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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Jun 30, 2020
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'Jail never saved me. And jail never saves anyone'

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Souheil Benslimane talks about the work of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project to support prisoners and to work against the injustices of policing and prisons.
Podcast
Jun 2, 2020
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Unions and online technology from the 1980s to COVID-19

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Long-time trade unionist Derek Blackadder talks about the labour movement's use of new technologies over the decades and how that relates to today's pandemic-inspired push to move everything online.
Podcast
Apr 28, 2020
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Migrant agricultural workers demanding dignity

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Hector Balderos Campos and Natalia Sudeyko talk about the work of the Dignidad Migrante Society, an organization which supports migrant agricultural workers in Canada.
Podcast
Apr 14, 2020
Smoke stacks from the Vale Copper Cliff nickel refinery in Sudbury, Ontario. Image: Tony Webster/Wikimedia

How to protect your community from the mining industry

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Joan Kuyek talks about her decades of involvement in struggles related to mining and about her book, "Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry."
Podcast
Mar 24, 2020
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Exploring Indigenous Trans Mountain pipeline-inspired art

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Sharon Fortney talks about the complicated history of museums and about the Acts of Resistance exhibit, which showcases art from an Indigenous action against the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Podcast
Mar 10, 2020
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Hip hop and social justice in Montreal

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Vishan Charamis and Maud Nevoret talk about a Montreal-based project called the Rap Battles for Social Justice.
Podcast
Feb 25, 2020
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Public transit advocacy in Ottawa

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Kari Glynes Elliott talks about the work of the Ottawa Transit Riders to push for more reliable, affordable and accessible public transit in Ottawa.
Podcast
Feb 11, 2020
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Climate change -- a priority issue for CUPW

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Dave Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers talks about how his union is responding to the climate crisis, and about December's UN climate conference in Madrid.
Podcast
Jan 21, 2020
Image: Used with permission of the ad hoc Montreal group organizing in solidarity with the protests in India against the NRC and CAA.

Indian diaspora responds to wave of protests in India

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Baj Mukhopadhyay, Mehak Sawhney and Aadita Chaudhury talk about Canadian organizing in solidarity with protests in India against the National Register of Citizens and the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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