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Posts from the CKMS Newsroom programs, community shows, and associated news sites.

The CKMS Newsroom works to provide a deeper analysis of the issues that impact our communities, than which the mainstream news sources provide.

The CKMS Newsroom is comprised of volunteers and freelance journalists. The CKMS Newsroom is organised by the Newsroom Committee:
-dan kellar (@dankellar) is the current lieutenant of news.
-Bob Jonkman is the editorial and technical expert.

From April 2020-March 2021 the CKMS Newsroom will be undertaking a “Local Journalism Initiative” project funded by the government of Canada, the Community Radio Fund of Canada, and CKMS.

The freelance journalists for the LJI project are:
LaShaina Blair-White, Shalaka Jadhav, Ivan Angelovski, Trish Holmes, Julian Ichim.

Most recent CKMS News Local Journalism Initiative stories:

  1. A picture of O:se Kenhionhata:tie/Land back Camp in Victoria Park in Kitchener. Several tents form a circle around a white tee-pee. A black banner hanging on a tent reads "reconciliation is dead" in white text. CKMS News – 2020-10-19 – Land Back is Here to Stay (10/19/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Since June 21, 2020 a number of indigenous people, sick of Kitchener and Waterloo charging them large amounts of money to gather in their traditional places, having to get permits and seek permission to gather on their traditional land, occupied a part of Victoria Park in Kitchener, a land reclamation known as  “Land … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-19 – Land Back is Here to Stay
  2. A profile headshot of Irene Ekweozoh CKMS News – 2020-10-15 – Police target a Black PhD candidate for arrest (10/15/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Black Lives Matter of Waterloo Region, along with other Black and African organizations in the Region, started a petition for the police to drop the charges against Irene Ekweozoh, a Waterloo based PhD candidate in law. Ekweozoh was arrested on September 20th, after problems with her White neighbour in their apartment building. The … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-15 – Police target a Black PhD candidate for arrest
  3. An image of a red cross with a resistance fist with the title "Doctors For Defunding Police CKMS News – 2020-09-07 – Doctors for Defunding Police (9/10/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski On May 27, 2020, in the High Park neighbourhood in Toronto, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black-indigenous woman, ended up dead after an encounter with Toronto police. The police were originally called by her mother to try to de-escalate an unsafe mental health situation. All of this is under several investigations, so I’m … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-09-07 – Doctors for Defunding Police
  4. CKMS News – 2020-08-25 – Tent encampments threatened by authorities while Waterloo Regional council approves new dorm-style shelters. (8/25/2020) - Listen here: Host: Trish Holmes UPDATE: The encampment at Victoria and Weber has been dismantled. The residents did not find a suitable arrangement that could house all of them. This half hour examines the Waterloo Region Council meeting on August 11 where housing advocates commented on the Region’s new men’s shelter plan and presented some … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-08-25 – Tent encampments threatened by authorities while Waterloo Regional council approves new dorm-style shelters.
  5. A close up of a green cabin built for the "A Better Tent City" project. CKMS News – 2020-08-03 – A Better Tent City Update and A Recent Eviction from a Shelter (8/8/2020) - A update on Lot42 (or A Better Tent City) from Jeff Willmer, and a discussion with a young single mother who was recently evicted from a support home.
  6. Workers, clients, and supporters of the International Workers' Centre in Montreal are standing in front of the office. CKMS News – 2020-07-12 – Impacts of COVID on Poor Folks and People Who Use Drugs 2 – From the Frontlines (7/16/2020) - Host: Julian Ichim This week we continue to examine the impact of the corona virus on homeless people and drug users. This show is the second of three shows examining this problem from different perspectives. Today’s show we will talk to two front line workers about the impact the corona virus has on poor people … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-07-12 – Impacts of COVID on Poor Folks and People Who Use Drugs 2 – From the Frontlines
  7. CKMS Newsroom (background of a busy newsroom, oversaturated colour) CKMS News – 2020-07-10 – Overdose Prevention Day – An Interview with John Stone (7/15/2020) - Host: Julian Ichim On today’s show we will examine the importance of overdose prevention day which is June 30th. This year the issue pushed is the issue of Safe supply. Today’s show we will talk with Jon Stone about overdose prevention and safe supply. Jon Stone was active in all three tent cities in Kitchener … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-07-10 – Overdose Prevention Day – An Interview with John Stone
  8. Cover of the book "Boot Straps Need Boots - One Tory's Lonely Fight to End Poverty in Canada" by Hugh Segal. Background in Blue, Text in White, and a black string with a box goes through the middle of the cover. CKMS News – 2020-06-25 – Bootstraps and Basic Income – An Interview with Hugh Segal (7/1/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski With the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program introduced to help people who lost their jobs due to COVID-19, a lot of people started to talk about whether Canada would need such a program if there was already a Universal Basic Income in place for people getting exactly into that situation. Radio … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-06-25 – Bootstraps and Basic Income – An Interview with Hugh Segal
  9. Thousands of people kneel with their fists raised at the Black Lives Matter march in Kitchener on June 3rd 2020 CKMS News – 2020-06-06 – Black Lives Matter KW Solidarity March (6/6/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski On June 3rd 2020, 11,000 people gathered in Kitchener for the KW Solidarity March for Black Lives Matter. Demonstrators demanded justice for for Regis Korchinski-Paquet, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and so many other Black and Indigenous people killed by police in Canada, the US, and around the world. The … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-06-06 – Black Lives Matter KW Solidarity March
  10. Headshot photo of a grinning Hugh Segal. CKMS News – 2020-06-04 -Universal Basic Income: New Support in Kitchener and Past Troubles in Canada (6/4/2020) - https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/CKMSnews-2020-06-04-UBISupportsAndIssues-1.mp3 Host: Ivan Angelovski On May 11 Kitchener city council endorsed a motion, proposed by councillor Bil Ioannidis, urging the provincial and federal government to start talking about universal basic income. The proposal passed with 8 to 3 which means it’s now an official document of the city of Kitchener. Universal Basic Income in Canada … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-06-04 -Universal Basic Income: New Support in Kitchener and Past Troubles in Canada

All CKMS News sources:

  1. A picture of O:se Kenhionhata:tie/Land back Camp in Victoria Park in Kitchener. Several tents form a circle around a white tee-pee. A black banner hanging on a tent reads "reconciliation is dead" in white text. CKMS News – 2020-10-19 – Land Back is Here to Stay (10/19/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Since June 21, 2020 a number of indigenous people, sick of Kitchener and Waterloo charging them large amounts of money to gather in their traditional places, having to get permits and seek permission to gather on their traditional land, occupied a part of Victoria Park in Kitchener, a land reclamation known as  “Land … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-19 – Land Back is Here to Stay
  2. A profile headshot of Irene Ekweozoh CKMS News – 2020-10-15 – Police target a Black PhD candidate for arrest (10/15/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Black Lives Matter of Waterloo Region, along with other Black and African organizations in the Region, started a petition for the police to drop the charges against Irene Ekweozoh, a Waterloo based PhD candidate in law. Ekweozoh was arrested on September 20th, after problems with her White neighbour in their apartment building. The … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-15 – Police target a Black PhD candidate for arrest
  3. A collage of images: Headshots of Teniele Warren and Karen Redman. Picture of Black Lives Matter protest in Kitchener, a sign reading: "Black Lives Maters, Silence is Complicity". Picture of a police car at the BLM protest in Kitchener. CKMS News – 2020-10-08 – What will happen with the calls to defund the police in Waterloo Region? (10/7/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski In June this year, tens of thousands of people marched the streets of Kitchener in support for the Black Lives Matter movement, asking for change. Their most important demand was to defund the police. With similar calls across Canada that were unsuccessful, what will happen with the police budget in Waterloo region? In … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-08 – What will happen with the calls to defund the police in Waterloo Region?
  4. Marc Lafleur, wearing a white shirt and black pants, stands in the centre of his office space. CKMS News – 2020-10-05 – Marc Lafleur of TruLocal on the equal opportunity grant for Black entrepreneurs. (10/4/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski Early September the federal government announced investments of up to 221 million dollars to help Black-owned businesses. But even before that, Black-owned businesses in Waterloo region have organized to help themselves. Marc Lafleur is co-founder and the CEO of the Kitchener based TruLocal, a company that connects people with local farmers and … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-10-05 – Marc Lafleur of TruLocal on the equal opportunity grant for Black entrepreneurs.
  5. An image of a red cross with a resistance fist with the title "Doctors For Defunding Police CKMS News – 2020-09-07 – Doctors for Defunding Police (9/10/2020) - Host: Ivan Angelovski On May 27, 2020, in the High Park neighbourhood in Toronto, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old black-indigenous woman, ended up dead after an encounter with Toronto police. The police were originally called by her mother to try to de-escalate an unsafe mental health situation. All of this is under several investigations, so I’m … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-09-07 – Doctors for Defunding Police
  6. CKMS News – 2020-08-25 – Tent encampments threatened by authorities while Waterloo Regional council approves new dorm-style shelters. (8/25/2020) - Listen here: Host: Trish Holmes UPDATE: The encampment at Victoria and Weber has been dismantled. The residents did not find a suitable arrangement that could house all of them. This half hour examines the Waterloo Region Council meeting on August 11 where housing advocates commented on the Region’s new men’s shelter plan and presented some … Continue reading CKMS News – 2020-08-25 – Tent encampments threatened by authorities while Waterloo Regional council approves new dorm-style shelters.
  7. Blue Sky Horse Radio for 15 August 2020 with Unsheltered Residents and Karen Nelson (8/17/2020) - In the first hour Jenniefer Stronge speaks with various residents at a Waterloo Region encampment for unsheltered residents. Follow the Unsheltered Campaign at the Civic Hub WR. In the second hour Jenniefer has a phone call with Karen Nelson to talk about animal abuse at slaughterhouses and during the transportation of animals, and talk about … Continue reading Blue Sky Horse Radio for 15 August 2020 with Unsheltered Residents and Karen Nelson
  8. A close up of a green cabin built for the "A Better Tent City" project. CKMS News – 2020-08-03 – A Better Tent City Update and A Recent Eviction from a Shelter (8/8/2020) - A update on Lot42 (or A Better Tent City) from Jeff Willmer, and a discussion with a young single mother who was recently evicted from a support home.
  9. Blue Sky Horse Radio for 1 August 2020 with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign (8/2/2020) - On Saturday, 1 August 2020 Jenniefer Stronge spoke again with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign. Regan provided updates on water availability: at one encampment a tap with fresh water has been provided, but at another encampment people are drinking from the river. A portable toilet has been provided by the Region of Waterloo … Continue reading Blue Sky Horse Radio for 1 August 2020 with Regan Sunshine Brussé of the Unsheltered Campaign
  10. Blue Sky Horse Radio meets Waterloo Region Yes in My Backyard /Unsheltered (7/26/2020) - Conversation  with Martin Asling,  Waterloo Region Yes in My Backyard, as well as Lesley Crompton, Social Development Centre Waterloo Region/Civic Hub. Joining conversation also, is Unsheltered resident, Terry Kaan, T.K. Grassroot movement, anti poverty work & building better futures for KW residents, & people experiencing homelessness. https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/blue-sky-horse-radio-2020-07-25-h1-YIMBY%2BUnsheltered.mp3 blue-sky-horse-radio-2020-07-25-h1-YIMBY%2BUnsheltered.mp3 51.5 MBytes, 56m14s

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