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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.

KW Radio Basics: Justice For Beau Baker!!!!! End Police impunity!!!!!!
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:16 AM

This episode of KW Radio Basics we talk about police impunity. Topics explored include the murder of Beau Baker by police, as well as Waterloo Regional Police Services screening police complaints of the so called independent body overlooking policing known as the OIPRD in the case of Thornton.

KW Radio Basics: Discussion with Badee Dwaik
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:18 AM

Badee Dwaik, a human rights defender in Palestine sits down and talks with us about the occupation of Palestine, g4s, the Oslo agreement and the need for Palestinians to control their own destiny. Badee Dwaik is the coordinator of Human Rights Defenders, and they can be contacted at defenders.human@gmail.com

KW Radio Basics - Release Seamus Daly!
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:22 AM

Discussion with Cait Trainor from Ireland about the case of Seamus Daly, wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. For more info please check www.releaseseamusdaly.com

Press Release: Land Protectors Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 9 Near Aamjiwnaang!
by admin — last modified Aug 24, 2017 11:32 AM

This morning individuals have shut of the flow of oil on Enbridge’s line 9 pipeline. At 7:30 this morning, individuals used the manual hand wheel at a valve site to shut off the flow of oil through line 9 as an act of protest. They have locked themselves on site to prevent the operation of the pipeline.Line 9 is a highly contested tar sands pipeline that began shipping crude earlier this month between Sarnia and Montreal. Those involved assert that the operation of line 9 is a violation of indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights.

KW Radio Basics: The 32CSM, In Defense of 1916
by admin — last modified Aug 25, 2017 11:57 AM

On KW Radio Basics we had a discussion with Francis Mackey, chair of the 32CSM on the current state of Irish Revolutionary Republicansism. Issues discussed included the coming Centenary of the 1916 uprising.

Interview With Green Party Candidate David Weber
by admin — last modified Aug 25, 2017 12:10 PM

Today we sit and chat with Green Party member and Candidate David Weber. Weber is running in the riding of Kitchener South-Hespler and on this program issues such as poverty, the enviroment euthanasia and others are covered.

Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking
by admin — last modified Aug 25, 2017 02:07 PM

September 2, 2015 Port Hope -- Opponents of Enbridge's Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipelineare in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversialpipeline. Enbridge is conducting newly mandated hydrostatic testing onthree segments of the 40-year-old pipeline before the company can bepermitted to pump bitumen through it. Activists maintain that this testingin no way mitigates Line 9's impacts.