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42 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
WHY DO THEY USE PRONOUNS PART TWO
June 30 wrapped up #pridemonth and we thought we would do more conversation with an incredible pride advocate, Logan Petersiel. Why do they use pronouns? Why should those of us who don't care? How should trans people be allowed to compete in Olympic sports? How do we have these tough conversations and ask delicate questions when so many people want to shame people for trying to learn? I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
35 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Freddy Taylor: Residential School Survivor
Recently Canada was shook to the core to learn that 215 bodies of Tk'emlups te Secwépemc First Nation children were discovered at residential school in Kamloops British Columbia. Freddy Taylor, a residential school survivor shares his powerful and graphic story in this podcast. Warning some viewers might find the content disturbing.
25 minutes | May 19, 2021
A Douro Couple's Covid Story, A 48th Wedding Anniversary From the Hospital
Larry Devlin contracted Covid-19 after receiving the Pfizer vaccine. His wife Norma also contracted the virus. Larry has been updating his friends and family about his experience on Facebook. He agreed to do an interview with be from his hospital bed in Peterborough Ontario. May 19th is Larry and Norma's 48th wedding anniversary, they are celebrating in the hospital together across the hall from one another. Larry shares his opinion on vaccine hesitancy and how experiencing Covid-19 has changed his perception of it.
46 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Why Are People Using Pronouns? What Does It Mean?
Logan Petersiel was born biologically a female but does not identify as a woman. What does that mean? What is non binary? What is cis female or cis male? Where does transgender fall into this conversation? What do we as a society need to understand to create more inclusive communities? Why does a pronoun even matter?
36 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
"Covid Babies" Raising Isolated Babies In A Pandemic
Covid Babies, what will be the long term impact of raising babies born in isolation? How are new moms coping without socializing and mom groups? Michelle Ferreri speaks with Stephanie Kloostra who is 29 weeks pregnant at the time of this interview and mom to a young toddler.Stephanie shares about post-partum and how Covid has impacted her daughters development.
35 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Suicide Is A Disease, Mark Snider and The Baseball For Dad Story
Louri Snider lost her 28 year old son Mark to suicide. In the wake of her grief, she created "Baseball for Dad" an organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental illness. In this podcast taken from a video interview, Louri Snider and Michelle Ferreri delve into what suicide and mental illness is and what is wrong with how we as a society and Canadian medical system handle it. It is a triggering interview but a very powerful one. We need to change our language and we need to understand that suicide is a a disease not a choice.
29 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ham in The Pan: Talking Politics in The Tub
I recently announced that I am seeking the nomination for the federal conservatives for the Peterborough Kawartha Riding.The feedback I've received has really sparked me to learn more. Why are some people so loyal to a party? Why do some people only vote Liberal, or NDP or Conservative? What has happened in our society that has shifted how we seek out information? I chat with my partner about this and what it means to our community and country.
38 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
How to Get Along With Your Ex And NOT Hate Anyone
Mediation is critical for some couples who choose to separate and divorce. It can also save a shit ton of money. Why do some people resent the other so much?Can you move past it? What does it do to your children when you fight and detest your ex? Age Smies has decades of experience in education, mediation and counselling and shares some incredible advice in this interview on how to get along!
25 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
How To Manage Grief and Funerals During Physical Distancing
Scott Davidson is a funeral director and owner of multiple funeral homes (Hendren Funeral Homes) One of Scott's funeral homes is in Bobcaygeon, a community that has lost so many seniors to covid-19 at the Pinecrest Nursing Home. His experience in grief is vast and impressive. He shares powerful insight on what the world is experiencing and the danger of not being able to use the number one tool to manage grief: coming physically together.
43 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
How To Be A Calmer Parent and Have Calmer Kids During a Pandemic With Dr Stuart Shanker
Learning and practicing self regulation changed my life. It changed how I parented. It changed how I see the world. It allows me to see things in a compassionate and understanding way. Dr Stuart Shanker is the founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute, and an acclaimed author and international speaker.He is also one of the most incredible people I know and I could listen to him for hours. We recorded this podcast during the pandemic and I think his information could truly change your pandemic experience in a positive and life changing way!
20 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
How A Concussion Changed Her Life
Brittany Lavictoire chats with Michelle Ferreri about how two concussions changed her life. She talks about what she wishes she had of known, what she wishes she had done and how life after a concussion has changed her. She explains the symptoms and what it was like not just for her but for her friends and family.
29 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Why & How Gastric Bypass Surgery Changed Cindy Crossley's Life
Michelle Ferreri interviews Cindy Crossley who has lost over 90lbs because of gastric bypass surgery. Cindy is a wife and Mom of three beautiful kids, but no matter what she tried to lose weight, it didn't last. In this episode of True and Real, Cindy candidly shares her story and the advice she would have given herself years ago or someone who is considering a major life change.
24 minutes | Dec 12, 2019
Racism In Hockey: One Family's Rural Ontario Story
Michelle Ferreri interviews Sanj and his son Zach Sukumaran. Zach is a midget hockey player in Millbrook Ontario. Sanj is a second generation Canadian, his father immigrated to Canada from India. Zach has faced racism on the ice many times, but finally after an alteration that left Zach with a broken hand and a lot of frustration, he and his family are speaking out and proposing a solution for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association that will protect players, referees, coaches and everyone involved but also change what needs to be changed.
28 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
EP 6 #JAWORKS What's Better: A Life In The Trades or Post Secondary Education?
Michelle Ferreri gets true and real with Craig Mortlock, Vice President of Mortlock Construction about how the education system needs to fill the gap between streaming kids into post secondary education and skilled trades. He talks on why Junior Achievement matters, how much money can a trades person actually make and what it's really like to fulfill a career in the trades.
27 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Ep 5 #JAworks Is Education Really Improving?
How do we teach kids who are learning in a whole new world? How do we toe the line as parents and educators to give the right amount of space and direction to raise critically thinking adults. In a world where job security is becoming a memory and children may be responsible to run their own business, how do we teach business and finance skills in an "archaic" education system? In this podcast we learn what is happening inside the classroom and what decisions are being made at the top to evolve with our society and grow with our children's academic needs. We learn about a partnership with a hundred year old program that is old and new all at the same time. Why is Junior Achievement a key partner? Find out why #JAworks in this episode with superintendent of the Kawartha Pineridge District School Board, Greg Ingram.
30 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Former Pro Hockey Player "Teaching" Financial Literacy with #JAWORKS
Michelle Ferreri interviews grade 8 teacher and former pro hockey player, Mike Martone as well as his students about deep learning and how Junior Achievement is teaching them more than they could have imagined. The students open up about why they're so engaged with Mr Martone and what other teachers DIDN'T do to gain their respect. The class also shares their incredible ideas and research on how to solve a real life marketing problem for the local chapter of the OHL hockey team, The Peterborough Petes. This video is a series sponsored by Junior Achievement Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka and is titled #JAWORKS.
21 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
#JAWORKS Ep 2: How Do We Get Our Kids To Understand Money?
How do we help our kids learn how to manage money? How should we be talking to our kids about money? This series delves into the Junior Achievement Program that has been in operation for 100 years. Junior Achievement or JA offers programming inside of schools to educate and empower students to better understand the real life situations of how to make and manage money. In this episode Michelle Ferreri speaks with a dynamic JA educator, Hayley Burrett about the fundamentals our children need to learn and how to teach it to them.
31 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
#JAworks: Who Deserves A Spot In the Business Hall of Fame?
Michelle Ferreri speaks with two successful entrepreneurs about not fitting into the school system, and how Junior achievement helped them. They also delve into who has been inducted and who should be inducted in the annual JA Business Hall of Fame
43 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
True & Real: The Michelle Ferreri Podcast: Episode : How I Got Where I Am
From television host to social media content creator, influencer, coach, keynote speaker and marketing consultant, how did I leave a stable income and jump off the cliff to become a small business owner? How do I make money? Why did I quit my job? How did I get started? How do I balance three kids and being self employed?
1 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
True & Real: The Michelle Ferreri Podcast
A trailer of what to expect on the True & Real Podcast with Michelle Ferreri.Michelle Ferreri has over 20 years of television and broadcast experience, she has interviewed thousands of people and has a passion to connect people through story telling. She is a catalyst to spark conversation and discussion.
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