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Globalization and climate change. AI and VR. Donald Trump and the Flat Earthers. The world is changing so fast that we can't get a grip on how we got here, let alone where we're headed. This is your weekly podcast for a world in flux. 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? 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.