Robert Washburn

Robert Washburn

Professor of e-journalism Publisher of Consider This

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Green Party candidate chats about party chaos, universal basic income and her deep roots in the community

Christina Wilson, Green Party candidate

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With the third week of the federal election campaign wrapping up, the dynamic is shifting as polls show the race is tightening. One of the more interesting stories this past week was the rise of the People’s Party of Canada, slightly surpassing the Green Party. His the Green Party candidate for Northumberland Peterborough South Christina Wilson. Originally aired: September 3, 2021 Continue Reading →

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PPC candidate talks about vaccinations, immigration, and a bit about himself

Nathan Lang, PPC candidate

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With the third week of the federal election campaign wrapping up, the dynamic is shifting as polls show the race is tightening. One of the more interesting stories this past week was the rise of the People’s Party of Canada, slightly surpassing the Green Party. In this interview with Consider This Northumberland, you will hear from Nathan Lang, the People’s Party of Canada candidate. In the interview, Lang speaks about the opioid crisis. He says he will provide information to back his claims. Later, he sent an email with the following statement:

“Nathan retracts his claim about suicide/overdose death rates as he was unable to find support for it.  He would like to replace it with a general statement that lockdowns can take a toll on mental health, especially in cases where people are socially isolated and blocked from participating in normal life to the extent that they wish to.” Continue Reading →

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NDP wants to build lots of affordable housing, help workers, and support small business, says candidate

Kim McArthur Jackson

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Some may already know Kim McArthur Jackson, the federal NDP candidate for Northumberland Peterborough South. She is a longtime activist and co-chair of the Northumberland Coalition for Social Justice. She is also one of the founders of the Northumberland Queer Collective. Now, she wants to the same energy and commitment into a political campaign. In a riding that is often a two-horse race between the other parties, she wants to offer an alternative, as you will hear her explain and more. Continue Reading →

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Liberal Alison Lester explains need for election, affordable housing, supports for seniors and more

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Unless you are deliberately not paying attention or you are hiding under a rock, it is hard to avoid the federal election campaign. Like it or not, candidates for Northumberland Peterborough South are seeking your vote. This interview is with Liberal candidates Alison Lester. Consider This Northumberland is committed to bringing you interviews with all five candidates for the riding. These are edited versions of extensive interviews done with each one. Continue Reading →

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Pandemic fatigue and uncertainty are some of the mental health challenges we face, says expert

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Statistics Canada reported recently that one in five Canadians has screened positive for symptoms of depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Visits to the emergency room at Northumberland Hills Hospital due to a mental health crisis have jumped 80 percent in the past four months. Last year, more than 36,000 people received treatment in one form or another from the Community Mental Health Service during the pandemic. The numbers are staggering. Things are expected to get worse as people return to work and children go back to school. Continue Reading →

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Hospital preparing for fourth wave and more, as new president and CEO takes the helm

Susan Walsh, president and CEO of Northumberland Hills Hospital

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As we all brace ourselves for the fourth wave of the pandemic, local health care providers are doing the same. This is an interview with Susan Walsh, the new president and CEO at Northumberland Hills Hospital. She has been on the job less than a month, but she is already preparing for the impact of the next wave. She will also tell us about her plans for the hospital going forward. Oh, and BTW, she is so new to the job, we are going to take some time to find out a bit about her. Continue Reading →

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No surprise more people are interested in joining unions these day, says professor

Prof. Stephanie Ross

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It is as if you want to give your head a shake. In the middle of the pandemic, more people wanted to join a union. In fact, the number of those wanting to join a union peaked when the pandemic-related job losses were at their highest. My guest is not surprised. She would argue there are lots of people who want to join unions. Continue Reading →

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The number of people joining unions is on the rise during the pandemic as workers rethink jobs

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Drive along any street in town, and you will see laws signs or maybe a billboard where a local business is looking to hire. The Canadian economy added 94,000 jobs in July, bringing employment to within 250,000 of pre-pandemic levels. But the numbers also show weaker-than-expected hiring, especially in restaurants and hotels. Employers are struggling to find staff. Not since 2018 have businesses struggled this hard to find skilled or semi-skilled labour, according to a Canadian Federation of Independent Business survey done in July. Continue Reading →

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How to Connect with Disinvested Local News Audiences

How to Connect with Disinvested Local News Audiences

SUMMARY The Center for Media Engagement partnered with the Dallas Free Press to explore how Dallas residents — particularly those in the disinvested neighborhoods of West Dallas and South Dallas — perceive local media and how they think that media can better serve their communities. Those participating in the […]
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Building with community: How The Triibe grew into its ecosystem

Building with community: How The Triibe grew into its ecosystem

Photo Credit: Chantal Redmond // The TRiiBE Local News Lab is partnering with the Engaged Journalism Lab and Solution Set to showcase Black-led local news organizations that have been putting engaged journalism into action to meet their communities’ news and information needs while developing sustainable business models. As industry-focused […]
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