When I was driving to my apartment yesterday with my dad, he had @cbcradio
playing (like always...the man is obsessed). They were playing part of an episode of a podcast called IDEAS that’s hosted by a guy named Paul Kennedy. In this particular episode, he spoke a little bit about the state of our environment before inviting three guests who specialize in environmental sustainability on a live stage to answer two basic questions: Are we doomed? Is there hope?
These are seemingly simple questions, just three words each, but even just three words hold so much more complexity than we can understand. But I learned a couple of things. One, the energy industry’s overwhelming power (especially nuclear, coals, and other natural gasses) is actually a much bigger problem than we think, as it’s depleting so many of our limited natural resources. As long as they have such extensive power and control over so many industries in the world, implementing sustainable energy sources or other sustainable will be nearly impossible. Second, we aren’t necessarily doomed; as long as we’re all collectively doing our part to create a better world, even by the smallest of actions, we can buy ourselves more time for the future inhabitants of this earth.
There was honestly so much to digest from it, but it really got me thinking about the state of our earth and what we should be doing to save it. Everyone knows about climate change and what they can do to help, so why aren’t we doing anything? Why do we continue to mine coal instead of using that money to build wind turbines? Why do we keep acting as though everything is fine?
If you want to give the podcast a listen, it’s on CBC’s website under the IDEAS podcast. It’s so, so interesting.
#blogger #cbcradio #vegan #savingourplanet #lifestyleblogger #veganlifestyleblogger #theworldisinourhands #loveourhome #kindness #compassion #muskokasummit #veganblogger #blackblogger #passionate #environmentalpodcast #environmentalthoughts #somethingtoponder #deepthinking #foodforthought #curlsandkindness #takeactionnow #actlikeyoucare #forthefuture
Stan Lee’s first novel for adults is releasing this fall.
A Trick of Light, co-written by Kat Rosenfield, will be released on Sept. 17, 2019. It follows two teenagers, one born with powers and another who develops abilities unexpectedly, who team up to change the world. The comics legend, who co-created characters like Spider-Man and Iron Man, died on Nov. 12, 2018 at the age of 95.
To find out more, head to cbcbooks.ca!
🔊AUDIO🔊 Kaedon Shore, our Health & Safety Representative, attended his first #TorontoPride
this weekend. It meant a lot to him, as he began transitioning this year, and @cbcradio
's Melissa Galevski was there to capture his experience just before the #TransRally
. In this clip, Melissa had just asked Kaedon to describe how he felt being surrounded by people who potentially shared his story. Want to hear the full interview? We've linked it in our bio! ☝️☝️☝️
Stay tuned for our own piece with Kaedon on what it's like being in the trades as a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community 💪🏳️🌈 🛠️
Here and Now “Song Of The Week” is I’ll Wait by @thestrumbellas
! Tune in tonight just after 4:00pm ET to hear Simon from the band tell some stories about the song, and catch the song playing all week long!
The summer after high school can be an emotionally challenging time for you and your teen. You can feel like you’re caught in an emotional holding pattern for an entire summer, caught between a familiar past and an unknown future. And it’s as much a turning point for them as it is for you. This was the focus of my most recent parenting column for CBC Radio (the one that aired this past weekend on regional morning shows across the country).
The key pieces of advice in the interview? ⭐️ Seek the wisdom and support of other parents. ⭐️ Understand why you’re feeling all the feelings. ⭐️ Remind yourself that this is an emotionally challenging time for your teen, too. ⭐️ Acknowledge that this transition isn’t just a mom thing. Dads and siblings find it really tough, too. ⭐️ Recognize that this is a beginning, not an end. ⭐️
The column also features some advice from psychologist Sara Dimerman, author of DON’T LEAVE, PLEASE GO, which takes a deep dive into all these issues. You can read the accompanying blog post and tune into my interview with @nanaabaduncan
of the @cbcradio
via the link below.
#cbcradio #cbcfreshair #anndouglas #parentingteens #parentingteenagers #raisingteenagers #dontleavepleasego #summerparenting #parentencouragement @helpmesara
awards are an event honouring Indigenous success and achievement, which celebrated its 26th anniversary in Calgary, Alberta.
Among the winners were poet Billy-Ray Belcourt, who won the Indspire Youth Award, writer and filmmaker Barbara Todd Hager, who won the Indspire Arts Award, and Dr. Vianne Timmons, who won the Indspire Education Award.
You can watch the broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. ET on @CBC
or stream it on CBC Gem.
Patience dans l’azur !
Chaque atome de silence
Est la chance d’un fruit mûr !
- Paul Valéry
Patience in the sky blue!
In each atom of silence
Is the chance of a ripened fruit!
Really enjoyed listening to Hubert Reeves podcast on @cbcradio
"Ideas", the podcast is titled "Finding meaning in the universe with astrophysicist Hubert Reeves". Stole the poem above, which is one of Dr Reeves favourite poems because it was too beautiful not to share with everyone I knew 🥰. If you want to learn about the big bang with a poetic human twist from someone who sounds like your favourite teacher in highschool, definitely have a listen.
Also! Lots of people ask me for recommendations on podcast channels, so! I just want to highly, highly recommend @cbcradio
"Ideas". I'm using the word "lots" quite liberally🤪 If you're open to learning about anything from science, physics, history, philosophy, religion, politics, sociology, criminology, lol! See just about anything! This will quickly become your favourite channel too. It is one of my favourite podcast channels and sparked my interest in a few different areas which I was never exposed to.
Today on Writers & Company Bosnian-American author Aleksandar Hemon tells Eleanor Wachtel about how his parents fled the Siege of Sarajevo, and his two-book set My Parents/This Does Not Belong to You.
"My parents have done pretty well living in Ontario. They value their health. They are very proud of their homes and the space that they created for themselves in Canada. But the loss is indelible. That's a traumatic event in their life. What divides their life into the before and the after is the after is pretty good relatively speaking. Obviously many people had family members who were killed or lost or are far more severely traumatized perhaps. That displacement is always traumatic."
To hear their whole conversation, head to cbc.ca/writersandcompany or wherever you get your podcasts.
Woohoo! Thank you so much to @cbcradio
for including me on their #saskatoonmorningplaylist
🎶🎉 What?! Number 2?! Tell Me means so much to me and I want to thank everyone’s support and love for the song! It’s come this far... 😄💙 Go check it out on @spotify
by clicking the link in my bio to listen to all the great Saskatoon jams and more!
A few months ago, my perspective changed on the water I use to do my work. It’s clear, clean, abundant. I’ve always taken seriously my responsibility to make sure it leaves my house clean and safe. 💧
But then I happened to be in the car during an episode of Unreserved on @cbc
, talking about how inaccessible clean drinking water is for most of Canada’s original occupants. For some people, it’s been generations of “boil water advisories.” And yet I wash my yarn and bathe my children in water that’s safe for drinking. 💧
Today is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. I don’t know how such a systemic generational problem can be fixed. Especially when it’s just one of a constellation of terrible injustices wreaking havoc on the next generation of beautiful Aboriginal children in real time. 💧
But I’m hoping that, maybe, if I bring up the conversation, someone somewhere will be inspired and have the means to spark real change. Or maybe someone will read this and know of a way I can do something other than post on social media, and will share it with me...please? 🙏🏼
Fun(bitter-sweet)times at the Mother Corp yesterday with my best pal @heywiner
celebrating AMTs last show as host of The Current. Her journalism and voice has meant so much to me. I’m a better person, a better listener and a better citizen for having listened for the last 17 years. Thank you Anna Maria!❤️❤️
#TheCurrent #CBCRADIO #CBC #thanksamt #publicradionerd #caroloff
As we were leaving, we also happened to run into my *other* favourite CBC host, Michael Enright. I was in CBC nerd heaven.
Jenny Lewis is the coolest. We talked about graveyards, songwriting, she made me a list of her favourite bars/restaurants in Nashville, and then taught me the best selfie angle. #jennylewis #cbc #cbcradio #cbcq
I was inspired by Ify to live out one of my dreams this week! So, I went to Gimli, MB in hopes of finding someone who would be willing to take me sailing. I’ve spent almost 20 years visiting the small lakeside town but I’d never been out on the water. Until now! Thanks to a local named Sean, I’m officially a sailor. Or a captain. (Maybe a stowaway) Either way, the coast guard should be offering me a job real soon. #nowornever #cbc #cbcradio #cbcmanitoba #gimli #sailing #cbcnowornever #manitoba
June is Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Book Club Month. To celebrate, we put together a list of 14 books by Indigenous authors that you should read.
This Place by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, et al.
A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
Clifford by Harold R. Johnson
The Unexpected Cop by Ernie Louttit
Hope Matters by Lee Maracle, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter
Mamaskatch by Darrel J. McLeod
Legacy by Suzanne Methot
nîtisânak by Lindsay Nixon
Moon of Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq
Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist
Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp
river woman by Katherena Vermette
Starlight by Richard Wagamese
To find out more about these authors and their work, head to cbcbooks.ca!
I have a new shirt? For some this is not a big deal but for me it is. I have been a fan of the CBC from my childhood, it was the only radio station we could pick up in the barn for milking time. Later I would enjoy TV shows such as The Beachcombers, Littlest Hobo and Red Green. A few years ago I stood on stage in front of the Dragons for what would be a very successful pitch. So you can see its not just a shirt , it's history.
Thank you Chrissie.
#thebeachcombers #redgreenshow #cbcradio #cbcdragonsden
🐲 #childhoodmemories #farmlife #cbctv #mattsbeardedadventure
Last studio morning with @amtremonti
before she heads off into the bright, brave world of podcasting. I’ll miss our 7am chats, and your digressions about various transgressions ;)
Check the last pic for how I’m dealing with the withdrawal.
#cbc #thecurrent #cbcradio #thanksAMT #inthestudio
sending everyone good vibes + happy vibes + lots of love today 💗✨💕 take a moment today to thank yourself for being you. It’s so easy to get caught up in our day to day busy schedules, that we forget about how much we actually do and accomplish.... take the time to thank and appreciate yourself for all that you do & do sometimes nice for your soul bc u deserve it 🥰 ily kk rant over. here’s some @danielcaesar
A FEW NEW COMPOSITIONS WERE RECORDED AND PERFORMED LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE @banffcentre
STAY EXCITED. NEW EP SOMWER IN DER. ALL I CAN SHARE FOR NOW. LIKE COMMENT & SUBSCRIBE. NOWPLAYING ON YOUTUBE. LINK IN BIO 4 MY FAMILY AND THE YET UNFAMILIAR 🌍
gov't says they are bringing in the Ed Act to "modernize" the education system. Based on my experience drafting the Education Act, this is not what the Act will do. They are proclaiming the Ed Act to claw-back GSA protections. Listen to me talk about it on #CBCRadio
at 5:00 pm today.
It came on the radio while I was gardening and I nearly fell into the fish pond: CBC Books's fabulous weekend book show, THE NEXT CHAPTER, ran their panel recommending books for kids to read now that summer is (almost) here, and STAND ON THE SKY was right at the top.
You probably can't read the caption here so I'll transcribe Michele Landsberg : "This is my book of the year. I'm in love with this book. It is emotionally rich and complex and riveting. It's a thrilling story. I could not stop reading it. The prose crackles with energy. It's about a young girl of 12, a Kazakh girl living with her family. They're nomads and herd goats. Her brother, whom she dearly loves, is going to be the leader of the whole tribe and she's going to be the work-maid of the family. She rebels against that. She has a soaring spirit and tons of energy and capability. This is really a standout book. I'd be amazed if any kid nine and up could resist reading it right through to the end without stopping the way I did."
@cbcbooks #thenextchapter #cbcradio #cbc #kidsbooks #mgreads #middlegradebooks
#kidlit #middlegrade #raisingreaders #childrensbook #summerreading #summerreads
This week on Writers & Company, British poet and spoken word artist Raymond Antrobus speaks about his Griffin Poetry Prize-nominated collection, The Perseverance.
Swipe through to read some quotes from the interview, and to listen to the full interview head to cbc.ca/writersandcompany or wherever you get your podcasts.
On July 1st this year I’ll be going on my first tour.
On July 1st this year I’ll be releasing my first EP, completely produced by myself - it definitely hasn’t been easy.
This summer I’ll be all over the province sharing music that most people will have never heard in their life and may never hear again. I hope to see a lot of familiar faces and meet many new ones. If you’re interested in coming to a show send me a message and I’ll give you all the details I can! I’ll also have merch available for purchase at the shows and even if you can’t make it but are interested in a shirt let me know, supplies are limited.
Huge thanks to Hannah, Eli, Mat and my parents for all the help, and I’ll see you in a month.
Watch Award-winning poet Raymond Antrobus perform his poem Two Guns in the Sky for Daniel Harris, dedicated to Daniel Harris, an American deaf man who was fatally shot by a North Carolina law enforcement officer who didn't understand Daniel's use of sign language. The poem speaks to society's ignorance of language, culture and race. Raymond Antrobus will be this week’s guest on Writers & Company. @raymond_antrobus
👈 Swipe left to see how we get a miramba on the radio 👈
Nia Dezetzis is in Yellowknife for the first ever Long Shadow New Music Festival.
Held during some of the longest days of the year, the festival will explore “ideas about improvisation, composition, performance, collaboration, the soundscape, acoustic ecology, [and] field recording,” according to its website.
Dezetzis stopped by the CBC studios to play this composition by the festival’s artistic director, Carmen Braden, called Splitting Wood.
#miramba #newmusic #musicfestival #livemusic #composition #music #liveradio #play #avantegarde #yellowknife @cbcradio #cbcradio #radioone #north #nwt @longshadowmusic
I am so proud of Connie Walker, Marnie Luke and Jennifer Fowler, tonight they took home two awards for their outstanding journalism. I cried listening to Connie. These people are good people. Thank you for all that you do! WTG team + so many other people who made this possible!
#indigenous #journalism #findingcleo #cfjawards #cbcradio #cbc #ourhistory
Riding the Media Wave
It’s been a big week in this writer’s life! Co-author @angelacrocker
and I have done more than two dozen interviews across the country talking about our recent book Digital Legacy Plan. It’s an exciting time, and we are riding the wave of interest in the topic and very grateful to the talented radio hosts across this beautiful country. .
I often say you can only achieve the life you are capable of living. This one is requiring me to be on my game, get up early (sometimes in the dark and wee hours) in order to accommodate time zone changes, and to collaborate closely with my partner-in-writing. All of this is so worth it to get an important message out to the world, and fulfill my own creative and professional dreams.
Big fat thanks to my loving circle of friends and family who support, encourage, and cheerlead! Without them, none of this would be possible. I also want to shout out our amazing publisher Self Counsel Press, our editor, Eileen, and our publicist Ariel with @zgcommunications
❤️ It takes a village to raise a book.
#writerslife #cbcradio #news1130radio #digitallegacyplan #author #authorslife #liveyourbestlife #livealifeyoulove #dothething