Welcome to episode two of The Coast's 25th-anniversary podcast.
This week arts editor Tara Thorne and city editor Jacob Boon talk about Friends and Rita and Friends. We look back at Shakespeare by the Sea, watch as the city makes its first failed effort to make amends for Africville and discuss the practicalities of racing cars over the Halifax Common.
Author and journalist Sharon Fraser joins us in the studio to discuss local feminist newspaper Pandora—how it was born out of the frustrations faced by local journalists in sexist newsrooms, its mission to be intersectional before that word even existed and the Human Rights case that brought the paper to an in 1994.
Then the hosts of CKDU's Black Power Hour, El Jones and Todd McCallum, are here to talk about the original free speech warriors who shut down Dalhousie's attempts at launching an anti-discrimination policy. If you thought the Jordan Petersons of the world were insufferable now, just wait till you hear what they were like 24 years ago.
Here's the iTunes link. 25 for 25 is also available on Google Play, Stitcher and Soundcloud. Oh hey! The nice people at CKDU are also going to be broadcasting the podcast every week (scheduled time TBD but stay tuned).
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