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Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases and offers suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!
 
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Sit down with Viewpoints each week as we report on social issues, the environment, history, food – you name it. What’s it like to give birth in prison? Could the plague resurface with climate change? How has politics been permanently reshaped by the Trump era? Candid stories on topics you should know, plus Culture Crash – a three-minute recap on a timely topic in media to keep you up-to-date on all things music, TV and film. Hosted by Marty Peterson, Gary Price, Evan Rook and produced by Ami ...
 
Unsettled: Journeys in Truth and Conciliation builds upon the 94 calls to action of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, from the perspectives of Indigenous cohost Jessica Vandenberghe, settler cohost George Lee, and their Indigenous and settler guests. We start from the belief that conciliation in Canada is an ongoing project, individually and collectively, as the country moves beyond colonial thinking to build a nation of nations—one free of racist, pro-assimiliation policies, and ...
 
They say there's three sides to a story. One side. The other side. And, what it really is. The pop culture podcast for the people, hosted by Tony B., Rex Cruz, and Aubrey, bringing you three perspectives from the culture on hip-hop, sports, politics, social issues, race, marketing, and more, to get to the truth.
 
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A Different Lens is a bimonthly audio podcast produced by the Hampton Institute. It is hosted by the Institute’s Politics/Government Department Chair, Devon Bowers. Department chairs are interviewed each month, where articles are discussed more in-depth as well as concepts and theories relating to their specific departments. (www.hamptoninstitution.org)
 
Host Jack Kammer, a long-time activist, author, social policy researcher, jail guard, parole & probation agent and journalist, knows how important it is for men and boys to have as many opportunities for happiness, fulfillment, acceptance and understanding as women and girls do. So far — for 60+ years — the discussion has been about ensuring all those good things for females. Now we have this podcast. We're talking about what we want and need, what stands in our way, and how to get over, und ...
 
Hip Hop artist / entrepreneur Illy and content creator Jess Robert discuss everything that makes the world broken and beautiful at the same time including current events, technology, social issues and more. Direct from their podcast studio in Toronto, Canada - they get heated over drinks and interview a wide variety of guests.
 
Welcome to F Small Talk! Why should you listen? Well we’re skipping past the weather chit chat and what everyone had for dinner last night and getting right to the good stuff. After 5 years of friendship we’re still learning the little things about each other but early on we went straight to the important details, our journey through vulnerability, privilege, adversity, and much much more. Tune in as we invite top notch guests on to the show to share their amazing stories with us!
 
Welcome to Speak On It! A show that gives people the opportunity and space to “speak on it” and we dive into conversations on various topics. Ranging from current events, nerdom, entertainment and activism. Episodes are published bi-weekly. Subscribe and follow @SOI_Pod on Twitter to stay up to date! Host: Neysha/ @la_ney_sha on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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"Always This Hard." - Luc Besson's Léon: The Professional This week, Mr. Chavez & I sit down to discuss a classic of the1990's, Luc Besson's 1994 Hit-Man Love Story, Léon: The Professional. A fascinating film that transcends it's reputation as an inappropriate male-fantasy, Besson's story of a young girl orphaned when her family is murdered by D.E.…
 
The U.S. still has the highest number of inmates in the world, with more than 2 million people behind bars. For a segment of this population, spending weeks, months, or even years in solitary confinement is very much a reality. We speak with two criminal justice experts about the lasting effects of solitary confinement and the mental health crisis …
 
There’s nothing quite like comics. The art of illustration mixed with text takes on many forms, including comic strips, books, graphic novels and more. Columbia University professor and author of American Comics: A History Jeremy Dauber joins us this week to help highlight the interesting history of comics and how it’s evolved into a multi-billion-…
 
Windows Never Lie: The Voyeuristic Eye of Alfred Hitchcock On this week's episode, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss an Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece, Rear Window (1954). Surprisingly, this is a film that your learned host has somehow missed. After a rocky start, The Master of Suspense pulls Rick Ramos in once again. This is a masterpiece of suspense …
 
Rental and home prices across the country are skyrocketing. On average, rental prices have risen by 16 percent this year. In some cities, people are seeing as high as 30 percent increases on monthly rent. For middle and low-income citizens already on a tight budget, it’s impossible to make ends meet – especially as prices for food, gas and other ba…
 
Tech companies make billions of dollars each year selling personal information from users’ online activity. While it may seem like people have some control over privacy settings, this is merely an illusion argues law professor Neil Richards. This week on Viewpoints - we highlight the lack of privacy online and why consumers should expect better fro…
 
Dash Harris Machado is a Peabody-award-winning multimedia journalist and entrepreneur currently based in Panama. She is the producer of NEGRO: A docu-series about Latino Identity, a decade-long, ongoing web-based docu-series that explores AfroDiasporic identity, colonization, the historical and present-day class, and color complex, and hierarchy am…
 
"Highly Sensitive Man" is not just what a few men happen to be. More and more that phrase is being recognized as a good label for one of the primary personality types and is estimated by psychologist Elaine Aron to apply to about twenty-percent of men... and women. But we think of sensitive men and sensitive women very differently, don't we? Today …
 
Today we sit down with journalist Sonali Kolhatkar to discuss the Great Resignation and its causes, the problems that workers are facing, and why we should be cautiously optimistic for the future. Shownotes Record Number of U.S. Workers are Quitting and Striking Sonali Kolhatkar Twitter SonaliKolhatkar.com Sonali Yes! Magazine Sonali Independent Me…
 
"The Thing Ain't the Ring, It's the Play." - Raging Bull: Martin Scorsese & Robert DeNiro's Examination of a Dangerous, Violent, Damaged Man A blurb about Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull (1980) is completely unnecessary. Regularly cited as the Best Film of the 1980's and One of the Greatest Films of All Time, Raging Bull is a powerful examination of …
 
Today, there are close to 11 million vacant jobs in the U.S. – a record-breaking number. Why are more Americans not filling these positions? How is this affecting businesses? What will eventually happen if these jobs go unfilled? We explore these questions and more this week as we’re joined by hospitality entrepreneur, Ravindra Jayara, and senior l…
 
We’ve barely just scratched the surface of space exploration. Many scientists at NASA and in the private sector have set their sights on the eventual human mission to Mars – but what lies past the red planet? Will humans one day be able to travel outside of our solar system? Physicist Dr. Daniel Whiteson joins us this week to explain the strange an…
 
Doris Elisabeth Fischer was born in Germany and now lives in Denmark. She was trained in Germany as a social worker and for more than fifteen years she worked with Bert Hellinger, the developer of the Constellation technique of working with troubled families. She is the author of Unravel Entanglements With Love, a book in which she offer case studi…
 
The Ghost of Dune: Jodorowsky's Unmade Masterpiece On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our look at Frank Herbert's Classic Sci-Fi Novel, Dune. There's no shortage of angles to come at this movie from. Last week we looked at Denis Villeneuve's new film playing in theaters and HBOMax right now. This week Mr. Chavez &…
 
In 2020, nearly 40 million Americans lived in food-insecure households. With food prices rising across the country, food insecurity is only set to worsen, disproportionately affecting minority populations. How can people help? What are other resources available to those in need? Two experts on food insecurity join us this week to help breakdown the…
 
Hans Hageman is a man of integrity and purpose. As a child he lived with his parents and brother above the Exodus House, a residential drug treatment center for men founded by his father in East Harlem. He was Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution. He was a narcotics prosecutor for the New York City Di…
 
Anyone who thought the Order of Canada would tame Art Bergmann was wrong. Deeply wrong. The singer-songwriter is as biting and anti-establishment as ever, demonstrated by his latest album, Late Stage Dementia Empire, and his unflinching opinions on his country's failings. Jessica and George talk with the veteran of Canada's music scene about reside…
 
Lawrence of Arrakis: Denis Villeneuve's Dune This week Ibrahim & I take a look at a film currently playing in theaters and HBO MAX, Denis Villeneuve's Dune. There's a hell of a lot going on here; some good, some not so good. Villeneuve's a true visionary who pushes expectations. But is that always enough? Neither Ibrahim nor I are exactly sure. The…
 
Across the U.S., many teachers are simply overwhelmed. In their careers, they’re not only an educator, but a leader, listener and mentor. They play many other roles than simply teaching students the set curriculum. However, the pandemic has exacerbated these duties and some educators are perpetually stressed and leaving the field for good. We speak…
 
A self-love advocate, businesswoman, and community champion, Kim Guerra, the founder of Brown Badass Bonita founded one of my favorite online small businesses. Brown Badass Bonita is a brand and movement that she considers to be a work of self-love and an expression of her love for her community. Guerra is the author of “Mariposa” and “Mija”: both …
 
Canadians need to work with Indigenous communities right now for real change, say two Edmontonians whose experience with Indigenous peoples spans decades and industries. Malcolm Bruce is the CEO of Edmonton Global, the economic development organization for the capital city's metro region. Shawna Bruce is a self-employed communications consultant wh…
 
According to the World Economic Forum and its 2021 Global Gender Gap Report, “Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity... Closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.” What is the Global Gender Gap, how is it defined, how is it measured? Professor David Geary is an expert on sex …
 
Night Phantom: Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre On this week's episode, Ibrahim & I close out The Halloween Season with a look at an exceptional re-imagining of a Horror Classic, Werner Herzog's 1979 masterpiece Nosferatu the Vampyre. Featuring great performances from Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Adjani, and a masterful Klaus Kinski, this is easily on…
 
Today, many young people look up to the influencers they habitually watch online, whether that’s through TikTok, Instagram or YouTube. This pastime has turned into a career option for some, and today, some college students are pursuing degrees in social media to work within the industry or try their hand at becoming an influencer themselves. We dis…
 
The Wolf Will Out: The Universal Werewolf On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss the third of The Great Universal Movie Monsters, Lon Chaney Jr. in his signature role as Lawrence Talbot, The Wolf Man. This is an incredible five picture run - the only actor in the Universal Monster canon who played his signa…
 
Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist and arts community advocate born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded and produced several music and arts festivals and has toured the country with various bands. Parallel to a decade-long practice in arts and organizing, Davies has also cultivated a car…
 
When you think of a person who is passionate about bringing attention and redress to male gender issues, chances are good you don't think of someone like Blair Daly. And after you hear from Blair, maybe you'll be a little more willing to hear -- and maybe even seek out -- what other male gender issues activists have to say. Maybe you'll have a few …
 
It took arson for the Indian Agent to force the Lheidli T'enneh people from their village in 1913. But these days the First Nation and Prince George, B.C., are working together to truthfully share their stories—and, while they're at it, build enduring and respectful relationships. Hosts Jessica and George discuss an award-winning conciliation succe…
 
A Slice of Death - Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our celebration of the Halloween season with a continuing exploration of Horror Cinema. This week we look at a truly nerve-wracking, disturbing, and horrific examination of serial killers, John McNaughton's Henry: Portrait of …
 
The FDA is a massive organization that handles a wide variety of regulations and responsibilities. However, some critics argue that the FDA has failed to evolve with the times, spending large amounts of resources on dated measures and messaging tactics. Former FDA employee Dr. Richard Williams joins us this week to highlight some of these issues wi…
 
Erika Righter is a social worker-turned small business owner. Since coming to Colorado, she has worked with youth experiencing homelessness and in the foster care system, rural families, and with low-income older adults. In 2012, Erika founded Hope Tank, a gift store that gives back in the heart of the Baker neighborhood. She uses retail to connect…
 
The actor Joe Dion Buffalo, from Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta, talks about his time at residential school, his path to professional skateboarding, the perseverance of racism in Canada, and the youth charity he cofounded. Joe also speaks candidly about the roles that addiction—and sobriety—have played in his story so far. As the podcast …
 
If we really want to end intimate partner violence -- rather than, say, score hundreds of millions of dollars in federal and philanthropic money for feminist social programs and activist salaries, or, say, promote sexist stereotypes that hobble men's advancement toward forms of gender equity that might displease some women -- is there any hope of d…
 
Season 2, Ep. 3: NFL Week 5. Jon Gruden is out as the Las Vegas Raiders head coach after his racist, homophobic, and misogynistic emails were exposed. Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer gets caught up when video from his bar goes viral. Ben Simmons and the Sixers feud nears a resolution. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3. The return of The Bu…
 
Groovy! - Sam Raimi & Bruce Campbell Battle an Army of Deadites On this week's episode, Ibrahim & I sit down to discuss A Classic Series of the Horror Genre, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead Trilogy: Evil Dead (1981), Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987), and Army of Darkness (1992). The End of the 1970's brought with it a new sense of Horror. A leading voice in …
 
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