NCRA Program Exchange - Main Page RSS of the most recent programs EN-ca Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:16:05 PDT Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT NCRA Program Exchange (Magnus Thyvold) (Magnus Thyvold) Cheeze Pleeze # 660 22 Feb, 2017 || 0:29:46 || We'll "sing along with mitch" as it's been awhile since we have.... || Cartoon icons Rocky and Bullwinkle made a cast album and we'll play some of it, while a veteran comic sorta sings a sad song. It's an unusual roller coaster of cheezified emotions this week. Anti-fascist organizing in Ontario and beyond 22 Feb, 2017 || 0:28:17 || The past, present, & future of militant, street-level anti-fascist organizing in Ontario and beyond. || On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Walter Tull, a long-time militant anti-fascist who is currently based in Toronto. Tull speaks about the wave of anti-fascist activity that peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, about his current involvement in Antifa International and the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, and about the need in our current moment for reinvigorated militant anti-fascism on the streets. Even just two years ago, it would've been hard to imagine that, in 2017, discussion of mainstream domestic politics in North America would have to include significant attention to fascism, white nationalism, and other variants of the far right. Yet you-know-who won the presidential election in the United States, and he, the inner circle he has brought with him to the White House, and a number of his most notorious supporters -- who have in turn been boosted by his win to unprecedented mainstream visilibity -- make such discussion tragically inescapable. Of course even when liberal democracy has been at its most robust and most liberal, there has never been an absence of massive systemic violence of various sorts directed against all manner of people designated in one way another as <em>Other</em> -- from deportations to drone attacks, from austerity to racist police violence, from colonial land theft to growing wealth inequality, from rampant misogyny to a neverending parade of violent Western interventions in countries of the Global South. Still, the presence at the pinnacle of the most powerful state in the world of the kinds of figures that dominate this administration is taking us into new and uncharted territory. Events are moving very fast, and predicting consequences even in the near term remains difficult and fraught. One thing, however, is certain: This new moment is sure to embolden street-level fascist and extreme racist organizations. Indeed, we have already begun to see it, both south of the border and here in Canada. And history proves that when such organizations are numerous and bold, and when they are able to occupy public space at will, they directly threaten the safety of people of colour, immigrants, refugees, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and more. Such violence has never gone unopposed, however. While liberal anti-fascists often attempt to appeal to reason and to the authorities, there is also a long tradition -- in Canada as elsewhere -- of militant street-level anti-fascism that relies not on police but on mobilizing people willing to engage in confrontational action to deny fascists and extreme racists access to public space. The last wave of militant anti-fascism began in the 1980s, when groups like Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice (or SHARP) and the Anti-Racist Action Network (or ARA) mobilized in militant, street-level ways in cities across the continent. Toronto and Montreal had two of the most well developed ARA chapters, and they existed in many other Canadian cities as well. In the early 2000s, after the wave of street-level fascist activity to which this anti-fascism was responding was beaten back, ARA faded away. But many of the militants who were active back then are still around, and both they and a major influx of younger radicals are not hesitating today. According to today's guest, they are actively getting organized, and they have no intention of ceding even an inch of public space to fascists. Walter Tull has been active in anti-fascist organizing for close to two and a half decades. Starting in the 1990s, he was involved in both SHARP and ARA in a number of cities. Currently, he lives in Toronto, and in recent years has been part of Antifa International, which is an online initiative that uses Tumblr and Facebook to circulate and translate news of anti-fascist organzing from around the world, and part of the International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund, a multi-national effort that raises money to defend and support anti-fascists who need material assistance. Tull talks with me about the earlier era of anti-fascist organizing in Canada, about the organizations in which he is currently involved, about the basics of militant anti-fascist politics, and about the kinds of responses we need in the face of the resurgent far right in our current, very dangerous, moment. You can learn about Antifa International here: You can learn about the International Anti-Fascist Defence fund here: and you can donate to the fund here: 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. Black youth opposing gentrification and empowering community 22 Feb, 2017 || 0:27:50 || Three youth talk about Halifax's North End Community Action Committee. || On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Kyturea Jones, Payton Ashe, and Donntayia Jones. They are members of the North End Community Action Committee, a Black youth-led community group in Halifax’s North End that came together around concerns about the gentrification of their neighbourhood and that has become involved in a wide range of issues focused on empowering both Black youth and the communities they live in. Not a lot of people outside of Nova Scotia know the story of Africville, but they should. Africville was a historic African-Nova Scotian community in Halifax, on the Bedford Basin. It was a poor yet resilient place, dense with ties of kinship and community. Its residents, for the most part, owned their homes, paid their taxes, and went about their lives. But over the course of the first half of the 20th century, those in charge of urban planning in Halifax sited increasing numbers of noxious land uses — things like a dump and various industrial uses — right next to Africville, with no consideration for the input or well-being of residents. Then in the late 1960s, these same powers-that-be decided that Africville was no longer a healthy place to live, and they evicted the entire community — and in that process, thereby made the land available for other uses, by other people. This episode of Talking Radical Radio is not about Africville. Rather, it is about Halifax’s North End — a neighbourhood in which quite a few of those evicted from Africville ended up living. As long ago as 2008, a visiting scholar specializing in urban issues warned that what had happened to Africville could well happen to Uniacke Square, a major public housing complex in the neighbourhood, and to the North End community more broadly. Jim Silver was quoted as saying, “So far as I know, there’s not a plan afoot … But there are broad social forces at work that will bring about the same end.” Move forward to just the last couple of years: A few Black youth from the North End were in a meeting with the local regional councillor. From her, they learned that in fact there was a plan — or, if not quite yet a finished plan, at least a process that was well underway to develop a plan that would lay out an approach to development and re-development in a section of the city that includes the North End. For the most part, residents had no idea this was happening. This was in the context of these youth already seeing signs of gentrification in their neighbourhood. Gentrification is a process in which urban space is re-made in ways that threaten to push out existing residents so that other people can make money — a sort of creeping 21st-century version of the same logic that destroyed Africville. So far, the most visible signs in the North End have been the opening of new businesses. The youth stress that they have no objection to new businesses in principle. The problem is, in contrast to the older, established businesses in the North End, many of the new ones are clearly not intended to cater to existing residents, particularly those with lower incomes. In fact, many seem to be run by people who don’t know the community, who don’t seem to want to know the community, and who often regard community residents — particularly Black residents — with suspicion and unwelcome. Given all of this, these youth knew that it was important to make sure that community voices got heard as the city developed what it was calling the “Centre Plan,” so they formed the North End Community Action Committee — “a community based, youth-led initiative with goals aimed towards assuring the voices and concerns of Black youth, marginalized communities, and North-End residents get addressed. With the overall objective of empowering black youth to better the communities they live in.” In the last year, the group has mobilized residents to get their voices heard in the planning process, in the hopes of heading off the dangers of gentrification (with all of its echoes of Africville). They’ve also contributed to community improvement efforts, like a street painting project. They’ve begun to get involved in work to make the city’s schools more responsive to the needs of Black youth. And they are in the process of setting up their own mentorship program. Jones, Ashe, and Jones speak with me about Halifax’s North End and about the work of the North End Community Action Committee. To learn more about the North End Community Action Committee, check out the group’s website (, or find it on Facebook or Twitter. 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. 796 - Showcase Modern Agenda with Amber Long 21 Feb, 2017 || 0:58:03 || 796 - Showcase Modern Agenda with Amber Long || 01. Gavin Rochford - Strawberry (Original Mix) 02. Jelly for the Babies - Grey Matter (Original Mix) 03. Ian Dillon & Jonny Burg - Refraction (Original Mix) 04. Alejandro Manso - My Vision (Original Mix) 05. Steve Sai - Fluids (Original Mix) 06. Tommy Gunners - Stigma (Original Mix) 07. Robert R Hardy &. Amber Long - Fade in my Dreams (Michael A Remix) [CanCon] 08. Swann Decamme, Mark Howells - Beyond (Original Mix) 09. Robert Mason ft. Yvonne Jarsch - Fractura (Original Mix) [CanCon] 10. Phase Difference - Asudden (Original Mix) 796 - Classics with Barry Rooke 21 Feb, 2017 || 0:57:14 || 796 - Classics with Barry Rooke || 01. Portishead - Roads (Sultan And Tonedepth Remix) [CanCon] 02. James Holden - Nothing (Returning 93 Mix) 03. IIO - At The End (Scumfrog Mix) 04. Lange Feat. Sarah Howells - Out Of The Sky (Glenn Morrison Mix) [CanCon] 05. The Scarab - Vagabond (8 Wonders Mix) [CanCon] 06. Fire & Ice - Souvenir De Chine (Original) 07. Above & Beyond - Sun In Your Eyes (Mark Sherry's 'Argentinian Sun' Unofficial Remix) 08. Solarstone Vs. Scott Bond - 3rd Earth (Max Graham Remix) [CanCon] 09. Tim Penner - The Guardian (Original Mix) [CanCon] Retrospect 60s Garage Punk Show episode 254 21 Feb, 2017 || 0:53:48 || 60s garage rock garage punk protopunk freakbeat || We focus on 60s garage from Sweden with tracks from T-Boones, The Cherry Stones, Zettlers and more Modern Jazz Today - Episode 56 21 Feb, 2017 || 2:48:53 || 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 Mixed Tape - February 21, 2017 21 Feb, 2017 || 0:59:21 || S13E06: Weekly all-Canadian community radio music potpourri || Brian Cleveland plays a selection of new Canadian music. This week's episode features tracks from Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, Ginger Ale & The Monowhales, L Con, Phern, No Museums, Shhh, and more. Health First February 20, 2017 21 Feb, 2017 || 0:49:49 || Heartburn | Three Dimensions of Emotion || Michael Eric Dyson - White Privilege 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:57:00 || Michael Eric Dyson - White Privilege || White privilege. What’s that? Some people have choices and advantages simply because of the color of their skin. Many whites are unaware of it or if they are are quick to say, Hey, I’m cool and beyond that. Yeah, right. Peggy McIntosh, a noted women’s studies scholar in her classic essay “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack” wrote: “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group. I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets that I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was “meant” to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools and blank checks.” Punk In Drublic Feb.20.2017 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:53:37 || Hour Long Punk Music Program || Cory Weeds Quartet live at the nexus ft Harold Maburn 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:53 || Vancouver Jazz impressario performs with a Jazz legend || Season Four Retrospective Edition 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:54 || Looking Back at New Year || Where our host plays some highlights of the previous season of "Live" The Sandy Cameron Quartet 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:54 || Sandy's Back with Standards and Christmas Tunes!! || ...including some great musicianship and fearless arrangements :) Shuswap's Men's Chorus Christmas: Caroling Cowboys 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:45 || Christmas Concert by local Men's Chorus || "Cowboy Chrorale" music along with traditional Christmas fare Mike Field Quintet 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:54 || Globe trotting trumpet/vocalist/songwriter starts world tour || Interview with Mike Field The Basic Needs 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:54 || Local power Trio blending rock, jazz, and originals || What do some jazz players do when they've come off the road after backing a rock vocalist? This stripped down and sometimes edgy sound is the answer... The Johhny Summers Trio 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:54 || classic sound from a traditional jazz trio || Classic crooning reminiscent of Harry Connick Jr or Maichel Buble The Parker Abbott Trio 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:53 || An offering of Ambient and Textural music. || This trio creates ambient, cinematic, and textural soundscapes that are inspiring. Tricontinental Live at the Salmar Classic Part 2 20 Feb, 2017 || 0:55:34 || On tour in preparation to record a new album || Episode Two featuring their eclectic blend of world beat, blues, and folk traditions