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  • Rabble Radio

    rab­ble radio is a week­ly pod­cast and radio pro­gram that tunes in on the issues and actions that mat­ter to you. 

    It is the flag­ship pod­cast of rab​ble​.ca, an award-win­ning, inde­pen­dent, com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven media. Among the first dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism orga­ni­za­tions in Cana­da, and the first to incor­po­rate as non-prof­it, rab​ble​.ca has been at the fore­front of report­ing on nation­al pol­i­tics with a pro­gres­sive lens that cen­tres issues of social move­ments, of labour, and of grass­roots activism.

    We began as a vision of jour­nal­ists, writ­ers, artists, activists and tech lead­ers across the coun­try. They saw, first hand, the need for broad­er report­ing on sto­ries from civ­il soci­ety. In the ear­ly days, before big tech explod­ed on the media scene, we pio­neered the place of tech­nol­o­gy in jour­nal­ism – from our pod­cast net­work (ahead of iTunes!), to our ear­ly explo­rations of the use of live video to, for exam­ple, stream activism live from the streets across the country.

    Over the years rab­ble has brought labour jour­nal­ism back to Cana­da, intro­duced a par­lia­men­tary reporter to pro­gres­sive, non prof­it media and pro­vid­ed train­ing to gen­er­a­tions of jour­nal­ists through intern­ships and fellowships.

    If you like what you hear, remem­ber we here at rab​ble​.ca cov­er and pro­duce a lot more time­ly news, com­men­tary and even events online. You can find it all at rab​ble​.ca.

  • Radio Ecoshock

    Radio Ecoshock offers a vari­ety of Green news, fea­tures, and Indie music. Our Radio Ecoshock News” arrives from dis­tant jun­gles, and from the chem­i­cal plant next door. We report on endan­gered species, tox­ic tech­nolo­gies, defor­esta­tion, smog, cli­mate change, nuclear weapons and reac­tors, over­fish­ing in the oceans, and more. We’ll pass on the activ­i­ties of envi­ron­ment groups, large and small. Ecoshock radio takes you to far­away places, to expe­ri­ence nature’s sounds. And var­i­ous inde­pen­dent artists have con­tributed their music and sound clips.

  • Radio Survivor

    Radio Sur­vivor attempts to shed light on the ongo­ing impor­tance of radio: from the air­waves (FM, AM, Short-wave, HD, satel­lite) to online. We are pro­po­nents for the rel­e­vance of radio as a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry com­mu­ni­ca­tions medi­um. As both fans and pro­duc­ers, we write about the prob­lems and prospects of radio.

    We embrace col­lege radio sta­tions in cri­sis. We defend radio pirates. And we care about the on-going sur­vival of our favorite radio stations.

    We are obsessed with the future of radio and are charmed by radio his­to­ri­ans, radio drama­tists, radio blog­gers, and any­one else who cares about radio as deeply as we do.

  • Radiolab

    Radi­o­lab believes your ears are a por­tal to anoth­er world. Where sound illu­mi­nates ideas, and the bound­aries blur between sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy, and human expe­ri­ence. Big ques­tions are inves­ti­gat­ed, tin­kered with, and encour­aged to grow. Bring your curios­i­ty, and we’ll feed it with possibility.

  • Re-Threading Madness

    The pro­gram that dares to change how we think about men­tal health.

    Unlike oth­er like pro­gram­ming where pro­fes­sion­als are inter­viewed about caus­es, symp­toms, or treat­ment and respond with their usu­al psy­cho­log­i­cal ver­biage, Re-Thread­ing Mad­ness employs down to earth lan­guage to dive into the nit­ty grit­ty of not just liv­ing with a men­tal health chal­lenge but that which impacts on our col­lec­tive emo­tion­al well-being (COVID, pover­ty, racism, etc.).

  • Sea Change Radio

    Sea Change Media’s mis­sion is to make con­nec­tions that advance the shift toward social, envi­ron­men­tal, and eco­nom­ic sus­tain­abil­i­ty. Sea Change Media is a sole­ly-owned propi­etor­ship.

    Sea Change Radio, the pri­ma­ry project of Sea Change Media, is a week­ly show cov­er­ing the shifts to social, envi­ron­men­tal, and eco­nom­ic sustainability.

  • Something Else

    In a recent coun­try wide poll on tur­tle island indige­nous peo­ples were exclud­ed from the stats, mak­ing them cat­e­gor­i­cal some­thing else”. As Indige­nous peo­ple the pop­u­lar belief is that we live some­where between mar­gin­al­ized and extinct. This pod­cast invites the lis­ten­er deep into the space between the lines, out­side the mar­gins, it embraces… oth­er”. On this pod­cast you will fol­low 3 Indige­nous pro­tag­o­nists as your tour guides into the tri­umphs and strug­gles of con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous peo­ples. The some­thing else uni­verse was born from a yearn­ing to cre­ate the sanc­tu­ary my own ner­vous sys­tem need­ed. It is a space where rage is cel­e­brat­ed, dreams are cul­ti­vat­ed, rest is cen­tered, and heroes are born. Just as its name sug­gests this pod­cast is unlike any oth­er, it pulls ele­ments and action from our world now and skill­ful­ly weaves them anew in this nar­rat­ed indige­nous futur­ism land­scape. It is my wish that this marks the begin­ning of a very long, very ancient jour­ney togeth­er, lis­ten­er and storyteller. 

    The some­thing else uni­verse was cre­at­ed, writ­ten, voice act­ed, sound­scaped, pro­duced and edit­ed by Kat Coulée” Ross. Spe­cial thanks to the staff and vol­un­teers at CFUV 101.9FM. Orig­i­nal score and music by Reil8 of @the_r.a.p_ Art­work gen­er­at­ed by AI pro­grams, Mid­jour­ney and DALL‑E.

  • Talking Radical Radio

    In these week­ly, in-depth inter­views, you get to hear grass­roots activists engaged in a broad range of social change work in com­mu­ni­ties across Cana­da talk about what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why they’re doing it. You get an oppor­tu­ni­ty to lis­ten and to learn — about aspects of the world around us that are made vis­i­ble through these activists’ strug­gles; about choic­es, suc­cess­es, and fail­ures in their orga­niz­ing that can inform your own; and about pos­si­bil­i­ties for col­lab­o­ra­tion and solidarity.

  • Terra Informa

    Ter­ra Infor­ma is your source for local and inter­na­tion­al envi­ron­men­tal news with an Alber­tan and Cana­di­an per­spec­tive. Based out of the CJSR news depart­ment in Edmon­ton, Alber­ta we strive to inform and cre­ate awar­ness about the under-report­ed con­nec­tions between our lives and the nat­ur­al envi­ron­ment. Every week we pro­duce a show com­prised of an envi­ron­men­tal news overview, fea­ture seg­ments which often includ­ed inter­views with aca­d­e­mics, activists and com­mu­ni­ty orga­niz­ers to high­light local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al envi­ron­men­tal issues and their Cana­di­an or Alber­tan con­nec­tion. Each show also includes a look into what envi­ron­men­tal events are hap­pen­ing in our communities.

  • The Green Majority

    The Green Major­i­ty is a week­ly envi­ron­men­tal news pro­gram pro­duced live at CIUT in Toron­to, Cana­da and broad­cast on cam­pus and com­mu­ni­ty sta­tions across the coun­try. The show, Canada’s first and only envi­ron­men­tal news-hour, is pro­duced by a ded­i­cat­ed team of vol­un­teers. Tune into the broad­cast or down­load the pod­cast for envi­ron­men­tal head­lines, guest fea­tures and analy­sis of Canada’s most impor­tant eco­log­i­cal events. The Green Major­i­ty oper­ates with a BY-NC cre­ative com­mons license. The Green Major­i­ty is a week­ly envi­ron­men­tal news pro­gram pro­duced live at CIUT in Toron­to, Cana­da and broad­cast on cam­pus and com­mu­ni­ty sta­tions across the coun­try. The show, Canada’s first and only envi­ron­men­tal news-hour, is pro­duced by a ded­i­cat­ed team of vol­un­teers. Tune into the broad­cast or down­load the pod­cast for envi­ron­men­tal head­lines, guest fea­tures and analy­sis of Canada’s most impor­tant eco­log­i­cal events. The Green Major­i­ty oper­ates with a BY-NC cre­ative com­mons license.

  • The Hockey Show

    The Hock­ey Show with Tee­bz and Beans is all about the good ol’ hock­ey game! Every week, Tee­bz and Beans will get down to busi­ness dis­cussing news and issues from the NHL, AHL, KHL, CHL, NCAA, CIS, and any oth­er hock­ey-relat­ed mat­ter that catch­es their atten­tion. Watch for spe­cial guests to join them on the show, and make sure you’re near your phone if you want to ask the guys any hock­ey-relat­ed ques­tion! They will also be giv­ing away prizes through­out the year, so be sure to tune in if you want some free gear!

    Tee­bz is a long-time hock­ey fan with a pas­sion for the game like no oth­er. He authors Hock­ey Blog In Cana­da, and rou­tine­ly attends any and all hock­ey games he can — NHL right down to the tykes at the local are­na! Hav­ing played for many years, the defence­man now reserves his hock­ey rage for spongee on the out­door rinks in Winnipeg.

    Anoth­er defence­man, Beans is still play­ing hock­ey in local beer leagues — some­times for beers! When he’s not at the rink, he’s usu­al­ly busy at school as he works at his trade. How­ev­er, when Hock­ey Night In Cana­da hits the air­waves or when he get can to a rink, Beans shows his true love of the game!

  • The Learning Curve

    The Learn­ing Curve is a show about learn­ing. Join hosts Monique and Tim from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Manitoba’s Aca­d­e­m­ic Learn­ing Cen­tre as they explore research and resources relat­ed to var­i­ous learn­ing tech­niques. Each week will also fea­ture a dis­cus­sion of dif­fer­ent resources on cam­pus that stu­dents can make use of while study­ing at the U of M. Get ahead of the curve!

  • Toban Talks

    Week­ly news briefs from the pages of the Man­i­to­ban, your stu­dent newspaper.

  • Turning Pages

    An in-depth dis­cus­sion with an author about one of their works. His­to­ry, eco­nom­ics, com­e­dy, art, crime, fic­tion and more, the title may vary but the exam­i­na­tion of the book remains the same.

  • U Talk

    U Talk is a Talk Show host­ed by Ryan Funk, high­light­ing native-born and new Cana­di­ans’ cul­tures and experiences. 

    Every­one has a sto­ry to tell. Those who moved to Cana­da have a wealth of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ences that I and many oth­ers may nev­er have. This radio show allows peo­ple to learn from per­son­al expe­ri­ences, strug­gles, back­grounds, and cul­tures of com­mu­ni­ties that may not have their voic­es heard.

  • UMFM Special Broadcasts

    From time to time, we need to inter­rupt our reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled pro­gram­ming to bring you some­thing that is time sen­si­tive, late-break­ing or some­thing that we feel is of par­tic­u­lar inter­est to you, our loy­al lis­ten­ers. We assure you that your reg­u­lar­ly sched­uled pro­gram­ming will return soon, so in the mean­time, kick back and enjoy this spe­cial broadcast!

  • Viewpoints

    View­points is the lat­est news mag­a­zine pro­duced by the Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Fund of Cana­da. It pro­vides an overview of what’s hap­pen­ing across Cana­da, thanks to some 20 radio reporters post­ed across the coun­try (British Colum­bia, Alber­ta, Ontario, North West Ter­ri­to­ries, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Sco­tia) and 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. Pol­i­tics, soci­ety, envi­ron­ment, com­mu­ni­ty, arts and cul­ture take the air on «View­points» host­ed by Boris Chas­sagne. The Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Fund of Cana­da works in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Nation­al Cam­pus and Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Asso­ci­a­tion (NCRA/ANREC).


    WINGS: Wom­en’s Inter­na­tion­al News Gath­er­ing Ser­vice is an all-woman inde­pen­dent radio pro­duc­tion com­pa­ny that pro­duces and dis­trib­utes news and cur­rent affairs pro­grams by and about women around the world. WINGS pro­grams are used by non-com­mer­cial radio sta­tions, wom­en’s stud­ies, and indi­vid­u­als. For more infor­ma­tion, you can vis­it Wings on the web at www​.wings​.org.

  • Writer's Voice

    Writer’s Voice … where the con­ver­sa­tion goes deep­er. We talk to writ­ers of all gen­res about mat­ters that move us and make us think.