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
The Divided Prairie City is a comprehensive study into income inequality across Winnipeg's neighbourhoods between 1970 - 2010. In this episode we talk to Andrew Kaufman of the Institute for Urban Studies here at the University of Winnipeg, and the study's editor.
This episode originally aired on CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg on October 11, 2015.
Adele Perry (@adeleperry) is a 19th Century Historian at The University of Manitoba and author of Colonial Relations: The Douglas-Connolly Family and the Nineteenth-Century Imperial World, published by Cambridge University Press. In episode 2 she sits down with us to talk about Winnipeg’s early problems with typhoid, the Greater Winnipeg Water District, and how the construction of the aquaduct that now supplies Winnipeg with water led to the dispossession of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation.
This episode originally aired on CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg on Sunday September 27, 2015.
On our first episode we discuss what you can expect from Radio Free Winnipeg, and talk to Monique Woroniak, Tasha Spillet and Liz Carlson, three of the women behind groundworkforchange.org, a website to support solidarity and just relationships with Indigenous peoples.
We cap off the episode with “I Pity The Country” by Willie Dunn, from the compilation album Native North America: Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966–1985.