#16 Meet Kemi, Your Next City Councillor

This Episode Arthur Co-Editor Josh Skinner is joined by Kemi Akapo, a local community activist will be running for city council in the upcoming fall election. After that (19:55) , Josh is joined by Joe, one of the occupiers of the student center. Enjoy the show!


#15 Fighting Violence with Education w/ Julie Lalonde

On This weeks Episode, Josh is joined by Julie Lalonde in the first half of the show and Becca Kram in the second half talk about events they will be hosting at Trent University. Julie Lalonde is an activist in the field of ending violence against women. She will be visiting Trent University on Friday March 16th in the First Peoples House of Learning at 1pm to do a workshop on sexual violence at Trent University. Below the podcast is a video she worked to produce to raise awareness about the stalking of women.

Becca Kram is a veteran events coordinator and will be talking about TedX at Trent University on March 26th. We talk about our favorite Ted Talks that we’ve seen as well as some of the things that go into event coordination.



#14 VOTE YES FOR YES (Youth Emergency Shelter) w Shannon Culkeen

Shannon Culkeen joins the program at the top of the show to talk about the her referendum to create a $3 dollar levy to support transitional housing for homeless youth in Peterborough. The conversation quickly devolves into an investigation into what the teens are into, and eventually gravitates back towards the discussion about the referendum itself. Then at the end of the program, Arthur’s digital media coordinator Leina Amatsuji-Berry joins the show to talk about her longform piece on the upcoming “it’s okay to be against whiteness event”. Enjoy the show!


#13 Trent Conservatives at it again w Lindsay Yates

Ethical Standards Commissioner Lindsay Yates joins the program to discuss the importance her (not that) controversial event it’s okay to be [against] white[ness] for fragile white people. In the second half of the show, Dan Morrison makes an appearance to talk about the importance of brackets in a highly cheeky way. Enjoy!

#12 Peterborough Currently

The journalists Ayesha Barmania and Will Pearson join the program to talk about the motivation, the methods, and the launch of the new season of Peterborough Currents. Peterborough Currents looks to unpack local news in the Peterborough region through a storytelling lens. Their work can be found here.  http://peterboroughcurrents.ptbopodcasters.ca/


#11 Reframe your thoughts on Healtchare

On this episode, local film buff Claudia Marchisello takes over the first half of the program to interview film maker Lester Alfonso about the premier of his part documentary part heroes tale Birthmark. In the second half of the program, Arthur editor Josh Skinner talks to Jessica Thacker and Geoff Navara about a study that they are conducting on LGBT access to healthcare in Peterborough. Enjoy!



On this episode of Arthur Hour, we switch things up and let one of the writers take over hosting half of the program. On this Episode, Nick Taylor conducts an interview with Meg Macrae in which they discuss the upcoming community movements conference, taking place on the first week of February. This years theme is populist responses to globalization.

In the second half of the program Nick Taylor and Arthur co-editor Josh Skinner discuss the looming Food service workers strike on the horizon, as well as some of the shittier parts of capitalism. Enjoy the show!


#9 Trent Radio Turns 40! w John Muir and Chuong Nguyen

For the first half of this program myself and Chuong Nguyen, Arthur’s resident film critic, discuss the movies that he has reviewed for Arthur, his distaste for Oceans 11, and Nicholas Sparks. For the second half of the program Trent Radios’ general manager and resident wise old man John Muir joins the program to talk about Trent Radio’s humble beginnings, how it tackled the AIDS crisis in the 80s, and the role of Trent Radio today.

Enjoy the show!


#7 Mental Health Matters w Shanese and Blati

On this episode Shanese Steele, the TCSA’s VP of campaigns and equity talks about her Mental Health month initiative, intersectional solidarity, and her hate of Capricorns. In the second half, Blati, the President of the Trent African Caribbean Students Union joins the program to talk about creating a space for students of colour at Trent.