Big Audacious Idea

For listeners who think boldly and beyond

Host Craig James meets with many of today’s most provocative thinkers to explore the meta-questions of life. It's 35 minutes of deep and thoughtful discussion guaranteed to feed the curious mind.

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Connection, Community & Innovation. The Aerotropolis with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel

Imagine advancing local+global connection, economic development, entrepreneurship, transportation and community-development… all through an existing asset. That asset is the major airport. A new kind of community and economic engine can be built within and around existing airports if we are inventive in our coordination, collaboration and collective will. We’re talking about the idea of an Aerotropolis. In Cleveland, it’s the Aerozone Alliance, a partnership of economic jewels; Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, NASA Glenn Research Center and surrounding communities. More on the Aerozone Alliance is found, here: https://www.aerozonealliance.org

Host Craig James chats with Dr. Stuart C. Mendel, the founding executive director of the Aerozone Alliance. Dr. Mendel regularly advises community leaders, nonprofit executives/board members—and has served on numerous organization boards and committees. Dr. Mendel also serves as Director of the National Center on Nonprofit Enterprise.

Thinking big. Being Audacious. Big Audacious Idea.

This is the last episode of Season-2/Season-3. It’s been a blast. Thanks for listening-in.

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The Team

Craig James

Host and Co-Executive Producer
Craig is an executive coach, writer, speaker, thought leader and modern philosopher

Will Pritts

Season Two Producer & Audio Engineer
Columbia College Chicago alum with a degree in Cinema Arts & Sciences; a lifelong Clevelander with a background in short film, features & documentaries.

Brigid Coyne

Season One Producer
With a production background stemming from her education in Literature and the Liberal Arts, Brigid loves reading books and making terrible puns.