Fundamentally, love and kindness — as well as knowledge and communication — make the world a better place. That is very evident in the pair of interviews I had today.
First, Jennifer Richard and Barry MacKnight join me to talk about the White Ribbon Campaign, and the upcoming Monday noon march, “Men Speaking Out To End Violence Against Women”. While I went off on a tangent about the changing definitions of male identity, they rightly bring me back to the point: that violence against women is wrong, and that men have to take responsibility for the largest source of that violence and put an end to it. The march on Monday is meant to raise awareness that there is a problem, and that it is imperative for men to both speak and act out against this violence, as well as support women who seek justice and recovery from violence. (Find them on Facebook or Twitter.)
Second, Rick Lyons and Ida Orenbach dropped by to talk about surviving a brain tumour. Both of them recounted their experiences, from noticing symptoms to the fateful day they found out, to the quick action the medical professionals took to help them. We also talk about the ongoing struggle to recover, the changes that it makes in your life, and the support groups that help the survivors and their friends and family to cope. CORRECTION: we accidentally gave out the wrong web address for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. The correct address is braintumour.ca .
Note: today is, in fact, World Audio Drama Day. I had an interview prepared for today with Jack Ward of The Sonic Society, but accidentally double-booked live guests. That interview will be airing on Friday‘s show.