Biz Minute 10-25-19

10/25/2019  Leslie T. Snadowsky Research expedition Relay of Voices, that’s creating an oral history about the Mississippi River’s cultural economy, makes multiple stops around town today and this weekend in this Biz New Orleans Daily Biz Minute. Link to Original Content

Relay of Voices project will be running through southeast Louisiana next week in search of stories

BY ROBIN MILLER | STAFF WRITER – OCT 8, 2019 – 7:30 PM | The Advocate The Relay of Voices project wants to add your story to its collection. A project of Lake Charles-based nonprofit organization A House Unbuilt, the project is a marathon run on the last leg of its four-month research expedition along the Mississippi River Trail. Its goal is to gather “voices” from the landscape and residents of the river region. The relay will make its first south Louisiana stop in Morganza on Oct. 15. Then it’s on to New Roads on Oct. 16; St. Francisville, Oct. …

Gathering a “Relay of Voices” along the Mississippi River

Victoria Bradford Styrbicki collects stories of the river, from its headwaters to the Gulf. by Jesse Davis for Memphis Magazine Artist, athlete, and cultural producer Victoria Bradford Styrbicki has been thinking about water recently. Maybe that’s the norm in these days of rising heat indexes, or maybe it’s just her Louisiana roots asserting themselves. Styrbicki originally hails from Lake Charles, Louisiana, a place where water is in the very name. Three bayous flow through the city, and it’s bordered by the Calcasieu River. Maybe that goes a little way to explaining why Styrbicki is running (and biking) such a long way …

Couple running, biking along Mississippi River for “Relay of Voices”

BY ANDREA FLORES of WQAD Channel 8 LECLAIRE, Iowa — Two artists are running and biking along all 2,348 miles of the Mississippi River. It’s called “Relay of Voices,” and they’re collecting stories of people from 104 different communities along the river. They stopped by Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, interviewing local business owners. Victoria Bradford Styrbicki and her husband Tom call this trip a “pilgrimage,” to learn more about people of all different backgrounds. “I think water as a natural resource, and the river as a sometimes serene, but also volatile natural resource is a very powerful mechanism in …

Artistic Team Traveling The Length Of The Mississippi Makes Stops In Iowa

By KATE PAYNE from Iowa Public Radio Victoria Bradford Styrbicki and her husband Tom are traveling from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico as part of a story-telling project about life on the river. KATE PAYNE/IPR An artistic couple who are largely running and biking their way along the length of the Mississippi River passed through LeClaire Friday. The trek from the river’s headwaters in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico is part of a storytelling project that spans 10 states. The Relay of Voices project is the vision of Louisiana native Victoria Bradford Styrbicki and …

Duathletes tackling all of Mississippi River

More than endurance test, 4-month expedition looks and listens for stories to document social fabric by Jim Boyle Editor Aug 2, 2019 Relay of Voices, a four-month-long expedition from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River, launched on July 9 and pulled into Monticello on July 27 before making its way to Elk River on July 28. It’s part research, part artistic endeavor and part endurance challenge. Victoria Bradford Styrbicki and her husband, Tom Styrbicki, are running and bicycling the entire length of the river from Itasca State Park to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. They are …

Looking for stories along the Mississippi, she’s found love

Britta Greene Crosby, Minn.July 29, 2019 4:00 a.m. | MPR News Victoria Bradford Styrbicki had just finished a 20-mile trek, by foot and bike, between the northern Minnesota towns of Aitkin and Crosby. Now it was noon, and she was cooling off at a town park in Crosby. That 20 miles may seem like a long distance, but it’s a hop compared to her goal: She’s following the Mississippi River from the headwaters at Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. That’s roughly 2,500 miles. Traveling only by land, she intends to complete the trip in about four months. It’s a physical feat, but for her, the journey really centers around …

Married couple runs the length of the Mississippi River for ‘Relay of Voices’

by Sheila McCoy, Morrison County Record Victoria Bradford Styrbecki and her husband, Tom Styrbecki left the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Itasca State Park, July 9. The couple is on an expedition, running and cycling, determined to reach the mouth of the river by the Gulf of Mexico — a distance of about 2,375 miles, she said. Bradford and Styrbecki are currently on their way to Little Falls and are expected to arrive Tuesday, July 23. Kris VonBerge, executive director of the Little Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau said after their arrival and they have showered and eaten, both …

Woman travelling the length of the Mississippi to make Prescott stop this month

By Zane Douglas on Jul 16, 2019 at 9:39 a.m. | River Falls Journal Running a marathon is hard. Extremely hard. The training that goes into it is extensive, difficult and time-consuming. Victoria Bradford Styrbicki won’t let that get in the way of her mission which is to run the length of the Mississippi River. She’ll have to run or bike a marathon every single day. Bradford Styrbicki is the creator of a project called Relay of Voices. She plans to run from Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota to Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Along the way, she’ll be stopping in …

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Relay of Voices: The Great River Run In a Nutshell As a native of coastal Louisiana, I have seen the region and many of its people nearly devastated by natural and manmade disasters but also resilient and powerful in the collective efforts to rebuild and restore. When I left Louisiana for Chicago, I took the passion of that community with me and it is now a major source of inspiration behind my latest project: Relay of Voices: The Great River Run (RELAY). A multifaceted, serialized performance, RELAY is designed to connect people, communities, and the nation—a curative response to the increasing isolation and …