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Happy City Radio
Happy City St. John's
A podcast by Happy City St. John's, a non-profit based in St. John's, NL. We discuss municipal politics and government, urban planning and architecture, and many other topics affecting St. John's and beyond.
Happy City Radio
Feb 18, 2020
Happy City Radio S2:E6 – Neighbourhood
February 19, 2020 - The Happy City St. John's Neighbourhood Summit is coming up! Chair Jen Crowe chats with organizers and panelists about what sort of exciting things attendees can expect, and about the meaning of neighbourhood, especially when it comes to welcoming and including newcomers.
Dec 17, 2019
Happy City Radio S2:E5 – Dave Lane on the St. John’s City Budget
December 18, 2019 - In this episode, Happy City St. John's Chair Jen Crowe speaks with Councillor Dave Lane, who provides a run-through of the latest municipal budget for the City of St. John's.
Nov 7, 2019
Happy City Radio S2:E4 – Regional Transit
November 8, 2019 - In this episode, Happy City's Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan speak with Lea Movelle (St. John's Social Justice Co-op) and David Brake (Essential Transit Association) about the increasingly important issue of regional transit.
Oct 2, 2019
Happy City Radio S2:E3 – Housing and the Federal Election
October 3, 2019 - We continue our election mini-series on #HappyCityRadio with a discussion about housing and St. John’s. In this episode, Happy City St. John's' Jen Crowe speaks with Ayon Shahed (with Choices For Youth) and Douglas Pawson (End Homelessness St. John's) about housing and the federal election.
Sep 30, 2019
Happy City Radio S2:E2 – David Maher on the Federal Election
October 1, 2019 - In this episode, Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan from Happy City St. John's chat with Telegram reporter David Maher about the ongoing Canadian federal election. They discuss what the burning issues are locally and what Maher has seen in his coverage of the election thus far.
Sep 25, 2019
Happy City Radio S2:E1 – Sustainability and the Federal Election
September 26, 2019 - Welcome to the first episode of Season 2 of Happy City Radio! We’re kicking off this season with a mini-series on federal election issues that have local impact. Jess Puddister with Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador joins us to talk about climate change, Municipalities, and the federal election. You can also subscribe to the podcast via your favourite podcast player!
Jul 9, 2019
Happy City Radio S1:E12 – The Circular Economy
July 9, 2019 - The idea of the 'circular economy' has been getting a lot of traction in recent years, especially with the growth of sustainability and zero waste movements. But what does it mean? How does it work? And how could it be applied to a city like St. John's? In this episode, Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan from Happy City St. John's discuss the fascinating idea with Dr. Nicholas Lynch, geography professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Jun 18, 2019
Happy City Radio S1:E11 – Zero Waste NL
June 18, 2019 - The Zero Waste movement is growing, and in this episode Happy City St. John's' Jen Crowe discusses the Zero Waste movement with Viviana Ramirez Luna, from Zero Waste NL.
Apr 15, 2019
Happy City Radio S1:E10 – Regionalization in NL (ft. Craig Pollett from Municipalities NL)
April 15, 2019 - Craig Pollett is CEO of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. In this second episode of a two-part feature on regionalization, Happy City Radio producers Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan talk to him about the history, issues and opportunities surrounding regionalization in this province, and what lessons can be learned from other jurisdictions.
Apr 10, 2019
Happy City Radio S1:E9 – Talking About Regionalization (ft. Dr. Andrew Sancton)
April 10, 2019 - In the worlds of municipal planning and provincial politics, regional government is a big issue -- no less so in Newfoundland and Labrador than anywhere else in Canada. In the first of a 2-part series on regionalization, hosts Jen Crowe and Rob Nolan from Happy City St. John's speak with Dr. Andrew Sancton, political science professor at The University of Western Ontario and world-renowned expert on municipal government, to find out what lessons this province can take on regional government from elsewhere in Canada.