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Racism at home

The people of Saskatchewan received a rude awakening last month when a first nations man was shot dead in an interaction in a farm yard near North Battleford.  Today Gord Barns and Jim Hutchings talk about racism in Saskatchewan and how much needs to be done to recognize and deal with the problem.

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Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Peter Gilmer, an activist with the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry about what needs to be done to alleviate poverty in Saskatchewan and how recent Government action has affected disadvantaged people in the province.

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RIIS to Action

Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Janine Windolph and Trudy Stewart about efforts being made to provide a commemorative stone in remembrance of the children who died at the Regina Indian Industrial School and who are buried in that institution's cemetery.

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Today Ritva Gahimbar talks with Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings about the continuing repression and crisis in Burundi

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Today, Daylene Sliz, Gord Barnes, and Jim Hutchings talked with documentary film maker, John Dougherty about his investigative documentary film, Flin Flon Flim Flam.  This work chronicles the operations of HudBay Minerals in Flin Flon, Manitoba, in Arizona, in Guatemala and in Peru and how concerns of indigenous peoples take a back seat to profit in the corporate world. Film shows tonight at 7 at Regina Public Library Theatre. No admission charge.

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Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Getachew Woldyesus and Palwashah Humayun of the Regina Open Door Society about World Refugee Day which is happening June 20

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Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Jesse Ireland of Queen City Pride.

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Nine years ago, Florence Stratton was one of a group of activists who started the Making Peace Vigil and they haven't missed a week during that time, Usually on Thursdays at noon, they've been handing out pamphlets that take notice and comment on important issues and promote non-violence and the end of war.

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Today, Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Robyn Pitawanakwat and Sue Deranger about "Colonialism No More", the protest group that has occupied a camp in front of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in Regina.  We discuss how the community has supported this protest (or not) and what it will take to bring it to an end.

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Today Daylene Sliz and Jim Hutchings talk with Neelu Sachdev, Executive Director of the Regina Immigrant Women's Centre.  Neelu tells us about the many programs and initiatives the centre undertakes to help immigrant women settle in their new homeland.

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