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Joyce Fossella and Val Joseph talk about the work of the Warriors Against Violence Society.
14 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

[Last week, Talking Radical Radio host and producer Scott Neigh moved house. This meant that when the editing labour would have been required to produce an episode of the show for this week, he was busy packing and then unpacking boxes. For this week, please enjoy this episode of Talking Radical Radio that was originally broadcast and posted in the...
Ralph Jean-Paul and Travis Ross talk about the Canada-Haiti Information Project.
07 Aug, 2018 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Ralph Jean-Paul of Winnipeg and Travis Ross of Montreal are two of the core members of the Canada-Haiti Information Project, originally founded almost a decade and a half ago as the Canada-Haiti Action Network. Scott Neigh interviews them about events in Haiti, about Canada's complicity in injustice there, and about the past and present of action in Canada in solidarity...
About Beyond Crisis, a documentary film that calls us to action on climate change.
31 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:08 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kai Reimer-Watts is a filmmaker and a community activist based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first feature-length documentary is Beyond Crisis, "a meditative call to action that explores what it means to be living in this new era of climate change, as told by over fifty diverse voices from across Canada, the U.S. and beyond." Scott Neigh interviews him about climate...
Long-time peace activists Dave Gehl and Ed Lehman talk about the work of the Regina Peace Council.
24 Jul, 2018 | 0:27:58 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Dave Gehl and Ed Lehman are members of the Regina Peace Council. Over their decades of involvement in issues of war and peace, they have seen the peace movement grow and shrink multiple times. They believe that the world needs a large and vigorous peace movement now more than ever, and they are doing what they can in Saskatchewan to...
Poet El Jones talks about the fight for prisoner justice in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
17 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

El Jones is a poet, educator, and organizer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is the city's former poet laureate. She is deeply involved in working for justice for prisoners through a combined prisoner-led radio show and community organization called Black Power Hour. Scott Neigh interviews her about the fight against the injustices of policing and prisons, and about the...
Three organizers talk about the upcoming Poor Persons Walk in British Columbia.
10 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Kym Hines, Hugh Lampkin, and Cynthia Travers are social justice activists who have lived experience of homelessness. Hines is an anti-poverty activist involved in a number of groups in Victoria, British Columbia. Lampkin is the vice-president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (or VANDU), which does work related to social justice, drug policy, and harm reduction. Travers has...
Bonnie Brayton talks about the work of the DisAbled Women's Network Canada.
03 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:02 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Bonnie Brayton is the executive of the DisAbled Women's Netowrk (or DAWN) Canada, the country's only national advocacy organization focused on the needs and rights of women with disabilities. Scott Neigh interviews her about the issues that disabled women and girls face and about DAWN Canada's work. Back in 1985, bureaucrats in the federal government dealing with issues related to...
Street nurse Cathy Crowe speaks about her long history of involvement and about facing Doug Ford.
26 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:15 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for more than three decades. She has not only delivered community-based primary health care to homeless and poor people over that time, but has also been involved in a wide range of activism, organizing, and advocacy around homelessness, poverty, and housing. Scott Neigh interviews her about that long history of involvement,...
About educational work that pushes organizations to be more open to trans and gender-diverse people.
19 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:08 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Behc Jax-Lynx and Cara Tierney both work with a small organization called Building through Education and Community Knowledge (B.E.C.K.), which uses educational approaches to push organizations in rural and suburban Ontario to do better when it comes to equity for transgender and gender-diverse people. Scott Neigh interviews them about the barriers that trans and gender-diverse people face, about their work,...
About a new anthology, Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents
12 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook are the editors of a new book called Spawning Generations: Rants and Reflections on Growing Up with LGBTQ+ Parents, published by Demeter Press. Scott Neigh interviews them about the importance of queerspawn (i.e. people with LGBTQ+ parents) having the space to tell their own stories, about the book, and about its launch on June 18...
David McDonald talks about the upcoming Future is Public conference.
05 Jun, 2018 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

David McDonald is a professor of Global Development Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario whose work over the years has focused on issues related to public services and privatization, mostly in contexts in the Global South and in Europe. Scott Neigh interviews him about his role as a co-organizer of The Future is Public, a conference happening in Montreal...
An interview about workplace racism, precarious work, and the struggles of Black cleaning workers.
29 May, 2018 | 0:27:51 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Taylor MacLean is a cleaning worker who lives in Halifax. Darius Mirshahi is an organizer with SEIU Local 2 in the same city, in particular with their Justice for Janitors campaign. Scott Neigh interviews them about anti-Black racism in the workplace, about precarious work, about an injustice faced by MacLean and a number of other Black cleaning workers, and about...
Wendy Goldsmith and Ron Rousseau talk about the Canada Boat to Gaza.
22 May, 2018 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Wendy Goldsmith is a social worker who lives in London, Ontario. Ron Rousseau is a postal worker in the Yukon, as well as the president of his local of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Vice President for Indigenous peoples of the Canadian Labour Congress. Both of them are involved in the Canada Boat to Gaza and in...
Mohammad Ali, the Socialist Vocalist, talks about his music, his activism, and movements & the arts.
15 May, 2018 | 0:28:08 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Mohammad Ali, the Socialist Vocalist, is a hip hop artist based in Toronto known for his sharp political lyrics and for his deep commitment to struggles for social justice. Scott Neigh interviews him about his music, about his involvement in activism and organizing, and about the ways that social movements in Canada need to do a better job at engaging...
Design for the margins: New tools for online privacy, security, and anonymity
08 May, 2018 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Erinn Atwater and Dan Ballard are two of the three founding members of the Open Privacy Research Society, an innovative new not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver that is devoted to developing new tools for online security, privacy, and anonymity using an approach that centres the needs of people who are marginalized in a variety of ways. Scott Neigh interviews them...
Shazma Abdulla and Vijay Kolinjivadi talk about the work of Montreal-based collective Garam Masala.
01 May, 2018 | 0:28:09 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Shazma Abdulla and Vijay Kolinjivadi are members of Garam Masala Montreal, a collective of South Asian people holding a range of progressive, left, and radical politics. Scott Neigh interviews them about the group and about the grassroots political work that they are doing in Montreal, particularly in the context of that city's South Asian communities. The original group that Vijay...
Sandi Mowat, president of the Manitoba Nurses Union, talks about mobilizing against healthcare cuts.
24 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sandi Mowat has been a registered nurse for thirty-five years, and she is the president of the Manitoba Nurses Union (MNU). The current government in the province is committed to transforming the delivery of healthcare, but the experiences of MNU members show that the changes to the system so far have not been good for patients, have not been good...
Prescott Demas talks about the Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp.
17 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Prescott Demas is a Dakota man, originally from Chanupa Wakpa and currently living in Regina. He was one of a number of Indigenous people and allies who, in the wake of the acquittals of Gerald Stanley and Raymond Cormier in February, set up the Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp in a park across from the Saskatchewan legislature. Scott Neigh...
Lucas LaRochelle talks about the Queering the Map project.
10 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Lucas LaRochelle is a designer based in Montreal and the initiator of Queering the Map, an online project that is attempting to explore what queer space means and what queering space can look like. Scott Neigh interviews them about the site, about the recent instance of it being hacked by a Trump supporter, and about the radical queer vision that...
Hear about The Lighthouse Project from four of the people who work for it.
03 Apr, 2018 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sheila Murray, Beatrice Ekoko, Lidia Ferreira, and Michelle Sullivan all work in some capacity with an initiative called the Lighthouse Project, a pilot that aims to develop new approaches for building resilience in a number of Ontario communities in the face of the growing spectrum of threats presented by climate change. Scott Neigh interviews them about those threats, about what...
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