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Periscope Enhances Midweek Coverage of Historic Day

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We’re always trying new things behind the scenes at Midweek. Today was no exception.

Periscope. It’s a live video broadcasting tool that’s been around for a few years but took a while to catch on. Now it’s on AppleTV and from the looks of things, it’s starting to take off.  Turns out it was the perfect platform for Midweek to enhance its coverage of this historic day.

Our reporters Jenn Ko and Amanda Gregorio were on the grounds at Rideau Hall this morning to cover the swearing in of our new Prime Minister and his cabinet. While doing live hits for our radio show, they also spent the morning broadcasting live video of our new PM with Periscope.

Since 1998 you’ve been able to hear us over the radio airwaves, but today we made waves online. One of our videos was shared over 50 times on Twitter. An impressive reach if we do say so ourselves.

Also, let’s be frank. If Trudeau can use Periscope – so can we. Come on people, keep up.

October 21, 2015

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What a great week!

This week’s show was hosted by Aidan Geary and Amanda Gregorio.

During this week’s show we heard from a young transgender Girl Guide, about the association’s new guidelines in place for welcoming transgendered members.

This week is Asexual Awareness week, but you may be asking yourself, what does it mean to be asexual anyway? We found out  on today’s show.

We also explored what it might mean if Marijuana is legalized in Canada if the new liberal government fulfills their promises.

Couldn’t listen live? No problem! Listen to the podcast here: