The Boiling Point

The Boiling Point

A political satire show about inspiring listeners to contribute their abilities to solving important issues within their community. The objective is to keep the audience entertained as they are informed, so to keep listeners “on the hook” there will be segments throughout the show to pique their interest. Though it will be a poignant critique and examination of current events, The Boiling Point will also take a light-hearted approach to tackling serious issues in the spirit of Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Dore’s comic satire. Tune in on Thursday nights at 9pm.

The Boiling Point March 23 – Keepin’ Ya Head Up
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The Boiling Point March 23 – Keepin’ Ya Head Up

Yesterday’s show was about how to keep a positive mindset when times get tough. Being in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or fourth year teaches an understanding of balancing study, socializing and a personal life.  But managing the daily struggle of school becomes more difficult when situations beyond our control mount on the pressures of keeping your head about you while things are exploding everywhere.

Without skirting the issue, the U.S. administration has changed how western politics functions at least momentarily, juxtaposing democracy and tyranny.  The President of the United States is attempting to indiscriminately do away with most liberties, with a broad sweep of literally strong-arming everyone in his wake into submission.  We’ve seen him try to muscle people through awkward handshakes, barrages of personal attacks on public figures and world leaders, and try to retrofit archaic policies that marginalize and threaten the safety of several people.

With his failed attempts at banning muslims from entering the country, he affected business, education and foreign relations between would-be allies and has incited violent extremism both in and outside of the United States.  Even in Canada, a Trump-inspired vigilante murdered six innocent people while they were worshipping at their mosque earlier this year.  Canadian students have experienced difficulties in completing their studies as some programs require them to travel back and forth across the U.S. border, and though our government has taken the position of resisting the U.S. immigration policy it hasn’t brought the effects to a halt.  It goes without saying that the United States’ attack on progressive freedom is being felt throughout the world.

The school year is almost over, with just about a month left between final assignments and exams.  We made it!  Every year has its unique challenges, and asks different things of you to make it through.  You learn and grow not just from the academics, but through the activities you participate in, and who you encounter each day.  Last night’s show was a reminder to stick to the foundation that holds you together.  Each person has their own set of values that helps them make sense of the world, especially throughout learning new things at school and deciding what you want from life.  When things get tough and they’re coming at you from all angles and throwing you off balance, remember the things that make you feel stable: maybe it’s a cottage at the grandparents, or that friend back home that you grew up with that you can’t wait to see when school’s over, or maybe it’s just something simple like a favourite hobby you do in your spare time.  Whatever that anchor is, hold on to it and let it guide you through the unfamiliar waters.  You’ll see that you can look at things objectively and feel a sense of calm while you make sense of it.

Here’s the playlist of songs that played last night:

  1. Lavender – Kaytranada feat. Snoop Dogg
  2. Savage – Little Simz
  3. Sex X Money X Sneakers – BJ The Chicago Kid
  4. Hallucinations – dvsn
  5. Waiting For – araabMuzik, Dvnk Sinatrv
  6. Lady Of Leisure – Gifted Gab
  7. Below The Surface – Pham
  8. 195 – Kaytranada
  9. Bist du Down? – Ace Tee, Kwame
  10. Third Rail – Quincy Vidal
  11. All About Me – Syd
  12. Actin Crazy – Action Bronson
  13. Bad and Boujee – Migos, Lil Uzi Vert

 

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The Boiling Point, March 9

What’s up Hawks?  It’s Friday!

Last night’s show was a celebration of amazing women in history, and the show featured music by some great artists, both past and present.  The featured heroines were from around the world, both those still with us, and those that have passed on, yet we still celebrate their legacy.

These women are important parts of our history, and continue to shape our perspective on equality, and consideration of one another as we continue to move forward in our evolution to be completely inclusive and mindful of promoting universal human rights.

First, we looked at Mary Wollstonecraft, who by many accounts is one of the most influential and earliest documented voices of feminism, and how her life impacted others to follow her example and push the status quo to equality.  After that, we looked at Angela Davis and her legacy as she continues to work as an activist and speak at rallies for women’s rights and Indigenous rights in America, and how her eventful history has inspired many because of her radical reputation.

And of course, there couldn’t be objectivity without recognizing our pioneering Canadian women that have had such a tremendous impact here and around the world.  We took a look at the accomplishments of Louise Arbour and Roberta Jamieson, both legal rockstars who achieved many firsts for Canada, including becoming the first First Nations woman to obtain a degree in Law in Canada, and the first Canadian woman to be named High Commissioner of Human Rights for the United Nations.  These and many more accolades were looked at, and you should definitely look up their resumés, as they’re quite impressive.

To round off the show, I also noted the achievements of one of my favourite people, Bessie Stringfield, a legendary motorcycle stuntwoman who served in the American military, and is recognized as one of the most awarded bikers in America, being in the Motorcycle Hall Of Fame, and having an award in her honour through the American Motorcycle Association.  And, the incredible work of Malala Yousafzai had to be noted, for her far-reaching influence on the rights of girls and women around the world for liberty and education.

The playlist for the night had some great artists, like Little Simz, Ms Lauryn Hill, Bjork, Syd, and Destiny’s Child.  For updates on the show or upcoming topics follow @g_qu on Twitter or Instagram, or the show’s Twitter @BoilingPointRL.  Thanks for listening/watching, and see you next week!

The Boiling Point, March 9 2017
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The Boiling Point, March 9 2017

Good afternoon, fair Golden Hawks!

This lovely sunny Thursday will be capped off by an evening with The Boiling Point at 9pm. This week, to celebrate International Women’s Day/Day Without A Woman which took place yesterday, tonight’s show will feature the music of extraordinarily talented women, and showcase iconic figures of history that have shaped our world as we know it.

Tune into the live radio show/join the Facebook Live chat at 9pm.  You don’t want to miss this one!

The Boiling Point, March 2 2017
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The Boiling Point, March 2 2017

ATTENTION ATTENTION:

THIS IS NOT A DRILL!

Tonight, on The Boiling Point, after a two week hiatus we’ll tackle the growing snowball of controversy happening in the United States Presidential administration, complete with an analysis of the most recent scandal around the appointed Attorney General – Jeff Sessions.

We’ll also recap recent events that made headlines in Canada and around the world, and take some pauses to appreciate some fantastic music. Make sure you tune in at 9pm if you’re listening in from wherever you are, or settle in with me on the Facebook Live stream, and enter the chat to ask some questions if you have any!

See you then.

The Boiling Point, Feb 16
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The Boiling Point, Feb 16

First off, let me apologize for not airing an audio show last night.

Lots of topics were covered in this week’s episode, and some of them were covered in a Facebook Live stream.  From the handshake felt around the world to the ongoing investigation into the Trump administration, there was no shortage of compelling material from this past week to cover.  Not only were there hot headlines, but there were historic events as well: Prime Minister Trudeau was officially received in Strasbourg for the passing of CETA by the European Parliament- the first of its kind- as an alternative to protectionist politics.  The PM had strong words for critics of the deal and a message of encouragement for supporters: “We can’t understate how important it was to get this deal right,” and “The anxiety people have towards the economy and trade — the worry that our kids won’t have access to the same jobs and opportunities that we had — can be addressed only if we ensure that trade is inclusive, so that everyone benefits.  This agreement … delivers just that.”

As well, the topic of autonomous weapons was looked at, and one Harvard student’s efforts to work with like-minded people to ban them altogether.  For any further updates, tweet to @BoilingPointRL.

Next show will be back to normal, regular audio, and most likely live stream.  Apologies for the mixup!

The Boiling Point, Feb 9
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The Boiling Point, Feb 9

Hey!

Thanks for tuning in, whether you caught the radio show, or the live stream.  Wrapping up the topics from last night, the focus was mainly on Canadian news, recapping recent events in the Great White North.  Questions asked were: “how do you feel about the Prime Minister’s performance so far?”  “how do you think the U.S. position on immigration affects Canadians as refugees are now seeking asylum within our borders?”  “what are the ethical implications of genetic engineering?”

The topics were engaging, as some of the questions asked also related to the Prime Minister’s visit to the Converge 2017 event hosted in Ottawa on Monday and Tuesday. Review of Roberta Jamieson’s address and the issues she covered, such as the opportunities that First Nations students will have after graduating University topped the list of pertinent discussion.  Breaking News coverage briefly examined the surprise appointment of Sarah Palin as the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada.

Also, some killer tunes were spun, and the playlist is below.  That’s it for this week.  Tune in next week for more coverage of exciting news!

Playlist

  1. Show You The Way – Thundercat, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  2. YOU’RE THE ONE – KAYTRANADA, Syd
  3. Loud – araabMUZIK, Loud Lord
  4. My G’s – Stooki Sound, Jelacee