Studio Foundry, Boxer Johnny Kilbane, Ferran Adria exhibit at MOCA, Artist Barry Underwood

We look at one of boxing's best known figures, a small but mighty man who hailed from Cleveland, Johnny Kilbane. Recently, a stature of Kilbane commissioned by the Irish-American Archives Society was unveiled in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland. Kilbane began fighting in 1907 and by 1912, he won the featherweight championship, a title he retained until 1923, the longest anyone has ever held the belt in that division's history.

Casting a statue like the one of Johnny Kilbane is a complicate and dangerous process. Most artists outsource it to companies with the equipment and expertise to do the fabricating. One local company near downtown Cleveland, Studio Foundry, has put in place a business model that divides task of casting a statue among friends.

Elbulli - you only need to mention the name and foodies around the world begin to salivate. It’s long been considered the finest restaurant in the world, thanks in large part to cutting edge chef Ferran Adria, the founder of a cooking technique known as Molecular Gastronomy. Right now, an exhibit of his imaginative approach to cooking is on view at MOCA in University Circle called Ferran Adria: Notes on Creativity. One of the leading proponents of Ferran's style of cooking, Steve Schimoler, the owner of Crop Bistro & Bar and Crop Kitchen in Universal Circle, joins us.

Barry Underwood considers himself an eco-artist. His work has brought him numerous accolades including a Cleveland Arts Prize in 2011 for visual arts. And what exactly is eco-art? We'll hear about that in Barry Underwood's own words.

Guests: 

Rowan Gillespie, Sculptor
Des Kilbane, Producer, A Fighting Heart: The Johnny Kilbane Story
John Ranally, Studio Foundry
Lisa Kenion, Studio Foundry
Steve Schimoler, Owner, Crop Bar and Bistro
Barry Underwood, Artist

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