UWinnipeg’s Michael Dudley Hits the Air Waves as a Featured Specialist on Urban Issues

Apr 13, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Every Thursday at noon on Streetz FM 104.7 in Winnipeg 

UWinnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies Senior Research Associate and Library Coordinator Michael Dudley goes on air every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 pm, as the featured specialist in urban issues on the local radio station Streetz FM 104.7 on the Urban Nation show with Rick Harp. 

Dudley will be discussing relevant and germane issues that pertain to urban issues and city living while utilizing the holdings of the Institute of Urban Studies library as a starting point. 

“Hip Hop music has always been very political, very oriented to expressing the urban experience and addressing the power, racial and economic imbalances in our cities,” explains Dudley. “We’re pleased that Streetz FM – Canada’s groundbreaking Aboriginal Hip Hop station – has chosen to work with the Institute of Urban Studies, as these are the very issues that have been the focus of IUS since it started in 1969.” 

With graduate degrees in both library science and city planning, Michael Dudley has been the Senior Research Associate and Library Coordinator with the Institute of Urban Studies since 2001. He teaches in the Environmental Studies program at the University of Winnipeg, is the Chair of the Editorial Board for Plan Canada Magazine (the official publication of the Canadian Institute of Planners), is a regular book reviewer for The Winnipeg Free Press, and blogs on urban planning issues for the Planetizen website at www.planetizen.com/blog/29

STREETZ 104-7 is reaching out to all youth in Winnipeg and listeners of any age who love Hip Hop music and a younger, fresher urban sound. Their goal is to grab the ears of a large segment of the listening public that is being ignored and under-served in this market.

UWinnipeg is consistently ranked in the Top-10 in the country on an annual basis by both Maclean’s Magazine and The Globe & Mail newspaper. The University of Winnipeg is a leader in academic excellence, Indigenous education, environmental studies, business, and theatre & the arts. Find out more by visiting http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uwinnipeg and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Winnipeg-youofwcom-Where-You-Matter-Most/40526795732 


Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.

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