On today's show, we'll be speaking with Oliver Kamau from Edmonton Immigrant Services Association about an initiative his organization started in order to encourage dialogue and understanding between Aboriginal and newcomer and immigrant communities.
Over the past year and a half, the city of Edmonton and the province of Alberta have worked to increase the amount of sports tourism the city receives. What does this mean? Well, as the Timeout discovers, this means a lot of really cool events are on the horizon for Edmonton. These include Red Bull Crashed Ice, as well as the possibility of the Commonwealth Games returning. There are also a lot in 2014 as well, so tune in to find out!
On this week’s show, we’ll bring you an update on the Obed Mountain Mine release, music from Iceland’s underground rock star (not what you might think!), and the other horn of the raw milk debate—some call it udder madness, but don’t be cowed until you’ve heard the whole story.
On today’s episode, we feature a brand-new app created by University of Alberta student Lindsay Redman. The Empower App is a smart phone app that provides resources and tools for people experiencing domestic violence. Later on in the show, we dig through our archives for an interview with Bitch magazine, and a discussion of the role of feminism in media. Finally, Adamant Eve producer Lisa Pruden delivers a soliloquy on beauty. Stay tuned, feminists!
The Indian residential school was founded on the ill-conceived belief of the Canadian Federal Government that First Nations needed to become assimilated into European customs and Christianity. The government passed an amendment to the Indian Act in 1884 that made schooling compulsory for indigenous children under the age of 16. The horrific trauma and suffering experienced by students at these residential schools is only now coming to light through the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Established on June 1, 2008, the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission include documenting and promoting the extent and impact of residential school experiences. Their final national event took place in Edmonton from March 27-30. This episode of the CJSR Edition contains excerpts from this event.
Please note: there is graphic, sensitive and disturbing content in this piece. If you or someone you know is experiencing distress, please call the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.
Today's show features local producers and filmmakers Kate Holowach and Norm Fassbender from Rantdog Animation Studios about their newest feature "War Child", based on the experiences of former child soldier Emmanuel Jal. The film premiere takes place on Saturday, April 12th. For more information, check out http://aaisa.ca/event/war-child-chapter-1-film-premiere-and-fundrasier/.
Moving Radio is touring the neighbourhood! Local Edmonton filmmakers Andrea Beça and Trevor Wilkie talk about their new project, FM(D)L, or F*** My Dating Life. Then, a conversation with Rick Gustavson, celebrated at the latest FAVA Fest for his contributions to the Edmonton film scene. Finally, Kevin Martin hits us with a DEDFest update for April 11 at Metro Cinema.
At Terra Misinforma, we're always turning up the heat on environmentalists and this week's no different. We ask the questions that are too controversial for you to ask yourself—like what to do with Iceland? Do we really need water? Plus a special investigative feature on Canada's radical, extremist environmentalists. And of course, it's time for the annual Ezra Levant Award for Excellence in Excellence in Journalism!
What happens to the body in space? What does it take to escape from another body’s gravitational pull? In the absence of gravity, tears don’t fall out of your eyes: they stick together and form a ball.
Following 2013’s (un)earthed, Undercurrent Theatre’s second original creation Escape Velocity is an exploration of gender-based violence in our communities. On this week's episode of Adamant Eve, we speak with the director of Escape Velocity, Nikki Shaffeeullah.
A few weeks ago, the production team here at CJSR FM 88.5 teamed up with more than 30 community radio stations from across the country to create 14 hours of spoken word programming aimed at amplifying the voices of Canadians of all stripes struggling with poverty and homelessness
Over the course of those 14 hours one thing became abundantly clear to me: homelessness is a complex, intertwined issue without an clear solution.
But with more than 30,000 people visiting homelessness shelters every day in this country, one thing is for certain: we have an obligation to at least try to find a solution to this national epidemic.
So, on this week’s episode of the CJSR Edition, three radio stories about people attempting to wrap their heads around the complex problem of homelessness and then doing their part, in both large and small ways, to help find a solution to Canada's homelessness problem.