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Alternatives to incarcerating women
08 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women's prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. She advised the money from prisons go to improving conditions for women and children and needed care, and said the goal...
Between Patriarchy and Biology, What Can You Do?
04 Mar, 2018 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Playwright Carolyn Gage performing one of her Sermons for a Lesbian Tent Revival. This one has great relevance for non-lesbians as well. She titles it "The Real L-Words" and first discusses the poverty of our words to distinguish among many forms of love and lists alternative words. Then she talks about the brain chemistry at work when we "fall in...
The opioid crisis impacts thousands of lives across rural Canada - Pt. II
09 Feb, 2018 | 1:04:02 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

The opioid crisis impacts hundreds of thousands of lives across North America and rural areas are increasingly at risk. To investigate the impacts of opioids in rural contexts, we’re presenting a special two-episode edition of Rural Routes, featuring stories from both individuals and institutions with experience on the frontlines of the rural opioid crisis. These difficult and sometimes inspiring stories...
We share personal stories of addiction and community responses to opioid crisis in rural Canada.
26 Jan, 2018 | 1:09:56 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

The opioid crisis impacts hundreds of thousands of lives across North America and rural areas are increasingly at risk. To investigate the impacts of opioids in rural contexts, we’re presenting a special two-episode edition of Rural Routes, featuring stories from both individuals and institutions with experience on the frontlines of the rural opioid crisis. These difficult and sometimes inspiring stories...
Special Guest: Rob
05 Dec, 2017 | 1:02:31 |
EN | The Community Living Show | The Community Living Show

Michael Speaks to Rob from his addiction and his recovery.
A civil courts approach
04 Dec, 2017 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In a 1993 address to a law conference, attorney Catharine Mackinnon stated that aggressive and violent porn harm not only the subjects abused to make it but also porn consumers, who experience "primitive conditioning" and "unconscious mental intrusion and physical manipulation" to objectify women and sex. A model ordinance she co-wrote would have allowed porn victims to sue for damages,...
Our uteruses, our rules
02 Oct, 2017 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

US-based nurse practitioner and midwife Mary Lou Singleton discusses how women can gain power over their reproductive health and decision-making despite living in late-stage patriarchy. She says liberals and conservatives both have their own slant on controlling women's bodies and limiting their choices
Cannabis & Teens | Bayer Monsanto
06 Dec, 2016 | 0:51:43 |
EN | Boomer Radio | Health First

Judgment strikes down certain drug-related mandatory minimum sentences from Harper years
22 Apr, 2016 | 0:15:03 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio

This case challenged a section of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, which creates a mandatory minimum one year jail term for drug possession in certain situations. West Coast LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund), a non-profit organization “working to make Canada an equal place for all women,” intervened in this case to argue that Charter challenges to mandatory...
Derek Book left 20 years of "substantial crisis" to get educated, work with others
05 Feb, 2016 | 0:12:17 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio

Derek Book is a consultant living in Victoria, British Columbia. While Derek spent the first twenty years of his life “in substantial crisis,” he went on to become university-educated, and has been working in the field of social work for over twelve years as a case planner, needle exchange worker, homeless count coordinator, and shelter coordinator. He is the author...
A Richmond, B.C. collaborative approach to support has helped 120 families
03 Nov, 2015 | 0:19:00 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio

In 2008, families in Richmond, B.C. with either parents with a mental illness or with loved ones with mental illness, were asked what they felt would make a difference to parenting and family wellness. Over 50 parents provided feedback which was used to develop a three-year plan for supporting families living with mental illness and/or addictions. Read more here: http://www.vancouverislandmentalhealthsociety.org/?p=12722
actress Jodelle Ferland, neuroscientist Marc Lewis. Music: Sheepdogs
10 Aug, 2015 | 0:57:25 |
EN | Dan McPeake | Endeavours

Jodelle Ferland is an actress who has appeared in such films as Tideland and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Her new TV Series is "Dark Matter", which caused her to go to Comic-Con for the first time in July. It airs Friday nights on Space Marc Lewis is a neuroscientist and author whose book is "The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction...
The Velvet Studio talks with some experts on whether Chemsex of Party and Play has hit the gay scene
20 Jul, 2015 | 1:58:00 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | The Velvet Studio

The Velvet Studio is joined by Joel of the AIDs Committee of Ottawa, and Nor of YSB to discuss is Chemsex, or Party and Play has been seen in Canada. Warning: This episode discusses drug use, and the risk management approaches to drug use within a gay sex enviroment. The word fucking is used to describe in plain language sex...
Interviews with Frontenac Mental Health staff in Kingston, Ontario
05 Mar, 2015 | 0:30:46 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

Interviews with Frontenac Mental Health staff in Kingston, Ontario eplore linkages between mental health, addiction, and homelessness in our city. Produced by programmers at CFRC 101.9fm.
High School students create a radio drama exploring issues of poverty and homelessness in Abbotsford
05 Mar, 2015 | 0:44:25 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

High School students create a radio drama exploring issues of poverty and homelessness in Abbotsford. After performing the play they shared their performance with community members in hopes of catalyzing conversation about the housing crisis and related issues.
An exploration of Homelessness in Winnipeg
05 Mar, 2015 | 0:27:44 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

Owing to its cold winters and lack of affordable housing options, Winnipeg can be an especially difficult place to be homeless. A team of contributors from CKUW engaged a researcher, an outreach worker, and a number of street-level individuals to try to discern some of the unique characteristics of homelessness in Winnipeg, and break through conventional stereotypes of the crisis.
A Homelessness Marathon edition of Pete's Street Beat
05 Mar, 2015 | 0:24:43 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

A Homelessness Marathon edition of Pete's Street Beat
Interviews with youth exploring homelessness & services available
02 Mar, 2015 | 0:59:11 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

Live open mic to kick-off the 2015 Homelessness Marathon
02 Mar, 2015 | 1:37:50 |
EN | CFRC Radio | 2015 Homelessness Marathon

CFRC 101.9fm kicked off the 2015 Homelessness Marathon with a live open mic at Martha's Table, a charitable organization that provides low cost nutritious meals to those in need in Kingston, Ontario. Tune in for discussion of poverty, addiction, mental health and homelessness, plus a performance by the Martha's Table music group.
Organizers Zoë Dodd and Peter Leslie talk about the Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Union.
07 Jan, 2015 | 0:28:20 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, I speak with Zoë Dodd and Peter Leslie, who are harm reduction workers and active members of the world's first union specifically for such workers: the Toronto Harm Reduction Workers Union. "Harm reduction" is an approach to responding to addiction that focuses on meeting people where they are at in terms of...
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