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What on Earth is Going on? is a podcast for the curious, where small talk is banned and tangents are prized. Strap yourself in for genuine dialogues with people who think deeply and are ready to tackle the big questions, such as broadcaster Terry O'Reilly, economist Miles Corak and journalist Jessica Vomiero.

Join Ben Charland to peel back the headlines and ask, what are the forces, people and ideas that shape the human story today? Have things always been this nuts, or are they getting crazier by the day? From the Mafia to the Beavertonwomen in politics to women in leadershiphistory to artificial intelligence, and entrepreneurship in the digital age to the art of wheelchair fencing, just what on Earth is going on?

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Sep 21, 2018

The #MeToo movement struck hard and fast in the film industry, capturing international attention for much more than a few news cycles. It exposed some of the men who abuse their power, and highlighted what women have dealt with for decades. But is it enough to truly change an image-based industry? What are the deeper forces at play? Are we changing the way we watch movies in the face of technological as well as social disruption? What on earth is going on with the movies?

Ben chats with Mike Sheppard, host of a new show on CFRC radio show called Screening in Kingston; and Wendy Huot, owner and operator of the popular downtown Kingston cinema, the Screening Room.

About the Guests

Wendy Huot is the proprietor of The Screening Room, a former librarian, and a longtime participant in Kingston’s “Stay At Home Resistance Movement.”

Mike Sheppard is the Business Manager for CFRC radio in Kingston and the co-owner of Social Schmoes Social Media.

Learn more about Mike and Wendy.