NCRA Program Exchange - Main Page RSS of the most recent programs EN-ca Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:10:12 EDT Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT NCRA Program Exchange (Magnus Thyvold) (Magnus Thyvold) Cheeze Pleeze # 917 19 Jan, 2022 || 0:29:30 || Our hosts head off musically to the zoo this week as we dig out some of the those.... || cheezy children's records, with get a bit risque with some suggestive instrumentals and Happiness is.......Cheeze? Indie Beat featuring Noah Derksen 19 Jan, 2022 || 0:56:35 || 28 min feature of Noah Derksen plus 28 min of Western Canadian indie music mix || 28 minute feature (includes interview and songs) of Noah Derksen, a contemplative folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, whose record America, Dreaming was produced by Juno Award winner, Murray Pulver, plus tracks by Buckman Coe, Sister Speak, Oliver Swain, The Long War, Chersea, Nat Jay, Folk Road Show & Fox Glove PLEASE NOTE I AM CONTINUING TO RUN RE-RUNS DUE TO INJURY AND HEALTH ISSUES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF INDIE BEAT! <3 Routes & Branches & Beyond, show # 212 19 Jan, 2022 || 1:00:00 || Winter Rambles, # 3 || This week on "Routes & Branches & Beyond" we take another tramp around the celtic world and beyond (but since these are winter rambles, bring your snowshoes). We have cardeen quartets, blues powerhouses, hurtin' Albertans, pepperpots, funeral jazz, bandura abundances, rattling stovepipes, old bones, water sprites and maniacs by the thousand. Musicians include Jean Carignon, Anne Lederman, Matt Andersen, Cordeen, Joni Mitchell, Emilia Amper, Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick, Jelly Roll Morton, Duane Andrews & Craig Young and the St. Demetrius Bandura Ensemble. Put on your mask and join me. Deep Threes for 1/19/22 19 Jan, 2022 || 0:58:00 || Music beyond boundaries for a digital world! || This week's set features music by Ornette Coleman, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Kinan Amzeh and more... 1051 - Amplified Radio Network Show (Hour 2) 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:58:00 || 50% CANCON-Underground House and Tech House. || The Amplified Radio Network brings you the best in House and Tech House music from around the world. Each 58 min show (part 1 & 2) is 50% CanCon and can be played individually or together in a 2 hr block with room for PSA's. IF YOU HAVE DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS ON THIS SITE THEN PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE SHOW DIRECTLY FROM OUR SITE: 1051 - Amplified Radio Network Show (Hour 1) 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:58:00 || 50% CANCON-Underground House and Tech House. || The Amplified Radio Network brings you the best in House and Tech House music from around the world. Each 58 min show (part 1 & 2) is 50% CanCon and can be played individually or together in a 2 hr block with room for PSA's. IF YOU HAVE DOWNLOAD PROBLEMS ON THIS SITE THEN PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE SHOW DIRECTLY FROM OUR SITE: Latin Waves interviews author/activist Silvia Federici 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:29:12 || Indigenization of our Struggle against Capitalism || Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Silvia Federici author of Revolution at Ground Zero. The zero point of revolution is our social relations, the violence of capitalism as our primary organizing system has normalized slavery, repression, control, and surveillance of brown and black people. We speak of pandemic but the virus that is killing society is a man made system of exploitation, and injustice. We must remember our ability to re-enchant the world, to envision a society with justice. She speaks of a new Indigenization of our social movements. Support Latin Waves by becoming a member for as little as $1 per month. Balmoral Blues EP-194 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:56:51 || Weekly one hour of Blues from the Shuswap, British Columbia || Join host David Blaine for an hour of the best blues in the Shuswap this week is a look back at some notable Canadian blues releases from 2021 featuring Sue Foley, Colin James, Colin Linden, Mike Goudreau Band, Son Of Dave, Sunday Wilde with Harpdog Brown, Cat Clyde & Jeremie Albino, Kat Danser, Othman Wahabi & the Blues Punk Machine, David Vest, David Gogo, Lindsay Beaver & Brad Stivers, The Terry Whalen Band, Night Bluemers w/ Dawn Tyler Watson, Robert Billard and the Cold Calls. Tune into 93.7 FM on your radio dial or online ( . Also like our Facebo ( ) o ( k ( page, visit Instagram (, or make a blues request at ( You have to share the small bottle Brent 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:52:53 || Bourbon reviews from news releases in 2021 || You have to share the small bottle Brent @jimbeam @oldforester @lucky7bourbon @Diageo_NA @HeavenHill1935 #podcast #radioshow #host Co hosts : Good ol Boy Harmeet, Good ol Boy Justin, Made Man Brent, Made Man Bob SIPS – On this episode we discuss a broad range of bourbon. Oh there are best of season 9 choices on this episode, some new stuff, and new versions. Brent continues to think that the entire 2oz bottle is his entire exclusive sample. 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Enjoying that cool Outro Music, it’s from Woods & Whitehead – Back Roads Download your copy here: The easiest way to find this award winning podcast on your phone is ask Alexa, Siri or Google, “Play Podcast , Sips, Suds, & Smokes” Public sector workers building power in tough times 18 Jan, 2022 || 0:28:31 || About the importance of an organizing orientation in a recent strike by university workers. || Joe Curnow is a professor in the faculty of education at the University of Manitoba, a long-time community organizer, and a member of the organizing and communications team for the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA). Scott Neigh interviews her about UMFA’s recent strike, in which an organizing orientation allowed the union to accomplish quite a lot despite very challenging circumstances, and about the lessons it holds for other public sector unions. These days, the broader public sector in Canada is facing an ongoing, slow-motion crisis in the form of incremental denial of adequate resources, forced piecemeal privatization and subordination to market forces, and the perpetual looming possibility of more overt and vicious attacks from hostile governments. So while there are local specificities to what UMFA had to face in its recent strike, the broad features are relevant to what a lot of other workers in a lot of other contexts are dealing with. The specificities in Manitoba include an aggressive Conservative provincial government that has used legislation – the so-called Public Sector Sustainability Act (PSSA) – and behind-the-scenes mandates to public sector employers to prevent wage increases. For UMFA, the context also included a round of wage-only bargaining in 2020 in which COVID and massive public health restrictions on collective action contributed to a narrow vote to accept a deal that many members were very unhappy with. With the full contract coming up for bargaining in 2021, UMFA was deeply divided and in disarray. Both an internal election and decisions about the bargaining platform became deeply contentious. Some members wanted to put money into hiring external bargaining and media relations professionals. But a majority, including Curnow, thought that rather than seeking more polished ways to ask for a better deal, they should get serious about organizing and building power among the members in order to be more able to demand one. So UMFA put a great deal of work, long before the possibility of a strike loomed, into building the strength of the union on the shop floor in a unit-by-unit way. Around 30 active members participated in a well-known training for building organizing capacity, Jane Mcalevey’s “Organizing for Power”. UMFA also hired an organizer, who in turn built capacity to do that work among worker-leaders, including lots of one-on-one meetings and various other approaches for giving them lots of support to develop their skills and confidence to go back to their departments and organize. They also put a lot of work into talking with members, to build a picture of what they wanted and what they were willing to fight for. In addition – and this was Curnow’s main focus – UMFA began building power oriented outwards, towards the community and the formal political realm. This was part of a strategic decision to target the provincial government’s ongoing interference in the bargaining process. This externally focused work started from the deceptively simple approach of getting as many members as possible to meet with their MLAs to present some pretty easy and simple demands. Not only did this start a process of building relations of accountability between workers and politicians, but it also served as an important context in which members who had never done anything like this before developed their capacities to take action and politicized their understandings of their situation, which in turn opened possibilities for other kinds of action. This politicization began even prior to the MLA meetings, through the preparation sessions that Curnow led, where workers had a chance to “talk about the ways that the government mandate and interference in our workplaces was impacting them.” Wages were a prime concern for workers in this strike, after many consecutive years of no or tiny increases. But these conversations were the first time that workers started to realize that the relatively uncompetitive wages at U of M had created a “widespread recruitment and retention crisis” – meaning the university was having trouble recruiting and retaining faculty – across many different departments. This was an important issue to present to elected officials, Curnow said, “but it was really even more important for our members to hear that, and to hear that their experience was not isolated. … It really collectivized the experience and politicized it.” This crisis, and its broader implications for postsecondary education in Manitoba, became a central part of the union’s messaging. The strike began in early November 2021. There was both conventional picketing at the university and also what they called virtual picketing, which mobilized workers to take other kinds of actions from their own homes – contacting politicians, social media work, reaching out individually to friends and family, and other kinds of political work made possible by online tools. In line with the choice to target the province, there was also a picket at the legislature every day, and UMFA members showed up to protest at pretty much every public event held by Manitoba’s then-new premier. They also did door-to-door canvassing in Conservative ridings, had a prolific and creative social media and meme game, and worked with a group of supportive students on theatrical, disruptive, and direct actions of various kinds. The strike lasted for five weeks, and was resolved by an agreement to go to binding arbitration. That is not normally the kind of outcome that unions prefer, but in this instance it was binding arbitration that was explicitly instructed to ignore the province’s mandate to freeze wages. And while this was in no way a decisive victory for the union, Curnow said there were “a lot of significant things, small wins, that came out of the strike.” This included substantial wage gains for UMFA’s lowest paid members, significant progress in terms of building the union’s capacity and political position, and pushing the province to make quiet but real concessions that it didn’t want to make. In other words, despite the disarray the union had been in and the aggressive hostility from the province, an organizing orientation was able to accomplish a lot. For Curnow, that is the key lesson from the strike – that even in difficult conditions, an ongoing commitment to putting time and energy into developing a membership that is empowered and active is a key way for unions to build strength, defend past victories, and even make some gains. Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. We give you the chance to hear many different people that are facing many different struggles talk about what they do, why they do it, and how they do it, in the belief that such listening is a crucial step in strengthening all of our efforts to change the world. To learn more about the show, visit its website here: You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or email scottneigh[at] to join our weekly email update list. Talking Radical Radio is brought to you by Scott Neigh (, a writer, media producer, and activist based in Hamilton, Ontario, and the author of two books examining Canadian history through the stories of activists. The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope - Show 220: Slow Cura - 01/17/2022 17 Jan, 2022 || 1:57:45 || Looking inward and beyond at progressive, fusion and alternative sonic styles, near and far... || 2-Hour music radio program | pre-recorded broadcast Audible Observations (Playlist): Bjork: Stonemilker from Vulnicura [2015 / One Little Independent] Kaytranada: Intimidated ft. H.E.R. from Intimidated EP [2021 / RCA Records] Silus: Oriole from 12.14.16 [2017 / self-release] TEKE TEKE: Kaminari from Shirushi [2021 / Kill Rock Stars Records] Paulo Sinski Microband: LFO from PPE / LFO [2020 / Cosmic Resonance] Sevish: Same Old [12edo] from Re-Tuned [2021 / self-release] PREMIERE - Eine Kleine China: Carpe DM from Prince Tsushinkogyo [TO-BE-RELEASED JANUARY 28th 2022 / Boat Dreams From The Hill] bUDi: aWOLRDaWAY from /WORLD/GO/DUH/ [2021 / self-release] Archaics: Make it So from and i look to you? [2021 / self-release] Pick A Piper: How It Was Before from Sea Steps EP [2021 / Tin Angel Records] ACTORS: Obsession from Acts of Worship [2021 / Artoffact Records] A Formal Horse: Mr C’s Two Thousand and Threes from Meat Mallet [2021 / self-release] Green-Horse: Royal Fern from Music for Living Spaces [2021 / Leaving Records] Snowdrops: Egopolis from Inner Fires [2021 / Forwind Records] The Archives Assistant: Radiodrome2 from The Archives Assistant [2021 / Vacancy Recs] Time Wharp: Ingenue from Ingenue EP [2021 / Leaving Records] The Golden Age of Wrestling: matriarch from matriarch // rottweiler (Double A-Side) [2021 / Surviving the Game] Mary Lattimore: Sleeping Deer from Collected Pieces II [2021 / Ghostly International] Dan Caine: We’ll Rest Here Tonight from Into the Mountains [2021 / self-release] Fit to Eat Season 2 Episode 29.6 17 Jan, 2022 || 0:30:00 || Making Local Cider with Chris Adams || On this episode of "Fit to Eat" we head to the world headquarters of the Newfoundland Cider Company, in Clarenville, to speak with Chris Adams. We learn about the patience needed to start an agricultural enterprise in our province, as well as the excitement of consumers to buy local foods - and drinks. In the process, we learn a few things about cider as well. Since doing this interview, the NL Cider Company has moved to a more permanent location, but still in Clarenville. Drop by, and enjoy their new environs. Things continue to develop for the company, but I am still amazed that Nova Scotia ciders are freely available in a wide variety of Newfoundland's liquor outlets, but NL cider is allowed in only a handful of them. Yet. Seems like a NL Crown Corporation would be under a mandate to support NL businesses. But join us for a grand chat. Orchestral Manoeuvres after Dark 17 Jan, 2022 || 1:57:27 || Ep 43 || All new stuff including new singles from Destroyer, Beirut, Land of Talk, Blue Hawaii and more! Note: I accidentally uploaded my other show, The Charts and can't seem to delete. OMD is the second file (labelled). Sorry about that! Michael Eric Dyson – Chaos or Community? 17 Jan, 2022 || 0:57:00 || Michael Eric Dyson – Chaos or Community? || In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr wrote these prophetic words: “A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on the glaring contrast of poverty and wealth. The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. This may well be mankind’s last chance to choose between chaos or community.” More than five decades later the chaos is all too apparent: When we look around, we are faced with a raging pandemic with its mounting death toll, acute economic distress, a climate in peril and the fury of the January 6th insurrection and all that was behind it. We are at a proverbial crossroads. Collective action can address these problems. We can choose. Will it be chaos or community? Girlie So Groovie -- Episode #1088 17 Jan, 2022 || 1:55:59 || Girlie So Groovie -- Episode #1088 -- January 17, 2022 || Girlie So Groovie dubs itself as “The only show dedicated to the women who rock and to the people who love them!" Broadcasting on CJAM 99.1 FM since 2001 and now syndicating on community/campus radio stations across Canada and the US, we are a weekly award-winning music program that gives a stage to the pioneering and contemporary female and non-binary musicians in rock, punk, rap, hip hop, R&B, blues, jazz, electronic, country, alternative, indie-rock and so much more. Revolution Rock - Episode 917 17 Jan, 2022 || 3:53:00 || Revolution Rock - Episode 917 || Revolution Rock focuses on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres. This episode features short clips from interviews that were done for Revolution Rock in 2021 along with music from those artists. WINGS #40-21 Domestic Abuse - The Next Generation 17 Jan, 2022 || 0:28:49 || Ways to work with youth || Documentary from Australia features organizers and clients of youth-oriented groups that deal with domestic violence. They recognize youth often don't want to hear about domestic violence, that many of them grew up with such violence, and that they often don't want to leave the relationship. Help to recognize the elements of good relationships and practice them can sometimes be effective. Hotlines for when they decide they need help are important. Modern Jazz Today - Episode 311 16 Jan, 2022 || 4:43:04 || Today's Modern Jazz Improvisors, Creators and Tastemakers || Modern Jazz Today is a radio show that focuses on today’s jazz improvisers and creators, cutting their teeth and cutting the edge of sound. We are proud to present Modern Jazz Today as an avenue for discovering a new generation of jazz musicians, composers, improvisers and arrangers. Episode 250: Crime and the Acropolis 16 Jan, 2022 || 0:58:28 || Luke and Sebastien discuss the latest round up lgbt news || This week Luke and Sebastien discuss a flag bearing torn down in London, ON, then a sex protest at the Acropolis . Backbeat Episode 66 (January 16, 2022) 16 Jan, 2022 || 0:59:06 || Interesting stuff this week (as always I hope) || We'll hear the 1942 recording that defined how the tenor sax was going to sound in rock 'n' roll, Ruth Brown's first hit, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller's first recorded song, country blues from Tarheel Slim, a misguided attempt by RCA to make an Elvis clone and a whole lot more.