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Our City Edition: ISANS

Our City Edition: ISANS

ISANS, the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, has a main office in District 9 of HRM. I went to visit Jennifer Watts CEO of ISANS here in Halifax at what is normally a hive of activity but due to Covid is staying safely a buzz dealing with all things...
Our City Edition: Affordable Housing

Our City Edition: Affordable Housing

Shift For Brains: Our City Edition is part of an exploration of issues vital to our city and its communities. Shift for Brains decided since the crisis of affordable housing is in news and all over social media we would go and talk to someone who deals with this issue...
Our City Edition: Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre

Our City Edition: Bayers Westwood Family Resource Centre

You’ll notice a change in the look and sound of Shift for Brains. During Bill’s campaign for District 9 Councillor, Shift for Brains will be interviews with people, programs and ideas happening in our district (Halifax West Armdale).  On the first Our City...
Competition

Competition

Bill and Sheldon discuss competition and how we can shift our brains around how we view competition. It’s not as innocuous as it first seems – it’s actually quite toxic.  Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A...
The Right Way To Make A Decision

The Right Way To Make A Decision

This week, Bill and Sheldon talk about the right way to make a decision, and how it differs from making the right decision.  Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in...
Personal Memory

Personal Memory

Bill and Sheldon discuss personal memory and collective memory, and how they affect our thinking and therefore, how they affect the story of our living.  Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod...
What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

This week’s podcast started as a discussion of “what do you know”? It then shifted into a discussion around the mass killing that happen in Nova Scotia and why an inquiry more necessary than ever. Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded...
Who Runs Our Lives?

Who Runs Our Lives?

This week, Bill and Sheldon talk about who runs our lives – politics, economics, nature? The myth of neoliberalism is discussed…and homoeconomics. Say that three times fast.  Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A...
Reimagining the Police

Reimagining the Police

Bill and Sheldon discuss what it would be like if we decide to reimagine the police and law enforcement.  Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory. A co-production with The Sheldon MacLeod Show on News 95.7 CHNI in Halifax, Nova...
What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic

What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic

This week on Shift For Brains, Bill uses the concept of “sociological imagination” to discuss what we’ve learned from the pandemic, and what we have to do with what we have learned. Shift for Brains is recorded in Mi’Kma’ki unceded Mi’kmag territory....