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Sylvia Richardson at Social Forum TunisisSylvia 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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Dr. Maria Paez Victor’s book “Give me Liberty or Death”

MariaPFSeptember marks several independence landmarks throughout Latin America. Latin Waves Host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Sociologist Dr. Maria Paez Victor about her book Give me Liberty or Death!

This is the story of Richard Longfield Vowell, an audacious and intrepid young English adventurer who abandoned his studies at Oxford in 1817 to fight against the Spanish Empire that had ruled Latin America for 300 years. It is also the story of the little known British Legion, formed of English and Irish volunteers, which became an integral part of Simon Bolivar’s patriot army. What are the stories of liberation and collaboration bounding us through solidarity and a commitment to justice today?

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Bruce Gagnon, Analysis of global conflict zones, bigger agenda, Youth Contest for Peace

globalnetworkFLatin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Bruce Gagnon the co-founder of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space . Why is a US military base in South Korea an ecological treat? What is the significance of Jeju Island in this conflict? Officially named an “Island of Peace” by the late President Roh Moo Hyun, Jeju was the site of a 1948 massacre in which more than 30,000 civilians were estimated to have been slaughtered during a democratic uprising.

How do progressive movements co-create collaboration to create an ecologically, economic, political and culturally diverse world. “Jeju isn’t just any island,” Jeju is one of the “Seven Wonders of Nature” for its breathtaking beauty, unique traditions and sacred groves. Of the world’s 66 UNESCO Global Geoparks, nine are on Jeju Island. Bruce Gagnon speaks about US military base in South Korea and the need to end US imperialism in the world. He shares one of his upcoming campaigns engaging youth, please visit Global network

http://www.space4peace.org/

Music By Dana Lyons, The Great Salish Sea and My Tiny Room www.cowswithguns.com

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Robin Hahnel “For the people by the people a case for participatory economics”

of_the_people_by_the_people_-_robin_hahnelFFRobin Eric Hahnel (born March 25, 1946) 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.

Latin waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robin Hahnel about his book “For the people by the people a case for participatory economics” as one alternative of cooperation to Global Capitalism.

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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,

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Clinical Counsellor Suzanne Kyra on Robin Williams, dealing with depression

RobinFWith the tragic passing of Robin Williams Stuart Richardson speaks to Suzanne Kyra about healthy emotions, dealing with depression and what to do if your emotions take you into a dark place. Turning depression into its opposite which is learning how to live a rich life full of that untapped potential in all of us.

With over 20 years of experience, Suzanne Kyra, M.A., Registered Clinical Counsellor, is a highly regarded counsellor with offices in West Vancouver and Coquitlam. She is also an international empowerment speaker, CEO of Living Big Events, and an award winning author. Also Music by Lakai

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Parenti – Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life

ParentiFLatin Waves host Sylvia Richardson interviews Michael Parenti on his latest book Waiting for Yesterday: Pages from a Street Kid’s Life.

His insightful and poignant memoir invites us to playfully and artfully see the paradox of light and darkness that envelopes our journey to consciousness and political awareness.

A short promo for the Peoples Social Forum follows interview.

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Why the black leaders/political power-base has turned towards Apartheid Israel

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Bruce Dixon co-editor of the black Agenda Report speaks with Sylvia Richardson about his concern that the Black Political Class has been Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza Massacres. We explore the history of black resistance against racism.

 

What are our barriers to creating social participation, and collective response to uphold our ideals of democracy.

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Robert Jensen on Palestine

GazafInterview with Robert Jensen – “At least 1,200 Palestinians have been killed so far. As of Monday night (July 21. 2014) nearly 5000 homes have been completely destroyed and more than 200,000 Gazans have become internally displaced refugees. The UN Human Rights Council considers Israel s attack on a UN facility last week a war crime.” Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson explores the interlinking relationship of Israeli colonialism and U.S. Imperialism with Dr. Robert Jensen and points the light to the incestuous relationship between American imperialism and Zionist policies. Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. His most recent books are Arguing for Our Lives: A User s Guide to Constructive Dialogue (City Lights, 2013); and We Are All Apocalyptic Now: On the Responsibilities of Teaching, Preaching, Reporting, Writing, and Speaking Out (MonkeyWrench Books/CreateSpace, 2013).

Plus Song Who would Jesus Bomb by David Rovics.

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Special Coverage on Palestine

bombingCharles Boylan is a Canadian radio broadcaster and political activist. He produced Wake up with co-op and still produces the show Discussion on CFRO 100.5FM; a community-run, co-operatively-owned, non-corporate radio station broadcasting from Vancouver,

Charles speaks about why the international community has been unwilling to stop the bombing, he speaks about the legal rights of Occupied people to resist. He also speaks about what simple demands Hamas has for Israel, simple demands that could end this conflict. Something that is never told on the main stream media.

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Dr Lund on his book The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education

LundFWe speak to Dr Darren Lund, Dr. Lund is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary, where his research examines social justice activism in schools and communities. Since the 1980s Darren has published over 230 articles, poems, books, and book chapters; his most recent books are co-edited with Dr. Paul Carr: He speaks about his most recent book The Great White North? Exploring Whiteness, Privilege and Identity in Education
Dr Lund has a frank discussion about the challenges of teaching privilege to students who can t even recognize their own privilege, he speaks about the need to problematize the classroom taking take students out of their comfort zones.

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