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Radio Free Winnipeg’s mission is to challenge manicured discourses and illuminate the issues and history erased in the mainstream. Radio Free Winnipeg broadcasts bi-monthly on CKUW 95.9FM from the University of Winnipeg, on Treaty One Territory. Hosted and Produced by Greg Gallinger and Scott Price.
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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 22, 2018

We continue to talk about why Canada sucks with a focus on Winnipeg politics. We are in the midst of a civic election and well it is fairly depressing. Ohh and the NDP sat on info about lead contamination in one of the poorest parts of Winnipeg.

We talk with Kent Davies about how 2018 is the year Winnipeg has just given up and how utterly depressing electoral politics are in Winnipeg. Kent started doing Simpsons memes about Winnipeg and Manitoba politics to keep some form of sanity and has since become a go to source of comentary and satire of politics in the Keystone province.

A Perfectly Cormulent Election- Kent's Simpsons meme blog
http://embiggenmanitoba.tumblr.com/

True North Square Deal now includes affordable housing
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/true-north-square-financing-affordable-housing-1.4831490

1.200% surge in meth-related hospital visits tied to increased violence: Manitoba Nurses Union
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/1-200-surge-in-meth-related-hospital-visits-tied-to-increased-violence-manitoba-nurses-union-1.4829163

For Bowman, winning the race could mean switching his base.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/for-brian-bowman-winning-the-race-could-mean-switching-his-base-1.4825194

'Absolutely Floored':Resident never told of lead contamination in Point Douglas soil because NDP sat on info. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-soil-ndp-point-douglas-1.4821339

Sep 10, 2018

In the 5th episdoe of our series of why Canada Sucks we talk about the large and harmful affect Hydro has had on northern indigenous communities in Manitoba. We talk with Sadie Phoenix-Lavoie who is the community coordinator for Wa Ni Ska Tan, an alliance of hydro affected communities about the recent report about the decades of abuse associated with Manitoba Hydro projects in northern Manitoba.

Later in the show you will hear an interview with David Bighetty who completed a 1,000km walk from Leaf Rapids to call attention to the displacement of the community of Granville Lake in 2003.

We played Fire 2 the Water by Lenord Sumner. That song is off his latest album Standing in the Light 
http://www.leonardsumner.com/

Find out more about Wa Ni Ska Tan here http://hydroimpacted.ca/

'Pure Trauma': Fox Lake members stricken after hasty release of troubling report https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trauma-in-fox-lake-after-report-release-1.4797165

'An open wound': Fox Lake leadership says historical sexual abuse by Hydro workers haunts residents  https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/fox-lake-cree-nation-sexual-abuse-manitoba-hydro-1.4795241

David Bighetty completes epic trek, calls for more action on rebuilding Granville Lake  https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/david-bighetty-completes-epic-trek-calls-for-more-action-on-rebuilding-granville-lake-1.23398008

For Background here is a artilce about the resistance to Hydro in Cross Lake Manitoba https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/treaty-violations-and-hydro-payment-rebellion-cross-lake

Article that covers more of the history of the impact of Manitoba Hydro in northern Mantioba  https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/flooded-and-forgotten

 

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