Episode 13 - Kill Vargas

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This episode features an interview with the band Kill Vargas. Composed of brothers Griffin (guitar-vocals) and Logan (drums) Bush, along with long-time friend Austin Engler (bass), Kill Vargas recently released their newest EP TUNNEL VISION (Friday, March 10th). With their youngest member currently in his Junior year of high school, they've strategically found ways to get their garage rock sound into the van and out to the masses.

TALKING POINTS:
Wichita's All Ages Music Scene
Life as a young band
Their new EP TUNNEL VISION

TUNNEL VISION is available now on streaming services and Bandcamp.com

Catch Kill Vargas live, March 17th at Mead’s Corner for their ALL AGES CD Release Show. 

Episode 12 - Rebekah Lewis & Josh Tripoli

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This episode features an interview with artists Rebekah Lewis & Josh Tripoli. The two recently won the 2017 Riverfest Poster Art Contest and often collaborate on other local and community projects through their art collective Lupoli. The duo's latest public art piece was created during the Douglas Design District's Avenue Art Days and can be seen on the side of College Hill Deli at 3407 E. Douglas.

TALKING POINTS:
Riverfest Poster Art
Avenue Art Days
Collaborating through their art collective Lupoli

Episode 11 - Jenny Myers

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This episode features an interview with photographer Jenny Myers. Taking inspiration from her and her husband's Saturday night dates at local Wichita restaurants, Jenny published a collection of recipes from some of Wichita's most notable chefs and restaurants. COOK ICT not only serves up some of ICT's favorites dishes, but Jenny's photography talents as well. 

TALKING POINTS:
Self-Publishing Her First Book
COOK ICT
Photography

Episode 10 - Jenny Wiley

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This episode features an interview with certified Life Coach Jenny Wiley. As one of the leaders in Wichita's personal development movement, Jenny leads a transformational book club for womenteaches workshops on how to tap into the best version of yourself, and has recently served as a camp counselor for an adult summer camp. Her latest project, FieldTrip Wichita, offers attendees a unique way to discover themselves through discovering their hometown.

TALKING POINTS:
Being a Life Coach
Finding Safe Spaces
FieldTrip Wichita

Episode 09 - Zack Roach

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This episode features an interview with guitarist Zack Roach. For the past 14 years Zack has built a career in the music industry working for bands and playing guitar live, on the road and all over the world. With the birth of his son last year, Zack decided to stop touring to spend more time with his family. Most recently Zack has committed himself full-time to his own free guitar based program for music education. Zack through Free Music ICT gives one-on-one and group lessons to kids who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to take music lessons.

TALKING POINTS:
Music Education
Being a Touring Musician
Free Music ICT

 

If you'd like to play your part in Zack's efforts to bring free music education to local Wichita kids, please participate by contributing a small monthly pledge to his crowd-funded Patreon page

 

Episode 08 - Kate Gondwe

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This episode features an interview with Filmmaker and High School student Kate Gondwe. At 17 years old Kate Gondwe has wasted no time starting her filmmaking journey. Her latest and second documentary short The Puppet Lady has recently been shown at film festivals in Texas and New York City. It will make its Wichita debut at this week's Tallgrass Film Festival.

TALKING POINTS:
Kate's Short Films
Being a Go-Getter
The Tallgrass Film Festival

Episode 07 - Jennifer White

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This episode features an interview with ICT S.O.S. Executive Director Jennifer White. After reading a local newspaper article about the story of a 13 year old girl being sold for sex, mother of two Jennifer White took action and started a grassroots organization. ICT S.O.S. is Wichita-based and acts as a liaison between specific local professional organizations who work with trafficked youth and the Wichita volunteers who seek to get involved.

TALKING POINTS:
Human Trafficking
Education & Prevention
Supporting Direct Service Providers Through Volunteering

Episode 06 - Dustin Parker

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This episode features an interview with Dustin Parker. As a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Fine Artist, Dustin Parker has been active in the Wichita art scene for over 15 years. When not creating his own work, he is often championing the works of other artists. His online art blog Proteus Mag is updated daily and he recently assembled the Wichita Art Scene Facebook Group.

TALKING POINTS:
Painting
Being an Advocate for Other Artists
Wichita's Art Scene

Episode 05 - ICT Urban Pop-Up Park

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This two part episode features an interview with Jason Gregory of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation and also ICT Chalk Talk mural artists Maggie Gilmore and Delilah Reed.

TALKING POINTS:
ICT Urban Pop-Up Park
ICT Chalk Talks
Downtown Development

Episode 04 - The Travel Guide

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This episode features an interview with The Travel Guide. A four piece rock band from Wichita, KS, The Travel Guide recently returned from a three week tour to the East Coast.

TALKING POINTS:
Going Out On Tour
Juggling Multiple Musical Projects
Wichita's Music Scene

Episode 03 - Todd Ramsey

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This episode features an interview with Apples & Arrows founder and chief strategist Todd Ramsey. Apples & Arrows is a branding agency that offers it's employees unlimited vacation and sick leave.

TALKING POINTS:
Managing Employees
Individual's Strengths
Community Pride

Episode 02 - Torin Andersen

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This episode features an interview with Torin Andersen and is primarily focused on the topic of critique. Torin has collaborated in more than 20 original musical acts and has shown his work publicly as a visual artist since 1999.

TALKING POINTS:
Collaborations
Performing
Audiences

Episode 01 - Adam Hartke

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This episode features an interview with Adam Hartke of Wichita Festivals. Adam is also a co-owner of the live music venue Barleycorns.

TALKING POINTS:
Organizing this year's Riverfest Line-Up
Booking & Promoting Live Music
Outsider's perceptions of Wichita

THIS YEARS RIVERFEST LINE UP INCLUDES
The Roots - The Violent Femmes - Naughty By Nature - Elle King - Reel Big Fish - The Meat Puppets - IIII Flag - Fishbone - A Thousand Horses - Brothers Osborne - and many many more.