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Sunday Q&A: Gaby Osterburg Azhar

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“What Isn’t Remembered”: A Courtyard Chat on Life and Writing What do you remember about the photo on the cover of your book?“I don’t really recall anything from it — I was too young. It was part of a collection of old photos that my mother had that I recently unearthed that I thought would be perfedt for the book. It was in Germany. I would have been about 2, maybe 3. I think my mother told me...

Sunday Q&A: Louise Hurless

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Executive Director, Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity “It used to be that Habitat just built new houses,” the local Habitat leader says of their efforts. Working closely with the city and corporate partners with a $1 million capital campaign underway, the Columbus affiliate’s goal now is “to show the community what we do and to have a bigger impact. The ultimate goal is...

Sunday Q&A: Renata Buckner-Dowdell, LMSW, Social Worker / Life Coach / Founder & CEO, Infinity Plus, LLC

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“My biggest belief is that you already have on the inside all you need,” says Renata Buckner Dowdell. “You have it in you; it’s my job to help you to see that. Help you tap into your greatness.”Learn more about the regional social worker, educator, and Founder / CEO of Infinity Plus, LLC , who works with many court-mandated clients. What all services does Infinity Plus...

Sunday Q&A: Chef Landon Thompson

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Prodigal Son / Acclaimed Chef Landon Thompson returned home to open a new restaurant and with a new concept — Animal Farm. His latest venture is a hip spot for sharing plates and enjoying in-house butchered meats on 12th Srreet downtown in former Bare Roots space. Why invest your time, talent and money in opening a restaurant in Columbus right now? “I grew up here, so that means I grew up...

Sunday Q&A: The Do Good Fund Opens Doors to Southern Photography

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A conversation with Gallery Outreach Coordinator Eliza Daffin. Additional comments by Collection Manager Jessica Hughes.  What distinguishes Southern photography as compared to photography from other places?“Southern photography is really rooted in history. And the place. Some Southerners have a real pride in where they’re from and who they are.Even though the history of the South is pretty...

Sunday Q&A: Olivia Amos, Director of The Food Mill

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How would you describe the concept of Food Is Medicine? “It should be our first line of defense. What we put into our bodies is so important as far as nutrition and nourishment. The concept of Food Is Medicine is around that — just putting the right things, like fresh fruits and vegetables, into your body. Nothing that’s processed, no GMOs, so there’s no  chemicals — things that are not good for...

Sunday Q&A: Charnae Ware

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Executive Director, Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission Is Columbus, Georgia a beautiful place?“It is a beautiful place. But I think we could do a better job keeping it beautiful and making itmore clean. We have to make sure that we’re  pushing things to keep people from littering and keeping our city clean. Because Columbus is a beautiful city.Littering is such a habit for people—to flick...

Sunday Q&A: Stephanie Payne

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Executive Director, Youth Orchestra of Greater ColumbusFounding Member, Wolf & Clover What’s a typical work day like for you? “It all depends on what season I’m in. Right now, I’m in the middle of recruitment season. So yesterday I was in 3 meetings: [Columbus Cultural] Arts Alliance, I had my board meeting, and partners meeting with the RiverCenter and [Columbus] Symphony [Orchestra]. The...

Start Us Up

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(start us up and we’ll never stop)* Columbus is doubling down on the bet that entrepreneurship is the economic engine that will power the regional economy in the 21st century. In classic Electric City fashion, both private companies and public entities combine to form the full scope of recent local investments cultivating small-business start ups. StartUp Columbus Programs Director Ben...

Sunday Q&A: Mike Jones

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Head of Design / Aflac Co-Founder / Creative South Creative Director / Serve Studios Big and friendly  with genuine warmth, he explains that the Athens brewery commissioned the mural a replica of its Tropicalia can. Mike says he’s going to add “some flair” in homage to Monday night ping-pong league that plays on the table a few feet away. “How does one become Aflac’s Head of Design?”“That’s...