Episode 48: Zinover Mobile Kitchen

July 27th, 2014

He's bringing it back.  The Zinover, a deep fried piece of gooey deliciousness was once a beloved food item offered only at Zino's, a locally owned restaurant chain.  A former busboy, dishwasher and cook, John Humphrey (also, son of the original owners) is bringing the Zinover back and he's bringing it to a neighborhood near you.  Tune in.

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Episode 47: Dave Willacker, Cincinnati Circus Company

July 20th, 2014

Some of us dream of becoming presidents, doctors, video game beta testers or restaurant critics.  But who dreams of having elephants in his backyard?  Dave Willacker, that's who.  He also dreamt of bring the Trapeze to Cincinnati, while on vacation with his wife to DC.  He succeeded in doing that and has thus brought the dream of flying on the trapeze to any Cincinnatian with $55 bucks in their pocket.  We love Dave.

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Episode 46: Soapbox Cincinnati

July 13th, 2014

Cincinnati has had the reputation of being a bit conservative, cautious, tight and even behind the times.  But that's not true any more and Soapbox Cincinnati is telling us all about it.  We are moving and shaking, there's a change afoot and Michael Sarason writes about it.  An online magazine that Cincinnatians may find worth discovering because SoapBox Cincinnati helps you discover the neighborhoods that are in your own backyard.  

Check out the video of the interview here:
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pisode 45: Kevin Raines, Center City Collision

July 7th, 2014

A journey from pastor to entrepreneur to community leader.  I won't write too much about it because I really think you should listen to Kevin Raines yourself and find out how he has gone through transformation after transformation to find himself exactly where he should be....Until the next transformation.

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Episode 44: Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop

July 1st, 2014

The first recorded mention of a coffee house is set in the early 1500's in Damascus.  It immediately became a place of concern for the rulers because the coffee houses were a natural community center where people shared stories, news of their families and political ideas.  Later as coffee houses began to spring up in Europe they also served as a place where people conducted business over a cup of java. Lloyd's of London started in a coffee shop and early stock market exchanges began in coffee shops. Today the coffee shop is still a heart of a community.  It is like a church or a spiritual center - people feel comfortable there, find their friends there and recharge their energies.  But it's not like a spiritual center in that it is a great social leveller, all are welcome regardless of any ideology or social status.  It is a place of comfort and a place of change. But coffee shops are notorious for being a tough business to get into the black.   Red Tree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop is a great example of such a place.  Listen in and find out how they've done it.  And why.

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