Talking Radical Radio

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!
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From bookstore to community organizing space and activist infrastructure

July 29, 2015
| Bonnie Heilman and Peter Garden talk about the growth of a new community organizing centre from a grassroots independent bookstore in Saskatoon.
Length: 28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)
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Not yet Canada's Syriza, but a small step in that direction

July 22, 2015
| Kyle Buott talks about a recent gathering in Halifax of anti-austerity and anti-capitalist organizations from across Canada.
Length: 28:42 minutes (26.29 MB)
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ACSEXE+: Talking disability and sexuality in Montreal

July 15, 2015
| Aimee Louw and Charli Lessard talk about a new project in Montreal that deals with questions of disability and sexuality.
Length: 28:39 minutes (26.24 MB)
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Saskatchewan: Racist policing, community mobilization

July 8, 2015
| Robyn Pitawanakwat and Andrew Loewen talk about the latest wave of (mostly Indigenous) community mobilization in Regina over longstanding concerns about policing.
Length: 28:27 minutes (26.06 MB)
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Physicians mobilizing in defense of health care for refugees

July 1, 2015
| Dr. Hasan Sheikh talks about the work by Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care attempting to reverse the cruel 2012 cuts to health care for refugees.
Length: 28:33 minutes (26.15 MB)
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Reconciling queerness and faith at the Human RITES Conference

June 24, 2015
| Kim Holmes-Younger and Pam Rocker talk about a Calgary conference that brought people from multiple faiths together to discuss LGBTQ experiences of religion.
Length: 28:43 minutes (26.3 MB)
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To defeat austerity, we need solidarity

June 17, 2015
| Kevin Skerrett talks about the Ottawa-based anti-austerity group Solidarity Against Austerity.
Length: 28:38 minutes (26.22 MB)
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Building Indigenous unity through the Wild Salmon Caravan

June 10, 2015
| Eddie Gardner and Dawn Morrison talk about the Wild Salmon Caravan, a journey from B.C.'s headwaters to the sea in defence of wild salmon, water and Indigenous sovereignty.
Length: 28:29 minutes (26.08 MB)
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Another politics: Movement-building in the 21st century

June 3, 2015
| Chris Dixon talks about his new book, which explores an emerging radical political current in North American social movements.
Length: 28:43 minutes (26.3 MB)
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Community and the environment vs. development in Bedford, N.S.

May 27, 2015
| Sandra Banfield and Mark Currie talk about the struggle by residents of Bedford, Nova Scotia, to save their community's natural waterfront from infilling and development.
Length: 28:35 minutes (26.18 MB)