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Catch da Flava Radio - July 18th 2017

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This week on Catch Da Flava, we talked to the Under the Stars coordinator Elizabeth Mudenyo. Elizabeth spoke to the co-host Jaidyn and the host Nicholas about current events and future events that the festival will be occurring with the festival.
We discussed how the festival is a Regent Park movie night where family and friends can get to together to watch family blockbuster films outside of their homes. Some of the family films are Moana, Space Jam and The Hunter For The Wilderpeople. The festival also plays foreign movies like historical documentaries, bollywood and drama films like Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Bicycle Thieves and Hidden Figures.
Elizabeth also spoke about the programs and workshops that will occur during the events 6 weeks of the festival opening. There will be soccer games, dance classes, dj workshops and more. These programs will run every week and take place between 7-8:30 pm before the films begins on Sunday at approximately 9pm.
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Catch da Flava - July 11th, 2017

Radio Blog - July 11th, 2017
This week on Catch Da Flava we talked to Lead Organizer of Toronto Mad Pride Tim Brown about the history of Mad Pride along with how this festival jammed packed with the art, culture and heritage of psychiatric survivors became what it is today. Tim spoke with co-hosts Judy and Diamond about events to expect during this annual event celebrating and advocating for those around the world labelled as “ mentally ill”.
We discussed how mad activists and the mad community seek to reclaim language ; such as “mad”, “crazy”, “lunatic”, “maniac”, and “psycho” ;just as the LGBT community have reclaimed the word “queer”; in an effort to challenge the discrimination they faced in the past and in the present day.
Tim also spoke about how Mad Pride week is held corresponding to International Mad Pride Day on July 14, and Bastille day in which during the French Revolution, citizens stormed the Bastille to liberate prisoners and  mad people.
This year t…

Underground Vybes blog - July 10th Show

The main focus of the underground hip-hop radio show on July 10th was to only showcase underground music selections from my personal cache of underground music tracks. I started off the show introducing myself to new listeners and then proceeded to play my secreted playlist. I feel like the more personal a song becomes to a youthful audience, the more it is epitomized as a song that defines a certain generation. Therefore before each song was introduced to the audience I gave aa personal anecdote or a story about the artist pertaining to that respective song. I started off the show introducing artist Vince Staples from LA, and showcased the song titled “SAMO” from his most recently released album “Big Fish Theory.” Throughout the show I played tracks by Jhene Aiko, Waldo, Smino, the WDNG CRSHRS, and finally finished the set off by playing “All Star” by Cousin Stizz.

Underground Vybes blog- July 6th Show

The main focus of the underground hip-hop radio show on July 6th was to interview a rap artist from Atlanta, GA and ask him about his journey as a rapper in the youth community. I began the show by introducing myself and my guest artist BOREGARD to the radio audience and then promptly commenced the interview. In the interview I made sure to ask about his artistic vision and it developed and evolved since he was very little—music, he said, was a huge part of his life growing and allowed his youth to be more creatively fruitful. He answered questions about being a business student apart of an elite American institution, and how being an artist and a student helped him visualize his artistic dreams in a very efficient economic way.

Listen Here:
http://regentparkfocus.com//radio/media/undergroundvybes/Underground_Vybes_2017-07-06.mp3

French Connection - Education System in Canada

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De Paris à Toronto – French Connection

The theme of our Thursday June 1st radio show was about the education system in Canada. We began the show by giving a quick overview of the education system in Canada such as the numbers of students and schools. In 2010, public expenditures on education from provincial, territorial, federal and local governments amounted to $80 billion spent on all levels of education. Then we talked about the main differences of education systems between France and Canada. In Canada, there is no federal department of education like in France and no integrated national system of education. Everything is split into various department that refers to a specific location. Our objective was also to explain how the system works because it’s not easy for a francophone foreigner to understand the educative system in Canada. Speaking generally, the education starts at 3 years old and ends at 26 at the maximum. You can have a lot of options like in France but here, in Ca…

Greening - Air Quality in Toronto

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Greening's first broadcast in early May was about air quality in Toronto. The show talked about informative studies done in two areas of the city. We also had an opportunity to speak with Heather from the Toronto Environmental Alliance. She gave us more insight on some of the air quality issues we are having. The show continues to speak about INHALE, a project where participants may request their very own air quality monitoring device. To find out more information about how to get one of these devices, visit www.torontoenvironment.org.


To learn more about the 8 dangerous carcinogens in our Toronto air, listen to the podcast at:
http://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/greening/2017-05-18.mp3

 The next show will be on electric cars, tune in on June 1st!

Greening - Electric Cars

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On June 1st, Greening aired its second ever environmental talk show about Electric Cars! The podcast recounts Jim Motavalli’s book, “High Voltage” about the different types of electric cars and their pros and cons. The show also held a discussion between the two hosts about their personal opinions on electric cars, as well as the importance of them to sustain our future. Greening also dabs into the opening of Plug N Drive, a new discovery center where the public can visit for free and test-drive electric cars.

http://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/greening/2017-06-01.mp3