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The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Country’s First Bhutanese Official Marks a Changing Suburb

Having the right to vote is something that can be taken for granted in our country. In Franklin County’s Nov. 5 election, just under 23% of registered voters actually cast a ballot. It’s not something taken for granted by Bhuwan Pyakurel. In this past election, he reportedly became the first Bhutanese-American elected to office in […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Joe Motil has been waiting for his turn. At least, that’s the advice he’d been given from Democratic leaders whenever he lost a bid for local offices: “‘Stick around, your turn will come,’” he says. Motil first ran for City Council in 1995. In 1998, he ran for State Representative in what was then the […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Scott Singratsomboune

When Scott Singratsomboune tells people he’s running as an independent, people are immediately skeptical. He says the wheels start turning in people’s heads, trying to figure out whether he’s a “closet Democrat” or “closet Republican.” “They’re trying to figure out, well if he says it this way or uses this word, this is an indicator […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Tiffany White

The Wendy’s at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Nelson Road is the only restaurant in the Shepard neighborhood in North Central Columbus. It’s one of the things Columbus City Council candidate Tiffany White has witnessed the effect of in her neighborhood. And as a member of the North Central Area Commission, those problems are […]

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The Confluence Cast: Artist Laura Alexander

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Artist Laura Alexander

When artist Laura Alexander came back to Columbus after graduate school, she thought she’d stick around for a couple months. That was ten years ago. Alexander sat down to talk about why Columbus is the place she makes her work and her background. We also go behind the curtain on the art world at large. […]

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The Confluence Cast: Real Girls F.A.R.T.

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Real Girls F.A.R.T.

After a nervous breakdown and mental health diagnosis, Achea Redd needed help. She found it by finding her voice through writing on her blog, Real Girls F.A.R.T. (Fearless, Authentic, Rescuer, & Trailblazer). On the occasion of her upcoming keynote at the Columbus YWCA’s fundraiser Activists and Agitators, she sat down to talk about her work, […]

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The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Streetlight Guild

Who should be taking ownership over the uniqueness that is Columbus culture? Scott Woods has some ideas about that and how we should be defining it. Among his many hats (poet, organizer, journalist, etc), he’s working to curate and develop what Columbus has to offer with his biggest project to date, Streetlight Guild. Shownotes for […]

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