Hear the Social Enterprise Center’s Chris Courchene, Tyler Pearce, and Shaun Loney as they lead in a new podcast series being launched this weekend.
The series, Twelve Canadians, consists of half-hour audio docs about Canadian women and men who stand out from the crowd; people who’ve been devoting their lives to social, economic or environmental justice, and to the healthy development of Canadian communities and the world — “building a better world from the inside out,” the series subtitle goes. Each episode, (including one on Winnipeg’s Good Food Club) examines a specific issue or situation, through the eyes/voices of people who’ve been active in that area.
Photo Caption: A math class at BUILD.
The project is a creation of independent radio producer Dave Kattenburg and his company the Green Planet Monitor. Kattenburg is also a regular contributor to CBC Radio.
The series will launch on CKUW 95.9fm, University of Winnipeg radio with other stations soon to follow across Canada. The first episode, on the Social Enterprise Centre is available NOW at www.greenplanetmonitor.net. Click on the link to go to the story page, where you can click on the audio button to listen.
To subscribe to the podcast feed — and download episodes — enter http://feeds.feedburner.com/GreenPlanetMonitor into iTunes or any other podcast client. Alternatively, you can download episodes at:
The Power of Social Enterprise: A profile of Winnipeg’s Social Enterprise Center — featuring Chris Courchene, Shaun Loney, and Tyler Pearce
The Watershed Sentinel: B.C.’s groundbreaking environmental magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary — featuring Delores Broten, Kell Kelly, and Lani Keller
Fracking: The voices of concerned citizens from New Brunswick, B.C. and Alberta
Jessica Ernst: This Rosebud, Alberta resident is taking on the Encana Corporation for fracking her well water; a tireless champion for environmental justice.
The Prairie School for Union Women: A labour education success story from Saskatchewan — featuring the voices of Adriane Paavo, Cindy Hanson, Aina Kagis, and Carol-Anne Wilson
Fundy Baykeepers: Matt Abbott patrols the waters of Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, on behalf of the Conservation Council of NB. We also hear from Janice Harvey and Inka Milewski
The Nashwaak River: Listen to Alma Brooks, Stephanie Merrill, Gary Spencer and Larry Woest travel up this Class A NB river, speaking about salmon and a proposed tungsten/molybdenum mine
Inka Milewski: Trained as a marine biologist, this New Brunswick researcher has focused her attention over the past decade on the health of communities threatened by dirty industry.
Ken Lewenza: A profile of the recently retired president of the Canadian Autoworkers Union. Ottawa journalist Stephen Dale is preparing this profile.
Midwifery: Midwives help people out. This episode features the voices of B.C. midwifery educator Elaine Carty, B.C. community midwife Lee Saxell, and MB homebirth midwife Marla Gross.
Climate Change: This story is in process. Listen to the voices of University of Victoria researchers Ken Denman and Andrew Weaver, and a couple more TBA
The Good Food Club: An innovative community development project in one of Winnipeg’s most engaging neighborhoods.
From Dave Kattenburg, producer: Huge thanks to the Social Justice Fund of the Canadian Autoworkers Union, for making the series possible, and to CKUW, Winnipeg and CFUV, Victoria, for their generous contributions.