Talking Radical Radio is an exciting new addition to the overall Talking Radical project. Rather than historical like the original Talking Radical books, it is broadcasting/podcasting initiative with a contemporary focus that is similarly organized around listening to participants in Canadian social movements. This weekly, half-hour show brings you grassroots voices from across Canada through in-depth interviews that will concentrate not on current events or the crisis of the moment, but on giving people involved in a broad range of social change work a chance to take a longer view as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.
The show launched on February 27, 2013 on a national podcasting venue, Rabble.ca, and as a radio show on 96.7 FM CKLU in Sudbury, Ontario. In the coming months, host and producer Scott Neigh will be approaching community radio stations across the country and offering them the opportunity to broadcast this unique combination of national scope and grassroots focus.
Upcoming episodes will feature the R3 Collective, a group of anti-colonial and social justice-focused musicians and performers; a former student who was a core organizer at an anglophone university in Quebec that made its first great strides into direct democracy and general assembly-style organizing with last year’s big student strike; someone involved in queer organizing in the far north of the country; and, a militant from Winnipeg Cop Watch.
If you think you might know of a group, organization, project, or initiative that is doing interesting social change work, building movements, organizing communities, or resisting oppression and exploitation in the Canadian context, you can either learn more about who we might like to have on Talking Radical Radio, or you can just email scottneigh(at)talkingradical.ca with your suggestion and/or questions.