Loudspeaker wants you to record your voice!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Articles, Behind the Scenes, Features, Videos
Loudspeaker wants you to record your voice!

Loudspeaker is all about livin’ life loud. But, we couldn’t accomplish that goal without you. Your stories and speeches are the lifeblood that make Loudspeaker unlike anything else out there. You help us change the world and we are eternally grateful for your support. But, there’s still more work to do. We need you to […]

The Rosemary Club: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Books, Features
The Rosemary Club: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

As a bibliophile and someone that has survived the jungle of graduate school, singling out ONE book that I think the public should read is hard. Like, really hard. However, after much consideration, the book I think the public NEEDS to read is American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Article: Dick Does Interview

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Articles, Features
Article: Dick Does Interview

Richard Heyne is DDP. No, he’s not the WWE wrestler turned yoga instructor. Richard is the guy who ‘diamond cuts’ poetry. His new video blog, Dick Does Poetry, spotlights his poetic abilities with a weekly post. We chatted with him about his approach to spoken word smack down!

Article: The NSAA Silenced a Voice and it’s Pissing People Off

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Articles, Features
Article: The NSAA Silenced a Voice and it’s Pissing People Off

Back in late 2013, the Nebraska State Athletics Association (NSAA) made a ruling to impact any vulgar, profane, or lewd acts deemed inappropriate for a high school performance. On April 2, 2014, the NSAA asked a state champion at to change his winning performance because it promoted gay rights.

Editorial: Nebraska’s New Silent Treatment

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Articles, Features
Editorial: Nebraska’s New Silent Treatment

This morning I taught a lecture to my students about constructing an argument. We talk about identifying a problem in the world, finding out what causes it, and propose a solution. While my students were working, I came across something that given my recent lecture, I could not ignore. A Nebraska student from Gordon-Rushville High […]

Article: Stroke Empowerment – Beyond Awareness!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Articles
Article: Stroke Empowerment – Beyond Awareness!

After witnessing her aunt and grandmother suffer from the effects of ischemic stroke and ultimately their deaths, LaVasha has become passionate about being vocal in the community regarding ischemic stroke training and advocacy. She wanted to share her heartbreaking tale with you!

GOAL!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Behind the Scenes, Videos
GOAL!

We love celebrating! We are happy to announce that we have reached our Kickstarter goal! Thanks to everyone who’s supporting Loudspeaker. If you’re looking at this, that means YOU!

Video(s): Q & A with Chandler Johnson

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Behind the Scenes, Features, Videos
Video(s): Q & A with Chandler Johnson

Creator and Director Chandler Johnson has been working on Loudspeaker for the past three years. A lot of times with projects, you don’t get a mind’s eye view of what’s happening. We wanted to change that… we had Julie Maio ask him some questions about Loudspeaker and the future of this project.

The Rosemary Club: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picouolt

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 in Books, Features
The Rosemary Club: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picouolt

Chandler Johnson’s elementary school librarian and friend, Rosemary Cauley gives Loudspeaker its first book for our book club. To start us off, Cauley recommends Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picouolt. Check it out!

Introducing The Rosemary Club

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in Articles, Books
Introducing The Rosemary Club

“The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.” Or at least, that what critic Northrop Frye believed. Books have been one of the foundations of societal enlightenment and exploration. In fact, books are so important that they’re one of the first things burned to stifle a country. Loudspeaker is all […]

Soundbites: The Education of Cameron Logsdon

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Features, Sounds
Soundbites: The Education of Cameron Logsdon

Cameron Logsdon is one-of-kind! We have had the pleasure of knowing him for many years and he still continues to surprise us. For this soundbite, we want to share with you lessons from Cameron. And, he’s going to do it using poetry!

Episode 12: The Bigger Picture

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Features, Sounds
Episode 12: The Bigger Picture

For years, we have believed that the power of words can solve all of our problems, but that might not be the case. This episode explores how using visuals can solve problems that text and language can’t.

Episode 11: Bombs of London

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Features, Sounds
Episode 11: Bombs of London

With the Sochi Olympics just around the corner, we decide to go back two years and talk about an event that happen at the Summer Olympics (London) that reminded us of a destructive and everlasting action still being used today.

Talkies: The Big Cheese

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Articles, Features
Talkies: The Big Cheese

“Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of the White House, had a big block of cheese. The block of cheese was huge…. The block of cheese was two-tons, and was there for any and all who might be hungry. It was there for the voiceless, the faceless…”

Soundbites: The Lost Poem of Taylor Sloey

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Articles, Sounds
Soundbites: The Lost Poem of Taylor Sloey

When Loudspeaker was first starting out, we planned to air videos featuring three of our friends performing poetry. We posted two of them, but we never got to releasing the last one. It was this poem.

Video: Live Life Loud

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Features, Videos

Loudspeaker – Live Life Loud from Loudspeaker on Vimeo. As Loudspeaker enters the new year, we wanted to show you what we are all about. Live Life Loud is not just a saying, it’s a way of life. Whether your enjoying life with friends or protesting something you’re passionate about, we all can change the […]

Photos: Birthday! It’s Our Birthday!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Features, Photos
Photos: Birthday! It’s Our Birthday!

Loudspeaker turned two the other day. We play and get reckless just as much as we work. Those photos are for OUR EYES ONLY. Here are some photos if we to be more “prim and proper” for our celebration.

Episode 10: The Fox Says…

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Features, Sounds, Videos
Episode 10: The Fox Says…

It’s our 2nd birthday and we decided to do something VERY different for this episode. While we present you with the standard presentation, you also get the opportunity to see the visual performance. This is episode is all about the narratives we ignore. Typically, we don’t show our narratives… but this time it’s different. Enjoy!

Article: Top 5 Eats with Amanda Stoffel

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: Top 5 Eats with Amanda Stoffel

Foaming at the mouth is acceptable in this situation. Amanda Stoffel spills the beans of her favorite eateries. Enjoy!

Photos: Taco + Hotdog =

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Features, Photos
Photos: Taco + Hotdog =

In Daniel Wheaton’s article, he mentions a delicacy being served at schools. Taco dogs. But, we wanted to know what did a taco dog look like? So, we had some of our friends and staff put their creativity to work. Ladies and gentlemen, le pièce de résistance…

Article: Must Eat TV?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: Must Eat TV?

When I was flipping through the TV channels the other day, I heard a commercial for “Unwrapped,” and my first thought was, “Well gosh… that hardly seems healthy. When people go unwrapped, you end up with other shows like ’16 and Pregnant!’” I dutifully tuned into Food Network that evening, but instead of witnessing a sextravaganza, I almost threw my Swanson chicken pot pie across the room! Seriously, who wants to look at 50 greasy White Castle burgers oozing all over a dirty skillet? Apparently, we do.

Article: What’s For Lunch? – The School Foods Debate

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: What’s For Lunch? – The School Foods Debate

It’s called a taco dog. A ballpark-sized sausage wrapped in a tortilla with some American cheese. Easy to hold and dip in ketchup. Strange? Yes. Healthy? That’s up for debate.

Article: Not Milk!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: Not Milk!

In an effort to revamp the food pyramid, the USDA create the color coded my plate focusing on four major food groups and detailing the amounts a person should have of each. However, Harvard disagreed. According to ABC News on September 15th, 2011, while the USDA suggested drinking a glass of milk with every meal, Harvard replaced that glass of milk with a glass of a water. Arguing that milk isn’t as healthy for as we think.

Article: Top 5 Eats with Josh Planos

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: Top 5 Eats with Josh Planos

Although I could litter this piece with countless deep-dish pizza locales in the Chicago metropolitan area, I will refrain and give you my “Top 5 Favorite Restaurants” that I’ve had the pleasure of foaming at the mouth for.

Article: Top 5 Eats with Megan Do

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Articles, Features
Article: Top 5 Eats with Megan Do

Fact: Food is everywhere. But, don’t get it twisted… There’s a difference between just food and food that taste so good make you wanna slap yo mama!! Megan Do, from Megan Eats Everything, is the Grand Poobah of Eats. Her taste buds have experienced some of the best food in the country. Here are Megan’s most memorable bites.

Episode 9: The Great American Food Episode

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Features, Sounds
Episode 9: The Great American Food Episode

For Loudspeaker’s ninth episode, we wanted to talk about something near and dear to our stomachs. FOOD! The culture of food is deep within our roots, but a lot of times we ignore certain parts of this epic and tasty culture. Today, we are presenting three unique tales that analyze parts the food nation.

Teaser: Julie

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Behind the Scenes
Teaser: Julie

Our tenth episode, The Great American Food Episode, is on its way and we wanted to give a little clue as to what we would be talking about. Here it is…  

Q & A with The Loudspeaker Staff: Chandler Johnson

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Behind the Scenes
Q & A with The Loudspeaker Staff: Chandler Johnson

One could argue that Chandler Johnson is a modern day Renaissance man. I mean, he did conceive Loudspeaker. But, Chandler is more than just an ideas man. He’s got a drive and passion that has yet to be matched. The Loudspeaker Staff would not even be around if it wasn’t for him. Find out more about our fearless leader with this Q&A.

Q & A with The Loudspeaker Staff: Daniel Wheaton

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Behind the Scenes
Q & A with The Loudspeaker Staff: Daniel Wheaton

Daniel Wheaton is one of a kind. The Loudspeaker Staff is lucky to have a man of his caliber. He is the Hammer of Truth. The Colossus of Commentary. The Watchdog Extraordinaire. While he’s typically delivering the story, we wanted to make him the story in this Q&A. Here it is…