O Canada!

Episode #23

O Canada!

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On this week’s show, we kick things off by celebrating our neighbors to the North who elected Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister after he campaigned on an anti-poverty platform. In addition to Trudeau’s victory, there were some big wins for the First Nations people of Canada. To discuss this, as well as the work ahead to fight poverty among Native populations, we’re joined by our colleague Erik Stegman, an expert in American Indian and Alaska Native policy. In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we next discuss the intersection of poverty and domestic violence with Lisalyn Jacobs of Legal Momentum, an organization dedicated to ensuring economic and personal security for women and girls, and Dana Bolger of Know Your IX, a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. And we close things out with The Weekly(ish) Worst with Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress.