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  • Welcome back, Students!

    Posted by Sam on August 30th, 2018

    The Fall semester at the University of Winnipeg begins next week, welcoming new and returning students with Roll Call celebrations.

    CKUW began as a student-led initiative at the University in the early 60s, broadcasting closed circuit and offering students a chance to play records and share news and notices on campus. Since then, CKUW has continued to offer unique opportunities for students to explore music and ideas left of the dial.

    We’ll be out tabling at Roll Call on the 4, 5, and 6, and we invite all students to check out our BBQ in the Quad on September 5 from 4-6 PM. Our volunteers will also be sharing their playlists from the mainstage throughout the event. Come say hi, ask questions about volunteering, or tell us about your favorite CKUW program!

    We’re located in room 4CM11. You can find us at the top of the yellow staircase in the buffeteria, or accessed through Bernice’s Reading Room via elevator. Stop by for a tour, or check out our music collection. To inquire about volunteering email our volunteer coordinator Ugonna at [email protected]

    Later in the Fall we’re excited to host our annual Student Radio Marathon on November 8.

  • Sign up for DIY DJ 2018!

    Posted by Sam on August 24th, 2018

    The sign up for our annual Culture Days celebration, DIY DJ, is now active!

    On September 28, we’re inviting the listening public in for some one-time-only ‘DIY’ radio. Sign up with a friend, or on your own, and create a radio show with the technical assistance of our trained volunteers. Bring in your favourite music, recordings that are meaningful to you, and take over the airwaves!

    Sign up HERE!

  • Kids on the Radio! Radio Camp Extravaganza

    Posted by Sam on August 17th, 2018

    Week 1 of Radio Camp wraps up today with a hour-long extravaganza from 1-2 PM!

    Campers have been learning the ins and outs of radio all week, and their newly learned skills are showcased in today’s finale show.

    Tune in for jokes, riddles, interviews, and debates on today’s hot topics: Pancakes vs waffles? Hotdogs vs hamburgers?

    Programmed and planned by the campers themselves. Don’t miss it!

    Update: Listen back to the show here.

    Next week is Week 2 of Radio Camp, and their finale show will broadcast live on August 24 from 1-2 PM!

    Photo: This week, Toby of Art City being interviewed by camper Amelia.

  • New Stylus - Out Now!

    Posted by Sam on August 13th, 2018

    Pick up your copy of the latest Stylus today! The August/September issue is now on stands and features reviews of this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival, an interview with indie rockers Tops, and hype for the Girls Rock Winnipeg camp; as well as album reviews of Childish Gambino, and locals Kakagi, Slow Spirit, Hearing Trees, and Atlaas.

    Read online here, and check out the Stylus website here.

    Cover art by Ekene Maduka. See more of Ekene’s work on Instagram at @ekenemaduka

  • In case you missed it: Today for Tomorrow

    Posted by Sam on August 9th, 2018

    In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, the inaugural episode of Today for Tomorrow aired on CKUW on Monday July 30 from 4 – 5 PM.

    The show’s debut featured the voices of several honored guests, including Indigenous Homelessness scholar Jessie Thistle, poet and author Marie Annharte Baker, Ko’ona Saber, Dr. Mary LeMaître, and Inner City Voices host Michael Redhead Champagne. Over the course of the hour, guests were lead by CKUW volunteer Michael Welch through a discussion on indigenization, homelessness, and decolonization on Treaty 1 Land.

    Stream or download the episode here.

    Contact the Today for Tomorrow team with comments, questions, and feedback by email.

    Listen to the next episode of Today for Tomorrow on Monday October 29 from 4-5 PM. Today for Tomorrow will air each month with a fifth Monday.

    About the Guests

    Jesse Thistle is Métis/Cree Scot originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is a scholar at York University with lived experience of homelessness, and is a survivor of the streets, the jail system, and addictions. Jesse is also a researcher and the national representative for indigenous homelessness for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal (2016), and is a Trudeau and Vanier scholar.

    Dr. Mary LeMaître is a French professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Winnipeg. She holds a PhD in 20th Century French Literature and Catholic Studies and specializes in the analysis of social discourse. She researches, give talks, and is writing a book on stereotypes about Indigenous people in Canada.

    Ko’ona Saber is an Anishinaabe-kwe member of Bizhiw doodem (Lynx Clan) from Peguis First Nation. A mother and until recently a former resident of the North End of Winnipeg, she now lives in Manigotagan with her life partner Ivon. Ko’ona has been sharing her Indigenous teachings for over twenty years, primarily through traditional family parenting, education, and hand drumming.

    Born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg, Michael Redhead Champagne is an award-winning community organizer, public speaker and proud member of Shamattawa Cree Nation. Michael is the founder of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO!) and long-time broadcaster with CKUW 95.9FM as the host of Inner City Voices.

    Marie Annharte Baker is an Anishinaabe poet, originally from Little Saskatchewan, First Nation. She is a storyteller and in her writing, she confronts the multiple and overlapping oppressions facing First Nations people in Canada. She has also worked as a visual and performance artist, a social worker, a short-film director, and an activist. Her most recent book of poetry is Indigena Awry.