After Thought dives deep on topics of the day while providing compelling and entertaining commentary.
Programs & Archives – Public Affairs
.Alternative Radio is a weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations. Across Canada AR airs on stations from Halifax to Victoria. AR also airs in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, and Australia. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.
Established in 1986, award-winning AR is dedicated to the founding principles of public broadcasting, which urge that programming serve as “a forum for controversy and debate,” be diverse and “provide a voice for groups that may otherwise be unheard.” The project is entirely independent, sustained solely by individuals who buy transcripts, CDs, MP3s and PDFs of programs.
CounterSpin is FAIR’s weekly radio show, produced and hosted by Janine Jackson. It’s heard on more than 160 noncommercial stations across the United States and Canada. CounterSpin provides a critical examination of the major stories every week, and exposes what corporate media might have missed in their own coverage. CounterSpin highlights censored stories and exposes biased and inaccurate coverage, while examining the power of corporate influence and sexism, racism and homophobia in the news.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts.
Free City Radio explores the intersection of social activism and the arts.
A program featuring interviews on contemporary political currents in Montréal, Canada and around the world, highlighting creative voices involved in struggles for transformative social change.
Free City Radio also features music from around the world.
Free City Radio is produced and hosted by Stefan Christoff.
GroundWire aims to connect diverse communities that take part in community radio programming all over Canada by featuring stories that are local, regional and national in scope and that share an ethic of human rights activism, equity, labour rights, democractic communication and information exchange, and progressive political and social policy.
The Harbinger Media Hour is a one hour show case of some of the best from the Harbinger Media network. The Harbinger Media network is a network of progressive podcasts challenging the right-wing and corproate media from coast to coast.
The Breach Show
Half Past Capitalism Alberta Advantage
Invisible Institutions Victor’s Children
Tech Won’t Save Us
Radio Free Winnipeg explores the intersection between art, culture and politics.
First hour: Weekly news briefs and show listings with a mix of indie, folk, blues and BAM (Black American Music)
Second hour: Mandatory Heavy (punk\metal) at the top of the hour, psych rock, afrobeat and other tributaries of the werid and wonderful, recipes to impress and gross out your friends.
Sometimes there will be interviews
Hosted by Scott Price DJ Dill Gherkin
Redeye is broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
The show has been on the air for over 40 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.
Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada. Each week, we hear from an active participant in one of this country’s many grassroots groups, organizations, movements, and communities-in-struggle to learn about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.
This is Hell! is a long form political interview program broadcast across Chicago on WNUR since 1996.
Every morning, Monday to Wednesday 10am central time, Chuck Mertz works off his news hangover by talking to the journalists, authors and activists working to make this world a slightly less hellish place. Expect in-depth conversations about the forces that drive politics, and gallows humour about a world with more questions than answers.
Truth before Reconciliation, hosted by Tammy Wolfe, provides listeners with a variety of knowledgeable perspective on both current and historical context of Indigenous truths throughout Canada, in order to educate, inform and encourage reconciliation through community awareness and taking action.
“We’re building relationships and teaching Truth before Reconciliation”
Viewpoints is the latest podcast and news magazine produced by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. It provides an overview of what’s happening across Canada, thanks to radio reporters from CJRU and others posted across the country, working for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) supports the production of original civic journalism news content that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada, hosted by Boris Chassagne. The Community Radio Fund of Canada works in collaboration with the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).