Bittersweet Stories
Finding Your Pulse: Part 2

Finding Your Pulse: Part 2

March 9, 2020

Wes and John continue their conversation with Ian about their experiences and how important it is to find one's pulse in life.

Finding Your Pulse Part 1

Finding Your Pulse Part 1

February 25, 2020

In part one of this episode, Wes and John are joined by a Child and Youth Care Practitioner and Co-worker. The group talks about personal struggles as youth and how important it is to find your pulse in a world that can be very close minded. *The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization*. 

Social work: Stories, struggles and success from a student perspective

Social work: Stories, struggles and success from a student perspective

February 5, 2020

Wes and John travel to the Peer Connect space at George Brown College to chat with some Social Work students who are about to graduate. They share personal stories, optimistic ideas, and discuss how young people can bring hope and change to the field of social work. *The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization*

What Music Do You Like?

What Music Do You Like?

January 21, 2020

John and Wes ask each other the question that begins all of their programs: What music do you like? The answer is not always straight forward and often inspires, educates and connects people to one another. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect that of any organization. 

Season One Finale: Reflection and Gratitude

Season One Finale: Reflection and Gratitude

January 8, 2020

The guys reflect on two years of running MAP (Mobile Arts Programming). They talk about their favourite aspects of creating music with people, share some stories, and reflect on their own lives. If you enjoy the show, please don't forget to subscribe, download and share the podcast! Also, if you know of anyone who is a champion in their community and may be a good fit to be on the podcast, please reach out. *The views and opinions of this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization.*

Covenant House Part 2

Covenant House Part 2

December 16, 2019

Wes and John chat with Maya, another worker at Covenant House. They discuss Maya's past work which lead her to a creative role with Covenant House. The group also touches on some of the differences between agencies and jobs. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect that of any agency or organization.

Motivated By Impact

Motivated By Impact

December 5, 2019

After starting a new partnership with Covenant House, John and Wes begin to chat with some of the staff about their experiences. In this episode, Laurie shares some front line experiences and what motivates her. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect that of any agency or organization.

Self-assessment, education, and acupuncture.

Self-assessment, education, and acupuncture.

September 9, 2019

Aya joins the MAP team to share some experiences working in the field. The group discusses the importance of self-assessment in one's work and being able to adjust. They also chat about their respective educational experiences and how to take important lessons from the classroom into the field. This podcast is brought to you by Mobile Arts Programming. The views and opinions in this podcast are solely those of the individual and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

Music With Map

Music With Map

August 19, 2019

Wes and John take a break from the road and check in with each other about their respective takeaways from the podcast so far. They also delve deeper into what their organization, Mobile Arts Programming (MAP), really does by exploring specific song examples. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

The music featured in this episode:

Untitled: Cristine

It's Our Time: Txaic, Heaven, Kinggsz, Priority, A-Man, J-Man, and a few anonymous artists

Rehabilitative Approach

Rehabilitative Approach

August 6, 2019

Wes and John meet up with Pearl Fernandez to discuss her experiences. Pearl has worn several social service hats over the years but has spent most of her time working in custody. They discuss the importance of a rehabilitative approach in the judicial system and much more. This podcast is brought to you by Mobile Arts Programming. The views and opinions expressed in this episode are solely those of the individuals and do not reflect that of any agency or organization. 

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