This week Deputy Dave Teems joins us to talk about the Sheriff’s Department. Then Jack Hadley comes on to talk about the purchase of the Imperial Hotel and the restoration of this Green Book hotel.
As an artist, developer, supervisor, and entrepreneur, Tom Mikota brings a broad perspective to the business of film production, virtual reality, and augmented reality. It allows him to solve production problems quickly from multiple angles, and see paths toward new production technologies. Tom will talk with Brien about his pioneering work on such films as Avatar, King Kong, Happy Feet, and District 9. His consulting firm CG Lumberjack helps studios manage their production lines through a combination of AI and automation. Since 2016, Tom has been teaching at FSU helping students understand the integration of new technologies and real-time rendering through game engines, VR development, and AR research.
As an Entrepreneur in Residence for the Jim Moran Institute, Ron Frazier has worked with hundreds of students over many years helping them develop the skills necessary to pursue their own entrepreneurship and develop their business concepts. Ron will talk with Brien about his most recent contributions focused upon the incorporation of current technologies in these endeavors. As a highly successful business developer, Ron brings a wealth of experience and success to this effort.
For 9 years, Leon County Commissioner District 5 Kristin Dozier has served the people in her district and throughout the county with a determination to tackle some of our toughest problems. Now in her 3rd term of office, Kristin’s priorities are focused upon water management, growth management, and her personal interest in engaging more of the community in these discussions. Kristin will talk with Brien about the County’s efforts to assist businesses and homeowners in recovery efforts following Hurricane Michael.
Tallahassee Community Chorus is back in the news with word of an exclusive invitation to perform at this year’s American Choral Director’s Association conference in Kansas City Missouri on February 27th and 28th. The Chorus will be premiering Artist Director Andre J. Thomas’ Mass: A Celebration Of Love And Joy and performing Robert Cohen’s Alzheimer Stories. Chorus President Jan Smith, and Executive Director Randall Webster will talk with Brien about the honor of this invitation as they continue to prepare for their Spring Concert scheduled for April 13th in Tallahassee at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Tickets for that concert go on sale the first week of March. For information, go to tchorus.org.