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  • 01:23

    Mary Colucci

    in Knitting

    On the next edition of Fiber Hooligan (03/17/14) my guest will be Mary Colucci.

    Since the mid-1990s, Mary Colucci has served as the Executive Director of the Craft Yarn Council (CYC), a nonprofit trade association that represents major yarn resources, needle/hook manufacturers, publishers, and consultants to the yarn industry. In that capacity she oversees all educational and promotional campaigns for the industry association, as well as monitors consumer research and retailer initiatives. She is also Executive Director of the Warm Up America! Foundation, one of the industry’s leading charities.
    Prior to joining the CYC, she was president of CM Communications, a consulting firm, which was formed in 1988 with her business partner Christina Holmes. They handled a wide variety of consulting assignments, including product development and product launches, market research and numerous public relations campaigns.
    From 1975 to 1988, Colucci served as Executive Director of The National Needlework Association, another industry group. She organized an extensive network of trade shows, education and public relations programs. Prior to joining TNNA, she was editor of Sew Business, an industry trade magazine. 

    Mary will be joining us to talk about the CYC, Warm Up America!, and the newest CYC initiative… Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time. I hope you’ll join us for this show.

  • 00:30

    Car-free and Care-free: Cyclovia Preview on Down to Earth with Mrs. Green

    in Environment

    Ruth Reiman and Kylie Walzak Preview April's Cyclovia* in Tucson

    Ruth Reiman, Travel Demand Management Manager for Pima Association of Governments (PAG), and Kylie Walzak, Living Streets Alliance Event Manager, share details on Cyclovia, Bike Fest and Bike to Work Week, all happening in April in Tucson. Ruth brings you up-to-date on PAG's programs to promote more biking, walking, carpooling and bus ridership.

    *Cyc?lo?via (sil kle' via) n. A Spanish word signifying the temporary closure of a network of streets to cars so that they become "open" to  people. During Cyclovia anyone can bike, walk, skate and participate in fun, free activities.

    This show is sponsored by Pima Association of Governments.

  • 00:51

    All For God's Glory: Mikala Jane Wilkerson

    in Spirituality

    Mikala is a 2010 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a double Bachelor's degree in Applied Communications and Art.  She financed 100% of her college education through scholarships and grants. She competed in the Miss Oklahoma USA pageant in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 as Miss Pottawatomie County. While in college, her along with friends launched CYC Volunteer Ministries and started serving in the Christian concert promotions.  Her and her husband Aaron have been blessed to work with artists such as Casting Crowns, Disciple, The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, and The Rock and Worship Road show.  In 2011, she started a professional career with the Boy Scouts of America as a District Executive.  November of 2011, she married her husband Aaron and soon started full time ministry.  Over the last year, they've resided in Stratford Oklahoma while traveling the country pursuing music ministry.  Her mother and pastor are her biggest inspirations in life because of their love towards God and also serving others. 

    Check out Aaron's music ministry. Aaron Wilkinson is a Christian Rap Artist. Check out his facebook page www.facebook.com/AaronRay4mStratford  He is releasing his album on September 11th, 2012 titled: Live Out Loud  It has 12 songs and features a wide variety of collaborations with excellent musicians across the country. They've recently successfully launched and funded a 1,000.00 Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the completion of the album.

  • 00:26

    Operation New Life with Bonique Harris (Gates)

    in Moms and Family

    Bonique Gates (Harris) is known as M.E.E.T. (Moving,Empowering,Expanding,transforming) Bonique the founder and CEO of Entrepreneurs Round Table Network, Host of “What Moves you” Radio Show and one of the most sought after Strategic Planning Coaches for Entrepreneurs.  M.E.E.T.  Bonique has been in business since 2009 and has since developed the Chart your Course Enrichment Program.  The CYC Enrichment Program was designed for the rookie entrepreneur in mind, but since has changed the game for entrepreneurs who are looking to strategically create a life of legacy for their business. When M.E.E.T. Bonique comes to your town she brings her team which includes her two Mini Me's Ahniyah and Ahlayisa. M.E.E.T. Bonique prides her success to keeping it in the family with building her team with her children.  Bonique has successfully moved her business from a struggling 4 figure operation and is moving into a continuous 6 figure empire. 

  • 01:00

    Chosen Podcast

    in Podcasting

    Chosen Podcast

  • Sowing Seeds of Greatness: Helping Our Youth Succeed in College

    in Non-Profit

    If you could describe Kimberly George in four words, they would be “compassionate, committed, creative, and connector”.  This is her approach to her work as Teen Worker/College Readiness Specialist with CYC ABC Polk Brothers Center in Chicago’s North Lawndale community. With  over 25 years of experience, ranging from program development and implementation to administrative management and financial development, Kimberly’s approach is mission driven and based on the needs of the community she serves.

    During Kimberly’s tenure at Chicago Youth Centers ABC Polk Bros Center, the College Readiness Program has assisted 80 West Side Chicago students to attend and succeed in college.   The high school graduation rate of students in the program is 100%; college attendance rate is 90%; college retention rate is 80%. Under Kim’s leadership, the Service Learning and Community Gardening programs have been recognized by The National Youth Gardening Association (2013), Muhammad Ali Peace Center (2014), Martin Richard Bridge Builder Foundation (2015), and GenerationOn – A Points of Light Foundation (2013, 2014).

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    Visit http://valeriefleonard.com and http://valeriefleonard.com/nonprofitu

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  • 02:00

    Wednesday April 14, 2010 Welcomes Product Productions/Green Screen Studio Chicago Show #96

    in Entertainment

    Product Production has been in business, as a prominent member of Chicago’s production community, for over twenty five years. And, over those 25 years we’ve grown and evolved Product Productions to meet the ever changing requirements of our clients. Today, Product Productions offers equipment and services that are unique and all encompassing... equipment and services that includes lighting and grip packages, mobile production vehicles, generators, crewing, video and audio packages, dollies and jibs, production consultation, production management, studio facilities and more. “More” means that even if you don’t see it on our site, if you need it we will do everything we can to get it for you. The other thing you receive when you use Product Productions is real, definable costumer service. All of the staff at Product Productions takes great pride in our ability to make our clients feel that their project, no matter the size, is the most important project we have in house.Green Screen Studio Chicago is only a 10 minute drive from Chicago’s loop on the Near West Side, is one of the most unique studio spaces in the Midwest. Unique because in one facility you can rent a classic 3-Walled hard cyc studio space, an 1,800 square foot space that has exposed brick and new hard wood floors, an urban loft look with hard wood floors, exposed brick and steel beam columns, a more “finished” loft with carpeted floors and exposed brick and a roof with incredible views of Chicago’s skyline that is suitable for filming.

  • Formulas and Conversion Charts

    in Business

    Product Review Cameron Abney and Associates Formulas and Conversion Charts



    A.            Boiler Formulas

    Boiler Horse Power (HP):

    BHP = (Lb/hr) * FE / 34.5

    where Lb/hr is pounds of steam per hour and FE is the factor of evaporation.


    S=HP * 34.5 * t

    where HP is boiler horsepower and t is time (h).

    Cycle of Concentration of Boiler Water:

    CYC=Bch / FCh

    where  Bch  is  ppm  water  chlorides  and FCh is ppm feedwater chlorides.

    Differential Setting (lb):

    Delta S = P1 - P2

    where P1 is the cutout pressure and P2 is the cut in pressure

    Factor of Evaporation:

    FE = SH + LH / 970.3

    where SH is the sensible heat and LH is the latent heat.

    Force (lb):

    F=P / A

    where P is pressure (psi) and A is area (in^2).

    Horsepower (HP):

    HP=(d * t) / (t * 33000)

    where d is distance, F is force, and t is time.


    Product Review Cameron Abney and Associates Formulas and Conversion Charts


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