March 23, 2018: My top 3 Ottawa Today interviews from this week

Larissa Barber, University professor

Northern Illinois University professor of psychology, Larissa Barber, joined me to discuss the 'right to disconnect' from work. Ten years ago the workspace was more physical making it difficult for employees to bring their work home. Now, with smartphones, there are different expectations because we’re able to communicate as soon as our phones beep with a new message. Barber explains the pros and cons of having flexible access to work.

Dr. Scott Masson, English professor

Tyndale University College English professor Dr. Scott Masson joined me to discuss his piece: Should Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum be changed? Yes, writes Scott Masson. The problem with the curriculum, according to Masson, is that sex-ed is not a one-sized fits all and that the diversity of Ontario’s population is not reflected. Listen here for the full interview.

Rev. Anthony Bailey

Parkdale United Church Reverend Anthony Bailey joined me to talk about concerns about racism in public institutions. Bailey was one of the 200 people who attended an event at Ottawa City hall to discuss the concerns about racial discrimination in schools, government and policing. The event featured testimonials and statistics regarding the systemic issues through the perspectives of racialized people in Ottawa. Listen here for his thoughts on the Ontario curriculum.

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