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Synths Always is a music documentary exploring the first hundred years of electronic music.
21 Oct, 2021 | 3:54:42 |
EN | Aimee Copping |

Synths Always: How Electronic Music Made A Century is a four-part audio documentary recounting the colourful sounds, history and characters of electronic music. Synths Always deploys a minimum of narration and let's the music do the talking: everything from early theremin and ondes Martenot recordings to post-war Europe's avant-garde electronic composers to Synth Pop and EDM. Synths Always is presented...
James Loewen - History Textbooks: Facts or Fiction?
18 Oct, 2021 | 0:57:01 |
EN | Shawna Sprowls |

There’s a famous quote in George Orwell’s 1984: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” Orwell understood how important knowledge of history is and how it can be manipulated by the powerful to serve their interests. If the past disappears down the memory hole society is at risk. History is not some neutral...
Ripples from technology change
09 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In part 2 of her interview about studying technology in its human and organizational context, Professor Balka talks about its effects on use of touch in nursing care, uses and risks with outsourcing and data collection, and more.
Women's work disrupted by design
04 Oct, 2021 | 0:28:42 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Most frontline workers in hospitals are women; most technology designers are men. The women's expertise and tacit knowledge is often undervalued, and not communicated to those who design tools they must use. Professor Ellen Balka founded the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab at Simon Fraser University in Canada. She headed an international research project to translate from the...
Indigenous gift economy in family, community, and environment
12 Sep, 2021 | 0:28:45 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Jeannette Armstrong has been named to the Order of Canada in 2021. This program provides excerpts from her address to the International Conference on the Gift Economy in Las Vegas in 2004. Its themes include the essential nature of diversity in environment and in culture, and how communities are sustained by unilateral giving, deep listening, and genuine equality.
...liberate Hindu weddings.
05 Sep, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

India's new female priestesses are solemnizing weddings, breaking barriers and stereotypes in the formerly patriarchal sphere. Priestess weddings simplify and shorten the service, and make it more participatory. These weddings are trending among educated women and their mothers, who want equal female participation in place of the traditional Kanya daan, in which father gives daughter to husband. Women priests and...
The sto­ry of an unex­pect­ed mod­ernist who trans­formed Saskatchewan archi­tec­ture.
02 Sep, 2021 | 0:29:55 |
EN | UMFM Music Department | Prairie Design Lab

The sto­ry of an unex­pect­ed mod­ernist who trans­formed Saskatchewan archi­tec­ture. A Men­non­ite farm boy becomes, in his own words, not an archi­tect but an “improver.”
Prairie Design Lab (PDL) is a podcast on ideas, design, and culture.
01 Sep, 2021 | 0:25:05 |
EN | UMFM Music Department | Prairie Design Lab

Laura McCoy and Leela Acharya talk about the work of Ontario Education Workers United.
31 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:19 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Laura McCoy and Leela Acharya are teachers in Toronto and members of Ontario Education Workers United, a grassroots group of education workers from across Ontario committed to fighting for a strong, equitable, public, safe K-to-12 education system. Scott Neigh interviews them about the impacts of the pandemic on education in Ontario, about the group, and about the upcoming return to...
Dan and the Food Producers Forum
30 Aug, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Part of the beauty of a healthy food system comes from the wide variety of people who are involved. Indeed, there is a glorious and productive assortment of ideas and projects and organizations. Sure, the players don’t all have the same power. And there are conflicts and bruised noses and jerking knees. But on the best of days, when the...
Legacies from folk tales
30 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Lenora Ucko spoke about her book Endangered Spouses: The Legacy of Marital Inequality, which compares folk tale models of power dynamics in marriage from different cultures - patriarchal, egalitarian, and mixed.
dealing with rejection, sledge hockey, gorlin
26 Aug, 2021 | 0:29:57 |
EN | CJAM-FM Music Department |

This program focuses on disability issues. Host Cam Wells will explore all sides of this comparing and contrasting with able bodied life.
A global trend
02 Aug, 2021 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

International Media Support, based in Denmark, works to strengthen the free press in countries where that is challenged and there are risks of violence. In this June 30, 2021 webinar, titled "Feminist Media - Global Backlash, Local Resistance," participants discussed experiences, opportunities, risks and goals for intersectional feminist media. The event also launched IMS's new online Reader on Gender and...
Secrets for feminist radio survival
17 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:47 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Founded in 1982 and still on the air, RadiOrakel is said to be the oldest feminist radio station in the world. Two active station participants spoke to Frieda Werden in 2000 about the model for their station's success, which includes factors like location, voluntarism, freedom from funding constraints, and a persistent positive attitude towards new recruits. The interview took place...
Lani Guinier deconstructs meritocracy
12 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:50 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In 2019, the FBI broke up a criminal conspiracy to guarantee rich kids entrance to prestigious universities. But traditional ways the admissions system is biased are not against the law. In this 1995 speech to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Guinier exposed how biased criteria perpetuate class privilege in law school admissions, employment, and other opportunities.
Outside the country, but connected - and they care
05 Jul, 2021 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the premier edition of the podcast version of her radio show HotSeat, Violet Gonda interviewed Thandiwe Newton, filmstar and human rights activist. Some highlights of the one-hour interview are excerpted in this program.
Some Wise Words from Iceland
29 Jun, 2021 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Ivan Emke | Fit to Eat: The NL Farm and Food Show

Today on "Fit to Eat" we head to Iceland for a couple of chats, just to see how things related to food and agriculture, and rural in general, are going there since Covid rearranged many of our plans. We meet up with Dóróthea Ármann of Friðheimar, where they produce tomatoes, cucumbers and fine horses, and operate a very popular restaurant...
The Sustainable Economies Law Center and its work
28 Jun, 2021 | 0:28:46 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Janelle Orsi co-founded the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC), which facilitates the growth of sustainable and localized economies. She spoke to Kellia Ramares-Watson about the creation of Sharing Law as a category and the uses of this new legal field. The US and Australia are leaders in this movement, as are many women. Website for more info:
Retrospectives on the life and legacy of Ramsey Clark and Leo Panitch
25 Jun, 2021 | 0:59:34 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the Global Research News Hour, a special tribute to the passing of two separate individuals who made their unique marks on the world around us. In our first half hour, Ramsey Clark is memorialized by his long time co-director of the International Action Center, Sara Flounders. Then in our second half hour, guests Greg Albo and Sam...
Barbara Byers, Lori Johb, and Donna Smith talk about the Prairie School for Union Women.
15 Jun, 2021 | 0:27:51 |
EN | Scott Neigh | Talking Radical Radio

Barbara Byers, Lori Johb, and Donna Smith are long-time feminists and trade unionists in Saskatchewan. They are also organizers of the Prairie School for Union Women, happening this year as an online event between June 22 and 25. Scott Neigh interviews them about the 25-year history of the school, and about its current incarnation in the context of COVID-19. Barbara...
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