This month, we discuss the 2016 Vital Signs report and how important newcomers are to ensuring a bright social and economic future for our city. Then we sit down with Folk Lordz, an improv troupe that uses storytelling to build community and connect with their Cree and Jewish heritages. We also hear about the Edmonton Shift Lab to eliminate racism, and how you can get involved in this exciting initiative to improve opportunity and inclusion for all. And, finally, we face the existential crisis of mortality as we speak with Rev. Brian Kiely about why it’s so hard to talk about death.