Episode 8 of ‘Talking to Canadians’

Proud to present Episode 8 of ‘Talking to Canadians,’ featuring my lengthy and highly engaging conversation with Emma Blue. We are entitling this episode “The Continuing Conversation: The Need for Dialogue.”

The title of this episode is drawn from the many insights and observations made by Emma about how social change and institutional responsiveness require that dialogue take place not just between persons, but also between persons and institutions. Emma is deeply involved in helping young adults and marginalized youth engage with social institutions. One of her passions is finding ways to bring the experiences and stories of youth into the public eye and she does this through work with the London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) and in London’s non-profit sector. She does this, I should add, while enrolled as a full-time student in Media Theory and Production, a joint programme between Western University and Fanshawe College.
In addition to her many talents, Emma is also an accomplished spoken word poet.

I hope that you can tune in: https://ryanoconnor.ca/talkingtocanadians/2017/6/25/talking-to-canadians-episode-8

Talking to Canadians Episode 6

After a temporary hiatus, “Talking to Canadians” returns!

Episode 6 features Part 1 of my interview with Susan Toth, a lawyer, civil litigator, advocate, activist and professor here in London, Ontario.

I say “Part 1” because my conversation with Susan was very extensive. Ryan O’Connor and I believe that listeners should be treated to that conversation in its entirety. I found my exchange with Susan enlightening and educative and I came away feeling very gratified that I was given the opportunity to ask her questions and to be treated to her replies.

This episode is entitled “It’s not a justice system, it’s a legal system.” Those are Susan’s words and when you listen you will know why she uttered them.

Ryan and I would again like to thank Susan for giving so much of her time to us. It was truly a pleasure for me to speak with her and I am delighted to be able to share our conversation with you.

https://ryanoconnor.ca/talkingtocanadians/2017/5/24/talking-to-canadians-episode-6

‘Talking to Canadians’ episode #5 (Elisha Stam & Alan Judson)

I sit down for a very enjoyable conversation with Elisha Stam & Alan Judson, two artists who (like us all) hold down day jobs. They also are householders and have two wonderful children.

We discuss writing, music, creativity, and leading the creative life in Canada. Have a listen:

https://ryanoconnor.ca/talkingtocanadians/2017/3/23/talking-to-canadians-episode-5

Episode #3 of ‘Talking to Canadians’

My interview & discussion with James Shelley about water, Earth, technology, history, infrastructure, government and much else is now available here:

https://ryanoconnor.ca/talkingtocanadians/

If you are interested in reading and hearing more from James, I highly recommend his website http://www.JamesShelley.com