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17 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Amy Lane - Executive Director, NEEF
It’s hard to say perfection is overrated, but there’s also value in not always getting things exactly right. Currently, there’s a trend toward maker-spaces in education where students are given an objective and told to figure it out. Working on teams and innovating means there are going to be fits and starts, dead ends and cave ins before finally, success. Those failures along the way are all part of the journey. Learning that success is not permanent and failure is not fatal is all part of the process. Welcome to BexarCast.
17 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Leo Gomez - CEO, Brooks
Ever see something that just didn’t look quite right? Leo Gomez has and instead of shrugging it off, he took it on. After serving on as many as 12 nonprofit boards at once, he’s still looking for ways to serve his community and his neighbors. Welcome to BexarFest.
20 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Lisa Cunningham - Executive Director, San Antonio Education Partnership
Covid is not only changing the way people work today, but it’s liable to have an impact on how people work forever. Is it also going to impact the way we educate generations to come? Are classrooms a thing of the past or the wave of the future? Welcome to BexarCast.
25 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Jami Bevans, President - Texas Art Education Association
There’s more to art education than learning to draw or dance. There’s communication, examination, and according to Jami Bevans, president of the Texas Art Education Association, basic arts training can come in handy when conducting surgery. Welcome to BexarCast.
24 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Mary Japhet, Owner, Japhet Media
Mary Japhet knows a good story when she hears one. She’s made a career of telling them. Whether it’s for a nonprofit such as San Antonio Sports, or one of the many clients she supports through Japhet Media, the key, she says, is to dig just a little deeper than everyone else. Welcome to BexarCast.
22 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Ed Curtis, CEO, YTexas
San Antonio celebrated its 300th birthday in 2018, and while the city is one of America’s oldest, its workforce is one of the country’s youngest. Y-Texas founder Ed Curtis says with millennials now stepping into corporate leadership positions, that pool of young potential employees, and the lifestyle they enjoy, is particularly attractive to businesses considering coming to Texas. Welcome to BexarCast.
25 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Kristi Villanueva, CEO, West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Whether it’s in the for-profit, or nonprofit world, whether you’re selling buildings or recruiting builders, the ability to tell a compelling story that resonates with your audience is the key getting people on board. Kristi Villanueva knows your passion doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t spark the passion of your audience. Welcome to BexarCast.
24 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Tim McDiarmid, Owner, Tim the Girl Catering
Women are branching out into new fields and new roles everyday. Just ask Kamala Harris. San Antonio restaurateur Tim McDiarmid is another woman who’s making room, not just for herself, but for all women, in what has traditionally been a male-dominated industry. Welcome to BexarCast.
22 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Robby Brown, Director, DOCUmation
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that everyone needs a paycheck. But there are lots of ways to earn money. What else does a business have to offer to attract employees today? How about involvement with 2,000 or 3,000 nonprofits over 30 years? Compensation is important, but, according to Robby Brown at Documation, so is culture. Welcome to BexarCast.
31 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
Heidi Marquez Smith, CEO, Texas Cultural Trust
There’s no right or wrong way to create art. It’s one place where an occasional failure is practically guaranteed. Then again, failure is in the eye of the beholder and Texas Cultural Trust CEO Heidi Marquez Smith tends to see success in almost every artistic effort. Welcome to BexarCast.
28 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Cristina Bazaldua, Leadership San Antonio #45
Leadership is, by definition, challenging. Whether it’s volunteering at a nonprofit organization, or spending 10 months in the Leadership SA program gaining an in-depth understanding of the promises and challenges San Antonio holds. During this pandemic we’re learning about, and rising to, new challenges every day. Cristina Bazaldua says, “bring it.” Welcome to BexarCast.
26 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Belinda Medellin, UX Design Consultant
Engineering is a hard science. Building a bridge takes math. Developing a software program takes coding. But what if you’re designing an experience? Belinda Medellin, a former high school teacher, and now a UX designer and consultant, says user experience design starts with empathy, where a lot of things start. Welcome to BexarCast.
27 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Chris Kiley, Associate Director, Texans for the Arts
We’ll get back to normal. One of these days. It won’t be today and it won’t be all at once. And “normal” won’t be the same as it was before the pandemic. Still, Chris Kiley, Associate Director of Texans for the Arts, is looking forward to the day when we’ll all be together again, physically and artistically. Welcome to BexarCast.
19 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Brian Dillard, City of San Antonio Chief Innovation Officer
Everyone’s innovative these days. Covid has seen to that. We’re all learning new ways to work, to become educated, to interact. The City of San Antonio’s office of innovation is on the leading edge of how residents not only get the tools they need, but how those tools are designed. Welcome to BexarCast.
23 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Ben Peterson, CTE Director - North East ISD
With all that’s going on right now, it may not feel like it, but there’s a great big world out there. And lots of high school students are getting some real-world experience by enrolling in Career Technology Education courses all around San Antonio. Ben Peterson, Senior Director of the North East ISD’s CTE program, says they’re flattening a different kind of curve. A learning curve. Welcome to BexarCast.
52 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Eugene Jimenez, Senior Educator, Doseum
We’re getting better at social distancing. No one likes it, but, as humans do, we’re adapting. Zoom meetings are a poor substitute for face-to-face interaction. There’s something missing. You can still see people and hear them, but energy doesn’t flow through the internet the way it flows through a room. Eugene Jimenez of the Doseum is an interactive guy in an interactive job. And he has some ideas on how to get that interactive feeling back. Welcome to BexarCast.
17 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ben Tremillo, Exec. Dir. San Anto Cultural Arts
Not every child grows up to be an artist. But they do grow up with their own creative goals. Some people express their creativity through spreadsheets, some in their baking. Whatever career children eventually pursue, Ben Tremillo, executive director at San Anto Cultural Arts, wants them to recognize, and exercise, their own creativity. Welcome to BexarCast.
39 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Olivia Comas Wood, Filmmaker
Moonshots are hard. That’s why they’re called moonshots. Creating media for a nonprofit, is a daunting task. More daunting than most of the high school students who sign up for BexarFest realize. Olivia Comas Wood has been there. Now in her second year of her Masters of Fine Arts program at Florida State University, she says once you get there, that walk on the moon is well worth the trip. Welcome to BexarCast.
27 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Daniel Hall, Human Resources Expert
The traditional three R’s of education, reading, writing and ‘rithmatic, are, in the 21st century, turning into the 4 C’s: Communications, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity. But there’s a fifth C gaining traction, Culture. Is just having a job enough? Is a paycheck enough? More and more young people are asking about a company’s culture. Do our goals align? Is our vision of society the same? Human Resources expert Daniel Hall suggest what students learn at 16 is going to make them more valuable at 26. Welcome to BexarCast.
23 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Shelly Miles, Host San Antonio Living
Now that we’re all carrying media platforms around in our pockets, it’s easier than ever to tell our stories. If you’ve ever taken a photo of your dinner and posted it on your social media, you’re a storyteller. Shared a meme? You’re a storyteller. Forwarded a video link? You’re a storyteller.While most of us tell our stories on a small scale, the host of WOAI’s San Antonio Living Shelly Miles tells her stories to thousands every day. She’s here to share her story about how she became one of San Antonio’s best-known storytellers. Welcome to BexarCast.
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