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Sandy and Nora talk politics, radical social change, what's currently wrong with the Left and what must happen to make it right.

Sandy and Nora talk politics, radical social change, what's currently wrong with the Left and what must happen to make it right.
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Sandy and Nora talk politics, radical social change, what's currently wrong with the Left and what must happen to make it right.

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English


Episodes

Episode 77 – debate night and the fall of Canada’s old order

10/8/2019
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Sandy and Nora stayed up very late to bring you a hot-off-the-press analysis of the only English-language federal election debate. You’ll hear why Jagmeet Singh won and why no one should consider voting Liberal if they’re progressive. The post Episode 77 – debate night and the fall of Canada’s old order appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:56:33

Episode 76 – climate change and gun violence in #elxn43

10/1/2019
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In this episode, Nora and Sandy look at how climate change and gun violence are being used (or ignored) by the parties to seek support. The post Episode 76 – climate change and gun violence in #elxn43 appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:43:42

Episode 75 – #BlackFaceTrudeau and Canadian white supremacy

9/24/2019
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It feels like so long ago: Justin Trudeau in Blackface hit the election cycle like an atomic bomb. What did journalists miss? How bad was the coverage? And what does this affair tell us about who Canada really is? The post Episode 75 – #BlackFaceTrudeau and Canadian white supremacy appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:51:51

Episode 74 – a truly boring election

9/17/2019
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In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about Andrew Scheer’s racist/homophobic candidate problem, each of the party’s strategies to win and why Brampton is such an important place. LIVE SHOW ALERT!! Here’s everything you need to know about our upcoming live show in Toronto on Oct. 12. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1957725264331031/ The post Episode 74 – a truly boring election appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:42:28

Episode 73 – Letting the mask slip

9/10/2019
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In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the Vancouver Sun’s decision to publish (and then unpublish) an opinion piece advocating full-score white nationalism, and the problems that politicians face when they call themselves progressive but support increasing police budgets (and are then called out). The post Episode 73 – Letting the mask slip appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:41:25

Episode 72 – try not to despair with an election in the air

9/3/2019
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In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how progressives should orient themselves towards the federal election. Hint: drop the partisanship, get involved in a local campaign if the candidate is worth your time and don’t imagine that voting is the sum total of democratic involvement. ** RE: Nora’s comment about the per vote subsidy... The post Episode 72 – try not to despair with an election in the air appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:42:25

Episode 71 – fascists vs. antifascists

7/30/2019
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Sandy and Nora track the rise in talking about antifascists as being terrorists. From Maxime Bernier’s PP party to Donald Trump, we ask: where is the mainstream left defending antifascist resistance? The post Episode 71 – fascists vs. antifascists appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:42:09

Episode 70 – we need more time off

7/23/2019
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To celebrate the summer, Sandy and Nora talk about time off: vacations, sick days, taking days off just because you have a right to not work from time to time — get your hammock and the coldest drink you have, and think about all the things you would do with more time off work. The post Episode 70 – we need more time off appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:44:38

Episode 69 – It’s time to talk about the Greens

7/16/2019
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The Green Party, what is it good for? Sandy and Nora ask this question in earnest and conclude that it might be time for Canada’s partisan left to get serious about fighting for what they say they believe in. The post Episode 69 – It’s time to talk about the Greens appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:41:21

Episode 68 – will social media be the end of democracy?

7/9/2019
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July is the perfect month to take some time and reflect on how deeply we all truly are screwed, thanks to the overwhelming power that social media plays in our lives. If governments don’t figure out how to regulate this power, we can say goodbye to democracy. The post Episode 68 – will social media be the end of democracy? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 67 – Canada’s genocide denial complex

7/3/2019
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Indigenous Peoples’ Month in Canada comes to an abrupt end with Canada Day on July 1 – who are the agents working hard to erase Canada’s genocidal history and present? And how can we combat the talking points that obscure, hide or make it dangerous to talk about genocide and colonialism? Please, please read the... The post Episode 67 – Canada’s genocide denial complex appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:52:29

Episode 66 – arresting the left, protecting the right: the problem with police

6/25/2019
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There has been a recent burst of street violence perpetuated by the same individuals, looking to fight with social activists. The response from the police – indifference and violence against the targets of this violent – reminds us that we need to understand the role that police play in society, and they they aren’t there... The post Episode 66 – arresting the left, protecting the right: the problem with police appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:41:11

Episode 65 – why does the left ignore pop culture’s lessons?

6/18/2019
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The Toronto Raptors became Canada’s team, and the fervor and culture around the team tells us a lot about ourselves. Sandy and Nora talk about pop culture – sport, music, TV and image – and how the left ignores the lessons we can learn from pop culture at its peril. The post Episode 65 – why does the left ignore pop culture’s lessons? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:46:01

Episode 64 – we gotta fight for our rights to abooooortion

5/28/2019
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(This episode’s title was not approved by Sandy) This episode is a difficult one. Nora and Sandy talk about the struggle for access to abortion, how the struggle differs in Canada and the United States, and why so many people are fighting so hard to make abortion illegal. We reference this radio feature from CBC’s... The post Episode 64 – we gotta fight for our rights to abooooortion appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:44:40

Episode 63 – the fall of the liberal order and … financial literacy again?!

5/21/2019
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This episode is from the Q&A in Ottawa. The topics covered include: the fall of the post-war, liberal order, student organizing against Doug Ford, financial literacy and why white women dominate not-for-profits. To hear the first part of this live event, please click here: https://sandyandnora.com/episode-62-its-time-for-radical-worker-action/ The post Episode 63 – the fall of the liberal order and … financial literacy again?! appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:01:01:27

Episode 62 – It’s time for radical worker action

5/14/2019
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Episode 62 is a live show! Recorded live in Ottawa on May 8, Sandy and Nora talk about organizing across difference and the lessons that we can still learn from the Winnipeg General Strike. Episode 63 will be the audience Q&A and will come out next week. Thanks to the Mayworks festival for organizing this... The post Episode 62 – It’s time for radical worker action appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:49:59

Episode 61 – Are the Liberals bowing to white nationalists?

5/7/2019
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The biggest story from the 2019 budget barely made the news — the Liberals are tightening border security and making it much more difficult for people to seek asylum, including making it illegal to claim asylum from the United States. Sandy and Nora examine these new anti-refugee policies (including Doug Ford’s cuts to legal aid)... The post Episode 61 – Are the Liberals bowing to white nationalists? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:43:11

Episode 60 – debating debates

4/30/2019
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When should we engage with an idea, and when is engaging with an idea admitting that the idea isn’t racist trash? There’s no consensus on where the lines are, and so Sandy and Nora explore this debate, test the boundaries and discuss why debate for debate’s sake is boring. The post Episode 60 – debating debates appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:42:23

Episode 59 – Can we learn from what just happened in Alberta?

4/23/2019
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Sandy and Nora talk Alberta — finally! There are many lessons to be learned from how the Alberta NDP governed, how Jason Kenney governs himself, and what they’ve said is in store for Alberta under a UCP government. We dive into the details and project what this all means for the upcoming Canadian election. In... The post Episode 59 – Can we learn from what just happened in Alberta? appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 58 – the end of public higher education in Ontario

4/17/2019
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Last week, Doug Ford released his new budget. In it, his government committed to changing how universities and colleges are funded, by referring to “performance outcome” … two words that when placed beside one another, become so meaningless that it’s almost funny to read in a budget. Sandy and Nora are sounding the alarm —... The post Episode 58 – the end of public higher education in Ontario appeared first on Sandy & Nora Talk Politics.

Duration:00:45:48