In this year-end reflection, Manuela Vega speaks with senior editor Asmaa Toor, managing editor Kirti Vyas and chief editor Abhi Raheja about what it was like to work with predominantly racialized reporters and editors, remotely during COVID-19 and during calls for change in the Ryerson School of Journalism.
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Centre Scope – S1 E9 – Cultured Care
Host Simran Singh speaks with managing editor Kirti Vyas about how yoga, among other cultural practices, has been appropriated and removed from its religious and spiritual context. Later, she speaks with features editor Pia Araneta on the importance of cultural competence in mental health care.
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Special to Centre Scope: Racialized Communities Reclaim Spirituality
Managing editor Kirti Vyas, with podcast producer Meara Khanna, examines the cultural appropriation of different religious and spiritual practices that originated in Indigenous and South Asian cultures, such as yoga.
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Centre Scope – S1 E6 – A Queer Class
On this special edition episode of Centre Scope, Toronto-based activist and former incarcerated person and sex worker, Moka Dawkins, shares her experiences before and after jail as a Black trans woman. Researcher Alex V. Green discusses her research on how poverty affects certain LGBTQ2S+ people, especially trans Black women and sex workers. Manuela Vega hosts.
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Centre Scope – S1 E5 – Through the Lens of Black Photographers and Filmmakers
Opinion Editor Emma Buchanan takes over as a guest host, speaking with photojournalists and filmmakers about creating space for Black creatives in Toronto and beyond. This episode features photojournalist turned producer James Russell, Toronto and LA-based actress and filmmaker Tonya Williams and reporter Diane Liverpool, who had her first real gig at one of Toronto’s first Black newspapers.
On this episode of Centre Scope, we hear about trailblazers in Canada’s legal community, such as Lincoln Alexander, Charles Roach and Juanita Westmoreland-Traoré.
In the third episode of Centre Scope, hosts Simran Singh and Manuela Vega discuss three of the past week’s big stories.
Guest host Manus Hopkins speaks with three Ryerson students who are managing their finances, studies and wellbeing as essential workers during the pandemic.
The Ryersonian’s Winter 2021 podcast team introduces Centre Scope, a weekly podcast for Ryerson University and the Toronto Centre. In this episode, host and reporter Giulia Fiaoni speaks with Editor-In-Chief Abhi Raheja about his plans for the paper and how he has been running it all the way from India.