Every second Friday 11:00am – noon, staring Oct. 23 and continuing until the end of March, the ‘Nelson at its Best’ program on Kootenay Co-op Radio (CJLY) will focus on current and emerging social issues.
The intention is to have conversation-driven, deep dives around social issues affecting us in Nelson and area: who we are, what is being done and what yet needs to be done to help make Nelson a healthy community for everyone. The program is not about the organization per se, but rather focuses on addressing the IDEA and the ASPIRATION of ‘Nelson being at its best’ and what it will take for us to get there.
We will delve into social issues, often very inter-connected, and hopefully exploring some different angles on the way, finding out what local people are thinking, discussing and doing, the best thoughts and actions happening around an issue, both here in Nelson and elsewhere. Besides exploring issues, we will try to unpack some structures and attitudes that have shaped where we find ourselves now and can help inform where we need to go.
You can find us at 93.5 FM in Nelson, 96.5 FM in Crawford Bay, 107.5 FM in New Denver, and 101.5 FM in Slocan and Castlegar.
Fri. Nov. 6 11:00am Human Response to the Opioid Crisis
Fri. Nov. 20 11:00am Food for Thought / Thought for Food
Fri. Dec. 4 11:00am Social Isolation: Has the Pandemic Awoken Us?
Fri. Dec. 18 11:00am Building an Inclusive and Non-discriminating Community
Fri. Jan. 8 11:00am Music and Poetry for a Better World
You can find the programs aired so far, and then each subsequent one, at:
Then scroll down to and click on: ‘Nelsonatitsbest’ ..then click on the date of the program that you want e.g. 06 NaiB Nov6 2020.mp3 will give the the ‘Opioid Crisis ‘ show from November 6