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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.

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.

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Dr. Marcelo Saavedra – Regenerative ways of being – Part A

Marcelo Saavedra

Marcelo Saavedra

Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Aymara elder Dr. Marcelo Saavedra professor of Indigenous Studies at Ottowa University about a Regenerative ways of being, the ancient wisdom of ancestors of co-existence and co-creation. The Sacredness of our live and the call to live with attention, intention and love inspired action that honour life

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Lessons learned from Venezuela Socialism of the 21st Century and the recent parliamentary election results

robinFRobin Eric 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.

Latin Waves host, Sylvia Richardson speaks with Economist Robin Hanhel about the journey to build a Socialist Economy, lessons learned from Venezuela Socialism of the 21st Century and the recent parliamentary election results that led to the Socialist losing to the opposition. The quest for progressives is to build a society that integrates all of the elements of the social economy to install a systematic process of justice that replaces the Capitalist system.

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Cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALatin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with author Robert Jensen about cultivating the habits and virtues that co-create the path to coexistence. This interview is an invitation to integrate our political, cultural, spiritual and ecological worlds and ways of being in order to re-member our collective power. A sober look at the realities that face us and the opportunities this moment calls us to.

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Dr Cajete speaks about the ecology of Indigenous education

DrCageteFSylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about the ecology of Indigenous education. Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

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What kind of Revolution will transform our world

Silvia Federici

Silvia Federici

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Silvia Federici about her latest book: Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. The struggle to make visible how the Capitalist system depends on the unwaged reproductive labour of women. How the revolution must include both the liberation of men and women from exploitation. She speaks of the challenges, victories and alternatives. Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972, she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, which launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally.

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Solving contemporary issues facing humanity using the wisdom and spirituality of our ancestors

Marcelo Saavedra

Marcelo Saavedra

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Aymara Elder and Professor of Indigenous Studies Marcelo Saavedra-Vargas about solving contemporary issues facing humanity using the wisdom and spirituality of our ancestors.

How remembering the stories of the land about living and coexisting well is to explore different perspectives and understandings about the passage of humans through this planet.

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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY NEW ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

Adobe Photoshop PDFSylvia Richardson of 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, It’s a Matter of Asking

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A tribute to Eduardo Galeano ,he passed April 13, 2015

GaleanoLatA tribute to Eduardo Galeano , he passed on April 13, 2015, this interview originally aired Sep 2009 but still relevant today.

Eduardo Galeano , Poet and prolific author of several books including his famous Open Veins of Latin America and his latest Mirrors an almost universal history talks about the need for community and communion with nature.

Also music by Dana Lyons “The Green and Blue”

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Brazilian physician, actor and transcultural psychiatrist about the structural indicators of health

vitortLatin Waves’s Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Brazilian physician, actor and trans-cultural psychiatrist about the structural indicators of health. The difference between healing and curing mental health. Dr. Pordeus has developed an actor’s method of healing mental illness….In this interview Sylvia and Victor explore the connections of poverty and illness. The power of art in healing reveals the daily rituals of modern society and the root causes of dys-ease.

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Sister Elizabeth Kelleher speaks about the moral need to build social housing

Kelliher**This interview aired in 2011 and is still relevant today, Sister Kelleher passed on Aug 16 2013 and her life continues to be an inspiration to all***Gives us all something to think about at this time of year**

We speak to Sister Elizabeth Kelleher, an 85 year old nun with the Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, we talk about her efforts to stop more gentrification in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the poorest postal code in Canada.

Sister Elizabeth is a pillar in the Downtown Eastside where she tirelessly gives of her time and continues to be a source of inspiration for many, many people. She operates a soup kitchen that feeds between 300 and 500 of the city’s most poverty stricken each day.

It is estimated that there are over 10,000 homeless people in BC , of which 32 percent are aboriginal, and amongst women, 50 percent. A homeless person dies every 12 days in B.C. Conservative Estimates put the national homeless numbers at close to 300,000. The annual cost of homelessness in Canada in 2007 was approximately $4.5 to $6 billion in emergency services, community organizations, and non-profits. The cost both financially and morally of doing nothing is tremendous. Canada is the only G8 country without a national housing plan or poverty reduction strategy.

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