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#50: Plumbing STEM’s Leaky Pipeline

There are too few women in STEM fields. We’ve known that for a long time, but we don’t really know why that is. This week, Alex and special guest host Indre Viskontas from the podcast Inquiring Minds talk to social demographer Sharon Sassler and serial entrepreneur Elissa Shevinsky about STEM’s “leaky pipeline.”

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#49: Into the House of Old

Gordon talks to Andrew Longhurst, research associate at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, about austerity and seniors care in British Columbia. Then, Megan Davies on the history of old folks homes — from Dickensian nightmares, to swanky middle class retirement villas.

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#48: How To Buy A Politician: BC’s Upcoming Provincial Election

The New York Times has called British Columbia “The Wild West of Political Cash.” On the verge of a provincial election, any corporation, union or individual in the world can give however much money they want to British Columbia’s provincial political parties. Sam talks to Dermod Travis of Integrity BC about what this has meant for BC’s democracy, then he convenes a panel of leading political scholars to discuss the role of corporate money in North American politics.

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#47: Automatic for the People

Sam visits Yusuf Altintas’s manufacturing automation lab at the University of British Columbia and then talks to Matt Bruenig (@MattBruenigabout automation, inequality and the future of work.

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#46: The End of Civilization Ecovillage

Gordon is an environmentalist, but he doesn’t get out of the city very much. He’s plugged into politics, but removed from nature. So he boarded a ferry and went to a farming co-op on an island off the coast of BC. He found people that say civilization is doomed, so they decided to escape. But what did they escape to?  Read More

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#45: The Slow Motion Disaster

The seas are rising, but we can’t seem to care. Gordon talks to John Clague “AKA Dr. Doom” about the latest projections, and he talks to Stephen Sheppard about how showing evocative images might help.

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#43: Are Racists Crazy?

Gordon talks with Sander Gilman, a Professor of Psychiatry, at Emory University and the author of Are Racists Crazy Read More

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