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“I’m a citizen of a place that was laid right on top of another.”

I first read this piece by Denise Balkisoon on what it means to be Canadian when it came out over a month ago, and I’ve come back to it multiple times.

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound

The Manitoba Sound

Melissa Martin investigates the Manitoban accent and its roots in Indigenous languages and waves of settlers: “Manitobans don’t think about this much. Our accents aren’t famous or a point of civic pride. Unlike English speakers in New Yawk or Bawwston, we don’t often see our ways of speaking presented in pop culture media. “So we […]

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound, small

The New York Times looks into ‘Month 13’ of the 12-month private sponsorship of Syrian refugees in Canada

An excellent piece of reporting by Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn in the New York Times following the experience of well-meaning Canadians and their Syrian sponsors as they move away from helping their charges through everything towards, hopefully, self-sufficiency. As expected, it’s complicated. “She and the other sponsors asked themselves: How could this be happening, […]

Posted on 26 March 2017 and filed under Canada, links, outbound, small

Good humans who do inhumane things

Chris Edelson: “The men and women who reportedly handcuffed small children and the elderly, separated a child from his mother and held others without food for 20 hours, are undoubtedly “ordinary” people. What I mean by that, is that these are, in normal circumstances, people who likely treat their neighbors and co-workers with kindness and […]

Posted on 17 February 2017 and filed under links, outbound, small

“If you’re not thinking about sound design, why isn’t the story just a print piece?”

– Mira Burt-Wintonick

Posted on 28 August 2016 and filed under links, main, radio

How Pokemon Go is transforming downtown Prince George

Businesses and outreach groups say Pokemon Go is helping show people who’ve avoided downtown Prince George that the neighbourhood, and the people who frequent it, are nothing to be afraid of.

Posted on 27 July 2016 and filed under articles, links, main, outbound, Prince George

I left Vancouver – and I feel fine

“I know this next comment will get me in trouble, but that doesn’t make it any less accurate: Vancouver isn’t really a creative city, anyway. It’s a picturesque city made up of glass shoeboxes—but a creative hotbed? I’m not so sure.”

Posted on 22 April 2016 and filed under British Columbia, links, main, small

tweeting to my neighbours

A Twitter feature I’ve wanted to see for a long time is the ability to geo-tag (assign a location) to my tweet and have it only be posted to people’s streams who are in that location.

Posted on 21 April 2016 and filed under links, outbound, small, social media

Podcast content needs to stop being so gosh darn predictable

Nicholas Quah: “The vast majority of the charts draw upon the same few concepts, deriving from the same few traditions, borne of the same few sensibilities. Touchy-feely reportage. Public radio two-ways. Public radio science-y shows. Shows about music. Comedians talking with comedians. People talking with people like themselves. Celebrities talking celebrity things. Conversationals. True crime true […]

Posted on 12 November 2015 and filed under links, main, outbound, radio, small

“Why I’m Embracing Cynicism Amidst The New Trudeaumania”

You’ve earned your cynicism if you’re a woman and have watched men in power try to trample on your rights, or if you’re aboriginal and you’ve been ignored for eons, or if you’re a Muslim woman whose existence suddenly became politicized. You’ve earned it if you’re trans and have seen government after government barely acknowledge that your suicide rates are out of control.

Posted on 21 October 2015 and filed under links, outbound, small

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