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Dr. Suzuki talks about his life, his regrets and what he's learned from decades of activism.
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A while back host Wayne MacPhail got to meet one of his heroes, Dr. David Suzuki. He had just published "Letters to my Grandchildren", a heartfelt retrospective of his life, learnings and legacy. Wayne got to sit down with him in the David Suzuki Foundation offices to chat about that life. And .. since the holidays are coming, a nod...
New Zealand's first woman in Parliament debunked the GDP
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the film Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics, Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed...
A visit to a B.C. greenhouse where citrus fruits thrive and one woman?s ingenuity has made eclectic
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:29:58 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about hydroponics, subtropical fruit in Canada and the stars in the winter sky. We begin with a journey to Salt Spring Island off the coast of British Columbia. There we find Jane Squier, who’s nurturing a citrus grove under glass (well, poly, really). She’s just wrapped up her career as a purveyor of butter...
Essential approaches to fast-encroaching drought
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In India, water is a women's issue and a woman's burden, but only concerted community action can ensure water for survival as groundwater and lakes dry up. WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan recorded two highly successful water activists, one rural and one urban. Their projects are large and replicable.
50% of local government seats are now for women
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2020, the world lost broadcaster and author Indu Ramesh to the Covid pandemic. Among her achievements were many outstanding programs for WINGS. From 2011, here's her coverage of village women in India embracing newly mandated roles in local government. Indu was then 74 years old.  Working with her is her daughter, Aparna Devagiri.
How a stamp entrepreneur launched a Canadian fish firm that delivers to your door.
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode is about how a Moroccan stamp entrepreneur became a fish magnate who is shipping fresh tuna right to your door. Plus, buffalo milk from a lone ranger near Stratford Ontario, as we learn about why buffalo milk makes 3 per cent from cows look like skim. Seafood Crate -- When Phil Behaim’s father, Marc first came to Canada...
What impact is climate change having on the wildfires of B.C.? And soup from compost and stone.
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A study published in Earth’s Future last year is clear: the fires that ravaged B.C. in 2017 were made terrifyingly worse by human-induced climate change. We made weather worse, whipping up winds, calling down lighting and causing the fires to burn up to 11 times more land than normal. And, things might get worse still. To understand what’s at stake,...
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Interview with Alan Woodland of B.E.S.T. - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
30 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:56 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Charlotte speaks with Alan Woodland, General Manager of B.E.S.T. - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, about age-friendly transportation, environmentally-friendly transportation, COVID-19 and more! #BIPOC # COVID-19
About blockades protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
29 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Carole Tootill and Joshua Wright are residents of British Columbia who are heavily involved in forest protection activism. Scott Neigh interviews them about the Fairy Creek blockades, which are protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island from clear-cut logging. Tootill grew up in B.C., and first got involved in environmental and forest protection issues as a...
Father and son team Mark and Ben Cullen tell us how to attract birds to your garden.
28 Sep, 2020 | 0:29:37 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

Mark and Ben Cullen, a father and son dynamic duo of gardening expertise, have been guiding home-based horticulture fans for years, decades and now, generations. This time out they team up to guide you to getting the best birds in your backyard this winter. Along the way, they shatter a couple of myths, crack jokes and diss cracked corn. And...
Controlling epidemics is a tricky business
21 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive: Laurie Garrett, speaking in San Francisco in 1995, about epidemics emerging around the world, with a focus on the Ebola epidemic and how it was controlled, plus the vectors for recurrence of other epidemics once believed to be controlled. Updated, 2020.
A handshake that launched a Canadian duck farm, and, a tour of Prince Edward County.
15 Sep, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1.) Patti Thompson is one of four sisters who run King Cole Ducks near Stouffville, Ontario. That farm has been running for almost 70 years over three generations. It was a bit of an oddball at first, ducks just weren’t as popular as beef and chicken in the fifties, but a few decades later, a wave of Chinese immigration washed...
Voices from Manitoba, Colombia, Brazil and east Himalayas on Hydro-power
04 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:32 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week’s Global Research News Hour features a variety of speakers from a conference on Hydro-impacted communities hosted by Wa Ni Ska Tan. They include speakers from three Manitoba communities, Senator Mary Jane McCallum, speakers from Columbia, Brazil, and feminist political ecologist Deepa Joshi.
McPherson on polar ice melt, aerosol masking effect and reticence of mainstream science
03 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:04 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

On this week’s Global Research News Hour we host a timely and incisive interview with Guy McPherson on the Near Term Extinction of the human species and all life on earth. Guy elaborates on the threat due to melting of polar ice, the aerosol masking effect, challenges of persisting off the grid, and the determination of the mainstream climate movement...
This episode is about mushrooms from the edge of Canada and beer from the heart of the nation.
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:01 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

First up, Stephanie Lipp co-founder of Gillis Naturals tells us about how she and her partner Leo have launched a mushroom farm in Bonavista Newfoundland. Yes, devoted listeners, that’s the same place the Newfoundland Salt Company calls home. Next, we learn about how Harrowsmith inspired craft brewing and the dozens of reasons Ottawa is the beer capital of Canada. Stephanie...
Part 2- Politics, Work, and Money
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

25 years ago, the United Nations held its 4th and so far its last World Conference on Women, in China. This is part 2 of a WINGS retrospective on that conference and the issues and politics that surround it.
The complicated history of museums, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the Acts of Resistance exhibit.
18 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:22 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

This is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that was originally broadcast in March 2020. Sharon Fortney is the Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at the Museum of Vancouver. Scott Neigh interviews her about the complicated colonial history of museums and about the Acts of Resistance exhibit. It features the massive banners designed by Indigenous artists...
An elegy to the rhythms of nature from a farmer and cello player finely tuned to that beat.
17 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode takes us down on the farms - first to a sheep farm near Perth where we learn about the capricious rhythms of Mother Nature from a farmer and cello instructor. Next, to Dr. Dolittle of a farm – Caberneigh Farms – jubilant with animals and abuzz with newly hived bees lost in their own dances and rhythms. All...
Chossudovsky on new nuclear threat, Greg Mitchell on warping the story in Japan
13 Aug, 2020 | 0:59:00 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This brand new edition of the Global Research News Hour commemorates the 75th anniversary of the one and only use of atomic weapons on the Japanese cites of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Our first interview, academic and scholar Michel Chossudovsky, uses the occasion to highlight how certain nuclear weapons are once again being contemplated for use in conventional warfare. In our...
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