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Talking PFAS contamination with those who live on or near it; with a wide range of experts who study PFAS and its health effects; with those who have worked with this toxic chemical; with those who are trying to remove it from the environment & people, and with the politicians and Government who have the power to fix this problem
 
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As Scotland's crucial game against England at Wembley edges closer, we're joined by Charlie Mulgrew to look ahead to the game as well as look back on the phenomenon that is Cristiano Ronaldo after his 2 goals last night for Portugal and review France vs Germany! And of course it wouldn't be right not to have Charlie on without having a few stories …
 
With her debut feature Dead Pigs now hitting theatres for the first time, filmmaker Cathy Yan reflects on the huge impact the micro-budget satire had on her career. Our books columnist Jael Richardson fills us in on her summer book pick: Angeline Boulley's debut novel, Firekeeper's Daughter. Canadian R&B artist Emanuel discusses his debut album Alt…
 
Join the debate and discuss this episode with fellow listeners on our Multytude conversation here: https://multytudelink.page.link/2u9nK2SP7SH7DCyU7 -- Meritocracy: the idea that people should be advanced according to their talents rather than their status at birth. For much of history this was a revolutionary thought, but by the end of the twentie…
 
It wasn't the result we were hoping for in our first game in a major tournament for 23 years but there's still 6 points to play for! The boys are joined by Tony Watt to dissect the game and discuss what we need to do now against England to get our campaign up and running See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Canadian artist Jeff Lemire talks about seeing his acclaimed comic book series Sweet Tooth adapted into a hit live-action Netflix series of the same name. Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth B. discusses her sophomore album, Moments in Between, and what it was like returning home to Edmonton during the pandemic. Canadian actor brother duo Shamier Ander…
 
Shakib Al-Hasan kicked some stumps over and we'll tell you why he was right to do so. England can't bat anymore and New Zealand still aren't being respected. South Africa are good again, for now. Adam Hollioake talks about facing Warne, the abandoned match in Kingston in 1998 and England's current batting woes. #AskTGC discusses youth multi leaders…
 
Today’s Talking PFAS News is focused on PFAS in Michigan, Great Lakes, and also some new pending legislation that could result in stricter rules for the US military regarding PFAS. My special guest is Award Winning investigative/enterprise environment reporter Garret Ellison from MLive and Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. Today we discuss three of h…
 
Michelle Pfeiffer talks about her critically acclaimed role in French Exit, a film adaptation of Patrick deWitt's novel of the same name. On this week's screen panel, Kathleen Newman-Bremang and Teri Hart discuss MuchMusic's TikTok comeback and Bo Burnham's new Netflix comedy special, Inside. Hip hop artist Haviah Mighty introduces us to her powerf…
 
We've got a belter for you today as we're joined by a man making his debut today who has been the topic of many a classic Open Goal story... Kal Naismith! We get a few hilarious stories from Kal and the boys also look ahead to Scotland's Group D kicking off with England's campaign starting against Croatia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-o…
 
It's Day 2 of Euro 2020 and today we're joined by Euro 2016 official and top-flight Scottish referee Bobby Madden to discuss VAR at the tournament, previous big names he's reffed that'll be playing at the Euros as well as chat through last night's opening game between Turkey and Italy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
To explain the power of anthropology to help us better understand the modern world, Financial Times journalist and bestselling author Gillian Tett joined us in this week's episode. Tett has a PhD in anthropology from Cambridge University and outlining the ideas in her acclaimed new book Anthro-Vision, she showed how we can identify what she calls t…
 
Lukas Nelson tells us about his band's new album, A Few Stars Apart, and shares how the record was inspired by time spent with his family (including his father, Willie Nelson) during the pandemic. Two of the artists leading this year's International Indigenous Music Summit, ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume, discuss the summit's goals, as well as th…
 
Grammy-winning singer and activist Angélique Kidjo discusses her incredible new album, Mother Nature, which sees her championing young talent from across the African continent. Actor and producer Kheng Hua Tan (best known for Crazy Rich Asians and Netflix's Marco Polo) talks about her latest role in a gender-flipped reboot of the 1970s action serie…
 
We're only days away from Euro 2020 finally kicking-off and we've gathered the team to look ahead to Scotland's first major tournament in 23 years. HOWEVER, in the nature of balance we're also joined by a man who has had his fair share to say about Scottish football as we take Jamie O'Hara to task over his recent comments on our game as we go toe-t…
 
This week we're delighted to bring you a 2 for 1 as both the Glen's Vodka SPFL Championship and League 1 Managers of the Year, Dundee's James McPake and Partick Thistle's Ian McCall sit down with Si Ferry to look back on a unique season under unprecedented circumstances which saw the two clubs gain promotion from their respective divisions See acas…
 
In response to the recent hate-motivated hit and run in London, Ont., Canadian poet Wali Shah performs his spoken word poem, Home, which he wrote shortly after a tragic incident that happened to him and his family. Canadian comedian, actor and CBC host Ali Hassan discusses the attack in London, Ont., and shares his own experience with Islamophobia.…
 
An industrialist looks at a rain forest and sees trees to cut down and sell, while an environmentalist sees the ‘lungs of the planet’. To one person, complying with a mandate to wear a face mask in public during a pandemic is an act of communal responsibility. To another, it’s a denial of personal freedom. Same data, but opposite conclusions. The r…
 
Singer-songwriter Liz Phair talks about her first album of new material in a decade, Soberish, which sees her reunite with producer Brad Wood, who worked with her on her breakthrough album, Exile in Guyville. Bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid discusses her latest novel, Malibu Rising, about a group of famous siblings who throw an epic party th…
 
Filmmaker Gia Coppola discusses her latest film, Mainstream, and what it's like to belong to a long legacy of filmmakers — from her grandfather, Francis Ford Coppola, to her aunt, Sofia Coppola. On this week's Q This music panel, Lisa Christiansen and Dalton Higgins recap the highlights of the 50th annual Juno Awards, which took place virtually las…
 
Is the pandemic a wake-up call to build a better world? Ed Miliband, politician and host of the award-winning Reasons to Be Cheerful podcast, thinks so. And in June 2021 he came to Intelligence Squared to discuss the ideas in his new book Go Big. Think of any problem, he will argue, and there is already a brilliant solution to it. We don’t need mas…
 
In an exclusive interview, The Tragically Hip's Gord Sinclair, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Rob Baker open up about the band's career, their three decades of brotherhood, and the loss of their friend and bandmate, Gord Downie. The nominees for the 2021 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour — writers Joseph Kertes, Thomas King and Morgan Murray — join u…
 
Author E.L. James — who's best known for her wildly popular Fifty Shades novels — discusses her latest release, Freed, which she says may be the final work in the series. For the 30-year anniversary of the Juno rap category, former Rascalz manager and music executive Sol Guy reflects on his legacy, and shares his thoughts on where Canadian hip hop …
 
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor discusses her new memoir, Rememberings: Scenes from My Complicated Life, and tells us why ripping up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992 didn't derail her career, but rather put her back on track. Canadian hip hop legend Maestro Fresh Wes, his former manager Farley Flex and producer Davis of …
 
Salman Rushdie, internationally bestselling author and ‘Best of the Booker’ winner, is a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating truths about our society and culture through his dazzling prose. Best known as a novelist, he is also a compelling essayist and last month he came to Intelligence Squared to talk about the ideas in his latest colle…
 
* Champ means something different in jail * England v New Zealand at Lords * Ollie Robinson will get in NZ’s face * IPL moved to UAE due to ‘monsoon season’ * Morne Morkel on Manly, ABdV, Kallis, Faf, and Cape Town * #AskTGC covers Kohli dreams, Don Rahane and Fraudulent Hat-Tricks ***Ish Sodhi had to re-schedule, we’ll try to catch up with him nex…
 
Five Little Indians author Michelle Good talks about winning the Governor General's Literary Award for English-language fiction, and why we must continue telling stories about residential school survivors. Norwegian pop sensation girl in red discusses her acclaimed debut album, if i could make it go quiet, and how she feels about being called a "qu…
 
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