Radio Totally Normal Toronto brings you an episode about money and mental health. Living with a mental illness sometimes means having a reliable and sufficient income can be challenging. In this episode, we'll be talking about social assistance, health, poverty and stigma. It's an eye opener.
Our guests are:
John Stapleton, a writer and instructor who worked in the areas of social assistance policy and operations.
Songs in the Key of Social Assistance: A Parody written by Gaetan Genesse, with additional voice work by Belke Fray
Rick Miller, a photographer and filmmaker who speaks to us about his experiences with mental illness, social assistance and advocacy
Bobby Giles and Joel Klassen from Yonge Street Mission's Friends Helping People End poverty, who speak to us about the Basic Income Pilot Project
Links to resources and sites discussed in this episode:
John Stapleton's website, including his report on The Cost of Poverty in Toronto. Other links pertinent to his interview include:
Rick Miller's artwork can be found on his Vimeo and Flickr pages. He is currently the media artists in residence at Workman Arts. The current version of his pamphlet about ODSP and artist grants can be found at the following links:
Joel Klassen is the Community Capacity Builder at Yonge Street Mission. He and Bobby Giles speak about the Basic Income Pilot Project.
Links about the Basic Income Pilot Project:
Music in this episode:
Scott Holmes: we used Big Apple and Inspiring Corporate
Podington Bear: Little Black Cloud, Vanagon, Trundle, Ideas, Sunbeam, Skeptic, Down and Around, We Make A Good Time
Jason Shaw: Acoustic Meditation
David Szesztay: Waiting
Dave Depper: Acoustic 1, Marimba Motivation
Gaetan Genesse: Acoustic Composition