On this episode, we explore gender equity in the workplace and the perceptions & misconceptions about women as workers. First we talk to customer experience expert and author Tema Frank about finding Canada’s best employers for women and what has changed in the last 20 years. Then we hear from Clea Glasenapp, a pre-apprentice preparing for a job in carpentry about her thoughts on how women in the trades are viewed.
On this episode, we highlight intersectionality in the media, with a focus on how how issues of gender and issues of race are intertwined. First we hear an in-depth review of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out.” Then we get a brief lesson on Womanism and the author who coined the term, Alice Walker.
On this episode, Autumn Schnell brings us stories from women in the Edmonton music scene. First we hear from music promoter Veronica Fuentes about what it takes to build inclusive spaces for musicians and music-lovers. Then we get to know the Feminal Fluids, an Edmonton-based punk band, who talk about how they got into music and how feminism influences their songwriting.
On this episode, we peel away the veneer of masculinity and explore what lies underneath. We hear excerpts from a panel discussion at a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary The Mask You Live In. We then hear some reactions to the film, touching on why toxic masculinity is a mental health concern and how masculinity is interpreted by gay, bisexual, queer, and trans men.
On this episode, we explore the ethical responsibilities of being an artist and an educator. First we hear from Christine Sokaymoh Frederick about becoming the Citadel Theatre’s first Indigenous Associate artist. Then we talk to The Maggie Tree about their upcoming production of 9 Parts Of Desire. And finally we chat with Rachel Carr about a rural Albertan school’s problematic take on “Women’s Studies.”