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The Big Idea | October 2017

The Madinah Project 10/18/2017   Name: Ivana Zajkovska Occupation: Co-founder of The Madinah Project, educator, youth professional and community organizer Hometown: Bitola, the Republic of Ma...

What’s the Big Idea with Akron Craft + Social Club?

Name: Karen Starr Occupation: Shop Owner at Hazel Tree Interiors, Interior Designer, Community Dreamer Hometown: Stow, Ohio Current Neighborhood: West Hill   Name: Mary Oliver Bethel Occu...

What’s the Big Idea with Akron ArtWorks?

Name: Karin Coifman Occupation: Psychologist Hometown: New Haven, CT Current neighborhood: West Akron Name: Micah Beree Occupation: Artist Hometown: Tulsa, OK Current neighborhood: West Akron ...

8 Questions with Chuck Auerbach

How to raise a rock star in one easy step… by Liz Tyran NOTE: This Q&A was originally printed in Volume 1, Issue 2 of The Devil Strip. How do you raise a rock star? You don’t.  At least not with the in...

What’s the BIG IDEA behind Radio Free Akron?

  Kenneth Averiett, 28 Occupation: Freelance Writer & Content Marketer Hometown: Akron Current neighborhood: Highland Square   What is your big idea? Radio Free Akron. It’s non-prof...

When Our Akron Family Has a Loss

Remembering Duncan Unternaher by Douglas “Dr. Doug” Hausknecht   “Hi, I’m Duncan.” Hundreds of conversations and dozens of friendships in and around The University of Akron started this way during...

Wherever…You Are: Remembering Jim Chenot

by Matt Sedmock   “Hey, man….” It was his customary conversation-starter for phone calls and voicemails. I’ve been listening to it for over 25 years. Those two words were not so much enunciated as ...