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The International Women's House in Rome
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Casa Internazionale delle Donne - the International Women's House - is a former convent in Rome that was occupied by feminists in 1987 and approved by the city in 1992. The current city council is trying and failing to oust them. Women talk about its history, its programs, and ideas related to women's work including immigrant status, poetry, and...
Reports from India and Cameroon
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports from New Delhi on 3.5 million women who are "barefoot health workers"; Patience Wirngo interviews women workers confronting COVID-19 through many fields in Cameroon.
We’re moving towards a healthier, more equitable society. Don’t let progress stop
03 Jun, 2020 | 0:21:17 |
EN | Kevin Midbo |

We’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and elsewhere around the world. Whether or not it’s the first wave of infections, a potential second wave of infections, or concerns about a possible overlapping of flu season with COVID-19 this coming fall and winter – this isn’t over yet. But at the same time we’re beginning to...
COVID-19 human challenge trials could speed up vaccine development
03 Jun, 2020 | 0:15:51 |
EN | Kevin Midbo |

It’s currently uncertain how many people COVID-19 will affect worldwide and at what speed its impacts will be felt. Possible outcomes are shaped by interventions like social distancing, the capacity of health systems, potential drug treatments, and many other factors. A vaccine may come after the infection has peaked or once effective pharmaceutical treatments have blunted COVID-19’s impact. But it’s...
Making music in a time of crisis reminds us we belong
04 May, 2020 | 0:11:52 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

With constraints on our movements and general way of life becoming more and more restricted, we are feeling a loss of control not experienced since the second world war. In being confined to our homes, we are missing our normal social support from friends and family, and our freedom to control our day-to-day lives. But making music provides a means...
Singer-songwriter James Kasper and his new single, released during COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:19:00 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter James Kasper has just released his brand new single “How Blue is Your Hell”, and it’s a song that speaks of these times of isolation, patience, and the hope of moving forward amidst adversity. James is also the founder of Vancouver Island’s community record label, Mighty Speck Records. Lately, the label has been partnering with the Facebook...
“The Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Tool Kit” is now available online
04 May, 2020 | 0:15:51 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all. The...
Public health scholar Trevor Hancock on life before, during, and after COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all.
Local food and farmers’ markets advocate Marjorie Stewart on life during COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:16:59 |
EN | Kevin Midbo |

As the weeks pass and we collectively experience the COVID-19 pandemic, stories are popping up about what life might look like once the pandemic ends — if the pandemic ends. At the same time, deaths from the virus continue to climb, or level off, or haven’t yet begun to make an impact — depending upon where you live.
Community FM radio station manager Julia Eleanor Rogers on life during COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:14:45 |
EN | Kevin Midbo |

As the weeks pass and we collectively experience the COVID-19 pandemic, stories are popping up about what life might look like once the pandemic ends — if the pandemic ends. At the same time, deaths from the virus continue to climb, or level off, or haven’t yet begun to make an impact — depending upon where you live. Vancouver Island...
Parent, barber, helper, and artist Jason Gauthier on life during COVID-19
21 Apr, 2020 | 0:21:41 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

We’re all experiencing disruptions and big changes in our everyday lives. Some of us are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic battle. Others may not have left home for some time, while others have been suffering from COVID-19 infection. Any scan of the news will turn up hundreds of stories about our collective, human, experiences. Vancouver Island Mental...
Robyn Beckett talks about the Decent Work and Health Network.
21 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Robyn Beckett is a public health professional and part of the Decent Work and Health Network, a group of health care workers, public health workers, and community members advocating for better employment standards in Ontario using a health lens. Scott Neigh interviews her about the relationship between work and health, about the network, and about the impacts of COVID-19. The...
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