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Episode 3: Treaty

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 2:56 PM

What are treaties and why do they matter? This episode features Niigaan James Sinclair, who describes treaties between First Nations and Canadian Settlers as ongoing relationships of mutual benefit, not a one-time exchange of land.

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Episode 2: Polarization

Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

The gap between "us" and "them" seems to be getting wider. Professional mediator Sandy Koop Harder says we need to shift the goal of conversations from agreement to understanding. Editor and journalist Will Braun practices these ideas by moving toward people with opposing beliefs.

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Episode 1: Pandemic

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

"So What?" is a new monthly CMU podcast that draws out key ideas from public events at Canadian Mennonite University. Host Jonas Cornelsen (CMU '16) guides you through these discussions by asking 'So What?".

What if science was more than a weapon in the fight against diseases like COVID-19? Biologist Rachel Krause talks about the ecology of pandemics: they are a natural result of living with other species. Philosopher and theologian Chris Huebner looks to the past, and opens up an unusual book during lockdown. He concludes that nothing about COVID-19 is "unprecedented."

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