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Best Canada Media Fund podcasts we could find (updated August 2020)
Best Canada Media Fund podcasts we could find
Updated August 2020
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In the next decade, the scale and scope of environmental change will test our ingenuity and strength. The fight for a livable planet is one that we must win. Each week we will meet people who can help us navigate this dynamic world and get us on a path to health. Hosted by Jared Blumenfeld, Podship Earth is a call to action. Jared Blumenfeld was the regional administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency from 2009-2016 (appointed by President Obama). He also served as the Director o ...
 
Our mission is to transform education by sharing knowledge of 21st Century innovative best practices and success stories in the Canadian education market space and beyond. We harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies to feature engaging Vodcasts, podcasts, polling, Canadian educational technology news headlines & upcoming strategic industry events in the K-12, Higher Ed and corporate eLearning market segments. Other elements of the MSL Report eMagazine include: successful practices, ask an e ...
 
NDNs on the Airwaves was developed from the need to know more about the recent history of native radio, the current state of native radio and where native radio is going in the future. This series gives voice to those who are passionate producers of radio, grateful musicians and individuals who help us understand how radio both reflects and shapes Indigenous cultures all across our territories. There is a common thread tying it all together, and that is Indigenous voices. This series offers ...
 
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In 1852, my grandfather’s grandfather Henry Cohn at the age of 21 left the shtetl of Dobrzyn (Poland), to set sail for America. He wrote a slim journal of his adventures - stories of escaping the military draft by crossing a river on his brother’s back, becoming a peddler, stories about his friend getting murdered, his crossing the Isthmus of Panam…
 
We talk with Dr Nadine Burke Harris, an award-winning physician, researcher, advocate and California’s first Surgeon General. She is dedicated to changing the way our society responds to childhood trauma. At its worst, stress can elicit a toxic shock to our system that changes who we are at very fundamental level. Dr Burke Harris has set a bold goa…
 
The scope of the societal impacts being both inflicted and uncovered by the COVID-19 pandemic are truly without precedent. With every disaster, whether it's an economic collapse or the damage inflicted by a hurricane or wildfire, we are given a choice: rebuild in the same pattern as before or re-imagine a different future. If a peaceful, compassion…
 
Are now frontline responders in the battle against climate change: fighting raging wildfires, helping urban dwellers overcome extreme heat, and rescuing victims of rising seas. What is less known is that firefighters are being exposed to a toxic soup of chemicals from melting flat-screen TVs to nylon carpets, each time they respond to a residential…
 
California is officially known as the “Golden State." One hundred and seventy years after the Gold Rush, the environmental legacy of gold mining is still with us and rarely acknowledged. Mercury which is a deadly neurotoxin, was elemental to the process of gold mining. Today large quantities of mercury from the Gold Rush are still polluting Califor…
 
Dolores Huerta is the one of the most important civil rights leaders in history. Dolores possesses an indomitable spirit, she is a fearless advocate on behalf of farm workers, women's rights and the environment. Huerta has been awarded every honor under the sun, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and yet at 90 she continues to walk should…
 
At 15 Doniga Markegard, left a note for her mom that she was taking off for the summer and would be back in the fall. Her hitchhiking adventure was the beginning of a quest that led her to tracking wolves in Alaska. Doniga’s wanderlust brought her to indigenous elders who showed her the interconnectedness with all living things. Doniga shares her t…
 
I travel on a supply boat 30 miles of the coast of San Francisco to visit the remote Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge. This rocky outcrop in the Pacific is home to millions of birds, five species of seals, whales and great white sharks - it is the Galapagos of the Northern Hemisphere! I meet up with Pete Warzybok with Point Blue Conservati…
 
Earth Day is turning 50 and I talk with Dr. Arlene Blum, who exemplifies the energy, humanity and spirit of this celebration which began in 1970 and gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Arlene is a biophysical chemist, an author, a mountaineer and Executive Director of the Green Science Policy Institute. Arlene’s belief that we can all …
 
Anna Lappé, and I discuss Diet for a Hot Planet, her book about the challenges and opportunities presented by helping solve the climate crisis by changing the food system. We uncover and debunk myths about the way food can be grown today and in the future. Anna’s mom, Frances Moore Lappé, wrote the 1971 book Diet for a Small Planet which revolution…
 
Our mothers made us. Our mothers shaped us. I talk with my mother Helaine Blumenfeld about her passion for life and creativity. By the age of 22, Helaine had received her PhD in politics from Columbia. Then, everything changed when she discovered the language of sculpture. Early in her career she decided to divide her time between being a mom when …
 
Satellite data is now giving us real time data on which crops are being planted, which crops might fail because of climate impacts like drought or disease, and how many acres of rainforest are being cut down for grazing land. Using this information we can better prepare for famines, reduce price volatility and work out how to feed a planet of 9 bil…
 
The sea level is rising and we need to get ready! From Venice to the Florida Keys, to Pacifica - coastal communities are waking up to the realities of significant climate related impacts. California Coastal Commissioner Sara Aminzadeh and I meet up with community organizers Jennifer Kalt, from Humboldt Bay Keeper, and Violet Saena, from Acterra.org…
 
First, a *major* shout out to Toronto’s Buffer Festival and its staff, who were instrumental in arranging this interview. Buffer Festival is the world's largest international digital-first film festival. It features theatrical screenings, red carpets, educational keynotes, and awards — and you should definitely check it out at bufferfestival.com In…
 
Heather Bolint and Bryan Galvin were so frustrated by the plastic on Florida’s coastline that they decided to be the first people to walk around the entire state - all while picking up trash and bringing attention to the issue. They ended their walk by dumping 3,000 pounds of trash on the steps of the Florida State Capitol. I catch up with Heather …
 
Mono - is a magical lake twice the size of San Francisco that has tufa towers, salty water and millions of birds. It’s also the story of how scientists and advocates came together to save a national treasure threatened by water being taken by Los Angeles. I talk with Geoff McQuilkin and his daughter Ellery and David Herbst who was part of the origi…
 
On this episode of Now & Next we journey into the business aspects of one of the buzziest areas of the media landscape: Podcasting. And really, there’s nobody better to explain the dramatic changes playing out in the audio space than Nicholas Quah. He’s a veteran of a bunch of online media companies that you probably know, like Business Insider and…
 
With an all star team of scientists and advocates, I witness firsthand a few of the more than 500 rock glaciers in the Sierra Nevada mountains. To be honest, I had never heard of rock glaciers - it turns they are well kept secret. Led by Daniel Taillant, Dr. Connie Millar, Dr. David Herbst, Sara Aminzadeh and Adam Riffle, we discover that rock glac…
 
This episode presents an in-depth conversation with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, one of the world’s most notable Indigenous filmmakers. She has made over fifty films over the span of her fifty-year career. Her documentary on the 1990 Oka Crisis is among her most widely known works. Now in her late eighties, Alanis has not slowe…
 
Purple sea urchins, a “blob” of warmer water, and star fish wasting syndrome have all conspired to turn California’s northern pacific coastal kelp forests into wastelands. As a result, ocean biodiversity, including prized Abalone, are all suffering. I get into scuba gear and go with Jack Linkins a local abalone fisherman and Mike Esgro a dive maste…
 
While you may think—and a lot of people do—that gaming is just something that too many kids spend too much time in their basements doing, you can’t get away from how insanely popular it is. The global gaming industry is worth more than twice the movie and music industries, combined. Spurred by gaming’s massive popularity, eSports—or competitive vid…
 
When Melissa Bumstead’s daughter Grace was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer - both their lives changed in unimaginable ways. They spent weeks and then months in hospital over many years fighting for Grace’s life. As Melissa got know other children with cancer and their families, a pattern began to emerge - many of them, including Grac…
 
In the heart of San Francisco, Karen Heisler created the world’s most delicious pies through sustainability, equity and a fair wage. After 12 years, this community jewel is closing. We talk to Karen about how Mission Pie was created, the factors that led its closure and the love and hope that come from even the most difficult of life’s changes.…
 
This mighty plant, which has been cultivated for more than 8000 years, is making a comeback thanks to a unique coalition of Republicans, farmers, and hippies. Hemp can be made into more than 25,000 products from jeans to car parts and can help end our addiction to fossil fuels. I meet growers and advocates in California’s Antelope Valley.…
 
International Zeolite Corp TSX.V: IZ | OTCQB: IZCFF is an international marketer and supplier of natural zeolite and zeolite-infused products. An environmentally friendly Green Tech business well suited to today’s economic environment. Zeolites are microporous, aluminosilicate minerals and are widely used in multiple cross industry applications ran…
 
Gen 3 Oil is an oil recycling company with a recycling refinery project in Bowden Alberta. The existing refinery is being leased and custom upgraded in order to utilize a cutting edge technology producing quality group 2 and 3 motor oils. TSX.V: Giii Key Points: - Very high caliber management team with strong track records. - CEO Gregory Clarkes wa…
 
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