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Courageous Conversations

Teacher candidates joined us to discuss best practices for having courageous conversations in the classroom. In this episode, these insightful educators offer advice on how to create a brave space for students, navigate discomfort (and why discomfort is good), and how to give students of all ages skills to think critically and express themselves in Continue Reading

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Ep. 4 Linguistic Duality among Seniors

What are the challenges of ageing in French in Kingston? Which services are available to francophone seniors? How do seniors from the francophone community engage in a dialogue with the anglophone community and the various allophone communities? Three seniors from the francophone community will share their personal experience and will invite the audience in French Continue Reading

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Sommaire podcast 8

Les mots santé mentale ne sont pas des mots dans le vent. Ils représentent la santé de soi, la santé de l’âme. Dans la deuxième partie de notre balado sur la santé mentale, nous continuons la discussion avec Chantale Blanchette, formatrice pour la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada et Sherry Lachine, propriétaire de Continue Reading

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S1E9: Liberty with Valéry Giroux

Claudia talks to Valéry Giroux about liberty and how it relates to animals and the law. Valéry unpacks some of the debates and tensions that arise when thinking about liberty, the different types of liberty there are and also how she envisions the law could better serve animals’ freedom by acknowledging them as persons with Continue Reading

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Musicals for Everyone

This week our team reviews some new movies on streaming platforms! Hamilton, from Lin-Manuel Miranda, started streaming on Disney Plus this past weekend, Mike reviews it and talks about how musicals should be filmed. Also, for some more music, Mike and Taylor checked out Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga with Will Ferrell and Canada’s Continue Reading

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Malibu Ken

This is a long episode, friends! Join the party this week to hear Chance and Frankie navigate us through Malibu Ken by Aesop Rock and TOBACCO. We talk satanic panic, Vaporwave, and depression, throwing in a sprinkling(ish) of politics — and by the end we only get through 50% of the album. Listen to the album Continue Reading

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And All That Jazz

Jazz is a distinct genre that is often overlooked when we think of music in video games.  For this episode, we uncover and dissect the world of jazz in video game music – from ‘live’ music to creating historical authenticity to establishing the genre of ‘film noire’ through its connection with jazz.  Each member looked Continue Reading

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Ep 9 Beyond Canada: Screening Toilets, Narrating Transgender Relations

Claudia talks to Prerna Subramanian about her research studying public toilets as depicted in recent Indian films and how they imagine transgender persons on-screen through the trope. They also touch on feelings of imposter syndrome when you are not in the country you research as well as how international research provides opportunities to create international Continue Reading

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