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LRC Presents: Sally Armstrong on The Rising Economic Potential of Women

Sally Armstrong says, “The economy is the ticket that women can ride,” and that, “We can no longer afford to oppress half our population”. She details an international realization of the vast economic and financial benefits that come with bringing women to the table. According to Armstrong, this financial recognition is being coupled by a gradual change in mindset. Today, change is being led by individuals with immense personal will, whether it is Pakistan’s Malala or Kenya’s Milly. Where...

Duration: 00:52:34

Building Community Wealth - Spur Winnipeg

The best way to get something done is to lead by example and in 1974 that is exactly what the small town of Dauphin, Manitoba did. In order to eliminate poverty the city guaranteed a basic minimum income for all its residents and for five years Dauphin was poverty free. But just like that with a change in provincial and federal governments, the “Mincome” project was cancelled in 1979. Now, almost 40 years later, countries from the US to Switzerland are wondering if Dauphin was on to...

Duration: 01:02:01

The Guelph Lecture, Part 1: Lee Maracle - Spur Guelph

The Guelph Lecture—On Being Canadian continues to promote public dialogue on, and greater understanding of, ideas and issues of concern. The event brings together a cast of some of the most innovative, imaginative and inspiring thinkers and performers, who engage audience members with an array of ideas not just for Canadians, but for all. Now in its 11th year, the Guelph Lecture presented Jaron Lanier as the Keynote Speaker. Part 1 of this podcast features Lee Maracle, The Guelph Lecture's...

Duration: 00:33:10

LRC Presents: Michael Den Tandt on Measuring Canada's Middle Class

The middle class. A large number of Canadians either consider themselves to be a part of it, or aspire to be a member of the club. According to an EKOS poll conducted two years ago, 47% of Canadians said they considered themselves to be part of the middle class. It seems to be in our politicians’ best interest to have Canadians believe they fit under this rather large, vaguely described, supposedly struggling middle class umbrella. We’ve been hearing this term more and more as politicians...

Duration: 00:55:26

Canada's New Social Contract: The Moral Imperative - Spur Toronto

Spur launches a year-long, national series exploring The Moral Economy – that is, the intersection between public permission to operate and important sectors of the Canadian economy, in the first instance the extractive resource sector. Join Canadian Research Chair in Cultural Studies and professor at the University of Alberta, Imre Szeman and Chris MacDonald and as they explore the dynamics of our shifting moral expectations. Are Canadians persuaded by moral arguments, statistics, or do...

Duration: 01:01:03

From Hunger To Health - Spur Winnipeg

Kreesta Doucette, executive director of Food Matters Manitoba, Shaun Loney, founder and executive director of BUILD Inc. and Warm Up Winnipeg, and David Northcott, Executive Director of Winnipeg Harvest discuss the centrality of food to sustain and enrich our daily lives. So often taken for granted, food not only keeps us alive, it creates communities, economies, divisive politics and diverse cultures. Recorded live at Red River College Culinary School on May 8, 2015 at Spur Winnipeg

Duration: 01:03:04

Signal&NoiseDotCom - Spur Calgary

Texts. Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Personal email. Work email. Online news. Wikipedia. Smart phone. Fitbit. Laptop. Desktop. Tethered to gadgets, apps, and services all day, every day, we rarely take a moment to ask if it’s all worth it. Does all this connectivity bring deeper insights, more meaningful relationships, or is it simply more noise? In this podscast, "Wired" columnist Clive Thompson – author of: "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better" –...

Duration: 00:57:37

Future Of Alberta Politics - Spur Calgary

Closing event of Calgary 2015 Spur Festival on the Future of Alberta Politics in anticipation of the Alberta Provincial Election. With Duane Bratt, Brian Singh, Danielle Smith, moderated by Deborah Yedlin. Recorded on April 26, 2015 at the Calgary Central Library.

Duration: 01:11:12