Bettering “Business as Usual” – Social Economy Edition

Our guests today Marguerite Mendell (PhD McGill) has been teaching at the School for Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University, since 1986. Her current research and teaching are on the social economy in Quebec and internationally, social finance and impact investing, social innovation, the commons, economic democracy, and the work of Karl Polanyi whose influence continues to grow today. Margie Mendell is participating in a growing international dialogue on innovative economic initiatives to reduce inequality and…

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Episode 11: Today’s Indigenous futures - International Relations edition

Our guest today Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, UBC Professor, is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, enrolled at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, Michigan. In 2018, Sheryl was appointed to the role of Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs, a position within the First Nations House of Learning. She is an associate professor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and the Department of Political Science. Sheryl is Canada Research…

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Today’s Indigenous futures – Governance edition

Music/Sound featured in this episode: Intro “R U Well” by Best Fern (https://bestfern.bandcamp.com/track/r-u-well) We also used some tape from The Kitigan Zibi Traditional Pow Wow — you can find a list of drummers that were there this year on their website, http://www.kzpowwow.ca/ Various Freesound elements: Dr_skitz’s Yay. Shady Dave’s Mystical glades piano loop.mp3; Lemoncreme’s Ambient Piano Music #5; Shady Dave’s feelings of twilight loop; Ispeakwaves’ Soft Piano Loop #2 and Wonderful — Calm Beautiful — (thanks for making your sounds free for…

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Today’s Indigenous Futures – Culture Edition

Below is the radio broadcast of the episode — we beeped a few choice words on this version. The unbeeped version can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and the myriad other places you might listen to podcasts. You can subscribe to the show while you are enjoying the f-bombs and while you are doing that please rate and share with your friends! As always, if you have an idea of a person or project we…

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A conversation with  and call to action from  Andrew J. Hoffman

There is a small moment in the show with some racy language, for a bleeped versions - head here: https://soundcloud.com/cjlo1690am/the-worlds-we-want-ep-8 About our guest Andrew (Andy) J. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan; a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Environment and Sustainability. A small selection of Andy’s publications for general audiences: How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate…

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What, if Anything, is Sustainability?

Description: Today’s episode is a slightly different format compared to the one we’ve been developing over the last few shows, as we wanted to take advantage of an interesting public conversation that was held at Concordia University a few weeks ago. It was a panel called “What, if anything, is sustainability?” which was a part of the Annual Sustainability Across Disciplines Conference hosted by the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. You’ll notice that the…

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