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Sylvia at Social Forum Tunisia 2013

Latin Waves was born in 2005 when Sylvia Richardson’s passion for social change hit the radio air waves. The show was started as a resource to educate the public about the extraordinary changes and social movements that are happening in Latin America, there is a literal blackout in the Canadian main stream media around these historic changes.

Shortly after the show started Stuart Richardson joined as co-producer channeling his passion into journalism and research, with such an overwhelming amount of critical news not being covered properly in the main stream media Latin Waves decided to open its spectrum. Our original mandate to cover Latin America still stands but we have expanded our coverage into local/national and international issues making those critical political connections, we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue and what that history means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.

In short our show is focused on building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.

Interview with Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson 

fleshmapping_membersFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves and serves as the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC)’s Vice President from the North America region.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life. The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political.  Click Here to Order Copy 

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Dana Lyons , The Great Salish Sea Interview

Adobe Photoshop PDFStuart Richardson from Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State.

Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, www.cowswithguns.com

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Immigration and the Challenge of Education: A Social Drama Analysis in South Central Los Angeles

FinalSenior Lecturer Nathalia Jaramillo is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of California Los Angeles. She has teaching experience in the United States, as well as in Latin American universities. Dr. Jaramillo’s scholarship is concerned with understanding the social, economic and political conditions that shape the schooling experiences of marginalized communities; on generating methodologies and practices that bridge the divide between educators and communities.

We speaks to her about her most recent book, Immigration and the Challenge of Education: A Social Drama Analysis in South Central Los Angeles (Order Here)  – The interview focuses on the issue of forced migration and the racialization of education under Neoliberalism . Education’s complicit role in legitimizing role of colonization, capitalism and imperialism, if un-intendedly complicit.

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Dr David E. Kirkland, Transforming the world with more inclusive education methods

kirklandFDavid E. Kirkland is a trans-disciplinary scholar of English and urban education, who explores the intersections among urban youth culture, language and literacy, urban teacher preparation, and digital media. He analyzes culture, language, and texts, and has expertise in critical literary, ethnographic, and sociolinguistic research methods.

He has received many awards for his work, including the 2008 AERA Division G Outstanding Dissertation Award and was a 2009-10 Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and is a former fellow of NCTE’s Cultivating New Voices. Dr. Kirkland has published widely.(Order Here) His most recent articles include: ” Black Skin, White Masks': Normalizing Whiteness and the Trouble with the Achievement Gap” in urban contexts: Politics, Pluralism, and Possibilities” (English Education), and “We real cool: Examining Black males and literacy” (Reading Research Quarterly). He is currently completing his fourth book, A Search Past Silence, to be published through Teacher College Press s Language and Literacy Series. Dr. Kirkland believes that, in their language and literacies, youth take on new meanings beginning with a voice and verb, where words when spoken or written have the power to transform the world inside-out

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Greek Victory and lessons to all leftists in political mobilization and winning the trust of the people.

GreeceFRobin Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert. (Order Here)

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speak with radical economist and political activist Robin Hahnel about Greece’s new majority government in the new elected Greek radical leftist Syriza party. What are the challenges ahead facing new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, a radical economist himself as they introduce anti-austerity policies and force a renegotiation of Greek’s debt. How Syriza’s political victory may impact the leftist party Podemos in Spain; and the lesson to all leftists in political mobilization and winning the trust of the people.

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David Bacon – The Right To Stay Home, How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

baconFFFDavid Bacon is an Award-winning photojournalist, author, and immigrant rights activist he has spent over twenty years as a labor organizer. For the past two decades he has been a reporter and documentary photographer, shooting for many national publications and independent projects, and exhibiting his work internationally. Bacon’s books include The Children of NAFTA, Communities without Borders, Illegal People (Beacon, 2008), and The Right to Stay Home (Beacon, 2013)

Sylvia interviews David on this newest book “The Right to Stay Home, How Us Policy Drives Mexican Migration”  journalist David Bacon tells the story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities. Bacon shows how immigrant communities are fighting back—envisioning a world in which migration isn’t forced by poverty or environmental destruction and people are guaranteed the “right to stay home.” This richly detailed and comprehensive portrait of immigration reveals how the interconnected web of labor, migration, and the global economy unites farmers, migrant workers, and union organizers across borders. (Order Here)

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Jorge Martin – Greece election could reverse the savage austerity program

ElecFJorge Martin, international secretary of the Hands Off Venezuela campaign was interviewed regarding the upcoming election in Greece.
Greece’s Coalition of the Left, or SYRIZA, continues to lead in polls in the days before national elections on January 25, making it more and more possible that the government will soon be led by a left party committed to reversing the savage austerity program that has plunged Greece into an economic depression and catastrophic social crisis.

What does this mean for Greece, the EU and workers movements all over the world against Austerity.

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Robin Hahnel – A Syriza victory indeed threatens the suffocating grip of the European and global austerity regime

GreeceFRobin Hahnel is Professor of Economics at Portland State University. He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert.
Greece will hold parliamentary elections on January 25 and Syriza, the left-wing party which has consistently called for debt restructuring and an end to austerity, is leading the polls. Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Robin Hahnel to discuss what this may signal for the wave of dissent mounting against Neoliberalism in Europe. The IMF-European Commission-European Central Bank (Troika) is warning of the ‘threat’ of Syriza coming to power and have forcefully indicated their support for Greece’s ruling coalition by conditioning further financial support on the re-election of a pliable government. A Syriza victory indeed threatens the suffocating grip of the European and global austerity regime, and for that reason should be welcomed and actively supported.

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Dr. Aviva Chomsky, Undocumented How Immigration Became Illegal

UndocFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speak with immigrant rights activist Dr. Aviva Chomsky about her latest book Undocumented How Immigration Became Illegal. (Order Here)  Dr. Chomsky speaks of how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, She makes visible the legal, social, economic, and historical context and injustice that it perpetuates.

Music, Sweet Little Lies’ by Michael Franti

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Neo Liberalism and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

barsFChristian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and author. His books include: Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis (2000),(Order Here) a survey of the rise of the prison industrial complex from the Nixon through Reagan Eras and into the present; The Soft Cage: Surveillance in America From Slavery to the War on Terror (2003), a study of surveillance and control in modern society. The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the US occupation in Iraq.His most recent book is Tropic Of Chaos: Climate Wars and the New Geography Of Violence (2011), Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ivory Coast and China.

Dr Parenti engages in a lively discussion about the rise of Neo Liberalism that replaced Keynesian economics and the relationship to the Prison Industrial Complex

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Suzanne Kyra on her book “Welcome Home to Yourself”

SuzanneFSuzanne Kyra is a registered clinical counselor and has been a therapist in Vancouver for over 30 years, Suzanne Kyra is a Gold Benjamin Franklin award recipient for the book Welcome Home To Yourself which she co-created with her son.

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Suzanne Kyra, How do we motivate ourselves to risk again when wounded by failure and betrayal ? Getting started on a journey of self discovery about the emotional triggers and what we can do to live a more fulfilled and fruitful life. (Order Book)

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