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Ben Nicholson

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Racoon Problem? There's a Gun For That

PRESENTED ON DEC 03, 2013
IN CHICAGO @ VOL 28

Ben Nicholson, frustrated by his racoon problem, decides on which gun to use in plans to skin it, eat it and make it into a hat to match his fur coat. Listen as he humorously describes different types of guns in hopes to stop his racoon friend from visiting his log cabin. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 3, 2014.

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The Role of Control

BY DIANA LUEPKE
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 28, 2013

Diana Luepke examines the roles of control and spontaneity in an individual’s life, and in art in particular. She talks about the idea of relaxed engagement, and the benefits of working with a certain level of freedom, as opposed to complete control.

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Control is Not the Answer

BY BERNARD VERSTEGEN
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 09, 2014

Bernard Vertegen's presentation is about being in control and whether it is really part of life. We can see all around us that control is not the answer. Nevertheless, we keep introducing more and more controls. How would an alternative perspective look like?

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Bourbon, Crap Cigarettes and a Big Gun

BY BEN NICHOLSON
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

When Ben Nicholson became a US citizen, he went for the trifecta; Bourbon, crap cigarettes and the biggest gun he could find.

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Starch Abuse: Combustion Spud Gunning for Engineers, Hobbyists and Adolescents of any Age

BY GEORGE HAMILTON
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 30, 2017

George Hamilton presents on potato guns, a subject for the engineer and/ or deviant youth in all of us.  

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The Problem with Hygge

BY ANNE FORGAN
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Anne Forgan presents the problem with Hygge.

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Gun Control

BY AALIYAH ALBERTS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 06, 2018

Aaliyah Roberts is coming clean with the facts on her talk of 'Gun Control'. She delivers a compelling argument on increasing gun control in the United States by comparing statistics of gun violence in the United States and the rest of the world. She goes straight to the source of the law that is not providing the correct amount of protection for Americans, and asserts that the government should be moving for change now.

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After the Storm There's Always a Rainbow

BY ZUZU MOLINA
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 01, 2018

ZuZu Molina discusses the recent Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in her home of Puerto Rico.

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Turning Guns Into Art

BY CORRINA SEPHORA
@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Guns and their impact on us as individuals as well as a global community, especially in the US is a heated topic and one that has been discussed through biblical times, through Martin Luther King's speeches, actions, and his own ultimate death. As an artist, the work Corrina Sephora creates comes to life when shared with others.

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How We Won The Rat Race

BY SIMPHIWE MAKAPELA
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 06, 2019

Simphiwe Makapela is an Entrepreneur, Professional Speaker and Writer. Simphiwe speaks on Innovation, and writes for 'Innovation Excellence' (USA), 'Innovation Management' (Sweden), and 'Under30CEO,' (USA). Some of his articles have been rated in the Top 20 of the most read articles on these platforms. He is a Co-counder of The Hamelin which invented the perfect-looking enviro-mentally friendly rat eradication gadget.  This gadget has become a  green solution for communities and farms that have heavy and uncontrollable rat infestation but it took them 38 iterations to win the rat race.