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Food Insecurity in the North – What’s Old is News

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https://pdcn.co/e/media.rss.com/whatsoldisnews/2023_11_23_04_16_41_2be9ffb2-68fc-4b72-b3de-2d61e3838c29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I’m joined by Kristin Burnett and Travis Hay, authors of Plundering the North: A History of Settler Colonialism, Corporate Welfare, and Food Insecurity. We discuss the geographic parameters of the ‘North,’ the challenges faced by northern communities, and the origins of food insecurity. We also chat about the colonial structures that… Read more »

The Asianadian – What’s Old is News

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https://pdcn.co/e/media.rss.com/whatsoldisnews/2023_09_14_04_31_52_9456007e-d5b7-40c5-8236-6235ad1124ba.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham In this episode of What’s Old is News, I talk with Angie Wong, author of Laughing Back at Empire: The Grassroots Activism of The Asianadian Magazine, 1978-1985. We talk about the magazine’s origins, its regular features, and how it built community across the country. We also discuss how it was funded,… Read more »

Film in Canada – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Film in Canada | RSS.comFor over a century, Canadians have maintained a love affair with Hollywood, both as producers and consumers. This week, we look at how that has played out with Mary Graham, author of Stunning Backdrop: Alberta in the Movies, 1917-1960, and Michael Gates, author of Hollywood in the Klondike: Dawson City’s Great Film Find…. Read more »

Modern Curling History – What’s Old is News

By Sean Graham Modern Curling History | RSS.com In between games at the 2019 Continental Cup, Brian Chick stopped by to talk about his book Written in Stone: A Modern History of Curling. We talk about the sport’s inclusion in the Olympics in 1998, the professionalization of curling, and it’s current place within the sporting landscape. Historical Headline of the… Read more »

Family Immigration to Canada – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Family Immigration to Canada | RSS.comAuthors Linda Peterat (From Denmark to the Cariboo: The Epic Journey of the Lindhard Sisters) and Michael Andruff (The Russian Refugees: A Family’s First Century in Canada) join Sean to talk about how familial stories can shape our understanding of immigration to Canada. They discuss their respective stories, the push/pull factors that… Read more »

Co-operative Agriculture – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Co-operative Agriculture | RSS.com Catharine Wilson joins me to talk about the history of co-operative work bees in rural Canada. Communal events to complete big projects in short amount of time, work bees are representative of rural Canadian culture and are the subject of Catharine’s new book Being Neighbours: Cooperative Work and Rural Culture, 1830-1960. We chat… Read more »

Nazi Prisoners of War in Canada – What’s Old is News

By Sean Graham Nazi Prisoners of War in Canada | RSS.com Nathan M. Greenfield, author of¬†Hanged in Medicine Hat: Murder in a Nazi Prisoner-of-War Camp and the Disturbing True Story of Canada’s Last Mass Execution, joins me to talk about POW camp 132 in Medicine Hat. We talk about how the camp came to be, the prisoners’ relationship with the… Read more »

National Film Board & Nature – What’s Old is News

By Sean Graham National Film Board & Nature | RSS.comI talk with Michael Clemens, author of Screening Nature and Nation: The Environmental Documentaries of the National Film Board, 1939-1974. We discuss the origins of the NFB, its approach to portraying the environment, and the influence of federal politicians. We also chat about the filmmakers who documented Canadian wildlife, how the… Read more »

History Slam 220: Canada’s Abortion History

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https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/History-Slam-220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham Last Friday, the United States Supreme Court made its much anticipated decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization case. In the majority opinion, the court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which ruled that the privacy clause in the U.S. Constitution protected a woman’s right to an abortion…. Read more »

History Slam 218: Local Culture, Tourism, & PEI’s Summer Trade

https://activehistory.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/History-Slam-218.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham After two down years, tourism is rebounding as we head into the summer. From long lines at airports to rental car shortages to sold out hotels, there is a strong, pent up demand for travel. This is welcome news to communities where hospitality is the main economic driver as employees return… Read more »