All Episodes

Episode 16 – Anita Sarkeesian

Welcome to our surprise, bonus episode for you this month. We are very excited to share with you our conversation with Anita Sarkeesian with you. Anita Sarkeesian is the founder and executive director of Feminist Frequency, an educational non-profit that explores representations of women in pop culture narratives. Her focus is on deconstructing stereotypes and tropes associated with women and on highlighting issues around the targeted harassment of women in gaming and on-line. Check out the Feminist Frequency Online Safety Guide. Anita will be visiting Edmonton on January 24th to present her talk: The Real World of Online Harassment as part of the […]

Episode 15 – PANDAmonium!

On this month’s show, we head to Fort McMurray to hear how the effects of the 2016 wildfire continue to impact the community. We tour the new building at the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association. And, we learn about the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Red Panda breeding program. Links Find out more about FuseSocial and the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation. Visit the Edmonton Valley Zoo to get your Red Panda fix. Fall in love with horses at the WhitemudEquine Learning Centre Association (WELCA). See how the Social Enterprise Fund invests money for social good! Make the most of Year End Giving! Register […]

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. […]

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 […]