Citizen K – CFRC Podcast Network

Citizen K – CFRC Podcast Network

Looking for a clear picture on the issues affecting your community? Then don’t miss Citizen K, a weekly show presenting long-form interviews, diverse perspectives and stories not being covered by other local media in the Kingston, Ontario region. Citizen K is hosted by Karim Mosna, CFRC 101.9 FM Local Journalism Initiative Reporter. #ygk

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August 17, 2022 26 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna speaks with Korey Pash, PHD candidate in Political Studies at Queen’s for perspectives on the devastating flooding in Kentucky, then he speaks with poet, artist and St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church member Judith Popiel about a fundraiser this Saturday in support of new Ukrainian families to Kingston.

 

 

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This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna covers two inaugural Queens’ camps bringing youth from across the province to campus for hands-on learning experiences in engineering. The camps include: Black Youth in STEM and Queen’s Summer Engineering Academy for Girls.

 

 

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August 3, 2022 29 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna first speaks with Xinyu Sun (PhD candidate, Biology) to learn how heatwaves are affecting lakes, then Mosna interviews Queen’s Professor of Medicine, Dr. Stephen Vanner to learn about a new discovery of a gut bacterial ‘super-producer’ of histamine that causes pain flare-ups for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome. 

 

 

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July 26, 2022 29 min

This week on Citizen K with host Karim Mosna, we provide coverage of the upcoming City of Kingston report on Patry’s Davis Tannery proposal coming out on Friday. In this coverage, Mosna chats with Kathleen O’Hara No ClearCuts Kingston co-founder, and Tatyana Zaremba, environmental specialist with the Patry development team.

 

 

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July 19, 2022 24 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna first shares his interview with Umicore CEO Mathias Miedreich, with us to chat about the first electric vehicle battery materials plant of its kind in North America coming to Loyalist Township. Following this is a conversation with Claire Notman from the Museum of Health Care about the Sick City: Guided Outdoor Walking Tour event series in Kingston, and finally, Karim shares thoughts from th...

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July 12, 2022 28 min

This week on Citizen K host Karim Mosna covers first, Summer Orientation at Queen’s, followed by an interview with Turtles Kingston Director Tara Bauer, and finally a conversation with Sistema Kingston Director Karma Tomm about how a very generous donation from Bader Philanthropies will fund Sistema for the next several years.

 

 

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July 6, 2022 28 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna covers the launch of the first commercially available electric boat in Canada, then information on free art classes through the Marine Museum of The Great Lakes and the Queen’s Gaels Women’s Rugby team will be facing two U.S. National teams later this month.

 

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June 28, 2022 28 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna covers first, Eco-Adventure Camp, followed by a conversation with CBC host and BuzzFeed writer Elamin Abdelmahmoud, and finally stories from newcomer youth.

 

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June 22, 2022 28 min

This week on Citizen K, host Karim Mosna covers first, Queen’s PHD student collaboration with Ottawa based ABLE2 to recruit and retain volunteers, followed by coverage of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrations including the grand opening of Tipi Moza’s new transitional housing unit, and finally coverage of the Newcomer Youth event this Saturday at Kingston Frontenac Public Libraries’ Calvin Park Branch.

 

 

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June 15, 2022 27 min

This week on Citizen K, in the first segment, host Karim Mosna looks at a project where students from the Smith School of Business Executive Master’s of Business Administration (EMBA) program give back to the local community by building bicycles in a YMCA partnership. Mosna also provides details on a food pilot project from local charity, The Food Sharing Project, which serves healthier foods to students instead of pre-packaged foo...

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June 7, 2022 29 min

This week on Citizen K, Karim Mosna sits down with CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers to look back on her start in broadcasting here at CFRC, and her thoughts on campus and community radio today. Karim also explores a new exhibit at The Tett Centre celebrating education in Nigeria, and he speaks with Islamic Society of Kingston Member Mona Rahman about a virtual vigil held for the Afzaal family. Tune in on 101.9 FM, cfrc.ca and subscribe t...

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June 1, 2022 29 min

On this week’s Citizen K, Karim Mosna chats with each of the local candidates about the key issues they hope to tackle right away. Then he chats with Dajana Turkovic, an analyst working on the Workforce Development and In-Migration Strategy to learn more about current challenges in recruiting and retaining workers.

 

 

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May 26, 2022 29 min

In this episode of Citizen K, Ontario Nurses’ Association President Cathryn Hoy responds to local candidates’ comments on healthcare, and provides context on Bill 124. We also spoke with Wendy Vuyk from Kingston Community Health Centres about the Kingston Speaks Inclusion Project, which surveys local residents about their interactions with police in areas including equity, inclusivity and accessibility.

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May 19, 2022 29 min

In this pilot episode, host Karim Mosna first explores the special City of Kingston Council meeting on May 12th 2022 regarding the Belle Park encampment and Council’s decision to ‘pause’ eviction of homeless individuals residing in the space. In the next segment, Lisa Kerr, Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Queen’s University shares insights on the new statistic revealed in a report from Canada’s correctional investigator, Iva...

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