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Check out my conversation with  few of the other people involved in Take Back the Night: Port Hope, Avril Ewing, Maggie Robbins, and Sarah Kennedy (with contributions from Meghan Sheffield and Ashley Bouman).

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We talk about:

Our event this year
– What each of us think about the choices the Port Hope committee makes compared to the choices other groups make for Take Back the Night events (ie. the way we chose to involve men, not blocking off the streets, not involving police, choosing to celebrate coming together and not just to address the heavy vibes etc)
– What the theme “building community, building hope” means to us
– Why we’re each involved
– Why being involved in this event keeps us well

and more!

If you’re wondering about the stats I sourced:

    • 7 in 10 people who experience family violence are women and girls.32
    • Women are about four times as likely as men to be victims of intimate partner homicide.33
    • Women were 10 times more likely than men to be the victim of a police-reported sexual assault in 2008.3
    • Women are twice as likely as men to be victims of family violence.38
    • Women who experience spousal violence are more likely to endure extreme forms assault including choking, beating, being threatened with a knife or gun, and sexual violence.39
    • About 80% of victims of dating violence are women.40
    • Girls are 1.5 times more likely than boys to experience violence at home.41

Featured Tunes by:
The Muffs
Helaa
Hailiah
Sarah Tohnin

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Check out my interview with Gareth Vieira!

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  • Gareth’s favourite things about Port Hope (and what brought him here)
  • All about Gareth’s writing
  • The story behind Gareth’s book store
  • About Dispatches From a Small Town
  • His experiences with Port Hope Now
  • His experiences with Short Order Poetry
  • Living with Crohn’s Disease
  • How writing keeps Gareth well

 

Featured Tunes:
Skates by Hayden
Valentine by Fiona Apple
Samson by Regina Spektor
Sun in an Empty Room by The Weakerthans

 

Check out my interview with Avril Ewing!

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We chat about:

  • What brought Avril to Port Hope
  • Avril’s favourite things about Northumberland County
  • The various work Avril does both professionally and as a volunteer
  • The seasonal offers she has going on as an officiant
  • Working in the funeral industry
  • How to grieve effectively
  • What to say (and what not to say) to someone who is grieving
  • Owning a business and being a woman in business
  • Emotional labourand more!

    Featured Tunes:

    The Funeral Party by The Cure
    I do I do I do I do I do by ABBA
    Lovers in Dangerous Times by Barenaked Ladies
    Hasn’t Hit Me Yet by Blue Rodeo

Listen to the podcast HERE!

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Check out my conversation with John and Doug where we talk all about Port Hope’s West Beach and what their lobbying group is all about

If you would like to voice your opinion about the Choate Road Extension project, please visit this page.

Featured Tunes:
Lake Ontario by Dear Landlord
Escarpment Blues by Sarah Harmer
Soda by Gob
Bad as They Seem by Hayden

 

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Check out my interview with a handful of members of the Take Back the Night: Port Hope committee: Sarah Kennedy, Ashley Bouman, Ariel Reilly, and Meghan Sheffield. We chat about:
– The details of TBTN:PH
– How TBTN:PH started (and why)
– Our personal experiences with sex education and learning about consent
– The performers of TBTN:PH
– The sponsors of TBTN:PH

Featured Tunes:
Burn the Rapists, Not the Witches by Backyard Riot
Angela by The Hannigan Sisters****
Natural Born Woman by Kim Doolittle****
Don’t Wanna Know by Deviants and the Odd Man Out****

****Performers at TBTN:PH 2018

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Check out my interview with Mayor Bob Sanderson where we chat about:

  • Bob’s favourite things about Port Hope
  • Bob’s career
  • What Bob is proud of this past term’s council for achieving
  • Economic development
  • Affordable housing
  • PHAI clean-up
  • The waterfront
  • 65 Ward
  • Why we don’t need a CAO
  • Handling complaints
  • What is means to “believe together”
  • Why Bob is running again

    Featured Tunes:

Overbite by Sincere Engineer
Since You Got A Dog by Chixdiggit
We Belong by The Hextalls
Sweater by The Tattle Tales