Society & Culture

KnowSh!tCast – is the brain child of creator and host Matt Frazier. The show is focused on the idea of bringing together interesting people for open conversation in the quest for knowledge and information. Coupled with quirky guests and co-hosts, KnowSh!tCast is an entertaining and refreshing take on Infotainment.

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Matt and Eric talk about Steam Punk, Pagan Love, Exploding Coolers, BJJ, Trans-humanism, Fusion Reactors, X-Rated Holo-Decks, Sloth Eating, and Stone Age Chimps....among other things.

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Judy sets down with us to talk about her path to becoming a childrens author and researcher. She then goes into detail on the astonishing discovery that gender plays, or omits, in children's literature. This one was a shocker for us folks!

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Matt and Eric: Ayahuasca, Number Stations, The Illuminati, Garageband and David Duchovny. Alone and without supervision, Matt and Eric discuss some of their favorite topics and theories.

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In 1988 She graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross (Rutgers) & is now working full time as an artist. She specializes in illustration, painting, photography & graphic design & has a wide variety of clients including publishers, musicians, craft & greeting card companies, historical orgs. & animal rescue groups. She exhibits regularly in galleries & vends at art/craft fairs, Goth/Wiccan events, etc. (She also creates jewelry, cards & T-shirts) She has been a featured artist on radio shows, in newspaper interviews, on a gothic cable TV show & on the Oddities TV show (Science Channel)!

 http://laurencurtisart.weebly.com
 http://www.LaurenCurtisArt.com
 http://www.facebook.com/LaurenCurtisArtTalonArt
 http://www.TalonHandCraftedCurios.com
 http://www.laurencurtis.imagekind.com
 http://laurencurtis.wordpress.com

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Dr. Young’s career in education spans more than 45 years. As a graduate student in the Ohio University School of Music, he worked as an assistant to the Director of Bands, Dr. Thomas Lee, and a part-time employee in the School of Music Library. Upon graduation, he served more than a decade as the high school band director at Fairfield Union Local Schools (his high school alma mater). He then became an elementary principal, serving in that capacity more than 20 years in both the Northern Local Schools and Lancaster City Schools. While principal of West School in Lancaster, Young was elected by his peers to serve as the president of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) as well as the National Association of Elementary Principals (NAESP), the only past-president of OAESA ever to advance to the elected leadership role of the national association. Upon retirement in 2004, Young played a vital role in the development and growth of the West After School Center before accepting an opportunity to serve as the President & CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National AfterSchool Association (NAA) in 2010.

Young began teaching music classes as an adjunct at Ohio University-Lancaster in 1983. He currently teaches Introduction to Music Theory (for non-music majors), the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, an Introduction to Folk Guitar Class, and an Introduction to Teaching class for aspiring middle and high school teachers.

In February 2018, Young will present two workshops at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Annual Professional Conference in Columbus. His workshop session titles are (1) 101 Tips for Music Teachers (from a Principal’s Perspective) based on content from his book, Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachers: 101 Tips that Principals Want Music Teachers to Know and Do (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010) and (2) Navigating the Transition from College to Teaching Music: Tips and Advice from a Principal.

A trombonist, Young has taught dozens of trombone and low students from the Fairfield County area during his career. The Ohio University School of Music faculty and Society of Alumni and Friends recognized him with both an Achievement in Music Award in 2004 and the Service Award in 2007.

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I am a practicing Pharmakeute and initiate in the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition. I hand-make each and every one of my products within a sacred space and with ritual energy, giving loving attention to detail with 100% Certified Organic/Free-Trade/ and or wildcrafted herbs from my own gardens and/or other completely reputable sources. Most of my products were created out of a personal need for something particular, and everything else is inspired by requests from friends and family.

 https://www.etsy.com/shop/BranwensDreams
 https://www.facebook.com/BranwensDreams/

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"Our ancient ancestors, those wise-women (and men!) who lived back in the days long before the advent of Christianity, had special knowledge of plants and their powers. They lived in harmony with and had strong, close ties to the Earth and Her gifts. I believe that plants have spirits and that if we take our time and commune with them, the spirit of the plant will speak to us. They will tell us how best to make use of their healing powers if we only pause long enough to listen. It is my sincere desire to forge with the Earth the same type of relationship that our ancestors once had. My learning process will never end and I hope that, even if you do not decide to join me in learning more about the Earth and Her gifts to us, you will at least accompany me on the journey towards health, peace, happiness, and bliss."

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Dan Cross wrote the Eldritch RPG and is a founding member of AlpharhythM.

 http://eldritchrpg.freeforums.net/board/6/crossroads-games-announcements
 http://www.rpgnow.com/product/143782/Eldritch-Role-Playing-System-Revised
 http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/7564/Crossroads-Games
 https://www.facebook.com/cgpublishing/?pnref=lhc
 https://www.facebook.com/danhcross?fref=gs&dti=1558769310866065&hc_location=group_dialog
 https://fanburst.com/alpharhythm/playlist/stuff-you-may-like
 https://soundcloud.com/danhcross/nothing-featuring-cat-hall-of-dissonance?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook
 https://www.facebook.com/AlpharhythM/
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/alpharhythm/7399475
 nathal@gmail.com
 https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Gygaxs-World-Builder-Gygaxian/dp/193127522X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1520712335&sr=8-1&keywords=world%20builder%20gygax

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Walden University
Class of 2013 · Masters · Organization development · Minneapolis, Minnesota

Walden University
Class of 2010 · Business Adminstration · Minneapolis, Minnesota

Eldritch RPG:
A fast-paced, action and story-oriented RPG of high fantasy, with no restrictive archetypes:
Character concept is king! Cast any spell, wield any weapon desired, possess any power imagined. Players can create detailed characters quickly, with rules that are easy to master and yet offer a lot of scope for clever and creative play. Eldritch Role-Playing Revised now includes the detailed yet adaptable campaign setting, known by sages as Ainerêve, where heroes fulfill their destinies in a world of dream, might and magic. So sharpen your sword, gather your will, and summon your inner strength to prepare for a new game experience…

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Born on the 22nd of January 1991 Mugzy had to fight through his adolescent years. Struggling with deep internal stress, he found inspiration in Eminem after his first encounter with Hip-Hop when he heard the song 'The Way I Am'. Mugzy felt that he could strongly relate to the lyrics in Eminem's songs & began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.

http://www.reverbnation.com/mugzy187
https://soundcloud.com/mugzy-brady
https://twitter.com/Mugzy187
http://www.youtube.com/user/MugzyBrady

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As he developed his style and studied Hip-Hop, he found further inspiration from the legends: 2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent, DMX, & searched further into the roots of Hip-Hop to re-discover artists like Public Enemy, NWA & Nas.

Drawing inspiration from the masters of Hip-Hop & armed with the knowledge earned through years of hardship, Mugzy's rap speaks of truth. A raw truth. A truth that will resound with teenagers that have had to endure self doubt & lack of confidence.

Mugzy emerged from the shadow through Hip-Hop & found a way to express himself through his music by embracing the culture. Mugzy's style is a blend of grit, raw lyrics, aggression and abrasiveness. Mugzy will tell it how it is. Based north of Sydney, Mugzy will not shy away from any challenge to perform on any stage. There are a lot of performers in the scene that prefer to stay in closed groups, but Mugzy is open to collaboration with all artists that are fighting for their dream & are willing to have a go in a spirit of mutual respect. You can expect Mugzy to continue representing the Hip-Hop Culture, never backing away from any challenge well into the future.

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An inside look on the KnowSh!tCast and the official launch of our website... P.S. we cant actually put the website here because it contains an actual spelled out "naughty" word......just change the "!" to an "i" and add .com. Otherwise, here are some links to not so naughty stuff of ours you can check out!!!

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Ralph Williams, almost always referred to as Skip Williams, is an American game designer. He is married to Penny Williams, who is also involved with the games industry. He is best known as co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition and as the longtime author of Dragon Magazine's column "Sage Advice."

iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/knowsh-tcast/id1350994664?mt=2

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Born in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Williams was informally acquainted with many of the people who developed and influenced the original Dungeons & Dragons game, going to school with Gary Gygax's son Ernie and participating in a gaming group that Gary used to playtest some of the AD&D rules. Williams started out working as a part-time clerk in TSR's Dungeon Hobby Shop in 1976. Williams first worked for TSR in an administrative capacity, working as a cashier, in shipping, and doing various office tasks. Williams directed the Gen Con game fair from 1980-1983. Williams was laid off after a time but continued to work for TSR in a freelance role, performing odd jobs; it was in this circumstance in 1987 that he came to write "Sage Advice" in the pages of Dragon - Williams recalls that Dragon editor Roger E. Moore simply couldn't find anyone else willing to regularly write the column. Williams held the position until 2004. In 1989, Williams joined the RPGA staff for a few years before becoming a roleplaying game designer for TSR. From 1990 to 1992 he was also Associate Editor of Polyhedron magazine.

When TSR was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved from Wisconsin to Washington. Williams was promoted to Senior Designer and worked on the 3rd Edition design team with Monte Cook and Jonathan Tweet. Cook, Tweet, and Williams all contributed to the 3rd edition Players Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual, and then each designer wrote one of the books based on those contributions. Williams also worked on the new edition of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Although he was released from Wizards of the Coast in 2002 and has since moved back to Wisconsin, he continued to produce D&D and d20 material on a freelance basis up until 2005. His publications from this time include "Cry Havoc!" published by Monte Cook's Malhavoc Press and Races of the Wild from Wizards of the Coast. He has appeared as the author of the "Ask The Kobold" column for Kobold Quarterly.

In 2015, he agreed to write scenarios for the Kickstarter "Dungeon of the Day", a Megaton Games production. Williams and his wife Penny live in rural Wisconsin in a century-old farmhouse surrounded by several acres of abandoned farmland.

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