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Physicians Claire Bodkin and Sara Alavian talk about a new zine on how to care for detained people.
19 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:38 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Claire Bodkin and Sara Alavian are both physicians in Hamilton, Ontario. They are also part of an ad hoc group of health workers from different parts of Canada with an interest in prison abolitionist politics. Scott Neigh interviews them about what it means to think about prison abolition in the context of health care, and about the zine that the...
Maya Adachi and Kota Kimura talk about the work of Japanese Canadians for Social Justice.
12 Jan, 2021 | 0:27:57 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Maya Adachi and Kota Kimura are members of the Toronto-based Japanese Canadians for Social Justice. Scott Neigh interviews them about the group’s origins, its expansive vision of solidarity, and its involvement in struggles on the ground. In 2018, famous Japanese-Canadian poet and novelist Joy Kogawa brought together a number of people that she knew in Toronto to found Japanese Canadians...
Sam Smith, Les Scott, and Rob Crooks talk about the work of the West Broadway Tenants Committee.
05 Jan, 2021 | 0:28:04 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Samantha Smith, Leslie Scott, and Robert Crooks are renters and current or former residents of the West Broadway neighbourhood in Winnipeg. They are also active members of the West Broadway Tenants Committee, a grassroots group of renters. Scott Neigh interviews them about the committee’s work organizing for tenant justice and building tenant power to oppose evictions, excessive rent increases, and...
Souheil Benslimane talks about the work of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project.
29 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:26 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

[The following is a rebroadcast of an episode of Talking Radical Radio that originally aired in June 2020.] 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...
The Defend Alberta Parks campaign to oppose the closing and delisting of provincial parks in Alberta
22 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:01 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Taylor Maton is the conservation outreach coordinator with CPAWS Northern Alberta, a regional chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. In recent months, the main focus of her work has been the Defend Alberta Parks campaign. Scott Neigh interviews her about the Alberta government’s initiative to close and delist a substantial proportion of parks in the province, and about...
Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler talk about the work of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.
15 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:08 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Bianca Mugyenyi is a long-time activist in multiple movements and she is currently the director of the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute (CFPI). Yves Engler is also a long-time activist and writer, and he is a fellow at the CFPI. Scott Neigh interviews them about the organization’s work to present a critical challenge to Canadian foreign policy across a broad spectrum...
About the work of Strike Poster, a collective of radical artists and graphic designers in Winnipeg.
08 Dec, 2020 | 0:27:47 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Terry McDowell has been working as a graphic designer in Winnipeg for the last ten years. He is a member of Strike Poster, a 14-member closed collective of graphic designers and artists of all sorts committed to a range of radical left politics. Scott Neigh interviews him about the intersection of politics and design, and about Strike Poster’s contributions to...
From an initial focus on divestment from fossil fuel industries to a commitment to climate justice.
01 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Laura Hamilton is a climate activist who lives in Waterloo, Ontario. She began working on climate issues as a co-founder of Divest Waterloo, a group with an initial focus on encouraging divestment from fossil fuel industries. But as their understanding of the climate crisis deepened, the group came to realize that only an approach that centres justice would have a...
Cam Scott, Irene Bindi, and Daniel Friesen talk about the work of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg.
24 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Cam Scott, Daniel Friesen, and Irene Bindi are community organizers and members of Police-Free Schools Winnipeg. Scott Neigh speaks with them about the struggle to get police out of Winnipeg schools. In general, middle-class white people tend to experience police as a source of safety. But lots of people not in that category, particularly Black and Indigenous people, tend to...
Three of its core participants talk about the work of the Vancouver-based group Feminists Deliver.
17 Nov, 2020 | 0:27:58 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Angela Marie MacDougall is a Vancouver feminist who traces her ancestry to northern Sweden and to Western Africa, and the executive director of Battered Women's Support Services. Jennifer Johnstone is a white settler feminist and the CEO of the Central City Foundation. They are co-founders and co-chairs of Feminists Deliver. Rhiannon Bennett is a Musqueam woman and the decolonization and...
Wendie Wilson and Rachel Zellars talk about the African Nova Scotian Freedom School.
10 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:34 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Rachel Zellars is an African-American academic, lawyer, and community organizer who has lived in Canada for more than a decade and a half, and in Halifax for the last couple of years. Wendie Wilson is an African Nova Scotian teacher, artist, writer, and community advocate whose family has been in the province for at least eight generations. Scott Neigh interviews...
Three faculty members talk about the work of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition.
03 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Renae Watchman, Michael Truscello, and Leah Hamilton are faculty at Mount Royal University, a small undergraduate institution in Calgary. They are also members of the Mount Royal Anti-Racism Coalition, a group of faculty dedicated to a wide range of anti-racist work on and beyond campus. Scott Neigh interviews them about what racism looks like in the academy, and about what...
Michael Kwag talks about the work of the Community-Based Research Centre.
27 Oct, 2020 | 0:27:58 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Michael Kwag is the director of knowledge exchange and policy development at the Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC). Scott Neigh talks with him about the CBRC's use of research, community-level interventions, and advocacy to promote the health of gay, bi, trans, Two-Spirit, and queer men. Grassroots organizing in the early years of the HIV/AIDS crisis produced a number of important legacies....
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...
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