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Alex Mayo

in Detroit, MI

Hunt Street Station


Transforming a police station that had been vacant and in disrepair for years brings with it a great many challenges. Alex Mayo discusses the history of Hunt Street Station as Detroit’s first police academy, its recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, and the future of this transformed space.

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A Rough Guide to Wakefield Kirkgate

@ VOL 4 ON MAR 01, 2012

Sharon has always lived near railroads, and in the mid-70s she moved to Wakefield. In this presentation, she shares a few ideas on what could be done to make the Wakefield Kirkgate station look better. (in English)

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Memorial for The Station

@ VOL 47 ON FEB 27, 2013

G Wayne Miller gives a memorial presentation for the victims of The Station nightclub fire, and talks about the impact this tragedy had on the survivors, as well as the families of the victims.

Sound Note: Crowd noise is heavy for the first 10 seconds or so.

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Life at the South Pole Station, Antartica

@ VOL 3 ON DEC 08, 2016

Curtis Moore has spent time at McMurdo station in Antarctica.  He shares some day-to-day operations and experiences at this remote base which houses about 1000 people in the southern summer.

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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Early Days: Building a Community Radio Station From the Ground Up - Progress.

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

Jez Russell brings you up to date with the developments of Two Rivers Radio - York's very own community radio station.  This includes a brief review of their first ever live transmission on FM  (87.7) at Staxtonbury Festival, and a look to the future as Two Rivers Radio seek new presenters, producers and team members. Keep your ears peeled as there will be much more news from Two Rivers over the coming months...

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BTHO a Novel: National Novel Writing Month in Bryan-College Station

@ VOL 12 ON SEP 26, 2017

Have you ever heard of NaNoWriMo? Madeline Turnipseed goes indepth on what that is. Even if you've never written a story, there is a story in you, and we want to help you tell it. National Novel Writing Month is an event that occurs every November when thousands of people across the globe write novels. Bryan-College Station has our own local region with over 150 novelists. Come write with us!

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A Frenchie on a cattle station in the Aussie outback. 

@ VOL 16 ON NOV 10, 2017

Jennifer was only suppose to spend only 3 months on the cattle station, she was there 1.5 years all togther! Now after spending time work in Townsville as Chef, she wants to return to the dangers of the outback....

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York Station

@ VOL 14 ON NOV 28, 2017

In "York Station" Meg Thomas explores the signs and interactions that are normally overlooked a journey through a station. She highlights the commercial takeover of the public space, and the way the passenger is de-prioritised in station design. The hyper-reality of the station space is twisted as the audience is invited to also follow a silent visual story. This undercurrent covers the personal emotions that are digested and processed as a background to everyday life.

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Running On Empty

@ VOL 13 ON JUN 28, 2018

The gas station of today is notably different than the filling station of 100 years ago. Through the 20th century, the American gas station has evolved to meet the needs of the consumer and the changing marketplace. In this century there has been a steady decline in the number of gas stations. 80,000 gas stations have shut down.

What does the future hold? Cars and personal transportation are undergoing dramatic change. What will the fueling station look like in 25 years? Or will gas stations go the way of the soda fountain?

In her talk, Susan Johnston will highlight the history of the gas station from its humble origins in 1920 and rapidly move forward to predictions of the fueling station of the future.