CityViews 10/1/12: DaVinci’s Genius/Service and Purpose



Segment 1:

For over 500 years, people have marveled at the incredible mind of Leonardo da Vinci. The son of a gentleman and a peasant woman, da Vinci distinguished himself as a master painter early on, but his imaginations led him beyond the art world, from designing a tank to imagining a helicopter to drawing detailed studies of the human body. A new exhibit at The Leonardo focuses on da Vinci’s achievements. On Monday, we talk about the new exhibit and the life of the ultimate Renaissance Man.


  • Bryton Sampson, The Leonardo
  • Jason Brown, Grande Exhibitions


“Da Vinci: The Genius” runs Wednesdays through Sundays now through Jan. 27 at The Leonardo, 209 E. 500 S., Salt Lake City.




Segment 2:

Want to make a difference, but don’t know where to start? A new book offers a step-by-step guide to philanthropy and volunteerism. On Monday, we learn more about how some are making the world a better place.



Thorpe’s piece, “13 Lessons from a Great Social Entrepreneur, Pamela Atkinson,” appeared in the Sept. 23 edition of


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