GroundWire | November 23 2015

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


Criminalization of LGBTQ and two spirited prisoners in the Grand Valley Institute Federal Women's Prison located in Kitchener, Ontario | CKUT Prison Radio and Carly Forbes, CILU

Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition sign letter in support of Lax Kw' alaams heriditary Chieff Yahaan opposing the North West liquified natural gas project | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

University of Toronto students rally on campus in support of University of Missouri | Omme-Salma Rahmentullah, GroundWire

The BC Supreme Court dismissed a judicial review of a controversial alpine ski resort launched by the West Kootney EcoSociety | Catherine Fisher, CKUT


Concerns over Manitoba Hydro's treatment of workers in remote northern site | Michael Welch, CKUW

Septembre Anderson discusses an incident where a black Toronto middle-school student was called to the principal's office over her natural hair | Mick Sweetman, CJRU

Community Radio Report

Apology for an interview that was retracted from the last episode of GroundWire

Music this week was by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Nathan Bateman, Mat Wilush, Prison Radio CKUT, Sheila Ferrando, Gunargie O'Sullivan, Catherine Fisher, Michael Welch, Mick Sweetman and Carly Forbes.

GroundWire | November 9, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination Team in Toronto. Hosted by Carly Forbes and Jayal Chung at CILU in Thunder Bay.


Ontario banning of police racist carding practices | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire

Restoration of funding to the Refugee health program and and Coalition for Migrant Worker's Rights Canada rallies to improve working conditions for migrant workers | Carly Forbes, CILU


Vigil in Montreal for Native Women that were affected by police violence in Northern Quebec | Celia Robinovitch, CKUT

World Kobane Day in Winnipeg commemorates Kurdish resistance | Michael Welch, CKUW

Onkwehonwe mobilize to protect the St. Lawrence River from Montreal's impending dump of 8 billion litres of untreated sewage into the water | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

Community Radio Report

Farm Radio International and the ways community radio is supporting youth in Sub-Saharan Africa | Mat Wilush, GroundWire with audio files from Barry Rooke

Music this week was Echo My Soul by N'we Jinan

Special thanks this week also goes to Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Jayal Chung, Mat Wilush, Gunargie O'Sullivan and Catherine Fisher

GroundWire | October 26, 2015

This episode of Groundwire was produced at Community radio station CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty One territory, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. Hosted by Tannis Kelm and Stephane Doucet.


Take Back the Night in Thunder Bay | Carly Forbes, CILU

The Indigenous Law Association organized a rally and know your rights teach in following the arbitrary arrest of a 15 year old from a remote First Nations community | Jayal Chung, CILU

University of Winnipeg students face backlash by University security following protest of military recruitment on campus | Michael Welch, CKUW


Montreal marked the International Day Against police brutality with a vigil for victims of police killings | Rose Woolhouse, CKUT

A coast to coast reflection on the 2015 Federal Election | Mat Wilush, CKDU and Carly Forbes, CILU with audio files from: CKDJ, CKUW, CJSF, and Gunargie O'Sullivan CFRO

Community Radio Report

A preview of CKUW's Student Powered Radio Marathon | Susan Huebert, CKUW

GroundWire | October 13, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinaabe territory of the Fort William First Nations at CILU 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay by Carly Forbes


Isabel O'Kanese is on a healing walk Miyo Wicehtowin from coast to coast to promote lateral love | Jayal Chung, CILU

Environmental groups voice concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership | Omme Salma Rahemtullah, GroundWire National Coordinator


Community independent living Toronto hosts a federal election accessibility and disability forum | Karen Lewellen, Common Ground Media

Indigenous people unite and rally against Enbridge in solidarity with 8 First Nations communities taking Enbridge to court in Vancouver| Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO

Sisters in Spirit hold a vigil in Montreal to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women | Claudia Edwards, CKUT

Music this week was by Kristi Lane Sinclair

GroundWire | September 28, 2015

GroundWire | September 28, 2015 Ready to Air!

This episode of GroundWire was produced on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit by the GroundWire National Coordination Team.

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Headlines: Grassy Narrows First Nation filed legal proceedings against Ontario to halt the province's plans to clear-cut their territory | Carly Forbes CFRU and Gunargie O'Sullivan CFRO

University of Toronto feminists hold rally to speak out against gendered violence and in favour of safe work places | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah GroundWire


Hundreds of First Nations members in Manitoba's interlake region continue to struggles after having to abandon their homeland during 2011 floods | Michael Welch CKUW

Message from immigration detainees two years after their historic hunger strike | Mina Ramos CFRU

Valhalla Wilderness Society calls for review of Mountain Caribou penning projects | Catherine Fisher CJLY

Community Radio Report:

CKUW's Kids Radio Camp in Winnipeg Manitoba | Victoria King CKUW

Hosted by: Mat Wilush Halifax

Music by: cris derksen

We also thank: Carly Forbes, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Mat Wilush, Ellie Adekur and Yasmin Rahemtullah for support in producing this episode!

GroundWire | September 15, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional Mohawk territory at CKUT in Montreal.

Headlines Hundreds of Indigenous people and their supporters converged in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, near Sarnia, for the first ever Chemical Valley Toxic Tour.

The struggle over accessible public education is heating up again in Quebec, but this time at the primary and secondary levels.

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ecuadorean villagers affected by contamination caused by the Chevron Corporation can legally pursue the company's assets in a Canadian court.

The Unis'tot'en camp on unceeded Wetsuweten territory in northern BC remains on high alert against the threat of a possible RCMP invasion.

Features Over two hundred Refugee supporters in Winnipeg gathered in front of City Hall to register their demands for a more compassionate and just refugee policy.What follows is some of the audio from the event as recorded and prepared by CKUW News Director Michael Welch.

One student's ongoing fight to uncover military research at McGill. | Pauline Ferrari, CKUT

Mick Sweetman from CJRU The Scope at Ryerson University in Toronto spoke with Heather Lane Vetere, the vice provost, about the school's new sexual assault policy policy and steps the University is taking to prevent sexual assault on campus.

Community Radio Report GroundWire speaks with the NCRA's new national advertising coordinator, Francella Fiallos.

Special thanks this week to Carly Forbes, Mick Sweetman, Pauline Ferrari, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, Michael Welch, and Mat Wilush.

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GroundWire | August 31, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Anishinaabe territory in Thunder Bay by Carly Forbes at CILU


The United Nations has released a report about the erosion of human rights protections under the Harper government | Catherine Fisher, CJLY with files from the Redeye media collective, Vancouver Coop Radio

Rachel Zellars has launched a petition to remove the N-word from 11 landmarks in Quebec | Salomé Parent, CKUT


Immigration detainees imprisoned in the Central North Correctional Centre in Lindsey,Ontario have launched a petition calling for a coroner's investigation into the death of Abdurahman Ibrahim Hassan | Sheila Ferrando, CKUT

Lax Kw'alaams First Nations community members are asserting their Aboriginal rights and title in response to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG project on Lelu island | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

Grassy Narrows announced a state of emergency due to unsafe drinking water on August 27th | Gunargie O'Sullivan, Vancouver Coop Radio

Community Radio Report: A community media convergence is taking place in Ottawa November 22-24 bringing together community media practitioners from radio, television, gaming and online platforms | Jessica Wind, CKCU

Hosted by Mat Wilush and Katie Cvitkovitch

Music this week was by Nick Sherman

We also thank Omme Salma Rahemtullah, Aaron Lakoff, Jane Williams and the Redeye Media Collective

GroundWire | August 17, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced at Kootenay Co-op Radio, a co-operative community radio station which broadcasts on Sinixt traditional territory.

Headlines Thunder Bay students and unions concerned Fair Elections Act will deter students | Carly Forbes

SRO Tenants in Vancouver file one of the largest Residential Tenancy complaints in BC History | Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Prison Radio CKUT on access to voting for prisoners and their right to vote | CKUT

Features Attendees of Winnipeg's Anishaabe Water Walk aim to stop construction of the Energy East Pipeline | Michael Welch and Victoria King, CKUW

Final feature of GroundWire's August 2015 Prison Justice coverage; Letters From the Inside aims to increase inmate's access to information | Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Catherine Fisher, CJLY

Community Radio Report The National Campus and Community Radio Association's new Executive Director, Barry Rooke, spoke to Victoria Fenner from Rabble Radio about what campus and community radio is doing to integrate new media into what has traditionally been one-way communication | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah

Music was provided by House of Rain and Kathleen Yearwood.

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GroundWire | August 3, 2015 | Prisoner's Justice Day episode

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 101.7 CIVIL in on the territory of Stó:l? Nations Abbotsford, BC at our University of the Fraser Valley studios


The Black Lives Matter Rally that took place in Toronto on Monday, July 27th| Mick Sweetman, The Scope

The UN Human Right's scrutinizes Canada's treatment of its Aboriginal women | Jennifer Trithardt-Tufts, CIVL

6 people were arrested in Montreal on July 24th at a demonstration in solidarity with the Unis'tot'en clan in Northern British Columbia | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT


A class-action lawsuit has been launched by the homeless community against the City of Abbotsford as a result of The Chicken Manure incident that occurred two years ago in 2013 | Sonja Klotz, CIVL

Excerpts from Walking With Our Sisters at the K'omoks Band Hall, Comox Valley, Vancouver on July 30, 2015. The broadcast was produced by the Women's Media Camp 2015 Denman Island and simulcast on CJSF, CiTR and CFRO. For the full broadcast,visit | Frieda Werden, WINGS, Gunargie O'Sullivan, CFRO, Maegan Thomas, CJSF and Bianca Miglioretto, ISIS

Community Radio Report:

CFRC will air 7 hours of Prisoner's Justice Day Content on Prisoner's Justice Day. Programmers talk about the importance of Prisoner's Justice Day and why it's important for community radio stations to produce Prisoner's Justice Day Content | CFRC

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Groundwire | July 20, 2015

This episode of GroundWire was produced at 94.9 CHRW in London, Ontario on the territory of Oneida and Chippewa Nations of the Thames by Richard Raycraft, Liny Lamberink, and Andy Goddard.


Sex workers resist anti-trafficking organizing during pan am games in Toronto | Jay Elle

Thunder Bay CUPW local members host townhall meeting to discuss move to community mailboxes | Carly Forbes, CILU

Black Lives Matter Toronto demands justice for Andrew Loku


A recent transit referendum failed to pass in Vancouver | Maegan Thomas, CJSF Listen to the full coversation here:

The city of London and it's workers continue to struggle to reach an agreement | Richard Raycraft

A class action lawsuit is launched against Quebec's largest cable provider for failing to provide community TV access | Gretchen King, CKUT

Community Radio Report:

The NCRA is fundraising to send an African and a Canadian delegate to the independent media convergence in Accra, Ghana | Sonja Klotz, CIVL, Yafa and Gretchen King, CKUT

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