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The Passionate Friar
Wednesday January 13th, 2016 with Phelonius Friar
On the shoulders of giants: Emma Watson, Shohini Ghose, and David Bowie

Emma Watson's feminist book club: The HeForShe organization, "A Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality" created by the United Nation's group UN Women: Obituary for Toronto's Jewel Kats, children's author, disability rights activist, and the inspiration for an Archie Comics character: An article about theoretical physicist Shohini Ghose: Short review of Dr. Fiorella Terenzi's 1991 album "Music from the Galaxies": David Bowie, live on the Johnny Carson show in 1980:
UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivers her moving remarks during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20, 2014.
Sewing Up Crap
Chumbawamba - Readymades
Shohini Ghose, theoretical physicist and professor at Wilfrid Laurier University talking about her passion for quantum mechanics and science in general at a talk she gave in Sudbury, Ontario in 2014.
Plasma Waves
Dr. Fiorella Terenzi - Music From The Galaxies
Life on Mars
David Bowie - Live on the Johnny Carson show (1980)
Ashes to Ashes
David Bowie - Live on the Johnny Carson show (1980)
Interactive CKCU
Red Sonya
Hey!!! @PassionateFriar on #Twitter!! Exciting!!! Have a great show! Will catch you on demand later!!! :)

9:53 AM, January 13th, 2016
Good morning all! Looking forward to today's show. So far's AWESOME! :D

10:11 AM, January 13th, 2016
Phelonius Friar (host)
Thank you Laksmi :)

10:12 AM, January 13th, 2016
Red Sonya
I snuck in for a listen at the beginning of the show and heard about the feminist book club, very cool! Emma Watson using her fame to further the HEforSHE project is admirable.

10:19 AM, January 13th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
Hi Phelonius, Working from home today--looking forward to the new format. I will take a look at the information about Jewel Katz too. From what you have just said, you are very aware of the requirements those of us who use screen reading/magnification software--this is very much appreciated.

10:26 AM, January 13th, 2016
Phelonius Friar (host)
I have been doing web development since the web was invented (literally) and have been careful to follow accessibility features in the web standards through their various incarnations. So much of HTML5 has been designed with accessibility in mind, but there are still elements, like the canvas, that are considered to be inaccessible and present an ongoing challenge. I find that much current web design, which seems to be based of the horrific design legacy of Windows 8, is pretty much unusable by anyone, of any ability. I shudder to think of anyone who has any sort of processing or sensory challenges having to deal with it. I know there are many web sites that are so overwhelming that I can't stand to look at them myself.

10:41 AM, January 13th, 2016
Shelley Ann Morris
Oh yeah! And don't get me going on CAPTCAS! Yes, bouncing banners, low contrasts and items on the RIGHT HAND margin are horrible--I read left-to-right and need high contrast....OK, enough ranting...enjoyed that last piece of spacey music.

10:51 AM, January 13th, 2016
that should be CAPTCHAS.

10:52 AM, January 13th, 2016
Loved the show today Friar! Really interesting and enjoyable. So far you're doing great with the new format. <3

10:53 AM, January 13th, 2016
Incredible show! Emma Watson's speech was equally powerful today as it was when I listened to it when it first aired. Love the new format. Yay for 'on demand'

12:23 PM, January 14th, 2016