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Monica likes hanging out with her best friends Stacy Clinton and Melanie Givens. There isn’t much to do in the small town of Willowdale, until Monica meets Diesel Stone. From the moment they met they’ve been inseparable. Monica’s ex-boyfriend, Chad Samuels, doesn’t want to let her go without a fight. Then one night, something sinister happens. Is there evil lurking in Willowdale?
 
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What's in The Canada Files this week? First, today is Nakba Day, so Editor Aidan Jonah and host Adam Riggio (that's me!) will talk about how The Canada Files is demonstrating Palestinian solidarity on this most awkward independence day. in more detail, we discuss the recent coup attempt in Venezuela that makes the Bay of Pigs look like the Battle o…
 
Radical Democrats Radio is launching a new series in collaboration with The Canada Files, a journalism startup building progressive media for foreign and domestic news and analysis. Today, we're talking about the constantly escalating conflict between the United States and Iran, as well as some reflections on the future of Canada's progressive poli…
 
The third episode of People Vs Power! Our featured interview is with Leah Kalsi, a candidate for the New Democratic Party in the district of Willowdale in north Toronto. She's an autism analyst whose frustration with the Ontario government's ignorant cuts to social services drove her to community activism and her candidacy for Canada's federal parl…
 
The People Vs Power series of Radical Democrats Radio returns with two new interviews with progressive political leaders. - We talk in Adam's backyard with Branko Gasperlin, the NDP candidate for the Etobicoke-Lakeshore district, the southern end of the old Toronto borough of Etobicoke. We talk about what made Branko the man he is today, a life of …
 
People Vs PowerEpisode 1: Where We Stand NowHello (0:00); What is People Vs Power? (0:45); We are a progressive show (3:19); How our elections work (4:45); Fixed election dates (5:00); Full partisan disclosure (7:50); What you can do to help win an election (8:01); About our hosts’ progressive candidate: Branko Gasperlin (9:22); How our hosts joine…
 
How the harms people suffer under a cruel government spread beyond policies and institutions, all the way into people's hearts and everyday lives. How we create a society without friends. Radical Democrats Radio returns with Stories About Autism and Doug Ford's Ontario. Music by the man of Mumbai, Toronto, and bloody St. John's Newfoundland, FamLi.…
 
Contrary to popular belief, taking Indigenous knowledge and culture seriously doesn't harm Western culture. In fact, it makes us stronger. My reflections this episode turn on the work of Anishinaabeg Canadian philosopher Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. I try to understand and explore her epochal ideas. My interview today is with Ian Borsuk, an environ…
 
I interview Professor Bernie Wills about the future of Canadian governance, which will end up a lot like Medieval European governance if justice is done. We talk about the freedom to form your own communities, your own laws and moralities, to see what communities are truly viable or too deranged to live. I talk about the latest and greatest scandal…
 
Today's episode features an interview with Ian Borsuk, one of the chief campaign staff at Environment Hamilton. This is a group that uses media advocacy to call out corporations for causing harmful pollution events, and community organizing to teach communities how to advocate for their own rights to clean, vibrant ecologies.…
 
Discussing Canadian New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh's struggles to maintain his bonafides with progressive activists, while also appealing to a multicultural, suburban electorate to get himself into parliament and maybe even prime minister by 2019's end.My conversation with Bernard Wills of Memorial University continues, as we discuss the…
 
An interview with professor Bernard Wills about his latest book, Believing Weird Things. Bernard confronts and breaks down the ideology of Islamophobia, radical nationalist politics in the West, and the crisis of conservatism's intellectual emptiness in our era, among many, many, many other things. We also examine some of Antonio Negri's concepts o…
 
Talking with author, journalist, and educator Marcie Bianco some simple questions – Does America have a future? What makes social media such a powerful tool to manipulate and enslave us? Are our universities and colleges even capable of this new literacy challenge at all? All these meditations and more in Bianco's in-progress book, Freedom.…
 
Talking with Matt Nicolaïdis, a progressive activist with the New Democratic Party in Canada, about the issues that matter most to rural Ontarians, and rural people throughout North America. We talk about the ongoing water crisis in the town of Tottenham, Ontario, and how the politics of ecology – clean water, stopping pollution, sustainability – c…
 
My final interview for now with Montréal student activist Marina Cupido, about her own political coming of age from growing up in small-town New Brunswick to the campus and student union offices of McGill University. I'm also talking about the social movement as assembly, a concept of Antonio Negri, and seeing how such a concept can help us confron…
 
My conversation with American journalist / professor Marcie Bianco continues, as we talk about the different blends of conservatism and the different personalities that dominate conservative politics north and south of our border. Why is Doug Ford so short-sighted? How can the American people overcome voter suppression? I also begin exploring the i…
 
The second part of my interview with Matt Nicolaïdis, progressive activist based in the town of Bradford and the wider Simcoe region of Ontario. Matt and I talk about the differences in culture between the fast-paced life of a big city like Toronto, and the straightforward priorities of people in small towns and rural areas. We also talk about the …
 
The first part of our extended interview with writer, teacher, journalist, and activist Marcie Bianco. We talk about the popular reception and controversy around the perennial bogeywoman of the American right wing, Hillary Clinton, as well as her early days in politics working on Al Gore's Presidential campaign in Massachusetts, and the parallels a…
 
America has experienced its single worst act of Anti-Semitic murder in its history. Brazil, still a young and fragile democracy, elected a racist, sexist, homophobic President whose open policy is a return to the violence, repression, and ecological destruction of the dictatorship years. After this weekend, it's easy to think that violence and hatr…
 
We talk with the new President of the district association for Simcoe-Grey in the New Democratic Party of Ontario. He's Matt Nicholaïdis, and he's starting a new program of political outreach that can connect the people of rural Ontario with the progressive causes that are genuinely in their interests.Matt also supplied our cover photo this episode…
 
Breaking down the recent history-making election in Quebec, from a curious perspective. Our host Adam's second family home was a Calabrian-Italian clan from the northeast corner of Montréal. Our guest Marina Cupido is a student activist at McGill University, a speaker of French and English who's thrown herself into the tough politics of Quebec in t…
 
We talk with Peter D'Gama, Socialist Action candidate for Toronto City Council's Ward 1. He brings us news of his campaign, and the struggles of Etobicoke homeowners who've been long neglected by their property management and maintenance companies. This among many other discoveries of people who've had enough of a city governed for the rich and pow…
 
The first of our two-part interview with Peter D'Gama, candidate to become city councillor for the new, expanded, Ward One. We talk with Peter about his policies to build a better life for the people of Toronto's farthest northwest neighbourhoods: Housing security, free transit, and fighting Doug Ford's politics of rage with hope.…
 
It started with Louis C.K. Now it's Jian Ghomeshi. Matt Lauer's agent is making phone calls. Some of the most notorious sexual predators of the entertainment industry are looking for redemption, trying to return to power and fame. I look at Ghomeshi's attempted comeback, via his essay in the New York Review of Books, "Reflections on a Hashtag."Imag…
 
How Ontario Premier Doug Ford plunged Canada into a constitutional crisis barely three months since taking office. Interview: Alcibiades Malapi-Nelson, a professor of philosophy in Toronto, originally of Peru, and having lived some beautiful years in Montréal. We talk about life as an immigrant to Canada, the atheism of a proper Catholic education,…
 
The first episode of Radical Democrats Radio! We explain what Radical Democrats Radio is, what it's for, and what we'll actually be doing as the podcast develops. Subscribe for interviews with activists, community leaders, philosophers, researchers, politicians, writers, and folks who have interesting things to say about all the different aspects o…
 
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