Placemaking Through the Arts

Placemaking Through the Arts

The Apple Seed

  • May 13, 2016 6:00 pm
  • 57:19 mins
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Many storytellers have their hands in a lot of baskets: they are educators, teaching artists, puppeteers, musicians, mothers, fathers, mimes, naturalists, and so on and so forth. Many storytellers, in their own unique way, also participates in “placemaking”: the philosophy and practice of capitalizing on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential with the intention of creating public spaces to promote, health, well-being, and happiness. Stories included in this episode:  Liz Carpenter's High Hillside (02:06) Geraldine Buckley is a passionate & award-winning storyteller with a high capacity for hilarity that is equal to her capacity to care for the downtrodden. Geraldine shares stories across the globe, has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival & the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival among many others, and until 2010 was a chaplain in the largest men's prison in Maryland. This story is about placemaking on a small scale, referencing a time when Geraldine lived in Texas for a spell. To learn more about Geraldine Buckley's work visit Interview with Derrick Clements (13:46) Derrick Clements is a feature reporter for The Daily Herald in Utah, and audiostoryteller who has worked in documentary and nonfiction for radio, print, and online publications for the past six years. In the past, Derrick has worked on stories for and has been featured on Radiolab, Reply All, On Being, and RadioWest. Currently, Derrick produces The Pixar Podcast, The Disney Animation Podcast, the ‘What Say Ye?’ podcast with colleague Court Mann, and a storytelling venue called The Porch, providing a stage for Utah’s neighborhood stories to be told live. To find these projects & more of Derrick's work visit Crisanto Family Story (39:44) In the late 80s, Deidrene Crisanto's parents came to America to begin a new life for their family. Making a new home out of a new country is never easy, but their sacrifices and successes live on through the sharing of their family stories. (song) Compass Rose by Archie Crisanto (51:04) A song written and performed by Archie Crisanto about creating home and coming home.

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