This week, we dig into views on transforming landscapes. Calgary sustainability writer Chris Turner shares his take on using planet-scale engineering to solve the climate crisis. Then, Boston’s Brian Swett talks about an eye-opening relationship that encouraged him to aim higher on green building. And world-renowned physicist and ecologist Vandana Shiva opens up about advocating for the freedom to plant what we want and restore our relationship with the land. Listen close, and you might just hear the world changing.
On this week's episode of Moving Radio, your intrepid host takes you on a veritable smorgasbord of new and independent documentary film in Edmonton.
First up, an interview with the Jennifer Leitham. She's the focus of a new film 'I Stand Corrected' which tells the true story of this jazz bass virtuoso, formerly known as John Leitham, who risked everything when she transitioned publicly during the height of her career in order to be her true self.
Then later in the program, Danielle Peers talks about about her short film New Constellation.
On today's show, we'll be speaking with Oliver Kamau from Edmonton Immigrant Services Association about an initiative his organization started in order to encourage dialogue and understanding between Aboriginal and newcomer and immigrant communities.
Over the past year and a half, the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta have worked to increase the amount of sports tourism the city receives. What does this mean? Well, as the Timeout discovers, this means a lot of really cool events are on the horizon for Edmonton. These include Red Bull Crashed Ice, as well as the possibility of the Commonwealth Games returning. There are also a lot in 2014 as well, so tune in to find out!
On this week’s show, we’ll bring you an update on the Obed Mountain Mine release, music from Iceland’s underground rock star (not what you might think!), and the other horn of the raw milk debate—some call it udder madness, but don’t be cowed until you’ve heard the whole story.
On today’s episode, we feature a brand-new app created by University of Alberta student Lindsay Redman. The Empower App is a smart phone app that provides resources and tools for people experiencing domestic violence. Later on in the show, we dig through our archives for an interview with Bitch magazine, and a discussion of the role of feminism in media. Finally, Adamant Eve producer Lisa Pruden delivers a soliloquy on beauty. Stay tuned, feminists!
The Indian residential school was founded on the ill-conceived belief of the Canadian Federal Government that First Nations needed to become assimilated into European customs and Christianity. The government passed an amendment to the Indian Act in 1884 that made schooling compulsory for indigenous children under the age of 16. The horrific trauma and suffering experienced by students at these residential schools is only now coming to light through the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Established on June 1, 2008, the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission include documenting and promoting the extent and impact of residential school experiences. Their final national event took place in Edmonton from March 27-30. This episode of the CJSR Edition contains excerpts from this event.
Please note: there is graphic, sensitive and disturbing content in this piece. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, please call the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
Today's show features local producers and filmmakers Kate Holowach and Norm Fassbender from Rantdog Animation Studios about their newest feature "War Child", based on the experiences of former child soldier Emmanuel Jal. The film premiere takes place on Saturday, April 12th. For more information, check out http://aaisa.ca/event/war-child-chapter-1-film-premiere-and-fundrasier/.
Moving Radio is touring the neighbourhood! Local Edmonton filmmakers Andrea Beça and Trevor Wilkie talk about their new project, FM(D)L, or F*** My Dating Life. Then, a conversation with Rick Gustavson, celebrated at the latest FAVA Fest for his contributions to the Edmonton film scene. Finally, Kevin Martin hits us with a DEDFest update for April 11 at Metro Cinema.
At Terra Misinforma, we're always turning up the heat on environmentalists and this week's no different. We ask the questions that are too controversial for you to ask yourself—like what to do with Iceland? Do we really need water? Plus a special investigative feature on Canada's radical, extremist environmentalists. And of course, it's time for the annual Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism!