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Latin Waves is celebrating its 10th year on the air,  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.

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​​​​​Latin 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. Purchase Copy Now




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Arriving at Oneness Through Food

Host Sylvia Richardson interviews Wayne Roberts on how traditional customs around food can bridge division in our society.

There is a growing understanding of the importance of a “whole of government” approach and an inclusive “whole of society” perspective on the world. To that, Dr. Wayne Roberts add a “whole of economy,” a “whole of food” and a “whole of policy” as well as a “whole of human personality” perspective. All together, they become a whole new way of thinking about the role of food in the city.

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Silvia Federici , Revolution at Point Zero

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

David 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. 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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Derrick Jensen on his New Book Monsters

Derrick Jensen is an American, anarchoprimitivist, ecophilosopher and radical environmentalist living in Crescent City, California. According to Democracy Now!, Jensen “has been called the poet-philosopher of the ecological movement.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Derrick about his latest book Monsters, a collection of fictional tales based on real life issues, they discuss life , death and renewal, the culture of hatred towards self and Derricks own journey with these issues.

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The notion of rights/role of languages and women in paradigm shift

Marcelo Saavedra

A professor at Carleton University, Marcelo Saavedra is an Indigenous Bolivian leader and founder of the Bolivia Action Solidarity Network.

He speaks to Latin Waves about the need to protect indigenous languages as these languages change how we view the world. He challenges the western notion of rights and how the paradigm shift that’s taking place must have women front and center.

“If we can harness that wisdom that is embedded in our ancestral cultures, we can get rid of capitalism, patriarchy , Globalization and colonialism. And Women are a central central piece in this puzzle”

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The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

Robert Jensen is an emeritus professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.

Jensen’s most recent book, The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men from Spinifex Press, offers a critique of the pathology of patriarchy that is at the core of today’s crises.

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion with Robert about radical patriarchy for men, what it means when men give up power and support women, moving from power over to power with. How to move society forward within all the current systems of power we live under.

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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY NEW ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

Sylvia 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. Visit

www.cowswithguns.com for more info.

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10th Year Anniversary of Honduras Coup and Migrant Caravan to the US

Host Sylvia Richardson interviews Grahame Russell

He is Co-Director of Rights Action, a Canadian/US organization which funds community struggles, build alliances and partnerships between groups, writes articles and reports, coordinates speaking tours and delegations, accompanies threatened activists, and identifies and pressures agencies responsible for human rights and environmental harms.

They speak about the 10th year anniversary of the Honduran Coup and the origins of the current migrant caravans coming to the US, what two things we can do to address this crisis and hold our governments and corporations accountable.

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Socialism of the 21st Century

Host Sylvia Richardson has a lively discussion about Socialism of the 21st Century, how right wing reactionary governments in the US , Brazil and Europe are being challenged by mass movements around the world. How their is a new consciousness in millions of people that the status quo no longer serves the people, even in the US socialism is no longer a dirty word.

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How the interest on the debt is unsustainable and the need to move to public banking

Ellen Hodgson Brown is an American author, attorney, public speaker, and advocate of alternative medicine and financial reform, most prominently public banking. Brown is the founder and president of the Public Banking Institute, a nonpartisan think tank devoted to the creation of publicly run banks.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Ellen about how the interest on the federal reserve debt is unsustainable and how the rules are written by the big banks, the public good that could be had by changing to a public banking system . How in the past the US prospered under such a system and how populist movements across the world are demanding change from the status quo.

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