Irek Kusmierczyk
Irek Kusmierczyk
Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh
Sunny Side Up Podcasts
March 22, 2021
Welcome to our new video podcast series Sunny Side Up - an all-day breakfast of positivity featuring stories and people from Windsor-Tecumseh that brightens, enlightens, and yes sometimes challenges.

Episode #1 -  We talk battery electric vehicles with Dr. Narayan Kar of the University of Windsor about the road of opportunities for our region in terms of creating jobs and leading the nation in clean green innovation.
Watch Episode #1 - Sunny Side Up #01: Battery Electric Vehicles w/ Dr. Narayan Kar - YouTube
Episode #2 - This episode we speak with Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA) President Flavio Volpe about the first Made in Canada zero emission vehicle – Project Arrow – and the immense economic & job opportunities for Windsor-Tecumseh in clean, green technology.
Watch Episode #2 - Sunny Side Up #02: Project Arrow and Zero Emission Opportunities with APMA President Flavio Volpe - YouTube
Episode #3 - We speak with Irene Moore Davis, President of the Essex County Black Historical Research Society, about the rich Black history of Windsor-Essex, the significance of Black pioneers Mary & Henry Bibb as well as Parliament's unanimous vote to recognize August 1st as Emancipation Day with Irene Moore Davis.
Watch Episode # 3 - Sunny Side Up #03: speaking with Irene Moore Davis about our rich Black History in Windsor-Essex - YouTube

Episode #4 - This episode we speak to June Muir who is the CEO of the Unemployed Help Centre about a remarkable organization combining compassion & innovation that is providing supports to residents across a breadth of programs. Join us for a listen!

Watch Episode # 4 -  Sunny Side Up Episode 04: Talking with June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre - YouTube

Episode # 5 - This episode we speak with Barry Hickling who has been a resident at the Village of Aspen Lake long term care home for over five years and is serving on the board of the Ontario Association of Residents' Councils as the voice of LTC residents in our region. 

Watch Episode # 5 - Sunny Side Up #05: Senior Barry Hickling Shares his Pandemic Experience & Advocacy in Long Term Care - YouTube

Episode # 6 - This episode we speak with Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way Windsor-Essex about their trailblazing "cradle to career" focus on lifting children out of the cycle of poverty in our community.

Watch Episode # 6 - Sunny Side Up #06: Lifting Children Out of the Cycle of Poverty in our Community with Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way Windsor-Essex
Episode #7 - This episode we speak with Heather Grondin - Senior Vice President of Communications and Stakeholder Relations with the Windsor Detroit Bridge Authority - about progress on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, jobs and community benefits.
Watch Episode # 7: Sunny Side Up #07 - Talking Gordie Howe International Bridge with Heather Grondin 
Episode #8 - This episode we speak with Dr. Laverne Jacobs, founder of the Law, Disability and Social Change Project at Windsor Law. Professor Jacobs and her team recently published the first Annotated Accessible Canada Act, a unique Made-in-Windsor initiative that is empowering Canadians across Canada to leverage this pioneering piece of legislation to advance a barrier-free Canada. 
Watch Episode # 8: Sunny Side Up #08: National AccessAbility Week with Dr. Laverne Jacobs
Keep checking back for more episodes!
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