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2019 Canadian Federal Election Series: Roundtable No. 1: Domestic Issues

Want to dig deeper into the domestic issues at the forefront of Canadian election politics right now? Check out this podcast of the Oct. 2nd Roundtable from the 2019 Canadian Federal Election Series presented by the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. The domestic issues and their expert panelists are:Environment:               Kyla Tienhaara (Environmental Studies, Queen’s)Official Languages:     Stephanie Chouinard (Political Studies, Queen’s/Political Science, RMC)Indigenous Issues:      Elisha Corbett (Political Studies, Queen’s)Health:                        Jenna Healey (History, Queen’s) Moderated by Christian Leuprecht (Political Studies, Queen’s/Political Science, RMC) Thank you to Chris Cornish and the School of Policy Studies for furnishing the audio recording of this roundtable. Be sure to visit the Policy Talks page for details on upcoming talks and roundtables!

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Federal MP All Candidates Debate for Kingston and the Islands 3 October 2019

This special podcast is a recording of the Kingston and the Islands All-Candidates MP Debate hosted this morning, October 3rd 2019 by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce at the Renaissance Event Venue on Queen Street in Kingston from 8 to 9:30 a.m.  In this special broadcast, you’ll hear Mark Gerretson, Incumbent MP and liberal Candidate, Barrington Walker, the NDP candidate; Ruslan Yakovichuck for the Conservative Party, Candice Christmas with the Green Party and Andy Brooke of the People’s Party of Canada respond to questions related to issues including simplified tax laws, federal deficit management, enhancing business prosperity in the region, solutions for housing shortages in the region, policies to address climate change, military spending, health and pharmacare, supporting post-secondary education, impact of climate change and precipitation on shoreline homes & businesses, and support plans for small business owners.  There is just over an hour and a half of recorded footage from the event.  We’ll play a brief a few local #ygk music selections to serve as an intermission as well including local greats: Miss Emily-Hold Back the RiverOakridge Ave. – Endless NightsEmily Bashell-GoneChris Koster-Runaway FireJenica Rayne-It’s Never too Late  

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Ep. 7 Charlotte Cornfield & In Ireland We Rented a Car From Criminals

In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith continues with part 2 of his segment with Wolfe Island Music Festival artists. This episode features an interview with Polaris Prize nominated artist Charlotte Cornfield about her latest LP, The Shape of Your Name. After this, Michael talks with Lauren Allen and Nathan Coppens who are performing their play, In Ireland We Rented A Car From Criminals, as part of the Storefront Fringe Festival.

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Ep. 6 Emilie Steele & The Kick and Push Festival

In this episode of Life of Kingston, Michael Assheton-Smith spotlights Wolfe Island Music Festival artists in this first of a 2 part segment. He chats with Emilie Steele of Emilie Steele and the Deal, who talks about her most recent EP as well as the importance of the festival. After this, he also chats with Liam Karry who is the Creative Director of the Kick & Push festival, which showcases amazing theatrical talent in Kingston.

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Ep. 5 Buskers Rendezvous & Olivea

In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith visits Confederation Park to witness some of the talent and entertainment that Kingston Buskers Rendezvous brought into town. Afterwards, he talkswith Chef Stev George of Olivea in advance of his chef cooking demo in Market Square on July 13.

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Ep. 4 ArtsFest Kingston & Cirque Du Soleil

In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton Smith went to City Park where ArtsFest Kingston was hosted. Lori MacDonald speaks about its progression over the past couple years. After that, Michael brought in two performers from Cirque Du Soleil to talk about their upcoming show, CRYSTAL.

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Ep. 3 Skeleton Park Arts Festival & Emily Pelstring

In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith went down to the Skeleton Park Arts Festival and talked with some community organizers about what their passions are in the Kingston community. Afterwards, he talks with Emily Pelstring about her exhibit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre – Any Saint.

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Ep. 2 Kingston Pride & Struggle Without Rest

In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith talks with Ruth Wood of Kingston Pride about the past, present and future of Pride in Kingston. Later, he interviews Neil Orford, who is a renowned historian and educator promoting a touring exhibit called “Struggle Without Rest”, which focuses on the Spanish Flu’s role in Canadian history.

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