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Jon Gaunt's Simple as Fat Podcast is the story of his journey of reversing his Type 2 Diabetes, and taking back control of his life by changing his diet, walking and losing weight. At the start of the story Jon (56) weighs 306 pounds, is morphing into the sofa and can’t tie his own shoelaces. Blood sugar through the roof and blood pressure off the scale, depressed and heading to an early grave. Jon suddenly decides that it’s time for action and gets off his Fat Ass and starts walking. Jon wa ...
 
The Project Management Debate Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores different topics related to project management, transformation, strategy, and leadership. The format of this 20-25 minute podcast includes a key question that is debated by Philip and Mary Elizabeth Diab. The structure includes a brief introduction, opening statements, questions and answers, and closing statements. The podcast is hosted on SoundCloud and in the process of being published on the iTunes store. Listen and t ...
 
Diabetes Core Update is a monthly podcast that presents and discusses the latest clinically relevant articles from the American Diabetes Association’s four science and medical journals – Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 15 minutes long and presents 5-6 recently published articles from ADA journals. Intended for practicing physicians and health care professionals, Diabetes Core Update discusses how the latest research and informa ...
 
We just moved to Japan for 3 months, and we don't really know the language or what we're doing. Whoopsie! Join us long-distance sisters, Kasey and Allyson Golden, as we share our goofs and successes in Japan, stories from our childhood, and everything in-between with you once a week.
 
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Diabetes Core Update is a monthly podcast that presents and discusses the latest clinically relevant articles from the American Diabetes Association’s four science and medical journals – Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and presents 5-6 recently published articles from …
 
A new study has found that air pollution from fossil fuels was responsible for more than 8.7 million deaths globally in 2018. This death toll exceeds the combined total of people who die globally each year from smoking tobacco plus those who die of malaria. The study was published in the journal Environmental Research earlier this month. We talk wi…
 
Vancouver City Council approved rezoning applications for two new housing projects spearheaded by local Indigenous societies, despite neighbourhood opposition. Council also looked at how they could support reconciliation, bring in paid sick leave and protect West End residents from homophobic street preachers. All this, and more, in today’s City Be…
 
Ben Parfitt says the BC government doesn’t have a good handle on how much water the major industries in the province use. He argues that we need to get that information before we can implement effective policies to encourage conservation and sound management of our water. Ben Parfitt is a resource policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy …
 
The BC government says that fracking and the natural gas industry will not only be economically beneficial for the province but also consistent with the province’s climate action plan. Peter McCartney disagrees. McCartney is climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee and author of the just released report Planet on Fire: Let’s End Fracking in …
 
Following the unanimous passage of an NDP motion, the Canadian government has designated the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity. The move came swiftly on the heels the Trump-led white nationalist insurrection at the US Capitol. While this might seem like a big win, many progressive and anti-racist organizations are asking if putting white supremacist…
 
Hassan Diab’s ordeal began over 12 years ago when France requested his extradition in relation to the bombing of a Paris synagogue in 1980. Hassan was extradited to France in 2014 where he spent 3 years in solitary confinement. Finally French authorities dropped all charges against Hassan Diab, citing lack of evidence, and Diab returned to Canada. …
 
A new program recently introduced by the Vancouver Police Department authorizes officers to remove people if they have allegedly violated the provincial Trespass Act. The VPD’s Trespass Prevention Program allows them to do this even if there wasn’t a call to 911. We talk with Meenakshi Mannoe, criminalization and policing campaigner at Pivot Legal …
 
In this special edition of Diabetes Technology three diabetes experts join us to discuss to potential for improvement in care of persons with diabetes with the use of diabetes technology. This special edition is supported by unrestricted educational grants to the American Diabetes Association from Abbott Diabetes Care and Dexcom. For more informati…
 
The Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen has led to the death of 250,000 people and created the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. On Jan 25, people around the world protested against their governments’ support for the war. In Canada, peace and labour activists blocked trucks at Paddock Transport International, a Hamilton company involved…
 
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are large investment companies that own, and in most cases operate, rental apartment buildings. Housing activists say REITs result in the loss of affordable rental units and drive gentrification, in order to make the highest profit for their investors. On February 9, Vancouver city councillor Jean Swanson is br…
 
Canadian supermarkets throw out tons of unsold food every day. A common misunderstanding is that this food is rotten and useless. The truth is that most food thrown out is edible. Greenpeace is calling on supermarkets to reform their practices. They would like to see the big chains commit to a zero edible food waste target. We talk with Ann Foo, a …
 
Canadian history, as many of us learned it in high school, leaves out or distorts the histories of many Canadians who do not fit into the prescribed narrative of this country. Students are often left questioning how they can study a past that does not reflect their present. A new book, Transforming the Canadian History Classroom: Imagining a New "W…
 
The 4,300 unionized employees who work at the publicly-owned Hastings Park at the Pacific National Exhibition have been left out of Canada's economic recovery plan and are subsequently out of work. Vancouver City Council finally paid some attention to this issue last week. Also, in this week’s City Beat report, Ian Mass talks about housing for rent…
 
As the world struggles with the second wave of the pandemic and vaccines are being rolled out, we are starting to hear calls for an app that could store a record of a Covid-19 vaccination. Françoise Baylis is a philosopher with a special interest in medical ethics. She tells us some of her concerns with how a vaccination record for Covid-19 could b…
 
In 2017 the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons started an international movement to develop a treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. On January 22, the treaty was endorsed by 122 countries at the United Nations. Canada was not a signatory but there is a petition to Parliament to change that. Dr. Nancy Covington is with the Can…
 
Diabetes Core Update is a monthly podcast that presents and discusses the latest clinically relevant articles from the American Diabetes Association’s four science and medical journals – Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and presents 5-6 recently published articles from …
 
On Jan 18, Nunavut Independent Television made history when it launched Canada’s first all-Inuit Inuktut TV channel. Uvagut TV is the first Indigenous–language channel in Canada. Lucy Tulugarjuk is chair and executive director of Nunavut Independent Television. She’s also director of the Inuit-language children’s film, Tia and Piujuq. Lucy Tulugarj…
 
There are a complex web of laws and jurisdictional issues that affect our coasts and oceans. The question is how we can use these laws to better protect our water and marine life. West Coast Environmental Law has put together a guide to these marine protection laws. We speak with lawyer Stephanie Hewson about that guide.…
 
The Vancouver School Boards owns billions of dollars worth of property around Vancouver, including the land that the Kingsgate Mall is located on. Some VSB trustees are considering selling off land to private developers to meet funding priorities. OneCity school board trustee Jennifer Reddy is opposed to what she calls the privatization of public l…
 
As the climate emergency advances, we need to push for a just transition for everyone. Workers in extractive industries, and the communities that depend on them, deserve solid plans to address the negative effects of the fossil fuel wind-down. Marc Lee and Seth Klein take a look at possible models in a recent post on the CCPA blog, policynote.ca. W…
 
Six years ago, the BC Civil Liberties Association made a complaint against the RCMP after it discovered that it spied on the activities of people opposed to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project. The final report of the Complaints Commission for the RCMP came out in mid-December. We talk with Jessica Magonet of the BCCLA about what the repor…
 
The MST Corporation is a partnership between the Musqueam Indian Band and the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nation and it’s the developer of a big parcel of land in the Cambie corridor. Ian Mass joins us in a new edition of City Beat to tell us more about MST and to discuss other civic issues from land acknowledgements in Surrey to inappropriate twee…
 
The global pandemic has deepened the divide between the wealthy and those struggling to make ends meet. This crisis of inequality has fostered new calls for a wealth tax. Two Ontario doctors say that healing economic inequity will lead to better health for everyone. Drs. Danyaal Raza and Edward Xie published the recent commentary, Let’s turn wealth…
 
In this episode of Practice Pearls: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Dr. Andrew Bzowyckyj discusses overcoming resistance to treatment intensification. This is part of the American Diabetes Association’s Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia initiative supported by Strategic Sponsors AstraZeneca and Sanofi, plus Supporting Sponsors Merck and Novo Nordisk. T…
 
The National Trust manages historic properties and areas of countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In September, the Trust commissioned a report on connections between their properties and colonialism, including links with historic slavery. The report attracted the attention of a group of Conservative MPs who are attempting to discredi…
 
British Columbia's energy minister says he has received a report on the status of the Site C dam project and will present its findings to cabinet soon. Bruce Ralston says the report by former deputy finance minister Peter Milburn is "helpful," but he wouldn't discuss its findings until they are reviewed by the cabinet and Premier John Horgan. We ta…
 
The newly released book Great Anarchists aims to bring radical ideas to a wider, non-academic audience. The book presents a series of vignettes on ten individuals who helped to lay the foundations of the anarchist tradition. We speak with co-author Ruth Kinna of Loughborough University in the UK.By Redeye Collective
 
In this episode of Practice Pearls: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Dr. Eden Miller discusses practical tips for how to effectively facilitate prior authorizations. This is part of the American Diabetes Association’s Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia initiative supported by Strategic Sponsors AstraZeneca and Sanofi, plus Supporting Sponsors Merck and N…
 
As B.C. expands the safe supply program for illicit drugs, researchers are calling on the province to do the same for people living with severe alcohol dependencies. BC currently has five of Canada’s managed alcohol programs – known as MAPs. We speak with Meaghan Brown is a PhD candidate at the UVic school of nursing and collaborator on the Canadia…
 
The tragic deaths of thousands of seniors in care homes has highlighted the critical need for federal standards in the provision of long-term care. The pandemic has exposed a fragmented and under-resourced system that is heavily reliant on for-profit delivery. A new discussion paper released in November proposes foundational principles for continui…
 
The vaccine rollout in Canada has given us the sense that there is light at the end of the tunnel. But the pandemic continues to rage, and the picture for poorer countries that aren’t first up for vaccine distribution is much bleaker. Jason Nickerson is humanitarian affairs advisor for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières in Ottawa. He …
 
Diabetes Core Update is a monthly podcast that presents and discusses the latest clinically relevant articles from the American Diabetes Association’s four science and medical journals – Diabetes, Diabetes Care, Clinical Diabetes, and Diabetes Spectrum. Each episode is approximately 20 minutes long and presents 5-6 recently published articles from …
 
In September, the Canadian government signalled its intention to develop nuclear power as part of its investment in clean technology companies. One aspect of the plan could see small modular reactors placed in remote communities currently powered by diesel. We discuss this new strategy with Susan O’Donnell of the Coalition for Responsible Energy De…
 
A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives takes a look at the economic performance of coal mines located in mountain caribou habitat in northeastern British Columbia, where mining has been identified as a key driver of caribou extirpation. Economist Robyn Allan is co-author of the report, Who Benefits From Caribou Decline?…
 
In this episode of Practice Pearls: Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia Drs. Robert Gabbay and Dr. Kamlesh Khunti discuss an overview of Therapeutic Inertia and the American Diabetes Associations initiative on overcoming therapeutic inertia. This is part of the American Diabetes Association’s Overcoming Therapeutic Inertia initiative supported by Strate…
 
As countries are rolling out plans to distribute new vaccines for Covid-19, Canada has to depend on foreign corporations to produce and obtain vaccines. But that has not always been the case - Canada used to have significant capacity to develop and produce important vaccines and drugs. Health policy researcher Colleen Fuller explains how Canada los…
 
In this third episode of the three-part series “Influenza and Diabetes,” Drs. John Russell and Neil Skolnik discuss frequently asked questions about diabetes, heart disease, the effects of influenza and the impact of influenza vaccination. They also discuss the details of currently available vaccine choices and strategies to enhance vaccination rat…
 
On November 18, the federal Conservatives convinced the NDP, Greens and the Bloc to support a motion declaring that the People’s Republic of China is threatening Canada’s national interest and its values, and Parliament needs to do something decisive about it. To talk about the significance of this resolution, we're joined by John Price, professor …
 
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