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Episode #010: Knots of Love YYC

2/4/2018
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Host Grant Neufeld has a conversation with Branka Cavar and Emma Dooley of Knots of Love YYC. They knit and crochet for charitable causes. Read more show notes at https://medium.com/dialogue-city

Duration:00:20:55

Episode #009: Kelly Dowdell and Communication

1/25/2018
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In this episode, Kelly Dowdell brings her years of experience in the non-profit sector to talk about communication. We ponder and discuss the key questions around how we communicate, how we articulate our ideas, how do we build consensus, how do we have respectful conversations while holding true to our own values. Our increasingly polarizing world and trigger happy self gratification on social media are removing some of that meaningful conversations we could be having. Read more show...

Duration:01:07:33

Episode #006: Helen Pike and Jeremy Klaszus on Journalism

1/3/2018
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In this episode, Helen and Jeremy come on the podcast to talk about their views on journalism. Helen works in a more traditional news setting where people are familiar with the tangible newspaper. Jeremy is taking his 15+ year experience as a journalist and has launched a news outlet that is sustained by patrons, does in-frequent reporting, and finds a niche in Calgary's news world. Both however are aiming for the same thing: in-depth news coverage and the many truths in stories. We have...

Duration:01:02:03

Episode #005: Colleen Huston and Andrea Van Vugt on Disability Advocacy

12/27/2017
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In this episode, Colleen and Andrea come on to talk about advocacy work in the disability community. On conversations this episode truly revolve around those discomforting feelings and subject matter when it comes to disabilities, but it doesn't have to be that way. The work that Colleen does with the Disability Action Hall is both fun and creates a community around disabilities. Andrea and her enthusiasm to showcase disability pride and to talk about her own disability means both...

Duration:01:12:15

Episode #003: Andrea Landriault and Nigel Kirk and the Homeless Charter of Rights

12/13/2017
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In this episode, Andrea and Nigel come on the show to discuss their new children's book on homelessness "I May Not Have A Home" and the Homeless Charter of Rights. The conversations revolve around lived experiences of homelessness, what discriminatory practices exist in cities like Calgary, and how important social inclusion and activities are for the homeless community. Questions like "are basic services a privilege or are they rights" or "should we look at homelessness as an economic...

Duration:01:22:17

Sat Rang Foundation and building community leaders to combat domestic violence

12/10/2017
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In this episode, Aman and Tonie comes on the show to discuss their work with building Sat Rang Foundation, a collective that focuses on connecting individuals in the South Asian and Middle Eastern communities to counselling and social services, especially in the area of domestic violence. The conversations take us on the path where we review the gaps with existing organizations when it comes to addressing the cultural needs and barriers of communities, building community leaders to take an...

Duration:01:06:50

Dialogue City Episode #001: Michelle Robinson and the Indigenous voice

12/6/2017
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In this episode, Michelle Robinson comes on the show to discuss her campaign run as a Ward 10 municipal candidate. She goes through her struggles as a woman and as a First Nations individual. Discussions around having those discomforting conversations about race, privilege, and general election campaigning forces our curators and guest to take a hard look at the realities that Canadians and the Indigenous (including First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) population are still facing today. Read...

Duration:01:18:20

Sprawl Livestream Episode #008: Chris Harper; Mike Tod; Jordan Simpson

12/4/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Larry Leach, Chris Harper, Mike Tod, and Jordan Simpson discussed municipal issues. Chris Harper has been active in politics and ran as a councilor candidate in 2010 and 2013. Mike Tod is the news director at independent community radio CJSW. Jordan Simpson is also with CJSW.

Duration:00:40:47

Sprawl Livestream Episode #007: Larry Leach; Chris Harper; Jolene Rudisuela; Anna Junker; Tyler Ryan

12/2/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Larry Leach, Chris Harper, Jolene Rudisuela, Anna Junker, and Tyler Ryan discussed municipal issues. Larry Leach is the chair of the Association for Responsive Trusteeship in Calgary Schools (ARTICS). Chris Harper has been active in politics and ran as a councilor candidate in 2010 and 2013. Jolene Rudisuela, Anna Junker, and Tyler Ryan are student...

Duration:00:39:47

Sprawl Livestream Episode #006: Peter Oliver; Bob Lang; David Mitchell; Brian Wong; Larry Leach

12/1/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Peter Oliver, Bob Lang, David Mitchell, Brian Wong, and Larry Leach discussed municipal issues. Peter Oliver is the president of the Beltline Communities Association. Bob Lang is the president of the Cliff-Bungalow-Mission Community Association. David Mitchell is the CEO of the Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO). Brian Wong is a reporter...

Duration:00:47:27

Sprawl Livestream Episode #005: Brian Pincott; Mansharn Toor; Dave Cournoyer

11/27/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Mansharn Toor, Dave Cournoyer, and Brian Pincott discussed municipal issues. Brian Pincott was the councilor for Ward 11 from 2007-2017. Mansharn Toor is a policy analyst with the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation. Dave Cournoyer is an Edmonton politico and is author the daverberta.ca blog. Other guests included in this segment include Andrea Llewellyn...

Duration:00:50:14

Sprawl Livestream Episode #004: Andrea Llewellyn; Mark Hopkins

11/26/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Andrea Llewlyn and Mark Hopkins discussed municipal issues. Andrea Llewellyn has been an active politico and arts advocate in Calgary for many years. Mark Hopkins has been in various ventures including VoteKit, ArtsVote, and the We Should Know Each Other community-building initiative. Other guests included in this segment include Brian Pincott, Mansharn,...

Duration:01:03:26

Sprawl Livestream Episode #003: Erin Bird; Lori Williams

11/26/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Erin Bird and Lori Williams discussed municipal issues. Erin Bird heads Fair Trade Calgary and is currently working towards getting Calgary the fair trade town designation. Lori Williams is a professor and political scientist at Mount Royal University for many years. Other guests included in this segment include Gael Macleod, Joy Bowen-Eyre, and Jeremy...

Duration:00:38:18

Sprawl Livestream Episode #002: Gael Macleod, Joy Bowen-Eyre, Jeremy Klaszus

11/20/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Gael Macleod, Joy Bowen-Eyre, and Jeremy Klaszus discussed municipal issues. Gael Macleod was a former Ward 4 Calgary councilor and served from 2010 to 2013. Joy Bowen-Eyre is the outgoing Calgary Board of Education public school board chair and was elected since 2010. Jeremy Klaszus is the editor of Sprawl Calgary, a pop-up journalism outlet and has...

Duration:01:10:49

Sprawl Livestream Episode #001: Mel Vee with Uproot YYC

11/19/2017
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In partnership with the Sprawl, an 8 hour livestream was broadcast on October 16, 2017 for Calgary's municipal election. In this segment, Mel Vee from Uproot YYC discussed her work with Uproot YYC, a collective that works in community building, support, advocacy, uplift and amplifying the voices and work of artists of colour in Calgary. Other guests included in this segment include Gael Macleod, Joy Bowen-Eyre, and Jeremy Klaszus.

Duration:01:06:56