Episode 41: We (Re)built this City on Brunch with Erika Johnson

We’re in the Strip talking all things creative with Erika Johnson, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. We dig into the culture of makers and builders that have transformed Pittsburgh into a destination for creative personalities, and moving beyond the image of “guys with beards”. Also discussed: The perils of buying vintage, breaking racial boundaries, and a brief history of Dia De Los Muertos.

Recorded on location at Marty’s Market in the Strip District.

For more information about the Pittsburgh for Creative Reuse, visit their website at .

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Mentioned in this Episode:
Pittsburgh Furniture Company
Auction Your Posessions
Construction Junction
Creative Labor Exchange
Bunker Projects
Episode 23 with Cafe Con Leche

What’s Up? (maybe cut)

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Episode 40: Writing the Book of Brunch with JJ Hensley

We return to Regent Square for a engaging talk with author JJ Hensley. JJ shares his experiences in the publishing industry and his insights into writing, including the importance of developing a voice, the business of eBooks, and what makes Pittsburgh a great setting for a mystery. Also: the creative side of marathon running, the problems of Huntington, WV, and the evolution of social media.

Recorded on location at Square Cafe in Regent Square.

For more information on JJ Hensely and his work, visit his website Hensley Books, or visit his author page on Amazon.

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Mentioned in this Episode:
John Verdon
Gwen Florio
Vince Flynn
Books Set In…
Coca Cafe

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Episode 39: Girls Just Wanna Have Brunch with Heather Mediate

We’re in Lawrenceville for Restaurant Week with Heather Mediate, Program Director for the Girls Coalition of Southwest Pennsylvania. We get into the role of women’s advocacy organizations in Pittsburgh, and how they are opening countless new opportunities for young women in the city. Also: translating Pittsburgese, adventures in urban gardening, and picking out our favorite Ice Bucket Challenges.

Recorded on location at Tender in Lawrenceville.

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To learn more about Girls Coalition of Southwest Pennsylvania, visit their website at girlscoalitionswpa.org/

Mentioned in this Episode:
Day of the Girl
Episode 38 w/ Nina Barbuto
Row House Cinema
Ice Bucket Challange

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Brunchburgh Bites, Episode 1: Brunchadelphia with Arethusa Speaks

We’re on vacation from the Burgh and bringing you this bite-size episode from Philadelphia, PA! Joining us are theater artists J Colie McClellan and Mark Kennedy, whose show, They Call Me Arethusa, will be playing at the 2014 Philadelphia Fringe Arts festival. We talk about the show origins as an outlet for stories about domestic violence, the process of working with victims to develop the story, and where they want to take it from here.

Recorded on location at Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen in Philadelphia, PA.

Follow the show @brunchburgh, online at www.brunchburgh.com, and on iTunes.

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Learn more about They Call Me Arethusa on their website Arethusa Speaks.

For showtimes and tickets, or to learn more about the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, visit the Fringe Arts website.

Follow Colie on Twitter @coliemclellan or visit her website coliemclellan.com.

Follow Mark on Twitter @echolocated.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Women’s Center of Montgomery County, PA
Women Against Abuse
Laurel House
Lutheran Settlement House
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
My Sister’s House
Fractured Atlas
Pig Iron Theater Company

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Episode 38: Creative Technology and Chimichurri with Nina Barbuto

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We’ve trekked up to Allentown to check out Sweet Peaches and to interview our much anticipated and long-awaited meetup with Nina Barbuto from Assemble. An authority on dynamic field of creative technology, she has a lot to share about the role of engineers in society, the financial realities of invention, and the challenges of making technology accessible to the general public. Also discussed: Pittsburgh vs Los Angeles, creative serendipity, and where technology is going to drive this city.

Recorded on location at Sweet Peaches in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. Follow them on Twitter @eatsweetpeaches.

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Follow the show @brunchburgh, online at www.brunchburgh.com, and on iTunes.

Follow Mary on Twitter @maryestew .

Follow Nina on Twitter @nbarbuto.

To learn more about Assemble, visit their website at assemble.org or follow them on Twitter @assemblepgh.

Learn more about the Carnegie Stem Girls at the Carnegie Science Center.

Mentioned in this Episode:
Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
Southern California Institute of Architecture
Tech Shop Pittsburgh
East Liberty Farmer’s Market
Zenith
LACE (LA Contemporary Exhibitions)
Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

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