Programs & Archives – Spoken Word

  • Accessibility Matters

    Spoken Word

    Join your host BBS for a 30 minute discussion of accessibility issues in and around our community, including technology reviews.

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  • After Thought

    Spoken Word, Human Rights, Canadian Affairs, Cultural Exchange, First Nations, Food Issues, Politics, Public Affairs, Urban issues

    After Thought dives deep on topics of the day while providing compelling and entertaining commentary.

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  • Alternative Radio

    Spoken Word, 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.

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  • Amateur Hour

    Electronic/Exploratory, Pop/Rock, Roots, Nostalgia, Spoken Word, Cultural Exchange, Variety, Poetry, Storytelling, Unexplored Realms

    Where bad is good and worse is better. Amateur Hour features the best of the worst. Artists and bands that never got their fair share of airtime for how seemingly weird, aweful or cheesy they are will finally get their due. Tune in every week to outsider artists, celeb singers, and novelty bands square off in a battle for amateur supremacy.

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  • Behind The News

    Spoken Word, Human Rights, International News, Politics, Public Affairs

    Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.

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  • Bridging the Gap

    Spoken Word

    “Bridging the Gap” was created to help us grow in understanding and compassion, to challenge the division across the planet with the goal of Unity.

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  • CanQueer

    Spoken Word, LGBTQ

    With a combined Radio experience of over 15 years the Can Queer executive team bring together the top LGBT community talk radio show in Canada!

    Also an online radio show that is both engaging, entertaining and also plugged into GLBT issues and politics across the country.

    The CanQueer takes content from many people, with a team of contributors numbering over a dozen. We are subject to an editorial team, and we strive to maintain the highest of standards.

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  • CheezePleeze

    Spoken Word, Comedy, Variety

    Since 2002 Internet radio fans around the world have been tuning in with delight and disgust to Cheeze Pleeze, hosted by Snarfdude and by first Moondog, and now currently, Daffodil. Each week the duo drops an irreverent mix of alternative cuts, celebrity oddities, novelty tunes and remakes sure to shock awe entertain and even baffle listeners.

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  • CKUSpeaks

    Spoken Word

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  • Counter Spin

    Spoken Word, Human Rights, Money/Finance, Environmental, Politics, Public Affairs

    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.

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  • Cross-Canada Comedeorological Report

    Spoken Word, Canadian Affairs, Comedy

    Comedy + Meteorology = Comedeorology. Join country music mountain man Joey Only and the famous Frankie MacDonald as they talk to all sorts of weather personalities and friends across Canada on all things weather and wilderness. Every episode people check in from all over North America, it’s your hour every week to hear all sorts of news on just how much the weather sucks in Canada. Show now airs in Prince George, Vancouver and Winnipeg. New episodes go up every Friday on Joey Only’s YouTube channel and we’d love to keep growing.

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  • Da Show

    Hip Hop/Groove, Spoken Word, Comedy, World


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  • Democracy Now!

    Spoken Word, Public Affairs

    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.

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  • Earth Riot Radio

    Spoken Word, Performing Arts, Comedy, Environmental

    Hosted by Reverend Billy and Savitri D, EARTH RIOT is a comedy-infused, music-filled exploration of humanity’s most urgent issue — the planet’s Sixth Extinction. Made by “Earth-loving urban activists” from The Church of Stop Shopping, this podcast educates, inspires and urges listeners to embrace reality and take action. Featuring “News From the Natural World,” a weekly gathering of climate change’s latest science, and insightful interviews with radical leaders in environmentalism and activism.

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  • Eat Your Arts & Vegetables

    Spoken Word, Arts

    Eat Your Arts & Vegetables presents guests of diverse backgrounds and perspectives ranging from local self taught artists to internationally renowned interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary artists. The show’s mandate offers artists, curators, art academics, cultural workers and organizations a resource to promote their work and ideas in conjunction with current local art events.

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  • FLY Travel Radio

    Spoken Word, Cultural Exchange

    Experience. Discover. Repeat.

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  • Free City Radio

    Electronic/Exploratory, Jazz, Spoken Word, Human Rights, Politics, Public Affairs, Urban issues, World Affairs, World

    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.

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  • Global Research News Hour

    Spoken Word, International News

    Hosted and produced by CKUW News Director and contributor, Michael Welch, in association with the Centre for Research on Globalization, the Global Research News Hour is a one hour analysis of major developments in the world of economics, politics and geo-politics, with researchers and news makers from around the world. If you want to get the story beyond the headlines, strap yourself in for 60 minutes of informative and provocative radio.

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  • Green Planet Monitor

    Spoken Word, World Affairs

    The Green Planet Monitor is published by Earth Chronicle Productions, a Canadian multimedia company specializing in global environment, development and social justice issues.

    GPM publisher/editor Dave Kattenburg has been creating audio documentaries since 1986, and has reported for CBC Radio, Radio Netherlands, DW Radio and the Free Speech Radio Network from the Marshall Islands, Southeast Asia, India, Africa and Latin America.

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  • GroundWire

    Spoken Word, Canadian Affairs, Environmental, First Nations, Food Issues, Northern Issues, Politics, Science, Public Affairs, World Affairs

    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.

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