Audio and Podcasts

Audio news reports and podcasts from the Grand River Media Collective

AW@L Radio: 6 Glaring Issues with the Supreme Court's Line 9 Decision

by admin — last modified Aug 23, 2017 12:25 AM
Responding to the SCC's rejection of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations challenge of the NEB's decision to allow the #line9 pipeline to have its flow reversed & to have the inline pressure increased—while also approving for the flow of #tarsands diluted bitumen and fracked oil—despite a complete failure to meaningfully consult any Indigenous community potentially impacted along the pipeline’s route, David-Gray Donald analysis 6 of the more absurd issues plaguing this high court decision. Here is a reading of the article.

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 (https://www.facebook.com/GrassyNarrowsYouth/, 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 - 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.

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.

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.