Monthly Archives: March 2011

Wednesday Morning After – March 23

This Wednesday week…


Truphena recorded her first segment at McGill’s Freaky Fridays, a series dedicated to busting scientific myths. Dr. Murray Humphries talked about blood suckers and the animals that feed upon us.  We played part one (leeches) in the first hour and part two (hook worms and vampire bats) in the second hour.  Humphries also talked about human bloodsuckers, like the Maasai tribe in Kenya who mix livestock blood with milk for protein.

jhr radio

This week Adam Bemma visits the Afghan Women’s Centre. At Montreal’s Afghan Women’s Centre, Makai Aref has organized a catering service to empower a group of local Afghan women. As a former girl’s school principal in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aref sees women’s empowerment and education as the way to create a better society in her war-torn homeland.

Ariel Fournier speaks with Dr. Shirley Steinberg and Sameer Zuberi on the upcoming equity and the media conference and their panel discussion Exposed: The role of the media in promoting Islamophobia.  The discussion will be moderated by CKUT’s very own Caravan host Samaa Elibyari.

This episode also features protest songs in solidarity with the police brutality rally on March 17.  The episode was hosted by jhr members Joey Grihalva and Adam Bemma and produced by Arndell Leblanc.

As always Democracy Now headlines coming to you…live from New York!

Mercedes on Film (featuring the Quebequois classic “Si j’avais un Char”)

Harpist, Olga Gross, and Mezzo Soprano, Claudine Ledoux were in studio to talk about their newly released album Apres Le Jour.  The lovely ladies also discussed their music video (as seen above).


Comedians Chris Betts and Shawn Hogan join us in studio to discuss their show Liar, Liar at the Belmont, on Thursday, March 24.

TMA March 22nd – Femme Fatale

Listen to hour ONE

7:02 Jason Sharp – Incomplete

7:05 Tessa Kautzman – And So I Sing –
Charnoblyl Voice Presents: Burrows Album Release with Tessa Kautzman
and Cella Chest
Friday, March 25 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
3 minots
3812 Boulevard Saint Laurent

7:13 Morning Breath with Yogini Ishwari

7:21 The Idlers – Wonder Waves
The Idlers & Beaver Sheppard – Sunday March 27th 9pm @ Il Motore 173 Jean Talon

7:27 Yonder Hill – Northern Lights
w/ Dara Weise Saturday March 26th at the Yellow Door 3625 Aylmer

7:30 Literary Report with Jeffery Mackie
2011 Litpop Awards – more info at

7:37 Meow Mix – Meow Mix

7:43 Interview w/ Carol Roach
Check out her blog on female issues at

Listen to hour TWO

8:02 Democracy Now

8:13 Ledges, Blast – Up a Killer Hill

8:15 Bike Report with Cam Novak

St Emily Skillshare – Make your own sex toys – re-using inner tubes – Saturday March 26th 2pm
to register email

8:27 X-Ray Spex – Oh! Bondage Up Yours

8:34 – Lesbians on Ecstasy – Summer Luv
8:37 – Interview with Victoria Stanton, Montreal Performance Artist and Curator of the event – Imagined Spaces, Lost Objects, an evening of feminist performance art – March 23rd 7pm at Galerie La Central – 4296 St. Laurent

For more information on this event and all of the fabulous Edgy Women festival please check out

8:50 Interview and Live Set w/ Laura Beach, Simon Beach, and Jo of KUIVIP
Check them out @

They play regularly at Dépanneur Café which can be found at 206 Bernard. Check out the schedule online at

9:00 Patti Smith – My Generation

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Friday’s Show Notes – March 18, 2011

To listen to the show LIVE, click HERE

To download the archived recording, click HERE


Show Credits

Hosts: Amie Watson, Craig Sauve
Special Contributors: Joshua Hind, Tom o
Technical Production: Amie Watson

Music from the show (in the order it was played)

Amie’s Food Report

In Studio Interview – Heather Braiden
Municipal Headlines w/ Craig Sauve
In Studio Interview – The Liar Liar Comedy Show
The Hollywood Action Items
Community Listings
  • Expo Manger Santé et Vivez Vert
  • One of CKUT’s programmers is organizing a silent film showing accompanied live piano. It is a benefit for Atwater Libraries educational programs
    • March 27th at 7:00pm (doors at 6:30pm) pwyc (tax receipts issued for $15 or more), fundraiser for the library, should be over at 8:30pm.  We’re showing Buster Keaton’s The General
  • Building # 7 is almost ours!
    • The ASC invites you to share a warm soup, hot chocolate, maple taffy on snow, music and some good news in front of Buidling # 7!
    • This will be an occasion to share information on the negotiation process: believe it or not, we are closer than we’ve ever been to having Building # 7 handed over to the community.
    • The fight for the cession of the building has been long and difficult, it is not over yet, and it will take a combination of all sorts of energies in order to bring life to the projects that could inhabit this space. Let’s talk about it, let’s dream about it!
    • Let’s meet then on Saturday, March 19th, between 11 am and 2 pm, in front of Building # 7 – corner of Ste-Madeleine & Le Ber (in the south of the neighbourhood).
    • Information sharing at 1 pm! (please bring a cup)
  • Tomomi an intern in Spoken Word Department is organizing a cookie sale / fundraiser for the Japanese Earthquake victims.
    • Saturday March 19 13h-17h
    • 4260 Girouard (Villa Maria Metro)
    • Tel: 514.903.8897
    • Cookie of Japanese flavor—$5; Nail —$20; Handmade accessary —$5-10; Japanese Culture event “Calligraphy”——Free
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday

MMA March 14, 2011


Theme song : Ulrich Schnauss– A Strangely Isolated Place – “Monday Paracetamol

Underworld – 1992-2002 – “Dirty”

The Notwist – Neon Golden – “Consequence”

Broadcast – Ha ha Sound – “Before We Begin”

Radio Y: Yul Collective‘s Neil Griffith‘s on location in Griffintown with local graffiti artists, Urban Nightmares

as well as, Liz Pieries and Tony Vaughan‘s ( t+l ) interview with Sided Stories -community weaving event coordinator’s Kelly Thompson, Kathleen Vaughan and Lisa VinebaumThe Griffintown:Developing Culture 2011 event also included the participation of Concordia University Fine Arts students:

“The former stables of the New City Gas Co building, off Ann and Wellington Street becomes a site for a large scale, participatory, 3D fibre “drawing” comprised of individual stories related to space and place. Members of the public are invited to contribute their own stories to this generative narrative about place. Bring a small object, a photograph, a drawing, a postcard, yarn, fabric, and/or text to add to a large string ‘map’ of Montreal, and map your story of place onto Montreal local ‘space’. There will also be materials available on-site for viewers to weave into the structure. Individual actions and performances will contribute to the social fabric of shared public space, with visitors invited to take away a souvenir.”

For those of you interested in fibres, materials, fashion and simply creation, check out :

Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
Concordia Fine Arts Undergraduate Student Exhibition
March 12 to 26, Vernissage: March 12 at 2 p.m.
Hours: Wed. to Sat. from 12 to 5 p.m.
Diagonale: Centre des arts et des fibres du Québec, 5455 de Gaspé St., Suite 203

This week more new music on Sabrina’s Secret Stash on Hercules and Love Affair‘s sophomore album, Blue Songs released in January on Moshi Moshi Records.  We at the MMA really dig Brooklyn based, Hercules and Love Affair’s music and vibe, and play them regularly.  They write vibrant, celebratory, dance-worthy songs.  Their brilliant self-titled debut,  Hercules and Love Affair (2008) on DFA Records was a fine mix of old skool dance and 1970’s disco.  DJ/producer Andy Butler recruited his friends, Anthony Hegarty (Anthony and the Johnsons) and Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6) and DJ Kim Ann Foxman to lend their vocal talents.  This time around, Blue Songs features a brand new line-up which features guest appearances from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke on the song “Step Up,”  and vocal contributions from Kim Ann Foxman, Aerea Negrot and Shaun Wright.  This time around, Blue Songs is more of a house album, circa 1987, embracing the Chicago house sound, and of course, the sound of Hercules and Love Affair‘s home town, New York City.  I highly recommend both albums by Hercules and Love Affair, you will sing and dance, and have a fabulous day no doubt!  Let’s get this PARTY STARTED!!!

Painted Eyes,” “Step Up featuring Kele Okereke,” ” I Can’t Wait,” and the powerhouse, “My House

One of the best music videos we’ve seen in a long time, complete with commercials made by the band.  Get ready for this old skool style dance show party!!

Hercules and Love Affair are something to see live, Nomi Ruiz on lead vocals:

Sublime vocals by Anthony Hegarty, on “Blind” from the debut album:


Democracy Now Headlines

Zoreen’s interview with Captain and Chaplain Charles Deogratias with the Department of National Defence, who shared with us his very touching and inspiring life story.  Born and raised in a refugee camp in Tanzania, and son of Rwandan parents who fled their home country, Deogratias overcame the sombre destiny of many around him, found hope and ultimately rose above and beyond.  He came to Canada, where he still resides today.  He is currently stationed in Saint-Jean Garrison in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.  “Everybody who doesn’t know the absence of freedom, doesn’t know how it feels to be free,” he has said in an interview with The Standard dated from three years ago.  For three years now, Captain Deogratias has been speaking at various alternative high schools in Montreal during Black History Month in February.  Captain Deogratias’s story is a reminder that we should not take for granted what we have, and to live life to the fullest.


Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust – Með suð í eyrum

Nicolas’ Bike Report

Life Stories Montreal : Caroline Kunzle‘s interview with Chilean-Montrealer singer/songwriter AliSepu.   Interview excerpts from his life story interview, in which he discusses a return to his roots and the discovery that he doesn’t completely fit in. Interspersed is original music from local artists of different backgrounds (Haiti, Chile, Argentina, Algeria and France), sketches for the songs for his next album.

Desert Drop with Meryem Saci,” “Un Amor with Sayen and Butta Beats,” “Sin Ti” produced by Lou Piensa, and “Todo Para Mi with Vox Sambon

Lendemain de la veille – 17 mars

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7 :07 – Chronique d’Audrey, notre correspondante au Chili

7 :18 – Chronique cinéma par Justine et Marie :

– Introduction au cinéma direct, en lien avec le cycle La Nouvelle Vague et le cinéma direct québécois à la Cinémathèque
– Présentation du réalisateur Gilles Groulx

7 :30 – Suggestions de bandes dessinées par Ramon Vitesse

7 :45 – Chronique culturelle de Marie-Andrée :

Jazz en rafales : Lumière sur les femmes du jazz à l’Astral
– Série musicale Femmes du monde au Segal par la Communauté sépharade unifiée du Québec
La mémoire des vivants au Segal
La Maison… des souffrants des Productions et Jules à mes côtés…
La Bantou, conte et humour au Balattou
– Contes de femmes au Café Lézard par les Productions Cormoran
Ne blâmez jamais les bédouins avec le groupe Momentum
En quête d’une ville, projet de l’ADESAM (Association des écoles supérieures d’art de Montréal).
– Événements au FIFA
– Retour sur Programme double du Théâtre La45 et sur Hamlet au TNM

8 :01 – Manchettes des nouvelles de Democracy Now

8 :12 – Chronique vélo par Cam

8 :25 – Chronique musicale de Marc :

– Le site KickStarter
– 1 fait saviez-vous? sur Montréal
– Présentation d’un instrument peu connu : Le stylophone

8 :36 – Marie-Ève invite l’auteur/compositeur/interprète Mathieu Thioly en studio pour une performance en direct.


Monograde – Ce soir de l’album Tantale

Atach Tatuq : Plastik doré de l’album Deluxxx

Pellep pellep pellep : Je voulais être si cool pour les filles de l’album Juicy Party & Drinks Fruités

Sonia Gagnon

Carole Therrien

Nul si découvert : Gary Cooper de l’album Yé où le hip-hop

Pour nous contacter

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Pour contribuer à l’émission, contactez-nous!  Nous sommes toujours à la recherche de collaborateurs et collaboratrices.

TUESDAY ~ March 15th 2011

Today’s show:

  • the morning breath
  • the literary report
  • previews of the Edgy Women Festival
  • homelessness issues with the Change for Change organization
  • an interview with Jasbir Puar the author of the book “Terrorist Assemblages: homonationalism in queer times” by Doug Smith
  • vigil on Parliament Hill  for missing aboriginal women

Listen to hour ONE

Edgy Women Festival - Annie Sprinkle

Listen to hour TWO

The Edgy Women Festival is hitting Montreal, starting this Thursday (March 17th) and running through to April 3rd. It is a sex positive feminist performing arts festival featuring cutting edge performances based around female sexuality, workshops, free shows etc… The majority of the events are taking place at Sala Rossa, La Centrale and Studio 303 in the Belgo Building. For the schedule and more information about the festival visit the website at Today on the show we played two segments from an interview done by Jess Grossman of CKUT’s Audio Smut Collective with Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens. Both are taking part in an evening of performance art at Sala Rossa this Saturday March 19th as well as giving love and sex advice at La Centrale this Monday March 21st at La Centrale.

Change for Change is an international organization started by students to raise awareness and aid for homelessness issues. The McGill Chapter is the first in Canada and is holding several events in the coming weeks and looking for new participants. Today we spoke with Talia Smith, a representative from the McGill Chapter. Visit their website at or email Change for Change at to get involved and find out about their initiatives and events.

Jasbir Puar is the author of the book “Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times” and today on the show we featured an interview with the author by Doug Smith. For more information about this book, visit the publisher’s website at .

The McGill Human Rights Interest Group has organized a vigil on Parliament Hill called The Shoe Statement for this Friday March 18th at 2 pm. The group is collecting 500 shoes which they will bring to 13 Dys to Honour Aboriginal WomenParliament Hill to symbolize the over 500 aboriginal women who have gone missing. Speakers at the vigil will include Bridget Tolley, a proud Algonquin woman and grandmother from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg located in Quebec, Kristen Gilchrist, a PhD candidate and researcher at Carleton University in Ontario whose dissertation explores the growing movement on behalf of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and Lindsay Mossman, the Amnesty International coordinator for the programme of work on Women’s Human Rights. This morning we spoke with Tiffany Boisvert, the General Coordinator of the McGill Human Rights Interest Group. If you would like to donate shoes you can visit one of the following locations: SSMU building, Education building (lobby), Biology building lobby (far door from the terrace), Dentistry building (by the M1 classroom), Architecture building (lobby), Law building (by the SAO and in the basement), Leacock building (Arts AUS lounge in the basement). Drop points will also be set up in the following residences in the next few days: Carrefour Sherbrooke, Molson Hall, Douglas Hall, McConnell Hall, Gardner. Visit the facebook page!/event.php?eid=182431998466835 or the McGill Human Rights Interest Group’s web page for more details.

If you would like to attend the vigil the group has organized a bus that will leave from the McGill Law building at 9:30 am on Friday which is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. To add your name to the list email


Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism in Canada and Palestine
Tuesday, March 15 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
H-110 Auditorium
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, QC
Closing Panel of Israeli Apartheid Week:
“Decolonization Begins at Home – Indigenous Resistance to Colonialism
in Canada and Palestine”
* Clifton Nicholas – Mohawk activist from Kanehsatake involved in
current anti-mining struggles
* Audrey Redman – Journalist, writer, and residential school survivor
* Ben Powless – Indigenous Environmental Network campaigner against
the Alberta Tar Sands

Much as indigenous Palestinians have been resisting displacement from
their lands since 1948 and even before, the original peoples of Turtle
Island (“North America”) have been struggling against colonization
since 1492. This panel discussion will bring together Native activists
from different parts of the country to talk about their own
communities’ struggles against colonialism and erasure. Links will be
drawn between the current situation in Palestine and indigenous
communities in Canada. Speakers will address various topics such as
the impacts of the Alberta tar sands on native communities,
residential schools, and anti-mining struggles on the Kanehsatake
Mohawk territory.
Andreane Leclerc (MTL)
Annie Sprinkle (SF)
Elizabeth Stephens (SF)
Contortion + Annie Sprinkle, porn star/performance artist & Elizabeth
Stephens, founder of SexEcology.
March 19th at 8:30 pm
@ Sala Rossa
more events at

this week
COMMUNITY FAIR: Activities Night for Activists (and aspiring activists!)
Tuesday, March 15th, 1pm
Shatner Ballroom, 3480 McTavish (Metro Peel), 3rd Floor
Introduction To Tenants Rights: A Workshop
Wednesday, March 16th, 1pm
Lev Bukhman Room, Shatner Building, 2nd Floor, 3480 McTavish (Metro Peel)
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: “Tar Sands: Life and Death Downstream” with George Poitras
Thursday, March 17th, 6:30pm
Centre St. Pierre, 1212 rue Panet (Metro Beaudry) Salle
Laure-Gaudreault (Rm. 200)
An unfiltered look at the world’s largest industrial project, its
impacts on ecology and Indigenous rights, from Fort Chipewyan to

MUSIC on today’s show:

Five Alarm Funk – The Night time is the right time  – March 15 at the Belmont 4483 St-Laurent

Beaver Sheppard – Fat in the Head – The IDLERS & Beaver Sheppard will be at  Il Motore (173 Jean Talon West) on Sunday, March 27 at 9:00pm

Giant Hand – Books album release show this Thursday w/Michael Duguay – March 17 @ Le Cagibi

Bad Uncle – Black River – Bad Uncle, Scott Dundar will be at L’Escogriffe Wednesday March 16th at 9 pm

Hooded Fang – Highway Steam – Hooded Fang will be playing at Divan Orange this Saturday March 19th with Cherry Chapstick and the F in Fresh (featuring one of our guests from last week… Charlotte Cornfield!)

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Friday’s Show Notes – Mar. 11, 2011

To listen to the show LIVE, click HERE

To download the archived recording, click HERE


Show Credits

Hosts: Amie Watson, Craig Sauve, Joshua Hind
Special Contributors: Tom o
Technical Production: Joshua Hind

Music from the show (in the order it was played)

Amie’s Food Report

  • In-studio interview with Dihua Wei, an organizer of Vegetopia, a go-vegetarian one-month challenge that also includes cooking workshops, conferences, and a benefit dinner on April 10th.
  • Proceeds of the dinner at Katakombes (1635 St-Laurent at 6:30pm, catered by Gigi of Harvard Café in NDG) go to support l’oeuvre léger, the YMCA of Quebec and Meatless Mondays.
The Rules of Cricket EXPLAINED
Municipal Headlines with Craig and Ken


In Studio Interview – Scott Faulconbridge
  • Montreal native Scott Faulconbridge celebrates the real release of  his DVD “Nice Shoes” with a free half hour of stand up and improv,  the story of how the first release was botched by the forces of evil and an opportunity to view the first time airing of Scott’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival appearance on CBC TV. DVD’s will be on sale afterwards.
  • Nominated for a 2009 Canadian Comedy Award as Best Male Stand-Up. He’s worked with Chris Rock, Howie Mandel and Bill Maher.
Your Weekly Action Items
Community Listings
  • Saturday, March 12, 7:30pm at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. USTAD AMJAD ALI KHAN, a living legend, recipient of India’s coveted Padma Vibhushan and winner of a UNESCO award will perform. Part of the Year of India in Canada Celebrations, 2011. The sarod concert will be the first of several events in Montreal.