February is the 20th anniversary of Ontario Black History Month. Ontario Black History Society President Rosemary Sadlier explains the importance of this celebration. Peterborough poet and teacher Kate Kelly, along with Cobourg lawyer Colin Browne provide insight into the importance of this history, while exploring aspects of racism in Northumberland with Drive Time host Dave Glover and I on Consider This Live.
As the Canadian flag’s 50th birthday is celebrated today, it is a wonderful opportunity to be filled with national pride. It is lovely to have a day to put aside all our difference, tensions and stresses as Canadians honour a symbol of our unity. When Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson decided to create a new national flag back in the 1960s, little did he know it would ignite a passionate debate.
With nearly half its funding from the federal government on the line, a local international aid group is keeping its fingers crossed and the people they serve are hanging in the balance. Horizons of Friendship’s $2-million budget could be seriously hurt if the Department of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Development fails to fund a critical proposal. The plan is to improve local health care to more than 235,000 people in Totonicapán, Guatemala, one of the areas with the highest number of indigenous people in the country.
Former politician, book publisher, author and columnist Mel Hurtig talks about his new book, his time with the federal Liberals and National Party of Canada, along with a host of other things on the Drive Time with Dave Glover at Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
United Way Executive Director Linda Kay and Community Development Co-ordinator Linda Essak talk about a unique project in Northumberland called the Action for Community Change. The radically different approach had them looking outward and engaging individuals and small groups in a way no other local organization has ever used previously. Listen as Drive Time host Dave Glover and I explore this study, the approach and the Warkworth Project as part of Consider This Live on Northumberland 89.7 FM
Northumberland Coalition Against Poverty (NCAP) representative Deb O’Connor talks about local issues surrounding welfare, child poverty and healthcare with Dave Glover and I on Consider This Live, as part of the Drive Time on Northumberland 89.7 FM. Continue Reading →
Ken Prue talks to Dave Glover on the Drive Time about his newest venture and the film Heritage Revealled, a documentary about the St. Petersburg Art Gallery, showing 2 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2015 at the Capitol in Port Hope. Continue Reading →