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  • 02:08

    The View Up Here - Electoral Reform with Fair Vote Canada

    in Politics

    The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Democratic Reform Maryam Monsef have pledged that Election 42 will be the last using the "First Past The Post" system. What their plan is has yet to be revealed to the Canadian public. But the discussion is very lively about what a new electoral system should look like for Canada outside the House.


    Over 90 countries, including 85% of OECD members, use some form of Proportional Representation. The old rhetoric of "every vote counts" is simply not true in a FPTP electoral system. Since World War I, Canada has had 17 "majority governments" based on seat count. Only four of those had an actual majority of the popular vote. Canadians have in reality been electing minority governments most of the time, based on vote totals. The Liberal government has publicly decried "We will make every vote count". Do Canadians really think their votes translated into an accurate seat count? On October 19, it took 37,728 votes to elect one Liberal MP. It took 602,755 votes to elect one Green MP. Nearly 17.6 million votes were cast, yet the overwhelming Liberal majority was delivered with just 4.6 million of them.


    Kelly Carmichael, Executive Director of Fair Vote Canada, joins us to examine what is and what needs to be for Election 43. Proportional Representation delivers equal and effective votes, better environmental performance, better gender equality and better policy development and implementation, based on historical data.


    Check out the background for this episode listed below and join us for a lively discussion


    http://www.fairvote.ca/  many topical areas here


    http://www.everyvotercounts.ca


    https://secure.fairvote.ca/en/declaration  Declaration of Voter Rights


    http://www.fairvote.ca/suggested-videos  Videos


    https://www.twitter.com/FairVoteCanada


     


     

  • 00:30

    Part 2 of Jeff Mach: Creator of The Steampunk World’s Fair

    in Radio

    Part 2 of our conversation with Jeff Mack -- There’s nothing ordinary about Steampunk. It’s a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. It may also incorporate additional elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction, alternate history, or other branches of speculative fiction, making it often a hybrid genre. And Jeff Mach, the creator of the world’s largest Steampunk World’s Fair, has put all of this together into one huge event that attracts people of all ages on May 13-15. Like all events, there is food, vendors, and entertainment, but definitely not your typical offerings. According to Jeff, Steampunk is “a bunch of stuff people do that’s vaguely inspired by mad science in a world that bears some sort of resemblance to the Victorian era.” I anticipate seeing costumes with mechanical workings, ornate engraving, and lots of goggles. What we now call “Steampunk” has existed in some manner for quite a long time; but it’s only recently that Steampunk’s started coming together as some kind of coherent social phenomenon. Jeff’s heart was captured at thirteen by The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He was fascinated by how much you could change the ordinary world of a movie theatre, and create a strange, wonderful new home for people whose interests were outside the norm. He’s dedicated his life to creating those places. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 01:01

    10 Reasons "You Didn't Get In" (the Art Fair)

    in Business

     


    It is application season! Anyone active in the art fair business is deep into preparing applications for jurying into the nation's art fairs. What are the odds you'll make the cut and get into your most desired festival? Our guests are long time professionals from the business including Cindy Lerick, executive director of the Saint Louis Art Fair, Christine Berthiaume, Crafts Manager for the New Orleans Jazz Festival and Marguerite Esrock, executive director of the St. James Court Art Show.

    We'll talk about:



    As an intro we'll hear how each show prepares their jurors for jurying and the process of showing the jurors the applications
    10 worst things you can do to sabotage your chances of "getting in"


    Have paper and pencil ready. This one is sure to bring you useful information applicable to your finding success exhibiting at art fairs large and small.


     

  • 01:28

    Radical Capitalist Episode 42: Do the Rich Pay Their ‘Fair Share’ of Taxes?

    in Politics

    Every week The Yaron Brook Show reviews significant headlines that impact freedom in various forms. Commenting from a philosophical view that man's greatest value is self, the Show brings unique perspective to the conversation, always ending the show with a positive sense of life. In this episode, Don Watkins will stand in for Yaron as guest host.


    Do the rich pay their “fair share” of taxes? What lessons can we draw from the Panama Papers controversy? What should we make of the “taxation is theft” meme? These are only some of the questions that guest host Don Watkins will tackle.


    Connect via Tweet with Don @dwatkins3.  Email questions for future shows to ARIradio@icloud.com.


    Connect with Yaron on his book tour via Tweet Yaron @YaronBrook or follow him on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/ybrook. 


     


     

  • 00:30

    Women Can Eat During Labor?

    in Religion

    For decades, the medical community has not allowed women to have much more than ice chips while participating in one of the most athletic, exhausting experiences of their life - delivering a baby.  Studies are coming out in recent years that say that it's now "OK" for a mom to eat and drink while in labor.  So, what changed?  Dr Pauline and Catherine discuss the recent findings, and cover some things that may or may not seem obvious regarding labor, delivery, and moms' ability to eat during labor.  


    ANNOUNCEMENTS :


    - Our Proverbs workbook is a wonderful tool to help you better understand this wonderful book of the Bible. It's perfect for new believers, childre, adults, Bible study groups, or anyone who would like to have a better understanding of the book of Proverbs. Order now at www.dunamascenter.com


    - Dr Pauline's new book, "Won't Somebody Please Hear Me?" is now AVAILABLE for purchase on our website!  This book makes a great gift for anyone who has had a baby or for anyone who knows someone who has had a baby.  So...it's a great read for everyone!  Order yours (and a few to give away) TODAY! 

  • 01:04

    Keeping Fair & Balanced -April 26

    in Current Events

    Fair and Balanced interviewed Damion Crawford and discuss issues on the political scenes 

  • 01:05

    Keeping Fair & Balanced April 10

    in Current Events

    Topics being discussed: 


     


    The PNP NEC meeting.


     Peter Buntings decision to challenge for leadership and Mark Goldings ambitions for becoming MP


    Is PSMs backing Peter Phillips for presidency?

  • 01:01

    JOTS RADIO It's time for The Southern Ohio Psychic and Holistic Fair!

    in Spirituality

    Tune in tonight to hear from a few of our gifted friends!   The Southern Ohio Psychic and Holistic Fair brings together some of the most gifted intuitives, artists and practitioners to the Dayton area.  We are a proud supporter of this Fair and will share how you can win 4 free tickets tonight!  We are giving away tickets Wednesday and Thursday!  Like our Facebook page to get your chance to win.


    www.facebook.com/stephanievanhoosespiritualmedium


    for a full schedule of this weekend's events, visit www.southernohiopsychicfair.com

  • 00:28

    Episode 30: Fair Housing Act and the ADA

    in Education

    The Fair Housing Act provides rights and protections to persons with disabilities living in multi-family housing.  In this episode Kathy Gips, Director of Training at the New England ADA Center, will discuss the Fair Housing Act and how it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the key requirements in the Fair Housing Act, requesting an accommodation or modification, service animals and parking.?


    For more information visit ADALive!

  • 00:03

    What the New Labor Dept. Rules Mean For Retirement

    in Finance

    The Wall Street Journal's Anne Tergesen discusses how new retirement rules from the Labor Department will impact the way you save for retirement.

  • 00:48

    Keeping it Fair & Balanced May 1

    in Current Events

    Arlene and Sandriene interviews Juliet Holness wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.