#4 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Change is Gonna Come

(01:51 - 09:28) Charlotte Scott reports back from Word on the Street, a huge national literary festival, where rabble rousers sat in on an outdoor talk with Judy Rebick, Varda Burstyn , Susan Swan , and Giller Prize nominee Camilla Gibb . Listen in as they chat about activism in literature in Toronto's Queen's Park.

(09:28 - 12:07) Our U.S. correspondent, rabble columnist Keith Gottschalk has been the eye on the storm in the last month. He'll bring us a few choice words about the network storm studs who feign hardship and heartbreak in prime time.

(12:07 - 17:00) Christa Couture's quirky folk reminds us of Ani DiFranco mixed with Jewel and Tori Amos. We feature two tracks from 'Fell from Oz' her new album scheduled to be released later this month. Check out her website at http://www.christacouture.com for more info, music and photos of this west coast musician.

(17:00 - 18:58) Antiquated sailor suit school uniforms be damned, Japanese schoolgirls are wired in in a way that western technilovers can only dream about. Wayne MacPhail knows all about it, and he's here to reveal how Japanese schoolgirls make and break new technology.

(18:59 - 23:54) Guelph's Jen Moore is back with another episode of Homebrew. This time, we eavesdrop on Equadorian radio and learn about the harsh reality of human migration.

(23:58 - 27:10) Ever since the rerelease of David Cronenberg's film The Fly, DVDiva Cathi Bond has been feeling certain affinity with entomologists. She's searched out a swarm other movies that you might get a buzz from watching.

(27:12 - 28:42) Some people do good in the world, but that doesn't mean they do right by their coworkers. Auntie.com proffers a solution with a bit of social justice of her own. You know, auntie isn't against name-calling herself, when it's for a good cause. Ask auntie.com a question in print at http://www.rabble.ca/auntie_com.shtml

(28:47 - 29:49) CBC's bound to be looking for some new ideas when this darn 'labour disruption' is finally over and done with. Wayne's got a few suggestions.

(29:49 - 32:28) Prize Queen has a few gifties to give away to a few lucky contestants. This week's question is all about hockey, so put your thinking caps on.

(33:22 - 37:15) Christa Couture started her musical journey at the age of six, after a battle with cancer. Since then, she's traveled to London, England to play many a pub before making her way back to Vancouver and cutting a hauntingly beautiful record. Check it out at christacouture.com


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