Episode 14 – Balaad. What is a homeland?

On this month’s episode, we take a hard look at what it means to be Canadian  within our borders and beyond  with Omar Mouallem. Conor Kerr connects us to Canada’s Indigenous history with the Blanket Exercise. And, we find out how to make Edmonton a more welcoming place with Erick Ambtman and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers .

Links:
Get your free copy of the High Level Lit Anthology! Created in collaboration with LitFest and Eighteen Bridges.
Follow Omar Mouallem.
Check out the Blanket Exercise, and find out how  First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education can facilitate it for your team.
Read the Truth and Reconciliation Recommendations.
Find out more about the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.
Check out Vital Signs 2017 for more interesting facts about Belonging in Edmonton.

Grants:
Community Grants – Deadline is December 1st.
Vital Signs Grants – Deadline is January 15th.

Special shout out this month to  That’s So Maven by Andrea Beça: a podcast by, for, and about female entrepreneurs and leaders.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Music: Calm Down by Rafael Archangel; Public Domain

Episode 13 – George Takei

This month, we speak with the one and only George Takei!

George Takei talks to us about his memories of life in a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII, becoming an activist, coming out in Hollywood, and answers some caller questions, too!

Mr. Takei will be presenting his talk, “80 Years of Wisdom”, at the Shaw Conference Centre, Wednesday, November 29th.  This talk is part of the Forward Thinking Speaker Series, presented by Edmonton Public Library and Edmonton Community Foundation.

Buy your tickets, here!

And, you can enter our contest to win 2 VIP tickets by sharing a link to this episode on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag: #TheWellEndowedPodcast.

Our interview with George Takei was originally recorded on July 5th, 2017. Special thanks to  CKUA for having us in their studios to record  the interview. And, special thanks to Andrew Paul for editing this piece.

Vital Signs
This year, our Vital Signs report focuses on Belonging, and will launch on Oct 6th.

Wills Week
Curious about why a will is so important? Be sure to join us for Wills Week!

Grants
Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is October 15th.
Community Play Space – Deadline is November 1st
Community Grants Program – Deadline is December 1st, for funding after March 1st.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Special shout out this month to the Modern Manhood Podcast by German Villegas: understanding the many different views of masculinity.

Episode 12 – Queer-History Tour with Darrin Hagen

On this month’s episode, we go cruising with Darrin Hagen as he guides us through a queer-history tour of Edmonton.

Listener Advisory: we will be referencing sex and sexuality in this episode.

Find out more about the wonderful Darrin Hagen:
Portraits 150: Darrin Hagen
Darrin is in the Canadian Encyclopedia!
Check out Darrin’s Theater Group: Guys in Disguise.

Find out more about queer history in Edmonton:
Edmonton Queer History Project
Let’s Find Out Podcast – A Rather Queer Roadtrip

Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is October 15th.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 11 – Miyo Wahkohtowin-Good Relations

On this month’s episode, we find out how Edmonton Public Library is using Digital Story Telling to help Edmontonians better understand one another, we hear about how the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers are connecting newcomers to Indigenous culture, and we catch up with recipients of ECF’s young Edmonton Grants Program to learn about the exciting new projects they are creating.

Links:
Create your own Digital Story, and find EPL’s channel on Vimeo.
Learn more about Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society.
Check out the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.

Grants:
Charmaine Letourneau Scholarships – Deadline is August 31st
Al Maurer Awards – Deadline is August 31st
Community Grants – Deadline is September 1st.

Sound Effect Credit: Freesound.org; intro brass 01.wav, created by klankbeeld; Creative Commons License