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FOCUS Media Arts COVID-19 Coverage



Week of July 31th, 2020 (36min)

1.Talha Hashmani and Masih K report on the World Health Organization in relation to Covid-19.

2. Gaelle Kosi talks to Theresa Betou, co-owner of Dundas Beauty, a hair salon in the Regent Park area, about the effects Covid-19 has had on local businesses.

3. As always, our headlines are compiled and read by Cassandra Earl.

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Week of July 24th, 2020 (31min)

News and Views journalist Minerva Navasca reports on the effects COVID19 is having on students in Ontario; and Talha Hasmani and Masih K discuss the ramifications of impending rule relaxations in Ontario around COVID19. As always, our headlines are compiled and read by Cassandra Earl.

Play Newscast (7/24/2020)


Week of July 10th, 2020 (6.27min)

Featuring: COVID-19 updates.

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Week of July 3th, 2020 (5.06min)

We present a second extended segment from a discussion between writer/academic/activists Lhana James, Naomi Klein and Rinaldo Walcott about big tech in the context of Covid-19.

Play Newscast (7/3/2020)


Week of June 26th, 2020 (38.29min)

Big tech in the age of COVID-19.

Play Newscast (6/26/2020)



Week of May 29th, 2020
(13min)

Featuring: COVID-19 update; talking about homeless during COVID-19.

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Week of May 22th, 2020
(33min)

Featuring: COVID-19 update; and the differences between COVID-19 and the 2009 H1N1 Influenza "Swine flu" pandemic.

Play Newscast (5/22/2020)


Week of May 15th, 2020
(46min)

Featuring: COVID-19 Update; Health disparity and tracking Race Based Data; COVID-19 Shock Doctrine - Using the crisis to prepare for the integration of Technology in every aspect of life; Dominica Situation.

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Week of May 1st, 2020
(20min)

Featuring: COVID Update; exit strategies from societal restrictions.

Play Newscast (5/1/2020)



Week of April 24, 2020 (16min)

Featuring: COVID-19 Update; Trump’s de-funding of the World Health Organization.

Play Newscast (4/24/2020)













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