Posted tagged ‘Alberta’

Edmonton’s Hour of the 2015 Homelessness Marathon

2015/04/21

The 2015 Homelessness Marathon aired across Canada on February 25 & February 26. Hosted by CRFC 101.9FM in Kingston, 14 community and campus radio stations produced 15 straight hours of programming tackling homelessness issues.

CJSR contributed Edmonton’s hour, with hosts Daniel Johnson and Rylan Kafara focusing on two major issues – the impact of gentrification in the downtown area on the inner-city community, and Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Edmonton and Canada. It included interviews with the University of Alberta’s Jay Scherer, MacEwan University’s Michael B. MacDonald, as well as cultural support worker Gary Moostoos, and a number of inner-city community members.

The History of Punk Radio Show #28

2015/04/20

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 20 April, when Blake from the Anatomy Cats was back on the show!

“Social Justice” 

1. Adam’s Mind (Toronto) – “Bad Guy”
2. Suicide Machines (Detroit) – “Black and White World”
3. Gorilla Biscuits (NYC) – “Degradation”
4. Reagan Youth (Queens) – “New Aryans”
5. Antillectual (Nijmegen) – “The New Jew”
6. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Kill the Poor”
7. Choke (Edmonton) – “Bent on Profits”
8. Propagandhi (Portage la Prairie) – “Refusal to be a Man”
9. War on Women (Baltimore) – “Say it”

Readings:
Racism-free Edmonton report
Canada’s Racism Problem
US is an oligarchy, not a democracy
“Ending Poverty in Alberta”
“Outrageous Fortune: Documenting Canada’s Wealth Gap”
Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet Who Oversaw Residential Schools
Canada’s Nutrition Experiments on First Nations: 1942-1952
“Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: A National Operational Overview”

ReaganYouthalbum cover

Music Relief

2013/07/17

Music Relief

Scott Cook: a storyteller to bring you back home

2012/04/27

If Albertans were superheroes, our power would be the ability to drive really long distances. Really. Talk to someone from the United Kingdom, and they’ll tell you driving somewhere more than a mile away is “really far.” Albertans, on the other hand, won’t even be fazed by a quick round-trip from Edmonton to Calgary, or a jaunt to Vancouver to see a band that doesn’t feel like crossing the Rocky Mountains.

On these long drives, soundtracks are as vital as caffeine and gasoline. Music not only keeps you awake, but adds something to the drive that makes it mean more than just a journey from point A to B.

Fellow Albertans, or anyone else that has this power to drive really, really, far: you know when you’ve been on the road for what seems like forever and you’re finally on the last few miles until you’re back home? The sun is starting to set, the other passengers are asleep, and you know you’re just about there?

That’s what Scott Cook’s music sounds like.

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Top 5 things to remember when voting in the Alberta Election

2012/04/23

1. Even Ayn Rand died on social security.

2. You might be healthy now, but what happens if one day you aren’t?

3. There is a difference between free speech and condoning hatred.

4. When it comes to the planet, Science is a pretty reputable field.

5. Schools need $300 way more than you need a night at the pub.

we’re just a material province in a material world

2012/04/22

Look up from your computer. Now, don’t look back again. Instead, look at the person walking by wearing the nice hat. Sure looks like a normal, well-adjusted individual, hey? So nice they might even be volunteer coach for the local adolescent sports team. Don’t be fooled by this friendly exterior, because it might only be hiding something dark and sinister:

A hatred for the arts.

Who would have thought?

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F&M wear their hearts on their album sleeve

2010/11/16

When people finish graduate work in history, they usually get a job at a university…or a library…or heck,  they could just write a blog. But every so often, or at least this once – a history graduate will use the topic of their thesis to help inform their own songwriting and performing. It helps, of course, when the subject of your thesis was a Soviet rockstar.

It’s New Album Release Day again, and F&M are back with a new album today called Sincerely, F&M. I know what you’re wondering and yes – it comes with its very own winelist.

I sat down in Internetland with F&M frontlady (and history graduate) Rebecca Anderson to ask her about the new album, touring across Canada, and a guy that she learned about back in the USSR.

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