Archive | 2012

Dec. 21, 2012: Jode Kechego on Idle No More in Ottawa; Rayven Howard live in studio; CodePink’s Tighe Barry protests at NRA “press conference”

Listen to entire program here: Local photographer Doug MacLellan was in the studio and took some shots that you can see HERE Today there is a swirl of news, from the Friday NRA news conference announcing that organization’s call for armed police in all schools to prevent another shooting tragedy, to the growing strength of […]

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Dec 14, 2012: Ellen Gabriel and First Nations’ relationship with Canada; John Fraser and housing as a human right; sounds of Idle No More in Windsor, On.

Listen to entire program here: Between Dec 2-4th , the Assembly of First Nations held a Special Chiefs Assembly in Gatineau,Quebec intended to develop a “consensus on fundamental issues and common interests in relation to First Nation- Crown relations, international relations and partnerships”. The issues included “health and wellness, claims and land rights, education, residential […]

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Dec 7, 2012: Amnesty International Canada’s Beth Berton-Hunter & Human Rights Day; John Clarke & provincial cuts to social assistance

Listen to entire program here: Amnesty International is perhaps the most well-known human rights organization, and for Human Rights Day it is sponsoring a Write for Rights campaign.  You are invited to “join individual letter writers across the country and around the world by taking some time on or around Human Rights Day, December 10th […]

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Nov 30, 2012: Free Swims & Fundraising for Windsor Youth Centre; Lottie Spady and Detroit’s Hantz Farms’ land grab

UPDATE ON HANTZ WOODLANDS STORY AND COMMUNITY FIGHTBACK TO ESTABLISH A COMMUNITY RUN LAND TRUST RUN BY NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL:   In the first half hour I spoke to CUPE 543 President  Mark VanderVoort and Mike Gibbons, OPIRG board member and President of the Social Justice Club on campus about their organizations’ plans for fundraising for […]

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Nov. 23, 2012: Windsor rally for Gaza; Ehab Lotayef and the assault on Gaza

Listen to entire program here: The dust is settling on the Gaza strip as citizens there survey the wreckage caused by Israeli crimes in that country’s latest assault on Gaza under the diplomatic cover of the US, Canada, NATO, and so on. This is a shameful event where even though there is a ceasefire, questions […]

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Nov. 16, 2012: Dave Vasey on the Tar Sands & Line 9; Mohammed Almoayad: attack on Gaza & “A Child’s View of Gaza” art exhibit

Listen to entire program here: NOV.24TH: CLICK HYPERLINK FOR UPDATE: “The Tar Sands Come to Ontario: No Line 9 We got down and dirty on Friday – namely bitumen from the Tar Sands in Alberta and the growing traffic of the stuff in pipelines and to tankers on the west coast. In our backyard Kalamazoo […]

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Nov. 9, 2012: Pledge Drive program! Rockin’ Robbee kicks things off!

Listen to entire program here: Rockin’ Robbee kicks things off: 2012 Pledge Drive: click image below to make an online pledge Remembrance Day: a time to reflect and a time to resolve no more war. John Prine and “Sam Stone”: Coming up this week:

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Nov. 2 2012: Melisa Larue and “Powershift”; commentary on Windsor in the Neo-liberal age

Listen to entire program here: I welcomed Melisa Larue, a Windsor activist who I first met at Occupy Windsor where she put in a lot of time and passion, and she hasn’t slowed down. Just days ago, from October 26-29, she was at Powershift in Ottawa, a youth gathering in support of climate justice and […]

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Oct. 26, 2012: Trish Hennessy and the Living Wage campaign; Rockin’ Robbee with comments on the Ward 3 meeting

Listen to entire program here: It was the last Friday of the month on the 26th and as usual Rockin’ Robbee came in to the studio to play a tune or two and he filled us in on the Ward 3 meeting he went to earlier that week. City Councillors have been announcing ward meetings […]

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Oct 19, 2012: Amin Rehman and “A IS FOR…”; Chris Crossroads with some banjo stylings and Occupy Windsor/Occupy Detroit reminisences.

Listen to entire program here:  On Friday we heard from artist Amin Rehman whose work opened that evening at the Artcite Gallery on University Ave at Pelissier next to the Capitol Theatre. According to his website, “… Rehman is a visual artist living in Toronto. He is an experimental painter whose work explores politicized cultural […]

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