Both Paul Holmes and Kalen Harris represent the finest of an emergent new digital media trend that I will characterize as the "Community Commentator". Good politics and fair, objective public policy are manifestly the result of robust and balanced community input and dialogue. John Paul & Mic intend to feature these community connectors and the profoundly human experience that they represent.
Today Kalen, Paul & I chat about Social Media content and we try to figure out why it"generally" turns into such a mean and offensive sandbox in which to play in. Plus we talk about a bunch of other stuff.
Well, it's been a while since our last broadcast...we've both been busy...nonetheless, missed doing the broadcast with Paul...so we're gonna try hard to get back to once a month...today's JPM is all about Social Media Camp 2016, an extra-ordinarily successful digital media conference in beautiful Victoria, BC. Paul is co-founder...
Paul sits down with Chad Moats, proprietor of Raven Herbal, one of the many medical cannabis dispensaries that's opened recently in Victoria.
The conversation meanders around current and historical marijuana and drug laws in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. They also chat about the state of affairs in Canada today, particularly around the impending end to prohibition, and all the legal, moral and societal complexities involved with these changes.
"Weed be remiss not to do an episode about this." -- Paul's pun
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Paul was delighted to finally host a full contingency of all the party points of view on this week's podcast. Other than Elections Canada-related issues (and accusations involving tinfoil hat wearing), most of the discussion was around the Vancouver Island ridings, with lots of great info and points of view that every Vancouver Island voter should find helpful, with a dash of inside baseball to make it a bit more fun.
Thanks to our guests:
Bruce Hallsor, Conservative activist
Sheldon Kitzul, NDP activist
Sonia Théroux, Green activist and Campaign Co-Chair for Jo-Ann Roberts, Victoria
Andrew Reeve, Liberal activist and Campaign Manager for Luke Krayenhoff, Cowichan-Malahat-Langford
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This is the exciting, often
raucous, political panel recorded on September 16th, featuring Bruce Hallsor, a
long-time Conservative activist in Victoria, and Sheldon Kitzul, representing
the NDP point of view and Andrew Reeve, local Riding President for the Liberal
Also very present were John
Juricic of Harbour Digital Media & Paul Holmes of Smart Dolphins. Off the
bat, a huge disclaimer on my part...because of trying to capture a conference
call type environment around a large table, I increased the "Gain"
microphone control, well, all it did was capture my incessant and annoying
laughter (lots of "Equalization" editing)...so my apologies, I will
do better next time.
- lots of deficit / balance
- hearing the NDP defend a
balanced budget...well, well
- considerable "front
runner" bashing & poking
- NDP / Green Social Media vitriol
& political battling
- in the
absence of a Green Party representative, we actively discuss Green strategies
and political tactics
dis-affected Conservatives vote Green?
strategic voting go on in Lower Vancouver Island?
- Thursday's (Sept 17th) debate
summary and forecast - what might each leader focus on?
- Elizabeth May
participating via Twitter - #globeandmale
Eric talks about his path into the technology sector through UVic, his experiences around his start up, PureEdge, selling it to IBM, his work on the Premier's Technology Council and with VIATeC, and his latest foray into the growing video game industry in Victoria, joining Codename Entertainment.
This is the political panel recorded on August 27th, featuring Bruce Hallsor, a long-time Conservative activist in Victoria, and Sonia Théroux, Campaign Manager for Green Party Victoria candidate, Jo-Ann Roberts.
We had regrets from both our NDP and Liberal guests lined up for today's show, and hope to have them both back for the next one.
New this episode, we broadcast the first 10 minutes or so on Periscope. What a hoot. If you'd like to tune in to our next live Periscope show, download Periscope on your phone or tablet, and follow @JohnPaulandMic. If you follow us on Twitter (also @JohnPaulandMic), you will see a Tweet when we go live. If you really don't want to miss it, though, mark your calendar for September 16th at 9:05am.
We had a great discussion today, around the unique animal that is the South Vancouver Island Green vs. NDP battleground.
Here are a few articles we referenced during the Podcast: