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politics & society | Nov 27th, 2019

Millennials and the Gig Economy: The Angus Reid Institute’s Shachi Kurl Weighs in on BNN Bloomberg

Over 40% of Canadian millennials have participated in “the gig economy” in the past five years, states a study by the Angus Reid Institute. Executive Director of the Institute Shachi Kurl stopped by BNN Bloomberg to discuss the findings.  “People who participate in gig economy, [...] stringing... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 22nd, 2019

Bridging the Divide: The Top 10 Political Speakers Standing Up for Democracy

Ever since the 2016 election, American politics have seemed more like a circus than a system of government. Lavin’s top ten political speakers are some of the brightest, sharpest minds fighting anti-democractic forces and standing up for the values of free society.   Garrett M. Graff: Garret Graff... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 20th, 2019

Diane Francis Interviews Former Trump Staffer Anthony Scaramucci for the Financial Post

Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci “belongs to the growing club of those fired by President Donald Trump.” Initially, he said little to the press after his abrupt firing. Now, Scaramucci is candidly sharing his thoughts on the president’s future with veteran journalist Diane Francis.  “He’s becoming... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 18th, 2019

Capitalism, Democracy, and Our Future: Yancey Strickler Speaks to Vanity Fair on Building a More Generous World

When did we come to the conclusion that maximizing shareholder value was the primary goal of all business? Is this belief inherent in capitalism, or did it enter our collective consciousness much later? And what can we do now that it’s clear this assumption is limiting our potential? Yancey... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 11th, 2019

The AI Disruption: Martin Ford Explores Andrew Yang’s Surprising Campaign and Why it Matters

In a new op-ed, Martin Ford—acclaimed author of two books on the impact of AI on the labour market—explains why AI-driven automation should be a top-of-mind issue in the upcoming election, and why Andrew Yang is the only candidate willing to speak out about it.  “The Democratic Party’s agenda... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Nov 1st, 2019

Ashton Applewhite Talks Ageism with Katie Couric on Next Question

What if discrimination on the basis of age were just as unacceptable as other kinds of prejudice? Why is society’s view of aging so grim when the lived reality is so different? Author and anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite connected with Katie Couric on her podcast, Next Question, to discuss.... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 17th, 2019

Wanuri Kahiu's Groundbreaking Film RAFIKI to Screen in Kenyan High Court

Wanuri Kahiu’s award-winning feature film, RAFIKI, will be screened in Kenyan High Court—one of the first films ever to do so—as part of a landmark case for the nation.  Acclaimed writer, director and artist Kahiu is the co-founder of AFROBUBBLEGUM, a media company that creates “fun, fierce and... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 17th, 2019

Newsmaker Peter Mansbridge Returns with a CBC Documentary on the Upcoming Election

InThe Way You See It, veteran news anchor Peter Mansbridge  taps into Canadians' deepest hopes, fears, and feelings about the federal election.  “I just basically camped out at everything from a rodeo to a stock car race to a farmer's market, you name it. Sat there, people came and sat down with... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 9th, 2019

Author Andrew Marantz Interviewed in Fast Company on His New Book, Antisocial

Journalist and author Andrew Marantz spent four years with the internet’s most “dodgy characters”—trolls, conspiracy theorists, alt-right bloggers and the like—and his new book Antisocial exposes the underbelly of social media. In an interview with Fast Company, Marantz explores the dangers of both... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Oct 8th, 2019

Is Outrage Hijacking Our Culture? NYU’s Jay Van Bavel Explains Why Some Content Goes Viral for NPR

In his latest paper, Professor of Psychology Jay Van Bavel explores why moral, emotional content tends to capture our attention more than other kinds of content. He expands on this study for the latest episode of NPR’s Hidden Brain.   In his study of thousands upon thousands of tweets, Jay Van... Continue Reading →
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