Podcast Raleigh

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A podcast about Raleigh. By some people from Raleigh. With guests who inform us about Raleigh stuff.

Kristen Hess, HH Architecture
Jun 4 2021
Kristen Hess, HH Architecture
Kristen Hess didn't always knew she wanted to work in architecture, but she always knew she should be in charge. Once she discovered an architect is akin to being the conductor of a symphony--bringing out the best of all the various players to create a piece--she knew it was for her. And once she came to Raleigh to study design at N.C. State, she never left.Now she leads a firm that is helping shape what our city and state (and beyond) will look like for generations. The firm she founded and leads, HH Architecture, has worked on numerous projects involving museums, parks, schools, community colleges, government buildings and more, including the upcoming Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (which you can hear more about in our interview with Dr. Lindsay Zanno!). We specifically discuss three projects she has worked on--the North Carolina Zoo, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. State Fairground--that are quintessential to life in this state.Hess has been a Marshall and Eisenhower Fellow, allowing her to broaden her contacts and knowledge, and she uses those experiences not only in her work, but in giving back to her community. She serves on the Greater Raleigh Chamber Executive Committee, the Governor’s Council on Historically Underutilized Businesses, as well as the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple:
Carly Jones, Program Director at N.C. Arts Council; Performer
Feb 18 2021
Carly Jones, Program Director at N.C. Arts Council; Performer
As a child, you could find Carly Jones pretending she was on Star Search (playing the role of both host and contestant), so it's no surprise that she ended up as a performer. She's played to international audiences and still performs music, theatre and opera on stages across the Triangle and beyond.Later came the realization that she is not just passionate about performing, but about the arts themselves--their power to deliver messages, strengthen communities and influence society. That's how she found herself drawn to the work of the North Carolina Arts Council--which supports and grows all kinds of art and artists across the state--and why she calls herself and 'artivist', a mash-up of "activist" and "artist".We talked to Carly about her journey as a performer and the work of the Arts Council, discussed the local Raleigh theatre scene and of course hit on what the pandemic has done to the arts.You can see Carly performing RIGHT NOW as part of the "Our Stage, Your Screen" series being put on by Seed Art Share as a way to continue to bring theatre to audiences via Zoom performances. She'll also be a featured speaker at Walter Magazine's WINi Summit on February 21st.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: