2023 NEWS

2023 NEWS

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CKDU - News Wrap

CKDU News Wrap with Sara Gouda and Nathan Wisniki is CKDU 88.1FM’s newest local news program. Debuting in 2022 after the successful attainment of the Local Journalism Initiative grant, CKDU News Wrap reportage is particularly specific with local political advocacy, events, and under-exposed programs and initiatives in the University proper.

A great many under-served and under-represented communities in the HRM have been subjects of our LJI-assisted news reporting, with the best interviews and guests chosen for the live CKDU News Wrap production every Friday at 9am. These include the ongoing housing and eviction crisis in the HRM (including the enforced removal of homeless encampments in one of Halifax's major parks, and a still-ongoing case regarding a tenant who has been 'renovicted,' and the precedents set by same); Halifax's Mi'kmaq community (through coverage of events and advocacy from the Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre); discussions of wage parity between educators and governmental or academic bodies; coverage of charitable and governmental initiatives to lessen the impacts of the ongoing opioid crisis (coverage of the important drug Naloxone); elucidation of the increased trend of male eating disorders and the stigmas around same; coverage of the Dalhousie Art Gallery's first African Nova Scotian curator, and the initiatives taken by the DAG to increase the display of African Nova Scotian and Indigenous art; and many more.

The reel provided opens with a live interview with human rights advocate Vicky Levack. Their discussion centers around the enforced removal of homeless encampments in Halifax’s Meagher Park.

The second story covered in the reel revolves around the CUPE 3912 strike on the Dalhousie University Campus. The strike introduced important discussions of wage parity between educators and governmental or academic bodies. Sara interviews CUPE 3912’s President, as well as their Strike Communications Director.

CKDU News Wrap has proven to be one of the station’s most important and popular programs. We strongly believe they should be given the Best News Program award.


Check out the award-winning submission:

News Wrap