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The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Wexner Center for the Arts

Contemporary art and the presentation of it has traditionally been a class-based endeavor. The Wexner Center for the Arts is trying to change that through its programs and the type of work that they present. I spoke with Johanna Burton, the Center’s Executive Director about what the Wexner Center is and how you should view […]

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The Confluence Cast: Nina West

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Nina West

Take your broken heart and turn it into art. This week, I sat down with Andrew Levitt, AKA Nina West, Columbus’s predominant drag queen and champion. It’s been 20 years since Andrew became Nina; high time to take stock in his career and what’s next. We discussed how he got started, the cultural phenomena of drag, the importance of being resourceful and scrappy, what’s it’s like being on Drag Race, and how he manages his career.

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The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

The annual Beatles Marathon, now in its 11th year, has become a holiday tradition in Columbus. Normally gathering thousands of people throughout the day at the Bluestone, the event will be streamed live online this year. On the occasion of the upcoming 11th annual Beatles Marathon, now called Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon, I spoke with the […]

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The Confluence Cast: The History of 400 Square

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The History of 400 Square

http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/96_400museum.mp3 There’s a rich history in Franklinton. This week, we dive into the origins of 400 West Rich and the larger 400 Square with the curator of their 400 History Show and Mini-Museum, Zach Henkel. We discuss the history of Franklinton, how the building has evolved over time, and what you can experience at the […]

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The Confluence Cast: Development in the City of Worthington

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Development in the City of Worthington

When it comes to development, the City of Worthington, like many cities with their size and limitations, has to play a balancing act on navigating varying interests. CU Reporter Brent Warren sat down with the city’s economic development director and assistant city manager, David McCorkle, and Worthington City Manager Matt Greeson to discuss developments coming […]

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The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Cleve Ricksecker

With the threat of protests and the coronavirus raging, what’s going to happen to Downtown Columbus? On the occasion of his recent retirement, we spoke with the former executive director of the two Downtown special improvement districts, Cleve Ricksecker, about the state of Downtown, why he retired, and why Columbus needs a screamer. Shownotes for […]

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The Confluence Cast: Matter News

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Matter News

What makes news in Columbus? From gentrification to policing to protests, Matter News is presenting issues with an approach meant to build trust while avoiding bias. In this week’s episode, Matter News’ Editor-in-Chief, Jaelynn Grisso, talks about their non-profit structure, how they choose and execute their coverage, and the importance of objectivity in reporting. Shownotes […]

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