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Chris Hedges - Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire
09 Aug, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel Moby Dick represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much different? The U.S. with its obsessive drive for control of oil and...
Tariq Ali - Connections: 1968 & 2018
11 Jun, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Nineteen sixty-eight is often described as historic, a tumultuous year that changed the U.S. and the world. Recall the assassinations of Dr. King and Robert Kennedy, resistance to the wars in Indochina, the student strikes, the Tet offensive, the ghetto uprisings and the election of Richard Nixon. In France, the rebellion against the status quo was marked by the famous...
Jeremy Scahill – Journalism: Truth or Propaganda
30 Apr, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

"An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion," said Jefferson. And what happens to democracy when one of the major pillars of information, journalism is under attack from the highest office in the land? We live in an era where the president openly singles out journalists by name and denounces them. And when he’s at a rally he incites...
Miko Peled - An Israeli Dissident View
26 Apr, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Occupation has a corrosive and corrupting effect not just on the occupied but on the occupiers as well. The British learned this in Kenya as the French did in Algeria and maybe the U.S. did in Iraq. People don’t like to be occupied. Thus, severe measures are employed to keep them controlled. Israel is a case in point. Palestinians have...
On May 19, 2018. The French language parents association came to Parliament Hill
25 Apr, 2018 | 0:48:13 |
EN | Barry NCRA |

A recording of the Canadian Parents for French 2018 speeches held at the Breakfast hall at Parliament Hill, Canada. The "French Toast" was the 4th day of awareness around bilingual language education. For more information, visit
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
28 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

This episode features a single artist, the uniquely voiced Blossom Dearie. This gifted pianist and singer brought her joyous personality to every piece of music that she recorded. Blossom chirps her way through song excerpts from such highly regarded song-writing duos as George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, E.Y. (Yip) Harburg and Harold Arlen, Marty Clark and...
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
27 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

In this episode Steve focuses on a single instrument – the electric jazz guitar and samples some favourite contemporary electric jazz guitarists who have pushed the boundaries of modern jazz. Musical guests include Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Mike Stern, and Pat Martino.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
27 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

Steve gives us an overview of some contemporary jazz vocalists working in the music scene of today. We’ll hear a variety of musical examples from Roberta Gamberini, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Tierney Sutton, Esperanza Spalding and Kurt Elling.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
26 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

In this episode Steve shines some light on “The Art of the Trio.” The trio format remains one of the most popular in the jazz genre. He investigates the trio development as illustrated by such brilliant artists as Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, the Poll Winning Trio of Barney Kessel with Ray Brown and Shelley Manne, as well as...
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
26 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rock was king. This jazz- rock fusion style grew from jazz players’ interest in incorporating the intensity of rock and it’s electronic instruments into their jazz repertoire. We’ll hear several key figures in this movement including Miles Davis, Weather Report, Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
25 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

The focus of this episode is the American jazz musician Thelonious Monk. The work of this eccentric composer, pianist and bandleader is fundamental to the story of modern jazz. With his quirky playing style and unique sense of harmony and melody Monk’s music continues to inspire and challenge jazz artists. This episode looks at several well-known pieces delivered by such...
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
25 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

Episode six introduces several of the most influential singers in the development of jazz. Of the many important figures in the story of vocal jazz, Steve chooses examples from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Nat King Cole and “old blue eyes” Frank Sinatra.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
25 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

In this episode Steve talks about “Gypsy Jazz”. He discusses the influence of a style of jazz that began across the Atlantic Ocean, in France, in the 1930’s. There's the music of one of it’s main architects “The Quintette du Hot Club de France”, featuring gypsy guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt and French violinist Stephane Grappelli. We will also hear music...
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
24 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
FR | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

We are sticking close to home with “Canadian Jazz Legends” as we introduce some of the most influential Canadian jazz musicians of the post war era. Included in this episode is music from such important artists as Fraser MacPherson, Tommy Banks, Moe Koffman, Ed Bickert, and Rob McConnell.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
24 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

Steve examines the fusion of music from Latin America with North American jazz. We share music examples from such respected musicians as Machito, Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Stan Getz, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto as well as Paquito D’Rivera and Arturo Sandoval.
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
24 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

For our second episode Steve is focused on “The Swing Era.” This is usually defined as the period between 1935 to 1946, when Big Bands and swing dance halls made jazz the most popular style of music in North America. You’ll hear swinging music from the big bands of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, William ”Count” Basie and Duke...
Music enthusiast Steve Gedrose explores the world of jazz from its roots to the present day.
24 Mar, 2018 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Dieter Gade | Jazz Vignettes from the Hall

Steve delves into the origins of jazz in New Orleans, Louisiana, illustrated with music samples of The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the king of them all, Louis Armstrong.
Nomi Prins - The Inherently Unstable Economy
15 Mar, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

We hear a lot about bulls and bears and the magic of the stock market. The magic is shared by a few. The richest 10 percent own 84 percent of all shares of stock. Remember the days when Republicans prided themselves on being fiscally responsible? Well, they're long gone. The deficit and the debt are astronomical. The 2008 crash ushered...
Joe Allen - Vietnam
12 Mar, 2018 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

All imperial systems attempt to reinvent the past, engineer history to suit their needs. The United States is no different. Vietnam is a perfect example. A war of aggression was transformed into a "conflict." It was "tragic" and a "mistake." At the other end of the spectrum, the so-called liberal Washington Post called the war a "just cause." That's the...
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz - An Indigenous Peoples' History
26 Feb, 2018 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The history of the U.S. is one of settler colonialism. The state was established on the basis of white male supremacy, slavery, land theft and genocide. "From sea to shining sea" the Native nations were decimated and dispossessed. The survivors herded into concentration camps. It was God's will. The genocidal policy reached its peak under President Andrew Jackson. Its ruthlessness...
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