CategorySunday Q&A

Sunday Q&A: Carl Brown

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Insurance Broker, Financial Consultant, Veteran, Community Leader Why is finding and buying an individual health insurance plan so confusing and frustrating? “One of the main reasons is that, after the Affordable Care Act was incorporated, so many companies had to decide if they wanted to actually participate in it. So you had companies going in, companies going out. That forced a lot of...

Sunday Q&A: Seth Howard III

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Columbus native and New Orleans resident Seth Howard III reflects back on the retrospective exhibition “Thirty two / Fifty two” he curated of works by his late father, beloved CSU art professor Jamie Howard, which was on display in October in the Illges Gallery at CSU’s Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Your father really traded a painting for his house at 530 Broadway?  “The reason he was...

Sunday Q&A: Lee Snow

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* President, Columbus Jaycees* Preacher, Warm Springs Road Church of Christ* Owner, Lee Snow Design & Marketing What happened to the annual Jaycees’ Haunted House? It was such a big Halloween tradition here for such a long time.   “It was part of the old chapter, which disbanded in 2015. I was not here during that time, but from what I understand, it became so expensive because of the...

Sunday Q&A: Ben Moser

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Executive Director, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley You moved down here from your native North Carolina for this position in August. What are your impressions of Columbus so far? “I love it. It reminds me a lot of my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Similar size. Similar demographics. It’s hot and humid and I prefer a tropical climate. My family is very happy to be here. My son...

Sunday Q&A: Sanna Moravek

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Founder / Executive Director, WILD (Women’s Initiative for Learning and Discovery)Programs Director, Chattahoochee River Conservancy What inspired your love for the outdoors?“My parents. I grew up in California, near South Lake Tahoe, on the edge of the El Dorado National Forest. We grew up camping, backpacking—I lived in the woods. We built forts, and picked flowers. So I had had a passion...

Sunday Q&A: Chef Morten Wulff

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How did you end up in Columbus, Georgia? “Ran out of gas. [laughs] No, I came here in 1992; Peter Lambert was the general manager of the [Chattahoochee] River Club,  and he brought me here. I had worked with him in Palm Beach, Florida. I was back in Copenhagen when he called me and asked me if I wanted to work at the River Club. That’s how I ended up in Columbus.  I was about trying to...

Sunday Q&A: John Greenman

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President & Publisher, Ledger-Enquirer, 1995-2004; Professor and Carter Chair in Journalism emeritus, Henry Grady School, University of Georgia Greenman presents “How to Survive as a Writer in the 21st Century” Masters Class at Columbus Writers Guild Conference on Saturday, Sept. 21 How does a writer survive in the 21st century? “The point I’m going to make, which is on the...

Sunday Q&A: Rachael Nicole White

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Better known as Smiley: Co-founder of SPARK Art—the creative force behind Columbus, Georgia Rocks sensation and Phenix City ArtPark New public park celebrates Grand Opening Saturday, Sept. 14 Why did Columbus, Georgia Rocks become such a fun phenomenon?  “I feel like it became such a big success because it let everyone, whether they are artistic or not, get involved. It was more about...

Sunday Q&A: David Houser

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Team River Runner, Ft. Benning / Warrior on the Water What is Team River Runner?  “Team River Runner is a national 501c3 nonprofit. The goal is to get military veterans and their families out on the water as cheap as possible, if not for free. To promote healing and fellowship with fellow veterans. A lot of the veterans are coming back and wanting something with the adrenaline similar to...

Sunday Q&A: Mat Swift

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Retired President & CEO, W..C. Bradley Co. Real Estate; Pioneer of Uptown’s Urban Renewal Looking around us, is the Columbus riverfront today living proof of that old city slogan—’What Progress Has Preserved’? “Yeah, I think so.The re-adaptive use of these old mills just south of here set the stage for the modern style here at the Rapids, which also incorporates aspects of the textile...