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#73 – ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER – Jamaal “Visualist” Clark – 2016-04-11

Artist and Photographer Jamaal "Visualist" Clark on the Curve the Cube Podcast

I met Jamaal “Visualist” Clark at an art event put on by Exhibit Treal a couple of weeks ago where he was photographing the evening. And, it turns out that he was also a painter who had lent a couple of pieces to the event—pieces that I LOVED. So, I was excited to have Jamaal on the podcast.

We sat down and talked about a whole range of topics—from comic books to graffiti, film to digital, his time in school to being a teacher now himself. And, Jamaal was delightful throughout it all. He shared with me what the name “Visualist” means, the theme behind his heart, and what mark he wants to leave in the art world. There are a lot of great nuggets in this podcast for any aspiring artist or person visualizing their own dream!!

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Mentioned in this podcast:
#25 – ARTIST – Jason “JaFleu” Fleurant - 2015-04-25 - http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/25-artist-jason-jafleu-fleurant-2015-04-25
#27 – SALON OWNER - Janice Massey – 2015-05-12 - http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/27-janice-massey-2015-05-12
#69 – ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS – Exhibit Treal – 2016-03-26 - http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/69-artists-and-community-organizers-exhibit-treal-2016-03-26

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by my brother, Gerard! Under his company, GL Esquire Consulting, he gives sound legal business advice. If you either want to start your own business or need some guidance regarding the business you own or work for, give him a call! A Harvard and Columbia Law graduate, he’s worked for some of the world’s largest, most prestigious law firms (even at Johnny Cochran’s distinguished firm). He’s worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial services, agriculture, music production, fashion, and technology, and he’s happy to bring that expertise to helping you and your business needs. When you’re Gerard’s client, he’ll not only be your lawyer, but also your trusted consultant and friend.

His initial consultations are always free; but, if you mention Curve the Cube, he’ll offer you his “friends and family” rates!! Reach him at (786) 531-9834, gerard@glesqconsulting.com, or his Facebook page, GL Esquire Consulting, LLC.

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Direct download: 0073_-_Jamaal_Visualist_Clark_-_20160411.mp3
Category:artist -- posted at: 6:30am EDT
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#72 – SPACE BRAINIAC – Barry Bohnsack - 2016-04-09

Barry Bohnsack (Program Planner for the Orion Spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center) on the Curve the Cube Podcast

Barry Bohnsack, Finance and Program Planning expert for the Orion ALTO Program, joined me by phone for this truly special podcast—one that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time!

Barry works for Lockheed Martin, which is contracted to help build the Orion spacecraft, NASA’s deep space craft. Orion is on the brink of making history, heading next to the dark side of the moon to test human capacity to survive these types of missions. Once successful, Orion will be headed on a manned mission to MARS! How cool is that?!?!

Barry started out being into all things space and science at a very young age, and realized there was a path for him to parlay his business acumen into a career at the Kennedy Space Center. As an ambassador to the First Robotics Competition, Barry and I first met a few weeks ago, where stopped by to support my previous CTC Kids guests, the Poinciana Elementary School’s Taz Bots from episode 70. And, I was so excited when he agreed to be on.

On this podcast, Barry and I talk about the history of NASA, how he managed to live his dream of working there and his role as a project planner, the commonality of both being young astronautics and Lego lovers, and what the real benefits are to society garnered from space exploration. (Spoiler alert: LOADS of technological advances!!)

He’s a lovely guy and not only did he shed some light on the budgetary considerations of the space program that come into play, but he also gave me fresh perspective on one of my favorite categories of movies: sci-fi.

I’ve wanted someone involved with NASA on my podcast since day ONE, and this was every bit of a treat that I could have imagined it to be!!

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Quick note:
We MAY have accidentally mixed up Scott and Mark Kelly’s names (but, what do you want from us; they are TWINS!); it was SCOTT that just came back from space.

Mentioned in this podcast:
#70 – CTC KIDS – Poinciana Elementary’s Taz Bots (Lego League Kids) - 2016-03-29 (http://curvethecube.libsyn.com/70-ctc-kids-poinciana-elementarys-taz-bots-lego-league-kids-2016-03-29)

This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Big Brain 2: No Hard Feelings tattoo shop! Led by legendary tattoo artist, Chris Blinston, the team of multi-award-winning artists at this highly professional studio are creative, talented, accomplished, and focused on excellent customer service. Head in and experience a different level of tattoo shop; mention Curve the Cube, and get 10% off!! Chris starred in season 6 of Ink Master and was my guest on episode #31! #TeamFlorida #TeamBlinston

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Direct download: 0072_-_Barry_Bohnsack_-_20160409.mp3
Category:others -- posted at: 6:30am EDT
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Curve the Cube Podcast Promo from FHR Radio!

Curve the Cube Podcast Promo from FHR Radio!

Infinite thanks to Orlando Hernandez of FHR Radio Entertainment for making this video for me. What a wonderful surprise!!! I'm so flattered! 😃 Orlando was also my 65th guest. Catch his episode here: http://www.curvethecube.com/radio.html or on iTunes Podcast, TuneIn, Libsyn Podcast App, Stitcher, or Player FM. And, PLEASE support FHR--Florida's best internet radio station!! http://fhrradio.com/

Thank you to all of my Curvist listeners, guests, sponsors, and Pod Squad members for your help in getting this podcast to over 70 episodes... and going strong!!!

Find your passion... Do your thing!!

The episodes featured in this promo can all be found, too!!
#71: Vita Nova Inc.
#70: Poinciana STEM Elementary Magnet School
#72: Barry Bohnsack (to be released on 4/18 on CurveTheCube.com)
#68: Gug Underwater
#11: Alex Ariete
#52: KRUSH

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Direct download: FHR_Radio_Promo_-_20160413.mp4
Category:basic -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT
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#71 – NON-PROFIT  – JEFF DEMARIO - 2016-04-08

Jeff DeMario, CEO of Vita Nova Inc, on the Curve the Cube Podcast

This week’s guest is Jeff DeMario, Chief Executive Officer of Vita Nova—West Palm Beach’s answer to the challenges kids face as they transition out of foster care and into adulthood. Through their services and programs providing housing, education, counseling, and life skills coaching, Vita Nova helps the kids in their organization through a lot of heart, hard work, and commitment. (Side note: Everyone should check out their life skills videos. They are awesome!!)

“Vita Nova” means new life, and that is what this selfless group of people give to these kids—self-esteem and the desire and knowledge to become productive, social human beings through endless support and communications. Think back to when you were 18 and all the challenges you faced still finding yourself while also discovering the world. Add in hormones and other typical physical and social issues that you faced. Now, subtract the structured support system that you likely had. Chances are, you would not have fared so well. In fact, here are some stats:

Each year approximately 26,000 young adults "age out" of foster care in the United States, according to the Annie E Casey Foundation. Four years after aging out, 25 percent have been homeless, less than half have graduated from high school and more than 80 percent are unable to support themselves.

As Vita Nova celebrates their 10th anniversary, they need the community’s support (whether financial or volunteerism), and you can help in so many different ways! Just go to vitanovainc.org (http://www.vitanovainc.org/) or call 561-689-0035 and ask for Jeff or visit their thrift store at 3129 S Congress Ave, Palm Springs, FL 33461!

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by the Janice Massey Salon from episode #27! The Janice Massey Salon is a boutique-inspired hair studio and the only one of its kind in West Palm Beach! Janice Massey Salon specializes in natural hair, transitional hair care, and creative styling. Janice provides superb service to unisex clients base in a friendly environment. Her studio offers a wide range of natural hair service which includes: loc grooming, loc styling, retwists, starter locs, double twist, single twist, and natural updos.
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Direct download: 0071_-_Jeff_DeMario_-_20160408.mp3
Category:non-profit -- posted at: 6:30am EDT
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#70 – CTC KIDS – Poinciana Elementary’s Taz Bots (Lego League Kids) - 2016-03-29

CTC KIDS – Poinciana Elementary’s Taz Bots (Lego League Kids) on the Curve the Cube Podcast

I was DELIGHTED to meet with a group of kids who are competing in the First Lego League tournament circuit! Morgan Domeyer, Natasha Mayorga, Garrett Reardon, and Carsten Kjaerulff are from Poinciana Elementary and members of the “Taz Bots” team learning under the direction of their coach, Gloria Gibson. Each year, the FLL’s competitions focus on a different theme, and this year’s them is the Trash Trek Challenge.

The kids and I discuss their recent competition in February, what world challenges they’ve been asked to think through and help tackle, the awesomeness that is Lego, what they like about robotics and coding, and more! They’ve earned their way to the next level of competitions happening in May: Morgan and Natasha are representing the team headed to the FLL Razorback International in Arkansas, while Garrett and Carsten are representing the team headed to the FLL Open European Championship in the Canary Islands, Spain. So, they have a LOT to look forward to with their upcoming trips and competitions!

These kids are thoughtful, extremely bright, super sweet, adorable, and the future of robotics and engineering. I mean, just check out this website of their innovative video clips to see for yourself! You will enjoy meeting them as much as I did! They do need your help getting to this next round of competition, though, and are currently raising funds to help out with their trip. So, here’s how you can help:
GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/d5p3d

Send a check: Made out to Poinciana STEM and mail it to 1203 North Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, Fla. 33435, or give to a parent of a teammate. Specify on the check memo “Tazbot Travel.”

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This episode of Curve the Cube is sponsored by Little Smiles of Florida! Little Smiles helps kids right here in our own neighborhoods who are struggling through something that no kid should ever have to deal with. They work with the professionals closest to them to identify ways to put the little smiles on their faces. Whether donating Christmas presents to children in shelters, bringing toys to children in local hospitals, raising money for a converted vehicles, or whatever else they can do… they do! But, they do it with YOUR help. Please donate to their wonderful cause or attend one of their fundraising events!
Head to LittleSmiles.org and order some gear. Enter the promo code “CurvedSmiles” and receive 10% off. All proceeds go to Little Smiles of Florida; so, it’s a win-win!
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Direct download: 0070_-_CTC_Kids_-_Taz_Bots_Lego_League_-_20160329.mp3
Category:CTCKids -- posted at: 6:30am EDT
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