Feb. 21 2014: Inside the Burden: Stories of Refugee Youth

Listen to entire program here: In this audio segment, Naomi Levitz describes the creative process in the production of the play, and Muna and Walabo describe their experiences as performers on stage and how important it is that the stories of refugees to Windsor be told: About the play: “Inside the Burden – Stories of […]

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Jan. 31, 2014: Minimum Wage with Michal Rozworski & Rockin Robbee

Listen to entire program here: Read Rozworski’s article: The political aspects of the minimum wage Political Eh-conomy: Left economic analysis from the Unceded Coast Salish Territories For the segment with Michal Rozworski on the minimum wage click here: *********************************** Pete Seeger’s passing means we all have to carry on with his work of justice and […]

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Oct 25, 2013: Mike Spencer and struggles on WSIB

Listen to entire program here: Ever been injured at work? Think if you are you’ll be looked after and made whole? Many injured workers in Ontario are living another reality after being injured and then entering the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board – WSIB – system. According to a website for Ontario injured workers, the […]

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Sept. 13 2013: Jeff Noonan and the CUPE 1393 strike at UWindsor; short piece on Sept. 9th Democracy Rally at city hall

Listen to entire program here: This was a pre-recorded program and I will not be crossing the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1393 picket lines. I do understand that the union has given CJAM staff and programmers a pass to cross the lines; however, this is a stand I feel I must take because […]

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June 12, 2013: Save UWindsor’s Centre for Studies in Social Justice

Listen to entire program here: The sounds of justice: a lively community rally meant to keep the CSSJ open occurred June 3rd. Featuring Fran Cachon, Bonnie Drago, Dr Tanya Basok, Dr. Jeff Noonan, Kenneth McLeod and others. You can hear it here: By Paul Chislett: On Monday June 3 a fine and spirited assembly of […]

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March 29, 2013: Andrea Landry & Jode Kechego on Idle No More; Rockin Robbee on guitar

Listen to entire program here: On Thursday, March 28th an Idle No More teach-in was held in Moot Court in the law faculty at the University of Windsor. On Friday’s program I welcomed two of the panelists, Andrea Landry, First Nations activist and a key organizer of various Idle No More actions and an MA […]

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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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