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Avoiding Snakes on the Amazon River (S05E03)

Avoiding Snakes on the Amazon River (S05E03)

Dr. James Cole on Ken’s Think Tank Season 5, Episode 3 Dr. Cole and I were discussing his Mission Outfitter trips to Peru, traveling the Amazon River to provide free dental care to tribes in the Amazon. He’s encountered his fair share of creatures on these trips, but...

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from Playing for Cows to Headlining (S05E02)

from Playing for Cows to Headlining (S05E02)

D.D. Seaton on Ken’s Think Tank Season 5, Episode 2 Danny and I were talking about how he and his brother began a band in Farmington, NM when they were very young, and ended up moving that band to Denver, CO where Danny currently resides.  They wrote their own music...

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When I Realized I was an Artist (S05E02)

When I Realized I was an Artist (S05E02)

D.D. Seaton on Ken’s Think Tank Season 5, Episode 2 When did you realize that you were an artist? “That is a good question because I think it was after 10-15 years of painting.  Ha Ha!” “Honestly, I’d been doing it for a long time, and it kind of dawned on me one day...

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Stay Strong – Stay Informed – Stay Engaged (S05E01)

Stay Strong – Stay Informed – Stay Engaged (S05E01)

Jamie Church on Ken’s Think Tank Season 5, Episode 1 I asked Jamie Church, the Director of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce, what would be her message for business owners going into 2021.  Her reply . . . Stay Strong Stay Informed Stay Engaged ​See the Full Episode...

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Ken Collins Storms Out of Interview (S04E05)

Ken Collins Storms Out of Interview (S04E05)

Ken Collins on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 5 This was a fun video announcing the status of the show during the lockdowns.  The interviewer Ken wasn’t abiding by social distancing, so the interviewee Ken stormed out. Yes, Ken is weird.​ See the Full Episode...

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the Ghost of Molly Pickett Wrote this Book (S04E04)

the Ghost of Molly Pickett Wrote this Book (S04E04)

Michael Kent on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 4 “This girl from the mid-1800s spoke to me.” “She told me her name in a dream.  Her name was Molly Pickett.  She spoke to me in the same voice that I write “The Haunting of Molly Pickett” in.” “I wrote a book, and it...

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Farmington, NM – a Great Place to Live (S04E03)

Farmington, NM – a Great Place to Live (S04E03)

100 Men Who Care on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 3 While wrapping up our interview with Patrick Manchester, Gary Smouse, and Martin Caddell about their philanthropic organization called 100 Men Who Care, Martin shared his thoughts about Farmington, NM. Martin: ...

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Guys Gone Wild (S04E03)

Guys Gone Wild (S04E03)

100 Men Who Care on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 3 While interviewing Patrick Manchester, Gary Smouse, and Martin Caddell about their philanthropic organization called 100 Men Who Care, we stopped by Durango Joes. The very nice girl taking our order (they are...

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Supporting Outdoor Rec in Farmington NM (S04E02)

Supporting Outdoor Rec in Farmington NM (S04E02)

Judy Castleberry on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 2 “By supporting outdoor rec, it helps diversify our economy.  That means we have businesses across the scale.  It also attracts people in from outside, which is back to my push on marketing.” “Do we really want...

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How to ROW Across the Ocean (S04E01)

How to ROW Across the Ocean (S04E01)

Guardian Initiatives on Ken’s Think Tank Season 4, Episode 1 Talking with Jarod Slindee and Mark Pfetzer about their plans to row a boat in a race across the Atlantic Ocean in about 1 month with no stops. “Our schedule will be two-hour on, two-hour off.  So, every two...

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Momma Beat my Teacher (S03E18)

Momma Beat my Teacher (S03E18)

Quinton Aaron on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 18 Quinton and I were talking about his late mother and the love and respect he has for her and what she did for him.  He was explaining how she was not somebody to mess with and told a hilarious story about an...

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Botanical Gardens in Farmington, NM (S03E17)

Botanical Gardens in Farmington, NM (S03E17)

Donnie Pigford on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 17 In the fall of 2019, Donnie and I were discussing the pending construction of a botanical gardens feature at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park in Farmington, NM.  The prospect of what that could do for...

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How I Helped Rewrite ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ (S03E16)

How I Helped Rewrite ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ (S03E16)

Randy West on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 16 Randy was explaining how he came to know Stephen Sondheim (previous to this clip) – and how that led into working with him.  This is just a small part of a long story worth listening to. “I was doing this all premier...

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PLEASE Open a Coffee Shop on the Animas River (S03E15)

PLEASE Open a Coffee Shop on the Animas River (S03E15)

Shaña Reeves on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 15 Shaña and I were talking about the Animas River trail system, how it can all be connected now, and the possibilities that presents. …Business access to the river trail.  So people walking along the trail can go ‘Oh...

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Piedra Vista’s First State Title – Girls Golf (S03E14)

Piedra Vista’s First State Title – Girls Golf (S03E14)

Charley Tyler on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 14 “I tried my daughter in all kinds of sports activities.  I tried her in soccer.  I tried her in volleyball because I knew she was going to be tall.  She hated the ball.  ‘The ball hurts.’  Oh my gosh.  I tried her...

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Millennials want Off-Brand Experience (S03E13)

Millennials want Off-Brand Experience (S03E13)

​Michael Bulloch on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 13 Historic Downtown areas are important.  Explain how . . . why are they important to a city overall? “A healthy downtown is a good indicator of an economically vibrant city.  In addition to just being a good...

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Theater Builds a Community (S03E12)

Theater Builds a Community (S03E12)

Charles Holmes on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 12 Charles and I were discussing the way theater brings people together from all walks of life – crossing social barriers . . . and age barriers.  Through this process, you have older and younger people begin as...

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Artistic Vision vs Fame (S03E11)

Artistic Vision vs Fame (S03E11)

Skyler Loyd on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 11 Skyler has released multiple albums and has had his music featured in at least one feature film.  In this time of influencers seeking fame for the sake of fame, Skyler chooses to focus his artistic vision . . . and...

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Do we Want the Film Industry in Farmington? (S03E10)

Do we Want the Film Industry in Farmington? (S03E10)

Brent Garcia on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 10 Brent and I were discussing the number of people and resources needed to support the film industry – all of which are paid.  The opportunity for increased film activity in Farmington means more money being spent at...

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Remembering Thad Hale (S03E09)

Remembering Thad Hale (S03E09)

Amber Hale on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 9 I had Amber Hale on the show talking about Love for Thad and teen suicide.  Thad took his life at the age of 13 years old. I asked Amber to tell me about Thad.  He was a very cool kid.​ See the Full Episode BelowYou...

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