People First Radio

People First Radio is an education and awareness program broadcast on traditional radio and in online podcasts.

People First Radio
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Exploring brain injury - part 2
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  • Exploring brain injury - part 2

    Exploring brain injury - part 2

    Jul 5, 2024 • 57:00

    As outreach workers, Lea-lah Manson and Lance Point work with people who have likely experienced brain injuries on top of dealing with the effects of homelessness and addiction. Manson says there can be a tendency for society not to look at those who have experienced brain injuries as people. “We…

  • People First Radio - July 04, 2024

    People First Radio - July 04, 2024

    Jul 4, 2024 • 57:00

    Part 2 of a focus on brain injury. Featuring conversations with Sandy Shultz, director of the Centre for Trauma and Mental Health Research at Vancouver Island University, and Lea-lah Manson and Lance Point, outreach workers with Snuneymuxw First Nation.  

  • Exploring brain injury - Part 1

    Exploring brain injury - Part 1

    Jun 28, 2024 • 57:00

    Estimates are that there have been upwards of 600 000 possible cases of brain injury associated with drug poisoning in Canada since 2016, according to Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, a lead researcher with the BC Consensus on Brain Injury project. “By definition, any time that a person loses consciousness because they are…

  • 'Our goal is always that they get to go back home' - perspectives from a foster parent

    'Our goal is always that they get to go back home' - perspectives from a foster parent

    Jun 28, 2024 • 33:04

    Campbell River resident Ashley Kendrick spoke about the relationships she tries to create with parents when fulfilling the role of a foster parent. “You’re not trying to replace [parents]. You’re not trying to step in and steal their kids. You want their kids to go home. You’re wanting to foster…

  • People First Radio - June 27, 2024

    People First Radio - June 27, 2024

    Jun 27, 2024 • 57:00

    Exploring brain injury. Featuring conversations with Mauricio Garcia-Barrera, Adele Rogers, and Sandy Shultz.

  • Charlie Cavanagh talks mental health in elite sport after retirement from boxing

    Charlie Cavanagh talks mental health in elite sport after retirement from boxing

    Jun 21, 2024 • 22:41

    Charlie Cavanagh started boxing at age 12. She’s represented Canada at international competitions and brought home medals, and she wants the public to remember that there’s a person behind the elite athletes on TV. “We’re hyper aware of the eyes that are on us and, after a poor performance, you…

  • Oecanside group coming together to create big impact for local charities

    Oecanside group coming together to create big impact for local charities

    Jun 21, 2024 • 11:50

    The 100 Fine Gentlemen of Oceanside Who Give a Damn are one of a number of groups in the area based on a similar idea. Members agree to donate $100 to charity 4 times a year. Every quarter they meet and vote on what charity will receive those funds, which…

  • People First Radio - June 20, 2024

    People First Radio - June 20, 2024

    Jun 20, 2024 • 57:00

    Charlie Cavanagh of Saint John talks mental health in high performance sport and life after retiring from boxing. Ashley Kendrick of Campbell River shares some of her experiences as a foster parent.

  • Writer Matthew Heneghan shares story of recovery

    Writer Matthew Heneghan shares story of recovery

    Jun 14, 2024 • 36:10

    After joining the army and training as a medic, and working as a civilian paramedic, Matthew Heneghan wants the public to remember that first responders are human. “We wear a uniform. We have a skill, but we are not impervious to the effects of sadness and trauma,” he said. Heneghan…

  • Homesharing non-profit Happipad aims to fill empty bedrooms

    Homesharing non-profit Happipad aims to fill empty bedrooms

    Jun 14, 2024 • 21:37

    Happipad is a non-profit that matches people with empty bedrooms with people looking for a place to live. Based in Kelowna, the group has agreements with partners in a number of communities across B.C., as well as one with the provincial government in Nova Scotia. CEO Cailan Libby spoke with…

People First Radio is a weekly one-hour radio broadcast to educate and raise awareness about issues related to health and wellness — with a particular emphasis on topics related to mental illness and mental health, homelessness and housing, and addiction, harm reduction and recovery.

It’s currently broadcast weekly from Nanaimo, B.C. on CHLY 101.7 FM, Victoria, B.C. on CFUV 101.9FM, and Saint John, New Brunswick on CFMH 107.3 FM. People First Radio is produced and presented by Joe Pugh.

 

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