Podcast by Upstream
Podcast by Upstream
Plan B Democratizing The Economy
Can you imagine a world in which we move beyond extractive capitalism towards inclusive economic initiatives that result in decent work, poverty reduction, and true community wealth building? Plan B host Ralph Benmergui talks with Democracy Collaborative President Ted Howard about how his organization is doing just that in Cleveland, Ohio, starting with a success story about laundry.
Plan B What Does A Healthy City Look Like?
Here at Upstream, we ask the question: what does a healthy city look like?
Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui went live at the beautiful Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon to consider what it takes to build healthy cities with this stellar panel:
• Dr. Cory Neudorf, Medical Director of Health Surveillance and Reporting with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and coordinator of the Urban Public Health Network of Canada;
• Sugandhi del Canto, who is completing her PhD studies in built environments and healthy food access;
• And Thilina Bandera, a population health researcher who also happens to be on Upstream’s board.
Plan B Canada's Gig Economy
Precarious work is on the rise in Canada. Upstream Radio Plan B host Ralph Benmergui talks with Upstream Executive Director Trish Hennessy about her research on sharing economy workers, what keeps them up at night, and policy solutions. Sari Sairanen, Unifor's Health Safety and Environment Director, weighs in with another solution: collective action through unionization.
Plan B Immigration In Canada
OCASI Executive Director Debbie Douglas joins Upstream Radio’s Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui to talk about immigration and the deliberate misinformation campaigns that have emerged in Canada on the immigration and refugee front. Ralph also talks with independent Senator Ratna Omidvar, who is originally from India but immigrated to Canada with her husband from Iran in 1981.
Plan B Populism in Canada: Can We Talk?
Canada is becoming increasingly polarized. How can we learn to reach across differences? Upstream Radio Plan B host Ralph Benmergui talks with guests Frank Graves (EKOS) and Michael Valpy (University of Toronto) about the rise of ordered populism in Canada. Then he talks with guest Rick Russell, a conflict resolution expert, on how we can learn to put curiousity before ego in political conversations.
Plan B Ep 2 Aging in Suburbia
Aging, suburbia, connectness