NCRA Program Exchange - Main Page RSS of the most recent programs EN-ca Thu, 21 Feb 2019 07:25:16 EDT Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT NCRA Program Exchange (Magnus Thyvold) (Magnus Thyvold) Cheeze Pleeze # 765 20 Feb, 2019 || 0:29:54 || Hey Good Buddy, we profile the rubber duck of the CB 70s Craze...CW McCall... || ..Uncle Mort stops by, and a blues brother "raps" in a 80s movie you might find in walmart's $5 movie bin...which may be too good for it! Deep Threes for 2/20/19 20 Feb, 2019 || 0:57:57 || Music beyond boundaries for a digital world! || Oleg Xaler, Brian Eno and Hior Chronik join us in our search for an oasis of listening pleasure... Indie Beat featuring Bombargo 20 Feb, 2019 || 0:56:31 || 28 min feature of Bombargo plus 28 min of Western Canadian indie music mix || 28 minute feature (interview and songs) of Bombargo, a funky indie band from Saskatchewan, who've been featured in Billboard, People & Exclaim, have had a single hit number one on Spotify's Indie Allstar Playlist and have had over a million streams on Spotify, plus tracks by The Velveteins, Clay Ravens, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Big Little Lions, Close Talker, Leisure Club, Chersea and Too Soon Monsoon! Old Parlour Radio 526, February 24, 2019 20 Feb, 2019 || 0:59:00 || "A Tale of Two Cities" | "The Deserted Island" || WINGS #47-18 Forest Genius 20 Feb, 2019 || 0:28:40 || FOR WEEK OF MARCH 11 2019 Lisa Curran and forest collapse in Borneo || Lisa Curran was professor of tropical ecology and director of the Tropical Resources Institute at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies when she won a 5-year "Genius Grant." Part of her genius was in studying forests intensely on the ground and also from satellites; part was in developing women scientists for a field dominated by men. The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope - Show 106: And You Thought We Were Normal - 18/02/2019 19 Feb, 2019 || 1:58:08 || Looking inward and beyond at progressive, fusion and alternative genres, near and far... || Nicholas Solo Hosted Show | 2-Hour music radio program | live broadcast . Cheer-Accident: 'Done' from Fades (2018) Pink Floyd: "Fearless" from Meddle (1971) That Joe Payne: 'Music For A While' from What Is The World Coming To (EP) (2018; self-released) Dog Drive Mantis: 'Drop In' from How Did We Get Here? (2018) SICK BOSS: 'After You (B-side)' - Single (2019; on Drip Audio) Mark Wylie: 'Trust' from Moments (2019; self-released on Bandcamp) Clara Engel: 'Into Singing Flames' from A Shore Far From Any Prison (EP) (2018; self-released on Bandcamp) Comedy For Airports: '1/1: In Air' - '2/1: On Land' from Ambient 1: Comedy For Airports (2019; self-released on Bandcamp) Haley Heynderickx: 'Ride A Pack Of Bees (Live on KEXP)' on YouTube (2017) Ned Flangers: 'Ned Flangers' from Ned Flangers - demo (2017) Sages: 'The Great Fullness' from HTFI (2018) Kitzl: 'GSF' - Single (2019; self-released on Bandcamp) Low Kites: 'Together' - Single (2018; self-released on Bandcamp) WINGS #46-18 Nanotechnology and Health - 28_49 19 Feb, 2019 || 0:28:48 || FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 4, 2019 || Nanoparticles are so small that they slip through normal regulatory loopholes; they are already in the receipts we handle, our food packaging, clothing, and cosmetics. Little is yet known about their effects, but they can behave in strange and likely dangerous ways. Feitshans calls for international harmonization of regulation and for the public to inform itself about what is in our midst. Retrospect 60s Garage Punk Show episode 351 19 Feb, 2019 || 0:53:58 || 60s global garage || Some classics this week from BLUES MAGOOS, SHADOWS OF KNIGHT, ELECTRIC PRUNES, CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND and Kiwi bands THE BLUESTARS and THE LIBRETTOS WINGS #45-18 Two-Spirited Women 1994 19 Feb, 2019 || 0:28:49 || FOR RELEASE WEEK OF FEB 25 2019 || Two-spirited (lesbian) women came out to members of the Indigenous Women's Network at their 1994 Conference on Sustainable Communities, held at White Earth in the USA. They talked about prejudice and acceptance, leadership, AIDS, and tradition. Conference co-organizer, (the late) Marsha Gomez, gave an interview afterwards to Lisa Hayes. 900 - Amplified Radio Network 19 Feb, 2019 || 1:56:00 || Underground electronic music mixed and curated by Seán Savage. || Mixed and curated by Seán Savage, The Amplified Radio Network brings you the best in electronica, trip hop, deep house and techno 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 are interested in airing the show please let me know so I can add you to our social media. If you have download problems here please visit our portal url John Clarke's decades of militant anti-poverty organizing in Ontario 19 Feb, 2019 || 0:27:53 || John Clarke talks about his decades as an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty. || John Clarke was an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) from its founding in 1990 until his retirement in late January 2019. Though he intends to remain a very active member of the group, this still marks a significant transition for one of Ontario's most visible militant grassroots organizations. Scott Neigh interviews Clarke about his long history of radical grassroots involvement, particularly with OCAP, and about the challenges that movements in Ontario face today. Clarke got his start in grassroots politics in the UK in the early 1970s, initially as a student and then as a worker and trade unionist. When he immigrated to Canada in 1980, he got a job at the Westinghouse plant in London, Ontario, where he became active in the union. He was laid off during the recession of the early 1980s but got involved in organizing unemployed workers, initially as part of a committee within his local, but eventually in a separate city-wide organization called the London Union of Unemployed Workers. In 1989, that organization participated with many other anti-poverty, community, and labour organizations from across Ontario in organizing a three-pronged anti-poverty march that started from Windsor, Sudbury, and Ottawa and converged on Toronto. The march won significant concessions from the Liberal government of the day and laid the basis for what would become OCAP the next year. Plans to make OCAP a true province-wide coalition quickly had to be shelved due to lack of resources, in favour of making it a more locally focused group based in Toronto. Heated debate between those wanting to engage primarily in lobbying and public education versus those committed to disruptive collective action was settled at the founding conference in favour of the latter. From this beginning, OCAP became a direct action-based anti-poverty organization with deep roots in Toronto's downtown east neighbourhood. During OCAP's early years, the NDP under Bob Rae was in power provincially. The Rae government never implemented the kind of massive anti-poverty agenda that some of its supporters had hoped and it quickly moved to the right. OCAP was among the early voices challenging them. Then the election of the Mike Harris Conservatives in 1995 made things spectacularly worse for people living in poverty – their harsh cuts to welfare rates and social services resulted in a massive spike in homelessness. With the election of the Liberals in 2003, there was a switch from the more overt anti-poor approach of the Tories to what Clarke describes as "a much more sly and incremental intensification of the austerity agenda." After fifteen years of Liberal rule, homelessness remained rampant, the Toronto shelter system was in crisis, and social assistance rates were far, far lower (in constant dollars) than they had been in 1995. And in 2018, the hard-right Ontario Conservatives under Doug Ford won a majority government. Through all of these years, OCAP has been active on multiple fronts. A core part of their work is direct action casework – that is, collective, disruptive action in support of demands in individual cases. That approach has won many victories over the years for people facing injustice from the welfare system, landlords, the immigration system, and more. In terms of broader campaigns, there have been many. Though they have been primarily defensive in character, victories won in collaboration with other groups in the face of growing austerity have made improvements to the shelter system in Toronto that have no doubt saved many lives, and have won back tens of millions of dollars if not more for poor people via the social assistance system. Despite the change in his role, Clarke is going to continue to be fully present with OCAP as they organize and mobilize in the face of Doug Ford's vicious agenda. Moreover, he also wants to do what he can to contribute to broader conversations about strategy and to movement-building initiatives. He is committed to being part of the process that has already started in many communities around Ontario of working to channel the anger that is simmering beneath the surface of society into a generalized movement against the Ford government. 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. Routes & Branches & Beyond, show # 70 18 Feb, 2019 || 1:00:00 || Music for a stormy day... or week... or month || This week, the show is called "Music for a stormy day... or week... or month." Some of you in this hemisphere have been coping with some weather lately, and occasionally you get a storm coming through. So, I'm playing a selection of tunes and songs that have "storm" in the title. That may sound like a weak justification for a show, but take a listen to the mix. See if you don't agree that storms can bring good things as well... Irish pipes, American autoharps, Canadian harmonicas, Jamaican mento, celtic soul, sea chanteys and, to top it off, the Original Barnstormers Spasm Band. Tune-Up with Deb 2019-02-16 18 Feb, 2019 || 0:24:19 || Listener questions || David Swanson - The Abolition of War 18 Feb, 2019 || 0:57:01 || David Swanson - The Abolition of War || The famous words: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war no more” are attributed to Isaiah in 700 B.C. Abolition of war. An age-old dream? Idealistic? Yes. But as the planet moves closer to destruction, we must abolish war. War and the threat of war. It’s an old story. Populations are subjected to propaganda. Fear is manufactured. We deploy our troops to fight around the world. At the beginning of the Cold War, Senator Arthur Vandenberg told President Harry Truman that if wanted a militarized U.S. he’d better “scare the hell out of American people.” That’s been Washington’s playbook ever since. Everywhere we look there are threats or potential threats. Latin Waves interviews Derrick Jensen on his book Monsters 18 Feb, 2019 || 0:28:31 || Monsters a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist || Derrick Jensen is an American author, radical environmentalist (and prominent critic of mainstream environmentalism). According to Democracy Now, Jensen has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement. Jensen has published several books, including The Culture of Make Believe and Endgame, that question and critique civilization as an entire social system, exploring what he describes as its inherent values, hidden premises, and modern links to supremacism, oppression, and genocide. Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion about his latest book Monsters a collection of wild, weird, and whimsical tales with a twist. WINGS#44-18 Venezuela Inside-Out 17 Feb, 2019 || 0:28:49 || An analyst in Caracas talks to Code Pink || CODE PINK is a women-led grassroots organization founded to stop U.S. wars and militarism and support peace and human rights initiatives. In early 2019, as international governments and media began building the case for intervention in Venezuela, Code Pink contacted an experienced analyst on hemispheric affairs. Here are excerpts from that interview, which was streamed live between Los Angeles and Caracas on Facebook January 27, 2019. Modern Jazz Today - Episode 159 17 Feb, 2019 || 4:36:40 || 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. CKUW FunDrive 2019 - Fund-raiser for Global Research News Hour 16 Feb, 2019 || 0:59:31 || Live show airing during CKUW FUnd-raising drive. || This week's episode was a fund-raiser for CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, the community radio station that hosts the Global Research News Hour radio program. Over the course of an hour, host Michael Welch, along with fellow programmers Scott Price and Kent Davies, and special guests, former CKUW News Director Geoffrey Young and former CKUW Program Director Robin Eriksson build the case for donating to the station to keep independent and alternative news and political perspectives on the public airwaves. Also includes conversation with Glenn Michalchuk, Chair of Peace Alliance Winnipeg, and Alan Freeman, editor of and member of Venezuela Peace Committee. Please consider a donation to CKUW at Consider also pledging to the Global Research website at EarthMatters - 18 16 Feb, 2019 || 0:29:58 || Saving the Planet - Energy, Plastic, and an eco-mystery || Continuing our interviews with entrepreneurs at the Sustainable Hamilton-Burlington Expo 2018: Adam Firchuk, Director, Business Development for Rodan Energy Solutions; and Robert Pocius, President of TekPak Solutions. And we spoke with Marissa Slaven, palliative care physician and author of an eco-mystery novel aimed at the Young Adult audience, 'Code Blue'. GroundWire Feb 16 | Hands off Venezuela, Quebec's Anti-Immigrant Bill, Ford's Education Cuts 16 Feb, 2019 || 0:29:27 || Community Radio News from Coast to Coast to Coast || This episode of GroundWire was produced at CKUT 90.3FM on the unceded territories of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee, as well as CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg on occupied Anishinaabeg Akiin, the homeland of the Métis nation, and the historical territory of the Nehiyawak and the Nakota by producer Michael Welch. Headlines: First Provincially-Funded Overdose Prevention Centre in Nelson, B.C. | Catherine Fisher, CJLY Manitoba-Headquartered Corporation Involved in Labrador Hydro Mega Development | David Fort, CHMR Protests Against Education Cuts under Ontario's Ford Government | Elizabeth Boyd Features: Hands Off Venezuela Protests | Michael Welch, CKUW; Chris Cook, CFUV Organizers against CAQ's Anti-Immigrant Bill 9 | Josh Dimakakos and Rian Adamian, CKUT Anti-Gentrification Protests against Student Housing in Parc-Ex | Lizzie Chatham, CKUT Community radio report: CKUW's 20th Anniversary FUNDrive | Michael Welch, CKUW Music: Elisapie Isaac - Navvatara