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

8/20/2019
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In this rebroadcast of episode #304 of Talking Radical Radio, 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:00:28:20

Towards an anti-racist and decolonial left in Quebec

8/13/2019
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In episode #333 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews May Chiu. She is a lawyer and grassroots activist based in Montreal, and one of the founding members of a group called Pour une dignité politique. They talk about the group's work to build an anti-racist and decolonial left in Quebec, as well as Chiu's personal involvement in opposition to the recent racist legislation in the province passed as Bill 21. For a more detailed description of the episode, go here:...

Duration:00:27:47

Canadian Catholics mobilizing in response to the climate crisis

8/6/2019
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In episode #332 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Marissa Vertrees of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and Agnes Richard of the GCCM's Canadian chapter. The movement's mission is to engage Catholics in addressing the climate crisis through spiritual, liturgical, lifestyle, and institutional change, and through engagement in advocacy for broader social and policy change. They talk about faith and climate action, and about what their movement is doing both globally...

Duration:00:28:11

A big win against discriminatory school dress codes

7/30/2019
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In episode #331 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Kate Curtis. She is a high school teacher and a co-founder of the End Dress Codes Collective. They talk about how dress codes result in barriers and discrimination for some students, and about the recent policy victory at the Toronto District School Board that happened thanks to the work of the collective and many others. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:04

Grassroots history and archiving in British Columbia

7/23/2019
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In episode #330 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Laura Cuthbert. She is an organizer with a keen interest in history, and she runs Populous Map, a grassroots project that aims to preserve and share marginalized histories from communities large and small across British Columbia, in ways that respect autonomy, privacy, and reciprocity. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/07/23/trr-populous_map/

Duration:00:27:52

Fighting the institutionalization of disabled Nova Scotians

7/16/2019
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In episode #329 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Marty Wexler and Claire McNeil of the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia. They talk about the ongoing institutionalization of people with disabilities in Nova Scotia and about the coalition's two decades of work to end the practice and to push the provincial government to provide the supports that people with disabilities need to live as full members of their communities. For a longer description of this episode, go...

Duration:00:27:59

Choral music as social and environmental justice activism

7/9/2019
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In episode #328 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews long-time activist and musician Rama DelaRosa. She is the director of the Resistance Rising Choir in Victoria BC. They talk about music, about movements, and about what Resistance Rising brings to struggles for social and environmental justice. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/07/09/trr-resistance_rising_choir/

Duration:00:27:52

The youth climate strike movement in Canada

7/2/2019
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In episode #327 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Emma Lim and Rebecca Hamilton. Lim, 18, is a high school student in London, Ontario. Hamilton, 17, is also a high school student, and she's based in Vancouver, BC. They are both organizers with Climate Strike Canada, and they talk about what they are doing to build the Canadian wing of the international movement of young people periodically striking from school to demand meaningful action on the climate crisis. For a more...

Duration:00:28:14

Trans youth challenging barriers to gender-affirming health care

6/25/2019
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In episode #326 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Kaeden Seburn and Jay Burns. Seburn is a Bachelor of Social Work student at Carleton University and a community organizer and advocate. Burns is a high school student currently finishing Grade 12. Both are active members of SAEFTY Ottawa, a group run by and for trans and gender-diverse youth in Ottawa. They talk about the group and about its use of research and advocacy to challenge barriers that youth face in accessing...

Duration:00:28:14

A gathering of radical health workers

6/18/2019
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In episode #325, Scott Neigh interviews Baj Mukhopadhyay, Bilal Mamdani, Alas Mata. Mukhopadhyay is a physician, Mamdani is a medical student, and Mata is an emergency medical technician, and all three ground their politics in struggles for collective liberation. They talk about the Liberation Health Convergence, a five day gathering of radical health workers that took place recently in Toronto. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:12

Speaking out against Canada's drug war

6/11/2019
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In episode #324 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Garth Mullins, an activist and organizer who has been part of many different movements, a freelance journalist, and an award-winning broadcaster. Mullins has also been a drug user for most of his adult life – primarily heroin in his younger years and methadone today – and he is currently a drug user activist. They talk about the drug war in Canada, about drug user organizing, and about Mullins' new podcast on these issues,...

Duration:00:28:18

The long fight against sex discrimination in the Indian Act

6/4/2019
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In episode #323 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Lynn Gehl, an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe, an advocate, and a writer based in Peterborough, Ontario. They talk about the long history of struggle by Indigenous women against sex discrimination in the federal Indian Act, and the current "6(1)(a) All The Way" campaign putting pressure on the Trudeau government to remove the last elements of sex discrimination from the act. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here:...

Duration:00:28:04

Feminist art in a digital age

5/28/2019
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In episode #322 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Hana Shafi, also known as Frizz Kid. She is an artist, a poet, a freelance writer, and a feminist. Her first book is *It Begins With The Body* (Book*Hug Press, 2018), which features her poetry and illustrations. Neigh and Shafi talk about her work and about her politics. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/05/28/trr-frizz_kid/

Duration:00:28:00

Defending campus radio in Ontario

5/21/2019
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In episode #321 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Jacky Tuinstra Harrison and Barry Rooke. Tuinstra Harrison is the general manager of CJRU 1280 AM, also called The Scope, a relatively new campus radio station affiliated with Ryerson University in Toronto. Rooke is the executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. They talk about the Ontario government's attack on campus radio, which is one facet of its broader attack on student organizations, and...

Duration:00:28:13

Transformative justice as response to sexual and gendered violence

5/14/2019
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In episode #320 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Hirut Melaku and Rachel Zellers of the Third Eye Collective, a group of Black women based in Montreal focused on developing transformative justice approaches for responding to sexual and gendered violence. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/05/14/trr-third_eye_collective/

Duration:00:28:06

Defending the Northumberland Strait and the communities that depend on it

5/7/2019
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In episode #319 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Jill Graham-Scanlan. She is the president of the Friends of the Northumberland Strait, and she talks about their work to oppose a plan that would see effluent from the Northern Pulp mill piped into the strait, putting ecosystems, fisheries, and communities at risk. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/05/07/trr-northumberland_strait/

Duration:00:28:14

Reducing the harms that prisons do while working to abolish them

4/30/2019
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In episode #318 of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh interviews Rowan Moyes of Bar None Winnipeg. They talk about Bar None's prison rideshare project, about prison abolitionist politics more generally, and about the other ways that Bar None and its members are working towards a world without prisons. For a more detailed description of this episode, go here: http://talkingradical.ca/2019/04/30/trr-bar_none_winnipeg/

Duration:00:28:06

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