Irshad Manji is an Islamic scholar, a practicing Muslim, an anti-dogmatist, a feminist, and an out Lesbian. She believes it is possible to reconcile faith with freedom. She attributes oppression of women in Muslim societies to Arabic culture rather than dictates of the Koran. She has faced criticism and rejection, and found that cruelty is often due to fearful clinging to a sense of identity. Manji's books include The Trouble with Islam Today, and Don't Label Me. She writes: "My mission is to teach a critical mass of people the skills of moral courage: doing the right thing in the face of our fears."
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One of the topics we have focused on through our special Covid-19 series are organizations and governments that are experimenting with providing cash transfers to unhoused community members. We are finishing up our special series on Covid-19’s impact on our nonprofits, small businesses, and local governments with this very informative and insightful interview with Foundations for Social Change. Foundations for Social Change were the first organization in North America to develop a research project to study the impact on the lives of our unhoused neighbors through providing cash transfers to unhoused community members. In this episode we feature the voices of the Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Psychology Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia Dr. Jiaying Zhao, along with the Director of the New Leaf Project Heather Hay and the LEAP Co-Chair and Peer Coordinator Ray Bonnetrouge.
Sonic Café, that’s Big Head Todd and the Monsters with their 2020 cover of Brandy, the Looking Glass classic from 1972. So welcome to the little radio café broadcasting from the Pacific northwest, I’m Scott Clark and this is episode 323. This time the Sonic Café throws a cover over a great batch of mostly 70’s tunes, with just a couple of 80’s and 90’s covers tucked in too. We’ve got Garbage covering the Patti Smith classic Because the Night, Lake Street Dive covering Annie Lennox, Black Stone Cherry covering the Electric Light Orchestra, U2 covering TRex, Weezer covering a-ha… you get the idea. Plus comedian Jim McDonald is here to give us insightful advice to manage our credit card debt, oh and before forget, a warm Sonic Café welcome to Nap Time our newest sponsor. Parents do your crying, cranky tantrum throwing kids have you on the edge. No worries, because Nap Time is here. One simple dose creates instant silence, and with daily dosing, no more tantrum’s ever again. Guaranteed! So ahh join us as we throw a cover over great tunes of the 70’s this time from the eclectic radio cafe that brings you great music, comedy and pop culture. Here’s Miley Cyrus covering Pink Floyd, we’re the Sonic Café.
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. George Galloway, France 24, and Radio Havana Cuba.
This week, on the Global Research News Hour, we are exploring the prospect that NATO may today actually be a malevolent force on the global stage and that Canada and the world should consider abandoning it. In our first half hour, Rick Rozoff, a long time geopolitical analyst and critic of NATO offers his perspectives on the nature of the trans-national beast and where it may be headed in the future. This is followed by an interview with lawyer, journalist and activist Dimitri Lascaris on the role Canada could be playing as an advocate for peace outside of NATO. We finish off the program with anti-war activist Ken Stone of the Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War talking about a recent action his group organized in the city outside the building where Prime Minister Trudeau and his Cabinet were meeting.
Plenty of Instrumentals pepper our playlist for when you want the music to do the talking for itself. Join Patricia Fraser for our weekly Celt In A Twist!
Exotic names meld our global mix together with spins from Carthnage, Gecko Turner, The Spy From Cairo, King Coya and the Tikiyaki Orchestra. Add your name to our subscriber base for our free weekly E-Blast!
A weekly one-hour program focused on jazz and improvised music, news, radio, conversations, and more. Tune in for new releases, news about the people, eco-systems, history, and culture of jazz and improvised music. Hosted by Cheryl K., host of "The Jazz Disturbance" every Sunday on WGXC-FM.
"All Things Cage" is a weekly program featuring conversations between Laura Kuhn, Director of the John Cage Trust, and Cage experts and enthusiasts from around the world. If youd like to propose a guest or a topic for a future program, write directly to Laura at email@example.com.Laura Kuhn presents the first recording of John Cages Europera 5, preceded by her reading Recollections of the Premiere Performance by Yvar Mikhashoff. This recording of Europera 5 was produced by Brian Brandt and released on the Mode Records label as Mode 36 in 1995, with performers Yvar Mikhashoff, Martha Herr, Gary Burgess, Jan Williams, and Don Metz. Europera 5 is the last and most diminutive of Cages operas " preceded by Europeras 1 & 2 (1984-1987) and Europeras 3 & 4 (1991) " and was instigated by pianist Yvar Mikashoffs desire for a small, more practical and portable, and more easily performed work in the series, which had its premiere in Buffalo at the North American New Musical Festival on April 12, 1991.
Welcome to "The Radio Art Hour," a show where art is not just on the radio, but is the radio. "The Radio Art Hour" draws from the Wave Farm Broadcast Radio Art Archive, an online resource that aims to identify, coalesce, and celebrate historical and contemporary international radio artworks made by artists around the world, created specifically for terrestrial AM/FM broadcast, whether it be via commercial, public, community, or independent transmission. Come on a journey with us as radio artists explore broadcast radio space through poetic resuscitations and playful celebrations/subversions of the complex relationship between senders and receivers in this hour of radio about radio as an art form. "The Radio Art Hour" features introductions from Philip Grant and Tom Roe, and from Wave Farm Radio Art Fellows Karen Werner, Andy Stuhl, Jess Speer, and Jos Alejandro Rivera. The Conet Project's recordings of numbers radio stations serve as interstitial sounds. Go to wavefarm.org for more information about "The Radio Art Hour" and Wave Farm's Radio Art Archive.
"Turn On The News" is the weekly newscast from the fictional Radio Network, with parody radio coverage of the radio and its headlines. Now with computerized news readers, and fewer meddling reporters, plus aggregated reporting, and automated music. Tune in "Turn On The News" each week for the latest news, radio art, and more from our robot reporters, making sure you hear both sides -- good and evil -- every time you "Turn On The News." It is often a mash-up of the week's news, and sometimes a radio news fantasy with song parodies and covers similar to "Dr. Demento" and comedy skits and more. The show airs at 3 p.m. Thursdays on WGXC, and also most weeks on WGRN, WRWK, KFUG, KACR, KRFP-LP, KMSW, and many other stations. Produced by Tom Roe at Wave Farm and WGXC. For more information go to: https://wavefarm.org/radio/wgxc/schedule/93bbe3
The mexican brass music trend of the 1960s spawned parodies...we'll force you to listen to one effort...what's a Doo Wacka Doo? you might find out, and Snarf unintentionally creates a new word....you can't be too surprised about that..can you?
This Week In Palestine - Kenneth Roth, retired chief of Human Rights Watch, discusses Harvard’s reversal of his Fellowship appointment because -- gasp -- he criticized Israel!
Today on a program called Khouri conversations, we join The Foreign Press Association and Palestine DeepDive in an interview with Kenneth Roth, "the Godfather of Human Rights," about Harvard’s decision to block him from taking up a fellowship over Human Rights Watch's criticism of Israel’s human rights record. Kenneth Roth headed Human Rights Watch for 30 years, but recently stepped down and has left the organization. When the Carr School of Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government reached out to offer Roth a Fellowship, he accepted the offer. It seemed to be a done deal. However, the Dean of the Kennedy School suddenly, and surprisingly, rescinded the offer, claiming that Roth is antisemitic because of his criticism of Israel. Last Spring, Human Rights Watch issued an exhaustive report on the state of human rights in Israel after conducting a long investigation, calling it an apartheid state, as did the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, and Amnesty International. That report apparently was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The Kennedy School did not cite even one inaccuracy in the report, nor did it challenge any of its facts. This attack on Academic Freedom is not unique to Harvard. For years now the Jewish establishment has gone after universities for criticism of Israel, whether it be in a professor’s class, curriculum, a pro-Palestinian student event, or a critical outside speaker, too many university administrators have become censors of anti-Israel speech. The purges are often done in the name of antisemitism, often at the urging of wealthy donors to the alumni Fund who use their contributions as weapons to censor criticism of Israel. It is significant that Harvard has succumbed to this assault on academic Freedom because of its enormous influence in the University community. Its perceived leadership role throughout the world is legendary. ...
New Oxfam Report on Rising Inequality Calls for 5% Tax on Super-Rich; US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Projects that Generate Equivalent of 76 Coal Plants; Crisis on Southern Border Underscores Urgent Need for Reform of US Immigration & Asylum System.
The Michael Slate Show - Searing Crimes of the System: LAPD New Year's Killing Spree; January 22, the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Painful Reality that a Nationwide Right to Abortion Has Been Ripped Away. What Must Be Done?
Two searing, outrageous crimes of the system: First, the LAPD began this year with three brutal, wanton, murders of Black and Brown men who were having mental health crises at the time: the barbarity of this and what needs to be done. Then, Roe v. Wade. the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court and the painful reality that there is no longer a nationwide right to abortion. What this means, and what must be done.
Mayor of Atlanta says military style police training facility is their response to defund the police movement.
In his book, "American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People," Jared Yates Sexton writes that “The American Myth paints the process as divinely inspired and the result of a work of distinctly American genius, the Constitution itself an impeccable guide in all things and a means by which freedom and liberty might be bestowed upon every citizen.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with author and podcaster Jared Yates Sexton about his latest book, "Midnight Kingdom," discuss the role of Christian Nationalism in the US, and look at the potential ascension of Ron DeSantis as the Republican heir apparent to Donald Trump.
Golden Oldies (60s, 70s, 80s, 90s)
STOP SCOTUS Dragging Workers Rights Back Centuries! with Marjorie Cohn, prof. emerita Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former pres. of the National Lawyers Guild and legal scholar and political analyst who lectures throughout the world about human rights The Supreme Court has already demonstrated that it is out to protect corporations and disempower workers; now, an impending ruling could obliterate workers right to strike. The Supreme Court has just heard oral arguments in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union No. 174 and is set to hand down its ruling by June 2023 that could evisterate the right to strike. Marjorie Cohn describe the strike that led to the anti-union lawsuit: Eighty-five truck drivers walked off the job. Sixteen of them whose trucks had been loaded with cement but hadnt made their deliveries returned the trucks to the employer, leaving the trucks running to prevent the concrete from hardening. Glacier was unable to deliver all of the concrete and had to dispose of it. The trucks, however, were not damaged. Why the anti-union lawsuit now being considered by the Supreme Court was at first lawfully dismissed: ...an employer must obtain a ruling from the NLRB [National Labor Relations Board] saying that the workers strike was not federally protected before it can file a lawsuit against the union in state court. If the NLRB decides the unions action is 'arguably' protected by the NLRA [National Labor Relations Act], the state court doesnt have jurisdiction to hear the case. Cohn Concludes: Given the political makeup of the court, it will likely rule that the drivers conduct was not protected by the NLRA and allow Glaciers state court lawsuit to proceed. ... The radical right-wing Supreme Court is about to deal a severe blow to the right to strike -- the most potent weapon workers have to obtain justice. The Supreme Court has already demonstrated that it is out to protect corporations and disempower workers; now, an impending ruling could obliterate workers right to strike.
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