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CKMS Community Connections for 14 March 2022 with Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC

Show Notes

Screencap of a web conference with Barbara Schumacher (top) and Jim Stewart (bottom)
Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC

Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition join Bob Jonkman on a web conference to talk about the Ontario government’s creeping advances to privatized health care, the diminishing level of health care in Ontario compared to other provinces, ideas to improve public health care, the effects of having private hospitals, and an announcement of the upcoming Waterloo Region Health care Privatization Summit.

We had some technical difficulties during the live broadcast, but the podcast cleaned up nicely, although the web conference created some dropout in the audio at some points.

The interview starts at 5m08s.

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Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting public healthcare for all

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Previous shows with WRHC

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-03-14-episode093.mp3 (38.9 MB, 40m27s, episode 093)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc and show introduction by Bob Jonkman CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
1m07s Boy Beast & Fish | The Day Is Gone (two boys in silhouette playing on a grassy field)
The Day Is Gone
Beast & Fish
5m08s Introductions: Barbara Schumacher is a retired physician and the former Medical Director of the University of Waterloo Health Service; Jim Stewart is the chair of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition. WRHC is a chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition, a non-partisan public watchdog for health care. Provincial legislation is introducing privatization of health care by stealth; result of insufficient funding for the health care system. Canadian Doctors for Medicare has done studies of the administration of private health care: Canadian public health has half the administrative cost of private health care.
13m37s Ontario is dead last among the provinces in funding public health care: fewest hospital beds, fewest nurses, and funding hospitals at the lowest rate of any province. We need to look for ways to invest in public health, not take funds out and drive them into profit-driven “Independent Health Facilities”. Federal health care transfer payments have dropped from 50% to 20%. There is a massive reduction in provincial health care spending. Federal government transfer payments are intended to administer a provincial health care system, not deliver health care. In 2019 the Ontario People’s Health Care Act created a super agency with powers to restructure the public health care system, now there is a patchwork across the province, different in Waterloo Region from Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury.
17m14s How to make things better? Focus on public health care, we paid for this over decades, why throw it out? Comparing England, where NHS privatized, but the private company went bankrupt and left. How sustainable are private companies for delivering health care. But Scotland’s NHS rejected privatization and focused on public infrastructure and create a strategy for sustainability for the NHS in Scotland. As a result, Scotland is a world leader in reducing wait times, reduction of hospital acquired infections, and reducing re-admission rates. They used four strategies: 1) Redesign and transform capacity on population-based requirements; 2) Information (linked electronic health records); 3) Planning strategy, including continuous quality improvement; 4) Peformance Management Strategy, holding regional health units accountable when they don’t reach targets. Canadian Doctors for Medicare has a lot of studies on how our Canadian health care system can be reformed. Private health care is not the only alternative. Private clinics primarily focus on profit, that’s what they’re designed to do.
25m00s On 1 February 2022 the Ontario Health Minister, Christine Elliot, gave a press conference where she said “Let independent health facilities create private hospitals.” This is an alarming announcement, it speaks to the complete coring out of our public hospitals, having them recall diagnostic and surgical services, to be reconstituted in private clinics. In private hospitals the simple procedures and uncomplicated patients get drawn in the private system, then the public hospitals are left with the more expensive cases requiring more intense professional care, so public hospitals have expenses that far exceed those of private hospitals. Private hospitals also pull professional expertise out of the public system, but since there will be no additional doctors it leaves public hospitals with fewer resources. Private hospitals only benefit people who can afford it; poor people will go to underfunded, understaffed public hospitals. Public hospitals have a flat-fee system to compensate doctors; all neurologists or all obstetricians are paid the same. In a private system there can be a differential fee scale according to expertise. The public system doesn’t reinforce holding on to quality, we see physicians with specialized skills move to the US, draining the public care system. But some Canadian physicians find the private system in the US burdensome (health insurance costs, tracking down overdue payments, take orders from health insurance corporations) so their ability to deliver high-quality health care is diminished significantly, and they return to Canada.
30m33s WRHC is trying to warn the Region of Waterloo what is happening with privatization. They are holding an emergency summit on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, at 7:00pm register with Zoom. Speakers include Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition. Find out what’s happening so people can make a decision a the voting booth in June.
31m48s Discussing the politics of health care. WRHC is non-partisan, but there’s no need to have a political affiliation, almost all parties support the public health care system. It’s not a political position, it’s a social position. Discussing the scope of health care delivery: Eye care, hearing care, dental care, pharmacare, and mental health care. “Health care above the neck.” Pharmacare on a large scale gets better competitive pricing, but the strong Pharma lobby is holding us back.
36m16s Jim Stewart gives the WRHC contact info and Bob gives the credits as Extended Heatwarning plays out to the end of the podcast. Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
Ponysapien
Ponysapien

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 14 March 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 22 March 2021 – New Releases for Spring

Show Notes

It’s the first CKMS Community Connections show of spring, when grass is growing, birds are singing, and new music is released. The studio remains closed due to Covid so there’s no interviews, but we have lots of newly released music with several tracks from local Waterloo Region musicians!


Photo of Courtney Wolfe with arms outstretched
Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe

From Waterloo Region!


Jesse Maxwell at the microphone
Jesse Maxwell

Jesse Maxwell

Listen to the interview with Jesse Maxwell from 23 December 2019


Photo of Ley Vara, Photo Credit: Anita Kaenchanh
Ley Vara

Ley Vara

From Waterloo Region!


Photo of Craig Stickland wearing a leather jacket and leaning against a door
Craig Stickland

Craig Stickland


Photo of JP Sunga at a microphone holding a guitar
JP SUNGA

JP SUNGA

From Waterloo Region!


Black and white photo of Laura Niquay with her face in shadows
Laura Niquay

Laura Niquay


Members of Willy Nilly playing on swings
Willy Nilly

Willy Nilly


Photo of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier, members of The Blue Stones
The Blue Stones: Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier

The Blue Stones


Gabriel Baragan and Cristian Iesan of Beast and Fish (selfie with instruments)
Gabriel Baragan and Cristian Iesan of Beast & Fish

Beast & Fish

Listen to the interview with Gabriel Baragan of Beast & Fish from 24 August 2020.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-03-22-episode081.mp3 (57.8 MB, 1h00m07s, episode 081)

Music Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m40s Bad Courtney Wolfe (single)
3m09s Unmoved (single)
7m41s I’ll Make You Jesse Maxwell (single)
11m18s Not Enough Time Ley Vara Not Enough Time
14m14s Red Flag Red Flag
17m39s While We Wait For The Sun To Rise Craig Stickland Baked
20m54s Enemy
24m32s In My Bones JP SUNGA (single)
28m41s For Your Sympathy (Feat. Mark Pelli) (single)
34m24s Nicto Kicko Laura Niquay Waska Matisiwin
37m29s Mystery Meats Willy Nilly Confused and Rejuvenated
40m49s What Are We Gonna Do If The Drugs Run Out
44m56s Spirit The Blue Stones Hidden Gems
48m50s I Am Beast & Fish PLAY WITH ME
52m38s Vegas
56m00s Red And Blue

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS Community Connections for 24 August 2020 with Gabriel Baragan of Beast & Fish, and Allie Brenner from Button Factory Arts

Show Notes

We cover both Music and Arts today, as we chat with Gabriel Baragan of the band Beast & Fish, and Allie Brenner from local arts venue Button Factory Arts.

Gabriel Baragan and Cristian Iesan of Beast and Fish (selfie with instruments)
Gabriel Baragan and Cristian Iesan of Beast & Fish

Gabriel Baragan of Beast & Fish

The interview starts at 4m04s.

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Button Factory Arts words under a wooden button)

Allie Brenner, Program Director at Button Factory Arts

The interview starts at 33m04s.

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-08-24-episode055.mp3 (57.6 MBytes, 58m58s, episode 055)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Catch Of The Day Beast & Fish Beast & Fish | Keep It Simple (image of a tattoo outlining animals)Keep It Simple
4m04s Camping, weather, day jobs, introducing the band: Gabiel on guitar, Cristian Iesan on drums, and Rick Boulter on bass; about White Rock, BC; Covid difficulties, working on new songs and a new album; everybody listens to the songs; sounding like David Bowie, Iggy Pop, The Stranglers? Introducing Green
14m50s Green Beast & Fish Beast & Fish | Keep It Simple (image of a tattoo outlining animals)Keep It Simple
18m19s A blues band? Recording at Cosmic Pig Recording Studios; about the name of the band, the album artwork, distribution channels, picked up all over the world, No. 24 on the Top 100 in Pennsylvania, playing for the fans, back in the studio in winter to release an album, CKMS-FM will be the first to know!
29m24s I Don’t Forgive And I Don’t Forget Beast & Fish Beast & Fish | Keep It Simple (image of a tattoo outlining animals)Keep It Simple
29m35s Guest Room Field Guide Field Guide (album cover) (man looking left)Field Guide
33m05s Allie Brenner from Button Factory Arts tells us about the building, the history of the organization, the arts programs offered, cancellations due to Covid. Creating a safe space for people to participate in activities: enhanced cleaning, reduced hours, limited public traffic; opening 15 September. Call for The Once Unknown photography exhibtion.
44m47s That Ain’t Me Anymore James Blacktop and The Boys & I That Ain't Me Anymore - The Boys & I (album cover)Single
49m00s Allie Brenner tells us how the public can help Button Factory Arts with a Go Fund Me campaign, make a donation, buy a membership, or buy a tulip bulb. Talking memberships, the Board structure, run as a non-profit charitable organization. Introducing the staff: Executive Director Heather Franklin and Operations Manager Erin Stamoulos, and the Program Director is Allie Brenner. Upcoming events: Photograpy Exhibit, Fall programming, workshops, classes, including still-life drawing, watercolour basics, fused glass, embroidery, printmaking, and writing as performance. The upstairs space at the Button Factory is available for rental.

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 24 August 2020

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and deriviatives works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 20 July 2020 with Heather Janssen

Show Notes

(image of Heather Janssen)
Heather Janssen
Catching up on a bit of CanCon music that’s been sitting in our digital music library for a while, and we talk to Heather Janssen from Hamilton, who released a new single on Friday called Keeping Secrets.

The interview starts at 10m47s.

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-07-20-episode050.mp3 (54 MiBytes, 58m52s, episode 050)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Green Beast & Fish Beast & Fish | Keep It Simple (image of a tattoo outlining animals)Keep It Simple
4m02s This Road
8m13s Dancing When I Die Heather Janssen (out-of-focus image of woman with long hair dancing with her back to the camera)(single)
10m47s Heather and Bob talk about Hamilton and Dundas; performing in Toronto; performing with Covid-19 (and plugging CKMS Covidfest this Thursday at Noon); playing in other bands.
14m46s Love Me More Heather Janssen Heather | Fear of Falling (thin text on black, outline of a bird)Fear of Falling
17m06s Becoming an independent artist, getting music on the air at CKMS-FM, marketing yourself on social media; the new single Keeping Secrets; getting more music in the CKMS-FM; getting ready for more music releases; another CKMS Covidfest plug; get Heather’s music on Spotify.
24m57s Keeping Secrets Heather Janssen Heather Janssen | Keeing Secrets (B&W image of a woman's face in 3/4 profile)(single)
27m33s Placeholder Willy Nilly Willy Nilly (icon of a bed as for a hotel)
29m34s Who’ll Watch the Home Nelson Family The Nelson Family Bluegrass (illustration of a green guitar on black background)The Little Boy With the Mandolin
34m16s Forever Young
37m32s Yet another CKMS Covidfest plug — inviting any musicians who want to participate to send an e-mail to office@radiowaterloo.ca with “Covidfest” in the subject line.
38m32s Thoughts Of Death In The Mind Of A Pilgrim
from Bandits & Bridges
Union Duke Union Duke | Atlas of Love (single cover)
40m39s Up To Me
from Cash & Carry
43m47s Anna Banana Paul James Band official Paul James fanclub | Biography (Paul James holding a guitar behind his neck)Lazy Crazy Blues
46m12s Slow Jive
48m47s Pay It Forward (radio edit) Aquakultre Legacy | Aquakultre (pen&ink and watercolour of a girl digging in the soil)Legacy
53m08s Questionable Intentions (radio edit)
56m13s Aquakultre bio info
57m35s Time And Affection while Bob extros the show.

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 20 July 2020

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and deriviatives works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 27 April 2020

The studio is still closed due to COVID-19, so there’s just new Canadian Content music today.

Time Title Artist Album
11:00:00 Theme for CKMS Community Connections Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
11:00:26 High Speed The Wild Still Believe In Rock & Roll
11:03:41 Playing With Fire The Wild Still Believe In Rock & Roll
11:07:44 Superstar Beast & Fish Keep It Simple
11:12:18 I don’t Forgive And I Don’t Forget Beast & Fish Keep It Simple
11:15:12 This Love’s On Fire Guy Paul Thibault This Love’s On Fire (Single)
11:18:31 Out on the Frontier Calvin Becker
11:22:06 Angel In Disguise The Boys And I
11:25:53 Vapor Trail James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:32:16 Every Time James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:38:32 Lying Awake Dreaming James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:41:06 Pour rêver Christine Melanson Cent millions d’années
11:44:06 Tu m’auras pu asteure Christine Melanson Cent millions d’années
11:46:42 Happenstance Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson
11:51:49 Poor Butterfly Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson
11:57:32 Storm Chasers Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and deriviatives works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.