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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss England

Posts from the Performance Category

Check out my interview with Smokii Sumac!

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We talk about:

– His book, “You Are Enough: Love Poems for the End of the World”
– His work on his Ph.D in Indigenous Studies
– Grief
– The way he uses social media
– Lots of reading recommendations!

and more!

Smokii’s Reading List (in the order discussed on this episode!)

1. Indigenous Voices Awards Finalists

2. “Letter to an Emerging Indigenous Writer” by Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee)

3. My Body is a Book of Rules by Elissa Washuta (Cowlitz)

4. Anything and Everything by Richard Van Camp (Tłı̨chǫ) including his latest Moccasin Square Gardens

5. the Marrow Thieves Cherie Dimaline (Métis)

6. Indian Love Poems by Tenille Campbell (Dene/Métis)

Featured Tunes:

True Trans Soul Rebel by Against Me!
Atmomsphere by Miesha and the Spanks
Night Cruise by The Lonely Parade
Loon Song by Tara Williamson

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Celebrate one year of nothing exists by listening to this special episode featuring a live audience!

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Featuring the top 10 things I have learned from Nothing Exists and updates from two fan-favourite episodes!

10 Things I’ve Learned from One Year of Nothing Exists:

10. People rarely listen to what you say (the first time). They hear their own beliefs that they project on to what you say.
9. Everyone has their own weird speech pattern.
8. Everyone has a story, a reason, a perspective behind their reactions.
7. My perspective of myself in a conversation always changes when I listen back to it after.
6. Technology is HARD and it’s been a great practice in asking for help to be able to learn this skill.
5. There’s a lot of value in having a creative outlet while going through hard stuff.
4. The people who start off believing they have nothing interesting to say are usually the ones who give the best interviews.
3. People (especially men) are really intimidated by strong, intelligent women and pushback is part of the gig.
2. Everyone requires a different style of interviewing and everyone reacts differently to content throughout. Every human experience is 100% individual.
1. Sometimes, you just have to go where the story is.

The updates are from:
Harmony Page
Cailey McCormack

The poem performed at Imaginate and the interview after was with:
Smokii Sumac

The Live In-Studio Audience is:
Cameron Knapp
Avril Ewing
Kira Gelineau
Dana Petrillo
Ashley Bouman
Zoey Carey

Featured Tunes:
Parade by My Son the Hurricane
Least Resistant by Lee Resistant & The Lost
Talking to Them by Sorrey
Legalized It! by Port Hope Reggae Patrol

Check out my conversation with Maggie Robbins!

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Can’t wait to have a friend I love very much back on tonight to follow up on our conversation (about things like radical inclusivity and rape culture in gynaecology) from episode 46.

At 8pm on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio tonight, tune in to join Maggie Robbins and I while we talk about:
– the response from our previous episode (we got stories!)
– an update on Maggie’s battle with cancer
– Trauma as a means of individual and community healing
– parenting through trauma
– leaving space for reaction
– balancing reaction and response
– cannabis as part of a wholistic wellness plan

Featured Tunes:
Let’s Fall in Love by Tiny Stills
Baby I by Amy Millan
Done by Frazey Ford
Dancing in the Dark by The Ruth Moody Band

Check out my conversation with Nicole Brown!

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We chat about parenting a kid with autism and how changing policy is affecting her family. We talk about autism, what it takes to support a child with autism, and Nicole’s vision for better policy.

Featured Tunes:
10 000 Miles by Clan Hannigan
No Happy Birthday by Hayden
Parachute by James Durbin
Doll Parts by Hole

Check out my conversation with David Piccini, our MPP  here in Northumberland.

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We chat about what he loves about Northumberland, some of the policy he’s feeling excited about, and I communicate a few concerns I’ve heard about Conservative policy, which David gives his perspective on.

If you want to reach out to David, which I highly recommend doing (he’s super approachable and *BONUS* has a very cute dog who hangs out with him at his office), you can find his contact info here!

Features Tunes:

Failed Imagineer- Propagandhi
Dark Matters- Propagandhi
Capture the Flag- War on Women
I Never Knew- Teenage Bottlerocket

Check out my conversation with Val Russell and Lucy Caldwell, the director and lead actress from Northumberland Players‘ rendition of Silent Sky!

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“The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications. Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Silent Sky is the poignant tale of a woman’s dedication to the stars and the human touch that makes life under the cast sky beautiful and timeless. It is a beautiful and insightful piece of theatre.”

Featured Tunes:
Northern Star by Fortunate Ones
Starlight by Muse
I See Gold by The Good Lovelies
There’s a Star For Everyone by Aretha Franklin