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Check out this podcast for all the details on the exciting, vibrant culture Kingston, Ontario has to offer residents and visitors alike! Host Michael Assheton-Smith gives you an in-depth look at #YGK music, arts, culture, food, events, festivals, parades and more though analysis and interviews! A great way to get to know the Limestone City!

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Check out this podcast for all the details on the exciting, vibrant culture Kingston, Ontario has to offer residents and visitors alike! Host Michael Assheton-Smith gives you an in-depth look at #YGK music, arts, culture, food, events, festivals, parades and more though analysis and interviews! A great way to get to know the Limestone City!

    “We Naturally Got Hostile: Voices from the Kingston Penitentiary Riot of 1932.’

    “We Naturally Got Hostile: Voices from the Kingston Penitentiary Riot of 1932.’

    For four days in October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary revolted, protesting conditions in the prison until the guards and militia regained control. The shock of this event led to public calls for prison reform, changes within the prison system, and eventually the 1938 Royal Commission on the Penal System of Canada. The history of the riot, however, has usually been told using only government reports and newspapers, or relegated to a small part in the biographies of famous individuals. Using previously untapped archival materials – including interviews, letters and manifestos – this talk will focus on what the prisoners themselves thought about their incarceration and the causes of the riot.  By exploring the complaints, criticisms, fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations of the imprisoned, the talk will restore their demands and goals to a central place in understanding this watershed event in Canadian history.







    This lecture given by Cameron Willis occurred on November 21, 2019 at 12 noon at City Hall in Kingston, Ontario as part of the Heritage Resource Centre Lecture Series

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    2019 Canadian Federal Election Series: Roundtable No. 1: Domestic Issues

    2019 Canadian Federal Election Series: Roundtable No. 1: Domestic Issues

    Want to dig deeper into the domestic issues at the forefront of Canadian election politics right now? Check out this podcast of the Oct. 2nd Roundtable from the 2019 Canadian Federal Election Series presented by the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University.







    The domestic issues and their expert panelists are:Environment:               Kyla Tienhaara (Environmental Studies, Queen’s)Official Languages:     Stephanie Chouinard (Political Studies, Queen’s/Political Science, RMC)Indigenous Issues:      Elisha Corbett (Political Studies, Queen’s)Health:                        Jenna Healey (History, Queen’s)







    Moderated by Christian Leuprecht

    (Political Studies, Queen’s/Political Science, RMC)







    Thank you to Chris Cornish and the School of Policy Studies for furnishing the audio recording of this roundtable. Be sure to visit the Policy Talks page for details on upcoming talks and roundtables!

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    Federal MP All Candidates Debate for Kingston and the Islands 3 October 2019

    Federal MP All Candidates Debate for Kingston and the Islands 3 October 2019

    This special podcast is a recording of the Kingston and the Islands All-Candidates MP Debate hosted this morning, October 3rd 2019 by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce at the Renaissance Event Venue on Queen Street in Kingston from 8 to 9:30 a.m.  In this special broadcast, you’ll hear Mark Gerretson, Incumbent MP and liberal Candidate, Barrington Walker, the NDP candidate; Ruslan Yakovichuck for the Conservative Party, Candice Christmas with the Green Party and Andy Brooke of the People’s Party of Canada respond to questions related to issues including simplified tax laws, federal deficit management, enhancing business prosperity in the region, solutions for housing shortages in the region, policies to address climate change, military spending, health and pharmacare, supporting post-secondary education, impact of climate change and precipitation on shoreline homes & businesses, and support plans for small business owners.  There is just over an hour and a half of recorded footage from the event.  We’ll play a brief a few local #ygk music selections to serve as an intermission as well including local greats:







    Miss Emily-Hold Back the RiverOakridge Ave. – Endless NightsEmily Bashell-GoneChris Koster-Runaway FireJenica Rayne-It’s Never too Late







     

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    Ep. 7 Charlotte Cornfield & In Ireland We Rented a Car From Criminals

    Ep. 7 Charlotte Cornfield & In Ireland We Rented a Car From Criminals

    In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith continues with part 2 of his segment with Wolfe Island Music Festival artists. This episode features an interview with Polaris Prize nominated artist Charlotte Cornfield about her latest LP, The Shape of Your Name. After this, Michael talks with Lauren Allen and Nathan Coppens who are performing their play, In Ireland We Rented A Car From Criminals, as part of the Storefront Fringe Festival.

    • 57 Min.
    Ep. 6 Emilie Steele & The Kick and Push Festival

    Ep. 6 Emilie Steele & The Kick and Push Festival

    In this episode of Life of Kingston, Michael Assheton-Smith spotlights Wolfe Island Music Festival artists in this first of a 2 part segment. He chats with Emilie Steele of Emilie Steele and the Deal, who talks about her most recent EP as well as the importance of the festival. After this, he also chats with Liam Karry who is the Creative Director of the Kick & Push festival, which showcases amazing theatrical talent in Kingston.

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    Ep. 5 Buskers Rendezvous & Olivea

    Ep. 5 Buskers Rendezvous & Olivea

    In this episode of Life of Kingston, host Michael Assheton-Smith visits Confederation Park to witness some of the talent and entertainment that Kingston Buskers Rendezvous brought into town. Afterwards, he talkswith Chef Stev George of Olivea in advance of his chef cooking demo in Market Square on July 13.

    • 59 Min.

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