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Authenticity

This week: What’s authentic? Emmanuel Jal was born in South Sudan and became a child solider at the age of 7. He’s now become a global citizen through his work as an activist, hip-hop artist and storyteller. We talked to Emmanuel about how he tries to stay true to himself and where he comes from.

And we dive deep into the debate about cultural appropriation of Indigenous art and culture. Cold Lake First Nation artist Dawn Marie Marchand joins us to talk about the lengths she goes to make her art respectfully, and whether Edmontonians really should #boycottyegarts, as Metis writer and academic Zoe Todd has advocated on her blog.

This episode first aired on August 19, 2015.

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What Would You Say You Do Here?

This week: What would you say… you do here? Inquiring minds want to know. So this week, we’ve devoted an entire episode to answering your questions about some of those arts jobs you’ve always wondered about. What does a projectionist do now, anyway? What’s a dolly grip? What’s a best boy? What the heck does a music producer do?

We speak to Hip-Hop Practitioner/Music Producer KazMega, Dolly Grip Clint Silzer, Best Boy Dean Davey, Projectionist Brad Syme, and Props Master Toni Quinn.

This episode first aired on December 2, 2015.

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Authenticity

This week: What’s authentic? Emmanuel Jal was born in South Sudan and became a child solider at the age of 7. He’s now become a global citizen through his work as an activist, hip-hop artist and storyteller. We talked to Emmanuel about how he tries to stay true to himself and where he comes from.

And we dive deep into the debate about cultural appropriation of Indigenous art and culture. Cold Lake First Nation artist Dawn Marie Marchand joins us to talk about the lengths she goes to make her art respectfully, and whether Edmontonians really should #boycottyegarts, as Metis writer and academic Zoe Todd has advocated on her blog.

This episode first aired on August 19, 2015.

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Boot Camp Poets Pt. 2

This week: Boot Camp Poets. How could rap or poetry help inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre find a different life, and what roadblocks might be in their way? This is the second half of a two-part documentary speaking to inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre’s Boot Camp unit.

In this episode, John Howard Society’s Howie Hoggins speaks to us about what’s ahead for men in the Boot Camp unit transitioning out of prison. M├ętis writer and researcher Patti Laboucane-Benson tell us what her graphic novel The Outside Circle has to say about why so many Aboriginal people end up behind bars. And we hear more poetry from Boot Camp unit inmates Joshua Charles Thom, Michael Nelson, and Nathan Laboucan.

This episode first aired on July 15, 2015. Listen to Part 1 here.

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Boot Camp Poets Pt. 1

This week: Boot Camp Poets. How do folks end up behind bars at the Edmonton Remand Centre – and how could rap or poetry help them find a different life? On this week’s show, we speak to inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre’s Boot Camp unit for the first half of a special two-part documentary.

The men we interviewed for this episode include Robert Deschamps, Donnie Kleppe, Dillon McKenzie and Chris Pruden.

This episode first aired on July 8, 2015. Listen to Part 2 here.