MidweekThe Radio Show
Midweek marks Remembrance Day with stories about conflict, cruelty, loss, recovery, resettlement and remembrance of what all that can teach us. We hear how painting masks can help heal unseen wounds, how music and poems keep memory alive, and how local children came out on a blustery day to make sure those below military gravestones were not left alone. All that and much more.
A mix of light and heavy hearts this week: Progress towards equality in the latest election, creative flashes at a film festival, the high of winter running, and some goofy Halloween celebrations — but also a special report on how addictions trap so many in the cycle of homelessness, a hard reality as winter sets in and being on the streets isn’t a choice or a high at all. This, and lots more.
This week’s Midweek looked beyond food security to “food sovereignty,” examined “inclusive identity” and ways to knock down stigma about mental struggles, discussed the pros and cons of free rides to the polls, and looked ahead to Halloween — among a sack-full of other stories!
Well…here we are again: We’re unable to broadcast our regular Midweek show on CKCU-FM as the contract dispute between Carleton University and its support workers continues, but we do have two more of our great Midweek Podcasts — with our latest batch of stories!read more
We’re still unable to bring you Midweek through the airwaves, but here’s another pair of podcasts with our latest stories: making the justice system more just for Indigenous people, fixing the no-fly list, a “convertsation” on Islam, and days dedicated to fragrance and to happiness. All that and more!read more
For the second week in a row, Midweek has had to improvise: The ongoing labour dispute at Carleton University, where we’re based, means we are without the vital support staff who get our shows to air on CKCU-FM.
Instead, here are two podcasts to bring you this week’s terrific Midweek stories. Enjoy!