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The Future City Builder ft. Alfred Burgesson | 058

Changing The Narrative

Release Date: 02/05/2019

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Today we're joined by Lisa Zhu, a member of Fair Trade Edmonton to learn how holidays, chocolate, speaking to strangers all can help create a more ethical global community. On this episode, we find out about how to conduct a successful giveaway, what "Fair Trade" actually means and to put people in the best position to be successful.

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Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Andy Tran, Shwetha Sivakumar and Spandhana Gade, founders and team members of TO-Hacks, an organization who uses innovation competitions to connect youth entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators with the top industry professionals in rising fields of new technologies. On this episode, we find out what a hack-a-thon is, how to properly serve your target audience and the benefits creating products to solve problems we face in our personal life experiences.

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Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Kate MacDonald, who worked with community youth to feed people on the street, Jade Paris, who organized a wellness networking event for women students and single mothers and Kieran Calder, who used the success of his girlfriend's program the year before, to take Christmas care packages to the next level! They discuss the ways personal experiences can impact your career path, finding the right "fit" as you build your team and more!

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Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Joseph Spencer, who helped build accessible picnic tables in Halifax, Hannah Jackson, author of Pics 2 Passion, a book written to support people suffering from mental health issues, and Sohaib Malik, who developed a safe space to support Muslim youth and their mental health issues. They discuss the benefits of working directly with community, how to access additional funding and how confidence and validation are a major key to youth success.

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Today, host Terrence Taylor is joined by Rising Youth Alumni Jared Demsey, who created an artist showcase, Aseel Mohammed, author of We Are All One, a book written to celebrate the diverse cultures in Halifax, and Josh Creighton, who painted a street mural to celebrate his community. They discuss the challenges of being white working with black creatives, the red tape of government and why representation matters!

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Welcome back after TWO weeks away to share with you some BIG news! This week we talk about what happened the last couple weeks and answered the question, "What is the a future of the CTN Podcast?". We also talk about the North Preston documentary, When They See Us, the StartUp YHZ Podcast Panel, #KeepinItReal conference, the North End Startup & Training (NEST) program, trips to the UK and we share with you an almost 9 month long secret...

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This week Terrence and Jess catch you up on all things CTN, Halifax and life. We recap this weekends REMIX Project, Terrence's Nipsey Hussle tattoo, Kawai Leonard, trips to London and how to guide your team when you're out of town. We also preview new developments from CTN, studio space, format changing, guests vs. hosts and more. 

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This week we welcome Joel Muise is to talk about the launch of his new app, Tranquility Online. Tranquility is a platform that provides coaching and resources to those suffering from depression and anxiety. We also talk about the difference between anxiety and stress, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the masculine script, de-stigmatizing mental health, safety behaviours, Automatic Negative Thoughts, men singing, implementing life systems, healing, building a team and much more!

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Today we put an end to the mystery and rumours going on behind the scenes at CTN. We address downsizing the team, identifying 4 narratives of focus, format, expansion and more. We also salute Shaq Smith, send love to John Singleton, not writing autobiographies at 25 and we tease a BIG surprise!

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What better way to celebrate episode 69 than welcoming the hosts of the Turn Me On Podcast, Jeremie Saunders & Bryde MacLean. We talk polyamorous relationships, acting school, building a successful podcast, Patreon, communication, creating art for money, SHOULD you monetize your podcast and much, much more!

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Alfred Burgesson, co-lead of the Future City Builders program in Halifax, stops by to talk about the future and development of Nova Scotia. Future City Builders created a lab of 30 Nova Scotian youth to address the challenges and opportunities around housing, while developing work ready skills to improve the city. Alfred also chats about his 2 day retreat to Windhorse Farms, the constant pursuit of balance, starting his own podcast, and what it feels like to be at the centre of changing an outdated city.