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Today's most talented and compelling musicians visit Musicians' Spotlight to "talk shop" and give you a deeper insight into their music. Host and producer John Floridis brings his own musical expertise along with over a decade and a half of experience conducting interviews. Guests on the show have included legendary musicians like B.B King; Alison Krauss; Lyle Lovett; Wilco; Brandi Carlile; Daryl Jones of the Rolling Stones; The Cowboy Junkies; Richard Thompson; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Bruce ...
 
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How can a well-designed data visualization lead to deeper understanding of data? Data visualization expert Alberto Cairo joins us for an extended conversation about creating, revising and enjoying thoughtful data viz. Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer! Want more from Alteryx? Fol…
 
When Duane Betts and Devon Allman decided to join musical forces, the collective heft of their last names served as an additional member of the Allman-Betts Band. Their dads, Dickie Betts and Gregg Allman, had co-founded the Allman Brothers Band.Duane Betts joins John Floridis by phone for a conversation about the band's most recent release, Bless …
 
Faced with a guest's musical CV longer than his own arm, the wise radio host takes a tag-team approach to conversing with in-demand drummer, composer, bandleader, producer and teacher Clarence Penn. In this edition of Musician's Spotlight, John Floridis and Montana drummer and percussionist Ed Stalling hold radio rhythm-camp with the versatile, hig…
 
Constraints inspire creativity in data science. Vukosi Marivate of the University of Pretoria talks about doing NLP with low-resource languages, and shares how a growing multinational collaboration is shaping the future of data science in Africa through innovation. Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media wit…
 
How does Shawn Colvin stay busy during a pandemic? By pairing her own hits with classics of the silver screen. In Live From These Four Walls you’ll hear a solo acoustic reinterpretation of her 1992 album, Fat City, and a second album of movie songs like “Edelweiss,” “Beyond Thunderdome,” “To Sir With Love” and “Everybody’s Talking.”…
 
How do you move from discussing AI ethics in the abstract to putting them into practice? Abhishek Gupta, founder of the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and a machine learning engineer at Microsoft, shares tools and best practices and encouragesdata scientists to share and learn from failures. Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Communi…
 
In 2020, singer Falu Shah, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, drummer Clarence Penn and guitarist & vocalist Clay Ross teamed up to form American Patchwork Quartet. They're on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American roots music, interpreting timeless songs through a 21st century lens.It's not an accident that the four members of the group, each …
 
We go behind the scenes of Alteryx Machine Learning and the Alteryx open-source Python libraries with Alteryx CDAO Alan Jacobson. He shares his experiencesleading the data scientists who create tools that empower even the most hardcore data scientists. Join in on our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienc…
 
In the 10th episode of This Ability, co-hosts Gary Heatly and Maria Lyle have an in-depth chat with Jack Poulton who runs Positively Cerebral Palsy and is a very infectious and positive character. Follow the hosts on Twitter via @G_HMedia and @Lyle_Maria and find us on Instagram at @thisability_podcast Find Jack on Instagram at @positivelycerebralp…
 
Alberto Cairo, author, researcher and internationally recognized expert on data visualization, joins a special video episode of our Data Science Mixer podcast. We’ll discuss best practices, including communicating complex data, dealing with 2020’s outliers, and preparing ourselves and others for the future of data visualization. This episode origin…
 
Renee Teate shared her career move into data science publicly through social media and her podcast, Becoming a Data Scientist. Today, Renee — now director of data science at HelioCampus — joins us for a special episode of our Data Science Mixer podcast to share her experience and advice for others who want to deepen their data science knowledge and…
 
“A people blessed by God" is how Gullah speakers translate their Afro-English dialect's name. Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA are hotbeds of Gullah language, songs and stories, and the rich repertoire of the Charleston quintet Ranky Tanky doesn't disappoint: "ranky tanky" is Gullah for “get funky.” Singer Quiana Parler shares the band's origin stor…
 
Struggling to find insight with your image, video, audio, or text data? Join us for a conversation about Veritone’s aiWARE tools for Alteryx that help users at any skill level find breakthroughs in their data. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer! Want more from Alteryx?…
 
Sharon Isbin, "the Monet of the classical guitar," returns to Musician’s Spotlight to talk technique, collaboration and guitar diplomacy with host John Floridis. Isbin's accomplishments involve big numbers: she has recorded more than 30 albums, premiered 80 new works by composers like John Corigliano, Joseph Schwantner and Lukas Foss, performed as …
 
Missoula's Josh Farmer is a whirlwind of joyous musical creativity whose roles include but are not limited to: pianist, bandleader, performing singer-songwriter, teacher, choir director and community music organizer. With the album Mental Picture, Josh can add "solo recording artist." Here's how The Josh Farmer band describe themselves: "With a mes…
 
In the ninth episode of This Ability, co-hosts Gary Heatly and Maria Lyle have an in-depth chat with actor and model Maya Coates who recently starred in an episode of primetime TV detective drama McDonald and Dodds. Follow the hosts on Twitter via @G_HMedia and @Lyle_Maria and find us on Instagram at thisability_podcast Find Maya on Instagram at ma…
 
How does data science power the university student experience behind the scenes? We’re joined by Danielle Lyles, data and evaluation scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder, to learn more. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer! Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alte…
 
Acclaimed classical violinist Hilary Hahn returns to Musician’s Spotlight on the heels of the release of her latest recording, Paris. She's won three Grammy awards, recorded twenty feature albums, commissioned several works (including a Pulitzer Prize-winning concerto by Jennifer Higdon), been featured on the Oscar-nominated soundtrack of the film …
 
In the eighth episode of This Ability, co-hosts Gary Heatly and Maria Lyle have an in-depth chat with fellow disability podcasters Robert Meikle and Kieran Sutherland who are behind the excellent TalkABILITY Podcast. Follow the hosts on Twitter via @G_HMedia and @Lyle_Maria and find us on Instagram at thisability_podcast https://open.spotify.com/sh…
 
How can leaders encourage data scientists to experiment? Best selling author John K. Thompson joins us to share tips, including the importance of having a psychological understanding of what drives data scientists. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer! Want more from Alt…
 
Bassist and vocalist Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive joins host John Floridis in conversation from her basement studio in Brooklyn, New York on Halloween Eve, 2020. From their start in Boston in 2004 as a mashup of country, swing-era jazz and classic pop, Lake Street Dive has slowly made its way into the foreground of musical consciousness arou…
 
From studying extreme environments to using data to answer business questions, Tessa Jones from Calligo shares how her science-focused mind has helped her succeed in data science. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMixer! Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alteryx on Twitter, F…
 
Kristen Werner, Director of Data Science and Engineering at Snowflake, highlights how data engineering and automation can enhance the human experience of being a data scientist. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social media with #DataScienceMix! Want more from Alteryx? Follow @Alteryx on Twitter, Faceb…
 
Self-described "instigator" Jayme Stone returns to Musician’s Spotlight to talk about AWake, a recording that "sings from a white-hot core of love and loss." It's accompanied by a lush, immersive website containing a virtual listening post, a visual art project and choreographic interpretations of the songs. Even accounting for the diverse range of…
 
Alex Engler, Brookings Institution research fellow and data scientist, walks us through the present and future state of public policy regarding AI. We explore how policy, ethics and innovation interact, and what that means for data scientists' everyday work. Share your thoughts in our Cocktail Conversation on the Alteryx Community or on social medi…
 
In grade school in Malta, Montana, eleven-year-old John Roberts — the trombone player, not the Supreme Court justice — watched as the band director, playing a blues solo, muted the bell of his trombone with a handleless toilet plunger. Roberts's destiny was sealed. "I guess that's my personality right there. I guess I gravitate towards things that …
 
Margot Gerritsen, Stanford professor and a founder of Women in Data Science, joins us for our debut episode. She shares her own data science career journey, her feelings about fundamental concepts in data science, and her perspective on diversity in the field. Margot also offers a great way to keep your data science practice current. Share your own…
 
Data science is one of those topics where there's always more to learn. Alteryx is launching a new podcast specifically to help you expand your data science knowledge and practice ... without exhausting your brain. Featuring interviews with key innovators in data science, this podcast is best enjoyed with some top shelf beverages and snacks so you …
 
In the seventh episode of This Ability, co-hosts Gary Heatly and Maria Lyle have an in-depth chat with Motor neurone disease fund raiser Davy Zyw about the Doddie Aid challenge and living with MND. Follow the hosts on Twitter via @G_HMedia and @Lyle_Maria and find us on Instagram at thisability_podcast www.doddieaid.com…
 
Bettye LaVette's big ears, wide-open mind and ability to get inside a song's lyric, melodic line and harmonic implications “LaVetticize" every song she interprets. Her career parallels the rise of soul music, and she's among a tiny handful of her contemporaries who continue to create vital recordings.…
 
Master classes in songwriting and online “Kitchen COVID” concerts: when the going gets tough, folk-pop maven and playwright Jonatha Brooke gets improvisational. The enforced touring hiatus brought on by COVID-19 is hardly her first career obstacle: as part of the harmony-rich duo The Story (with college buddy Jennifer Kimball), Brooke garnered rave…
 
Since high school, Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson of Storyhill have been mining the synergistic power of harmony singing and the scenic imagery of Montana to forge their memorable, acoustic guitar-based songs. On an auspicious 2020 winter solstice, during the great confluence of Jupiter and Saturn, they chatted with Musician's Spotlight host J…
 
Host John Floridis is spinning tunes for the winter solstice and holiday season, featuring songs by artists who have appeared on Musician’s Spotlight during its 25-year tenure: Ben Harper, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, the Cowboy Junkies and Derek Trucks and o…
 
Whether she’s playing piano and singing jazzy pop songs onstage, or hosting “Saturday Night Jazz” for the Canadian CBC Music network, exuberance is the hallmark of pianist-songwriter-singer-arranger Laila Biali. The Vancouver, BC native has collaborated with Sting, Chris Botti, Paula Cole and Suzanne Vega, and has headlined festivals and venues acr…
 
So, this is a bit of a strange one. The first half is essentially a typical episode minus Lyle because he was at the hospital dealing with some pretty major symptoms. The second half was recorded this week and it's Lyle sharing the details of what's ailing him. You can help with Lyle's mounting medical bills by donating to the GoFundMe we have setu…
 
We dive into the current firestorm surrounding actor, and former Spacepod guest, Vic Mignogna and how this fits into the current sea change in sexual harassment cases. PLUS: Storm supply panic, new King Arthur pages and we try to guess Chris's DNA test results before a round of News Quiz!By Ron Evans, Christopher Hart, Jon Mark Pitts, Lyle Thompson
 
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