March 22, 2013: Rebroadcast of Rural Women Making Change; Ian Clough and I on the ex-Klinec work and labour issuesers

Listen to entire program here: Dr Kerry Preibisch was a researcher with the Rural Women Making Change  research project. Her research includes “international labour migration and global agro-food systems; gender, migration and development; and im/migrant communities in rural Canada.” She was on the phone from Guelph and described her research, the particular challenges for women […]

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March 15, 2013: Petcoke: producing, storing and burning it is all bad; Ryan Herriot and refugee health care in Canada

Listen to entire program here: Giant piles of black material began to rise on the Detroit side of the river over the last few months and local environmental activists have exposed the piles as petroleum coke, or petcoke. This material is produced when oil is refined and in this case what is being refined by […]

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March 8, 2013: International Women’s Day. Foreign dancers face exploitation in Windsor: ‘Natasha’s’ story

Listen to entire program here: We pass them all the time on Wyandotte St, downtown, on Huron Church, over on Seminole and various other locations without much thought. Mostly they are nondescript looking places, others though feature signs with provocative images, drink specials and lap dances. I’m talking of strip clubs. Rarely do we think […]

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March 1 2013: CAW’s Local 444 president Dino Chiodo & labour issues

Host disclaimer: I am a former union activist when I was working for a wage, and today I sit as a member at large on the labour council that Dino is president of and also I am president of the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre which receives some funding from CAW Local 444 Listen to entire […]

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Feb. 22, 2013: Melissa and Brian Austin & We Are Wisconsin

Listen to entire program here: Wisconsin activists Melissa and Brian Austin were in Windsor on Saturday, February 16th to talk about their involvement with the Wisconsin Uprising 2 years ago and the documentary film “We Are Wisconsin”. The film was screened that Saturday at the CAW Local 200/444 hall and Brian and Melissa were on […]

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Feb. 15, 2013: Black History Month: Sandwich activists John Elliot and Terrance Travis

Listen to entire program here: February is Black History Month and the Sandwich Town section of Windsor is a good place to start in order to understand and take to heart the Black reality in our community. From the Underground Railroad to the dire straits the community is in today, there is a long and […]

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Feb. 8, 2013: David Heap and the Gaza’s Ark project

Listen to entire program here: On the program  I spoke with David Heap, a prominent Palestinian rights activist who was aboard the Canadian Boat to Gaza and is a member of Gaza’s Ark. This new project will attempt to raise money to build a boat in Gaza that will then set sail with goods made […]

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Feb. 20, 2013: CJAM/CKUT Homelessness Marathon

On Wednesday evening CJAM provided a live remote to the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre as part of CKUT’s 11th Annual Homelessness Marathon. Local media has been focusing on a supposed increase in the number of panhandlers in the downtown core (Windsor Star & Windsorite.ca). In a city where millions are being spent on a new […]

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Feb. 1, 2013: CCPA’s David MacDonald & income inequality in Canada

Listen to entire program here: On Friday I spoke to David MacDonald, senior economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives about his take on the recent data release by StatsCan which indicates growing inequality in Canada. The release also generated a firestorm of sorts in the mainstream media setting the data either as, in […]

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Jan. 25, 2013: Domestic Drones redux; Rockin Robbie in the studio, and some social justice commentary & announcements

Listen to entire program here: As you could perhaps tell my principle radio tool was not working well on Friday, and I’ve been pretty much laid up all week some with some kind of weird throat thing, so  tried to come up with a program that is both relevant to immediate issues and where I […]

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