Graham Steele has a new book, The Effective Citizen: How to Make Politicians Work for You. “It’s actually an optimistic book because what it says to people is you can get things done.” Tim sits down with Steele to find out how that really works. (Pro tip: record your conversation the next time you meet […]
“Brown girls to the front! Brown girls to the front!” Lido Pimienta orders into her microphone, bending low so she can meet the faces in her audience, hot pink braids swishing on either side of a resolute face. The 2017 Polaris prize winning Colombian Canadian tour de force is dominating the stage at the Marquee...
News 1. Divest The Atlantic School of Theology has quietly divested from companies that intensively use fossil fuels, according to a press release issued by Divest Dal: A letter from AST President Rev. Neale Bennet states that “Atlantic School of Theology (AST) has already essentially begun the process of divesting from fossil fuel investments.” The […]
Where are all the labour reporters? In this week’s episode, Tim chats with Dave Bush, an editor at Rank and File, about what’s missing in news coverage today. Plus, Maggie Rahr joins Terra for Week in Review to talk about slavery, restorative justice and, yes, porn diets. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
The talented Maggie Rahr fills in while Tim is away. She speaks with Diana Lewis about the growing interest in the Indigenous Studies minor program at Dalhousie University. Plus Maggie and Terra talk about abortion doulas, David Hendsbee, Peter Kelly and the Oxford Theatre. (direct download) (RSS feed) (Subscribe via iTunes)
This week we speak with James Covey of the Halifax Wanderers Supporters Group about the viability of professional soccer in Halifax and city council’s approval of a “pop-up” stadium on the Wanderer’s Grounds. Premier McNeil dismisses The Coast’s scathing article on the treatment of former Liberal staffer Michelle Coffin, claiming he didn’t even bother to read […]
News 1. McNeil proud of his indifference “Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says he stands by his government’s record on domestic violence after a former staffer said the Liberals turned their back on her when she was assaulted by a party staffer — her partner,” reports Marieke Walsh for Global. Walsh asked McNeil about an article that […]
“Maybe we need to look at an all-black school or other alternatives.” It was April 2006 and Wade Smith, then the vice principal of St. Patrick’s High School in Halifax, was musing to former-student-become-CBC-journalist Maggie Rahr about a recently released report on the province’s progress — or lack thereof — in implementing the recommendations of...
News 1. Voter turnout It’s been declining for decades, but at 53.55 per cent, voter turnout was a record low for Tuesday’s provincial election. Part of that was by design. Stephen McNeil knows that low voter turnout generally benefits the party in power, and he certainly did everything in his power to schedule the election […]
News 1. Police checks Several people have told me that last night’s meeting at the North Memorial Library about police checks was an absolute mess. Here’s Maggie Rahr reporting for The Coast: “Do you deny institutional racism exists!?” shouts a man, rising to his feet, to cheers and rumblings in a crowd of more than […]