Sorry for the time away…I have been enjoying a few days away from the microphone to enjoy the wonderful Canadian weather.

Today…we are discussing Sex and the Media and the consequences it has with our youths. We provide some interesting statistics and hopefully some provocative discussion on the topic. The idea for this episode came from the recent news in the U.K. regarding a young man (13yrs old)who allegedly happened to get a 15 year old girl pregnant. I was getting a little sick of the social conservatives “wondering” how this could happen after they spend millions of dollars lobbying government to stop sex education and the availability of contraceptives in public school systems. I hope you enjoy it and like always…I would love to hear your comments. Reach us at canadian.politico@gmail.com or just leave a comment.

Click here to download canadianpoliticopodcast4sexandyouth.mp3

Sources (not all sources listed…contact for more information):

Pediatircs – Official journal of the American academy of pediatrics
PEDIATRICS Vol. 117 No. 4 April 2006, pp. 1018-1027

Study Conducted by RAND and published in the September 2004 issue of Pediatrics

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27706917/

Music Samples from this episode: Prince – Get Off, Prince – Sexy Mother F**ker, Nas -Oochie Wolly

This is a longer audioblog…we go through information regarding: employment in the auto sector in Canada, the history of the Auto Pact, some recent articles about what we may need to do to resolve the current auto crisis (protectionism vs. free markets) and of course…some opinion. The audio has improved in this episode…so enjoy.

Click here to download canadian_politico_Podcast3_automotive discussion.mp3

Thanks to Mardy and Marc for listening and providing feedback. Cheers.

Sources:

http://archives.cbc.ca/economy_business/trade_agreements/topics/326/

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2001/02/19/autopact_dead010219.html

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/ic1.nsf/eng/home

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wPOLunions0210/BNStory/politics/home?cid=al_gam_mostview

http://www.thestar.com/News/Insight/article/583742

http://www.autonet.ca/autos/news/2009/02/04/8267276-cp.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070129.COSTANFORD29/TPStory/TPComment/

http://caw.ca/en/index.htm

Music Samples Featured: Richard H. Kirk – World War 3 (BleechWarp), Sugar Ray – When It is Over, Pharcyde- Passing Me By, PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss

The “Post-Materialist Thesis” is the belief that to live harmoniously in a “global village” citizens of developed nations must lower their standard of living and curb their desire for material wealth to ensure the growing populations around the world are able to have some reasonable form of existence.

Do you believe this is possible? Take a listen and explore the discussion.

Click here to download canadianpoliticopodcast2.mp3

Sources (not all sources listed-contact for more information):

Therborn, Goran. Science, Class and Society. London: Humanities Press, 1976.
Toffler, Alvin. Future Shock. New York: Random House, 1970.
Kilburn, Lionel. “Jobs v. Environment.” The Globe and Mail, 11 December 1998, B2.

W.T.O. Annual Report 1998 Special Topic: Globalization and Trade. WTO, 1998.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090104/lead_poison_090104/20090104?hub=Health

Music samples for this episode: Neil Young – Piece of Crap, Red Hot Chili Peppers – Knock me down

Here is the first audioblog…in .mp3 format…click on the link and you can stream it from the hosting site or download it and take it with you. I don’t know why I started with military funding but I figured it would be a start. From my perspective…the world is still too nasty a place for flower power. Sorry about any audio quality issues…I am still trying to work things out.

Click here to download canadianpoliticopodcast1.mp3

The two artists featured in the audioblog is Paolo Conte – Via Con Me and Richard H. Kirk – Oneski…the samples are only sections of the songs to avoid any issues. Thanks for checking out the blog and I will be back soon with more posts.

JT

The First Post

February 12, 2009

Canadian Politico Podcast/AudioBlog.

Click here to download canadianpolitcospot.mp3

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