YXH Stories Podcast

YXH Stories: A Library of Local Voices

Sharing stories from on and off the page in Medicine Hat, Alberta (#yxh) - the place that Rudyard Kipling quoted as having "the only trap door in this part of the country that seems to have All for a basement."


One Book One Summer - Medicine Hat

Help us choose the book that should become our One Book One Summer pick! Listen as five MHPL staff members champion the books that they believe EVERY Hatter should read. 

Update: The votes are in! You chose A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness to be our One Book One Summer read! 


Women In Leadership - Ramona Robins

This is the third and final episode in our three-part series focusing on Women In Leadership. Councillor Ramona Robins tells us how she juggles all her responsibilities as an Associate Chief Prosecutor, a City Council member, and a single mother of twins. She also sheds some light on the City's latest development: The Waterfront District. 

Women In Leadership - Alison Van Dyke

This is the second episode in a three-part series focusing on Women In Leadership. Councillor Alison Van Dyke talks to us about her new role in municipal politics, her passion for food security with her role at the Community Food Connections Association, a new permanent seed exchange at the Library that she spearheaded, and a little bit about her interest in Energy.

Women In Leadership - Mayor Linnsie Clark

This is the first episode in a three-part series focusing on Women In Leadership. Medicine Hat Mayor, Linnsie Clark talks to us about her new role, her leadership style, and some of the goals of this council. 

Stan Sakamoto's Story

In our first episode of the YXH Stories podcast, Shalla Shaharyar and Nicole Nemo from Unisphere interview Stan Sakamoto about his family history and his experience living in Medicine Hat. Stan is the father of Mark Sakamoto, award-winning author of 'Forgiveness: A Gift From My Grandparents.' 

Note: We apologize for the sound on this first episode. It was recorded outdoors due to COVID-19 precautions.