Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 97 - Anoo Vyas’ Symphonic Sense of Place

August 1, 2017

Akron is a symphony, and together each of us is contributing to this beautiful music, says Anoo Vyas, one of the founders of the PechaKucha Akron speaking series, which he describes as a Ted Talk with a more festive atmosphere. Anoo is a tireless supporter of all things Akron, which is apparent in his enthusiasm when talking with Shane and Chris about his recent name change (more like a name reboot), Akron’s “idiosyncratic charisma” and even Shane’s early fast food career. Another fun fact: Anoo and Shane share the same birthday. In fact, for their recent birthdays, they threw an epic Akron party and plan to do so again this year (and everyone’s invited, by the way). Anoo also talks about serving as co-director of the University of Akron’s EXL Center, which helps connect students with the community, along with his career as an attorney working in the area of social justice. PechaKucha Akron takes place Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Well CDC.