Get to Know a CJAM Show: The Shake Up

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Show: The Shakeup, Friday 4:00-5:00
Host: Paul Chislett

Tell me a little about your show:
“The program focuses on Social Justice and environmental issues. I usually have one or two interviews with people about the topics. Social justice and environmental issues are very intertwined.”

How did you get started with CJAM:
“Five years ago I was a communication studies student. I was on an OPIRG (Ontario Public Research Group) group. I was asked if I would be interested in being a co-host for this show. And I’ve stayed now with it for five years.”

Who is your audience:
“Students and people interested in the issues of social justice and environmental causes.”

What is an issue you think people should be more aware of:
“On the environmental front, the climate change, and our role in it. Especially in this region where the land, air and water are stressed by industrialization. And the need to change our economy to a ‘green economy.’ On the social justice front, our apathy. We need to become more politically active. It’s the only way for legitimate social change.”

Listen to episodes of The Shake Up here!