We hear a lot about the future of New York, of San Francisco, of England. Ever wondered what the NORTH would look like in 50 years? What would be happening, what kinds of trends here in the Yukon? What kinds of possibilities? Is it all going to be dark from climate change, or will we adapt as we go? I think it’s going to be a good Future if we can take better care of the Now.
Three years ago I created a five part series called “Yukon 2058” for the 50th anniversary of CBC. They wanted something that celebrated their first 50 years, so I offered them a look at the next 50 years. My theme was to eventually come back to why CBC is important, why local programming trumps National programming, why having a large staff in a small place like the Yukon is important. I tried weave my opinions about what is good about CBC, and what is bad about the trends happening to CBC, into a narrative. Yukon 2058 is the result. 5 parts. The narrative of a CBC reporter wondering what his future will be, trying to find where he belongs in a rapidly competitive market.
You can go to the Radio Series page and look under YUKON 2058.
*image is Joyce Majiski’s “Racing Uphill.” See more of her work on her website.