NCRA Program Exchange - Main Page RSS of the most recent programs EN-ca Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:27:31 EDT Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01 GMT NCRA Program Exchange (Magnus Thyvold) (Magnus Thyvold) The aftermath of the Beirut explosion 6 Aug, 2020 || 0:20:13 || The aftermath of the Beirut explosion || The explosion near Beirut’s port on Tuesday killed 135 people and injured thousands more, according to the Lebanese health ministry. Officials say 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was the cause. According to public records, the chemicals were held at the port for six years, despite warnings about the danger they posed. Today on Front Burner, we get a first-hand account of the explosion and aftermath from Hanna Anbar of Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper, and discuss the challenge of rebuilding in a country already deep in economic crisis. Jazz Boulevard Radio Show 6 Aug, 2020 || 4:51:32 || Show #841 Week of AUG 07 2020 [Summer Series] || Summer Series – during the program's summer hiatus we present a series of Encore Presentations from the program's archive. New programming returns in September for our 17th season. CanCon friendly ... award-winning weekly syndicated radio show on-air since 2004. A weekly blend of the latest releases from musicians out in the clubs today, classic jazz tracks, Blues, World, and Acid Jazz. Available 3 Formats: One Part ... 2-Hour Show Two Part ... 2-Hour Show (2 segments of 58:00) Abridged 1-Hour Version _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ "For the longest time I thought I would be stuck in the 50's and 60's – that is, until I found your show; your music selections are simply beautiful.” E.H. Edmonton, Alberta "Let me suggest my favorite jazz ... 'Jazz Boulevard' – awesome mix across the spectrum, check it out – promise you won't be disappointed.” A.K. 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Pennsylvania, USA _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ Back Porch Bluegrass Show 5 Aug, 2020 || 0:57:40 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 04 August 2020 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 04 August 2020 - broadcast on Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand Indie Beat featuring Alex Runions 5 Aug, 2020 || 0:56:43 || 28 min feature of Alex Runions plus 28 min of Western Canadian Indie Music Mix || 28 minute feature (includes interview and songs) of Saskatchewan Country Music Association Award winning artist, Alex Runions, who has recently released his new single, 'Take it out on Me' plus tracks by Chris Buck Band, Andrea Nixon, Nation of Two, Dani Strong, Joey Clarkson, Garrett Scatterty, Sister Speak and Amos the Kid The Charts! 5 Aug, 2020 || 0:58:57 || Ep. 79 Check out this week's top 15 Canadian albums across genres! || Happy August! We're back again this week with multi-genre chart topping greatness featuring a few fun new entries this week! 15 titles, all new, all CanCon! Wares-Living Proof The Jerry Cans-SOS Land of Talk-Diaphonous Little Kid-Transfiguration Highway Owen Pallett- --->(i) *I just called this 'one'. I have no idea :D Brenna Lowrie-Longest Night Crack Cloud-Ouster Stew Austra w/ Cecile Believe-Mountain Baby Gum Country-There's a Crumb Ora Cogan-Sleeping Braids-Here 4 U Pottery-Bobby's Forecast Pantayo-VVV (They Lie) Lido Pimienta-Pelo Cucu Zoon-Was & Always Will Be Deep Threes for 8/5/20 5 Aug, 2020 || 0:58:00 || Music beyond boundaries for a digital world! || Featuring sounds from Melanie De Biasio, Tim Hecker, Kamasi Washington and more.... Cheeze Pleeze # 841 5 Aug, 2020 || 0:29:45 || Pardner, we take a look at a children's record of the 1950s and the songs and culture... || ..of the western cowboy era, zap your ears with some musical tesla coils and and incredibly incredible celebrity guest we haven't heard from awhile and we make sure you know he's here. Siedah Garrett 5 Aug, 2020 || 2:00:00 || Grammy Winner & 2x Oscar Nominee Joins Me To Talk New Music & MORE! || RAINBOW COUNTRY A 2 HOUR Syndicated Gay radio show & #1 LGBT Podcast Working to give voice to the LGBT Community & BEYOND! ON EPISODE 209: HR 1 Grammy Winner & 2x Oscar Nominee Siedah Garrett joins me to Talks about her NEW single The New Frontier (Say Their Names) A protest/peace song RACE RELATIONS CAREER HIGHLIGHTS f/ Michael Jackson, Madonna & MORE! & HR 2 3 SONG MUSIC SETS f/ Disco Sylvester R&B Liberty Silver Rock Ships Have Sailed Pop Michelle Treacy Retrospect 60s Garage Punk Show episode 427 4 Aug, 2020 || 0:57:29 || 60s global garage rock || THE BEATLES vs THE STONES - via Spain, Mexico, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Colombia, Canada, Japan and France! 976 - Amplified Radio Network 4 Aug, 2020 || 1:56:00 || 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: Opposing Islamophobia in all of its intersections 4 Aug, 2020 || 0:28:17 || Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi talk about the work of Rivers of Hope. || Sidrah Ahmad-Chan and Niya Abdullahi are members of Rivers of Hope, an organization based in Toronto whose “mission is to dismantle Islamophobia, racism, and all related forms of oppression” in order “to create a safer and more equitable world for us all.” Scott Neigh interviews them about Islamophobia in Canada and about the work they are doing to address it. The list of high-profile manifestations of Islamophobia in Canada is long and serious, even just in recent years. There was the massacre of Muslim worshippers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City on Janaury 29, 2017, by a white man with far-right politics. In that same year, there was the aggressive wave of Islamophobic organizing by the grassroots far right and within the Conservative Party in response to a non-binding parliamentary motion called M-103 condemning Islamophobia. And then there is Law 21 in Quebec, which bans public sector workers from wearing religious symbols and recipients of certain public services from covering their faces, in a move that in practice targets Muslim women. And all of that is without getting into the ways in which over the last three decades the Canadian state has participated in military action against multiple Muslim-majority countries, and has surveilled, targeted, and harassed Muslim communities in Canada. All of that, however, is just the most publically visible tip of the proverbial iceberg. From microaggressions, to discrimination, to verbal abuse, to harassment and assault, Muslims in Canada are subjected to all manner of everyday harms and indignities that seldom get mainstream attention. Muslims are of course as diverse as any other large group of people, and experiences of everyday Islamophobia vary a great deal according to the other oppressions that intersect in their experience – Black Muslims experience Islamophobia bound together with anti-Black racism, Muslim women experience gendered Islamophobia, and so on. Rivers of Hope got its start with research that Ahmad-Chan was doing as part of her MA at the University of Toronto. She interviewed Muslim women from the Greater Toronto Area to build a qualitative picture of the kinds of gendered Islamophobia that they face and the ways that it impacts their lives. She is no stranger to facing Islamophobia herself but, still, she heard some things that surprised her. Ahmad-Chan decided that she couldn’t just type up her findings and leave it at that – she had to use them to inform action, to give back to her community. Initially, with the help of artist Azza Abbaro, she turned her findings into the Rivers of Hope Toolkit in 2018, which was then distributed in the community and online. From there, she and two other women founded Rivers of Hope as a collective. They got some funding to create a workshop for high schools called “Challenging Islamophobia through Education and the Arts.” Part of that process was recruiting facilitators to deliver the workshop, and it was at this point that Abdullahi joined the team. The workshop talks about the basics of Islamophobia – what it is, how it happens, and so on. It is also very focused on solutions, encouraging participants to reflect on their own actions and attitudes, but also helping build skills for people to intervene when they witness an Islamophobic incident in public. A particularly popular part of the workshop, according to Ahmad-Chan, is its use of the “theatre of the oppressed” model, where people act out a skit in which an incident occurs, and audience members can volunteer to join the skit as a bystander and act out how they might intervene. So far, they have delivered the workshop in more than 20 schools, a few postsecondary institutions, as well as in various community contexts and to teachers in professional development contexts. In the coming years, they plan to significantly increase their outreach and their delivery of the workshop across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, and they also hope to develop more workshops dealing with specific aspects of Islamophobia. Though they are currently working against Islamophobia in an educational mode, they recognize the need for systemic change. In particular, they understand Islamphobia as intimately linked to the many other forms of systemic oppression that shape life in Canada. For that reason, the struggles against them must be linked as well. They argue that addressing Islamophobia in Canada must look like committing to decolonization, it must look like working to defund the police, it must look like questioning how borders divide us, it must look like taking a critical stance towards mainstream Canadian multicultural nationalism, and much more. 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. Homeless encampments, COVID-19, and Canada’s housing crisis 4 Aug, 2020 || 0:25:10 || Homeless encampments, COVID-19, and Canada’s housing crisis || Since the start of the pandemic, homeless encampments have multiplied in parks across Canada. City officials are worried about safety and sanitation, and as a result, many have tried to dismantle such camps, with varying degrees of success. That’s because some residents are fighting for their right to stay. Today on Front Burner, you’ll meet residents of one encampment in Toronto. And, Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Housing and global director of the housing advocacy organization The Shift, talks to host Josh Bloch about the complexities of dealing with encampments, and why she thinks there’s an opportunity now to make lasting change to Canada’s housing crisis. 038 - Fables for your Microscope for July 31 2020 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:59:54 || Scandals scandals tomatoes scandals || scandals cats drunks danger Back Porch Bluegrass Show 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:58:00 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 28 July 2020 || Back Porch Bluegrass Show - 28 July 2020 - broadcast on Free FM, Hamilton, New Zealand Latin Waves interviews author/Educator Dr David Kirkland 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:28:57 || Transforming the world with more inclusive education methods || David E. Kirkland is a trans-disciplinary scholar of English and urban education, who explores the intersections among urban youth culture, language and literacy, urban teacher preparation, and digital media. He analyzes culture, language, and texts, and has expertise in critical literary, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic research methods. He has received many awards for his work, including the 2008 AERA Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award and was a 2009-10 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and is a former fellow of NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices. Dr. Kirkland has published widely. His most recent articles include: ” Black Skin, White Masks’: Normalizing Whiteness and the Trouble with the Achievement Gap” in urban contexts: Politics, Pluralism, and Possibilities” (English Education), and “We real cool: Examining Black males and literacy” (Reading Research Quarterly). He is currently completing his fourth book, A Search Past Silence, to be published through Teacher College Press s Language and Literacy Series. Dr. Kirkland believes that, in their language and literacies, youth take on new meanings beginning with a voice and verb, where words when spoken or written have the power to transform the world inside-out Peter Andreas - Drugs & War 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:57:00 || Peter Andreas - Drugs & War || Many of us are aware of the spurious deals between government, sometimes called state actors and the drug trade. There are long-running TV series like Narco, based in Colombia, and El Chapo based in Mexico. There are major books about CIA involvement in drug trafficking in the 1980s to fund U.S. interventions in Central America, as well as in Southeast Asia and Afghanistan. Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, opium, amphetamine and cocaine lace through the history of human conflict. Each of these addictive substances has fueled our larger addiction to war itself. Episode 175: Poland's LGBT Free Zones 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:58:33 || In this week's Episode Luke and Sebastien discuss Poland's LGBT Free Zones || In this week's Episode Luke and Sebastien discuss Poland's LGBT Free Zones. They also discuss Pride flags, Vancouver Pride and the upcoming Census questions. Modern Jazz Today - Episode 235 3 Aug, 2020 || 4:39:27 || 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. The risks vs. rewards of sending kids to school 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:23:26 || The risks vs. rewards of sending kids to school || In September, schools across the country will reopen — many for the first time since the pandemic shut them down months ago. And while provinces have released their plans to keep students and teachers safe, parents are still struggling with whether to send their children to class. Today on Front Burner, Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University and author of parenting books like Cribsheet and Expecting Better breaks down what the data says about the risks of opening up schools. WINGS #16-20 After Incest 3 Aug, 2020 || 0:28:49 || The Healing Years: Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse || Excerpts from the film The Healing Years: Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse highlight the long process of recovering from childhood incest trauma. Updated version of WINGS #31-02