Teebz and Beans, along with Columbus, are proud to have Rob Ullman on the show today! Rob is a fantastic artist and illustrator, and he’s a huge Pittsburgh sports fan. We’ll talk to him about his work, his love for the Penguins and hockey in general, his hatred of the Flyers, ComicCons, his work with Penthouse magazine and The Hockey News, and his two websites - Atom-Bomb Bikini (www.atombombbikini.net) and Pens Initiative (www.pensinitiative.com)! Fantastic interview, and we’re proud to call Rob a Friend of the Show!
The back of our five dollar bill shows kids playing shinny on a timeless pond somewhere in Canada. But Calgary writer Bruce Dowbiggin argues that hockey is far more than simple nostalgia or big business. It’s a clear window into the complexity of modern Canada: from shifting political power and economics, to multiculturalism and what we think it means to be a Canadian in the 21st century.
Zoe Blunt is a longtime grassroots activist working on issues surrounding forests, Indigenous solidarity, feminism, and overturning white supremacism. She is based along Canada’s west coast. You can learn more about her work with the Vancouver Island Community Forest Action Network at www.wildcoast.ca
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Unemployment is at a 16-year high, hitting 7.6 percent, after nearly 600,000 people lost work in January. 3.6 million have been laid off since the start of the recession in December 2007 – nearly half of those layoffs occurred in the past three months alone. Karen Miller has more.