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"the globe mail" Discussed on Write About Now
"Top. And in fact, for me, it's a lot harder to go write a good story about a parade that you've covered three times before than it is to write about a fire, for instance, which has natural drama and people that are really willing to talk to you. So I think just knowing that every story builds your skills and every story has your name on the top and you never know who reads it and notices that it's good or notices that it's not good on the flip side. So really doing your best on every story and also reading a ton. You know, sadly, know a lot of people that want to be reporters that don't actually consume journalism very much. They just watch TV shows. Yeah, I mean, the things when you read great journalism, including the canon of great true crime journalism, in cold blood, as you mentioned, the executioner song, other great true crime works, you're learning just by reading it. It's amazing. And all of those things come to bear as you take on hard earned harder and more and more complex stories. Yeah, so I think just slowly working towards where you want to be as opposed to thinking that you need to be there now and feeling bad if you aren't there now. Like writing writing is a craft, it takes a long time or did for me. I mean, that's wonderful if people have natural gifts where they come more easily. For me, it took a long time and a lot of writing and a lot of reading and there's several times where some great writer that I admired. I would send them an email and ask them how they did something and it's amazing how many people were very kindly, email you back, Eric Larson is one person I have to mention that was really starting to learn about narrative, writing and really interested in the work he was doing. I sent him an email asking him about some specific scenes in devil in the white city and he sent me back such a kind email sharing all these tricks that tips and how he did things that have really impacted. Things. Can you share any? Can you share one Eric Larson tip that you take to this very day? Yeah, so when does a state was, especially with historic writing or scenes that you weren't there is that a photograph, I remember the phrase used is like a miniature library of information. So I keep a magnifying glass at my desk. And I will often go through a photograph with a magnifying glass, even the cloud seat, which I was at the original scenes. I now am just in the habit when I'm at a scene or if I'm starting to work on a story that I think may have that I may work on in the future that may become a feature for me years down the road. I take pictures of everything. And then I really go back to those pictures and you see the close scene I pulled out all those pictures. I went through them with a magnifying glass looking at how held up to my screen, which is ridiculous. But sometimes it gets too pixelated. But that's great what great advice will thank you so much for being so generous with your time and for being such a great writer and if people want to know more about you, should they just go to The Globe and Mail and read your stories or what do you have a website or what can I what can I share? Yeah, I do. So I'm WW John pruden dot com that's ja and there's on the globe mail site, which is global mail dot com. There's also an author page that compiles all of my stories together. Yeah, and I'm verified the bull on Twitter and all of the other. That's social media. Well, I can't wait to see your the deer head story, mister big story in the cinema soon after this comes out. And thanks so much Jennifer for sharing your time with us. Thank you so much for this very thoughtful interview and that of this podcast. So I really appreciate being asked and just having a.
"the globe mail" Discussed on Sandy and Nora talk politics
"Okay. I don't play scrabble scrabble dictionary I know. What kind of like in life you're leading over there. I just I tend to play only with like the like an Oxford dictionary. Oh, no, because then you miss all the like little two letter words that are bullshitted dictionary. SCRABBLE dictionary. Okay, we have some rules to settle. The whole is going to be like I. Owe every. All, right, let's get into. Okay! Canadian Canadian media. Her. How did they wait this week? Nora I hear I just I. Can't I actually need you to fucking explain this to me because you're the one who went to fucking J. School? Okay and I I did not go to J school. Don't know how I've been writing so much for media stuff but I've I've zero desire to be journalist and every time I see you know what counts is journalism in this country I wonder why anyone would want to be journalists in Canada because it seems like the way that you have to fucking. I don't know. Walk around without your eyes. Open and with your ears. Closed I guess I don't know how else to say that or not being aware of what's going on is. An affront and embarrassment to journalism, and I know that that can't be the case for everybody who's writing somewhere in the editorial rooms, or in the editors, rooms or protection teams, people are I think changing stories or really controlling who what people are allowed to say, or what counts as news and I just you know. These are the assumptions I'm making because nothing else makes sense and I need you to explain this to me because you have the training. In. Somehow you didn't come out that way so what the fuck is going on, okay well, let's be clear I fucking drop down. We. What's your degree in home? I degrees. Degree is a bachelor of political science or politics or something. Whatever the version of politics is at Ryerson I I ended up getting that. Oh I didn't know that I totally would graduate it in. No, you've told me before that you dropped out. Had, a journalism I did five years in department, so I mean I fucking should have gone to a degree, and and partly one of the reasons why I dropped out was because It's not a degree at the time. I'm not sure if it's changed the you can't do part time. So. It's not a degree that you can do if you've got a fulltime job or if you've got kids or whatever and so, when I was working full time and trying to finish my journalism degree, they're like Oh. Yeah, but you can't do this part time like you have to be in class for eight hours a day, or whatever and I'm like Surrey, everybody is you gotTa Job? have to out another way to finish my degree because I'm not GONNA be able to finish my core two years that were left. Yeah, how is journalism suck I mean it's the the the entire media industry in Canada is an embarrassment, and it's an embarrassment for a whole bunch of reasons that have been laid bare in the last week in the last number of years, and I also think that it's important to remember that things have changed a lot as well like the way black lives matter is being covered now versus in two thousand sixteen is quite different. which is I mean only encouraging in that? It should be different, so I mean. It's totally groundhog day. But the same dinosaur, fucking white supremacist, maintaining managers have been in these positions of power for years and years and years and years, and so the result is that you've got immediate ecosystem as you know the. CDC is like for Sure Front Center of this, but it's not just the CBC. It's also the globe mail national post system. In global and CD, but they they exist to maintain white supremacy in Canada. And I don't think that people think about media in that way they see media as reflecting what's going on in your community telling your stories and this kind of thing, but baked into that is the the the intentional erasure of anything that that confronts whiteness or different than Whiteness, and so every story is told in opposition to Whiteness, and then they start to get in trouble which we've seen a lot of instances of that in the last couple of weeks. Yeah, I mean there are so many examples. That I'm sure we're going to miss them There's just too much to go through how the Canadian media has fucked up in the last couple of weeks. In this like forty five minutes show. But God like I mean we've got a rex murphy the REX Murphy Steph. We've got the Stockwell Day stuff we've got. We've got the Toronto Star seemingly positioning the fact that I guess they're just talking to white readers. The fact that white people can only be upset about either black lives or indigenous lives, and there's a limit. On that. And that we have to you, save some of our higher for indigenous lives. We can't expend it all on black lives. WHAT THE FUCK! And then every fucking interview. Every fucking ahead line that thought that the really big hard hitting questions to ask you this week were. To systemic racism existing. or or does reasons exist in Canada or any number of the ways to position that which I suppose is better than? In two, thousand, sixteen or two, thousand fourteen when it was like you know. Black lives matter sucks. Hated us, but but as nurses like it's different now, but only because people are like dragging them, kicking and screaming to be a little bit different and instead of being. Full on fuck this group. It's more like. Is what they're saying real. Do do black people are really know anything about their own experience. Let's ask the RCMP. Yeah, let's let's discuss amongst this panel of white folks and our one token black. Let's discuss. Or the RCMP is it racist? The fuck with every fucking cup every fucking cop that they talked to I. Mean I mean both What is that person's name at the RCMP, leaky, some lucky, lucky lucky, whatever lucky and Chris Lewis, who was on the TV multiple times, because he's the public safety expert for CPTV, and he's the former. Chief the Ontario provincial police chief. And both of them got asked about whether or not racism in their organizations, and both of them are like no, absolutely not I mean racism exists everywhere, so of course it's also in our organization, but not at all. Nope, it's like the answer that is always given, and it's like how the Fuck is.
"the globe mail" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Even you're weird co worker Carl you just used to seeing every day Ingrid manager has definitely been feeling that way she's a Canadian film director producer writer and professor and she's used to spending her days collaborating and making movies so Ingrid decided to join forces with other women filmmakers around the world to create a sort of filmmaking chain she reached out to nine other filmmakers here in Canada and all over the world South Africa Bolivia China Germany and she gave them a challenge during the month of April created ten minute film with whatever and whomever you have with you in isolation she's gonna string those ten films together to create one big piece she's calling it the ten by ten project and she joins me now from Innisfil Ontario to tell us more how are you pretty good as good as you know I can be right now you've been isolated I've been isolated for four weeks now I think the hardest part is not seen my granddaughter but I think that you know I've got some trees around me and the and the fox just ran by my window and so you know nature and nature's kind of keeping me company you said that isolation sort of inspired this whole thing right yeah I mean it really did I I've had said in my mind that on March twentieth I was gonna start writing my eight feature found and when I open my laptop to do that I just my heart wasn't in it you know and I I think that community and family has really always been at the basis of everything I've ever done and as soon as I put my mind to thinking of a collaboration and collaboration with female filmmakers around the world my heart just started racing so fast and so I knew I was on the right track but it was kind of an impossible invitation at the time this is between March twentieth and March thirtieth when everybody's world was being turned upside down and here I was sometimes contacting filmmakers I I sort of knew we didn't really know at all or was friends with and said do you do you want to participate in the US and and when they said yes it was it's kind of a miracle is kind of a miracle project honestly and these and these are like I'm I'm right about this these are ten minute films ten of them the you're gonna kind of stitch together to make a narrative right yeah I mean we're all in different parts of the world we all have very different experiences of what's going on and and how we feel we got here to this place and where we think we're going we're incredibly strong filmmakers all of us in our own right with a very distinctive voices so really it's we all have complete creative freedom to create our ten minute we don't know what the other filmmakers are doing none of us are sharing our ideas with each other but we know that ultimately were making chapters ten chapters of the whole work and so we thought of ways our films can transition and we thought of little links that will ground Oliver films and kind of connect them like what what like how how how might they be connected well that's kind of our secret sauce but like you know generally we're talking about specific objects were talking about specific gestures that are a little bit more abstract we're talking about which teams were talking about words so for example we all got on is you can call on the weekend it was the first time we all sort of facing each other and we decided that we would each contribute a word because I think the straw that the hardest thing when you're doing a collaboration is consolidating its hold right especially we're all making our individual ten minute films in isolation so to kind of create co creator told and we each contributed one word as you know we have these ten words and as we conceive of ourselves and make them we're going to try to make space for all of these words maybe not literally but in a sort of energetic we were holding each other so we're we're making this film together in complete isolation the globe mail calls you the D. I. Y. queen of Canadian filmmaking and I don't mean to be glib but I feel like you might thrive in situations like this you know my parents came from former Czechoslovakia I'm slow back so we're you know we never really had a lot of money my parents don't have life insurance you know where the family that's cuts toothpaste tubes in half to kind of get the little bit of toothpaste at the bottom so limitations are are part of my jam for sure I think I thrive in knowing what the parameters are and then innovating and not compromising and not feeling restricted but in in in in essence in essence being liberated bye bye limitations and so the cells are being made under extreme conditions we are you know using natural light we're using our phones were using our family members is cast so yeah these are these are very restrictive times and but we're not letting letting that limit our imagination anyway one of the things that we're hearing a lot around the response to covert nineteen is that it seems to be a unifier that everybody around the world are virtually everybody around the world is dealing with the same thing and I think about you you know you're dealing with people from Spain and South Africa Bolivia and China and Germany whatever they give you to be able to connect with filmmakers dealing with covered nineteen but kind of all around the world I mean we asked the question of each other what why are we doing this and it was almost unanimously a feeling of making something we could not possibly make on our on our own by ourselves and I think there is a city there you know before all this especially in my industry but I think a lot of industries it was you were me you know you get this job I get this job it's one of us but now I think we're in a place where it's you and me we're we're in this and you know when I when I think of how I'm feeling right now it's it's I I'm I'm totally terrified but I'm also hopeful you know I feel a lot of kindness is happening a lot of generosity is happening it's crazy it's calm it's confusing but there's a lot of love happening and we're in this uncertainty and we just kinda have to hold the pose and I think in that uncertainty is a lot of generative energy and L. and a lot of you you know to use your words like unity unification your film professor at York University you're a former Canadian film centre mentor I want to draw on that part of your brain right now what do you say to people who are home right now maybe a bit terrified maybe with limited resources but who want to be creative I really think of an admissible right a quote which is all you need in life is a computer a camera and extract you know I I feel like everybody's got a story to tell and actually there is that you know I no one can tell no one else can tell our stories we have to tell but I think sometimes in an and one were overwhelmed we can imagine or feel like nobody cares or sold many stories that are so much sharing happening out there but I don't care I don't care about people's highlight reels right now I care about people behind the scenes the land Dane things the what did you eat for breakfast that how are you looking after your kids so I feel like if there's anyone that wants to create right now don't wait to be sure she asked we're in uncertainty so if you're unsure you art that that is the sign of the times in grace that I feel like if you got something you want to share now's the time just share it don't think twice thank you so much for your time all my pleasure angry venture is a Canadian film director producer writer and professor she joined me from Innisfil Ontario.
"the globe mail" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"Memory income over Massachusetts this is Mike from south Attleboro mass and this is how we got show alright you've got Jeff deal for one last segment here on the how we car show I'm very grateful to how in grace for giving your time over and letting me spend these last four hours with you so thank you for calling in and thanks for listening to a lot of what we've been talking about here we've got one caller hang on the line Paul I want to get you before I get into my last a little bit here but Paul thank you for calling it's Jeff deal filling in for how we Kerr glad I will talk about that about protest they had going on we there yeah you're you're no no yeah I'm here were you at the protest okay yeah you have the the wall water and then care to be I'm also wondering like is it doesn't work the same way at the state level a federal level like when you were a legislation to save the gastro making them both on it made up saving the money right all you just go around there were jailed two words and not all of the doing your job you know it's a it's a great question Paul you know you're supposed to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time you should be able to have a protest in actually work on legislation that that makes a difference but it seems to me nowadays the Democratic Party is full of a lot of people who is serving in office that have forgotten that serving office means actually working together to get things done with the other party at this point as a Republican in messages I can tell you the view of of bipartisanship in this state it's despite the fact that they try to claim on Beacon Hill everybody gets along together it's because there's so few Republicans as a hundred and sixty state reps only thirty two of them are Republican that means is a super majority in the house and in the Senate which means they can steamroll Republican so a lot of these guys know that there will roll up there is to just get on the media and bash Republicans whenever they can and hopefully something sticks and they can move up the ladder to the next office when somebody else moves on or passes away or something to that unfortunately the Irish sporting pages is the obituary columns in the Sunday papers and that's and that's where politicians will you know in some in one party look for their next opportunity as a Republican yeah I I was looking at legislation is passing in saying this is not going to work for me or the people I was elected to represent and the gas tax was the indexing of it was a bad thing to do so we work together we repeal it and debate a lot of Democrat mayors Papa I'm sumi supported the repeal of that index gas tax then yeah yes I did well then I will read it back make that no I want to thank you because honestly it's just I'm just one man in the whole fight and we we need everybody to get that thing done it was not a slam dunk we were up against three million dollars and that nobody thought we were gonna get that repealed and we still are we got it done with excellent volunteers and supporters like yourself so Paul I hope you had a great fourth of July yesterday we have planned for this weekend I got one more call okay good okay are your are you said are you know people do this list that merry on government I I know there's no way was it what you're on about but I'm not a politician okay okay it was people used to go with the government to do great not going to government to do well it might you know what that might be a new model for me to use as far as when I describe time in office one of the things that I heard when I first got into office the joke was when you first get into the chamber you look around and you say wow I can't believe I'm here and then after a few years you look around the knee is you look at individual represented you say wow I can't believe they're here so that's that's the S. cynical view of what of what goes on once you're in for a little while thank you for that call I appreciate it will wrap up with just one quick reference to a story here the the article by Steve Waksman for the globe you talked about the fifteen things he loves in the ten things that eleven things at the Loews about Boston well sure enough right up near the front one of the things he low this is Mr how a car he says for all its charms Bustin doesn't who's cool budding cool people come here to home school but then usually come here to go to school they usually leave because Boston's relative plot proximity to great places Cape Cod New York City Europe may not be reason enough to suffer through monsters traffic soul sucking winters disappointing meals and over priced back bay restaurants and how we Kerr Boone just drops the bomb right on how we Kerr in his whole this whole article right early on to well I thought that was that that was not exactly the nicest thing they could do but this is the globe so that's actually every let me how he loved that is going to say for him every slight a every now composed it's a badge of honor but they did the most telling part of this article was the the thing they loved most and it is titled very simply free stuff free stuff they they talk about you know all exactly and if these if these people at the Boston globe get their way they're gonna get free healthcare the illegals will be getting free healthcare to they'll be free college which by the way you know it's Elizabeth Warren's platform free rent camallo Harris is actually got that inner platform so free rent and Michelle Wu city council member for the Boston city council wants free T. passes for everybody so yes the Boston globe mail's it how we Kerr bad for them free stuff good this this article the fifteen things I love eleven things a lot about possum it's the most telling article I read in the globe in a long long time the globe giving away the paper for free they should be free soon point that the space is free on Morrissey Boulevard as a longer occupy it yeah exactly all right this is been Jeff DO filling in I want to thank you Taylor for manning the control board and Brandon really enjoy the police blotter facts Friday work with you I look for to doing this again sometime soon and how we anytime you want to take a vacation I will be happy to filling grace same for you I hope you're really enjoying your time away from the how the car show tonight I had a blast doing it I hope you callers again have had a good time talking to me and to everybody who supported my U. S. Senate race thank you for that most thanks go though to my wife and family Kathy Jo Kelly and Emily I'll be spending the weekend with them and is it is great to be around family again I was spending a lot of time away I'll be listening how the car come Monday and I hope you will too so that's it it's Jeff deal signing out from how we car show I'm being told by two rating but if we get to talk right up to it wow we can't just decide to go away and if I decided to go into a different place where would Charlie Baker recommend that be I see you don't have the sound it up no I don't have it cued up.