Crisis Watch: Kingston is a brand new documentary series available on air at CFRC and anywhere you listen to podcasts. Every month, host Sebastian Vaillancourt will sit down with multiple guests from all walks of life in Kingston to discuss the many social justice issues facing our community. From the Housing Crisis to Mental Health Care and everything in between, join us on our quest for truth, understanding and balanced conversation in these times of crisis.
This project is made possible through the generous support of the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres program.
February Update – ICH and Infestations with Kyle Fillo
This month on Crisis Watch: Kingston, join host Sebastian Vaillancourt and guest Kyle Fillo as they discuss ongoing efforts to support Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub, end food insecurity, and raise awareness for tenants living in pest infested buildings.
The Integrated Care Hub with Kingston City Council
This month on Crisis Watch: Kingston, we begin to explore the intersections of the Housing Crisis and Opioid Epidemic as we take an in depth look at the Integrated Care Hub, a local homeless shelter which provides care for those struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues here in Kingston. Join host Sebastian Vaillancourt as we follow the history of “The Hub” through the perspective of Kingston City Council as they struggle to find a meaningful and humane response to the encampment at Belle Park, and challenges to their best efforts to date.
No New Variants with John Gallant
In this month’s episode join host Sebastian Vaillancourt and guest John Gallant of Kingston Peace Council as they attempt to understand the ongoing spike of Covid-19 cases in Kingston by exploring the foreign policy decisions responsible for the emergence of new and more infectious variants.
Winter is Coming with Bhavana Varma and Special Guests
In this episode of Crisis Watch: Kingston, we continue on our journey towards understanding the Housing Crisis by taking a look at the shape and state of the homeless community here in Kingston. This month, join host Sebastian Vaillancourt and guest Bhavana Varma, President and CEO of United Way for KFL&A, as they talk statistics and demographics, and hear 2 first hand accounts of what life on Kingston’s streets is really like.
Episode 01 “Defining Crises with Ivan Stoiljkovic and Doug Yearwood”
In this first episode of Crisis Watch: Kingston, we start on our journey towards understanding the Housing Crisis by first taking a moment to talk about what exactly a crisis is. This month, join host Sebastian Vaillancourt and guests Ivan Stoiljkovic and Doug Yearwood as they delve into the worlds of Kingston Housing, Gentrification, and the impacts of Capitalism.