Mediacy
with Neil Andersen and Carol Arcus
Carol Arcus and Neil Andersen from the Association for Media Literacy gather each Monday evening to look at 21st Century culture and current events through a media literacy lens. From politics to popular culture, we guarantee that you won't leave an episode thinking quite the same way ever again.

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Neil and Carol chat with Paul Levinson about the difference between disinformation and misinformation, and how and why “truth” requires our permission.

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Neil and Carol learn a lot about digital estate planning from two brilliant law students, Alisha and Sabrina, including the uncomfortable truth that it might be better to borrow an audio book from the library than “buy” it online.

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Dynamic educators Aimee and Michilin continue to tell it like it is, offering new gems of wisdom for pandemic pedagogy conversations.

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Two Secondary teachers from the trenches tell Neil and Carol about the struggle to create and cultivate online pedagogy in a pandemic.

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Wellness expert Glenys Vivian returns to help Neil and Carol understand how to support those around us, and ways we all might go forward together – post COVID.

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Our guest Jesse Hirsh blasts traditional journalism as we try to untangle the issues: Why might the newspaper industry be the biggest culprit of all, and how can we disrupt the system through media literacy?

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The people in charge of education talk a lot about children, but not so much with them. Neil and Carol chat with Sophie, an Ontario Secondary school student, to help them understand the role of technology in the social and learning experiences of…

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Neil and Carol chat with Ethan and Glenys, experts in learning, parenting, and mental health, in an effort to understand why we’re feeling like hamsters on a wheel. Surprisingly, we discover that 2020 taught us lessons that the “before times” never could.

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Neil and Carol ask a thoughtful parent about the struggle to raise future digital citizens. How do we manage the balance between screentime and other experiences such as exploring and appreciating nature?

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Neil, Paul, and Carol examine how this ceremony embodied the American metanarrative, and agree to disagree on what makes a perfect musical media experience these days.

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Author

Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.