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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Podcast
Oct 6, 2020
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Social justice in the wake of the pandemic

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Susan Campbell and Angie Lynch talk about Just Recovery Ontario, a campaign pushing for a strengthened post-pandemic social safety net.
Podcast
Sep 29, 2020
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Direct action in defence of old-growth forest

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Carole Tootill and Joshua Wright talk about the Fairy Creek blockades, which are defending some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island from clear-cut logging.
Podcast
Sep 8, 2020
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Unionizing during the pandemic

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Christine Bro and Quentin Rowe-Codner talk about the Unions Are Essential campaign and about a recent successful organizing drive.
Podcast
Aug 25, 2020
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Literature, art and the remembrance of state violence

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Shahrzad Mojab talks about "Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow," a translation of a poem by Saeed Yousef that remembers the massacre of political prisoners in Iran in the 1980s.
Podcast
Aug 4, 2020
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Opposing Islamophobia in all of its intersections

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Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi talk about Rivers of Hope, a project that aims to use education to dismantle Islamophobia, racism and all related forms of oppression.
Podcast
Jul 21, 2020
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Anti-racism in Canada's TV and film industry

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Gillian Müller and Tony Tran talk about the work of BIPOC TV and Film to increase the representation of Black, Indigenous and people of colour in Canada's TV and film industry.
Podcast
Jul 14, 2020
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Farmers fighting climate change

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Organic vegetable farmer Brent Preston talks about the work of a new national coalition called Farmers for Climate Solutions.
Podcast
Jul 7, 2020
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Radical publishers take on the world

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Fazeela Jiwa of Fernwood Publishing and David Bush of Between the Lines talk about the new Radical Publishers Alliance.
Podcast
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.

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