L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc (Facebook)

L-R: Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, Marc (Facebook)

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Your hosts, Marie-Claude, Levon, Lynn, and Marc  (video of show at bottom)


United Nations asks for international support to fight Ebola

A health worker wearing Ebola protection gear, walks before entering the Biosecure Emergency Care Unit (CUBE) at the ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) Ebola treatment centre in Beni, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, March 30, 2019. Picture taken March 30, 2019. (Baz Ratner/REUTERS)

The fight against the deadly Ebola disease continues, this time against a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The World Food Programme is asking Canada and other nations to step up their contributions to help stop the disease from spreading within the country and to others. The idea is to provide enough food to keep people close to home and not travelling to pick up or spread the disease.

In addition, the area of eastern DRC has been a conflict zone with several armed groups fighting for control, increasing the danger for health and other international workers.

Levon spoke to WFP Senior Partnership Adviser in DRC Arnhild Spence.

New Zealand video game adapted for Canada’s Indigenous to help with mental issues

The video game was adapted changing the Maori environment, symbols and costumes, above, to Inuit ones below. (Pinnguaq)

Indigenous youth in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut were involved in adapting a Maori video game with a view to help users cope with anxiety and depression.

Initially reaction to the video adapted to northern scenarios was positive and that the strategies shown would be useful but noted the New Zealand scenery and accent put them off. They felt it would speak to them much better if  represented their own context.

The video now  has Arctic scenery, Arctic animals, Inuit symbols and clothing.

Prof. Yvonne Bohr says the project was conceived after the government of Nunavut asked for ideas on remote interventions to help Inuit youth.

Lynn spoke to her about a project to get funding to fully adapt the game including voicing in Canadian English and Inuktitut

Study: Ethical non-monogamy- Polyamory

A new study finds people saying their consensual polyamory relationships are benefitical. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A new study finds people saying their consensual polyamory relationships are beneficial. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

It can go by various names such as polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, consensual non-monogamy, or open-relationships.  What it means is having two or more relationships simultaneously with the consent of all involved.

A new study found that people who engage in this indicate that they have more eroticism, i.e. better sex with the secondary partner, and more nurturing, i.e., more emotional attachment with the primary partner.

Marc spoke with Rhonda Balzarini (PhD), a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health at York University in Toronto and lead author of the study.

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