Out In The Open with Piya Chattopadhyay

Out in the Open is an adventurous and wide-ranging weekly show about the nitty-gritty of real life. Host Piya Chattopadhyay and her team look at how one timely topic is affecting regular people, and invite listeners to join in on the conversations we need to have ... out in the open.

  • 54:49
    From strident political divides, to protesting other people at rallies, to numerous stories of harassment and assault...it feels like hate is all around us today. This week, Piya speaks with haters and their targets, and asks: How do you cut through hate?
    Oct 20, 2018
  • 54:49
    From strident political divides, to protesting other people at rallies, to numerous stories of harassment and assault...it feels like hate is all around us today. This week, Piya speaks with haters and their targets, and asks: How do you cut through hate?
    Oct 20, 2018
  • 54:48
    It was one year ago this month that the hashtag #MeToo took off, motivating victims of sexual harassment and assault to go public about their experiences. This week, Piya speaks with people about how it has, or has not, changed their own lives.
    Oct 13, 2018
  • 14:48
    Deborah Copaken was sexually assaulted when she was in college, 30 years ago. Catalyzed by this year of #MeToo, especially the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, Deborah wrote a letter to her perpetrator about it. 30 minutes after that... he called her, apologised, and took ownership of his actions. She tells Piya how profoundly that phone call affected her life and her view of #MeToo.
    Oct 12, 2018
  • 13:34
    Elizabeth Broadbent is the mother of three young sons. Keegan Albaugh is the father of a two-year-old daughter, with another girl on the way. They talk about the unique concerns the #MeToo movement provoked for them, and how it's changed their respective approaches to parenting their children.
    Oct 12, 2018
  • 10:45
    In the months after the #MeToo movement began to grow, while serving at a restaurant in California, Nikkie Para says she and her coworkers were being subject to verbal and physical harassment. So, she tried to gather and take legal action... and then, she was fired. Nikkie tells Piya that while awareness of misconduct may have grown, #MeToo is leaving her feeling hopeless.
    Oct 12, 2018
  • 14:03
    The Montreal actress describes how life on set has changed after going public with her allegations of harassment by Harvey Weinstein, and in the wake of the wider #MeToo movement.
    Oct 12, 2018
  • 54:36
    North Americans were shocked when they discovered thousands of kids were divided from their families as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy earlier this year. This week, Piya delves into different ways parent-child separation happens in the name of immigration enforcement here in Canada, with people who have directly experienced it.
    Oct 6, 2018
  • 17:46
    Cristina Acuram came to Canada in 2007 as a caregiver to support her four children back in the Philippines. She's still waiting to hear whether her family can join her in Canada.
    Oct 4, 2018
  • 18:32
    Olukunle Adetunji was deported to Nigeria in 2014 and came back to Canada two years later, only to be found out and detained. After his release, he says all he wants is to be with his family.
    Oct 4, 2018
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