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The Long and Winding Road

BY YARROW THORNE
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Yarrow Thorne is the Executive Director of the Avenue Concept and will explain the twists and turns of bringing the mural "Still Here" to Providence.

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How to Win an Award (Maybe)

BY MELINDA RAINSBERGER
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Melinda Rainsberger is a designer that looks suspiciously good on paper. Luckily she has a list of awards she’s won to back up that she’s awesome. 

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The Global Energy Transition: From Dream to Reality

BY CHRISTIAN ROSELUND
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Christian Roselund is a journalist and activist who lives in Providence. He has been writing about solar energy and energy storage daily for the past decade and has been published in The Guardian (UK), Germany Energy Transition, and IEEE Spectrum. He runs the pv-magazine-usa.com site.

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Marsden Perry: The Providence Gatsby

BY BRADLY VANDERSTAD
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Bradly VanDerStad is a busy guy. He is a full time Master's student at Roger Williams University, he just landed a sweet gig at the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce where he works coordinating the member experience, and on the weekends he started his own business giving free walking tours of Providence. While he is originally from New Jersey, Providence is his home- he has the city proudly tattooed on his arm. 

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How a Cell Saved My LIfe

BY JUSTIN THOMAS
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Justin Thomas is a man that is full of zest that he once lost. Once, he was determined to be an up and coming hip hop director or NBA director. Now he did a complete 360 and is passionate about serving the community that changed his life, and helped him turn tragedy into triumph!

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20th Annual Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival

BY MIKE MARTIN
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Mike Martin joined the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council team in 2019 as their Program Director. He served 23 years in the US Air Force and Air National Guard and brings years of leadership, organizational, and event management expertise. He has a BS in Psychology and his responsibilities with BVTC are the Dragon Boat Festival, Polar Express, Annual Dinner and Golf Tournament, just to name a few.

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I'm a Working Title

BY SHANNON PLESH
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Shannon Plesh comes from Blackstone MA and is giving this a try for the first time. She isn't really interesting enough for a bio, but there was an attempt.

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From Think to Ink: The Making of MOTIF Magazine

BY MIKE RYAN
@ VOL 123 ON JUL 31, 2019

Mike Ryan works at Motif, teaches at RISD and does a lot of other things in small doses. Usually he tries to make his PechaKuchas funny, but this one is very very serious, because it's about the concept through creation process for his day job, where Motif magazines are born.

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Transform Action to Passion

BY NORLY GERMAIN
@ VOL 122 ON JUN 26, 2019

Dr. Norly Germain is an activist for human rights and co-founder of “Hope and Change for Haiti". He is also a member of the NAACP, Cranston Action Network, Congressman Jim Langevin’s Diversity Committee, the English Learners Community Advisory Board for the School District of Providence, and the Rhode Island Count Committee for the United States Census 2020. He also teaches Mathematics and Statistics courses at the URI, JWU and CCRI.

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Click Ads. Live Dangerously.

BY MELINDA RAINSBERGER
@ VOL 122 ON JUN 26, 2019

Mel Rainsberger has been a digital designer and consultant that clicks ads even though she knows better.

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Bee-ing Outside the Box

BY MELISSA GUILLET
@ VOL 122 ON JUN 26, 2019

Melissa Guillet recently left the job security of public school teacher to fight climate change and save the bees. She runs 15 Minute Field Trips, an organization that helps kids learn about and advocate for the environment through art.

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You Can Use This Stuff Right Out of the Box

BY PAUL ROSELLI
@ VOL 122 ON JUN 26, 2019

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past four years, you may know that Paul Roselli helped stop a fracked gas power plant called Invenergy in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The permit to build the Invenergy power plant was just recently denied by the Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board.

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