COMMIT SOCIOLOGY PODCASTS
December 7th, 2023
Over the past two weeks, we have had the pleasure to air student-made podcasts from SOCI-4263: Health, Environment, and Poverty. Listen to the archived episodes below.
In this eye-opening episode of Dining on Empty, join us as we uncover the often overlooked reality of food insecurity among Canadian university students. This episode dives into personal stories and experiences from students, the factors that contribute to food insecurity, and possible solutions to help combat food insecurity in students at Acadia University. Discover the impact of food insecurity on mental health, academic performance, and the initiatives taken by universities to address this pressing issue. Listen in as we explore the necessity for systemic changes and increased awareness to create a more supportive environment for students. Join the conversation and learn how we can collectively make a difference in the lives of those silently struggling with campus hunger.
Hosted by Carter, "The Empty Belly Epidemic" focuses on food insecurity in nova scotia, the health implications of it, and how we can solve it.
Hosted by Nicole, this interview talks about multifaceted relationships between food, climate change, and societal structures. The Farm Café addresses food insecurity and climate change with a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, involving social, environmental, and economic perspectives and by empowering communities at the grassroots level. Lisa shares practices from the Farm Café that are inspiring, real, and effective and plugs new community suppers that are now hosted at Acadia through Enactus Acadia, organized by Enactus Acadia’s President, Kirsten Lawrence. This is a real life, living example showing how community efforts can contribute to broader solutions.
Hosted by Isabella, Kylee, and Drew, this podcast touches on the topic of climate change, health, and poverty while relating it to energy insecurity in Nova Scotia.
Hosted by Hannah and Shauntia, This podcast on the correlation of inflation, food insecurity and poverty is presented by Hannah Muise and Shauntia Israel for a commit sociology project. They are 2 fourth year sociology majors, passionate about mitigating the social inequity of food insecurity. The podcast explores the Food bank Canada’s report card, the Canadian grocery rebate initiative, some history of how Canada got to this level of food insecurity and some proposed solutions.
INTERVIEW WITH AZULOV
August 21st, 2023
A couple weeks ago, we got to sit down the Montreal-based band, Azulov right before they headed off for their tour of the East coast! Azulov, made up of Artoim Carelov, Will Coté-Munreoe (of The Space Wizards), and Brydone Charlton (who graduated from @acadiaumusic in 2016), talked about inspirations, writing process, recording, and all things music.
STOP MAKING SENSE!
August 17th, 2023
In celebration of A24's re-release of Stop Making Sense, the iconic 1984 concert film from the Talking Heads, Axe Radio will be playing nothing but the Talking Heads all day on August 18th! We'll be playing all your favorite songs as well as the new deluxe version of the Stop Making Sense album. Tune in and celebrate with us!
APPLY FOR EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
August 15th, 2023
We're happy to announce that we have two open slots on our Executive Team this year! If you have a passion for the arts, community programming, or learning how college radio stations function, then we'd love for you to consider joining us. Below are the descriptions of the External Program Coordinator and Finance Coordinator and information on how to apply. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023.
All Executive positions with Axe Radio are volunteer positions and uncompensated. Executive positions can be a time commitment, so if you are interested in working with Axe Radio but do not have dedicated time to set aside for it, other volunteer slots with less commitment will be available throughout the year.
External Program Coordinator:
First line of communication for shows hosted outside of Acadia
Review and upload weekly external programming to radio software
Work closely with Promotions and Public Outreach Coordinator to advertise show opportunities to external organizations
Strong communication and time management skills required
Oversee administrative budget of the organization
Track station spending and submit semesterly reports to the ASU
Coordinate and execute fundraising events/initiatives
Ensure finances are in place for other events throughout the year
Commitments of All Executive Members:
Attend the weekly general meeting
Work outside of weekly meeting hours on necessary projects
Attend and provide support for Axe Radio events
How to Apply:
Apply with a short cover letter stating why you would like to work with Axe Radio and any relevant experience
Submissions can be sent to email@example.com
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 2023
August 9th, 2023
Thanks to a generous donation from Axe Radio alumni, we have been able to make some much-needed upgrades to our broadcasting setup!
Luke Ehler (Director '16-17) and Blake Ward (Director '17-18) reached out with an offer to help us upgrade our technology. Thanks to their help, we were able to purchase a brand new soundboard as well as headphones.
Additionally, thanks to all the student support from last year through merch sales and events, Axe Radio was able to fundraise enough to purchase a new desktop computer, allowing us to stream reliably.
Axe Radio would like to extend a tremendous Thank You to everyone who supports this station and allows for upgrades like these.