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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss England

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Check out my interview with Jim Swale here!

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We talk about:
– Jim’s new shop in Port Hope, Stately Raven Studio
– Art, tattooing, and some of Jim’s most interesting tattoo stories
– The most common reason why people get tattoos- Jim’s advice for healing tattoos
– What it’s like to be tattooed at Stately Raven
– Jim’s favourite style to tattoo and his favourite piece he’s done yet
– How tattooing keeps Jim well

Featured Tunes:
Our Town by Hill & Landing
n o i s e by Lungless
Dun Dun by Gunt
Letting Go by Say Ritual

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Check out my interview with Miles Bowman where we chat about:

  • Miles‘ favourite things about Port Hope
  • Miles’ career up to this point
  • What leadership means to him
  • Qualities of good strategic plans
  • Miles’ involvement with Critical Mass
  • Miles’ vision for economic development
  • Affordable housing
  • The waterfront
  • Collaboration and what it looks like in practice when it works well
  • Miles’ vision for youth engagement
  • 65 Ward St.
  • Bullying, bystanders and strategies to address bullying
  • Navigating conflict and restorative justice
  • Increasing diversity and creating safer spaces for more people
  • Sexual harassment policies in the context of council

 

Features Tunes:

Inside and Out by Feist
Sleeping Sickness by City and Colour
The Good in Everyone by Sloan
Basement Apartment by Sarah Harmer

After our interview, Miles asked if he could expand on a point brought up during our previous interview to clarify. Here’s our follow up chat, where we talk more about sexual violence policy and also masculinity:

August 17 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Tune in to hear my interview with my good friend (and low key mentor) David Sheffield. We are gonna talk about Green Wood Coalition, affordable housing, art, poetry, local events, frontline social work, harm-reduction, building community, and more. 

“I’ve lived in various parts of Ontario, but Northumberland County has been my home since 1986. My wife, Beth, and I settled here at that time, and have always felt that this was a great place to raise our four children. I often note that my children have been my best teachers, and that’s more true today than ever. We have four grandchildren, also living in this area, and we are enjoying the new discoveries they have brought to our lives.

My work in community outreach started 10 years ago, but I think I was being guided to this place by many years of life experience. This feels more like a vocation than a job. Much of my career was in the painting trade, while spending off hours in community engagement through art projects, meals, church activities, music festivals and campfires. My writing—poetry and non-fiction—has been published in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. Writing is my favourite way to process some of the difficult days that one can encounter in this kind of work.

These days, I’m the Community Director at Green Wood Coalition, which is a people-level response to the disconnection of poverty and related social struggles. The work is difficult, at times, but also very inspiring because of the resilience of individuals that I encounter, and the encouragement of many people who work alongside me.”

If you wanna read the article Gareth Vieira wrote about poets, including David and I, click here.

To learn more about Art Hives, click here.

Learn more about Overdose Awareness Day Northumberland here. 

Features Tunes:
Roll Away the Stone by Carlos Del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill
I Will by Christa Couture
Shelter Valley Road by David Newland
Barley by Birds of Chicago