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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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Coopetition (S03E07)

Coopetition (S03E07)

Vince Moffitt on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 7 Vince likes to use the word “coopetition” to explain his philosophy when doing business.  The idea that you can cooperate with your competition in order to better serve your customers.  Further, that idea embraces...

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I’m a Little Namaste and NamaSLAY (S03E06)

I’m a Little Namaste and NamaSLAY (S03E06)

Staci Zweschper on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 6 A little background . . . Staci was in the US Army, went to jump school in the Army, and now owns a Hot Yoga studio in Farmington, NM.  She is super cool! ---------- You were just some regular chick hanging out...

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I went to Hooker High (S03E05)

I went to Hooker High (S03E05)

Ginger Palmer on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 5 “I started in banking in Hooker, OK at First National Bank of Hooker, OK.  That’s where I graduated from high school by the way . . . Hooker High School.” Ha Ha!  That’s Awesome!  ‘I went to Hooker High!’ “That’s...

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Starstruck by Billy Zane (S03E04)

Starstruck by Billy Zane (S03E04)

Myss Miranda Walters on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 4 I was talking with Myss Miranda about her involvement with the Sedona Film Festival, and the premier of her documentary about Curt Walters. “I fell into the whole film festival media coverage thing because...

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Cheating at Golf with John Elway (S03E03)

Cheating at Golf with John Elway (S03E03)

Jamie Birch on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 3 I was talking to Jamie about how he ended up living in Farmington, NM so he told the story about how he met his wife. “My wife’s from here.” “I left Pueblo, CO to go play college baseball out in Southern California. ...

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Jamie Spews Passion (S03E02)

Jamie Spews Passion (S03E02)

Jamie Church on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 2 For this episode, Jamie Church had just become the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Director, so I brought her back on the show (for her second appearance) to talk about the Chamber. Jamie is very passionate about the...

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Chips are Vegetables (S03E01)

Chips are Vegetables (S03E01)

Melissa Sharpe on Ken’s Think Tank Season 3, Episode 1 I used to sit next to Melissa Sharpe during Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Commission meetings.  She is always so much fun to talk to.  So positive.  So dedicated.  So classy.  So involved.  And so...

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The Weatherman in the Desert (S02E18)

The Weatherman in the Desert (S02E18)

Steve Stucker on Ken’s Think Tank Season 2, Episode 18 “I love being a weatherman here.” “I grew up in the Midwest.  When I go back, which is not too often, because this is home . . . I’ve lived here much longer than I lived up there, even though I grew up there, so...

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Live the Dash (S02E17)

Live the Dash (S02E17)

Martin Caddell on Ken’s Think Tank Season 2, Episode 17 We were talking about Martin’s involvement in the community. “. . . and my thought process there is . . . Live the Dash.” “God tells us he knew our name in the womb, and I believe that he does – or in my case, he...

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Feeding People on a Small Film Budget (S02E16)

Feeding People on a Small Film Budget (S02E16)

Brent Garcia on Ken’s Think Tank Season 2, Episode 16 We were talking about the making of Brent’s film, Aurora’s Law on a tight budget. “. . . We’ll just do as much as we can here because I know people here . . . we have support here.  People were unbelievably...

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What I Do to Competitors (S02E16)

What I Do to Competitors (S02E16)

Brent Garcia on Ken’s Think Tank Season 2, Episode 16 Since Brent’s marketing company is competition for me, I explained to him that this episode was just a trap designed to get him in the truck so I could drive him out to the desert and leave him.  He explained that...

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