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Bill Derry

Educational Consultant - Schools and Libraries in Milford

The Top 15 Pieces of Theater that Influenced My Life

PRESENTED ON MAY 09, 2018
IN BRIDGEPORT @ VOL 1

Bill Derry has collected programs from nearly 1000 performances! In this story he shares the 15 most influential pieces of theater --- those that most impacted his memories, emotions and thoughts. He tries to demonstrate that theater is much more than entertainment!

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I Love My Life...

BY BEN HOLLIS
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 02, 2009

Ben Hollis is an eight-time Emmy winning producer and host of hit shows like Wild Chicago, Ben Loves Chicago, and Ben Around Town. He steps up to the mic this time to talk about his new museum!

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Top 10 Life Lessons

BY GUSTAVO GARCIA
@ VOL 10 ON MAR 29, 2012

Entrepreneur and graphic designer Gustavo Garcia spends time teaching us 10 important life lessons, regarding work, jobs, life, career, etc. (in Portuguese)

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My Top 20 of Gratitude

BY GABRIELA MATOUSKOVA
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

What are you grateful for today? Gabriela Matouskova presents the story of #gratitudewall (a giant chalkboard) through top 20 contributions collected on its tour across Coventry and Warwickshire. What did people feel grateful for at this year’s Godiva Fest, Social Saturday, Life Festival, Coventry Uni Fresher’s week, Herbert, Warwick museum and Earlsdon Primary? Any common themes? Well there’s only one way to find out!

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My Top 20 of things I've learned about the UK and things I don't yet understand

BY SUSAN SCHWEITZER
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

Susan Schweitzer immigrated to the UK from the US 7 years ago. Here, she presents her Top 20 of things that she has learned about the UK in that time and all the things she doesn't yet understand.

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My Top 20 things animals have taught me

BY TABITHA GRAY
@ VOL 34 ON DEC 05, 2017

From learning to stick with the renegades as a child to experiencing a first broken heart, animal lover Tabitha Gray presents all the ways her pets have taught her about life's more precious lessons. 

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Finding My Journey Home

BY SCOTT DAVIS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Scott Davis describes how he found renewal and hope through the creation of art, experiencing nature, and finding communities of like-minded people.

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Coming Out!

BY NINA LESIGA
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Nina Lesiga makes life more worth living! She creates extraordinary experiences in ordinary situations and tells how she entertained throngs of people in a Macy’s elevator during a busy holiday shopping period. Her joy for life is contagious!

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How “YouTube University” Changed My Life

BY DANIEL RECINOS
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Daniel Recinos quit his job to document his life. As a first generation American from two Quatemalan parents he shares how his travels, his discovery of self-value and his education from "YouTube University" changed his life!

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Making of “Heaven Stood Still:” A Work in Progress

BY LARRY LOCKE
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 09, 2018

Larry Locke has been working on a new film for over seven years and it is not finished yet. The key parts are the subject- singer Willy DeVille and his life story and the people he has met in the process  (like the late Ben E King, Peter Wolf from J Geils band, Marshall Crenshaw and many others). His story explains how the making of the movie has become its own story full of ups and downs spread across three continents with a deep connection to Connecticut.