In this episode we delve into environmental issues, specifically the issue of the Energy East pipeline: What is it? Why should we be worried about it? What are the possible environmental impacts? How can Manitoba, and more broadly Canada, meet carbon emission targets and do it's part to quell the effects of climate change.
To get some insight into this issue we speak with Alex Paterson, a community organizer with Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition, who has been organizing opposition and hounding politicians from all levels of government to commit to prioritizing environmental issues.
Ahmad Moussa is a Canadian of Palestinian origin, he holds a Master of Arts in International Law and Human Rights and is a freelance writer for various national and international news agencies. As a human rights advocate and scholar he has focused on advancing Indigenous rights both in his career and academic life.
In this episode we sit down with Ahmad to discuss the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, Indigenous solidarity, and Canada's role in supporting the ongoing occupation.
For more on Ahmad checkout his website http://www.ahmadamoussa.com
This episode also features the song "Long Live Palestine" by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey.
If you'd like to learn more about the dispossession of Palestinians we recommend the four part Al Jazeera documentary Al Nakba as a good starting place.
To compliment last episode’s excerpt of Adam Gaudry’s talk we decided to get him on the phone with us to discuss Métis history,identity and nationhood a little further.
This episode originally aired January 31st, 2016 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
In this episode we discuss our lack of education about the history of the Métis despite living in their historic homeland. How do the numbered treaties relate to the Manitoba Treaty and how do Métis fit into the current context? We turn to Adam Gaudry, whose recent talk "Are The Métis Treaty People?" breaks it all down.
This episode originally aired January 17th, 2016 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
In this episode we play an interview we recorded with Harsha Walia, an activist with the Vancouver chapter of No One Is Illegal and the author Undoing Border Imperialism. Due to technical difficulties we weren’t able to use the interview when it was originally recorded in October, but seen as the issues discussed such as refugees, islamophobia and colonialism are still relevant we’ve decided it’s better to be late than never.
This episode originally aired Jan 3rd, 2016 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
Totally phoning it in on this episode, we give a quick update on our previous discussion about militarism on campus and then play a bunch of songs (note the heavy G7 Welcoming Committee influence).
No Canada - Lee Reed
Body Building - Submission Hold
Dear Coach’s Corner - Propagandhi
Tourists - Greg MacPherson (featuring Hailey Primrose)
Today’s Empire, Tomorrow’s Ashes - The Magnificent 7’s (Propagandhi cover)
This episode originally aired December 20th, 2015 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
In this episode we examine controversy at the University of Winnipeg over Canadian Armed Forces recruitment and militarism on campus. We hear from Andrew Vineberg of the activist group Fun Class and discuss a recent article in the Manitoban.
This episode originally aired December 6th, 2015 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
Continuing the theme of alternative media we sat down with Anishnaabe/Métis comedian, writer, and podcaster Ryan McMahon. McMahon is the host of the podcast Red Man Laughing and runs the Indian & Cowboy podcast network. His work has been featured on Just For Laughs, CBC, and Vice.
Though Red Man Laughing started as an outlet for his comedy work, McMahon has dedicated the most recent season of Red Man Laughing to the concept of reconciliation, which he has been exploring through a series of talks and interviews with prominent Indigenous voices.
For our fifth episode we turn the microphones around to speak with the folks behind the everyday operation of CKUW in interviews with station manager, Rob Schmidt; program director, Robin Erickson; volunteer coordinator, Victoria King; and news director, Michael Welch, about community radio and how it fits into the media landscape.
This episode originally aired on November 8th, 2015 on CKUW 95.9 FM.
For our fourth episode Scott and Greg delve into their own experience and interest in media and politics; how music played an important role in developing their curiosity; and try to dissect the concept of “Alternative Media.”
This episode originally aired October 25th, 2015 on CKUW 95.9FM