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An arctic journey where we explore the life and words of a remarkable Canadian.
19 Jan, 2021 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

On this week's show, Inuit children’s author and storyteller Michael Kusugak on the eternal power of the tale. Also, how farmer’s are helping Food Banks Canada end hunger. This episode takes us on an arctic journey where we explore the life and words of a remarkable Canadian, children’s author and storyteller  Michael Kusugak. And, the story of how thousands of farmers across...
Patrick Henningsen on highlights of 2020; Andy Lee Roth and most censored stories
07 Jan, 2021 | 0:59:20 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week we once again review a lot of the pivotal stories of 2020 and where they will lead going into 2021. Guest Patrick Henningsen, founder and editor with 21st century Wire offers his take on the key stories. Dmitry Orlov expresses some sentiments about prospects of war, and Andy Lee Roth of Project Censored speaks about Project Censored 2021:...
Feeling cold air? Some tips on winterizing the draftiest of houses. And, feeding feather friends.
04 Jan, 2021 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode features a return visit from Harrowsmith’s resident handyman from Manitoulin Island, Steve Maxwell. This time out Steve offers some good, and timely advice about how to keep your house warm in the winter. Next up, another timely topic, bird seed. Host Wayne MacPhail visits with Barry Bogel, who runs a bulk seed business on equipment his grandfather would...
The act of mothering - by mother or another - shapes our brains and our nature
23 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Talk by Genevieve Vaughan, at the 2016 conference of the Mothering Institute for Research and Community Involvement in Toronto. Vaughan demonstrates that the act of mothering is unilateral gift-giving, and that an infant's experience of being mothered (whether by biological mother or other) builds both the physical brain and the template of what it is to be human. She further...
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...
It's never too early to plan for gardening season. And, what to do with Christmas leftovers
22 Dec, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

During this year's strange holiday season, people won't be getting together but there still will be some traditional holiday dinners on the cook. And because there won't be as many people to eat dinner, there will be more leftovers. Harrowsmith food writer Signe Langford has some new ideas about making good use of holiday leftovers. And, in the depths of...
A 21st century guide to sustaining the planet
11 Dec, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Kate Raworth's address to the Meaning Conference of business people for change, in Brighton, England, in 2017. She explains the framework she has developed for living justly within the means of our planet and gives examples of businesses that are following the model. [Since this talk was recorded, Amsterdam has become the first city to adopt Doughnut Economics.]
Exploring that most misunderstood of fibres, hemp. And the truth about chestnuts at Christmas.
07 Dec, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

In this episode Wayne MacPhail gets the lowdown on one of the most misunderstood and maligned crops in North America, hemp. It’s a delicious breakfast topping, it’s a construction material, it’s great for clothing and plastics! Stop, you’re all right. He speaks with hempbassador Marie Eisenmann about the fibre of the future. While hemp has, for centuries, been a valued...
Conversations with Cory Morningstar and Clive Spash
03 Dec, 2020 | 0:59:20 |
EN | Michael Welch | Global Research News Hour

This week on the Global Research News Hour, two long time environmental activists express doubts of the major institutions forging solutions to climate change. Our first guest Cory Morningstar about the damaging aspects of the Great Reset and how the future of techology will further jeopardize the environment. In our second half hour, Clive Spash articulates the various difficulties with...
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...
Young Climate Feminist Leaders Talk
30 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:44 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

On September 25, 2020, WEDO (the Women's Environment and Development Organization) hosted a virtual "Radical Futures Roundtable: Young Climate Feminists in Conversation." Panelists from around the world talked about how they came by their radicalism and their expertise, and about their radical visions for the future.
Dr. Suzuki talks about his life, his regrets and what he's learned from decades of activism.
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A while back host Wayne MacPhail got to meet one of his heroes, Dr. David Suzuki. He had just published "Letters to my Grandchildren", a heartfelt retrospective of his life, learnings and legacy. Wayne got to sit down with him in the David Suzuki Foundation offices to chat about that life. And .. since the holidays are coming, a nod...
New Zealand's first woman in Parliament debunked the GDP
23 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:40 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In the film Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics, Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed...
A visit to a B.C. greenhouse where citrus fruits thrive and one woman?s ingenuity has made eclectic
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:29:58 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about hydroponics, subtropical fruit in Canada and the stars in the winter sky. We begin with a journey to Salt Spring Island off the coast of British Columbia. There we find Jane Squier, who’s nurturing a citrus grove under glass (well, poly, really). She’s just wrapped up her career as a purveyor of butter...
Essential approaches to fast-encroaching drought
09 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:48 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In India, water is a women's issue and a woman's burden, but only concerted community action can ensure water for survival as groundwater and lakes dry up. WINGS contributing producer Kalpana Pradhan recorded two highly successful water activists, one rural and one urban. Their projects are large and replicable.
50% of local government seats are now for women
02 Nov, 2020 | 0:28:49 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

In August 2020, the world lost broadcaster and author Indu Ramesh to the Covid pandemic. Among her achievements were many outstanding programs for WINGS. From 2011, here's her coverage of village women in India embracing newly mandated roles in local government. Indu was then 74 years old.  Working with her is her daughter, Aparna Devagiri.
How a stamp entrepreneur launched a Canadian fish firm that delivers to your door.
26 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode is about how a Moroccan stamp entrepreneur became a fish magnate who is shipping fresh tuna right to your door. Plus, buffalo milk from a lone ranger near Stratford Ontario, as we learn about why buffalo milk makes 3 per cent from cows look like skim. Seafood Crate -- When Phil Behaim’s father, Marc first came to Canada...
What impact is climate change having on the wildfires of B.C.? And soup from compost and stone.
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A study published in Earth’s Future last year is clear: the fires that ravaged B.C. in 2017 were made terrifyingly worse by human-induced climate change. We made weather worse, whipping up winds, calling down lighting and causing the fires to burn up to 11 times more land than normal. And, things might get worse still. To understand what’s at stake,...
A woman's commitment to help
05 Oct, 2020 | 0:28:41 |
EN | Frieda Werden | WINGS

Unicef estimates there are 30 million street children in Africa. In Kenya, they are concentrated in highly populated urban slums. Glue is the drug of choice for most, taking the edge off hunger, discomfort, and a shortage of hope. Faswila Athman Omar is a woman who dedicates much of her time and resources to counselling and feeding these children, finding...
Interview with Alan Woodland of B.E.S.T. - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation
30 Sep, 2020 | 0:59:56 |
EN | Frieda Werden | Speak Up, Listen Up, Act Upon

Charlotte speaks with Alan Woodland, General Manager of B.E.S.T. - Better Environmentally Sound Transportation, about age-friendly transportation, environmentally-friendly transportation, COVID-19 and more! #BIPOC # COVID-19
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