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Why Arguments Against Solar Are WrongSep 15, 8pm

Fossil fuels, like coal and gas, have been the backbone of our electricity supply for decades. Despite the environmental harm they cause, the owners of coal mines and gas plants have claimed that there are no viable alternatives or that such alternatives are too costly to implement.

I'm tired of these states restricting LGBTQ+ rights.Sep 8, 8pm

You don't have to be gay or queer to understand that restrictions on the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community are not only unfair to gay people, but they are fundamentally dangerous to every person who lives in our democracy.

Just how profitable is the healthcare industry?Sep 1, 6pm

Normally I write about anime and anime conventions, but I want to talk today about something that affects everyone and is getting to be a bigger and bigger issue. A lot of people who attend my conventions are young people who work retail or other part-time jobs that don't provide health insurance coverage.

The Benefits of Going AbroadAug 25, 6pm

I am incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I do. As part of, I get to travel to Japan every year to connect with members of the anime industry and work on bringing them to our events in the US.

The Word SpongeAug 9, 9pm

Hey fellow nerds. It is almost time for the next anime convention, Anime-zing., in Iowa. But I wanted to take a moment to share another project with you. Learning a new language has always been a passion of mine, but I often found myself lost in endless vocabulary lists and complex grammar rules.

The Story of AnimeCon.orgAug 4, 6pm

I went to a ton of conventions before organizing my own. I think one year I went to a record of 22 different conventions in one year - a couple of them were even on the same weekend and 5 hours drive apart.

How Can Improve Conventions WorldwideJul 28, 9pm

I started organizing anime conventions almost 15 years ago. Back then it seemed like they were just these nerdy little gatherings of a few hundred people who like anime. Now they seem to be everywhere and bigger than ever.

Did you know 40 percent of all corn is made into Ethanol?Jul 21, 9pm

As the world's population continues to grow, the demand for energy is also increasing. Fossil fuels have been the primary source of energy for decades, but their negative impact on the environment has become increasingly apparent.

A More Sustainable Future Is PossibleJul 14, 3pm

Have you ever questioned why we continue to rely on non-renewable energy sources when renewable alternatives are at our fingertips. Or why we refer to methane gas as 'natural gas' despite its devastating impacts on our environment.

I want to build more robots.Jul 7, 9pm

It's no secret that I love robots. There's something captivating about the way that these machines can help automate tasks that are traditionally done by humans. Robots can be any kind of machine that helps automate tasks, from the most complex industrial robots to the smallest hobbyist robots.
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