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May 2016

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Living with Trumbo Under the Blacklist

Margot Pepper

If any movie deserved an Oscar on February 28, it is "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston as best actor. The film is about James Dalton Trumbo (December 9, 1905—September 10, 1976) the screenwriter who broke the Hollywood Blacklist. When I first saw the trailer directed by Jay Roach, I broke down in convulsive sobs I worried neighbors would hear. See, I lived with the Trumbo's for a year in the Hollywood Hills and the eight year-old inside me didn't expect him to reappear as though for a hug, his thick mustache yellowing like the pages of a cherished book, sporting a khaki mechanic jump suit with "Trumbo" embroidered on the pocket.

Education and Social Development

Mireille Coral, Jeff Noonan

In a 2013 discussion paper describing Ontario's "Differentiation Policy" for the post secondary education system, the authors note that a key goal of the policy is to foster social and economic development, serving the needs of the economy and labour market, and promoting a culture of entrepreneurship. This may include, but is not limited to, the impacts of institutions' commercialization, innovation, and applied research activity on social and economic development.

Essex County could be the model for veterans' healing

John Tomlinson

One of the most interesting experiments in the United States with veterans, especially those suffering from PTSD, is a program to introduce them to rural living, and farming.

Significant Themes come out of MayWorks Windsor Festival programming

Susan Gold Smith

MayWorks Windsor 2016 celebrates art, labour and community with its 7th Annual Festival. This year artists and workers have come forward again with their creative energy. Stories to the Streets will be a month long opportunity for DIY posters to poster the town with stories! Look for them all during May. They may pop up in your neighbourhood. Or you could be inspired to post.