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TUESDAY June 21st 2011

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Today on the show:

We aired an interview with Meg Hewings of the Montreal Stars womens’ hockey team.

On this week’s Literary Report, Jeffrey interviewed the Caribbean Canadian novelist H Nigel Thomas.

Cam Novak came in to do the weekly Bike Report.

Jaime did an interview with Ewan Wotarmy, a member of the New Skids on the Block roller derby team in Montreal.

Stefan did an interview with a Canadian Postal Worker who is currently on lock out.



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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

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Edgy Women Festival - Annie Sprinkle

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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 www.edgywomen.ca. 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 www.cfcmcgill.ca or email Change for Change at cfcmcgill@gmail.com 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 http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=14425 .

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 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182431998466835#!/event.php?eid=182431998466835 or the McGill Human Rights Interest Group’s web page http://www.lsa-aed.ca/documents/clubs/hrwg.pdf 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 tiffany.boisvert@mail.mcgill.ca


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 www.edgywomen.com

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 – http://www.myspace.com/beaverlakehome The IDLERS & Beaver Sheppard will be at  Il Motore (173 Jean Talon West) on Sunday, March 27 at 9:00pm

Giant Hand – Books http://www.myspace.com/322726752/music/songs/Books-79155079 album release show this Thursday w/Michael Duguay – March 17 @ Le Cagibi

Bad Uncle – Black River – http://www.myspace.com/saybaduncle 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!) http://www.myspace.com/hoodedfang

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TUESDAY ~ March 1st 2011

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On today’s show:

The Morning Breath with Yogini Ishwari

The Literary Report with Jeffrey Mackie – today Jeffrey mentioned a couple of events, including a poetry reading at The Yellow Door ( on March 17 and the Festival de Voix Ameriques (http://fva.ca/)

Candice Cascanette’s interview with Leonie Couture from La Rue des femmes

Democracy Now! Headlines

The Bike Report with Cam Novak

Candice Cascanette’s interview with Stephanie Paterson about her research on domestic violence against women

Triggered Response talks about their involvement in a fundraiser for womenaware.ca, a concert at Cafe Campus on Friday March 11th “Women of Rock 2”

MUSIC on today’s show:

Yukon Blonde – Bride’s Song, performing this Thursday at Il Motore

The Smith Westerns – Weekend, performing tonight at Sala Rossa

Rebekah Higgs – Little Voice, performing tonight at Zoobizarre

Cousins – Throwing Rocks

Cousins – Three Years Old

Pete Seeger – Clean-Oh/Ladies Auxiliary


Film Screening: Prison 101: Is restorative justice possible in a prison setting? To see a trailer of the film that will be screened, go to: www.concretefilm.org . Thursday March 3rd at 7pm (doors open at 6:30), at  the School of Community and Public Affairs located at: 2149 MacKay, in room 104, metro Guy-Concordia. For more information contact montrealprison101@gmail.com. Snacks and beverages will be served. This event is free.

For Activists: The 15th International Day Against Police Brutality is March 15th,
info here: http://www.cmaq.net/en/node/43304, website of those putting it on here: http://www.cobp.resist.ca/

For Radio Enthusiasts: Radio Ballet. On March 7th at 2:10pm Radio is Dead will doing an interactive radio experiment. It’s a flash mob with radios. Everyone will converge in one space with their radios and listen to instructions on how to preform.Here’s how it went down in austria : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI3pfa5QNZI We will release the location on Monday 28 February. Check it out on Ckut Fm’s Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=838585112

Film Screenings: Queer McGill’s Queer Cinema Week. Are you sick and tired of watching the same old gay movies over and over again? Have you started to wince at those DVD-cover descriptions that promise a “heartwarming tale of courage and love” or an “emotional tour-de-force”? … QM is proud to present QUEER CINEMA WEEK: five nights of scintillating, sexy, subversive cinema.

For Activists: International Women’s Day 2011 – in Montréal Celebrating our strength, advancing our struggles FORUM March 5, 2011: The Slaves of the Slaves Rise Up! UQAM: Pavillon Hubert Aquin (A-2885), 10h00 à 17h00/ MARCH 8 DEMONSTRATION: THE SLAVES OF THE SLAVES RISE UP! Tuesday, March 8, 2011, Meet: 6pm, Where: Cabot Square, Atwater – Bring your banners, noise-makers! For more information: Women of Diverse Origins, wdofdo@gmail.com www.wdofdo.wordpress.com/


I Could Tell You About the River :::: Art Matters 2011

An Exhibition of Text-Based Art featuring Works by: Razielle Aigen, Deragh Campbell, Frances Conley-Wood, Heather Jackson, Markus Lake, Pier-Anne Mercier, Ashley Opheim

Vernissage Thursday March 3rd 5 – 8pm, runs from March 2nd to March 14th at Les Territoires – Belgo Building, 372 Ste Catherine O, suite 527

More info at http://artmattersfestival.com/ and at http://lesterritoires.org/

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TUESDAY ~ February 22nd 2011

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On today’s show:

The Morning Breath with Yogini Ishwari

The Literary Report with Jeffrey Mackie – today Jeffrey was talking about a poetry even in Griffintown happening on Nuit Blanche (this Saturday!) see below for the schedule

Jaime MacLean’s interview with Contessa Alura, founder of the Alternative Lifestyles Community Centre – find more information about the community and centre and their many services, workshops and events at their website: http://www.alccav.org

The Bike Report with Cam Novak – today Cam talked about buying bikes this spring!

Cam Novak’s interview with artist JP King whose solo show “The Dirtiest Hands” is running until March 11th at Nota Bene (3416 ave du Parc), for more information visit his website http://jpking.ca/

Jen Bieber’s interview with Kim from the Red Tent Red Tent Sisters, an independent, pro-woman, pro-sex Toronto boutique and wellness centre Sisters http://www.redtentsisters.com/


Cut Copy – Need You Now

Elfin Saddle – She Mountain

Laurent Bourque – Calm Down

David Martel – Stay In from the album Hardly Knew me

Nancy Sinatra – Friday’s Child

Jenn Grant – Oh My Heart from her new album Honeymoon Child, performing this Thursday (February 24th) at Divan Orange with David Martel and Laurent Bourque


CKUT’s Annual Homelessness Marathon — This year’s Homelessness Marathon will broadcast live from the streets of Montreal, and several other locations across Canada, on Wednesday, February 23rd, starting at sunset and running all night long until sunrise on Thursday, February 24th. Cette annee le marathon sera diffuse des le couche du soleil le mercredi 23 février et se poursuivra tout au long de la nuit pour se terminer au lever du soleil le jeudi 24 février.

Poets in the Griffintown Cultural Corridor 2011 – 140 Rue St Anne
Final Schedule

3pm     poetry in the street featuring (location tbd):  erika white

3pm – 5pm       the lawnchair soiree
host: Jan Jorgensen  Sound: Gary Townsend
featuring: Lydia Lockett;  Paule Guerard; R de Smit; Jan Jorgensen;  Linda
Marics; erika white + open mic

4:45:   poetry in the street featuring (location tbd): Julie Hamel

5pm – 7pm       twigs and leaves
host: erika white  Sound: Gary Townsend
featuring: Claudia Morrison; Czandra; Jeffrey Mackie, Jim Joyce; Julie
Hamel;Louise Carson; Gary Townsend; Nelly Roffe + open mic

6:45            poetry in the street featuring: R de Smit

7pm – 9pm       poésie plus
hosts: Susan Dubrofsky & Lesley Pasquin  sound: Jeffrey Mackie
featuring: Jon Fretz; Noah Mackell; Steven Manners; Celine Pitre; Rana
Bose; Lucien Francoeur; Dale Matthews;  Lesley Pasquin; Susan Dubrofsky;
the Mittenstrings + open mic

8:45            poetry in the street featuring: tbd

9pm -11pm       Poésie dans le Corridor Culturel de Griffintown
host: Éliz Robert       sound: unconfirmed
featuring: Éliz Robert; Duccha; Anna Papadakos & Michael Reinhart; Omar
Alexis Ramos; Fabrice Koffy; Juan Mildenberger; + open mic

10:45   poetry in the street featuring: tbd

11pm – 1am      wired on words
host: Ian Ferrier  sound: unconfirmed
featuring: Ian Ferrier & Pharmakon Mtl.  + open mic

12:45   poetry in the street featuring: tbd

1am – 3am       the late set
host: erika white  sound: Bill Gossage
featuring:  Paris Sea; Andrew McLelland; R de Smit; Judith Bauer

3am – 4am –     open mic
host: erika white

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