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Interview with Rev Jesse Jackson by Christopher Heron April 2018

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King.  In commemoration of this historic event, Christopher Heron, host of Mind Soul & Spirit conducted an interview with Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Rev Jackson speaks of his love for gospel music (he grew up with Aretha Franklin).  Christopher asks him to contrast today’s “State of America” with that of the past.

Rev Jackson speaks of the humiliation of racism, the current “tug of war for the soul of america”, the dangers of “spending more money on militarism than on human rights leading to morally and spiritually bankrupting the nation”.  The importance of globalism – labor, capital, technology and human rights and states in the end it  is “character and caring – caring is the key – not limited to race, gender or religious persuasion.

Take a listen.

 

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Interview with Christof Migone March 2018

CKUT intern Eve Fiertag looks at experimenting with the radio on the radio for this time capsule installment.  She speaks to ex CKUT Music Coordinator and Production Coordinator Christof Migone who participated at CKUT from 1987 – 92.  He also hosted the radio show “Dangers In Paradise” which he described as anything other than college rock.  He collaborated with Julia Loktev on a show called Body Map where they took the island of Montreal and imagined it as a reclining body and got people to call in so they could let them know what part of the body they were situated in.  He also collaborated with Margo Lane (also interviewed in this series) called Margo’s Intense Listening Corner.  Christof Migone 30year template (1)Christof & Nadine.jpgAs production coordinator he trained and motivated volunteers to create with sound and open up the possibilities of radio.

 

Oral History with Samaa Elibyari Dec. 2017

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Samaa Elibyari is a member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and has been doing programming at CKUT since 1997. CKUT Culture Coordinator, Tamara Filyavich, speaks with Samaa (the week after Trump announced the move of the U.S. embassy from  Tel Aviv to Jerusalem) about covering issues affecting the Muslim community for over 20 years.  She began with the radio show, Crossroads with Ehab Loteyef in 1997 while she was working at the Islamic Center. Then started the radio show Caravan .  She recalls being on the air the day after 9-11 and how this event focused and galvanized her objectives for the show.  She was/is alarmed at how reductive the mainstream reporting of this event  was and felt it important to talk about the effects of the sanctions in Iraq, the bias in U.S. policy towards Palestinians and the other issues that motivate young men to such extreme behavior.  She used her voice as a programmer at CKUT to counterbalance the bias against muslims which she sees as a “downward spiral against Muslims” both in the U.S and in Quebec.

Samaa took a hiatus from programming and a new team have formed with a new show entitled Montreal Arab Show that currently airs Fridays 2pm – 3pm.  Samaa continues to provide mentorship to this group and is a frequent contributor.

 

International Radio Report 30th Anniversary Radio Show Nov. 19th 2017

Special hour long episode of the International Radio Report in honor of 30 year on the air. Hosts Sheldon Harvey and David Asselin, are joined by past contributors Janice Laws, Gilles Letourneau, CKUT culture Coordinator Tamara Filyavich,  Alan Roberts and Zack Rynar. Clips from the very first broadcast and discussions about their shared fascination with RADIO.

Story about CKUT in the 80s by Vince Tinguely

Vince Tinguely current host of the radio show Kitchen Kitchen Bang Bang Tuesdays noon – 2pm , previous co-host of Victorious and Invincible and previous to that In from the Cold.  AT CKUT’s 25th Anniversary event, Vince read a piece about what it was like to be a part of campus community radio when C/C radio was still in diapers.

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MTL Skater Dykes! 1990s

Skater Dykes – MTL Skateboarding Group

Produced by: Ronit & Melanie

Turn up your volume ’cause this audio’s O-L-D! In this clip two women, part of an all-dyke Montreal skating crew, talk about what it means to be a female skater. What do you do when you love the hardcore scene and skateboarding, but are totally sick of standing on the sidelines and watching the boys skate? What do you do when a man walks by you skateboarding and tells you a real woman should be wearing red lipstick and standing by her boyfriend’s side? Start a skateboarding crew of your own!  As a result of Skater Dykes, these skateboarding ladies feel empowered even when faced with discrimination from passersby and male skaters. WARNING: featuring some delicious sonic gems from X-Ray Spex + spreading love for thrash, punk & hardcore. 

Download audio here