On June 21, 1986, Cari-Lynn Peevey celebrated her sixth birthday party the way most birthdays are celebrated: with cake. Unlike most birthdays, however, this party took place on the picket line of the Gainers meatpacking strike. In this episode, producer Dan Collera interviews Renee Peevey, Cari-Lynn’s mother and a unionized employee at Gainers in 1986. They discuss her experience of the strike, including what it meant to manage the picket line and a family. This episode was also produced by Brandi Kueber.
To find out how businesses that sell cold food in Edmonton survive our signature wintertime, producer Sophia Yang sets her sights on Kind Ice Cream in Edmonton’s Ritchie neighbourhood. In this episode, Sophia interviews Paula Shyba, co-founder of Kind Ice Cream, about ice cream stories in winter Edmonton. Is our city ready to embrace more ice cream and waffle cones? Check out this episode (with a mind blowing fact about ice cream/Edmonton)!