- Hosts: Joshua Hind, Sara Shaltony, Rana Alrabi, Adam Bemma
- Special Contributors: Karina Vold
- Music Producer: Amie Watson
- On-Air Production: Joshua Hind
On this week’s show…
- An exclusive interview with DJ Bear Witness
- The Urban Affairs Report
- The Action Items
- An interview with the curator of the new Mile End gallery, Z Gallery
- Music and more…
7:08: Music: The Tragically Hip – “Ultra Mundane”
- From the album: Unreleased Track
- Yesterday, CKUT’s Karina Vold spoke on the phone with Bear Witness, an Ottawa-based DJ and video artist. Bear Witness is a founding member of the world-renowned aboriginal DJ crew A Tribe Called Red. A Tribe Called Red have been pioneering a new genre of music they call ‘Pow-wow step’, combining traditional native drumming music with dubstep and electronic music. Bear Witness’s video work and music tackles issues of racist representations of Native people. He will be performing in Montreal tonight at Divan Orange along with Mossman, Andy Williams, and Don Pedro.
7:30: Music: Rufus Wainwright – “California”
- From the album: Poses
7:37: The Urban Update
- We start off with me talking about my experience on Jane’s Walk in Toronto “Retracing Stop Spadina.”
- It was a four-and-a-half hour tour starting at Eglinton West TTC station and ending at Jane’s home in the Annex. It was excellent. And I wrote about the Jane’s Walks here in Montreal, so I can talk a bit about that as well. There was 52 across the island (more than double from last year). http://www.urbanecology.net/
- The Queen St. West BIA is now considering improvements discussed at Jane’s Walk: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2012/05/bia-considers-improvements-queen-street-west
- Le Centre d’histoire de Montreal http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=2497,3088440&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL won the Prix d’excellence for its exhibit “Quartiers disparus.” I had the chance to visit it last summer. So, with this award, one of the “vanished neighbourhoods” the remnants of the ‘Faubourg a m’laisse’ is again being threatened with a condo.
8:18: The Action Items
- Smoke Bombs (Dr. Strangelove “tell the world” clip)
- Some smoke bombs were lit off in the Metro. Perhaps you heard about it.
- Student group FECQ denounces activites on my Twitter of all places
- “we comment many times in the media this morning. We said that actions were was not acceptable for us”
- So does CLASSE
- “La #CLASSE se dissocie des gestes de ce matin.”
- Meanwhile, back at the F-35 controversy
- So far, no one can prove the Conservatives did anything wrong
- And then there’s Great Britain, who following a defense review had downgraded their purchase of the vertical take-off capable F-35B to the carrier cat and trap varient, the F-35C. The idea, put forward by the new-ish Conservative government was intended to save $3.2B. Well…forget that. The Brits announced yesterday that they’d be buying that they originally intended to buy, dollars be damned.
- Another footnote…the procurement process has been heavily criticized. Sound familiar???
- And then there was that thing about how the student strike proves that our democracy is falling apart
- Chantel Hebert says that the student strikes demonstrate that people would rather take to the streets than hit the ballot boxes: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1175715–hebert-ballot-box-seen-as-dead-end-rather-than-means-to-an-end
- Andrew Coyne says that the student strike demonstrates that young people have no regard for our democratic traditions: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/05/09/andrew-coyne-in-quebec-a-premier-surrenders-to-mob-rule/
- Meanwhile, back in Canada where young people don’t stand a chance
8:38: Music: Bruce Cockburn - “Justice”
- From the album: Inner City Front
8:46: Interview: Shahrzad Arshadi
- Curator of the newly inaugurated Z Gallery in the Mile End, and about the launch exhibit entitled “Je me souviens I remember”