GroundWire | March 24, 2014

This edition of GroundWire was produced at CHRW 94.9FM in London, Ontario by Ed von Aderkas. 
Update on the Perry Ridge headline from last episode | Catherine Fisher for CJLY-FM in Nelson, BC with sound from Colin Payne.
Quebec LGBTQ's of colour and their allies come out against the proposed "Charter of Quebec Values." | Josh Pavan, CKUT, Montreal Quebec. 
First Nations protestors block Via Rail corridor between Montreal and Toronto to raise awareness of missing and murdered aboriginal women | Ed von Aderkas, CHRW 9.49 FM London Ontario. 
A federal court defends medical marijuana patients right to grow one's own | Ed von Aderkas, CHRW 9.49 FM London Ontario. 
Stan Proboszcz talks about lack of progress on curtailing fish farms on the west coast | Jay Peachy, CJSF Nelson British Columbia. 
Demonstration in Montreal against Line 9 Pipeline | Amelie Philipson, CKUT Montreal, Quebec
Community Radio Report
CKUW Goes ad-free after funding drive | Reagan Headley, CKUW Winnipeg.
 Music By: 
The Strumbellas - Did I Die? from We Still Move on Dance Floors

GroundWire | March 10, 2014

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Mohawk Territory at CKUT in Montreal by Amelie Phillipson and hosted by Avi Gross-Grand.


-Tyendinaga Mohawks blockade CN rail for missing and murdered women investigation. Graham Juneau, Alternative Frequency, CFRC
-Recent arrests at the Sinixt cultural camp on Perry Ridge. Catherine Fischer, CJLY
-New Quebec policy on homelessness. Amelie Phillipson, CKUT.

-Hamilton, Ontario becomes a 'solidarity city' for undocumented migrants. Scott Neigh, Talking Radical Radio
-Handy Dart riders alliance in BC is calls for improved transit access and funding for people with disabilities and elderly people. Maegan Thomas, CJSF
-Global protests call for the release of Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt. Amelie Phillipson, CKUT

Community Radio Report:
-AMARC celebrates International Women's Day. Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

"Fui" by Vox Sambou (
"La Rata" by Lido Pimienta (


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GroundWire | February 24, 2014

This edition of GroundWire was produced by Kim Hornak at CFMH on Maliseet Territory in Saint John, New Brunswick.


All headlines written by Kim Hornak, CFMH

Mount Allison Strike Ends

The Saint John 7 Strike pasts the 600 day mark

Weird Canada launches Wyrd Distro



Protesters disrupt 'Petrocultures' conference at McGill | June Jang and Amelie Phillipson, CKUT

Roundtable on Pan-Afrikanism | Haseena Manek, CHRY

Coverage of the February 14 march honoring the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women | Carly Forbes, CILU



Spring Of Dub - John Hornak (

GroundWire | February 10, 2014

This episode of GroundWire was produced on Fort William First Nations Territory in Thunder Bay, ON at CILU by Carly Forbes



Free Speech Radio News returns to the airwaves on February 11th | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

CBSA announces a quota to take refugee status away from 875 individuals | Jane Williams, Red Eye Coop Radio



Reflections on the suicide of Lucia Vega Jiminez while in CBSA custody | Fatima Herrera and Maria Delores Mora, CJSF

After 18 years Winnipeg's Mondragon closes | Daniel Emberg, CKUW

A discussion of the laws around sex work after the Bedford ruling | Carly Forbes, CILU


Community Radio Report:

A preview of the upcoming Homelessness Marathon | Carly Forbes, CILU


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GroundWire | January 27, 2014

GroundWire Community Radio News: January 13 - January 27|


This week's edition produced on Musqueam First Nations territory by Morgan Yee at CiTR in Vancouver British, Columbia


The Headlines

-The liberal party and public respond to the Quebec Values Charter with Islamophobia. | Christine Kim CiTR, Vancouver.


- Supreme Court Showdown: For-profit Clinics vs. Medicare. | Talita Kallie CiTR, Vancouver


- Federal prisoner Peter Collins updates about a court case he launched challenging cuts to federal prisoner pay and increased tariffs. | Prison Radio CKUT, Montreal


-Class action lawsuit launched by Justice is Not Colour Blind challenging racial profiling of youth by Toronto area police departments. | Christian Deo CHRY, Toronto and Alex Sara-Davis, CiTR, Vancouver


Community Radio Report

-Feature interview with award-winning documentary maker Janet Rogers, host of CFUV’s Native Waves and CBC’s Tribal Clefs on the important of community radio. | Nina Kiridzija CiTR, Vancouver


The Features

- Interview with University of British Columbia’s Professor Sheryl Lightfoot on the loss of Aboriginal language in Canada. | Konstantin Prodanovic CiTR, Vancouver


- Interview with Dr. Michael Krausz on the ongoing mental health situation in Vancouver, following Mayor Gregor Robertson’s comments on a recent Downtown Eastside standoff between police and a mentally ill man. | Josh Gabert-Doyon CiTR, Vancouver


- Kim Hornak’s exploration of the continuing faculty strike at the University of New Brunswick. Staff have been on strike since January 13th. | Kim Hornak CFMH, Saint John


Music this week was by:  The Pack A.D. - Big Shot

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GroundWire | January 13, 2014

GroundWire | January 13, 2014


This episode of GroundWire was produced on Fort William First Nation's territory at CILU in Thunder Bay ON by Carly Forbes




Two Montreal activists arrested in Mexico under serious charges | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

NEB approves the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline | Josh Brandon, CKUW

Single elderly women frequent Thunder Bay soup kitchen | Earl Snow, CILU

Canada Post CEO gets a raise while services are cut | Gretchen King, CKUT



Reflections on media coverage on the 20th anniversary of the signing of NAFTA | Kim Hornak, CFMH

Indigenous women create a community run database of missing and murdered indigenous women | Scott Neigh, CKLU


Community Radio report:

GroundWire is seeking contributors | Frieda Werden


GroundWire 2013 Year in Review


This 2013 Year in Review episode of GroundWire was produced on Coast Salish Territories at CJSF in Burnaby, BC by Frieda Werden and Selina Wall.


Snowden, NSA, and Canada | Frieda Werden, CJSF

Supreme Court curtails police impunity | Dawn Paley, The Media Coop

CBC and Bill C-60 – broadcaster independence at risk | Frieda Werden, CJSF


Review of Groundwire Resource Extraction Coverage in 2013:  Line 9 Blockade pipeline protest (Carly Forbes, CFRU); mining in Kamloops – Ajax mine protest (Chris Albinati, CFBX); Mikmak fracking protests in New Brunswick (Carly Forbes, CILU)

Supreme Court of Canada strikes down laws criminalizing sex work | Frieda Werden CJSF and Carly Forbes, CFRU

Resonating Reconciliation series produced by NCRA stations | Janet Rogers CFUV, Frieda Werden CJSF


GroundWire | December, 16 2013

This episode of GroundWire was produced on traditional Anishnaabe and Métis territory at CKUW in Winnipeg, MB by Michael Welch and Victoria King.

South Western Energy has packed up and left Elsipogtog first Nations Territory for the time being. Carly Forbes(CILU)

Ottawa-born Deepan Budlakoti faces deportation to India-based on misinformation surrounding his parents' employment record. Ayushi Sharma (CHRY)

A press release by Migrante BC is calling for permanent residency for Temporary Foreign Workers. Carly Forbes (CILU)

Ontario will be reinstating health coverage for refugees in the new year. Carly Forbes(CILU)


The CBSA deports a woman in the midst of receiving chemotherapy treatment. Aaron Lakoff (CKUT)voice over translation by Victoria King (CKUW)

Algonquins of Barriere Lake resist clear cutting in their territory. Lilian Boctor (CKUT)

The Chief of Athebaskan Chippewayan First Nation expresses concerns about the expansion of bitumen mining on his territory. Native SolidarityNews (CKUT)

A report on a proposed universal bus pass for Winnipeg’s university students and how that initiative is facing opposition from within City Hall. Reagan Hedley, Victoria King (CKUW)

Music this week was by:

Don Amero-Home is WHere my Heart is 
FLO - Hateless

Groundwire | December 2, 2013

This edition of GroundWire was produced from Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montreal, Quebec).


100 days of Sanctuary for the Awan family to resist deportation to Pakistak | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Defend our climate, defend our communities: Cross-Canada rallies against pipelines | Redeye Radio, Co-op Radio

Grassy Narrows opposes renewed plans for clear-cutting in northern Ontario

Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq land defenders push back SWN fracking trucks and call for Canada-wide solidarity | Miles Howe, Halifax Media Coop

FRAPRU protests federal cuts to social housing in Ottawa | Susan Fitch, CKUT


Divestment from fossil fuels campaign at Simon Fraser university | Jane Komori, CJSF

Update on the migrant detainee hunger strike in Lindsay, ON | Matthew Brett, CKUT

Take Back the Night feminist rally in Montreal | Jaime Maclean, CKUT

Community Radio Report

AMARC marks 16 days of activism against gender violence through radio | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT

Music By

Warrior Minded feat. Dramatik - No justice, no peace

GroundWire | November 18, 2013


This edition of GroundWire was produced at CFRU 93.3FM in Guelph, Ontario by Candice Jahani, Gabrielle Ene, Tomas MuManus, and Steve Mason


Spring Water provincial park has been reclaimed and renamed Campu Nibi by Anishinabe First Nations | Gabrielle Ene, CFRU

BC representive for Children and Youth reports $66 million wasted on talks with no service improvement for Aboriginal Child welfare. | Freida Werden, CJSF

Noam Chomsky denouces the Quebe values charter while speaking at the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Dimension magazine. | Aaron Lakoff, CKUT


Resistance to Fracking continues in Elsipogtog. | Amanda Lickers,,  Jaggi Singh, CKUT, and Carly Forbes, CILU

Federal prisoners in Stoney Mountain and Bath have taken legal action against the pay cuts| Dee, Prison Radio CKUT and Carly Forbes CILU

Report back on a conference on minimum wage in Guelph | Tomas McManus, CFRU

Community Radio Report

CFBU in St. Catherines gets defunded by student referendum. |  Candice Jahani, Gabrielle Ene and Steve Mason, CFRU

Music By: 

Jordan Raycroft - Dancing with the Branches

Ryans Hemsworth ft. Baths - Still Cold

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