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Leading Through Uncertainty w/ LC Johnson

Leading Through Uncertainty w/ LC Johnson

September 24, 2021

LC Johnson, founder and CEO of Zora's House, shares her journey from the dream (literally!) of a co-working-community-space for women of color in Columbus to the bright future ahead for Zora's House. LC talks about how she, with the support of community, made it through one of the most challenging and uncertain times of her life. 

 

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fo/mo/deep

fo/mo/deep

September 10, 2021

Ron Holmes of fo/mo/deep talked to Josh about the ever-evolving sound of the band, expressing emotion instrumentally, and the beauty of 70s music. They listen to the songs "Bourbon Neat" and "Maple St" from their latest record Syzygy. Visit their websiteinstagram, and facebook for up-to-date information about the band.

 

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Largemouth Brass Band

Largemouth Brass Band

August 27, 2021

Seth Alexander and Frankie Wantuch of the Largemouth Brass Band sat down with Josh to talk about traditional New Orleans Jazz, working in a band with eight members, and deep listening. They listen to the songs "Night Lightning" and "Taracula" from their latest record Repilot. Visit their websiteinstagram, and facebook for up-to-date information about the band.

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Dave Buker and the Historians

Dave Buker and the Historians

August 13, 2021
Dave and Leanna Buker, of Dave Buker and the Historians, talk with Josh about the evolution of their band, what makes a good cover song, and Ringo's biggest strength as a Beatle. They listen to the songs "It Moves in the Dark" and "Joanna" from their latest record, It Moves in the Dark.
 
Visit www.davebukerhistorians.com for up-to-date information about the band and follow them on their social media platforms at the handles below:
instagram: @dbukerhistorians
twitter: @davebukermusic
Check out Dave's podcast, Hour of Our Time Podcast, too!
 

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Graphic Novels and Comics w/ Grace Ellis

Graphic Novels and Comics w/ Grace Ellis

August 6, 2021

Grace Ellis, a New York Times-bestselling comic book writer of The Lumberjanes, Moonstruck, Batwoman, and more, talks with Leann about writing comics for and featuring girls, how living in Ohio influences her work (she's not moving to LA), and her upcoming first foray into writing a graphic novel for adults. The Babysitter's Club also gets a special mention. 

 

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Writing & Living Purposefully w/ Connie Schultz

Writing & Living Purposefully w/ Connie Schultz

June 4, 2021

Pulitzer Prize Winner Connie Schultz joins Leann for a discussion of her work as a journalist and columnist for over twenty years, the transition to fiction writing, and what it's like to be a living Ohio icon. After this episode the BPL Podcast will be on a brief hiatus for the summer! Join the BPL Virtual Book Club in discussing Connie Schultz's The Daughters of Erietown (out in paperback now) on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. https://bexley.libnet.info/event/5102269

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Garden Education w/ Tisa Watts

Garden Education w/ Tisa Watts

May 28, 2021

Tisa Watts, the founder of the Columbus Garden School and Master Gardener with over 20 years of experience in landscaping and horticulture, talks to Leann about moving back to Ohio to start a gardening school, native plants, her passion for teaching others, and shares tips for gardeners of any skill level.

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Poetry, Mentorship, and Faith w/ Barbara Fant

Poetry, Mentorship, and Faith w/ Barbara Fant

April 23, 2021

Columbus poet Barbara Fant discusses her current work with the Harmony Project, Transit Arts, and Paging Columbus, as well as her experience on the slam poetry scene and the role faith plays in her writing.

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Getting Inspired w/ Susan Orlean

Getting Inspired w/ Susan Orlean

April 9, 2021

Prolific journalist and bestselling author Susan Orlean joins Jeff and Leann for a special podcast episode in anticipation of her upcoming Bexley Community Author Series virtual event on April 27th, 2021. Orlean discusses how her unpretentious Midwestern roots shaped her as a writer (she’s from Ohio!) and then dives deep on her inspirations for The Library Book & The Orchid Thief. Plus, she talks about her new book, On Animals, due to be released in Fall 2021.

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Creating Support Systems for Diverse Students w/ Sharon Udoh

Creating Support Systems for Diverse Students w/ Sharon Udoh

April 2, 2021

Sharon Udoh discusses her work as Enrollment Coordinator at the Arts & College Preparatory Academy, a model charter school combining academics and interdisciplinary arts instruction in Columbus. Sharon talks about the importance of diversity in education, creating support systems for first-generation Americans, and accepting the experiences and narratives of students. We also discuss her collaboration with Chamber Brews (led by recent BPL Podcast guest Devin Copfer) to create Udoh's original composition, Dig.

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