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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Ideas on the move: Radical publishing and reading groups

April 22, 2015
| Bhaskar Sunkara and Eden Haythornthwaite talk about Jacobin magazine, reading groups, and the circulation of radical ideas.
Length: 28:24 minutes (26.01 MB)
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Pro-worker, anti-racist: The Asian Canadian Labour Alliance

April 15, 2015
| Anna Liu and Patricia Chong talk about fighting racism in the labour movement, building labour presence in Asian communities, and working for social justice for all.
Length: 28:22 minutes (25.98 MB)
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Seeking justice for Jermaine Carby, a Black man killed by Ontario police

April 8, 2015
| La Tanya Grant talks about the Justice for Jermaine Carby committee's work to get justice for her cousin, a Black man killed by police in Ontario last September.
Length: 28:28 minutes (26.07 MB)
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Grassroots community mobilization against the Canada Post cuts

April 1, 2015
| Wendy Goldsmith and David Heap talk about Londoners for Door to Door and the growing grassroots community momentum in London, Ont., against the cuts to Canada Post.
Length: 28:27 minutes (26.05 MB)
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Grassroots Dene people defending the land in northern Saskatchewan

March 25, 2015
| Don Montgrand and Candyce Paul talk about the Northern Dene Trappers Alliance, highway blockades, defending the land, and cultural resurgence.
Length: 28:16 minutes (25.89 MB)
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Transportation not Deportation: A migrant justice victory in Vancouver

March 18, 2015
| Daniel Tseghay and Daniel Wexel talk about a recent victory in a campaign to make public transit a space of safety rather than fear for undocumented migrants in Vancouver.
Length: 28:02 minutes (25.67 MB)
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The fight against fracking in the Far North

March 11, 2015
| Lorraine Hewlett, Shannon Moore, and Courtney Howard talk about Fracking Action North and the fight against hydraulic fracturing in the Northwest Territories.
Length: 28:06 minutes (25.73 MB)
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Austerity sparks student mobilization on a quiet Manitoba campus

March 4, 2015
| Kaitlyn Gibson and Ian McDonald talk about the new Student Action Network at the University of Manitoba, and its fight to stop major budget cuts.
Length: 28:10 minutes (25.8 MB)
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HandyDART Riders' Alliance: Vancouver's paratransit riders get organized

February 25, 2015
| Craig Langston and Tim Louis talk with me about the harsh impacts of declining paratransit service levels, and about organizing riders in response.
Length: 28:41 minutes (26.27 MB)
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UPop Montréal: A free, grassroots 'université populaire'

February 18, 2015
| Étienne Lepage talks with me about the work of UPop Montreal to create grassroots community spaces for learning, encounter, and critical dialogue.
Length: 28:43 minutes (26.29 MB)