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Episode 20 – Bold New World

On this month’s episode, we speak with the Honourable Anne McLellan, Chair of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization. She tells us about the possible benefits and challenges of legalizing Cannabis, and why she feels this legislation is a transformative moment in Canadian history. Links: Read the Final Report of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation. Find out about Canada’s current status of Cannabis laws. Check out the campaign for the Feeding Hungry Minds fund. Find out how to start a fund of your own! Grants: Awards for Students Experiencing Financial Need Alexandra M. Munn Scholarships and John […]

Episode 19 – She’s Got This

On this month’s episode, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day.  We learn how Women Building Futures has grown from a grassroots group, to an incredible organization that is changing the face of Alberta’s construction industry and lifting women out of poverty. And we sit down with city Councillors, Bev Esslinger and Sarah Hamilton to talk about women in politics. But first, we’ll learn how the Counselling Program at YWCA is empowering women in Edmonton. Links: Find out more about the Counselling Programs at the YWCA. Check out our Vital Topic: Women in Edmonton. Get involved with the City of Edmonton’s Committees […]

Episode 18 – Black History Month

On this month’s episode, we geek out on Black history with Minister Faust as he looks at the 26th annual AfroQuiz. We sit down with Darren Jordan and Nigel Williams to chat about 5 Artists, 1 Love which is celebrating the history of Black music and visual art as part of Black History Month.  And we’ll check in with our friends at the Edmonton Shift Lab for an update on the work they’re doing to rethink the way society combats racism. Links: Check out AfroQuiz 2018! Connect with the Council of Canadians of African & Caribbean Heritage. Find out more […]

Episode 17 – Winter is here, and we like it!

On this month’s episode, embark on an arctic expedition with Cassandra Pryer. We speak with artist Carla Rae Taylor to learn how the Paint the Rails project is telling Edmonton stories through public art. We hear about the deep freezer races at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival. And, we speak with Michael Phair about legacy and a new school being opened, and named, in his honour. Links See upcoming expeditions with Students On Ice. Hear more sounds from the 2017 Expedition on SoundCloud and check out the 2017 interactive map. Check out Paint The Rails. Learn more about the […]