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FOCUS Media Arts COVID-19 Coverage

Week of August 28th, 2020

1. David Wall interviews Justice for Migrant Workers activist David Fox about his experiences with migrant workers while volunteering in Asia and some of the commonalities he has found with similar workers in Canada.

2. Journalist Gaelle Kosi discusses the challenges of owning a business in Regent Park during the Covid-19 pandemic with a local hair salon owner

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Week of August 8th, 2020

1. Talha Hashmani and Masih K discuss Doug Ford’s recent announcement regarding the reopening of schools across Ontario

2. Sang-Hun Mun of Injured Workers Action for Justice discusses various organizations currently advocating for injured migrant workers in Canada, focussing on situations arising during Covid 19

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

Play Newscast (8/7/2020)


Week of July 31th, 2020

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.

Play Newscast (7/31/2020)


Week of July 24th, 2020

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

Featuring: COVID-19 updates.

Play Newscast (7/10/2020)


Week of July 3th, 2020

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

Big tech in the age of COVID-19.

Play Newscast (6/26/2020)



Week of May 29th, 2020


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

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Week of May 22th, 2020


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


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.

Play Newscast (5/15/2020)



Week of May 1st, 2020


Featuring: COVID Update; exit strategies from societal restrictions.

Play Newscast (5/1/2020)



Week of April 24, 2020

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

Play Newscast (4/24/2020)










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