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Innovation Showcase - LaunchVT

Jay talks with Lauren Bass. Lauren serves as the Director of LaunchVT, a division of the Lake Champlain Chamber. Celebrating its tenth year, LaunchVT provides business acceleration programs and resources that empower Vermonters to solve problems and create economic opportunity in their communities. During the program, we'll be learning why and how LaunchVT came about and how it's grown, developed, and operates today. In the process, we'll come to better understand and appreciate the positive impact this noteworthy endeavor has had and continues to have with entrepreneurs and early stage businesses located in Vermont.

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Innovation Showcase - Language Virtual

Jay talks with Anna Lin, Jerry Yang, and Riley Ament. Anna, Jerry, and Riley are students at Brookline High School and they’re all involved in a nonprofit program called Language Virtual. Founded by Anna, Language Virtual consists of high school students tutoring a wide range of students both in the United States and beyond in the learning and speaking of the English language. During the program, we’ll find out why and how Language Virtual came about and how it’s grown, developed, and operates today.

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Innovation Showcase - Walking City Trail

Jay talks with guest Miles Howard. Miles is a journalist and author whose primary interests are outdoor education and urban landscapes. To this end, Miles has created the Walking City Trail, a map which links green spaces throughout Boston to create a 25-mile trail. Featuring maps, directions, transit stops, and other nearby resources, the trail is split into four sections, ranging from around 5 to 7 miles. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how the Walking City Trail came about, we'll learn how you and others can access and navigate the website, and we'll explore the areas of Boston the trail encompasses.

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Innovation Showcase - Born In Cambridge: 400 Years of Ideas and Innovators

Jay talks with Karen Weintraub and Michael Kuchta. Karen and Michael are the authors of the extremely informative and engaging new book entitled Born in Cambridge: 400 Hundred Years of Ideas and Innovators. Karen is a journalist now serving as health reporter at USA Today. Michael is an architect and campus planner. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how Born in Cambridge came about and we'll hear about some of the wide-range of fascinating individuals, ideas, and innovations that are highlighted in the book. In doing so, we'll come to better understand and appreciate some of the key factors that have contributed to Cambridge’s robust and ongoing history of innovation dating from colonial times to the present.

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Innovation Showcase - Clean the World

Jay talks with Shawn Seipler. Shawn is the Founder of the Clean the World Foundation and he now serves as the CEO of Clean the World Ventures. Clean the World was founded in 2009 to address global health issues by recycling soap and using other discarded hygiene supplies from the hospitality industry. Since then, this international initiative has grown and developed beyond just hygiene to include programs addressing sustainable access to water, sanitation, and other wellness initiatives. During the program, we'll be learning why and how Clean the World came about, how the organization has grown and developed, and what are some of the exciting current and upcoming efforts of this remarkable social enterprise. Let’s start by meeting Shawn and then learning all about the Clean the World Foundation.Interested in producing your own content on NewTV? Learn video production skills by signing up for one of our memberships.

Innovation Showcase - The Cade Prize at the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

JJay talks with Richard Miles and Daniel Yeh, PhD--both of whom are associated with the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, which is located in Gainesville, Florida. More specifically, their connection relates to the Cade Prize, which is an annual $50,000 prize competition for early-stage inventors and entrepreneurs in Florida. Richard co-founded the Cade Museum and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors until 2019. He was also one of the co-founders of the Cade Prize. Currently, he’s a member of the Board of Directors. Daniel is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida. In 2014, Daniel and his team were the recipients of the Cade Prize for their development of the NEWgenerator--a solar-powered machine that converts human wastewater into clean water, renewable energy, and nutrient fertilizer, providing a solution to the clean water and sanitation problem in the developing world. During the program, we'll be learning much more about the NEWgenerator along with the Cade Prize and the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention.Interested in producing your own content on NewTV? Learn video production skills by signing up for one of our memberships.

Innovation Showcase - Paintings on Stone Science and the Sacred 1530-1800

Jay talks with Judy Mann, PhD. Judy is a highly accomplished art historian and she serves as the Curator of European Art to 1800 at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She’s here today to inform us about a fascinating exhibition she curated entitled Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800. During the program, we'll be learning why and how the exhibition came about, we'll go on a behind the scenes tour, and, in the process, we'll come to better understand and appreciate the history, craftsmanship, and uses of the often overlooked tradition of having stone surfaces used to create portraits, mythological scenes, and sacred images. Let’s start by meeting Judy and then finding out all about the current exhibition Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800, which is on display until May 15.

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Innovation Showcase - Collaboration Between Tufts and the Horace Mann School

Jay talks with Ethan Danahy, PhD, Charlotte Corbett, Alana Sendlakowski, and Julia Zelevinsky.Ethan is a Research Associate Professor at Tufts University. Charlotte is an Instructional Technology teacher at Boston’s Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Alana and Julia are both first year undergraduate students at the Tufts University School of Engineering. They’re all here today to inform us about a highly successful collaboration between the Tufts School of Engineering and the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This partnership involved the students in one of Ethan’s sections of Introduction to Engineering creating robotic games with students from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. During the program, we’ll find out why and how this collaboration came about, its overall mission, how it unfolded, what was accomplished, and the very positive impact this experience had on all the parties involved.

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Innovation Showcase - Planet Robotics and the FIRST LEGO League

Jay talks with seven middle school students who are members of the FIRST LEGO League team named Planet Robotics. FIRST® is an acronym for For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology. It was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire youth to get involved in science and technology. The Planet Robotics team members have been working together for about five years and they've been recognized for their work on a number of occasions. In February, they won the First place Champions Award and First place Robot performance award and earned an invitation to the SESI FIRST LEGO League Challenge International Open in Rio de Janeiro Brazil later this August.
During the program, we'll find out much more about the FIRST LEGO League, how the Planet Robotics students work together, what they've accomplished over the past several years, and, most notably, learn all about their award-winning project this year which involves the use of drones to help drivers of 18-wheelers back up in narrow spaces.

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