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BIG IDEA | Hey, Daphne, what’s a… Jaswig?

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by Katie Wheeler One of my favorite things about Akron right now is the spirit of innovation that is spreading like wildfire throughout the city. There are more and more people stepping up to not only voice their big ideas, but to also have the courage to try ... More »

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BIG IDEA: Rick Stockburger and Firestone Park

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Yo, Rick, what’s your BIG IDEA for Firestone Park? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Rick Stockburger Age: 31 Hometown/Home now: I am from a delightful little farm field calle... More »

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BIG IDEAS: Nick Petroski, OSC Tech Lab & the Launch League

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Hey Nick, what’s the BIG IDEA with the Launch League? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Nick Petroski Age: 29 Hometown/Home now: I grew up in West Akron and now live in Cuyaho... More »

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BIG IDEAS: DJ El Prezidente & the Mighty Soul Night

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Hey, El Prezidente, what’s the Big Idea with The Mighty Soul Night? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: DJ El Prezidente Age: 44 Hometown/Home now: East Cleveland, but presently... More »

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BIG IDEAS: Carolyn Behrman, Flashbulb and Cops on the Porch

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Hey Carolyn Behrman, what’s the BIG IDEA with Flashbulb and Cops on the Porch? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Carolyn Behrman Age: 54 Hometown/Home now: I was born in Balti... More »

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BIG IDEAS: Annal Vyas and NEXTOhio

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So, Annal Vyas, what’s the BIG IDEA with NEXTOhio anyway? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Annal Vyas Age: 34 Hometown/Home now: Lives in Stow and works in Akron Occupation: ... More »

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BIG IDEA: Betsy Hartschuh and the Akron Children’s Museum

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What’s the Big Idea with Betsy Hartschuh and the Akron Children’s Museum? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Betsy Hartschuh Age: 36 (but I still feel 20-something) Hometown/Ho... More »

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BIG IDEAS: Forrest Webb and Calhoun Recordshop

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What’s the Big Idea with Forrest Webb? photography by Svetla Morrison See more of her work, including her Akron’s Big Ideas series, at her website here Name: Forrest Webb (aka – DJ Forrest Getemgump)  Age: 45 Hometown/Home now: Akron/New York City/Green Occupa... More »