Paul Salvatori reveals the humanitarian philosophy behind his podcast, the Dark Room, and the gift of learning through our differences. Paul explores the strange and controversial of the human world with aims for compassionate understanding.
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BY JONATHAN OTIS
@ VOL 1
ON MAR 04, 2014
Jonathan Otis is the owner of Lake Superior Honey amongst many other businesses. He answers the popular question that everyone asks, "what's up with the honey bees?" by talking about how they contribute to our society, how our lifestlye impacts their lives negativiely, and some solutions to protect the honey bee in the future.
"Presentation of the Day" on April 26, 2014.
Canada‘s dark secret in its history
BY ROSALIE PETER-ISENBUERGER
@ VOL 2
ON NOV 22, 2014
Rosalie Peter-Isenbürger speaks about the horrors of the Indian residential schools in Canada, which was a result of a policy put into effect from 1876 - 1996. This policy was to remove (native) children from the influence of their families and culture and assimilate them into the dominant (white) Canadian culture.
BY KELLY HOLMES
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 22, 2015
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The Power of Empathy
BY NICOLE ADAMS-QUACKENBUSH
@ VOL 30
ON JUN 13, 2016
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Compassion for the Darkness
BY EMMY CHAHAL
@ VOL 2
ON OCT 24, 2018
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