This is the podcast for Stuart Parker's weekly public affairs show, which began on Prince George's CFIS 93.1 as After Nine - Monday Edition and has now moved to CFUR 88.7.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.06 (28): Election Results and Analysis with Doug Gook of the Greens and Darcy Repen of the Rural BC Party
I tried to feature the parties that made a difference in this election that did not appear on last week's political panel. Very interesting interview with the former mayor of Telkwa and first-ever candidate for the Rural BC Party. And another warm and nostalgic interview with Doug Gook, the Green candidate in Cariboo-North. This was followed by some election analysis by me because the Christian Heritage Party declined their interview.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.05 (27): The Political Panel, One Week From Voting Day
Join Sam Schechter from the BC NDP, Ryan Campbell from the BC Liberals and Nathan Giede from the BC Conservatives for a discussion of BC's issue-less election, the disastrous BC Liberal campaign, the place of social conservatism in BC politics and the relevance of the BC Greens. With the BC Ecosocialists declining to run candidates in the election, Jeremy Stewart has left the panel and Cheryl Wiens' substitute, Wes Regan, was unable to join the call.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.04 (26): The Pre-election Political Panel on Drug Poisoning and Back to School
Cheryl Wiens of the Greens, Nathan Giede of the Tories, Ryan Campbell of the Liberals, Sam Schechter of the NDP and Jeremy Stewart of the BC Ecosocialists discuss the drug poisoning epidemic, the return to school and the correctly-predicted imminent election call. Sorry for the three-day delay in putting this one up. Those in the know might know I've been a tad busy.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.03 (25): A Tale of Two Hospices with Rebecca Smith (Surrey) and Donna Flood (Prince George)
I interview Rebecca Smith, Executive Director of Surrey Hospice Society about the challenges of providing hospice care during Covid, the tough decisions she has had to take regarding staffing, programming and a shrinking budget, and then I interview Donna Flood, who does the same job in Prince George, who tells us a very different story. While there are important commonalities between these interviews about grief, loss, community and their interaction with Covid, the differences are the subject of a short post-show editorial.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.02 (24) - Trent Derrick (SD57), Andrea Beckett (DPAC) and Joanne Hapke (BCTF) on the return to school
We interview a local social entrepreneur and school trustee for District 57 (Prince George), Trent Derrick, along with Joanne Hapke, President of the SD57 BCTF and Andrea Beckett, President of the SD57 District Parent Advisory Committee. On BC's back-to-school plans and how they are going to shake down locally here in Prince George and the Upper Fraser.
Missing Peter Gzowski in Prince George - Episode #2.01 (23) - Nicole Lindsay on the drug poisoning epidemic and Scott Costen of Redaction Politics
Nicole Lindsay, an organizer of the August 31st Prince George vigil for families who have lost loved ones in the drug poisoning crisis speaks about her experience of losing her son to the epidemic and the need to move beyond discourses of overdose and addiction. Scott Costen the Canadian correspondent for Redaction Politics, a new leftist news source for the Anglosphere talks Maritime politics, police violence and the Green Party leadership race.