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Writing and Analyzing the Grieving Process
In her latest look at a new Alberta book, Angie Abdou (This One Wild Life, The Bone Cage) reviews a new memoir by Reinekke Lengelle, "Writing the Self in Bereavement."
How Canada and Alberta Can Help Rescue the Planet
Best-selling author, and long-time New Yorker writer, Tony Hiss has written a prescription for a planet in trouble as he looks at the damage done to Earth and how to move forward. "Rescuing The Planet" takes readers on a journey to meet people who trying to save place for nature to flourish and explains why it is in all our interest. He's especially excited by climate efforts being made in Canada and in Alberta. Russell reached Tony Hiss in New York City.
A Decade of Travel for Toque and Canoe
Ten years ago this month, the multiple award-winning Canadian travel blog Toque & Canoe launched here in Calgary. Co-founders Jen Twyman and Kim Gray portaged a bright red canoe through downtown to mark the occasion. The two women, one a photojournalist and another a writer, were determined to re-invigorate what media coverage of travel in Canada could look like. They felt like mavericks in the digital media space however, a decade on, Toque & Canoe continues to produce their own brand of travel culture in Canada. Editor-in-chief Kim Gray joined Russell to talk all things travel.
New Music From new Musician
Born and raised in small town Alberta, singer, Jennie Harluk, has spent much of her life exploring music and honing her craft. She was studying piano at six, and by age 10 she was performing regularly and writing her own songs. She's already been on the stage at the Calgary Stampede and the Country Thunder Festival. Jennie's debut single “Blame It On Me” came out to all streaming platforms on July 23 and she spoke with Russell about her life and new single.
The Struggle and Strain of Rural Alberta Healthcare Staff
The amount of physicians and health care professionals available to cover shifts in rural Alberta have been scarce and it's led to a string of temporary emergency room closures, as well as breaks in certain medical procedures for months in smaller communities. A shortage of physicians and other health care staff in rural Alberta isn't new as rural hospitals have always struggled with attracting and retaining physicians and health care professionals for various reasons. However, what hasn't been seen is this frequency of temporary emergency room closures, and breaks in service. The CBC's Tahirih Foroozan joined Russell to talk more about this issue.
Undoing Habits On A Daily Basis
Calgary educator, David Gaudet, has been on a mission to help others improve their lives by thinking about our thinking habits. During 2020 , he blogged and podcasted daily about ways to undo our patterns of behavior. He's collected those thoughts, but a host of exercises for readers, into "The Daily Undoing: Being Better At Being Human." He spoke with Russell about his 8 pillars of competency.