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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Feb 11, 2020
People at climate march in Madrid, December 6, 2019. Image: Malopez 21/Wikimedia

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.
Podcast
Dec 23, 2019
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Conscientious objection to military taxation

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Doug Hewitt-White, Murray Lumley and Scott Albrecht talk about the work of Conscience Canada to establish a right to conscientious objection to military taxation.
Podcast
Dec 17, 2019
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Defending public health care in Alberta

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Public health care is threatened in all provinces, and especially in Alberta. Sandra Azocar talks about the work of Friends of Medicare to defend public health care in Alberta.
Podcast
Dec 3, 2019
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Nurses and the push for harm reduction

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Using drugs safely -- Bryce Koch is a registered nurse in Winnipeg and he talks about the work of the Harm Reduction Nurses Association and Project Safe Audience.
Podcast
Oct 8, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Green Jobs Oshawa.

Oshawa stands up for workers, communities and the climate

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Rebecca Keetch and Tiffany Balducci talk about Green Jobs Oshawa and the fight to get their city's soon-closing automobile assembly plant taken into public hands and re-tooled for green production.
Podcast
Sep 17, 2019
Image: Wikimedia - The "Hunger March" in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, December 1932, McDermid Studio

Histories of struggle by workers in Alberta

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Alvin Finkel talks about the grassroots historical work of the Alberta Labour History Institute and about his new book, "Compassion: A Global History of Social Policy."
Podcast
Sep 10, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Wa Ni Sak Tan: an alliance of hydro-impacted communities.

Challenging the harms of hydroelectricity projects

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Hydro isn't as sustainable an energy source as it might look. Ramona Neckoway and Stephane McLachlan talk about the work of Wa Ni Ska Tan: An alliance of hydro-impacted Indigenous communities.
Podcast
Sep 3, 2019
Image: Used with permission of Tiffany Joseph.

Revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures

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W̱SÁNEĆ and Sḵx̱wu7mesh woman Tiffany Joseph talks to Scott Neigh about her peoples' history, her work revitalizing her language and culture, and restoring the land.

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