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Catch da Flava - Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Oct 29, 2019

This week of Catch da Flava, your hosts Jamila and Kiley are joined by Ish to discuss some basic financial literacy. The trio has been also joined by Hirani Siva over the phone. Hirani is a part-time Financial adviser and a third-year criminology student at Wilfrid Laurier University. In this episode, many great questions about budgeting, delay of instant gratification and chequing/saving accounts were discussed. Additionally, some of the misconceptions of credit cards were addressed. On behalf of the group, Thanks again to Hirani for her time and knowledge we are looking forward to having her again soon. Listen to an archive of this episode and more at: https://www.radioregent.com.

Listen to Podcast:
http://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/2019-10-29.mp3

Divas #2

We met for the second Diva’s program of the session on Friday October 25th. The girls arrived with smiles on their faces and began to socialize and eat snacks before beginning the week’s discussion. The facilitator wrote a question on the board that said, “Who inspires you on Youtube?” The girls named a few like Denzel Dion, Nella Rose and Adam Saleh. They said that they are inspiring because they are out there, true to them, authentic, relatable and don’t hold back on their thoughts and beliefs. The discussion shifted to stereotypes and which Youtubers are challenging them on their channels. Then we discussed the dangers of Youtube, including false information/fake news, forcing young girls to grow up fast, hateful comments and secret product placements. The final activity of the day was to create a Youtube video called, “Storytime: They Thought I Was Aggressive?” The video was about stereotypes people placed on them and they had to answer specific questions in the video such as “wh…

Diva Girl's Blog #1

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Diva Girl's Blog #1



Today was the first day of the Diva's program for this year. The girls came in with vibrant energy and were excited to be back and to see each other. The group socialized and ate some snacks before gathering in a circle to start today's program.




It began with an ice breaker game called "Two Truths and a Lie", where the girls opened up about what they did over the summer and what they are looking forward to for this session of the Diva's group. After going around the circle, the CANVAS instructor, Twoey, pulled out two large pieces of paper: one had social justice issues the girls want to tackle and the other one was arts based practices to tackle those issues. For example, the paper said topics such as Islamophobia, racism, love and relationships, body image and many others, and the girls circled which topics they wanted to discuss further. Then, they had to circle which arts based practices they wanted to do which included painting, da…

News & Views - October 25, 2019

Name of Program: Radio Regent News and Views
Date: October 25, 2019
Episode: 16
Host: David Wall

This week on Radio Regent News & Views, we will be exploring the following stories:

1. The 17th Toronto Foundation Vital Signs Report and issues coming out of that report about precarious work based on the growing racial and income inequalities being faced by residents living in Toronto. On this week's program, Wayne Greenway will interview Felicia Davis-Weslin who is apart of the team at Toronto Foundation Vital Signs Report.


2. Davis-Weslin will be discussing her sessions with grassroots leaders from across Toronto who were invited to a round table talk about the findings in the Toronto Vital Signs Report. The idea of these sessions is to bring new sets of voices and opinions to the discussion and to find out the leaders' reaction to the findings in the report.

3. Theo Nazary joins David Wall in an interesting and analytical discussion about the October 21st Federal Ele…

Powerful By Nature - Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding

Date:  October 21st, 2019 Hosts:  Shuhita & Kai
Guests: Daunette, Lactation Consultant 
Topic: Breastfeeding and Chestfeeding!


World BreastFeeding Week was in October so we talked about breastfeeding and chestfeeding. Both breastfeeding and chestfeeding refer to the same act but we use chestfeeding to be inclusive to the trans men, trans women and nonbinary people who also nurse their children.

There’s a lot of stigma and misinformation around breastfeeding and chest feeding so this show we decided to break it all down. We interviewed Daunette who is working to become a certified lactation consultant to answer all your breastfeeding and chestfeeding questions and then we talked all about our personal experiences nursing


Listen here:
https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/jessies/2019-10-21.mp3


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Radio Regent News & Views - October 18, 2019

Climate Crisis and Federal Elections, October 18, 2019

This week on Radio Regent News & Views, we will be exploring the following stories:

1. Reporter, Wayne Greenway, discusses the movement created by Greta Thunberg, with special guest Ally Rugu, a U of T student involved in Fridays for the Future Movement. Fridays for the Future movement is primarily made up of school-aged young people dedicated to reversing climate change.

2. Host David Wall and co-host Theo Nazary discuss the Federal Election about how advanced voting polls have reached a record high for most early voters at 4.7 million participants.

3. David Wall and Theo Nazary discuss how Donald Trump has a high chance of being re-elected as the President of the United States pending the public's opinion of the impeachment

Radio Regent News & Views runs on Fridays at 2pm and is repeated throughout the week on radioregent.com

Listen to the podcast: https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/newsviews/2019-10-18.mp3

News and Views - 10,11,2019

This week on Radio Regent News & Views, we will be exploring the following stories:

1. Interviewer Wayne Greenway meets with Hiban Alli, an urban planner in Toronto, to discuss Sidewalk Labs. Hiban goes on to explain how Sidewalk Labs is designing a district on Toronto's Eastern Waterfront to tackle the challenges of urban growth.

2. Host David Wall and co-host, Theo Nazary, discuss the Canadian Federal TV debates.

3. Host David Wall and co-host, Theo Nazary, discuss the near closure of Soufi's which is a restaurant in Parkdale run by the Syrian family of Hossam Alsoufi. Hate threats to the business occurred, after Alsoufi's son was identified attending an anti-racism protest in Hamilton.

4. Radio Regent News & Views runs on Fridays at 2PM and is repeated throughout the week on radioregent.com

Radio Regent News & Views - October 11, 2019

Sidewalk Labs, October 11, 2019

This week on Radio Regent News & Views, we will be exploring the following stories:

1. Interviewer Wayne Greenway meets with Hiban Alli, an urban planner in Toronto, to discuss Sidewalk Labs. Hiban goes on to explain how Sidewalk Labs is designing a district on Toronto's Eastern Waterfront to tackle the challenges of urban growth.

2. Host David Wall and co-host, Theo Nazary, discuss the Canadian Federal TV debates.

2. Host David Wall and co-host, Theo Nazary, discuss the near closure of Soufi's which is a restaurant in Parkdale run by the Syrian family of Hossam Alsoufi. Hate threats to the business occurred, after Alsoufi's son was identified attending an anti-racism protest in Hamilton.

4. Radio Regent News & Views runs on Fridays at 2PM and is repeated throughout the week on radioregent.com

Listen to podcast: https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/newsviews/2019-10-11.mp3

Catch da Flava - Federal Election

Federal Election

Oct 08, 2019

This week Catch da Flava youth radio show started off with a banger! The hosts Jamelia, Thalia, Shejuanah and Kylie -joined by Ish, discussed the upcoming Federal election and what qualities and goals they wanted to see in the next leader of our beautiful country. Moreover, they debriefed the Federal Election debate for listeners who didn’t get the chance to watch. To hear this amazing radio show, go to the Radio Regent archive at: http://radioregent.com.

http://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/2019-10-08.mp3

By: Ishag Ahmed