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Robert Larson – Technopolies
22 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The five biggest corporations in the world by market value are Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. Their head honchos the Zuckerbergs, Gates and Bezos make the Vanderbilts, Morgans and Carnegies of the Gilded Age look like pikers. They want absolute domination and control. Monopoly is not a board game for them, it is the essence of their very being....
How her image became an offense
22 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2020, Quaker Oats announced it would remove Aunt Jemima from its syrup and pancake mix brands. This was the culmination of a struggle begun in the 1960s by the NAACP. Professor Robinson researched the history of Aunt Jemima, and of Edith Wilson, the actress who portrayed the character (and who was related to the model for Harriet Beecher Stowe's...
We meet a man with an audacious plan to bring truffle farming to Ontario.
17 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1.) Truffle farming - Adam Koziol used to be an ad man in Toronto. Then he and a friend got a crazy idea of growing mahogany trees with superpowers roots in the Caribbean. Over the years that idea morphed into something even more fantastic, growing truffles from the roots of hazelnut and oak trees in Ontario. Working with Spanish scientists Adam...
Noam Chomsky - The Politics of the Pandemic
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

It should be abundantly clear that part of the president’s m.o., almost an article of faith, is never accept responsibility when things go wrong. It’s always someone else’s fault: Pelosi, the media, the WHO, Obama, China, immigrants. And if you criticize the leader expect retaliation. Just ask Rick Bright, a top government scientist who was removed from his job he...
Reports from India and Cameroon
08 Jun, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports from New Delhi on 3.5 million women who are "barefoot health workers"; Patience Wirngo interviews women workers confronting COVID-19 through many fields in Cameroon.
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,...
Sonia Shah – Outbreaks: From Epidemics to Pandemics
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

Can you believe it? A hundred thousand U.S. dead and counting. The real number according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading infectious disease expert, is “almost certainly higher.” A World Health Organization official warns that the coronavirus may become endemic, i.e., like HIV, “it may never go away.” Science writer and author Sonia Shah states, “Over the past fifty years,...
A global network of women activists
24 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

WorldPulse.com is an online network where women activists working specifically on women's and girls' issues in their countries and regions tell their stories and make contact with each other. Tamarack Verrall follows as many of these stories as she can, comments to their authors, and now is working on getting press coverage in Canada for the stories and for the...
Public health scholar Trevor Hancock on life before, during, and after COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all.
Special for the week of Mother's Day
04 May, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Until the virus isolation began, my mother was still teaching music at age 94. In this interview she talks of her music history, techniques and successes. Lots of her students became professionals or lifelong amateur musicians, but she especially loves teaching people who think they can't carry a tune how to sing.
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...
Adapting tradition to climate change
20 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In this interview with Diana Wanyonyi, Agnes Leina describes how water shortages forced a change in the lives of herding peoples in Kenya but how her organization also honours indigenous knowledge and traditions.
Stephen Kinzer - The CIA Search for Mind Control
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

CIA skullduggery is legendary from overthrowing governments to germ warfare to assassinations, but its MK-Ultra program may be at the top of the list. MK-Ultra was the code name for the top-secret CIA project in which the Agency conducted hundreds of clandestine experiments, often on unwitting people, to assess the potential use of LSD and other drugs for mind control...
Canada, New Zealand, and the Philippines have different approaches
13 Apr, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Examples of social distancing challenges in varied national environments: Canada, New Zealand, and Philippines.
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.
Traditional recycling meets new law and methods in Bangalore
30 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Documentary covers early and recent recycling initiatives led by women; the 3 primary categories of waste to be segregated; a history of caste discrimination around waste disposal; and the new recycling law in Bangalore, which requires additional household labour.
Stephen Bezruchka - The Coronavirus Pandemic
23 Mar, 2020 | 0:57:00 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

The coronavirus pandemic has sent waves of fear across the globe. It is a dangerous moment. We are benumbed by the dizzying statistics of new cases and the number of deaths popping up all over the world. What is it? It is a novel virus named for the crownlike spikes that protrude from its surface. It can infect both animals...
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.
or, How To Hack a Democracy
16 Mar, 2020 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unlike Canada, which has paper ballots counted in the presence of scrutineers, the United States has fallen prey to the corporate voting industry. It boasts of its free and fair elections; but even in Congress, official reports are pointing out massive suppression of voters, massive purging of voter rolls, alarming malfunction of election technology and vulnerability to hacking. Two courageous...
Panel discussion on the future of rural work from 2019 CRRF conference
12 Feb, 2020 | 0:56:09 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

This episode is an excerpt from a panel discussion recorded at the 2019 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference and North Atlantic Forum in St. John's, Newfoundland.
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