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Edmonton’s Contribution to 2017 Homelessness Marathon

2017/02/26

Every year, stations in communities across Canada share local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM broadcast the entire marathon over February 22rd and 23th 2017 from 4PM-5:30AM, with our local stories running from 6-8PM MST.

This year, Edmonton’s stories include interviews with Colin Mulholland and Les Danyluk, who talk about homelessness, education, and activism.

Homeward Trust’s Cindi Cunningham discusses the 2016 point in time Homeless Count.

The three other interviews focus on different communities in Edmonton. Kristy Lee talks about creating grassroots recreation and wellness activities for families in Central McDougall. Focusing on the McCauley community, Paula E. Kirman speaks about her new short film McCauley: A Caring Community examining affordable housing in Edmonton. Jan and Harry Kuperus, longtime residents of the Highlands, discuss the formation, goals, and accomplishments of the Highlands Homelessness Committee, also known as YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard).

Thanks to all the volunteers who worked on Edmonton’s contribution to the 15th NCRA Homelessness Marathon, including Joe Hartfeil, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, Maigan van der Giessen, and Rylan Kafara.

The 2017 Homelessness Marathon

2017/02/21

Tune in to the 2017 Homelessness Marathon Wednesday 22 February starting at 4PM MST! Every year, stations in cities across Canada take turns sharing local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM will be broadcasting the entire marathon, with our local stories running from 6-8PM MST.

This year, Edmonton’s stories include interviews with Colin Mulholland and Les Danyluk, who will talk about homelessness, education, and activism. The three other interviews focus on different communities in Edmonton. Kristy Lee talks about creating grassroots recreation and wellness activities for families in Central McDougall. Focusing on the McCauley community, Paula E. Kirman speaks about her new short film McCauley: A Caring Community examining affordable housing in Edmonton. Jan and Harry Kuperus, longtime residents of the Highlands, discuss the formation, goals, and accomplishments of the Highlands Homelessness Committee, also known as YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard).

In between the stories, frontline worker and all-around good person Tamar Dinner will share thoughts on the interviews, homelessness, and poverty in Edmonton.

Tune in online at CJSR.com by clicking right…here.

(Or, if you’re a big fan of cutting and pasting: http://cjsr.streamon.fm)

And listen to past editions of the Homelessness Marathon:

Edmonton’s contribution to the 2016 Homelessness Marathon

Edmonton’s contribution to the 2015 Homelessness Marathon 

 

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The History of Punk Radio Show 63: The History of Punk Rock!

2016/08/13

PUNK ROCK

On Saturday 30 January 2016, an ensemble of Red Deer punk rockers put on a show of 38 songs spanning the history of punk rock! Then, on Monday 1 February, we talked about the show on CJSR and played some punk rock music too!

Here’s the playlist!

1. Ramones (NYC) – “Teenage Lobotomy”
2. Screeching Weasel (Prospect Heights) – “Cool Kids”
3. Borscht (Edmonton) – “You Can Leave if you Want to”
4. Velvet Underground (NYC) – “Femme Fatale”
5. Descendents (Manhattan Beach) – “Suburban Home”
6. Death from Above 1979 (Toronto) – “Going Steady”
7. Choke (Edmonton) – “Less than Nothing”
8. Passenger Action (Edmonton) – “Tonight we Resonate”
9. Black Mastiff (Edmonton) – “Leave it on the Floor”
10. Power Buddies (Edmonton) – “Fail”
11. Choir and Marching Band (Edmonton) – “Top Ten Hit”
12. Strangled (Edmonton) – “Third Eye”
13. Buzzcocks (Manchester) – “Fast Cars”
14. The Damned (London) – “New Rose”
15. Minor Threat (DC) – “In My Eye”

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And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Fanzine #3

2016/06/16

The History of Punk Fanzine #3 was released at Clean Up Your Act Productions‘ Edmonton Zine Fair #5. Not going to lie, this zine has it all: Miro‘s script from his recent guest host stint on the radio show. Corey‘s review of the Friday the 13th show at 9910 with Counterfeit Jeans, Ball & Chain, The Brewtals, and The Mants. David‘s interview with Andy from A New Rhetoric. Blake‘s article “The Casualties Shitshow: One Year Later.” The linear notes to Paroxysm‘s cassette demo. Be Line on participating in the Edmonton punk scene. An interesting fact about Raymond Pettibon. Awesome insight from Shakira and Saara about Not Enough Fest Edmonton, Sled Island, Hillary Clinton, and other stuff too. And even though that’s more than enough, it also has the incredible and peerless artwork of Spyder Yardley-Jones!!!!

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 Thanks for the poster, Spyder!

Here’s the full zine: History Of Punk Fanzine 3

And thanks to everyone for contributing!

The History of Punk! Volume III, Side A, Track III

2016/05/22

The History of Punk
Wednesday May 25 6:30PM
Location: Humanities 2-42, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“Fanzine Workshop”

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This class we are makin’ a ‘zine!

The Edmonton Zine Fair 5 is coming up fast on Saturday, June 11 at the Sewing Machine Factory. And we’re going to release The History of Punk Fanzine #3 there!

But first we have to put it together. That’s what this class is for! Bring whatever you’d like to contribute, and classmate David Prodan will lead us in our “putting a zine together” workshop!

Ideas on contributions:
-a review of a local show, album, or visual art.
– an essay on something Edmonton or punk related.
– photos.
– poetry, prose, anything creative really.
– interviews, scene reports, the sky is the limit!

The class will start with a short lecture on the history of punk ‘zines, and then we will drive right into the workshop!

And yes, THERE WILL BE VEGAN SNACKS! Feel free to bring more to share!

The History of Punk! Volume III, Side A, Track II

2016/04/17

The History of Punk
Wednesday April 27 6:30PM
Location: Humanities 2-42, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome

“The History of the Edmonton Punk Scene”

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(1986 Poster courtesy of Corey Hamilton)

In this class we are stayin’ local!

Jennifer Messelink, who recently completed her MA on the Edmonton punk community, will present on her thesis: “Documenting a Punk Music Scene in Edmonton, Alberta 1979-1985: Place, Legitimacy, and Belonging Articulated Through Mainstream and Independent Media.”

Corey Hamilton, an artist who organized shows in Edmonton in the early 1990s, will discuss the scene through 21 shows he participated in starting in 1986.

Following the two amazing presentations, we’ll discuss other local issues, and brainstorm ideas for our fanzine we’ll be putting together in May’s class for Edmonton Zine Fair 5!

And if you have any ideas for readings or the playlist, comment below!

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(1990 poster courtesy of Corey Hamilton)

Edmonton’s Hour of the 2016 Homelessness Marathon

2016/03/03

Every year, stations in cities across Canada take turns sharing local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM broadcast the entire marathon on February 23rd and 24th 2016, and our local stories ran from 11:30PM-1AM MST.

Listen here for CJSR’s contribution with hosts Daniel Johnson, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, and Rylan Kafara. First they introduce the interview with Marlene Orr, who shares how the McCauley community’s Ambrose Place is having a positive impact through supportive housing, harm reduction, and Indigenous cultural practices. The second interview is with Sam Leibel, who started the amazing Society for Safe Accommodations For Queer Edmonton Youth. The final interview is with actors appearing in Boyle Street’s short film City Embers, a fictional movie about what life is like for homeless youth in Edmonton. The actors discuss the process of making the film, and the themes that resonate through the inner-city and the rest of Canada.