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PPLD's People of the Peak

Welcome to the People of the Peak podcast, a service of Pikes Peak Library District, introducing your community to you. Join us as we interview some of the fascinating people that live in the Pikes Peak Region.
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Nov 30, 2017

Yearning for a change from her Midwest living Jo moved to Colorado a few years ago. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications. She has worked in the art and design fields throughout her career in the corporate, private, ad agency and not-for-profit sectors. Jo primarily works in clay making sculptural objects with a focus on feminine concerns. Recently she has been making utilitarian pieces and mixing multiple surface decoration techniques to create a balance between discord and harmony. Jo likes to make everyday and if she can’t she is sad.

Nov 1, 2017

Your PPLD hosts go on location to Venetucci Farm for a conversation with the farm's manager, Susan Gordon.

Oct 2, 2017

To celebrate Arts Month, PPLD spoke with Andy Vick, Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region. To see more PPLD events, visit ppld.org/arts-month.

 

Jul 17, 2017

In this episode, hosts Antonia and Jeremiah speak with Trisha Winslow, a Christian homemaker and homeschooling parent. Tricia talks about her experience being a "human book" in PPLD's Human Library Project.

Jun 19, 2017

Rod Summitt is a Colorado Springs author who has set many of his novels in a fictional Eastern Colorado town.

May 15, 2017

Linda Smith is an artist and art educator who started a non-profit while living in Kigali, Rwanda, called the “TEOH Project”, which provides cameras and art classes to children in Rwanda, Ghana and Bronx NY. 

Apr 21, 2017

Part 2 of our interview.

Ron Cousar has played R&B, blues, and jazz for many years. In addition to studio work with Savoy Records, he has played with bands in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Baltimore, and now Colorado Springs.

Dr. Wanda Tisby-Cousar uses storytelling and dance to coach innovation and artistic ability. She has studied interpretive dance and tap since the age of four with Sydney King School of Dance and performed with Afi West African Dance Ensemble.

 

Mar 14, 2017

Ron Cousar has played R&B, blues, and jazz for many years. In addition to studio work with Savoy Records, he has played with bands in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Baltimore, and now Colorado Springs.

Dr. Wanda Tisby-Cousar uses storytelling and dance to coach innovation and artistic ability. She has studied interpretive dance and tap since the age of four with Sydney King School of Dance and performed with Afi West African Dance Ensemble.

In this episode, we talk to the Cousars about the way music and dance have shaped their lives.

Feb 16, 2017

When we talked with Dave, we got to discuss mountain climbing, maker culture, STEM education, and adventures in teaching both in Colorado and abroad.

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