Talking Radical Radio

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Talking Radical Radio

Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. Each week, we hear from an active participant in one of this country's many grassroots groups, organizations, movements, and communities-in-struggle to learn about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. Learn more at http://TalkingRadical.ca/radio/!

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Sep 17, 2019
Image: Wikimedia - The "Hunger March" in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, December 1932, McDermid Studio

Histories of struggle by workers in Alberta

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Alvin Finkel talks about the grassroots historical work of the Alberta Labour History Institute and about his new book, "Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy."
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Sep 10, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Wa Ni Sak Tan: an alliance of hydro-impacted communities.

Challenging the harms of hydroelectricity projects

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Hydro isn't as sustainable an energy source as it might look. Ramona Neckoway and Stephane McLachlan talk about the work of Wa Ni Ska Tan: An alliance of hydro-impacted Indigenous communities.
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Sep 3, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Tiffany Joseph.

Revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures

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W̱SÁNEĆ and Sḵx̱wu7mesh woman Tiffany Joseph talks to Scott Neigh about her peoples' history, her work revitalizing her language and culture, and restoring the land.
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Jul 2, 2019
The youth climate strike in Canada. Image: Used with permission of Sustainabiliteens Vancouver.

The youth climate strike movement in Canada

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Emma Lim and Rebecca Hamilton talk about Climate Strike Canada and the local and national organizing that is building the youth climate strike movement.
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Jun 18, 2019

A gathering of radical health workers

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Alas Mata, Baj Mukhopadhyay, and Bilal Mamdani talk about the Liberation Health Convergence, which brought radical health workers together in Toronto for five days in May.
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Jun 11, 2019
Image: Photo by Alexander B. Kim. Used with permission.

Speaking out against Canada's drug war

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Activist, journalist and drug user Garth Mullins talks about the drug war in Canada, drug user organizing and the new Crackdown podcast.
Podcast
May 28, 2019
Feminist art in a digital age

Feminist art in a digital age

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Hana Shafi, aka Frizz Kid, talks about her art, her poetry, and her feminist politics.
Podcast
May 21, 2019
Defending campus radio in Ontario. Image: Alan Levine/Flickr

Defending campus radio in Ontario

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Jacky Tuinstra Harrison and Barry Rooke talk about #DefendCampusRadio, a campaign responding to changes by Ontario's Conservative government that put the funding of campus radio stations at risk.
Podcast
Apr 15, 2019
Supporting refugees in a small Quebec border town

Supporting refugees in a small Quebec border town

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Frances Ravensbergen talks about the migrant justice group Bridges Not Borders, based in a small Quebec town near an irregular border crossing commonly used by refugees entering Canada from the U.S.
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Apr 9, 2019
Building the skills of social movement organizers

Building the skills of social movement organizers

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Peter Gibbs talks about Organize BC, an group devoted to building the capacities of people fighting for social and environmental justice in western Canada.

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