The Bottom Line – KCPW
By Ross Chambless, Doug Wells
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The Bottom Line focuses on the human story behind building and running a successful company in Utah. The personal journey of its founders and leaders, the hard work, the tough decisions, the temporary setbacks and the occasional lucky breaks that all weave together to become part of the company’s fabric – its culture and its voice – that ultimately leads to the team’s success. Our goal is to bring the audience along on an intelligent, thought provoking conversation that is more about the journey than the destination.
||Innovating With Urban Ag||Shawn Peterson’s mobile greenhouse gets lots of attention. In 2011, after he converted the old school bus into a vehicle for urban agriculture, and he wanted to show kids how cool growing food and eating healthily could be.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||VidAngel: “Not Just a Company, It’s a Movement”||Covering a child’s eyes or ears during a scary or profane movie scene is something many families customarily do. So in 2012 when Neal Harmon built VidAngel – a filtering platform to let movie-watchers cut unwanted content from streaming video-on-dem||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Utah and the Business of Making Movies||Filmmakers have long appreciated Utah’s majestic landscapes for imagining the “old West,” an alien planet, or a neighborhood in “anytown U.S.A.” Over the past decade Utah has ramped up its financial appeal to filmmakers through tax credits.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Purveying “Awesome”||The Bottom Line (Air Date: October 17, 2017) – Case Lawrence tapped into pent-up adrenaline, but didn’t fully realize it. When he built SkyPark, his first extreme recreation park near Fresno, CA. in 2011, “everyone thought I was crazy” he says.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Bottom Line: Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn||The Bottom Line (Air Date: December 16, 2014) – You are not alone if you think gourmet popcorn is a niche business. Mike and Venessa Dobson first began making “fun seasoned” popcorn for friends, and later sold it at local farmers markets in the su||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Obligated to Give Back||The Bottom Line – (Original Air date: April 19, 2016) Bassam Salem immigrated to the U.S. from Egypt as a young kid. Despite currents of prejudice and discrimination flowing against him, Salem rose to become a successful entrepreneur and software engi||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Making Robots Plow, Protect, Dig, and Clean – Mel Torrie, President and CEO of Autonomous Solutions||The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: November 8, 2016) – The dawning age of driver-less cars are much-discussed as of late. But what’s overlooked is also the rise of autonomous tractors, mining vehicles, and robots for cleaning and security.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Bryan Brandenburg – Artist, Game Designer, and Co-founder of Salt Lake Comic Con||The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: September 27, 2016) –Few events have suddenly turned so wildly popular – and profitable – as Salt Lake Comic Con. The state of Utah estimates the economic benefit from Salt Lake Comic Con’s inaugural event in||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hungry? Meet Hello Eats||The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: December 27, 2016) – Gabe Gundersen believes he has a better meal-ordering platform for hungry restaurant patrons, and restaurant managers who want help processing those orders.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||How to Get People to Eat Bugs, and Like It||The Bottom Line (Original Air Date: February 14, 2017) – How do you launch a sustainable food revolution? Perhaps it requires a good story, and lots and lot of crickets. When Pat Crowley realized he could make a better energy bar using “cricket flou||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|