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AW@L Radio - 2017-07-27 - Canada's Supreme Court redefines Indigenous Consultation in Line 9 Decision
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:40 AM

The #Line9 and #SeismicBlasting decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada has come down and they are... baffling. We read a statement from Chippewas Solidarity and play audio of CoTTFN Chief Myeengun Henry responding to the decision.We also rebroadcast the inspiring interview on Democracy now with Ruby Montoya and Jessica Reznicek, two powerful womyn who sabotaged the Dakota Access Pipeline over several months in 2016.

AW@L Radio - Climate Change Fires in BC - Indigenous Responses to Colonial Tactics
by admin — last modified Aug 27, 2017 09:04 AM

The show opens with a quick review of the upcoming supreme court decision on the lack of consultation with Chippewas of the Thames First Nation regarding the line 9 pipeline. We then shift to the climate change induced fires in BC and Indigenous defiance to evacuation orders, including Secwepemc demands for pipeline shutdowns, and Tl’etinqox defiance to evacuate despite threats from the RCMP of seizing children, and successful defense against the fire.

AW@L Radio: Challenging the "Unproductive Fictions" of #Canada150
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:53 AM

On this episode of AW@L Radio (recorded June 30, 2017), we are joined by Dr. Stephen Svenson for a discussion around #canada150 and the lingering "unproductive fictions" that deal with the establishment of this settler colonial state and which lay the foundation of racist canadian nationalism.

AW@L Radio: Updates on #Justice4Azraya and the Grassy Narrows Youth Media project.
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:13 AM

The main thrust of the episode is with organiser and social justice activist Alex Hundert, who re-joins AW@L Radio to update us on several campaigns he is working on with folks from Grassy Narrows, specifically the #Justice4Azraya campaign and the Grassy Narrows Youth Media project (, twitter: @GNYouthMedia).

AW@L Radio - 2017-03-31 - Smash The State Report
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:06 AM

On the March 31st 2017, edition of AW@L Radio, we kick things off with a run down of the situation at Ryerson university, where the school's president shamefully apologized to the mayor of Niagara Falls after students in the journalism program produced a short film entitled As Niagara Falls, which introduced some of the problems in the city around economic development and poverty...

AW@L Radio - 2017-03-24 - Resist the Rise of the Bigots
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:08 AM

From the March 24th edition of AW@L Radio, the show starts with a run down of the events at a Peel regional school board meeting, where anti-muslim bigots ripped up a Koran and yelled at people shaming them...

Community radio collaboration culminates as CKMS changes channels and CKRZ comes to Waterloo region.
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:16 AM

On March 15th Waterloo Region’s CKMS moves to 102.7 on the FM dial, opening space for Ohsweken’sCKRZ to expand their broadcast range on 100.3FM. Radio listeners in Waterloo region tuning into 100.3FM will now hear Six Nation’s “The Voice of the Grand” asthey boost their power to 1000 watts. The switch to 102.7FM for CKMS will launch the station’s 40thanniversary celebrations, and mark a refocusing of their image, dropping the “Sound FM” brand in favour ofthe original “Radio Waterloo”.

AW@L Radio - David Keith on climate change mitigation and the chemtrail conspiracy
by admin — last modified Aug 30, 2017 12:19 AM

An interview with David Keith, an award winning professor of Applied physics at Harvard University where he is leading an interdisciplinary research team who is researching global-scale geoengineering strategies to mitigate climate change, primarily stratospheric albedo modification. Keith is also a Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School.

Press Release: Chippewas of the Thames Raising Funds To Assert Their Treaty Rights At Supreme Court of Canada
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM

In less than two months, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation will appear in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to assert their right to consultation and argue that the Canadian government failed in this regard for the heavily contested Enbridge Line 9 pipeline. This challenge comes amidst a wave of resistance to pipelines and a heightened profile for issues of consultation with Indigenous communities. But the path to court is made difficult beyond the legal argument as COTTFN has to finance the legal defence of their rights against treaty violation, which they anticipate will reach half a million dollars.

CKMS News - Programs and Barriers: Welcoming Refugees to Waterloo Region
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:53 AM

In August 2016, CKMS News intern Lisa Irimescu created this 30 minute podcast on welcoming refugees to Waterloo Region, and the programs and barriers which impact the process. The podcast includes interviews with a Syrian refugee, a private refugee sponsor, and two support organisations.

CKMS News - Discussing the "Promoting Affordable Housing Act" with MPP Catherine Fife
by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:58 AM

In mid-August, the CKMS newsroom caught up with Kitchener-Waterloo NDP MPP Catherine Fife to discuss new legislation passed in the Ontario legislature -- the Promoting Affordable Housing Act. The discussion deals with implementing the act in Waterloo Region with funding and zoning options available to municipal governments including promotion of inclusionary zoning, and ending appeals to the OMB, as well as some of weaknesses in the legislations around gentrification and renters rights.

CKMS Community News - July 29th 2016
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 09:34 AM

You're listening to CKMS 100.3 Sound FM in Waterloo Region. Robyn is with you this afternoon, and here's the weekly news round-up for Friday, July 29.Headlines: 1. Pressure for inquest for Beau Baker; SIU under pressure. 2. Redesign and Improvements for Waterloo Park. 3. Zimbabwean community demonstrates. 4. Condo Concerns and City Council’s request for defining bedrooms. 5. Waterloo Region District School board agrees to limit students online access. 6. Woolwich councillor summoned to court on alleged Elections Act violations. 7. Kool-FM lays off staff in advance of format change. 8. Events taking place in the K-W area this weekend include Grassroots Powwow Fundraiser. 9. Food & Festivities This Weekend

CKMS Community News - July 22 2016
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 09:44 AM

You're listening to CKMS 100.3 Sound FM in Waterloo Region. Lisa and Robyn are with you this afternoon, and here's the weekly news round-up for Friday July 22, 2016.

Aug 3, 2016 - Community Media Workshop: Research Skills
Aug 03, 2016 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM KPL,by admin

Want to follow that paper trail or find out the inside history of that corporation, but just can't track down the documents? Come to a research workshop with journalist Tim Groves to learn how to find the info you want online! This workshop will cover advanced search tools as well as databases and resources that contain documents that are hard to find in other places. Journalists and aspiring media-makers of all levels of experience are invited to attend!

CKMS Community News - July 15th 2017
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 10:39 AM

You're listening to CKMS 100.3 Sound FM in Waterloo Region. Lisa and Robyn are with you this afternoon, and here's the weekly news round-up for Friday, July 15.

July 26. 2016 - Community Media Workshop: How to Do an Interview
Jul 13, 2016 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AMby admin

Want to build your skills in community media creation? Then this is the workshop for you! Come learn about how to conduct an interview--how to approach subjects, ask good questions, work with the material you get, and more! Scott Neigh of Talking Radical Radio will share knowledge from his years of making podcasts featuring interviews about important community issues.

CKMS Community News - July 8th 2016
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 10:47 AM

You're listening to CKMS 100.3 Sound FM in Waterloo Region. Lisa and Robyn are with you this afternoon, and here's the weekly news round-up for Friday, July 8.

KW Radio Basics - Waterloo Regional Police: To Serve and Protect Abusers
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 10:58 AM

June 4th 2016: -- In this segment of KW Radio Basics, our host discusses the strange case where WRPS continuously ignores the complaints of a woman who is being stalked by her physically abusive ex, yet has no problems waking said woman up at 1:15 am to harrass said woman on behalf of her abuser. The interesting thing about said abuser is that his sister works for CAS and is an auxillary officer with the WRPS. Coincidence? Our host thinks not!!!!!

Press Release: Canadian Delegation to Participate in the International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:06 AM

The ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by her colleague Nelson Garcia’s murder on March 14th.

Dozens of Civil Society Organisations Demand Canadian Government Take Action for Berta Carceras and the People of Honduras
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:09 AM

The Council of Canadians has joined with MiningWatch Canada, Rights Action and numerous other organizations in sending a letter to the Canadian government following the murders of land defenders Berta Cáceres and Nelson Garcia, ongoing threats against the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and the precarious situation of Mexican activist Gustavo Castro, who witnessed Berta's murder.