helps Children Communicate and Elderly Heal

This week I talk to Mara Kubrin, a Speech Language Pathologist based in San Francisco. She is currently working at a rehabilitation center with elderly people, helping them recover speech and language skills as well as teaching them how to swallow. Mara has done so much work with people and knows a ton about different types...

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Transcription: 026: Marica Petrey: How a Director Engages a Unique Team of Artists to Create Experimental Theater

This week I talk to Marica Petrey who is a writer, actor, and director as well as Founder and one of the Artistic Directors of Radix Troupe which is an experimental theater troupe based out of Berkeley, California. She is a freelance journalist and videographer with California Magazine. She is cellist and member of Mad...

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Transcription: 025: Maximilian Uriarte: How the Creator of Terminal Lance Brings the Marine Experience to Life

This week I talk to Maximilian Uriarte, Veteran Marine and Creator of the widely popular webcomic, Terminal Lance. He did two tours of duty in Iraq and during his second tour took on the role of Marine Corps Artist and Photographer, giving him the opportunity to fly all over and document the Marine Experience in...

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Transcription: 024: Albrey Brown: How a Bay Area Developer Fights for Minority Representation & Diversity in Tech

This week I talk to Albrey Brown, who is a programmer and community leader here in the Bay Area. He is currently working as an Enrollment and Diversity specialist at Hack Reactor which is a coding bootcamp based out of San Francisco. Albrey was a student at Hack Reactor and was brought on to the...

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Transcription: 023: Blimes Brixton: How A Rapper Is Taking Control of Her Music and Breaking Down Stereotypes.

This week, I talk with Blimes Brixton, rapper, singer, and songwriter born and raised in San Francisco and currently living in Los Angeles. Blimes took her career in a new direction this year, changing her name to Blimes Brixton and is bringing the world new rad music. She also Started a new label called Peach...

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Transcription: 022: Karen Chiang: A Peace Corps Volunteer Experience & A Business Model that Transformed a Village

This week I talk to Karen Chiang, a former Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed for over two years in a small town in Senegal. Karen was a economics and international business major at UCLA and used her skills to help the community implement a business model that made their plastic waste into something profitable...

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Transcription: 021: Meredith Rawls:An Astronomer Takes Us to the Universe w/ Groundbreaking Telescopes & Starquakes

This week I talk to astronomer, Meredith Rawls about her work with a Large Synoptic Survey Telescope being built in Chile set to be finished in 2020 and while take the highest resolution video of the sky so far over the course of a decade. Meredith’s team is working on software to process in real...

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Transcription: 020: Ellen Huffman: Swing Dancing, Lindy Hop, & the Someday Sweethearts

This week I talk to Ellen Huffman, a Lindy Hop dancer based in San Francisco. Every year she organizes a Lindy Hop and Jazz Workshop called Fog City Stomp where she invited experts, live bands, and DJs to come teach, perform, and judge competitions. She’s danced for many troupes and currently runs the Someday Sweethearts....

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Transcription: 019: Chad Leto: Cinematography from Film to San Francisco MiniSeries to Star Wars Parodies

This week I talk to my friend Chad Leto, He’s a cinematographer working for G-Ram films and has worked on documentaries, music videos, and commercials. He’s also been the cinematographer with so many projects including an award winning feature film called Parallax. Chad also filmed a hilarious and totally wacky web series called “Don’t call...

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Transcription: 018: Charlie Furman: Organizing and Activism in the Digital Age

This week I talk to Charlie Furman, an Activist and Digital Organizer who creates campaigns focused on creative internet organizing to spread movements quickly and meaningfully over many channels. Charlie was a campaign manager for Fight for the Future and faught hard for Net Neutrality and against the Trans Pacific Partnership and was also a...

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Transcription: 017: Nick Parker and Bubbles: Deep in the After Hours of San Francisco

Bonus Episode! I talk with Nick Parker and Bubbles, a Bay Area celebrity, about the party scene in San Francisco. Nick talks about how to get into after hour parties and Bubbles takes us through San Francisco nightlife from the 90s to now. Also, listen for Nick and Bubbles track from their new band, The...

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Transcription: 016: Jada & Sawyer: How Two Students Are Exploring Art & Activism in High School

This week I talk to Jada Baca and Sawyer Sverre-Harrell about life at their unique public charter high school. They are both passionate about art and activism and are involved in many programs in their community. Sawyer is a theater major and self-taught cosmetologist who loves making people feel beautiful in their own skin. Jada...

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Transcription: 015: Eliza Lutz: Matron Records: How a Musician is Cultivating the DIY Scene in New Mexico

This week I talk to Eliza Lutz who recently started her own record label in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Matron Records. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who has been preforming and touring since high school. Her business savvy and finance prowess have allowed her to be a mentor to many bands...

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Transcription: 014: Kelsey Atherton: Demystifying Drones, the Morality of Automation, and the Future of Warfare

This week I talk to Kelsey Atherton a staff writer at Popular Science Magazine. He primarily covers unmanned vehicles and defense technology. First we look at drones and different development projects being worked on as well as current and potential legislation surrounding drones. Then we move into automated technology and discuss moral dilemmas that come...

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Transcription: 013: Eamon Armstrong: Building Communities with Fest300, Psychelic First-Aid, & Personal Growth

This week I talk to Eamon Armstrong, Creative Director at Fest300. Fest300 is an online festival resource that brings together festival communities all over the world. Eamon is a master of building community through social media and travels all around the world meeting people at these diverse festivals, building the global festival community. We talk...

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Transcription: 012: Gabi Holzwarth: The Violin Girl of Silicon Valley Talks Perfect Pitch and Recovery

This week I talk to Gabi Holzwarth, referred to by many as the Violin Girl of Silicon Valley. She is a very talented violinist, she has perfect pitch, and has performed at many events around the Bay Area and the world. She quit her job in sales and started playing the violin in the street...

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Transcription: 011: Ida Naughton: Discovering the Channel Islands through the Fascinating World of Ants

This week I talk to Ida Naughton, a PhD student at UC, San Diego who is studying the diverse ant populations on the Channel Islands. Ida is stationed on the Santa Cruz Island and is staying on the land owned by the Nature Conservancy. Listen to the episode to learn about the amazing colony structures,...

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Transcription: 010: Hip Hop for Change: Why a GrassRoots Organization Fights to Get Hip Hop in Schools

This week I talk to Khafre and JP of Hip Hop For Change. Khafre is the founder and executive director and JP is the events coordinator. We discuss the inherent problems of corporate media promoting a singular narrative of hip hop and the reason why diversifying hip hop is important for kids in inner city...

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Transcription: 009: Johnny5: How TURFInc Heals Trauma and Teaches Marketable Skills in Oakland

This week I talk to Johnny5, the founder and director of TURFInc, a company in Oakland that teaches kids turfing. Turfing is a style of street dance that came out of hyphy in the 90s. TURFInc gives them opportunities to make money and helps them stay off the street by learning marketable skills. Johnny5 has...

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Transcription: 008: Lily Williams: Informing through Illustration, from Sharks to Women’s Health

This week I talk to Lily Williams about her short film FINconceivable, an award winning informational short about the importance of sharks to our ecosystem. We talk about her upcoming illustrated children’s book called If Sharks Disappear which will be published next year through Roaring Brook Press. Finally, we discuss her newly released web comic...

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Transcription: 007: Sylvee Esquivel: Hella Vegan Eats: From Tamal Stand to Brick and Mortar

This episode, Sylvee Esquivel talks about her journey from Tamal stand to food truck to her brick and mortar restaurant called Hella Vegan Eats in Downtown Oakland. She discusses the exciting food they have on their menu and the her love of intense flavors. We talk about how her business has evolved, how Hella Vegan...

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Transcription: 006: Mogli Maureal: Mad Noise, Radix, Sound Design, and Photography

This week, Mogli Maureal who is a musician, sound designer, and photographer, talks about his band, Mad Noise. He talks about how their roots as street performers, their musical style, and their recent trip to West Africa with the US Department of State Program called American Music Abroad. Then we talks about his works with...

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Transcription: 005: Alex Vlahov: Too Much Light, the New York Neo-Futurists, and Experimental Theater

This episode, Alex Vlahov talks about his work with the New York Neo-futurists and their collection of 30 plays performed in an hour called Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. We also talk about experimental theater in general and some of the plays that Alex has written and directed that have interesting approaches...

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Transcription: 004: Tia Lebherz: Saving Water, the Fight to Ban Fracking, and the Trans Pacific Partnership

This episode, Tia Lebherz talks in depth about saving water and other threats to our environment. First, we talk about her work at WaterNow Alliance and how WaterNow is bringing together people to find innovative ways to save water on the West Coast. Then we’ll talk about her work for Food and Water Watch as...

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Transcription: 003: Eric Garcia: Drag, Detour Dance, and Exploring Identity

This episode, Eric Garcia talks about his drag performances and keeping a gritty low budget drag show in a changing San Francisco. We discuss his performance company, Detour Dance and their evolving mission and maturing body of work. We also talk about his work for Sean Dorsey, an acclaimed dancer and head of Fresh Meat...

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Transcription: 002: Elizia Artis: Education in Flint, the Water Crisis, and BLM

This episode, I talk with Elizia Artis about what it means to build a community around education. She works in Flint, Michigan for the Crim Fitness Foundation and works with the school and communities there to solve problems effecting the students and parents. Elizia was an AmeriCorps volunteer and now manages other AmeriCorps volunteers in...

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Transcription: 001: David Lauer: Contact in the Desert and UFOs

This episode, I interview my friend, David Lauer about his experience at Contact in the Desert. Contact in the Desert is a conference that focuses on aliens, paranormal activity, and high weirdness. David is a stop motion animator and former 3D animator at Tippett Studio, an award-winning visual effects house. David has worked with Phil...

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