Radio

“Why Money Isn’t Everything.” IDEAS, Radio Documentary. The world over, complementary currencies are helping societies solve key social, economic and environmental issues. In Japan, volunteers earn redeemable friendship tokens when they care for the elderly. In Brazil, one city’s garbage crisis disappeared when it gave people bus tokens for their trash. In Toronto sweat equity give access to tools and resources at the Toronto Tool Library.

“The Business of Race.” IDEAS, Radio Documentary. Products and procedures marketed to persons of colour are growing an an exponential rate. In changing your body is it possible to change your race? Topics of exploration include eyelid surgeries, skin bleaching, shadism, neo-colonialism, capitalism, and counter messaging.

“Beauty and the Freak.” IDEAS, Radio Documentary. An exploration of contemporary body modification as it relates to identity. Areas of discussion include amputations, prostheses, cosmetic surgery, the posthuman and transhuman.

 

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Outside Academia, a Black Leg Production™,  was a radio segment on CKLN’s Friday night “Word of Mouth” series. The segment focused broadly on arts and ideas and sought  to make research accessible to a broader public.  The show also discussed alternative career paths for those who have pursued advanced degrees in the humanities. Email for downloadable versions.:

Episode 2: “The Road Not Taken”: A discussion of alternative career paths for those with advanced degrees in the humanities. Interviewees include: Caitlin Charman,  Research Associate with the Conference Board of Canada; Wael Qattan, PhD Student in English at York, researcher and seller of Haitian art; Derek Flack, Editor of BlogTO; and, Archana Rampure, Research Representative with CUPE National.

Tracklist: “M’bifé” by Amadou et Mariam; “autobiography” by Sloan; “See Line Woman” by Nina Simone; “New Theory” by Washed Out; “Into the Wind” by John Wesley Harding; and, “Used to Love U” by J.T. Spangler (cover of John Legend).

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Episode 1.  Hip-hop Goes Shakespeare (featuring David Rockne Corrigan): An exploration of Shakespeare, Hamlet, and popular culture.  David Rockne Corrigan performs from Hamlet and from his play, “The King’s Conscience,” a hip-hop adaptation of Hamlet.

Tracklist: “Naina Thag Lenge” by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Omkara; “Être ou ne pas être, la question est là” by Robert Le MagnifiqueHamlet; “When Doves Cry” by Quindon Tarver, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; “Polonius” feat Guillaume Cantillon by Robert Le MagnifiqueHamlet; “Omkara” by Vishal BharadwajOmkara *live version only

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“Cosmas and Damian and the Miracle of the Black Leg: Miracles, Medical Miracles and the Nature of Body Modifications.” Radio documentary aired on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, :

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