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Indigenous women rising in the face of violence and injustice

4/23/2019
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In episode #317 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Carol Martin (Nisga'a) and Sophie Merasty (Denesuline and Woodland Cree). Both have been part of the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood in Vancouver for almost 30 years, and both were involved in producing *Red Women Rising*, a new publication in which Indigenous women in what has been called the "ground zero for violence against Indigenous women" come together to talk about injustice, survival, leadership, and the changes that...

Duration:00:28:14

Supporting refugees in a small Quebec border town

4/16/2019
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In episode #316 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Frances Ravensbergen. She is a resident of a small Quebec town close to Roxham Road, the most frequently used point for refugees wanting to cross the border irregularly from the US into Canada. She is also a member of Bridges Not Borders, a migrant justice group that residents of that town founded to support the increased number of refugees making the crossing since the election of Donald Trump. For a more detailed description...

Duration:00:28:01

Building the skills of social movement organizers

4/9/2019
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In episode #315 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Peter Gibbs, a co-director of Organize BC. They talk about Organize BC's use of training, coaching, and community-building to build the skills of organizers working for social and environmental justice in western Canada. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/04/09/trr-organize_bc/ ‎

Duration:00:27:52

A campaign to raise the minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador

4/2/2019
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In episode #314 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Alyse Stuart and Keith Dunne. They are active with the Fight for $15 and Fairness – Newfoundland and Labrador, and they speak about how that campaign is fighting to increase one of the lowest minimum wages in Canada to $15/hour. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/04/02/trr-newfoundland_minimum_wage/

Duration:00:28:10

A solidarity fund by and for trans women in Montreal

3/26/2019
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In episode #313 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Estelle Davis. She is one of the co-founders of Taking What We Need, a solidarity fund created by and for trans women in Montreal. They talk about the limits of the politics of visibility, about the barriers that trans women face, and about the solidarity fund. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/03/26/trr-taking_what_we_need/

Duration:00:28:16

Radical music, graphic history, and the Winnipeg General Strike

3/19/2019
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In episode #312 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Vancouver-based musician and artist David Lester. He is musically best known as half of rock duo Mecca Normal, while graphically he has for decades created everything from leaflets to posters to graphic novels. They talk about the power of combining radical politics with art and music and about Lester's latest book, 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike (Between the Lines, 2019), created in collaboration with...

Duration:00:28:07

Building tenant power in Ottawa's Herongate neighbourhood

3/12/2019
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In episode #311 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interview Tammy Mast and Kenneth Aliu of the Herongate Tenant Coalition. They talk about the coalition's fight against mass evictions, chronic disrepair, rent increases, and gentrification in an Ottawa neighbourhood containing one of the largest clusters in the country of rental housing owned by a single private sector landlord. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:08

Defending reproductive rights in Alberta

3/5/2019
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In episode #310 of Talking Radical Radio (March 5, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews Kathy Dawson, who is a board member of the Alberta Pro-Choice Coalition. She talks about the major threats to sexual and reproductive rights in Alberta today and about the work of the Coalition to defend them. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/03/05/trr-alberta_pro-choice/

Duration:00:28:13

Fighting harassment and discrimination in the workplace

2/26/2019
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In episode #309 of Talking Radical Radio (February 26, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews former firefighter Liane Tessier and retired business professor Judy Haiven. They talk about the landmark human rights case related to workplace harassment and gender discrimination that Tessier fought, and about the work of Equity Watch -- a grassroots group based in Halifax that the two co-founded that aims to fight bullying, harassment, and discrimination in workplaces by supporting individuals and...

Duration:00:28:00

John Clarke's decades of militant anti-poverty organizing in Ontario

2/19/2019
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In episode #308 of Talking Radical Radio (February 19, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews John Clarke, an organizer with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) from its founding in 1990 until his retirement in late January. They talk about Clarke's long involvement in radical grassroots politics, particularly in OCAP, and about the challenges that social movements face today. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/02/19/trr-john_clarke/

Duration:00:27:53

Sex-positive parenting and social justice

2/12/2019
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In episode #307 of Talking Radical Radio (February 12, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews Mike Reynolds of Everyday Girl Dad and Frédérique Chabot of Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights about this year's Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Week. The campaign's theme is "sexual health at all ages," and they talk about sex-positive parenting and its connection to gender, sexual, and social justice. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:13

A successful campaign against medical colonialism

2/5/2019
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In episode #306 of Talking Radical Radio (February 5, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews pediatric emergency physician and long-time grassroots activist Samir Shaheen-Hussain. They talk about the #aHand2Hold campaign, which won a victory against medical colonialism in Quebec in 2018. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/02/05/trr-hand_to_hold/

Duration:00:27:53

Anti-Black city-building and Black community resistance in Halifax

1/29/2019
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In episode #305 of Talking Radical Radio (January 29, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews community activist LaMeia Reddick and scholar Ted Rutland. They talk about the long histories of anti-Black racism in the policies and practices that have built the greater Halifax area and the equally long histories of survival and resistance by Black communities there, and about what those histories mean for today and for the future. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:12

Cindy Blackstock's long fight for the rights of First Nations children

1/22/2019
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In episode #304 of Talking Radical Radio (January 22, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews Cindy Blackstock -- a member of the Gitksan First Nation, a social worker, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, and the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also the most visible face of the long-term effort to get the Canadian government to end the ongoing injustice in its treatment of First Nations children. They talk about the pervasive...

Duration:00:28:13

Defending migrant workers in British Columbia

1/15/2019
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In episode #303 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Natalie Drolet. She is the executive director of the Migrant Workers' Centre BC (MWC), a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to migrant workers in British Columbia, and engages in public legal education and policy advocacy. They talk about the work of the MWC to challenge the injustices that migrant workers in Canada face under current immigration and labour policies. For a more detailed description of...

Duration:00:28:14

A land defence camp opposing the Line 3 tar sands pipeline

1/8/2019
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In episode #302 of Talking Radical Radio (January 8, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews Geraldine McManus. She is a Two-Spirit Dakota woman of the Bear Clan who is the driving force behind the Spirit of the Buffalo Camp, a prayer camp in rural Manitoba in opposition to Enbridge's Line 3 tar sands pipeline. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/01/08/trr-spirit_of_the_buffalo/

Duration:00:27:55

Support and advocacy with migrant and immigrant sex workers

1/1/2019
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In episode #301 of Talking Radical Radio (January 1, 2019), Scott Neigh interviews Alison Clancey and Jessi Taylor of SWAN Vancouver, a sex worker support organization based among migrant and immigrant women who do indoor sex work. They talk about the organization, its advocacy work, and its efforts to create spaces for migrant and immigrant sex workers to tell their own stories about their lives. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:28

REBROADCAST: Prisoner justice – from speaking out to organizing on the ground

12/25/2018
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This is a rebroadcast of episode #279 of Talking Radical Radio (originally broadcast on July 17, 2018). In it, Scott Neigh interviews El Jones, a poet, educator, and organizer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and that city's former poet laureate. She is deeply involved in working for justice for prisoners through a combined prisoner-led radio show and community organization called Black Power Hour. They talk about the fight against the injustices of policing and prisons, and about the...

Duration:00:27:25

Organizing in small-town Nova Scotia to stop offshore drilling

12/18/2018
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In episode #300 of Talking Radical Radio (December 18, 2018), Scott Neigh interviews Marilyn Keddy and Peter Puxley. They are long-time activists who are currently involved in the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia. They talk about CPONS' work to defend the province's fisheries and communities from the dangers of offshore oil and gas development, and about the importance of holding a full public inquiry into the potential impacts of such development. For a more detailed description of...

Duration:00:28:05

Tracking government erosion of democracy, participation, and dissent in Canada

12/11/2018
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In episode #299 of Talking Radical Radio (December 11, 2018), Scott Neigh interviews Tim McSorley, a former co-ordinator of the Voices-Voix coalition and a current member of its strategy group. They talk about the work of Voices to monitor and document the ways in which space for democratic dissent, debate, advocacy, meaningful participation, and protest has been systematically eroded, initially under the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but more recently under...

Duration:00:28:16