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Nothing Exists - Episode 47

The Nothing Exists Radio Hour Ep. #47: Sabrina Scott (professional witch, illustrator, freelancer)

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We talk about:

and more!

Featured Tunes:
Overbite by Sincere Engineer
Real Hip Hop by LolaBunz
A Tribe Called Red by Angel Haze
West Side by LolaBunz

Nothing Exists - Episode 46

The Nothing Exists Radio Hour Ep. 46 Maggie Robbins (Radical inclusion and empowering families, gynaecology and rape culture)

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We talk about:

  • Radical inclusion and empowering families

  • The Village Hearth Northumberland

  • Living with cancer

  • Navigating the healthcare system as a survivor of sexual violence

  • Gynaecology and rape culture

  • Parenting through trauma

Features Tunes:
Littlest Birds by The Be Good Tanyas
Rainy Saturday by Hayden
Orion Town 2 by Frontier Ruckus
I Feel It All by Feist

Nothing Exists - Episode 45

Jim Swale (Owner and tattooer, Stately Raven Studio)

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We talk about:
– Jim’s new shop in Port Hope, Stately Raven Studio
– Art, tattooing, and some of Jim’s most interesting tattoo stories
– The most common reason why people get tattoos- Jim’s advice for healing tattoos
– What it’s like to be tattooed at Stately Raven
– Jim’s favourite style to tattoo and his favourite piece he’s done yet
– How tattooing keeps Jim well

Featured Tunes:
Our Town by Hill & Landing
n o i s e by Lungless
Dun Dun by Gunt
Letting Go by Say Ritual

Nothing Exists - Episode 44

The Nothing Exists Radio Hour Ep. #44: Maria Papaioannoy-Duic (Women in business, the vape industry, harm-reduction)

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We chat about:

– Maria’s business, Ecig Flavourium
– Relocating to Northumberland County
– Getting into the vape industry
– Being a woman in business
– Harm reduction and vaping as a harm reduction strategy
– Some of the misconceptions about vaping and the vape industry
– The current state of the vape industry
– Similarities between the vape industry and the cannabis industry
– Maria’s hopes for the future of the vape industry

Featured Tunes:
Phasers Set to Thrill by Black Cat Attack
St. Andrews Hall by Nothington
November Hurricane by Jenn Fiorentino
No Words by Tragedy

Nothing Exists - Episode 43

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Wayne and I sit down (with no notes or prep!) for a solid follow up to our first conversation a few months ago, which you can find here.

We talk about:

  • Wayne’s cool new gig at Long & McQuade

  • Recording his recent live album

  • What’s happening with his new solo album

  • Joining Avem

  • Surviving suicide attempts and living on the bipolar spectrum

We get really honest about the mental health stuff. This conversation is about as real as it gets. If you need crisis support, please phone Four County Crisis at 705-745-6484 or toll-free 1-866-995-9933.

Featured Tunes:

Grow Up Stay Young by The Anti-Queens
Of Flesh & Blood by Jenn Fiorentino
Shut Up, I’m Trying to Sleep (LIVE!) by Wayne Kennedy
…And the Hits Keep Coming by Old Wives

(In the spirit of Wayne, keepin’ it 100% CanCon and 75% local!)

Nothing Exists - Episode 42

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We talk about:

– Luke’s company, Paron Media
– His learning process behind videography and photography
– Community theatre
– What Luke’s working on
– Luke’s transition to veganism
– What animal liberation means to Luke
– The connection between
– Luke’s recent work with Sea Shepherd
– Useful strategies for activism
– Incorporating intersectional anti-oppression practices in direct action around animal liberation
– How Luke’s various work keeps him well


Featured Tunes:
Hearse Joy by Sad Noyz
Choking on the Truth by  Bif Naked
Human(e) Meat by Propagandhi
Chains of Silence by Stephanie Braganza (Live, stripped down version)

Nothing Exists - Episode 41

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We talk about:
– The Northumberland 89.7 radiothon
– How (and why) to donate to Northumberland 89.7
– How Collin forced me into starting my show
– Collin’s role with the station
– How he first got involved in radio
– Collin’s show, Deconstructing X
– Collin’s super cool son, Liam, and his future in radio
– Running social media
– Why Collin’s goals for the station are (sneak peak- increasing diversity is a big one)
– What CanCon is and why it matters
– How people can involved with volunteering at Northumberland 89.7 

 

Featured Tunes:
Fatlip by Sum 41
Strength to Endure by The 3856 (from the Ramones cover album, Leaving Home: A Norwegian Tribute to The Ramones)
Rocks and Trees by Arrogant Worms
Get Loose by The Salads

Nothing Exists - Episode 40

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The Nothing Exists Radio Hour Ep. #40: John and Doug from Restore the Port Hope West Beach

Check out my conversation with John and Doug where we talk all about Port Hope’s West Beach and what their lobbying group is all about

If you would like to voice your opinion about the Choate Road Extension project, please visit this page.

Featured Tunes:
Lake Ontario by Dear Landlord
Escarpment Blues by Sarah Harmer
Soda by Gob
Bad as They Seem by Hayden

Nothing Exists - Episode 38

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Check out my conversation with Sam and Kathy about:
– Sam’s music career
– What Sam’s working on these days
– Taking care of one another at shows
– Why parents should support their kids in participating in local music and playing shows
– How music keeps Sam well
– The value of investing in recording your own music
– The local all-ages music scene
– The problems Sam and his friends have run into trying to book shows in Cobourg
– We do some world-building around the need for all-ages music venues

Featured Tunes:

The Depths by Cleopatrick
Transparency by Catch-22
Closer by Cale Crowe
Photograph by Sam and Alicia

Nothing Exists - Episode 37

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Check out our conversation where Brett and I chat about:
– How Brett got into music
– How music keeps him well
– The details on Brett’s long time band, This! is a Crisis (and some updates on his other bands too!)
– Promoting DIY shows
– DIY punk communities
– Why we love punk rock (and how we first got into it)
– How music keeps Brett well
– Medical cannabis use and how it’s beneficial
– Some comments on the new cannabis legislation
– Which strains of cannabis we find most beneficial for managing our symptoms

Featured Tunes:

Nothing Is Fair in Love and War by Dead and Divine
It All Comes Down to You by This! Is a Crisis
High Cholesterol by Keep Flying
A Message To You Rudy by The Specials

Nothing Exists - Episode 36

The Nothing Exists Radio Hour Ep. #36: Take Back the Night: Port Hope Committee

Check out my interview with a handful of members of the Take Back the Night: Port Hopecommittee: Sarah Kennedy, Ashley Bouman, Ariel Reilly, and Meghan Sheffield. We chat about:
– The details of TBTN:PH
– How TBTN:PH started (and why)
– Our personal experiences with sex education and learning about consent
– The performers of TBTN:PH
– The sponsors of TBTN:PH

Featured Tunes:
Burn the Rapists, Not the Witches by Backyard Riot
Angela by The Hannigan Sisters****
Natural Born Woman by Kim Doolittle****
Don’t Wanna Know by Deviants and the Odd Man Out****

****Performers at TBTN:PH 2018

Nothing Exists - Episode 32

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Check out my interview with Ian Everdell where we chat about things like:

  • Ian‘s favourite thing about Port Hope

  • Ian’s career and the skills he has learned throughout his professional journey

  • The reason Ian and his wife chose to settle and build their family in Port Hope

  • What Ian has learned from him involvement in community theatre

  • Ian’s vision for economic development in Port Hope

  • Affordable housing

  • The waterfront

  • Accessibility

  • Effective communication and what it looks like in practice

  • 65 Ward

  • Young people running for council

  • Youth engagement

  • Drawing on the skills people in our community have to build a better municipality

 

Featured Tunes:
Consequence Free by Great Big Sea
I Wish I Could Be Happy by Rational Anthem
City Kids by Cleopatrick
Soggy Bones by Madman’s Window

Nothing Exists - Episode 33

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Check out my interview with Adam Bureau where we chat about:
– Adam‘s favourite things about Cobourg
– Adam’s career
– The Cobourg DBIA, Downtown Coalition Vitalization Plan and the Board of Management and Adam’s participation in those things
– The Safe and Inclusive Streets Strategy in Cobourg
– Adam’s vision for economic development in Cobourg
– Affordable housing
– The waterfront
– Transit in Cobourg
– Parking in downtown Cobourg
– Snow removal in Cobourg
– Tourism from a “locals first” perspective
– Being a foster parent
– Youth engagement
– How cannabis could be managed in the municipality post-legalization
– Why Adam’s running for council

Featured Tunes:
A New One by The Tattle Tales
Pink Underwood by The Flipsides
In a Letter Never Sent by Even in Blackouts
Suicide Bomber by Against Me!

Nothing Exists - Episode 31

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Check out my interview with Miles Bowman where we chat about:

  • Miles‘ favourite things about Port Hope

  • Miles’ career up to this point

  • What leadership means to him

  • Qualities of good strategic plans

  • Miles’ involvement with Critical Mass

  • Miles’ vision for economic development

  • Affordable housing

  • The waterfront

  • Collaboration and what it looks like in practice when it works well

  • Miles’ vision for youth engagement

  • 65 Ward St.

  • Bullying, bystanders and strategies to address bullying

  • Navigating conflict and restorative justice

  • Increasing diversity and creating safer spaces for more people

  • Sexual harassment policies in the context of council

 

Features Tunes:

Inside and Out by Feist
Sleeping Sickness by City and Colour
The Good in Everyone by Sloan
Basement Apartment by Sarah Harmer

Nothing Exists - Episode 30

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Check out my interview with Todd Attridge where we chat about:

  • Todd‘s favourite things about Port Hope

  • Todd’s career and what he’s learned from that that may be useful on council

  • Turning strategy into reality

  • What leadership looks like

  • Todd’s best strategies for business development

  • What Todd’s involved in locally

  • Todd’s position on the waterfront cleanup

  • Todd’s thoughts on affordable housing

  • Todd’s vision for economic development in Port Hope

  • Todd’s thoughts on making life better for our seniors (including his positions on the Ruth Clark Centre and 65 Ward)

  • Todd’s plans for increasing youth engagement

  • Todd being new to town and how that may be an asset when it comes to sitting on council

  • Todd’s strategies for collaboration

 

Featured  Tunes:
Tonight by 
The Soviettes
Falling On by 
Finger Eleven
Rockerchick by 
Lipstick Homicide
The Promise by 
Cale Crowe

Nothing Exists - Episode 24

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Check out my interview with Meghan Sheffield! We chat about:
– Her favourite thing about living in Northumberland county
– Meghan’s published writing and what she’s currently working on
– Meghan’s experience with freelance work
– Meghan’s advice to other writers
– Her writing process
– A bit about Montessori and the role it plays in her life
– All about what we can expect at Cultivate this year
– Our standout Cultivate memories
– Why we initiated Take Back the Night: Port Hope, how the amazing committee came together, and the details of this year’s event!
– Meghan’s favourite bird

Featured Tunes:

I am Aglow by Sarah Harmer
Next Year by Donovan Woods
I See Gold by Good Lovelies
O.O.T.G. by JB the First Lady

**100% CanCon.

Nothing Exists - Episode 27

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Check out my interview with Evan Rose!

We chat about:
– Gunt‘s recent mini tour
– How Evan found and fell in love with music
– Using music as an outlet and how that contributes to being well
– The benefits of learning music
– Our mutual deep love of Propagandhi
– How Evan acquired a jam space turned punk show venue in the basement of a roti restaurant
– The challenge of dealing with jerks at shows as a promoter- and how they avoid having to deal with that at the Roti
– Evan’s advice for the folks in Northumberland County trying to revitalize the DIY music scene here
– The update on Gunt (new singer and new recordings!)
– How people can support their local music scene

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Nothing Exists - Episode 21

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Listen to my interview with my good friend (and low key mentor) David Sheffield. We are gonna talk about Green Wood Coalition, affordable housing, art, poetry, local events, frontline social work, harm-reduction, building community, and more. 

“I’ve lived in various parts of Ontario, but Northumberland County has been my home since 1986. My wife, Beth, and I settled here at that time, and have always felt that this was a great place to raise our four children. I often note that my children have been my best teachers, and that’s more true today than ever. We have four grandchildren, also living in this area, and we are enjoying the new discoveries they have brought to our lives. 

My work in community outreach started 10 years ago, but I think I was being guided to this place by many years of life experience. This feels more like a vocation than a job. Much of my career was in the painting trade, while spending off hours in community engagement through art projects, meals, church activities, music festivals and campfires. My writing—poetry and non-fiction—has been published in a variety of periodicals and anthologies. Writing is my favourite way to process some of the difficult days that one can encounter in this kind of work. 

These days, I’m the Community Director at Green Wood Coalition, which is a people-level response to the disconnection of poverty and related social struggles. The work is difficult, at times, but also very inspiring because of the resilience of individuals that I encounter, and the encouragement of many people who work alongside me.”

If you wanna read the article Gareth Vieira wrote about poets, including David and I, click here.

Learn more about Overdose Awareness Day Northumberland here. 

Features Tunes:
Roll Away the Stone by Carlos Del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill
I Will by Christa Couture
Shelter Valley Road by David Newland
Barley by Birds of Chicago

Nothing Exists - Episode 20

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Check out this special episode where I talk about what Meniere’s Disease is, how I was diagnosed, my experience living with it, and the treatment strategies I use to manage the symptoms. If you’re curious to know more about what it’s like living with a disease that causes vertigo, ear pressure, hearing loss, and tinnitus, this is the episode for you.

If you have other questions about this disease or the other chronic illnesses I live with, please email me at lyss@nothingexistsradio.org or reach out to me on Facebook and I am happy to respond, no matter how personal!

Featured Tunes:

Listening by The Used
Verranzo by The Unlovables
Run in Circles by Face to Face
No Shadow by Ryan Adams

Nothing Exists - Episode 19

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Check out my interview with the surreal Jeannette Breward Photography!
We’re gonna talk about:
– incorporating environmentalism and feminism into her work
– Using her body in her work intentionally
– The influence of surrealism on her work
– the inspiration for her surrealist still photographs
– Jeannette’s creative process
– Jeannette’s favourite things about Northumberland County
– All about her film “60 Seasons”
– How creating keeps her well
– What you can expect next from Jeannette- INCLUDING a super cool collaborative film project she and I are working on together! Listen to us brainstorm and discuss what we’ve been thinking about regarding this project. Basically, WITNESS OUR PROCESS!

Featured Music

Suddenly by Sweet Alibi
Into the Dark by Good Lovelies
Mary by Kate Boothman Music
Birthday Cake by My Son The Hurricane