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Newfound Voices

School of Arts and Social Science

Welcome to 'Newfound Voices,' a podcast series brought to you by Grenfell's Community Engagement Committee in the School of Arts and Social Sciences. We aim to strengthen the dialogue between our campus and the larger Corner Brook community.  Every month, a member of our committee will sit down with a faculty or community member for an in-depth interview. The conversation will focus on our interviewees’ projects and passions and their personal experience integrating into the Corner Brook community. Enjoy!

Podcast episode #4

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Podcast episode #3

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Podcast episode #2

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Relevant Links: 

  • Special Issue on Climate Change Knowledge Mobilization (Open Access): 
  • see the Hiser and Lynch article for a discussion of "cognitive resonance"
  • see the Richards and Long article for the account of the climate change education video game "Nimo's Butterflies"

Other Authors' works mentioned by Dr. Richards in this interview:

  • Article on framing and persuasion for the environment: (George Lakoff, 2010)
  • Book - "The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics" (Roger Pielke Jr, 2007)
  • Book - "Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies" (most recent edition, John Kingdon, 2010) -contains discussion of policy windows and policy entrepreneurs

Podcast episode #1

This episode features local artist Tangiene Martin-O’Hara and her partner Steve Sharpe, CHMR-FM, Memorial Campus radio host, interviewed by Dr. Stephanie McKenzie. The couple talks about everything from the geography and friendly people of Corner Brook to the need for more art studios and a new dog park. Their biographies follow below. 
All episodes can be found on Spotify


Tangiene Martin-O’Hara 
Tangiene grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and obsessively drew and painted folksy people and animals from her imagination. Discovering in university that it was too difficult to focus on painting just anything from her imagination, she began only painting and drawing from photographs. She graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Post-graduation work includes abstract and portrait drawing, social media experimentation, curating, photo documentation, soft crafts and dog humour. In 2020, she participated in a residency with Eastern Edge Gallery in St. John’s and received a new/emerging artist grant from ArtsNL. Her next ambition is to make larger scale paintings of wild and unusual animals in sublime Newfoundland landscapes. She currently resides in Corner Brook, NL with her handsome husband, cute puppy and sweet kitten. www.thmartinohara.com and @thmartinohara on Instagram. 
Steve Sharpe 
Steve Sharpe grew up in Eastern Newfoundland before moving to Vancouver in the late 1990s. After a great time of seeing all his favourite bands play and experiencing the 2010 Winter Olympics, Steve returned to Newfoundland with his wife, Tangiene. They currently live in Corner Brook where Steve works as a Multimedia Specialist at Memorial’s Grenfell Campus. Steve’s interests include producing a radio program (www.hulkcaesar.com) and photography (@goodmorningcornerbrook and @hulkcaesarsavage on Instagram). 


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