Live Connected: Jaap van Zweden in conversation with Ken Smith
JOYCE: Live Curiously
“The contact between the audience and an orchestra is hard to describe. It’s a giving and taking of energy.” Give it up for Maestro Jaap van Zweden. Holding two roles as Music Director of both the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, he has become a venerable classical music presence across three continents. In particular in Hong Kong, van Zweden is responsible for shaping what is a young orchestra culture. On the latest JOYCE Live Curiously podcast episode, van Zweden speaks to the Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times of London Ken Smith, amidst another lockdown from his hometown of Amsterdam. From drawing similarities of his two home away from homes - New York and Hong Kong to pondering post pandemic performances, van Zweden and Smith are both in agreement. “There is nothing better than a live performance.” Amen to that.
E47: An Interview with Ken Smith and a Conversation about Park Omaha
The Parking Podcast
DESCRIPTIONKen Smith, Parking and Mobility Director with the City of Omaha, discusses Park Omaha, disruptors and technology.SPONSORSThis episode is brought to you by Parker Technology, the customer experience solution of choice in the parking industry. Parker’s solution puts a virtual ambassador in every lane, to help parking guests pay and get on their way in under a minute. Parker helps capture revenue, provides better customer service, enables your staff to focus on other on-site tasks, and keeps traffic moving, according to your business rules. With the Parker solution, you’ll also enjoy access to real-time call data and recordings. Learn more at helpmeparker.com/parkingpodcast.The Parking Podcast is brought to you by the International Parking & Mobility Institute, the world’s largest association for professionals in the parking, mobility, and transportation industry. Registration is now open for IPMI’s virtual Mobility & Innovation Summit, to be held February 24 and 25, 2021. Get all the details and register at parking-mobility.org/MIS.Mark your calendars for IPMI’s Mobility and Innovation Summit, a new, virtual event bringing together the brightest minds in parking and mobility this coming February. Get all the details and register at parking-mobility.org/MIS.WEBSITES AND RESOURCEShttps://www.helpmeparker.com/parkingpodcast/http://www.parkomaha.com/https://twitter.com/parkomahahttps://www.facebook.com/ParkOmahahttps://www.parkingcast.com/https://www.parking-mobility.org/SURVEYCould you give us 2 minutes of your time? We would be so grateful if you could fill out this quick 2 minute survey to help us learn more about our listeners: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TV68NB9
Topics discussed in this episode include:The dramatic origin of JAG in Delaware, a State that was then in trouble but the Governor found a way to invest in JAG and it became a national model.How the Governors are key to getting a JAG program going by bringing together industry as employers with the high schools which have the students. The work experience leads not only to jobs but to high graduation rates as stated above. JAG now features project-based learning that involves industry from the beginning in program design.Industry participates not only because they get to see potential future employees, but because many business people have an instinct to help and love teaching. Students often refer to JAG and their employers as a second family.The high schools are also bought in because JAG works with that troubled segment of the population that often drops out. So, with their 90%+ graduation rate, they improve the schools reputation and even its budget.This success helps JAG with funding centrally, but the main operation is at the local level where high schools, employers, and JAG folks put in long hours to help these students succeed. JAG is one of the largest and oldest of these programs in the country.Ken points out that this operation is not “rocket science.” We know what to do. It is hard work, but it is possible. JAG’s success over the years proves it, even in a pandemic.Music Credits: C’est La Vie by Derek Clegg
Episode eight is here and is jammed packed with gems about the staffing industry. This week we have on Ken Smith, one of two Co-founders of Quick Link Partners. Quick link partners is a cutting edge company in the industry that is providing the best talent for many different companies across multiple industries. From working for other market competitors to the beginning of Quick Link Partners, Ken covers the ins and outs of the industry and how you too can get started.
Today we read from Luke 9 discussing the lifestyle Jesus Christ has called all his disciples to walk in. We are called to lay down our desires, opinions, and wants then live our life in a manner that we put God first above our desires. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tqfm/message