Programs & Archives – Spoken Word

  • ‘Peg City Groove

    Spoken Word, Variety

    ‘Peg City Groove is the local Winnipeg music scene. Our mission is to give local musicians a platform to promote their band, their gig, their albums; their way. Over the last year Peg City has featured dozens of bands and artists, countless interviews and free promo for upcoming local shows. We continue to do what we do because we want the music of the Winnipeg community to thrive.

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  • 11 at 10

    Spoken Word, Sports

    Winnipeg’s only live, local radio show dedicated exclusively to Proper Football!

    On-air phone: 204-774-6877

    Follow on twitter: @Nially_Bhoy

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  • Alternation

    Electronic/Exploratory, Loud, Punk, Pop/Rock, Indie, Spoken Word, Variety

    Alternation is a blending of old school and new school, of pop culture and sub culture, of the independent and the labeled. alternation is a continuing conversation about music, art, history and life. A place to ponder what it all means. Tune in to the alternation and become a part of the conversation every Friday night.

    WARNING: Show may contain mature content and is recommended for mature minds, however show may also contain immature content and may not be suitable for mature minds. Due to such paradoxes, listener discretion is always highly encouraged.

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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 in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

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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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  • Black Mask

    Spoken Word, Politics

    Black Mask is an anarchist radio show that has been broadcast since 1999; revolutionary struggle and class politics. To the barricades!

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  • Cafecito Latinoamericano

    Spoken Word, Cultural Exchange, World, Latin

    This program features music of different Latin-American countries, and is a combination of music and spoken word. About half of the spoken word is in Spanish, with English translation. The objectives of the program are: a) to attract members of the Latin American community in Winnipeg; b) to encourage non-Spanish speakers to learn some Spanish; c) to share part of the Latin American cultures through music, news, and

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  • CineFlyer

    Spoken Word, Film

    Local and independent film talk and review.

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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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  • Eaglestaffnation

    Spoken Word, First Nations

    Boozhoo! This is Eaglestaffnation, the radio show that highlights both contemporary and traditional aspects of First Nations’ culture and community. Join us weekly for news, current affairs, teachings, and performances.

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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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  • Family Matters

    Spoken Word

    We’re imperfect, living together, and learning all the time. Together, we support our families by sharing the times we’ve made mistakes and the times when we’ve been brilliant. We discuss supportive parenting practices, communication, and culture in the context of conventional and unconventional families. Produced in Guelph, Ontario at CFRU 93.3 FM, Family Matters received an Honourable Mention at the National Community Radio Awards in 2010.

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  • Femisphere

    Spoken Word, Public Affairs

    Femisphere Radio Collective is Winnipeg’s only feminist & social justice current events and news show. We air live every Thursday from 8-9am on CKUW 95.9FM

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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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  • 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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  • Inner City Voices

    Spoken Word, Urban issues

    A weekly half-hour show which will tell stories, discuss issues, share information, announce events and profile people of the inner city.

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  • Joke’s On You

    Spoken Word, Comedy

    A newly formed religious institution that takes the form of a radio broadcast every Monday night at 11pm on CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg. Joke’s on You connects listeners to the pathetic/hilarious existence of a wide array of stand up comedic talents.

    The facebook page Joke’s on You Radio has an archive of past programs and informs listeners of upcoming guests.

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  • Making Contact

    Spoken Word

    Making Contact, produced by National Radio Project, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on over 200 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

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  • MonkeySparrow

    Electronic/Exploratory, Spoken Word, Cultural Exchange, Storytelling

    The MonkeySparrow brings you original Stories based on This City & Elsewhere, Essays & Letters that are attempts to comprehend the Insignificant & Too Large, and Music from a juxtaposistic collection of Known, Old, Answered & Fated. Hosted by hannah_g with occasional guest writers and music lovers.

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    Streaming/downloading via the CKUW links below does not work on some mobile devices.

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  • Mud Puddle Radio

    Spoken Word, Children’s

    Mud puddle radio is a radio program that is directed mainly at children between the ages of 3 and 8, but is fun for everyone. Each show will have a child co-hosting the show and will discuss music, books, events, etc.

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