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Powerful by Nature: Substance Use and Supports

Hosts: Kai and Shuhita
Date:  February 10th, 2020
Topic: Substance Use, Harm Reduction and Community Supports
This show, we talked about substance use, focusing on the importance of harm reduction and the specific barriers young mothers who use drugs face when they're looking for support. Harm reduction, for drug use, is defined as an approach, set of strategies, policies or programs that aim to reduce the harm associated with drug-use without requiring abstinence. Harm reduction aims to ensure people who use drugs are treated with dignity and respect and it saves lives.


After a conversation about harm reduction and resources that can support you if you’re struggling with drug abuse, Kai and Shuhita were joined in conversation by Tasha from the Jean Tweed Centre in Toronto which is a centre that supports women, and many mothers, with substance use and problem gambling issues. 

You can listen to the episode here:
https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/jessies/2020-02-10.mp3



Powerful by Nature: Growing Up Black

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Date:  February 24th, 2020Hosts:  Kai & ChantalTopic: Growing Up Black
In honour of Black History Month, Chantal and Kai hosted a roundtable discussion with special guest Leah about each of their experiences growing up and being black. We talked about the unique types of anti-black racism that exist in Toronto, the medical system, policing and so much more including what it means to love your blackness.
Listen here:
https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/jessies/2020-02-24.mp3

Catch da Flava - February 11, 2020

On today's Catch da Flava radio show for Tuesday, February 11, 2020, we focused on the topic of Legendary and Iconic Black Figures and Learning Disabilities. Our hosts were Jamelia and Thalia with co-hosts Fazra, and Shajuanah.
The young ladies exchanged a series of questions and facts about the two topics. They highlighted the major difference between icons and legends, which is that icons are still alive while legends have already died. Throughout the radio show they also made known the various learning disabilities there were in the school system. They had a very fun and informative program while gaining more knowledge about various aspects of black history and the people who are highly remembered throughout various parts of black history.
Our hosts really learned a lot and we hope our listeners did the same.
The radio show was a blast and you wouldn't want to miss the next one.

https://www.regentparkfocus.com/radio/media/2020-02-11.mp3



Submitted by David Cavalier

News and Views - 2/7/2020

In this episode of News and Views, David Wall discusses the lack of affordable housing in our city with Toronto lawyer Karen Andrews; Naama Weingarten takes a look at the newest Ontario license plate design; Talha Hashmani and Masih K present a new segment called "Crime Report"; and Jael Joseph wraps up her in-depth interview with author Desmond Cole, shining a light on the many challenges facing Black people in Canada.

Catch da Flava - February 4th, 2020

On Today's Catch da Flava radio show for Tuesday, February 4th, 2020, we had Fazra, Kadeja, David, and Francesa as hosts and we had decided to pick the topic of black history month. Black history month is celebrated in February because it coincided with the birthday of Abraham Lincoln on February 12, also Frederick Douglass on February 14, both of which dates black communities have celebrated together since the late 19th century. We spoke about a few black Canadian’s who are historical for their bravery and inventions, we sadly couldn’t receive a guest so we had a discussion with ourselves. For the other 20 minutes of “Catch da Flava”, we focused on substance/drug abuse. We wanted to enlighten people of the short-term and long-term effects and why drug/substance abuse is very bad for your body. We learned many new things around drug abuse and what can happen to your body when overdosing or even mixing different types of drugs. The reason behind us picking this topic was because w…

Divas Media Group - February 3rd, 2020

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Today (Monday, February 3rd, 2010) was the third week of the Diva's and U of T students program. The group enjoyed good healthy snacks and got working right away. As it has been said before, the group will focus on the topic of Faith, Religion and Spirituality. Their media projects will reflect on those topics and how they play a role in the community and individuals. To get some ideas for the project, there were two studies that were shown today: The Ground Zero Mosque situation Religion and Cities and how it impacts members of the community After that, everyone divided themselves into smaller groups and examined, discussed and presented either one of the case studies. Conversations also focused on personal views of religion, faith and what spirituality means to them. At the end everyone presented their ideas and some chose to open up about their own views of these topics, more specifically their experiences with religion and how other people's view of it has impacted them. 

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