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Talking Radical Radio

What the Talking Radical Radio (three words in three fontsTalking Radical books do for historical struggles in northern Turtle Island, Talking Radical Radio does for struggles going on today. In these in-depth interviews, you get to hear grassroots activists engaged in a broad range of social change work in communities across the country talk about what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why they’re doing it. You get an opportunity to listen and to learn — about aspects of the world around us that are made visible through these activists’ struggles; about choices, successes, and failures in their organizing that can inform your own; and about possibilities for collaboration and solidarity.

Subscribe to the Talking Radical podcast from SoundCloud.

Talking Radical Radio with host Scott Neigh is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System, and currently airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 from 12:30pm to 1:00pm on Fridays.

Alternative Radio

David Barsamian’s radio program show logoAlternative Radio, established in 1986, is an award-winning weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the U.S., Canada, Europe and beyond. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media. Our program airs on over 260 radio stations. With headquarters based in Boulder, Colorado and with only two full-time and two part-time paid staff, AR airs on nearly 300 radio stations. Our project is sustained by donations and by your purchases of season subscriptions, recordings and transcripts.

Alternative Radio airs on CKMS-FM on Fridays from 11:00am to 11:59am.

Fight and Flourish Radio – Jesse Maranger Feature

Jesse Maranger is a folk singer-songwriter from Stratford/KW. He writes the most beautiful, heartfelt songs with rich poetic lyrics. Jesse’s new album So I Love You As You Are is a sweeping series of songs about growing up, family, and love.

I sat down with Jesse for our feature interview this week on Fight and Flourish Radio and talked about his musical choices and what inspires him. Be sure to see him perform live in Kitchener on Thursday Nov 27th with Elsa Jayne at Cafe Pyrus and buy his album on iTunes here

Link to Podcast on SoundCloud – Jesse Maranger Feature Interview
Songs from the interview. All original songs by Jesse Maranger.
1) Tall As Towers
2) Waves
3) Like A Song (album version)
4) Elephants
5) So I Love You As You Are
6) Skin and Bones


Fight and Flourish Radio – Quiet in the Land Feature Interview – Aug 3 2014

You know what’s really great? When your favourite musicians live in your city. Waterloo Region has so many incredible artists and Quiet in the Land, a guitar and fiddle folk duo, is one of my favourite bands in town.

Quiet in the Land is composed of Dan Root on voice, guitar and mandolin, and Laura Dyck on fiddle and voice. They have most recently released a 5 song EP called Songs to Set These Hills on Fire which you can enhance your life with greatly by buying on bandcamp at

Listen to the podcast of our interview where they perform live!
Fight and Flourish Radio Aug 3 2014 – Quiet in the Land Feature Interview

Original songs performed live in this podcast:
1) Georgia
2) In the water, in the wine
3) Oh to be sifted
4) Sunny Shores
5) Nothing more to living
6) Times that we bide

Fight and Flourish Radio airs every Wednesday from 12noon-1pm EST hosted by Janice Lee. Tune in to hear a feature interview with an artist / activist who is engaging with the community by fighting the tide against oppression and/or doing their part to make this world flourish.

The Hump – Richard Garvey Feature Interview – Sept 27 2014

Richard Garvey is a folk musician, community organizer and grassroots music promoter and presenter based in Kitchener. He does so many amazing things for the music scene in KW including sharing his original, soulful folk music. Check out the podcast of the interview I did with Richard where we talk about how music and community are connected, and some of Richard’s ongoing projects like At The Root Festival and Music Series.

I have known Richard Garvey for about 8 years and was able to sit down with him for The Hump radio show. Back in 2009-2010 we co-wrote and produced a musical together called “Rooted”. Good times.

Be sure to check out and buy Richard’s music online at

The Hump Sept 27 2014 – Richard Garvey Feature Interview

YouthCanSlam! – Fight and Flourish Radio (formerly The Hump) Aug 20 2014 Podcast

Hello hello!

This is Janice Lee, reporting back from YouthCanSlam in Ottawa, the national festival for young spoken word poets. I was there all week reppin KW, and I facilitated a Safer Spaces and Anti-Oppression in Slam workshop at the festival. Youth poets ages 14-22 from across Turtle Island came together to participate in workshops, see feature performers and compete in the Canadian National Youth Poetry Slam Championships. For this show I interviewed a handful of youth poets, as well as some organizers from the national spoken word scene. It’s quite a patchwork of short interviews. Be sure to check out the podcast below, on air we only heard up to track 10.

Fight and Flourish Radio – YouthCanSlam Feature Podcast Stream:
Part 1 | Part 2

Poems on this podcast:
1) Andre Fenton – “Biracial Superman” (Halifax)
2) Ikenna Onyegbula, YouthCanSlam Founder and Organizer, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion –  “The Superior”
3) Eva Rodriguez – “Madame B” (Winnipeg)
4) Isaac Bond, Spoken Word Canada National Director – “Old Friend” (Saskatoon)
5) Alyssa Ginsburg, Toronto organizer – interview
6) Sea Legs – “Somewhere New” (Saskatoon)
7) Melissa Illing – “Jill” (Vancouver)
8) Andrew Warner – “Languages”, “School Poem” (Vancouver)
9) Mariah Dear – “Untitled” (Vancouver)
10) Scout – “Letter to my future child”, “Untitled” (Vancouver)
11) Sebastien Wen – “Cruelty” (Vancouver)
12) Sebastien Wen and Jess Tollestrop – “Welcome to the Cosmos” (Vancouver)

The Hump – Playlist Aug 6, 2014

1. Fish and Bird – Effigy (Toronto)
2. Sara Rose Hebert – Pessimist (KW)
3. Harlan Pepper – El Jandro (Hamilton)
4.  Jessica Stuart Few – Don’t Ya (Toronto)
5. Alysha Brilla – Lifted (KW)
6. Latka – Fake and Marvelous Exteriors (F.A.M.E.)
7. Zinta Avens Auzens – Prettiest Street, Bear Song (KW)
8. Tom Dusome – I wish I was an ice cream cone, Dedicated to the letter U (Hamilton)
9. Kate and Rich – Odessa Bulgar, Jazzbo (Nova Scotia)
10. Banjo and the Bellows – When the ice worms nest again (KW)
11. Amy Carson Hunter – The Tree Song (KW/Calgary)
12. Betty Supple – Holy Man’s Land
13. C-Command – Django Limehouse 1935 (Montreal/Vancouver)
14. Richard Garvey – Happy Go Lucky Go Fuck Yourself (KW)
15. Elsa Jayne – Golden (KW)
16. Jesse Maranger – So I Love You As You Are (KW)
17. Test Their Logik – Bee Healthy (Toronto)

The Hump Playlist – July 23, 2014

These are the songs I played today on The Hump radio show. Like I said, if you have posters of wicked female artists, I’d love to put them up in our studio. And local musicians (Waterloo region, Southern Ontario area) hook me up with your music!  Email me at

1. Quiet in the Land – Blue Mountain Night (KW)
2. Jesse Maranger – Like A Shout (KW)
3. Amy Carson Hunter – Call me the wind (Calgary/KW)
4. Alysha Brilla – Never gonna get me back (KW)
5. Joni Nehrita – The Bare Truth (Guelph/KW)
6. Ace of  Base – The Sign
7. Harlan Pepper – Great Lakes (Hamilton)
8. The Blackwood Two – I  got you (Victoria/KW)
9. Tegan and Sara – Closer (Calgary)
10. Elsa Jayne – Sailing to the moon (KW)
11. Richard Garvey – Goodbye (KW)

The Hump Playlist July 16, 2014

KC Roberts and the Live Revolution – Drift Away (Toronto)
Joni NehRita – A Fine Time (KW/Guelph)
Cadence – Blues on Sunday (Toronto)
Ivana Santilli – Your Girl Tonight (Toronto)
Elsa Jayne – Golden (KW)
Richard Garvey – When we first met (KW)
Quiet in the Land – In the water, in the wine (KW)
The Namedroppers – Luddite (Toronto)
Stacey Y – Hey Sir (Toronto)
The Blackwood Two – Bittersweet (KW)
Amy Carson Hunter – Ashes to Sand
Betty Supple – This Specific Ancient Connection (Hamilton)
Will Currie and the Country French – Railroad (KW)

The Hump Playlist – July 2 2014

These are the tracks I played today on The Hump radio show. Check out the links to find out more about the artists!

Elsa Jayne –  Golden (KW)
Will Currie and the Country French – Ontario (KW)
Richard Garvey – Prelude/Save the Arts, Cut the War/Folklore (KW)
Stacey Y – Music (Toronto)
El Gremio – Manifiesto (Chile)
Alysha Brilla – Never Gonna Get Me Back (KW)
Safe As HousesWe’ll Be Dancin’ (KW)
Quiet in the Land – Georgia (KW)
Onion Honey – Frankie (KW)
Fannon Holland – To Whom It May Concern (spoken word, Guelph)
Jesse Maranger – So I Love You As You Are (KW)

Podcast – Alysha Brilla interview on The Hump with Janice Lee

I had the pleasure of having KW’s Alysha Brilla on my show Wednesday June 25th. Alysha is in the midst of a breakout year where she wrote, performed and produced her debut album “In My Head” on her independent record label Sunny Jam Records, and was nominated for a Juno this year in the Adult Contemporary category. We talk about Alysha’s musical influences, living in KW, the commercialization of music, how she quit her LA record label, women in music, and her trip to the Junos!

Check her website to watch all her cool music videos, buy a copy of her album, and find out where you can catch her playing next!

The Hump radio show with Janice Lee airs Wednesdays from 12-1pm playing local and new music, with in-depth artist interviews coming every other week. The interviews will be podcasted here. Contact Janice at

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! (silhouette of the Statue of Liberty holding a microphone, used as the 'O' in 'Now') Democracy Now! produces a daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González. Our reporting includes breaking daily news headlines and in-depth interviews with people on the front lines of the world’s most pressing issues. On Democracy Now!, you’ll hear a diversity of voices speaking for themselves, providing a unique and sometimes provocative perspective on global events.

Democracy Now! currently airs on CKMS-FM weekdays from 6:01am to 7:00am.