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Produced on the University of Ottawa campus, in downtown Ottawa.
The capital city of the North, on the great Turtle Island.

The Fulcrum is the University of Ottawa's English newspaper.
The Fulcrum Radio Show has the mandate to become the best weekly (or more) news show in the country!

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Produced on the University of Ottawa campus, in downtown Ottawa.
The capital city of the North, on the great Turtle Island.

The Fulcrum is the University of Ottawa's English newspaper.
The Fulcrum Radio Show has the mandate to become the best weekly (or more) news show in the country!

    Episode 15 THE FINALE: Christopher Lambert, The Blue Balloon series; Sarah Dolson on Rove Beetles

    Episode 15 THE FINALE: Christopher Lambert, The Blue Balloon series; Sarah Dolson on Rove Beetles

    It’s been one heck of a run, this is our season finale.We’re at the end, it’s been an amazing journey. Right now, we do not know what the future holds. Our outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Charley Dutil is the one who thought of this podcast first, and so he should some credit for the idea. He also thought of adding a science section to the paper, and Emma Williams did a damn good job with that. As of now, we don’t know what next year looks like, but we are happy to say that The Fulcrum Radio Show, is getting a spin-off! The Fulcrum Science Show with Emma Williams is gonna debut soon, We are all very excited about that.This has been a really fun ride for me, that lead me to meet so many amazing people. It was important to me, we take the last show to shed some light on a subject we haven’t covered enough on. We live in a world, where hate and misinformation is spreading fast. Hate is alive and well, as we’ve seen first hand in Ottawa in recent times, during the illegal truck occupation that took place in downtown. There were many bad flags being waved. We saw nazi flags, confederate flags, those weird yellow don’t tread on me’s and of course, rather oddly or maybe rather fittingly. The American flag and flags that said Trump 2024. A complex, but comparable reflection of the January 6th insurrection which took place in the United States.This is why, we believe it is important to pay attention to things that are happening in other places. Presently, in Texas - long standing laws put in place after the Roe v Wade case, which ruled that criminalizing abortion was a violation of a woman’s constitutional right of privacy, and infringed on their liberty’s have been struck down. Forcing many women to go underground, or for the ones who can afford it, fly to other states for the procedures.Now, another worrying hate movement, this one in Florida. The Parental rights and education act. Or as it’s more widely known, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Supporters of the bill say, it would give parents greater control over their child’s education. Legal experts say the bill is shrouded with hate, vilifying LGBT people and opening the door for teachers to get sued just by talking about them. And that brings us to our feature interview. Today on the show, we have an interview with Christopher Lambert. Chris is a LGBT children’s author, based out of Orlando. His book series, The Blue Balloon draws inspiration from his own life and he says this bill is trying to cover up LGBT children, cutting them off access and the support that they need.And Emma Williams, is finally (and-well-deservingly) getting her own show! She is here in conversation with Sarah Dolson, a Ph. D. candidate at the University of Ottawa who has been studying rove beetles. Emma dives deep into the research that lead Sarah Dolson onto Costa Rican volcanos in her efforts to track the bugs.Today reading headlines is Mariana Gomez and Sophie long.Jasmine McKnight with sports.

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    FULCRUM SPECIAL: Dr. Walter Hendelman, ReimagineOttawa

    FULCRUM SPECIAL: Dr. Walter Hendelman, ReimagineOttawa

    Our regular program is on hiatus for the next few weeks, but we want to take the opportunity to bring you a special feature. An extended conversation with Dr. Walter Hendelman, a physician and the guy who literally wrote the book on Neuroanatomy.In fact he wrote a lot of books about Neuroanatomy, Doctor Hendelman is a distinguished fellow whose storied career has spanned decades and former employee I should add, from the University of Ottawa. Dr. Hendelman now retired has been putting his efforts into the ongoing issues with the Civic Hospital proposal and the Central Experimental Farm. Dr. Hendelman is a member, of ReImagineOttawa and it was an absolute delight to speak with him.In this in-depth discussion about the current plan for the proposed Ottawa Civic Hospital, we discuss issues related to the planning and selection process. The failed promises of two of the city’s most recent legacy projects, Lansdowne and the LRT.Issues of accessibility which plague the current Civic proposal, the inevitable swelling of downtown traffic, and a whole lot more.Dr. Hendelman brings up the question, if it's so important we get started on building the new civic hospital, why is the first priority the parking garage?

    • 56 min
    FULCRUM SPECIAL: Climate Justice U Ottawa

    FULCRUM SPECIAL: Climate Justice U Ottawa

    A special episode of The Fulcrum Radio Show, featuring our Editor-in-Chief, Charley Dutil.Recently he met with Mary Stewart and Erica Leighton from the University of Ottawa in Environmental Studies who are behind the group, Climate Justice U Ottawa.They push for change locally, and make the argument that we need to start divesting from fossil fuels immediately.In this day and age, where climate change is one of the most serious issues facing us today, Climate Justice U Ottawa is taking action to spread the message that we need strong environmental policy and we need it now.

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    BREAKING NEWS: Police Services Board Public Meeting Cancelled

    BREAKING NEWS: Police Services Board Public Meeting Cancelled

    Our regular program is on hiatus for the next few weeks, But we’re here to bring you a special news release.This coming Monday, the Ottawa police board has cancelled their public meeting.They didn’t cancel the meeting, they are not going to let the public in. This would be the first public meeting since the city councillors, Diane deans, Rawlson King, Sandy Smallwood and Carol Anne Meehan were ousted from their roles on the police services board.The reason for cancelling the public access to the meeting?They say the councillors need to get up to speed. Robin Browne is with 613 - 819 Black Hub, and he says, they’re already up to speed and we need answers now.

    • 26 min
    Save The Hunt Club Forest

    Save The Hunt Club Forest

    This is a special episode of The Fulcrum Radio Show,Hunt Club is a road in the south of Ottawa that runs east to west spanning the city. The Hunt Club Forest is close to the airport, in fact it is airport property. Of course, the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport, and its land is owned by the crown. As an international travel point, that part of the crown would be the Ministry of Transportation.Hunt club road runs along south Ottawa, east to west. The boundaries of the forest are airport property. Right next to the forest, is Otto’s BMW dealership. The dealership put in a development application to buy some of the forest, so they could extend their parking lot and park a few more BMWs out there. While Mark LaRoche, the President of the Airport Authority has been public about his support about selling the forest.So I went out to the hunt club forest, to speak with some people who really care about this issue. And that’s where this story starts.We go out to the Hunt Club Forest and meet Jennifer Dey, Michael Vorobej, Carolyn Ewers, Zoe Pomainville and Don Paice.Special thanks to Violet Manh, Keagan Knight, Romano DiFranco and Alicia Bedore.

    • 30 min
    Episode 14: Terry Chilibeck, retired helicopter pilot/former inspector Ministry of Transportation, and Dr. Matthew Pamenter on naked mole-rats

    Episode 14: Terry Chilibeck, retired helicopter pilot/former inspector Ministry of Transportation, and Dr. Matthew Pamenter on naked mole-rats

    Today on the show,Councillor Catherine McKenney opens the show from this week’s council meeting, questioning Mayor Jim Watson over his ousting of Councillors Diane Deans, Rawlson King, Carol Anne Meehan and Sandy Smallwood from the Ottawa police services board.This week Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly resigned and the councillors were ousted over the selection of a new interim police chief, the police services board wanted to hire Matthew Torigian, a former police chief from Waterloo, who was also a former deputy solicitor general in Ontario. Torigian is also a distinguished fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto.The Mayor and his council supporters argue that Torigian was an outsider and didn't know the city of Ottawa, his critics say, that was the point.Our feature interview today is with Terry Chilibeck, a retired helicopter pilot and former heli-pad inspector with the Ministry of Transportation. Terry is trying to shed light on the design process for the new civic hospital’s heli-pad. He makes the case, that as our city and it’s developers continue to develop the area around Carling and Bronson with high-rises, continuously changing wind patterns will disrupt any medical-evac-chopper’s flight route.And Emma Williams is in conversation with Dr. Matthew Pamenter, a researcher from the University of Ottawa who has been studying the hypoxic environments of naked mole-rats. Dr. Pamenter work showcases how the species uses thermogenesis to regulate its body temperature.Reading headlines today is Gabrielle Muzychka and Shailee Shah.Jasmine McKnight with Sports.

    • 59 min

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