GroundWire April 25, 2016 | #OccupyINAC, Winnipeg calls out racism, and headlines

This episode of Groundwire was produced by CiTR 101.9 FM on Unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia.

Headlines:

Manitoba elects the provincial Conservatives for the first time in nearly a generation | Michael Welch, CKUW

Coroner announces inquest into death of Andrew Loku #BlackLivesMatter | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

British Columbia declares public health emergency in response to fentanyl overdoses | Emily Blake, CiTR

Student files complaint against UBC at Human Rights Tribunal for mishandling of sexual assault report | Emily Blake, CiTR

Features:

Indigenous activists and allies began an occupation of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs office in Toronto in solidarity with Attawapiskat youth | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Carly Forbes, GroundWire

Community members protest against racism by popular Winnipeg radio DJ | Michael Welch, CKUW

Community Radio Report:

CiTR discusses the great success of having a spoken word coordinator to support the formation of new feminist, Indigenous, and accessibility radio collectives | Rohit Joseph, CiTR

Credits: Music this week was by Milk Toast and Elsa Jayne. https://elsajayne.bandcamp.com/album/heart

GroundWire April 11, 2016

This episode of GW was produced on traditional territory of Mohawk people the at CKUT radio in Montreal, hosted by Aaron Lakoff

Headlines: Hundreds gathered at We Believe Survivors Rally in Ottawa in response to the acquittal of Jian Gomeshi and the treatment of people who have experienced sexual assault in the criminal justice system | Carly Forbes with files from Greg Macdougall http://equitableeducation.ca/2016/believe-survivors-ottawa-audio

Montrealers rally in support of the Anishnabe community of Lac Simon after the killing of 25 year old Sandy Michel by reserve police | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Features: Montrealers rally in response to the killing of Jean-Pierre Bony by police | Brad Simpson, CKUT

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's production of Going Home Star is the first major artistic project to come out of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and has been on a national tour since last year. | Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

PEI premier announces movement towards providing abortion services in the province | Chloé Baruffa, CKUT

Community Radio Report: Dengê Cûdî means Voice of Cûdî and is a youth radio from Qami?lo (Rojava, north Syria) that broadcasts in Kurdish, Arabic and Assyrian. The station is currently unable to broadcast as their transmitter is burned. For more information see the international fundraising campaign RojavaPlan.com | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Music: Black Bodies by Ian Kamau and Black Lives Matter by d'bi Young from the Black Lives Matter Toronto mixtape. Find more at blacklivesmattertoronto.bandcamp.com.

We also Thank Audrey O'Breham and Omme-Salma Rahemtullah.

GroundWire | March 28: BLM Tentcity, music venues in London, campus radio could face referendum

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 94.9 CHRW in London, Ontario on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee people.

Headlines

Black Lives Matter Toronto sets up a tent city outside Toronto Police Headquarters

President of Western University's Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights verbally attacked on campus

Features

Scientists are breaking new ground in the study of Alzheimer's disease | Jocelyn Wong, CHRW

Refugees in African countries face similarly daunting circumstances and should be extended the same benefits as Syrian refugees | Michael Welch, CKUW

An exploration of the impact on music venues in London, Ontario | Sylvia Pozeg, CHRW

Community Radio Report

Western University's Student Council held a motion to add a referendum to seize funding to the campus radio station | CHRW

Music this week was by Whoop Szo

Headlines this week were written by Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Sara Mai Chitty

We thank all contributors, Gretchen King, Sara Mai Chitty and Istiana Bestari.

Tune in again to hear GroundWire on your local community radio station, or download at groundwire.ncra.ca or podcast at rabble.ca/podcasts

GroundWire | March 14 : International Women's Day Episode (English Version)

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe traditional territory in Kingston by CRFC. Hosted by Nathan Bateman, CFRC.

Headlines

-Students vote for BDS at McGill | CKUT

-Cuts to healthcare targets nurses in Ontario | CFRO

Features

-Indigenous perspective from Women's Summit in Montreal | GroundWire

-From Winnipeg, March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and updates from the 3-day consultation with the families | CKUW

-Protectors of the land react to BC Supreme Court injunction order | CFRO

-Rock Camp for Girls | CJSF

Community Radio Report

-AMARC Commemorates IWD by spotlighting community radio programming from Canada | CKUT

Music this week was Feist (Cancon) - Single - 1234.

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Nathan Bateman, Audrey O'Breham, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Rose Marie Whalley, Michael Welch, CJSF and Gretchen King.

GroundWire | March 14 : International Women's Day Episode (Some content in French)

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe traditional territory in Kingston by CRFC. Hosted by Nathan Bateman, CFRC.

Headlines

-Students vote for BDS at McGill | CKUT

-Cuts to healthcare targets nurses in Ontario | CFRO

Features

-Indigenous perspective from Women's Summit in Montreal | GroundWire

-From Winnipeg, March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and updates from the 3-day consultation with the families | CKUW

-Protectors of the land react to BC Supreme Court injunction order | CFRO

-Rock Camp for Girls | CJSF

Community Radio Report

-AMARC Commemorates IWD by spotlighting community radio programming from Canada | CKUT

Music this week was Feist (Cancon) - Single - 1234.

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Nathan Bateman, Audrey O'Breham, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Rose Marie Whalley, Michael Welch, CJSF and Gretchen King.

GroundWire | February 29 : Homelessness Marathon Episode

This episode is GroundWire's contribution to the 14th annual Homelessness Marathon, originally aired across the country on February 23rd/24th. (Note that we added the feature from CKDU after the marathon was aired).

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional Mi'kmaq territory in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted by Mat Wilush.

Headlines

OCAP releases a new report "Out in the Cold: The Crisis in Toronto's Shelter System" | GroundWire

Canada's first LGBT youth shelter opens in Toronto | GroundWire

Yonge Street Mission in Toronto moves to Chinatown but receives an unwelcomed response | Sawyer Bogdan, CJRU

Features

Research on the daughters of homeless fathers | Sarah Rowe, CJSW

Metro Non-Profit Housing Association in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia | Emily Rendell-Watson, CKDU

Community Radio Report

Giving Homeless people a voice in the choice: excerpts from the 18th annual homelessness marathon in the US | GroundWire

Music this week was by Ryan Arcand, and The Painters

We thank all our contributors this week, Emily Joveski, Aaron Levy, and Gretchen King

GroundWire | February 15, 2016: Anti-racist activism, MMIW march, water sustainability act

Episode Description:

This episode of GroundWire was produced by volunteers at Kootenay Co-op Radio on Sinixt traditional territory in Nelson BC.

Headline:

Anti-racist and anti-fascist activists come out in Montreal to disrupt an event planned by the Islamophobic group Pegida | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Features:

Hundreds attended the 26th annual Women's Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside | Gunargie O'Sullivan. CFRO

British Columbia's new Water Sustainability Act comes into effect soon requiring licenses and groundwater regulation | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Community Radio Report:

CRTC is reviewing its policy on community and local television in Canada | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Music this week was from the NCRA's newly released "Unloggable: Music under a Minute" compilation, available at ncra.ca.

Tune in to hear GroundWire again in two weeks on your local community radio station, or podcast it from rabble.ca/podcast or download from groundwire.ncra.ca

GroundWire | February 1, 2016

This episode of GroundWire was produced on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination team in Toronto, hosted by Fraser MacPherson.

Headlines

Teck Metals limited is charged with violations of the Fisheries Act and the Environmental Management Act | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

The commemorative march for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in coming up in Montreal | Audrey O Breham, GroundWire

Features

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled against the assessment for Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline | Elliot, CKUT

Justicia for Migrant Workers launches their year-long campaign 'Harvesting Freedom' | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Sophie Harkat, wife of Mohamed Harkat, speaks about her husband's treatment and about living as a prisoner in her own home | Rose, CKUT

Community Radio Report

The National Campus and Community Radio Association launched a new Community Radio Exchange platform to facilitate the exchange of programming between stations across the country | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Music featured in this episode was by Wasun off his new EP Comrade Music.

We would like to thank Mat Wilush, Gretchen King, and Chris Ramsaroop for their help with this episode.

Tune in to hear GroundWire on your local community radio station, or podcast it from Rabble.ca/podcast or download at groundwire.ncra.ca

GroundWire | Jan 19: Lelu Island Protest Update and Transgender Prisoner Solidarity Day

This episode of GroundWire was produced by volunteers at CKUT Radio, on traditional Mohawk territory in Montreal.

Headlines

Canada's first dedicated LGBT youth shelter set to open Feb. in Toronto | Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Saulteau First Nation camps out in Northern BC to resist Site C Mega Dam | CKUT

Coastal First Nations celebrate victory over Enbridge's Northern Gateway | CKUT

Features

Update from Lelu Island, where members of Lax Kw'alaams First Nations have been protesting a proposed LNG natural gas terminal | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Co-op Radio CFRO

Transgender Prisoner Solidarity Day approaching Jan 22nd. | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

1000 members of Quebec teacher's union march Montreal streets for anti-austerity protest | Stefan Christoff, CKUT

Community Radio Report

Info on the upcoming NCRA homelessness marathon and how to get involved with GroundWire's homelessness episode

Music featured in this episode was by DJ Horg

We would like to thank all contributors as well as Omme Salma-Rahemtullah, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Mat Wilush, Sheila Ferrando, Aaron Lakoff, Stefan Christoff and Audrey O'Breham.

GroundWire | January 4, 2016 - Year in Review 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced by the GroundWire National Coordination Team and recorded on unceded Attawandaron territory in Guelph, Ontario at CFRU, hosted by Kim Logue

This is the 2015 GroundWire Year in Review episode, where we highlight some of the most significant news stories covered by GroundWire this past year

Features:

Resistance to environmental degradation was especially heightened in 2015, and GroundWire was there to cover local movements, with a focus on indigenous perspectives.

We take a listen back to GroundWire's coverage of grassroots organizing in memorial of Missing and Murdered Indigenous women.

Canada's Black Lives Matter movements brought national attention to state-sanctioned violence against black people and fights ingrained anti-black racism in our societies.

Community Radio Report:

And finally a look back at developments at Canadian campus and community radio stations in 2015

Music in this episode was by Lisean Sasha Henry

We also thank Mat Wilush, Carly Forbes, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah and Ophira Horwitz.

Tune in to hear GroundWire in 2016 on your local community radio station, on the rabble podcast network, or download at groundwire.ncra.ca.

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