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Medeana Moussa and Wing Li talk about the work of Support Our Students Alberta.
20 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Medeana Moussa is an entrepreneur and mother of four who lives in Calgary, and she is the executive director of Support Our Students (SOS) Alberta. Wing Li holds a PhD in neuroscience, has two children, and is the communications director for the group. SOS Alberta is a grassroots, nonpartisan network focused on standing up for the rights of students to...
Shannon Hardy and Bridget Graham talk about the work of Abortion Support Services Atlantic.
13 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:03 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Shannon Hardy and Bridget Graham live in Halifax and work as doulas. They are also, respectively, the coordinator and the director of volunteers of Abortion Support Services Atlantic, a volunteer-run group that exists to provide support to people in Atlantic Canada who are trying to get an abortion. Scott Neigh interviews them about the barriers that people face in accessing...
Susan Campbell and Angie Lynch talk about the Just Recovery Ontario campaign.
06 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Susan Campbell and Angie Lynch are both social workers who work for community legal clinics in Ontario. Scott Neigh interviews them about Just Recovery Ontario, a campaign pushing for a recovery from the pandemic that would fix the many injustices and shortfalls in our social safety net that COVID-19 has made so evident. By this point, most of us are...
About blockades protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island.
29 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Carole Tootill and Joshua Wright are residents of British Columbia who are heavily involved in forest protection activism. Scott Neigh interviews them about the Fairy Creek blockades, which are protecting some of the last big-tree, old-growth forest on Vancouver Island from clear-cut logging. Tootill grew up in B.C., and first got involved in environmental and forest protection issues as a...
The campaign to oppose the federal government's plan to spend $19 billion on new fighter jets.
22 Sep, 2020 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Tamara Lorincz is a long-time peace and justice activist and a member of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. Brent Patterson has also been involved in peace and social justice issues for many years, and he is the executive director of Peace Brigades International – Canada. Scott Neigh interviews them about a campaign to oppose the federal government's plan to...
France Trépanier and Chris Creighton-Kelly talk about the work of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires
15 Sep, 2020 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

France Trépanier is an artist and curator of Kanien’kehá:ka and French ancestry. Chris Creighton-Kelly is also an artist, and is of Anglo-Indian descent. They are the directors of Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, a project that has been working to bring Indigenous art to the centre of the Canadian arts system, and to support work by artists of colour. Scott Neigh interviews...
About the Unions Are Essential campaign and about a recent successful organizing drive.
08 Sep, 2020 | 0:27:53 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Christine Bro is the lead organizer with Local 2 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and she is based in Vancouver. Quentin Rowe-Codner is a sales associated at a private liquor store in Maple Ridge, BC. Scott Neigh interviews them about SEIU Local 2’s Unions Are Essential campaign, launched to support the unionization of essential and frontline workers during...
Shahrzad Mojab talks about Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow by Saeed Yousef.
25 Aug, 2020 | 0:27:57 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Shahrzad Mojab is an activist and an academic at the University of Toronto. She was recently involved in the publication of a book called Lives Lost: In Search of a New Tomorrow, a translation of a powerful poem by Iranian poet Saeed Yousef that remembers the massacre of political prisoners in Iran in the 1980s. Scott Neigh interviews Mojab about...
The complicated history of museums, the Trans Mountain pipeline, and the Acts of Resistance exhibit.
18 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:22 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

This is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that was originally broadcast in March 2020. Sharon Fortney is the Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement at the Museum of Vancouver. Scott Neigh interviews her about the complicated colonial history of museums and about the Acts of Resistance exhibit. It features the massive banners designed by Indigenous artists...
Organizer Cole Rockarts talks about the work of Free Transit Edmonton.
11 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:12 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cole Rockarts is a labour and community organizer, and a member of Free Transit Edmonton. Scott Neigh interviews them about the importance of public transit and about the growing effort to make it public, accessible, high quality, and free. It wasn't too long ago, at least in the Canadian context, that the idea of free public transit did not get...
Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi talk about the work of Rivers of Hope.
04 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi are members of Rivers of Hope, an organization based in Toronto whose “mission is to dismantle Islamophobia, racism, and all related forms of oppression” in order “to create a safer and more equitable world for us all.” Scott Neigh interviews them about Islamophobia in Canada and about the work they are doing to address it....
Max ZB talks about Bricks and Glitter, a rad queer community arts festival in Toronto.
28 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Max ZB is a musician and photographer, and a member of the core organizing team for the Toronto-based queer and trans community arts festival Bricks and Glitter. Bricks and Glitter is a collective response to a lack in the present, and an insurgent act towards what the world could be. Its mission statement begins, "We are a trouble of queers...
Fighting for more representation of racialized people in Canada's TV and film industry.
21 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:16 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Gillian Müller has a long history of working as a crew member, particularly an assistant director, in Canada's TV and film industry, and she currently works as a screenwriter. Tony Tran is an actor and writer, and he aspires to one day be showrunner. Scott Neigh interviews them about their involvement in BIPOC TV & Film, a grassroots organization of...
Brent Preston talks about the work of a new national coalition called Farmers for Climate Solutions.
14 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:21 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Brent Preston is an organic vegetable farmer near the village of Creemore, Ontario. He is the president of the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario, which is one of the member organizations of Farmers for Climate Solutions, a new Canada-wide coalition that is pushing for changes in policy that will make the country's agricultural sector part of the solution to climate...
Two Canadian publishers talk about the new Radical Publishers Alliance.
08 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Fazeela Jiwa is an acquisitions editor at Fernwood Publishing, which is based in both Halifax and Winnipeg. David Bush is the publicity and promotions manager at Between the Lines, an independent publishing collective in Toronto. Fernwood and Between the Lines are among the handful of publishers in Canada that specialize in social justice-focused, critical, and radical books, and both recently...
About the work of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project in Ottawa.
30 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:18 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Souheil Benslimane describes himself as a father, a partner, and an illegalized and criminalized migrant who lives on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory (also known as Ottawa). Since his release from prison in 2018, he has been involved in the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), an initiative started by students and professors at the universities in Ottawa to bring...
About a pan-Canadian network of adult educators working for radical social change.
23 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Adriana Salazar and Miigam'agan are members of the national steering committe of Righting Relations, a pan-Canadian, women-led network of adult educators working for radical social change. Scott Neigh interviews them about their respective grassroots work in their own communities and about the role of Righting Relations in supporting and enhancing that work. Salazar grew up in Colombia, where she initially...
Sarah Jama talks disability justice, pandemic mutual aid, and fighting to defund the police.
16 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sarah Jama is a young organizer in Hamilton, Ontario who has been involved in a wide range of different kinds of grassroots work – prominently including struggles against anti-Black racism, working for disability justice, and a whole range of other things. Scott Neigh interviews her about the trajectory of her organizing, particularly her work co-founding the Disability Justice Network of...
Communities Not Cuts Manitoba and opposing austerity during the limitations of COVID-19.
09 Jun, 2020 | 0:27:47 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Brendan Devlin and Shaden Abousaleh are university students and organizers with Communities Not Cuts Manitoba. Scott Neigh interviews them about the political situation in their province and about what it looks like to fight austerity during the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic – something that everyone across the country may well have to deal with soon. As a result...
A long-time trade unionists talks about union use of tech and its relevance to today.
02 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:17 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Derek Blackadder went to his first union meeting in the 1970s, and since the 1980s has been involved in multiple ways in shaping how the labour movement has made use of digital communication techology. Scott Neigh interviews him about that long history of experimentation, debate, and action with online tools, and about what social movements can learn from it today,...
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