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Eddie Glaude, Jr. & Cornel West - James Baldwin’s Legacy
22 Feb, 2021 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

James Baldwin was one of the most significant figures of the 20th century. In this moment of racial reckoning, his life and work are being discovered and rediscovered. He was born in 1924 and died in 1987. He graduated from high school in New York but was otherwise self-taught. He said, “I love America more than any other country in...
Adhel Arop discusses healing from trauma through art, and Sista C shares a preview of "Po-Et on"
30 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:57 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Sista C spends some time getting to know regular guest Adhel Arop about healing from emotional trauma, shares some music from composer Della Orrey, and gives a sneak preview of her Poetry-focused spin-off, "Po-ET On"
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...
On the price of freedom and the price of oppression
16 Aug, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nawal el Saadawi gave a rousing speech in San Francisco's Mission District in October 1993 covering feminism, colonialism, and other forms of oppression in both the Arab and the Western worlds.
The International Women's House in Rome
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:43 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

The Casa Internazionale delle Donne - the International Women's House - is a former convent in Rome that was occupied by feminists in 1987 and approved by the city in 1992. The current city council is trying and failing to oust them. Women talk about its history, its programs, and ideas related to women's work including immigrant status, poetry, and...
...in the old days.
20 Jul, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

From the WINGS archive back in 1996, these are two short stories read by their authors. They are from a collection titled Great Explanations: 4 Lesbian Stories, originally published on cassette by Women's Press, Toronto. This program is re-released as a tribute to the virtual celebration of Vancouver Pride 2020, which requested stories from history.
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...
Founder Florence Howe details the early years
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in the US in 1970, the Feminist Press publishes neglected masterpieces by women of many cultures, countries and races, not only living women, but dead ones, too. In 1992, Howe gave this speech about the origins and the mission of the Press, how they found the authors they published, and how it survived financially. The program includes an update...
From the WINGS archive (1993), and still good advice
18 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Renowned cultural critic and feminist theorist bell hooks gave the keynote address at the 12th annual conference of the Texas Council on Family Violence on October 13, 1993. Her talk, full of personal anecdotes, analyzed connections among racism, sexism, rage, and violence, both in media and in life. She states that we cannot stop violence without confronting the belief that...
Exploring sex and gender through the brand new world wide web
27 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

This show from the archives (1996!) has new relevance now the pandemic renders many courtships virtual. Caitlin Sullivan and Kate Bornstein co-wrote the book Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic Adventure, based on their pioneering experiments with sex, sexuality, and identity over the then-nascent World Wide Web. Although out of print, the book is enjoying a revival in the second decade of the 21st...
Author and poet Kim Goldberg on life during COVID-19
11 Apr, 2020 | 0:15:38 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

We’re all experiencing disruptions and big changes in our everyday lives. Some of us are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic battle. Others may not have left home for some time, while others have been suffering from COVID-19 infection. Any scan of the news will turn up hundreds of stories about our collective, human, experiences. Vancouver Island Mental...
Susan Bright (1945-2010), Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE)
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden's kitchen, as both were grieving Bush's bombing of Aghanistan (starting America's longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known - she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.
The UN Declaration on this Human Right, and how it is used
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On 28 July 2010 the United Nations General Assembly declared safe and clean drinking water and sanitation a human right. Maude Barlow explains how this declaration passed and how it has been used to actually claim the right to water.
FOR RELEASE WEEK OF MARCH 1, 2020
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Historian Sally Roesch Wagner discusses her favourite US suffragist, Matilda Joslyn Gage. Gage modeled her feminism on the practices of her neighbors, the Haudenosaunee indigenous women; she broke with Susan B. Anthony over alliance with the Women's Christian Temperance Union, wrote extensively against patriarchal religion, and inspired her son in law L. Frank Baum to create the woman-led, egalitarian society...
Riffat Hassan, Muslim Feminist Theologian
25 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

A rousing talk by Islamic theologian Riffat Hassan, exploring how the story of Adam and Eve crept into Islam, though it is not in the Q'uran. Speech from a panel about the rise of conservatism at the NGO Forum of the UN 4th World Conference on Women in Huairou, China, 1995.
DR WENDY WICKWIRE - At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
19 Nov, 2019 | 1:06:50 |
EN | John Carricitos | caféYYJ

The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Indigenous Rights Activist James Teit. Every once in a while, an important historical figure makes an appearance, makes a difference and then disappears. James Teit (1864-1922) spent four decades helping British Columbia’s Indigenous peoples challenge the settler-colonial assault on their lives and lands. Yet his story is little-known. Join Dr Wendy Wickwire for a...
A retelling of Dickens' first Christmas fairy tale that would later become the model for A Christmas
19 Sep, 2019 | 0:08:09 |
EN | Kenny Chumbley |

It's Christmas Eve. A wretched gravedigger stands on the brink of doom, and his only hope . . . is a band of goblins A forgotten Dickens with all the joy and love of A Christmas Carol.
Re-aligning with the value of life, an indigenous perspective
23 Jun, 2019 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In April 2015, Angela Miles of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education hosted an evening of ten women speaking on themes of gift, matriarchy, mothering, and indigenous worldviews. Here is Sherri Mitchell's talk, introduced by Angela Miles.
Hana Shafi, aka Frizz Kid, talks about her art, her poetry, and her feminist politics.
28 May, 2019 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Hana Shafi, also known as Frizz Kid, is an artist, a poet, a freelance writer, and a feminist. She is also the author of It Begins With The Body (Book*Hug Press, 2018), a book of poetry and illustrations. Scott Neigh interviews her about her work and her politics. As anyone who has been paying attention lately can attest, the internet...
A weekly program focusing on writing and literary culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.
14 Sep, 2018 | 0:30:15 |
EN | CHMR FM Music Department | The Write Project

Every author has one - that unknown book which holds a special place in their heart. In the latest episode of The Write Project, host Matthew LeDrew gets nine local authors to share that special unknown book or author. Those interviewed include: Helen C. Escott, author of Operation: Wormwood Chelsea Bee, author of London Calling Jon Dobbin, author of The...
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