So about that one thing that matters.

Hey there.

Welcome to our experiment, for your auditory pleasure. All That Matters is a new arts and culture show from CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton, Alberta. We launched in January 2015.

Why All That Matters? Well, it all came from a eulogy that Cate Blanchett gave that talked about all the things we work and fight and sweat for: jobs with dignity, good health care, social services, education, art. There are a lot of things worth fighting for. But most of them are just a means to an end – creating the right conditions for a good life. There’s really only one thing we do that’s an end in itself: supporting our intellectual and artistic development. So in a sense, art truly is all that matters.

That’s a big statement to make. So each week, we’re going to tell stories that prove it. Stories that ask hard questions about why art matters in all of our lives. How can writing a play help us get through grief and loss? How can a film or a cafe with a poetry night change the neighbourhood around it? Who is art for, anyway?

Along the way, we’ll try to have fun and give you a peek at things you’ve never seen before.

Stay with us, and let us know what you think. Send us an email:

Yours with headphones and appreciation,

Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, from the All That Matters team

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