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Why You Should Ignore Best Before Dates, Street Medicine, Halloween 2020, and More

Why You Should Ignore Best Before Dates, Street Medicine, Halloween 2020, and More

Michelle Audette, one of the five commissioners of the government's national inquiry into Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls joins me to discuss her role in that inquiry, what still needs to happen in Canada to improve the lives of the indigenous community, and the recent heartbreaking death of Joyce Echaquan that has put a bright spotlight on systemic racism. Julie Cole, mom of six and co-founder of Mabels Labels, has already decided her kids can go forth and collect as much candy as they want this Halloween and shares how she came to this decision and why we all should remain judgement free no matter what anyone decides. Judy Rebick is one of Canada’s most outspoken feminists and has been fighting for the rights of women, minorities and the working class since the 1960s. She is also the focus of a new documentary called Judy Vs Capitalism which is being premiered during the 2020 Rendezvous With Madness Arts Festival this week. She joins me to discuss. Lori Nikkel wants you to forget every thing you think you know about those best before dates on food, and stop wasting. As the CEO of Second Harvest, Lori wants everyone to know that it’s not food shortages that are the problem but food systems. We have more than enough food to feed everyone, but we need to address the real problems first. This is an enlightening interview everyone needs to hear. Anne Brodie has reviews of a whole new line up of shows and movies including Totally Under Control, one of the year’s most powerful documentaries which puts the Trump response to the COVID crisis under the microscope and a remastered version of Memories of Murder from the director of last year’s smash Parasite. Finally, I’m joined by Dr. Jim Withers who has been treating the homeless where they live –under bridges, along riverbanks, and in tent cities. He shares why he sees the street as a classroom for his students, where they learn not only medicine, but humanity and how he’s expanded his program to over 15 cities, including Toronto.

Duration: 51 min

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