MADE IN CANADA: EP. 3 Peace Collective

Only when you live abroad, do you realize how great Toronto is. While I was away for a few years, the first wave of sweatshirts from Peace Collective with the “Toronto VS Everybody” slogan kept popping up on all my feeds and my friend’s bodies. I had to get one. (Okay, I have two!) We…

MADE IN CANADA: EP 2. Carousel Bakery

I’ve always loved browsing the St. Lawrence Market–the ice wine jelly in the lower level is a great gift to grab on your way out! In this episode, I wanted to find a place inside the market that screamed Toronto. And the “Carousel Bakery” is just the place with their iconic peameal bacon sandwiches. PRODUCER:…

Open Access – Kenya

Happy New Year everyone. Sending warm wishes from Taipei. Below is a video I edited recently for EIFL on Open Access in Kenya. “Open access is a powerful solution to the barriers that researchers in developing and transition countries face trying to access and share critical research that can improve people’s lives.”

VIDEO: Cobble Hill Debates Co-Location of School

Originally published on NYCityLens.com. Camera: Amy Chyan and Kristen Holmes Editing: Amy Chyan Script: Amy Chyan and Kristen Holmes Sixty-two percent of charter schools share buildings with public schools. This process is called co-location and continues to create tension throughout the city. Amy Chyan takes us to the city’s first co-location hearing of the year…

VIDEO: A Brooklyn Painter Opens Up His Studio

Originally published on NYCityLens.com. Camera: Amy Chyan Editing: Amy Chyan Script: Kristen Holmes Every year hundreds of artists move to New York City to try to make it in the industry. In Brooklyn, one painter puts an authentic style and hardened attitude into the mix. Kristen Holmes reports.