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Indigenous podcast comes to U of A for first-ever live taping – Folio

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201872 Views

September 19 2018

Media Indigena brings edgy, informative voices to the current-affairs conversation.

An increasingly popular podcast that discusses current events with an Indigenous perspective will be taping its show live for the first time this Friday at the University of Alberta.

“We’re informative, but we have a bit of an edge that will ruffle a few feathers, and sometimes we’ll ruffle even a few Indigenous people about what we believe,” said Ken Williams, a Cree playwright in the U of A’s Department of Drama and former APTN journalist who joined the podcast when it launched two years ago.

“These are challenging topics that we take on, but we’re always willing to talk about them.”

The taping of Media Indigena in the Fine Arts Building is a significant change from the usual setup: the show is normally recorded via telephone, with host Rick Harp in Winnipeg, and the roundtable guests, including the U of A’s Kim TallBear and Williams, calling in from across Canada.

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