New and Notable: November Edition
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Please note this episode contains unbleeped swearing in the podcast Resistance. Featuring: Paradigm: "Producer Shem Parkinson explores the history of racism in Ontario's public school system and one student's much-more recent experience with anti-Black racism at school."

Resistance: "When the protests kicked off in New York City this summer, 22 year old Chi Ossé joined them right away. And when he went out, what he saw changed the trajectory of his life."

Inherited: "In October 2012, a 15-year-old girl named Jenna watched as Hurricane Sandy devastated her beachside community. Ever since, she's witnessed its struggle for recovery."

Wild Wild Tech: "In September 2005, World of Warcraft, a popular MMORPG, was struck with a virus called "Corrupted Blood." It spread uncontrollably, killing hundreds of thousands of players. And now, epidemiologists are studying players' reactions to this virtual pandemic, trying to predict human reactions to real contagions."

Gameplay: "Video games allow us to embody different people and inhabit other worlds. But when you can't be your true self in the real world, exploring virtual ones takes on even greater importance. For transgender people, like Jessica Janiuk, games are a safe space for escapism and discovery, and provide empowerment to embrace the real you."
Super Awesome Science Show (SASS)
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The travelling pandemic - SASS class
It’s time for the Super Awesome Science Show SASS Class on travel. I want to thank everyone who reached out to me. We received quite a few Emails and DMs about the episode although most of them centred on a few important questions. It shows that when it comes to travel, we all seem to have the same concerns and hopes for the future.  Our first guest is once again Ron St. John and he was the Director General of the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Public Health Agency of Canada. He also helped develop the Global Public Health Intelligence Network which helps health professionals rapidly detect, identify, assess, prevent and mitigate threats to human health. He now works to help inform the public of threats associated with travel with his company, Sitata. Over the last few months, we have received a few questions regarding the use of ultraviolet light as a disinfectant. To help answer those questions, I’ve reached out to Rick Dayton. He’s been involved in preventing infections in hospitals for decades and has worked extensively with UV light. I’m sure you will find this discussion enlightening and dispel a few myths regarding this technique for keeping our surfaces safe.  If you didn’t hear your question, make sure to contact me on Twitter, by Email and now, via voice message at Just follow the link below and send me your thoughts.  Twitter: @JATetro Email: Guests: Ron St. John Rick Dayton See for privacy information.
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