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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 21, 2021
Barrie city councilor Natalie Harris talks about efforts to help people overcome the residual trauma from the tornado that hit in July; CBC producer Antonia Reed reports that before the pandemic many kids weren't getting the recommended amount of physical activity. And - no surprise perhaps - even fewer are now; John Beebe is with the Democratic Engagement Exchange at Ryerson University a non-partisan organization encouraging voter participation. He outlines the effect of the pandemic on the process of voting in today's federal election; Amie Varley is a registered nurse and co-host of The Gritty Nurse Podcast. She describes how members of her profession have been affected by social media during the pandemic; In response to the recent allegations of sexual assault among students at Western University in London,we speak with Carina Gabriele from the group 'Courage to Act' about the problem of gender-based violence on campuses across Canada; Small businesses - among others - will be called on to enforce the province's new vaccine certificate program. Marcel Rene, the owner of Champions Gymnastics in Cavan Monaghan just south of Peterborough outlines for us some of the difficulties he anticipates. Local M.P.P. Dave Smith clarifies the government's requirements.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday September 17, 2021
Dan Tisch, CEO of Argyle Communications and an expert in political leadership communications,takes a look at what parties need to do win over voters in the final days of the election campaign; Belleville city councillor Chris Malette on why the city is inviting residents to join a citywide free-for-all yard sale; Tess Girard is the director of Prison Farm, a new documentary about Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions in Kingston, the prison farms there — and the difference it's made in their lives; Two small buisness owners, Kelly Hale, the owner of Jakk Tuesdays Sports Pub in Kingston, who will not be implementing passports and Fyonna Vanderwerf, the owner of the Hive Muskoka gym, who will be talk about the incoming implementation of vaccine passports across the province; Kyle Compeau, the manager of licensing and enforcement for the City of Kingston, on how the city plans to enforce the proof of vaccination policy; Nathan Barnett is a steering committee member with The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, who pushed the province to instruct post-secondary schools across Ontario to update their sexual violence policies; Eli Glasner on new films The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Cry Macho; Jeff Lehman, mayor of Barrie and Steve Clarke, mayor of Orillia talk about what their communities should be looking for in federal election platforms; Driftwood Theatre group is airing an eight-part travel documentary series on YouTube called Motorcycle Monologues that runs until October 1st.Driftwood's Artistic Director Jeremy Smith has been touring around Southern Ontarioa nd in the episode that airs today, he stops in Peterborough.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday September 16, 2021
Kingston Police continue to crack down on large parties in the university district. Chief Antje McNeely talks about what they're encountering and how they're responding: Tonight the City of Orillia is holding the Climate Future Virtual Open House hosted by Bob MacDonald of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks. Renee Recoskie tells us about what they're hoping to accomplish; Canada is facing an acute shortage of affordable housing. How are the federal parties promising to respond? Leilani Farha is global director of The Shift, an organization that advocates for housing as a human right. She offers her assessment of their different approaches; In just under a week, you'll have to show a vaccination receipt in order to get in to a restaurant, movie theatre, and a number of other indoor spaces here in Ontario. But the government's system has come under fire. We find out more from Rob Benzie, the Queen's Park Bureau Chief for the Toronto Star; What role do vaccine passports play in containing COVID-19. and else can people who are vaccinated do to help stop the spread? We find from our medical expert, family doctor, Peter Lin; Dr. Rosanna Salvaterra's time as Medical Officer of Health for the Peterborough region is coming to a close. We'll talk to her about managing the pandemic and her new role as Alberta's Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health; The return to school will likely mean there will be a lot more sleep deprived-teens across the country. Psychotherapist Laura Cavanagh has some advice on how to ensure they get the rest they need.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday September 15, 2021
And now it's getting personal. With the Conservatives and Liberals head-to-head in the polls, the parties are now going negative with their messaging. Is this an effective strategy? We ask Anna Esselment at political scientist at the University of Waterloo; A student from Barrie, Andie Kaiser, who is in her first year at the University of Waterloo, talks about winning a Village Media Journalism Scholarship; Cases of COVID have been reported in over 200 schools since classes resumed. So are the safeguards the province promised working? We ask infectious disease Dr. Susy Hota from the University Health Network in Toronto; The World Bank is warning that more than 200 million people could become refugees if climate change continues unchecked. Warda Shazadi Meighen of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers says Canada needs to start thinking about how to prepare for the possibility of this massive displacement of people; Kimberly Sutherland Mills of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library recommends some books based on ancient stories and fairy tales; Sarah Tilley is a harm reduction co-ordinator with the Gilbert Centre in Barrie. She offers her perspective on the growing problem of drug abuse and homelessness affecting many younger people in the region; OK Blue Jays! Toronto's ball team is on a late-season tear towards the playoffs. Jamie Campbell, host of Blue Jays Central on Sportsnet talks about the talent on the team and the prospects for the club.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday September 14, 2021
The province is now in the fourth wave of the pandemic, And yet, even with high vaccination rates cases continue to rise. And with kids back school at school concerns are mounting. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Isaac Bogoch talks about our current situation and when we might begin to see the effects of the pandemic begin to mitigate; For more than a year and a half, the pressure has been unrelenting on doctors, nurses, and all support staff. And now anti-vaccine protesters are demonstrating at some hospitals. Dr. Ann Collins, past president of the Canadian Medical Associatio,n talks about the effect this all is having on our health care workers; We have reaction to the demonstrations by anti-vaccine protesters at hospitals yesterday which included the Royal Victoria Health Centre in Barrie. Janice Skot is the C-E-O of RVH. We then hear from Doris Grinspun of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario; The CBC' Jackie Sharkey reports on the acute shortage of veterinarians in the province and how that is creating problems for pet owners - particularly with popularity of pandemic puppies; Chris Hall, the CBC's National Affairs Editor updates us on the federal election campaign; There have been anecdotal reports of long wait times at advance polling stations. Rejean Grenier of Elections Canada explains why and reminds what to expect when we go to vote on election day; Cathy McKay is an apple grower from Port Perry and the Chairperson for Ontario Apple Growers . She tells us about what kind of a season they've had.
Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday September 13, 2021
Canada has had significant vaccine uptake; but even so the Delta variant continues to present serious challenges. So how far are we from the end of the pandemic? We hear from Globe and Mail health columnist Andre Picard; The battle to save two heritage homes in Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County was lost. Liz Driver from Save Heritage Sandbanks Homes explains why many residents wanted to see the buildings preserved; Kingston issued a new emergency order to curb parties in the university district following the huge gatherings during orientation week and a rise in COVID cases. We get a student perspective of life on campus and around town from Alyth Roos of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society at Queen's University; It's the end of summer. It's also wasp season. We find out more about the bugs from Tom Onuferko at the Canadian Museum of Nature; Laura Stephenson.
teaches political science at Western University in London and is a director of the Consortium on Electoral Democracy. She talks about voter turnout and how conditions created by the pandemic will complicate things for voters; Our Haydn Watters profiles some university students who are also candidates in the federal election.
We love Julianne’s interview style!
CBC Ontario Morning
Wonderful! Always interesting and current.