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Live Forward Live

Go behind the scenes in Columbus to learn about some of the best-kept secrets of things to see and do….and meet the people that make it happen.

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December 15, 2023 28 mins
Taking place in January 2024 in Columbus, hear all about the U.S. Figure Skating Championships from famed Olympian Brian Boitano! He shares his excitement for the competition – and his role at the event – as well as his memories from his own days skating and all the amazing things to look forward to at the Championships in Columbus.
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Go behind-the-scenes of the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, coming to Columbus in January of 2024. Linda Logan, CEO and President of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, shares the history and behind-the-scenes work to secure the Championships for Columbus and to make them an unforgettable experience. And hear from Austin Tootle, fashion designer and CCAD grad, about his career and how he became the costume designer for ...
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Dive into Columbus' favorite holiday traditions! Get tips on how to experience the Hop's exciting offerings this year, the history of this well-loved event and more from Betsy Pandora, Short North Alliance Executive Director. Then, get an insider’s peek on what to see and do at Easton Town Center for the holidays with the family from Marketing Director Emily Garvey and Sr. Brand Experience Manager Meredith Leighton.
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Celebrate Columbus’ favorite holiday traditions by heading behind-the-scenes at Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo, a beloved experience with millions of lights and tons of festivities. You'll hear about the first years and history of Wildlights from Donivan Harkness, the Zoo's ground maintenance manager (who has long been instrumental toWildlights), and Sarah Cornell, the events and promotions coordinator, on what it takes to get Wild...
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Get ready to explore Columbus' must-see holiday events this season. Go behind the scenes of the Ohio History Connection's Dickens of a Christmas and German Village's iconic Streizelmarkt with history, fun facts and all the details on what it takes to execute these classic experiences.
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Celebrate the holiday season in Columbus by going behind-the-scenes of the community’s favorite experiences and events. Dive into the secrets and stories of BalletMet’s beloved performances of The Nutcracker, and hear dancer David Ward and costume & shoe supervisor Caitlin Headley share what’s special about the holidays and life in Columbus.
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The Near East Side of Columbus is imbued with history and culture, including areas like King-Lincoln, Olde Towne East, Franklin Park, Bexley and more. Hear from Suzan Bradford, longtime Executive Director of the Lincoln Theatre, about her life growing up in King Lincoln, her experience guiding the historic theatre’s revival, and her career and passion for exploring and teaching West African dance in Columbus.












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Known for its inclusivity, vibrant local business and restaurant communities, the nightlife, and local art galleries, the Short North Arts District is one of the most iconic and lively neighborhoods in Columbus. Learn all about chef BJ Lieberman’s unique and popular restaurants in the Short North and German Village, and hear what brought him to Columbus from his successful pursuits in Washington, D.C. and Charleston.
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German Village is charming and historic, instantly identifiable by its brick homes and streets. Learn all about this tightknit community’s evolution, character and beloved local businesses and shops from Sean Kessler, Executive Director of the German Village Society.
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With three major venues just steps from each other, the Arena District has transformed dramatically over the years into a vibrant, walkable hub for pro sports. Hear the personal experiences and stories of two longtime Arena District personnel, Todd Sharrock (Columbus Blue Jackets, Dir. of Communications) and Dave Redelberger (Columbus Arenas Sports & Entertainment, Dir. of Communications and Interactive Marketing)








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Located in a new neighborhood called The Peninsula downtown steps from COSI, the #1 science museum in the country, sits The Junto. Hear about how this new hotel is shaping Columbus’ future.

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As Designer Brands CEO, Roger Rawlins leads one of the U.S.’s largest organizations of designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. Raised in Columbus, hear why this top exec was happy to stick around the city throughout his career.
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The RAPID5 project in Columbus will connect residents and visitors to nature like nowhere else. Hear about this trailblazing effort from RAPID5 President and CEO, Dr. Amy Acton.
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Lubna Najjar returns for another episode to take us deeper into Columbus’ thriving fashion scene and talk about her current fashion projects, and sustainability initiatives with her denim line, HER Denim.
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Emmy Award-winning host of YouTube's Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson, takes us behind-the-scenes of his show and life in Columbus.
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Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., has built a legacy inspiring people around the world as a disability inclusion expert. Hear her remarkable story of resiliency and how Columbus has shaped her business.
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Learn how Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder, Jeni Britton, pioneered the artisan ice cream movement through her fearless mentality and visionary drive.
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Join Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and PCMA President & CEO Sherrif Karamat to hear why a global organization chose Columbus to host its 2023 Convening Leaders convention, January 8-11.
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Comic artist and Columbus College of Art & Design Assistant Professor CM Campbell talks about his artistic practice, Columbus’ creative community and where he finds inspiration.
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Emmy Award-winning host of YouTube's Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson, takes us behind-the-scenes of his show and life and offers tips for adventure-seekers in Columbus.
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