Ken’s Think Tank

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S06E13 – Aztec Economic Development

S06E13 – Aztec Economic Development

Please subscribe on YouTubeSomething I noticed in 2019 that was difficult to see before . . . tangible results to economic development in San Juan County.  There have been a lot of smart people having a lot of smart conversations about economic development for a long...

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S06E12 – Music Special Episode

S06E12 – Music Special Episode

Please subscribe on YouTubeWoo Wee – it’s been a busy year – so let’s take a break!  In lieu of a guest, we’re going to take a break and present to you our Super Duper Music Special! We’ve had tons of cool guests, so let’s heat things up with a review of some of our...

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S06E11 – Female Encounters of the Life Kind

S06E11 – Female Encounters of the Life Kind

Please subscribe on YouTubeIn the fall of 2021, David Mills and I created a podcast called Male Encounters of the Life Kind.  Two guys hanging out talking about what guys talk about . . . and somebody was listening. Julie Blair and Felicia Florez decided they needed a...

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S06E10 – Chamber of Commerce Farmington, NM

S06E10 – Chamber of Commerce Farmington, NM

Please subscribe on YouTubeJamie Church has become a staple on Ken’s Think Tank – just as she is a staple in our community. Jamie tirelessly advocates for small business in Farmington, NM.  She does is because it’s her job – but the reason it’s her job is because she...

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S06E09 – Debbie Braff was a Firefighter

S06E09 – Debbie Braff was a Firefighter

Please subscribe on YouTubeDebbie Braff has been seen all over the place lately.  We just enjoyed the annual Riverfest event, and Debbie was on the show to promote it.  She also went on the Mayor’s Table to promote it.  And now, she’s back again! Why did I have her...

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S06E08 – Olena Erickson from Ukraine

S06E08 – Olena Erickson from Ukraine

Please subscribe on YouTubeWhat would possess a smart, beautiful, successful business owner to pack up and move 6,000 miles away from her home?  Love, of course! Olena Erickson was a single mom with a full-time nanny to care for her two kids – because she was also the...

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S06E07 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 2

S06E07 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 2

Please subscribe on YouTubeFor close to 40 years now, people in the thousands have flocked to the Animas River in Farmington, NM every spring for one of our most favorite events – except for the last 2 years. Riverfest is back!  Because of lockdowns, Riverfest went...

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S06E06 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 1

S06E06 – Riverfest 2022 – Part 1

Please subscribe on YouTubeFor close to 40 years now, people in the thousands have flocked to the Animas River in Farmington, NM every spring for one of our most favorite events – except for the last 2 years. Riverfest is back!  Because of lockdowns, Riverfest went...

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S06E05 – Joel Racheff & Invisible Culture

S06E05 – Joel Racheff & Invisible Culture

Please subscribe on YouTubeIf you’ve been a fan of the show, you know that I really like putting musicians in the truck and filming episodes.  There’s nothing like driving around town accompanied by live musicians!  Ha Ha I’ve had the Zia Chicks, Sallyanne Bachman,...

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S06E04 – Rowing 3,000 Miles Across the Atlantic

S06E04 – Rowing 3,000 Miles Across the Atlantic

Please subscribe on YouTubeRow, row, row your boat, 3,000 miles across the ocean!  Yeah – that’s what’s happening – this year! The guys from Guardian Initiatives are back!  Jarrod and Mark were on Ken’s Think Tank 2 years ago to talk about their plans to row across...

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S06E03 – Ground-breaking New Therapy

S06E03 – Ground-breaking New Therapy

Please subscribe on YouTubeThe thousand-yard stare. Being prior military and having known a LOT of military members over the years, I’ve seen that stare more than a few times.  It always draws me nearer to a person when I recognize it. Meet Lonnie Whitaker and you...

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S06E02 – My Friend – Travis Miller

S06E02 – My Friend – Travis Miller

Please subscribe on YouTubeWhen we hear the word HERO, we think of different things.  Some people may think of a comic book hero.  Some may think of people in the military.  Others may think of first responders like the police, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, etc. ...

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S06E01 – Male Encounters of the Life Kind

S06E01 – Male Encounters of the Life Kind

Please subscribe on YouTubeIt’s 2022 and what a crazy ride these last couple of years have been!  We had to cut Season 4 short because of lockdowns, we celebrated our Fifth Season last year in 2021 – and this is the beginning of our Sixth Season! Something happened in...

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S05E18 – Eric Campbell Singing in the Truck

S05E18 – Eric Campbell Singing in the Truck

We made it to the end of our 5th Season!  We started the season with Jamie Church, who’s been on the show so many times I almost consider he a co-host.  Then we ran up to Denver to shoot our next episode with D.D. Seaton – a musician, artist, and chef.  We featured...

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S05E17 – This 8-year-old Girl is Building her Own Race Car

S05E17 – This 8-year-old Girl is Building her Own Race Car

While editing this episode, I kept chuckling because of what I was witnessing in my video editor.  When you’re in the middle of a thing, you don’t always get the bigger picture.  So, here I sit . . . after this interview has been conducted . . . looking and listening...

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S05E16 – We talk about How to Handle a Tough World

S05E16 – We talk about How to Handle a Tough World

There is magic in this world.  It’s not the magic you may be thinking of that comes from a Disney movie or a stage act . . . but real magic.  All you have to do is stop and tap into it. You’re watching this video right now – and there’s a good chance you’re watching...

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S05E15 – We go Off-Road in Chokecherry Canyon

S05E15 – We go Off-Road in Chokecherry Canyon

We are spoiled here in Farmington.  Many of us, myself included, spent a good deal of time in Chokecherry Canyon when we were kids – some of us still do!  We might have had an ATV or a dirt bike and crawled all over the place out there.  We might have just took our...

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S05E13 – We’re going Off-Road!

S05E13 – We’re going Off-Road!

This episode will be a little different because my guest this time isn’t a person – it’s a resource. Back in 2012, I made a purchase.  At the time, all of my friends owned 4-wheelers, and I grew up riding a friend’s 4-wheeler in Chokecherry Canyon.  When my friends...

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S05E12 – We talk about How our Rivers make Farmington Better

S05E12 – We talk about How our Rivers make Farmington Better

This is my fifth year hosting Ken’s Think Tank.  I’ve enjoyed some firsts for the show – like filming in a bus – filming in a plane – and flying that plane.  Great times! This episode presented a couple more firsts.  This is the first time I’ve filmed an episode on a...

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Be Our Guest!

Do you have a really great story to tell?  Have you lived an amazing life?  Are you doing great things in the community?  We'll discuss any positive topic - as long as your topic isn't promoting your business.  Book a day and time when Ken can come pick you up, take you on a coffee run, and film an episode!  With enough notice, Ken is willing to travel as far from Farmington as Albuquerque to film an episode.