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26 minutes | a year ago
When scapegoating goes viral in the age of COVID-19
In this episode of The Plan B podcast, we talk with the Senior Director of 6 Degrees at the Institute for Candian Citizenship, David Leonard, about what happens when a pandemic goes looking for someone to blame.
23 minutes | a year ago
Plan B: None of us are safe until all of us are safe
In the age of COVID-19 trying to tackle so many enormous issues like jobs, wages, and investments is like throwing kerosene on the fire of economic uncertainty, according to Plan B podcast guest Armine Yalnizyan, economist and fellow at the Atkinson Foundation researching the future of workers.
21 minutes | a year ago
Plan B: COVID-19 observations from a prominent health reporter
Globe and Mail health reporter André Picard joins us on the Plan B podcast to help us understand what’s what this pandemic is revealing to us about how we approach our wellbeing.
29 minutes | a year ago
Plan B: Eating an Elephant
How do we eat the COVID-19 mental health elephant? One bite at a time. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Clinical Psychologist Dr. Katy Kamkar joins Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui to talk about how we strengthen our mental health as we suddenly find ourselves living in isolation.
23 minutes | a year ago
Plan B: COVID-19 - Misinformation on steroids
There is so much misinformation about COVID-19 and what we can do about it. To cut through the noise, Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui talks to University of Alberta professor of law Tim Caulfield, who is making a study of misinformation and where to find the truth.
47 minutes | a year ago
Plan B Innovating Health Care To Treat Social Determinants Of Health
Health professionals see the downstream effects of public policy decisions—like freezing the minimum wage or failing to build affordable and supportive housing—in the emergency room and at the clinic. Dr. Andrew Boozary, executive director of Health and Social Policy at Toronto's University Health Network, says the need for innovation reform is urgent and paramount.
20 minutes | a year ago
Plan B Learn more about masks in the age of COVID-19
Are masks effective against a virus like COVID-19? What’s the difference between a N95 mask, a homemade mask, or a bandana? Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui gets the low-down from Dr. Chris Mackie.
52 minutes | a year ago
Plan B Democratizing The Economy
Can you imagine a world in which we move beyond extractive capitalism towards inclusive economic initiatives that result in decent work, poverty reduction, and true community wealth building? Plan B host Ralph Benmergui talks with Democracy Collaborative President Ted Howard about how his organization is doing just that in Cleveland, Ohio, starting with a success story about laundry.
36 minutes | a year ago
Plan B What Does A Healthy City Look Like?
Here at Upstream, we ask the question: what does a healthy city look like? Upstream Plan B podcast host Ralph Benmergui went live at the beautiful Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon to consider what it takes to build healthy cities with this stellar panel: • Dr. Cory Neudorf, Medical Director of Health Surveillance and Reporting with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and coordinator of the Urban Public Health Network of Canada; • Sugandhi del Canto, who is completing her PhD studies in built environments and healthy food access; • And Thilina Bandera, a population health researcher who also happens to be on Upstream’s board.
45 minutes | a year ago
Plan B Canada's Gig Economy
Precarious work is on the rise in Canada. Upstream Radio Plan B host Ralph Benmergui talks with Upstream Executive Director Trish Hennessy about her research on sharing economy workers, what keeps them up at night, and policy solutions. Sari Sairanen, Unifor's Health Safety and Environment Director, weighs in with another solution: collective action through unionization.
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