Movers & Thinkers #6: The Fine Art And Vague Science Of Keeping History Alive

Bradley Hanson, David Ewing and Jennifer Justus at Movers & Thinkers: Guardians of the Past. Credit: Tony Gonzalez / WPLN
Bradley Hanson, David Ewing and Jennifer Justus at Movers & Thinkers: Guardians of the Past. Credit: Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

These people are guardians of the past: They explore kitchens, living rooms and attics, tracking down the recipes, stories and artifacts that tell us who we are and where we came from. Featuring David Ewing and Bradley Hanson and Jennifer Justus. 

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Movers & Thinkers #3: Discoverers

Marcus Whitney, Ann Powers and Leon Bellan talk about discovery at the Movers & Thinkers live conversation.
Marcus Whitney, Ann Powers and Leon Bellan talk about discovery at the Movers & Thinkers live conversation.

There is almost nothing more exhilarating than the feeling of discovering something new — being the first to realize an idea’s potential. This month on the docket, three people whose careers revolve around discovery: Leon Bellan, an engineer at Vanderbilt University who creates artificial blood vessels with a cotton candy machine; Ann Powers, an NPR Music blogger and critic (and a very recent transplant to Nashville) who curates undiscovered music; and Marcus Whitney, a serial entrepreneur who mentors and invests in tech startups.

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Movers & Thinkers #1: Invisible Movers

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Sometimes the biggest influencers are the people you don’t see — those who are working behind the scenes in fascinating places or whose work is often anonymous. This episode on the docket: Lisa Donovan, acclaimed pastry chef, formerly of Husk Nashville; Celene Aubry, letterpress poster maker at Nashville’s iconic Hatch Show Print; and Alexander Berta, cybersecurity expert with KPMG.

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