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Show No. 64: The Superabundance Found in Collaboration. A Literary Talk with Susan McCaslin and J.S. Porter

Today we have a super relevant discussion with authors Susan McCaslin and J.S. Porter about their book Superabundantly Alive… But not before I share a little something from Donovan Woods – we’ve had him as a guest on this show before – and if you like this you can hear more on Episode no. 44. It’s Life/Music/Talk All Grown Up… and it’s been a while. So come on in.
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Show No. 62: In Public and Private Spaces – A Contrast in ‘How’ We Share Grief.

Burt Reynolds passed away today – on the very date of this recording, preceded of course by the legendary Queen of Soul and renowned U.S. Senator, John McCain. This week we explore the stark contrast of how grief unfolds in the public sphere by very public people in comparison to how personal grief unfolds in the same kind of public sphere (if we count social media as being the equivalent).
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Apprenticeships for the American Workforce. Trump's Executive Order
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Show No. 59: How We Talk About Policy, Plus – Trump’s Executive Order – A Pledge to American Workers

Twitter appears to be the new barometer of the political pulse of the people… What’s happening on Twitter is what’s happening at the water cooler, in the media – and even at the grocery store!Joining us to talk about ‘the way people talk’ in U.S. politics today is American journalist, Gloria Neal. – And later in the show, we’ll put our talk to the test as we discuss Trump’s new executive order aimed to keep America at work.
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Show No. 57: Rethinking NAFTA; From the Leveling of ‘Labour’ to the Protection of Public Goods
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Show No. 57: Rethinking NAFTA; From the Leveling of ‘Labour’ to the Protection of Public Goods

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland says that taking it slow with NAFTA is a good thing because it allows time to consult with Canadians. And so we’d like to oblige the offer. Tune in as we speak with Sujata Dey, Trade Campaigner with the Council of Canadians on issues ranging from labour standards to the protection of public goods and the right to water – as well as the question, ‘can Canada make it alone?’
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Show No. 55: The Music of Leif Vollebekk – Plus, Am I reading too much into Spider-Man: Homecoming?

(Recorded Tuesday, July 11th, 2017) This week we’re joined by the so very talented, Canadian singer/songwriter – Leif Vollebekk. Seriously, you’re going to love his sound. And later in the show, producers of The Comic Book Syndicate, Mike Poirier, and Jolie Inthavong join us to compare thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming!
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Show No. 53: A Plea for Change; No More Death by a Thousand Cuts.

(Recorded Tuesday, Jun 6th, 2017) This week we talk about the fragmentation of services within the health care system, specifically regarding mental health. We’ll explore the story of a woman who lost her daughter, Tamara, to suicide in part because of her disenfranchisement with the system – something described quite well in a memoir recently published in The Walrus titled, Death by a Thousand Cuts.
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Show 52, War on Drugs
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Show No. 51: The New War on Drugs –
From Legalization to Containment.

(Recorded Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017) In 1971 the media popularized the term ‘war on drugs’ after then-President Richard Nixon declared drug abuse as public enemy number 1. With over fifty billion being spent on anti-drug initiatives, and with illicit drug use still on the rise, clearly, it hasn’t worked. And just as capitalists have found more clever ways to expand their profits and to compete in a global market, so too has the illegal drug industry.
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An interview with David Sanger. The Nancy Duffy Show
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Show No. 49: Derision at the 38th Parallel; We’ve Been Here Before.

Hello there – today is Tuesday, April 18th and today we’re talking about Derision at the 38th Parallel – we’ve been here before, only now it’s different. And of course we’re talking about the current situation with North Korea and it’s nuclear arsenal… special guest, David Sanger, the National Security Correspondent for The New York Times joins us today to try and make sense of it all. Today It’s a bit of history mixed in with current events – to the 38th Parallel we go!
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