NCRA Program Exchange - Main Page RSS of the most recent programs EN-ca Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:26:14 EDT Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT NCRA Program Exchange (Magnus Thyvold) (Magnus Thyvold) EarthMatters - 39 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:29:22 || Speaking (Environmental) Truth to Power || 2015 to 2019, Dr. Dianne Saxe was the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), an office that has since been abolished. She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). During her term, she improved the effectiveness of the Environmental Bill of Rights, increased public understanding of the urgency of climate change, and issued highly praised reports on a wide range of environmental, energy and climate topics. Cheeze Pleeze # 791 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:29:48 || Mambo with Mickey and Country Cats, moog with bad Beatles covers..... || ...and malfunction with the van....oh dear! it's our show just never know! Deep Threes for 8/21/19 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:57:57 || Music beyond boundaries for a digital world! || Music from Hodge, RighteousGIRLS and Charlie Clouser are featured in this week's eclectic set... Rebroadcast: Cindy Blackstock’s long fight for the rights of First Nations children 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:28:20 || Cindy Blackstock talks about the work of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada. || The following is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that was originally broadcast in January 2019. Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation, a social worker, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, and the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also the most visible face of the long-term effort to get the Canadian government to end the ongoing injustice in its treatment of First Nations children. Scott Neigh interviews her about the pervasive underfunding of public services on reserves today, its connection to the legacy of residential schools, and the many years of work by the Caring Society for the rights of First Nations children. One of the many ways that settler colonialism has always happened is through attacking Indigenous children. Historically in Canada, this happened most visibly through the residential school system. Residential schools are now a thing of the past, and indeed organizing by survivors of the schools and their communities and allies has done important work to push for justice on that issue. But today’s guest argues that the Canadian state continues to actively and knowingly inflict injustice on Indigenous children – the form has changed, but the harm persists. For most people, most of the social and health services and much of the basic infrastructure that we depend on are funded by our provincial government. In First Nations reserve communities, however, social and health services and basic infrastructure are funded by the federal government. And that funding is consistently much lower than what provinces provide for everyone else, which means that First Nations people have less access to the supports that all of us need. Blackstock had already seen plenty of evidence of the harmful impacts of this disaprity during her years working for a provincial child welfare organization, but it was only when she changed jobs that it really hit home. She moved to another child welfare organization right across the street, except this one was not provincial but rather was the child welfare organization for the Squamish Nation. In this federally funded organization, she was far less able to access the resources she needed to try to support families and keep them together. In 1998, she and others organized a meeting of First Nations agencies involved in child welfare from across Canada, and it was out of the process that began in that meeting that the Caring Society was eventually founded. Initially, the organization worked to develop a clearer picture of the pervasive underfunding of public services on reserves, and ended up working with the federal government to document it and to develop a funding formula that would have helped to address it. The government chose not to act on the problem. This led to the 2007 decision by the Caring Society, along with the Assembly of First Nations, to launch a human rights complaint that argued that the underfunding of child welfare services on reserves was racial discrimination against at least 165,000 First Nations children and their families. The Canadian government fought this case in every way they could. They immediately cut core funding to the Caring Society, and all funding not long after. They argued on legal technicalities to have it dismissed, never successfully, but such that the actual hearings were not able to begin until 2013. They put Blackstock under surveillance, seeking anything they could use to try and derail the case – a move that both the federal privacy commissioner and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal later condemned. In 2016, the tribunal ruled in favour of the complaint, and found the unequal funding of child welfare to be racially discriminatory. They also found the government’s failure to implement Jordan’s Principle – which requires that the government prioritize providing access to public services for First Nations children over jurisdictional wrangling – was also discriminatory. And even so, the federal government has delayed and objected and refused to act every step of the way. The Caring Society has had to return multiple times to the tribunal to get detailed compliance orders to get the government to actually implement the requirements of the original ruling. Though this has, slowly, resulted in improvements, they have had to return to the tribunal yet again in early 2019. As they continue to wage this specific fight, the Caring Society’s longer term vision includes promoting what they call the Spirit Bear Plan – a sort of 21st century Marshal Plan that would commit Canada to a path of rectifying the underfunding of all public services on reserves once and for all – and calling on all Canadians to act in a range of ways that will make a difference. Blackstock sees the current situation as connected to the residential school era in multiple ways. For one thing, not only are public services underfunded on reserves, but they are underfunded on reserves in the context of need actually being higher on reserves precisely because of the intergenerational trauma caused by things that the Canadian state itself has done to Indigenous people, including residential schools. For another, the kinds of impacts are analagous – both residential schools and the disproportionate apprehension of First Nations children by child welfare authorities have inflicted traumas related to dislocation from family, community, culture, language, and land. And finally, in both instances – and Blackstock points to well-documented events in the early 20th century in the case of residential schools – the Canadian state has been repeatedly and thoroughly warned that it was doing harm, and told what it needed to do to reduce that harm, and it has routinely refused to do those things, except when forced to do so. Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. We give you the chance to hear many different people that are facing many different struggles talk about what they do, why they do it, and how they do it, in the belief that such listening is a crucial step in strengthening all of our efforts to change the world. To learn more about the show, visit its website here: You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or email scottneigh[at] to join our weekly email update list. Talking Radical Radio is brought to you by Scott Neigh, a writer, media producer, and activist based in Hamilton (formerly Sudbury), Ontario, and the author of two books ( examining Canadian history through the stories of activists. FOR WEEKS OF SEPT 15 & 22 - From Danger to Dignity, Parts 1&2 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:57:27 || Winning abortion rights in the USA - a history || WINGS #22- and #23-19 comprise a two-part radio documentary adapted from the film From Danger To Dignity: The Fight for Safe Abortion, directed and narrated by Dorothy Fadiman. Back Porch Bluegrass Show 21 Aug, 2019 || 0:58:00 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 20 August 2019 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 20 August 2019 - broadcast on Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand FOR WEEK OF SEPT 8 - WINGS #21-19 Politics as Unusual 20 Aug, 2019 || 0:28:49 || UN, EU, Guatemala Parliament - women bring new issues to the table || Bringing new issues to the political table is a lot of work. Three stories about progress made: (1) On June 21, 2019, the UN's International Labour Organization passed a Convention Against Violence in the World of Work; (2) The very first legislation under the European Pillar of Social Rights: on June 13 2019, a Work-Life Balance Directive was adopted by the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council; (3) LGBTI issues discussed for the first time in the Guatemalan Parliament. Retrospect 60s Garage Punk Show episode 377 20 Aug, 2019 || 0:54:50 || 60s global garage rock || 60s garage and proto-punk from USA, UK, NZ, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Chile, Greece and Papua New Guinea! Latin Waves Interviews Author Dr Robert Jensen 20 Aug, 2019 || 0:27:53 || Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully || Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another. Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world. 926 - Amplified Radio Network 20 Aug, 2019 || 1:56:00 || 50% CANCON-Underground House and Tech House. || The Amplified Radio Network brings you the best in deep house and tech house from around the world. Each 58 min show (part 1 & 2) is 50% CanCon and can be played individually or together in a 2 hr block with room for PSA's. IF YOU HAVE DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS ON THIS SITE THEN PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE SHOW DIRECTLY FROM OUR SITE: CONTACT: The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope - Show 131: 3rd Test in Extended Active Listening -08/19/2019 20 Aug, 2019 || 1:57:26 || Looking inward and beyond at progressive, fusion and alternative genres, near and far... || Full Show Title: A Third Test in Extended Active Listening . 2-Hour music radio program | live broadcast . Audible Observations (Playlist): OddsFiche: 'My Train of Thought Derailed (incl. Kay)' - Single (2018; self-released on Bandcamp) ce qui nous traverse: 'Flanc de Falaise' from Volume/Incident (2019) Witchxhat: 'This Vapid and Hollow Form' - Single (2019; self-released on Bandcamp) Tsula Tsula La: 'La première moitié ...' from Shamanitoba (2019; via Everyday Ago) Sandro Perri: 'In Another Life' from In Another Life (2018) Sandro Perri: 'Soft Landing' from Soft Landing (2019; to-be released on September 6th via Constellation Records) Balmoral Blues EP76 20 Aug, 2019 || 0:55:44 || Weekly blues radio show produced in the Shuswap, British Columbia || Celebrating the August 2019 Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival by featuring some of the many performers, including, Al Lerman, Sue Foley, Jack Semple, Ruthie Foster, Dawn Pemberton, The Hamiltones, John Wort Hannam, Birds of Chicago, The Lynnes, Jack de Keyzer, Jenie Thai, Brent Parkin, and Valdy. Howard Zinn - Second Thoughts on the First Amendment 19 Aug, 2019 || 0:57:00 || Howard Zinn - Second Thoughts on the First Amendment || “Congress shall make no law…abridging freedom of speech.” There it is. Plain and simple. The First Amendment to the Constitution. But since 9/11 that amendment has been under sustained attack. Whistleblowers John Kiriakou, Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning, Edward Snowden, and others are hounded, threatened and imprisoned by the U.S. government. A fascinating and compelling account of past and present efforts to secure and expand political and social rights for workers, women and African-Americans. A classic Zinn from our archives. Episode 125: Pride and Politics 18 Aug, 2019 || 0:58:42 || Luke and Sebastien discuss the new LGBT funding and the news of Ottawa Mayor Watson coming out. || In this week's show Luke and Sebastien discuss the raft of new funding from the federal government for LGBT organizations, and discuss what the impact may be, and the possible motivations behind the timing. In addition they discuss the news of the Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson coming out. Walkuman Style #238 18 Aug, 2019 || 0:59:41 || RIP DJ Kaos 1200 || (1.) Relentless - Funky DL ft. Klashnekoff (2.) All Real - Beneficence ft. A.G. and DJ Kaos 1200 (3.) So Think Again - El Da Sensei (4.) I Don't Do It Anymore - Moka Only (5.) Nocturnal - The Residents (Muneshine & Saint) (6.) The Soulution - Epidemic & Tantu (7.) Art Of Scratch - The Artifacts (DJ Kaos 1200) (8.) HitYaWitDat - Lootpack (9.) The Giver - Late Bloomers (10.) Stephansplatz.Wienerwald - Fellowsoph ft. Chapter One (11.) Listen - Es (12.) Origami - MC White Owl ft. Smooth B amd DJ 20 Dolla Julio (13.) The World Is Ours - Mac The Rebel (of PXR) (14.) The Ultimate (Showbiz remix) - The Artifacts (15.) Peace - Rel McCoy ft. Eternia (16.) This One - Eno x Dirty (17.) Serenity - Ricky Got Beats Modern Jazz Today - Episode 185 18 Aug, 2019 || 4:38:42 || Today's Modern Jazz Improvisors, Creators and Tastemakers || Modern Jazz Today is a radio show that focuses on today’s jazz improvisers and creators, cutting their teeth and cutting the edge of sound. We are proud to present Modern Jazz Today as an avenue for discovering a new generation of jazz musicians, composers, improvisers and arrangers. The Second Coming of Joan of Arc - a 3-part radio drama 17 Aug, 2019 || 1:26:26 || Shows for broadcast weeks of Aug 18, 25, and Sept. 1, 2019 || Joan of Arc led an army to victory at seventeen. At eighteen, she arranged the coronation of a king. At nineteen, she went up against the entire Catholic church… and lost. n The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, Joan returns to share her story with contemporary women. She tells her experiences with the highest levels of church, state, and military, and unmasks the brutal misogyny behind male institutions. Indie Beat featuring Young Howler 16 Aug, 2019 || 0:56:32 || 28 min feature of Young Howler plus 28 min of Western Canadian indie music mix || Twenty eight minute feature (includes interview and songs) of Young Howler plus tracks by Provinces, Dead Levee, Wooden Horsemen, Astrocolour, Tough Lovers, Leisure Club, Digging Roots, and The Rainy Day Apparel. NewFound Records - Ep. 528 - 1979 Part 2 16 Aug, 2019 || 0:55:00 || Vinyl records by Newfoundland & Labrador's pioneer recording artists. || We start the show with memories of an American who was one of the first artists to record Newfoundland folk songs... Ed McCurdy. He passed away on Mar. 23, 2000. Tune in and hear McCurdy, who is best known for penning Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream, sing a song written by Newfoundland’s Art Scammel. Then on to the conclusion of our two part series featuring NL vinyl records that are celebrating their 40th birthday this year! On the platter... Debbie Dwyer, Dick Gardiner, Eddie Eastman, Emile Benoit, The Round Midnight Band, Pat Sulley, Tickle Harbour, and more. (encore - originally aired March 23, 2013) Handi-Link 16 Aug, 2019 || 0:29:30 || Pulmonary hypertension, Little People of Ontario, eating disorders || This program focuses on disability issues. Host Cam Wells will explore all sides of this comparing and contrasting with able bodied life.