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Hosted by Tina-Desiree Berg, MA in Philosophy, with Correspondent Sean Beckner-Carmitchel joining the show December 2020. The District 34 Podcast builds on the idea that local action creates national results. From the inside of the Democratic party to the forces pushing it left, the 34th Congressional District of California has developed into a hot bed of advocacy and an incubator of new political voices. We tell the stories of activists on the ground. This is the podcast for those looking t ...
 
The Forgotten Corner is a weekly podcast recorded in Medicine Hat, the 65,000-citizen hub of southeast Alberta, where people often wonder, “When will everyone just do what we want to do?” Scott Schmidt, Jeremy Appel and Mo Cranker have a combined journalistic experience of more than 20 years, much of that spent covering news and politics in Medicine Hat. After garnering some attention through the Medicine Hat News for our willingness to criticize the provincial government, we thought a podca ...
 
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Dr. Christine Gibson and Dr. Cynthia Puddu join Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean and Kathleen Smith to talk about the evolution of the conversation around homelessness, mental and physical health - even outside of a pandemic. Something they all have in common is that being able to meet basic needs is an inescapable foundation of social determinants of heal…
 
Latasha Calf Robe joins The Forgotten Corner this week to discuss Alberta’s recent decision to expand coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the further trampling of Indigenous rights as the UCP strives for corporate profits over the health and culture of the Blackfoot people, and Albertans as a whole. Latasha offers a passion…
 
Sean Carmitchel's interview with Rebecca Brown of Courtwatch Los Angeles. Courtwatch is a volunteer court observation organization working to keep the criminal system transparent & accountable. Send tips & inquiries: courtwatchlosangeles@gmail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
For Part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Joe Vipond, we spoke about COVID, of course, and what it's been like working in a hospital during a global health crisis. He also answers our questions on ventilation and how that could provide a safer way for kids to return to school. Read The Sprawl's piece on WesJet here. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon …
 
It's almost like everyone was thinking about upcoming elections. Deirdre Mitchell MacLean and Kathleen Smith welcome two former Deputy Premiers, Sarah Hoffman (Alberta NDP), and Diana Whelan (Nova Scotia Liberals) to talk about role models, running, opposing, and governing. Just in time for all those women who might be weighing the pros and cons of…
 
In Part 1 of our chat with Dr. Joe Vipond, we talk about the climate crisis and his role in getting the burning of coal banned in Alberta. We also discuss the limits of being a political physician. Check out the Calgary Climate Hub. Learn more about the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★…
 
In a little over three years, The Sprawl, a Calgary-based independent media outlet, has grown from a “pop-up” journalism initiative started in order to cover the 2017 municipal election, to more than 1,800 crowd-funding subscribers. Simply put, Calgarians like what The Sprawl offers: truth. That support has allowed The Sprawl to grow to a core grou…
 
Tracy is not only a nurse, but also is the Director of PPE Now LA- an organization dedicated to providing front-line healthcare workers, protestors and the unhoused with both hygiene and protective equipment during the Pandemic. Los Angeles has been experiencing record numbers of both cases and deaths, with intense lockdowns being instituted throug…
 
The idea that every story needs to be “balanced” is not one that is taught in journalism school, but once you enter the Mainstream industry, it tends to become the No. 1 requirement. But the media’s long pursuit of balance has given an equal platform to those with bad science, and the factual issues we face as a planet and a species have become top…
 
This week in the studio, Sean Beckner-Carmitchel joins Tina-Desiree Berg. Eman Padilla was arrested not far from a protest outside Sheriff Alex Villanueva's home in Los Angeles County on November 18, 2020. At that time, he was told there was a warrant for his arrest and charged with Attempted Train Derailment- a charge that holds a maximum of life …
 
Brent Smith is an instructor at Medicine Hat College, and the developer of a new sustainable agriculture program set to begin next year called AgroEcology. Brent joins The Forgotten Corner this week to discuss the essential need for society to shift toward sustainable living, and to provide details on his new program at MHC. We run through some of …
 
It's the first night of Hannukah and we've got a very Jewish panel episode this week. Dan Moser of Alberta Jewish News joins Jeremy and Roberta to answer Scott's questions about Jewish identity, white privilege and, yes, Israel. Follow the Alberta Jewish News on Twitter @ABJewishNews and visit their website at www.albertajewishnews.com Here's a lin…
 
A natural follow up to changing careers seemed to be education and retraining. Angie Nikoleychuk and Bridget Stirling join Kathleen Smith and Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean to talk about pandemic post-secondary and generational inspirations, positive and negative - our mothers, grandmothers, and all the women who help out along the way. Subscribe on patr…
 
As the second wave of COVID-19 rages on in Alberta and across the country, most of us are starting to truly understand what a global crisis is like. For advocates like Emma Jackson, co-founder of Climate Justice Edmonton, seeing that level of widespread clarity has been a dream scenario regarding the nightmare we face with our climate. The climate …
 
When Susan Wright began her blog, Susan on the Soapbox, she wanted to make a difference advocating for Albertans’ right to a strong health-care system. A decade later she has become a household name on the province’s pundit scene, and her blog on all things politics is well known in every corner of Alberta. With a long career in law in the rearview…
 
Dr Asatar Blair studied political economy under Dr Richard Wolff. He currently teaches at Riverside City College. He is also the author of Prison Labor in the United States: An Economic Analysis. Join us in conversation on political economy from a Marxist point of View. This is part one of a two part series. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and op…
 
Deirdre Mitchell-MacLean is a freelance journalist and host of the Political RnD podcast. She has had her finger directly on the pulse of Alberta politics since 2015, and has met and worked with some of the province’s biggest names along the way. She is a former board member for the Alberta Party, a former employee of Derek Fildebrandt at his media…
 
In a first for the Forgotten Corner, we open up the proverbial mailbag and answer listener questions. In doing so, we discuss the under-reported closing of a recovery centre in northern Alberta for homeless men at the same time as the UCP is lavishing money on private facilities. And we also give a local listener tips on how to get politically invo…
 
In a shift away from Alberta politics, The Forgotten Corner crew welcomes Dr. Roberta Lexier this week to talk about the gong show that is the U.S. election. At the time of recording, it had been 24 hours since the polls closed and there was still no winner declared. Going by up-to-date information at the time, it was looking like Democratic candid…
 
In part two of our interview with Thomas Lukaszuk, the longtime Progressive Conservative MLA, cabinet minister and former Deputy Premier looks back at some of the portfolios he oversaw, the hard decisions he had to implement, some of the regrets that he has and the responsibility he feels, in hindsight, for the consequences of governing. Listen to …
 
We at The Forgotten Corner understand that most Albertans aren’t going to listen to this show and immediately adopt a new outlook on how the province should be governed. We know that being a conservative means a great deal to a lot of people here, and that feeling comes from their bones, from their blood. Listen to Part 2 here. However, as not only…
 
The United Conservative government announced in February its plan to close 20 provincial parks and seek third-party management for 164 Crown sites, and the public was furious. Then COVID-19 hit. With all that has occurred in 2020 to date, it’s easy to understate the importance (and danger) of this decision, as what is already a vastly under-protect…
 
Whether it be for purposes of cruelty or simply an ideology gone too far, the United Conservative government in Alberta has taken aim at people with disabilities on multiple occasions, and all involving their wallet. Marie Renaud, now in her second term at the Alberta legislature in the riding of St. Albert, specifically entered politics to advocat…
 
Medicine Hat is in the midst of a suicide epidemic. Around 10 young men have taken their lives since June, compared to two who have died from COVID since March. What causes someone to lose hope to the extent that they consider ending their lives? We brought in a panel of people from the same demographic as the suicide victims to discuss their own b…
 
When the premier of the province begins discussing persons with disabilities as if they are just another draining cost on the budget, maybe it’s time to ask more than questions about his political goals. Maybe it’s time to talk more about the man himself. Is Jason Kenney a cut-throat, hard-nosed politician willing to do the necessary things to achi…
 
If the United Conservative government in Alberta is hell bent on picking fights with the province’s workforce, the Alberta Federation of Labour says, “Bring it on.” Premier Jason Kenney knows the labour movement is the biggest threat his government faces in its pursuit of a more private, less public Alberta where corporations are freer than ever to…
 
When we hear “religious” we often think “right wing,” and in The Forgotten Corner, there’s no shortage of reasons why that might be. But being a person of faith is not a life sentence to being conservative, and you don’t even have to venture out of Medicine Hat to find a prime example of that. Rev. Dave Pollard, a born-and-raised Albertan, has been…
 
David Kim is an immigration attorney, community organizer, and current neighborhood council board member. He has been endorsed by Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson. We discuss the current issues facing LA and solutions like UBI and Medicare for All. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The Forgotten Corner’s official stance on the business behind professional sports would not be a favourable one, and the idea of idolizing celebrity would not do much better. But that being said, as sports fans ourselves, it’s not hard to wrap our brains around the idea that professional sports figures have real power to influence. Athletes in the …
 
For the past five years, Calgary-based Support Our Students has been a vocal advocate for strong, universal public education system from the perspective of Alberta’s youth. Barb Silva, who has handled the non-partisan group’s communications during that time, has made a name as the outspoken public voice of SOS, drawing attention from politicians an…
 
Building the Progressive Movement into a Winning Movement Host/Moderator – Alan Minsky, PDA Panelist – Susie Shannon, DNC Poverty Council; Michael Lighty, Bill Fletcher Jr, Senator Nina Turner, Jesse Jackson with John Nichols introduced by Steve Cobble, Thom Hartmann, Radio Host, Congressional Candidate Alex Morse MA-1, Congressional Candidate Kara…
 
Panelists – Rep. Grijalva, AZ-3, Prof. Stephanie Kelton, Prof. William Darity, Jr., Joseph Geevarghese Our Revolution, Clem Balanoff Transit Workers Union, Carl Rosen Electrical Workers, Susie Shannon, DNC Poverty Council, Rep. Judy Chu CA-27 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
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