Episode 143: Covering terrain: Nishiyuu, Fukushima, and feminism

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First we turn to a journey -  the journey of Nishiyuu.  Aboriginal youth recently trekked over 1,500 kilometers on foot through extreme conditions to promote solidarity and action around the issues facing indigenous peoples. We hear words from Isaac Kawapit also known as the “The White Wizard” and an interview by Lorraine Chisholm from RedEye Radio with Matthew Mukash.


So, are you a feminist? What does that even mean? Artist, activist, and educator Kim Crosby says there are many different feminisms. With International Women’s Day on March 8th Riaz Sayani –Mulji met with Kim Crosby to talk about feminism, organizing and more.  Here’s part of their conversation


For this story we turn to Halifax. In the 1960’s the municipal government, against the wishes of residents,  razed the historic Black settlement of Africville.  Now once again there is a struggle over space and community. This time the fight is over what could be a community centre. Talking Radical Radio’s Scott Neigh [Ni] spoke with Rev. Rhonda Britton of Cornwallis Street Baptist Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia about the struggle to preserve the closed St. Patrick's-Alexandra school building as a community space.


We have just passed the two year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster. Chie Matsumoto is an anti-nuclear and labour activist in Japan who gave an updated on the situation to Asian Pacific Current’s Jiselle Hanna. 


Finally Bob Wiseman is the man that wrote and peformed our theme song. He also has a new album out and we get to share with you a great song called "The Reform Party at Burning Man."  





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