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13
Dec

Ep 43 – Shaun Trout, Producer Concrete Lion Pictures

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In 1933, during “The Great Depression”, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated the Civilian Conservation Corps (“CCC”), a nationwide project to which enlisted young, unemployed men to preserve and improve our Nation’s lands by paving roads, constructing bridges and establishing the grounds of several of today’s National and State Parks. For Shaun Trout, Producer with Concrete Lion Productions, the CCC has a deeply personal connection to him and he’s just launched a kickstarted campaign to solicit funding to film the stories of these important individuals. Shaun shares with us:

21
Oct

Ep 42 – Trina Gregory, Se7en Bites Bakery Owner

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Episode 42 Show Notes

We know the biggest question you have is “Why does Se7en Bites Bakery have a 7 in it’s name?” Wonder know more, we asked Bakery Owner Trina Greogry that very question in our latest episode. She also shared with us:

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  • How Se7en Bites Bakery got it’s start
  • The inspiration behind the Se7en Bites recipes
  • What it takes to bake 11,000 pies in one year

08
Oct

Ep 41 – Scott Joseph, Orlando Restaurant Critic

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Episode 41 Show Notes

Chances are, Orlando Restaurant Critic Scott Joseph has influenced you one time or another with his honest, timely and entertaining reviews of Orlando’s new and favorite restaurants. We caught up with Scott who shared with us:

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  • How he got started writing restaurant reviews
  • How coverage of the restaurant industry has changed with the growth of social media
  • His opinion on Orlando’s Culinary Scene
  • 28
    Aug

    Ep 40 – Thomas “Thor” Thorspecken, Urban Sketch Artist at Analog Artist Digital World

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    Episode 40 Show Notes

    If you’re a follower of the arts and culture seen, there’s no doubt you’ve seen the work of Urban Sketch Artist Thomas “Thor” Thorspecken. He’s best known for his sketches of some of Central Florida’s biggest arts and cultural events. We had a chance to talk with Thor this past week at Stardust Video and Coffee to learn:

    27
    Jul

    Ep 39 – Kaleb Harrell, Co-Founder of Hawkers Asian Street Fare

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    Episode 39 Show Notes

    Hawkers Asian Street Fare on Mills Ave. is one of my favorite “go to” restaurants when entertaining friends from out of town or to satisfy my craving for Pad Thai. I really wanted to learn the story of this popular dining spot and so on a rainy Monday in the back, storage room of Hawkers, I chatted with one of it’s co-founders, Kaleb Harrell. Kaleb shares with us:

    20
    Jul

    FLBlogCon14 Ticket Giveaway

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    FLBlogCon GIVEAWAY!!!

    As many of you know, I serve on the FLBlogCon Planning Committee. FLBlogCon is one of the Southeast’s largest social media conferences for bloggers and social media professionals. This year, it is being held on Saturday, September 20th at Full Sail University (Full Details). If you are a blogger, considering blogging or just interested in all things social media, this is a great conference to learn from local bloggers, network and have fun.

    10
    Jul

    Ep 38 – ReThink Homelessness with Joshua Johnson

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    Episode 38 Show Notes

    Today’s show takes a more serious tone as we talk about homelessness in Central Florida. Our guest, Joshua Johnson, is the Lead Advocate for ReThink Homelessness, an initiative to raise awareness of homelessness in Orlando – part of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness. Joshua’s work can be found online under the #ReThinkHomelessness hashtag and offers a moving insight into the homeless community we all walk by downtown… but often ignore. Joshua talks to us about:

    06
    Jul

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    01
    Jul

    Ep 37 – Volunteering in Orlando with Diane Rodriguez Portillo

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    Episode 37 Show Notes

    Diana Rodriguez Portillo needed a change. She packed everything up, moved to Orlando and started volunteering as a way to discover her new community. Since then, she’s embraced giving back and volunteers all around the the city, especially at arts and cultural events. A frequent volunteer at the Mad Cow Theater, Diana’s enthusiasm towards volunteering is enough to inspire all of us to give back to our community. Diana talks with us about:

    29
    Jun

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