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Ep 22 - Orion Howard M.D., Oncologist & Brewer

What's the common ground between cancer treatment and beer? As a successful oncologist, Orion Howard approaches each patient with honesty, compassion, and empathy, providing them with a dignified quality of life. His ability to listen and authentically connect with people has been one of the driving forces throughout his medical career and carried over into his new career as co-founder of Bright Ideas Brewing in North Adams, Massachusetts. Like oncology, brewing is a science that requires careful attention to the appropriate mixture of components in order to achieve success while never losing sight of the needs of the patient or the patron.

Extra Design - Elahe Izadi, Washington Post Reporter

One more question for pop culture writer for the Washington Post, Elahe Izadi. How do you know if you've written something good?

Ep 21 - Elahe Izadi, Washington Post Reporter

Elahe Izadi is a journalist for the Washington Post who uses curiosity to fuel her creativity and fear to catalyze her growth as a writer. Covering pop culture, she writes in an entertaining fashion continuously seeking to explore and reflect the attitudes of society within the greater context of the world.

Ep 20 - Greg Lemon, Capitol Hill Communications Director

You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”    - John Lydgate

The very nature of politics  dictates that while one group of people will be pleased with you, another group will be utterly disappointed with your performance. Greg Lemon, who is a communications director and speechwriter on Capitol Hill is all too familiar with this juxtaposition. At a time when the news cycle never ends, the emails never let up, and the phone continuously rings, he takes a measured approach to politics applying the old baseball adage, “Keep your highs low and your lows high” and focuses on the greater goals of the team, remembering that growth and forward progress takes time.

 

 

Ep 19 - Claudia Santiso, Abstract Art

How did you turn failure into success? Brooklyn artist, Claudia Santiso’s willingness to fail, combined with a love of experimenting with those failures, has been the foundation for her burgeoning art career. Her creative evolution as an artist and distinct, if not somewhat improbable style of painting, is a testament to her non-conformist attitude, curiosity, and years of stubborn exploration.

Ep 17 - J.F. Fullum, New Balance Shoe Designer

What does wallpaper have to do with shoe design? Listen to Senior Design Director of Innovation for New Balance, J.F. Fullum, as we delve into his experimental approach to footwear design.  Through collaboration with his design team, he creatively explores the future of running, fashion, materials, and technology. By thinking outside the box and drawing inspiration from other industries not typically associated with athletic shoe design, he continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible. 

Ep 16 - Amy Winter, Public Housing

When most people think about public housing, they envision the failed high rise apartment buildings that were constructed in the 1950’s and 60’s. Many of those projects evolved into poorly managed slums and ghettos that were eventually demolished. Amy Winter is a planning administrator for the city of Cambridge Massachusetts, who is determined to not repeat the failures of the past. Through community outreach and innovative approaches, Amy and her colleagues are attempting to change the stigma around low income housing.

Ep 15 - Dan Jones, Professor of Landscape Architecture

Professor emeritus, Dan Jones, has been practicing and teaching landscape architecture for over forty years, consulted on a number of seminal development projects, and mentored countless students who went on to have enormous impacts in the field of landscape architecture. Throughout his career he has extensively explored how creativity and design can be applied within the greater context of one’s surroundings.