Do you know what a pretendian is? If you haven’t heard this term before you’ll definitely want to listen to my interview with Dr. Pam Palmater from Toronto Metropolitan University, who joins me to discuss this harmful trend for indigenous communities, some prominent examples of pretendians, and what is being done about it.
It’s a bittersweet time for parents in their final year of high school as they start to prepare for a new reality in September in University. On one hand you can’t bear the thought of them leaving and on the other you’re excited to see them embark on this new chapter. But there’s a space in between there that most people aren’t paying attention to, and that’s how will they manage without you. Aly Pain joins me to share how to get your kids psychologically ready for this monumental transition.
Anne Brodie is in with new entertainment and this week we have so much to get to! We start with a look at two Canadian gems, Clement Virgo’s Brother and Riceboy from Korean-Canadian filmmaker Anthony Shim. The new documentary Ithaka taks a look at the controversial Julian Assange, and Apple TV+ has Extrapolations, a new eco-drama that envisions what the world may look like as climate change intensifies over the coming years.
Rumina Morris, an expert on Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression, is here to discuss race-based trauma and it’s impact. Rumina is a strong advocate for social justice and human rights and has used her privilege as a leader to draw attention to systemic inequities and demand change.
Rana Bokahri has been described as Canada’s own Erin Brokovich, and is commitmed to improving the lives of people far beyond the political arena she works in. When Rana was running for mayor in her hometown of Winnipeg, she was alerted to asbestos in water and began to dig deeper. She has since started asbestosfreewater.ca and joins me to share why municipalities across the country need to be addressing degrading water pipes now.
Finally Chloé Caroline’s music radiates a warm, authentic, SoCal vibe with asubliminal message for people to live their truth and spread their light. She is here today to discuss her latest album The Awakening with us before we listen to the single Afraid of the Dark.