Beyond the step back in time, the interactive exhibits held indoor and out...Conner Prairie is a force for good in regard to the environment, an advocate for child engagement within the outdoors and a fun place to "adult". Learn more in this insightful interview with Conner Prairie's President and CEO Norman Burns.
From restoring a rarefied ecosystem in the northern part of the state (Indiana Public Media) to the never-ending campaign to get kids involved in the outdoors and balance the benefits of The White River (The White River Can't Wait), The Nature Conservancy - Indianatirelessly forges on with its mission to ensure that "people and nature can thrive together". Learn from Indiana State Director Mary McConnell on the many ways The Nature Conservancy is working to sustain better life in Indiana today and in the future.
The artist behind the current Indiana State Museum exhibit Lois Main Templeton: A Reinvented Life is examined by her friend and fellow artist, Phil O'Malley
Interviewed filmed on April 25, 2018.
Thumbnail photo provided by Arts Council of Indianapolis.
Born in 1928, artist Lois Main Templeton experienced a Wisconsin childhood. Painting only arrived in the 1970's when, she was living near San Francisco, the materials themselves called out and her fingers itched to get a hold of them. The high horizons and rimrock, typical of the West, can still be the first thing to climb on her canvases. Comcast Newsmakers Field Reporter Talor Whitaker sits down with Lois from inside her very own exhibit at the Indiana State Museum for a thorough discussion on her life and tenure within the artist community.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there are presently over one half million known brownfield sites in the United States. However, the actual number of brownfields is likely much larger. So, what to do with this kind of property gone sour? Joel Markland, President at BCA Environmental Consultants, LLC discusses what constitutes a brownfield and what benefits there are in redeveloping them.
Interview filmed on April 25, 2018.
Bad Axe Throwing is the world's biggest axe throwing club with a mission to bring the thrill of a traditional Canadian backyard pastime to urban communities. Founded in 2014, Bad Axe is young and hungry to recruit throwers and make their communities a better place. Cooper Powers from Indy's Bad Axe Throwing discusses one of the most significant ways they've managed to give back and recycle at the same time. In this Part I, learn about Bad Axe Throwing and how they came across Hearts in Hand Homeless Outreach. Be sure to click through to Beyond the Bullseye: Axe Throwing with a Purpose (Part II) for the conclusion of this story.
Interview filmed on April 25, 2018.
Hearts in Hand Homeless Outreach was created by Tag to simply help those who are or have experienced homelessness. The vision is to secure the safety, well-being and personal growth of those in such a situation. Among the many ways of outreach, Tag has teamed up with Bad Axe Throwing to help deliver wood to the homeless to help them generate warmth and shelter. Tag elaborates on his story and his mission.
Black business ownership is on the rise with women, in particular, leading the charge. According to Survey of Business Owners as of 2012 indicate the number of black/female-owned firms climbed 66.9%, from 900,000 in 2007 to 1.5 million in 2012. Additionally, these 1.5 million black/female-owned businesses accounted for 58.9% of the nation's 2.6 million black or African American-owned businesses. Nationally, women owned just over a third (35.8% or 9.9 million) of all firms in 2012. (Census Blogs, United State Census Bureau). Larry Williams, President at the Indy Black Chamber of Commerce highlights this trend with host Taylor Bennett and discussions the impact of the chamber within the community.