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The Gun Violence Conversation: Cauldrick Woods, Amadeusz Toronto

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I sit down with Cauldrick Woods, a Peer Mentor at Amadeusz Toronto to discuss what drew him to a li…

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Christopher Balkaran

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Hi and welcome! I created the Strong and Free Podcast to be the place to explore interesting perspectives on the topics of our time. Through this exploration, I hope to provide a welcoming environment to all guests to feel that they can share their ideas and opinions without judgment. My hope is you will take something from each episode that can add to your own perspectives.

I'm always looking for feedback and ideas for topics and future guests. Feel free to connect with me anytime and let me know what you think!