Explore African American literature across the sonic colour line with students of Professor Kristen Moriah’s ENGL 471 course at Queen’s University. Each podcast covers a different work of African American literature and mobilizes a variety of songs to further develop new understandings of Black aesthetics, literature, and politics.
Interview with Queen’s Rector, Sam Hiemstra
In this segment of The Scoop, Dinah Jansen sits down with Queen’s University Rector, Sam Hiemstra to discuss his role and what students can expect from his position in office.
Chang 5 Space Mission, How Businesses Will Adapt to a New Type of Black Friday
In the first segment of The Scoop, we chat with Nikhil Arora, PhD Candidate in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy about the Tuesday November 23rd 2020 launch of the Chang 5 space mission to the moon. Arora sheds light on the mission’s goals, and what new samples collected from the moon can yield in terms of research and advancing knowledge about the origins of our planet and universe.
In the next segment, we chat with Dr. Tandy Thomas, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Marketing in the Smith School of Business. Dr. Thomas talks with us about what phenomena drive annual Black Friday hysteria, what Black Friday will look like this year in light of Covid-19 restrictions, what big businesses like the box stores are doing, and what small independent businesses might do as well.
The Scoop: Student Affairs Initiative, Accessibility Queen’s Event, and News Highlights
In this episode of The Scoop, we chat with Larissa Mankis about the student affairs “Treat Yourself” door-to-door initiative.
Further, we report on the updated study spaces on Queen’s University campus that went into affect the week of November 16, 2020, as well as the closing of the Tea Room on campus.
We also interview members of Accessibility Queen’s about their event coming up on December 3rd, which you can register here for!
Additionally, find our weekly traffic report at the end of the segment.
The Scoop: News Highlights Nov. 9th – 14th
In this episode of The Scoop, we report on AMS Assembly proceedings from November 12th, completion of the John Counter Boulevard Overpass project, Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s new online peer tutoring program for teens & tweens, Friends of Cataraqui Trail Rudolph Run & Walk, YMCA & City partnership to offer Artillery Park members admission to YMCA to end of the year, KFPL’s new Make a Will programming and Mayor Paterson and Greater of Kingston Chamber of Commerce reactions to the Provincial Budget.
Further, this episode breaks down current procedures for users of the Wolfe Island Ferry Terminal and sheds light on recent work of Lionhearts Inc. in partnership with Stages Nightclub and LCVI.
We also chat with Aara McAuley, the new Artistic Director of Kingston Writers’ Fest about her new role and what’s in store for KWF.
Interview with Dr. Ramesh Zacharias
In this feature of The Scoop, CFRC’s Campus News Coordinator, Joel Sindle, sits down with Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, CEO and Medical Director of the Chronic Pain Centre of Excellence for Canadian Veterans.
Prof. John Smol on Biden’s Win & Prospects for the Environment
Professor John Smol from the Department of Biology at Queen’s University and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change joins us in this segment. Smol has observed that there were “two very different directions for the environment [that were] contested with the US elections. The outcome will not only affect local environmental issues, but also the largest global problem facing humanity today — climate change. Time is running out, as we continue sleepwalking to disaster.” Learn more from Professor Smol about his views on the prospects for the environment and policy-making related to climate change following the Joe Biden’s election in the United States on November 7th 2020.