We are down to our final three shows, with hosts Zuhra Jibril and Rafka Abou-Khalil at the mics.

Zuhra Jibril and Rafka Abou-Khalil sit comfortably in the broadcasting booth.

As per usual, our Midweek staff arrived between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. prepared and eager to work.

Like all of our past broadcasts, the production team met the night before to finalise their roles and responsibilities.

Our newsroom collaboration was outstanding as always, and our reporters and production team members remained in close proximity to each other while staying engaged.

Collaboration is key in any newsroom.

There were no technical issues or hiccups to report.

By approximately 12:00 p.m., the hosts had the scripts in their hands and the lineup was ready and waiting! It was really excellent work and really proactive!

The live show featured conversations about local transit riders’ frustration with the City’s lack of transparency over bed bugs reported on three OC Transpo buses, as well as how the Transit Commission is debating adjustments to bus routes and a fare rate increase.

The next items in lineup featured highlights from a community lecture presented at the Ottawa Public Library last weekend by activist and historian Marc Aubin, in addition to how the Carleton Universit Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit of Norval Morriseau’s work.

There were also stories which explored how Canadian workplaces and institutions are grappling with issues such as what constitutes cause for disciplinary action when an employee expresses a political statement on social media and how new masking requirements are required for long-term care workers in the sector as a result of a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

We had another successful broadcast because of the core members of our tenacious and productive news team.

See you next week!