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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...
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...
29 min feature of Via Barcelonia plus 27 min of Western Canadian indie music mix
09 Sep, 2020 | 0:56:32 |
EN | Mae Wandinger | Indie Beat

29 minute feature (includes interview and songs) of Via Barcelonia, a bicoastal duo consisting of Andrew Allen, a Gold selling singer-songwriter from BC and Taylor McKnight, a percussionist and vocalist from NS, who have just released a brand new single and video today, plus tracks by Ocie Elliott, The Carbons, The Lunas, Mandy McMillan, The Wild Romantics, Bombargo, Carmanah and...
About the NOPE Campaign, which opposed the proposed Cochrane Hill gold mine.
28 Jan, 2020 | 0:28:06 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Scott Beaver is the president of the St. Mary's River Association. Chris Hunter is a past president of that organization and he is currently the program director for Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Scott Neigh interviews them about the NOPE Campaign – it stands for No Open Pit Excavation – against the proposed Cochrane...
Sakura Saunders and Lisa Cameron talk about the Halifax Workers Action Centre.
05 Nov, 2019 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Sakura Saunders is on the board of the Halifax Workers Action Centre and Lisa Cameron is on its organizing committee. They speak with me about the struggles faced by low-wage and precarious workers in the city, and about the work of the Halifax Workers Action Centre and the city's Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign. While unions in Canada continue...
Marty Wexler and Claire McNeil talk about the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia.
16 Jul, 2019 | 0:27:59 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Marty Wexler is a social worker and one of the founding members of the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, a cross-disability coalition of individuals and organizations. Claire McNeil is a lawyer. She has been involved in a number of cases challenging instances of institutionalization in Nova Scotia, and for many years has been an advisor to the coalition. Scott...
Jill Graham-Scanlan talks about the work of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait.
07 May, 2019 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Jill Graham-Scanlan is a lifelong resident of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, a lawyer, and the president of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait. Scott Neigh interviews her about the group's work to oppose a plan that would see effluent from the Northern Pulp mill piped into the strait, putting ecosystems, fisheries, and communities at risk. The Northumberland Strait is that...
An interview with the co-founders of Equity Watch, a group that fights workplace discrimination.
26 Feb, 2019 | 0:28:00 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Liane Tessier is a former firefighter who fought a landmark human rights case related to workplace harassment and gender discrimination in Halifax. Judy Haiven is a retired professor from the business school at Saint Mary's University who taught industrial relations. They are co-founders of Equity Watch, a grassroot group that aims to fight bullying, harassment, and discrimination in workplaces by...
An interview about histories of anti-Black city building in Halifax and Black community resistance.
29 Jan, 2019 | 0:28:12 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

LaMeia Reddick is a community worker and consultant in Halifax. Ted Rutland is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Environment at Concordia University in Montreal and the author of Displacing Blackness: Planning, Power, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax (Univeristy of Toronto Press, 2018). Scott Neigh interviews them about about the long histories of anti-Black racism in...
Marilyn Keddy and Peter Puxley talk about the work of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia.
18 Dec, 2018 | 0:28:05 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Marilyn Keddy is a social worker and a long-time activist who lives in an active lobster fishing cove near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Peter Puxley is also a long-time activist, and has worked as an economist and a journalist. Scott Neigh interviews them about the work of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS), an initiative to defend the province's...
Poet El Jones talks about the fight for prisoner justice in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
17 Jul, 2018 | 0:28:13 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

El Jones is a poet, educator, and organizer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is the city's former poet laureate. She is deeply involved in working for justice for prisoners through a combined prisoner-led radio show and community organization called Black Power Hour. Scott Neigh interviews her about the fight against the injustices of policing and prisons, and about the...
An interview about workplace racism, precarious work, and the struggles of Black cleaning workers.
29 May, 2018 | 0:27:51 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Taylor MacLean is a cleaning worker who lives in Halifax. Darius Mirshahi is an organizer with SEIU Local 2 in the same city, in particular with their Justice for Janitors campaign. Scott Neigh interviews them about anti-Black racism in the workplace, about precarious work, about an injustice faced by MacLean and a number of other Black cleaning workers, and about...
Dorene Bernard and Rebecca Moore talk about grassroot Mi'kmaq resistance to the Alton Gas project.
20 Mar, 2018 | 0:27:59 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Dorene Bernard is a Mi'kmaq woman of the Otter Clan from Sipekne'katik and a residential school survivor, and she describes herself as a grassroots grandmother, a water walker, and a water protector. Rebecca Moore is a Mi'kmaq woman from Pictou Landing First Nation and a water protector. Scott Neigh interviews them about the treaty camp and other grassroots Mi'kmaq resistance...
About the Offshore Alliance, an uncommon coalition between environmental and fisheries organizations
27 Feb, 2018 | 0:28:01 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Gretchen Fitzgerald is the national program director for the Sierra Club Canada Foundation. John Davis is the director of the Clean Ocean Action Committee, a consortium of organizations based in the east coast fishing industry. Both are part of the Offshore Alliance, a coalition working to oppose regulatory changes that they argue would put the marine environment and the fishery...
Chelsea Fougere & Sam Krawec talk about the work of the Ecojustice Committee of Solidarity Halifax.
23 Jan, 2018 | 0:28:07 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Chelsea Fougere and Sam Krawec. They are members of Solidarity Halifax, a membership-based, nonsectarian, pluralist, democratic, and anti-capitalist organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. And today they talk about their work on its Ecojustice Committee, which aims to bring anti-capitalists and environmentalists together, and to create a space for...
Parents & teachers supporting each other & opposing austerity in the education system in Nova Scotia
29 Mar, 2017 | 0:28:14 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Drew Moore and Tina Roberts-Jeffers. Moore is a teacher in Nova Scotia. Roberts-Jeffers is a mother of three small children. They talk about the unprecedent activity and engagement by both teachers and parents over the last couple of years in the face of an austerity-minded provincial government and...
Three youth talk about Halifax's North End Community Action Committee.
22 Feb, 2017 | 0:27:50 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Kyturea Jones, Payton Ashe, and Donntayia Jones. They are members of the North End Community Action Committee, a Black youth-led community group in Halifax’s North End that came together around concerns about the gentrification of their neighbourhood and that has become involved in a wide range of issues...
Two of its organizers talk about the Girls 2017 Conference happening in Halifax in March.
18 Jan, 2017 | 0:27:55 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Susan Brigham and Cassandra McDonald. They are involved in organizing the Girls 2017 Conference, which will be happening in early March at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Being a girl or a young woman in North America today isn't easy. Exactly how that plays out...
Guests discuss the most censored Indigenous, Canadian and other stories from 2016
05 Jan, 2017 | 0:59:39 |
EN | Michael Welch |

This week's program analyses the most suppressed and censored stories of 2016. We speak with Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored about his organization's latest list of most censored stories. We hear fro John Schertow, lead editor of Intercontinental Cry about the major Indigenous stories internationally not making headlines. Finally we hear from Patricial Elliott, Associate Professor at the University...
Ardath Whynacht and Dee Morse talk about the work of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project.
02 Nov, 2016 | 0:28:11 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Ardath Whynacht and Dee Morse. Both are on the board of the Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project (NSRAP), the only province-wide group fighting for queer and trans rights in Nova Scotia. They talk about fighting marginalization within queer, trans, and two-spirit communities, and about their recent support for...
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