July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting – Unabridged

Agenda of the July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting.

We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!

While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.

Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:

Berea’s Tourism Commission Members: https://www.visitberea.com/berea-tourism-commission

Berea’s 123 Arts Accelerator Program: https://www.visitberea.com/the-art-accelerator-program

Berea’s Levitt AMP Concert Series Webpage: http://www.firstfridayberea.com/

We attended the meeting as concerned citizens. Here is the urban dictionary definition of ‘Concerned Citizen’: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concerned%20citizen

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The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Mayor Clinton C. Hensley recorded by Joyce Hannan. I would rather listen to 10,000 of these interviews than the political back and forth that is taking place today.

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Links:

Here is where you can listen to part two of this interview:

https://berea.access.preservica.com/file/sdb%3AdigitalFile%7C2b3e5e6e-189c-486c-9fb1-8922a2852779/

Here are the recordings of the awesomeness that is the rest of the

“Joyce Hannan Berea Community Oral History Collection”:

https://berea.libraryhost.com/index.php?p=collections/findingaid&id=575&q=oral+history

Here is a list of Berea’s Mayors:

https://libraryguides.berea.edu/mayorsofberea

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Berea’s Gallery 123: What’s Happening Now?

 

Image courtesy of Lex18.com

Berea’s Gallery 123 Arts Accelerator Program suffered a fire on April 30, 2018, but first responders, friends, and the community-at-large have offered support in traditional and unexpected ways! Listen to this episode to hear the gratitude, optimism and wisdom of the Gallery’s new Program Director, Jeffrey Carpenter as he recaps the past week and shares plans for the future!

Here is a video taken by Keith Taylor and shared on Twitter:


Here is a picture I took on the night of the fire.

Firefighter sprays left side of building.

Here is the news report from WLEX 18.

LINKS:

Gallery 123 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/artacceleratorprogram/

Gallery 123’s webpage:

https://www.visitberea.com/gallery-123/

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More links will be added as they are shared with us, check back here often!

Mike Hogg’s New Year’s Resolutions

Mike Hogg visited our studio for this special episode!

For this first episode of 2018 we focus on new beginnings. We talk to Mike Hogg, former Superintendent for the Berea Independent School System. Mike shares information on his new position with Partners For Education and his new year’s resolutions.

Here are some links mentioned in this episode:

Berea Independent Schools
Partners For Education
Contact Your Kentucky Legislator

Rock Stars vs. Bow Ties

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Are you excited about your Summer? Which are you more excited about: the Levitt AMP Summer Concert Series or the approved budget from the Berea City Council. Find out who wins when we talk all about it.

City Council

The City Council has an active online presence. Here are some links that you should know about:

Videos from past City Council Meetings: https://vimeo.com/user7396497

Agendas and Minutes from Previous Meetings: http://bereaky.gov/government/city-council

City of Berea Government’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bereakygov/

Levitt AMP Concert Series in Berea

Levitt Foundation’s website: http://concerts.levittamp.org/berea

Ben Sollee’s music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ben+sollee

Driftwood Gypsy music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=DRIFTWOOD+GYPSY

Cheick Hamala Diabate music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CHEICK+HAMALA+DIABATE

Cumberland River Band music videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=CUMBERLAND+RIVER+BAND

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