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Today Human Rights Radio had a very special guest via phone in the person of Heather Luna-Rose, activist, author, educator, passionate advocate of marginalized peoples and the marginalized voices in all of us. She tells us how she came to be so concerned for the well-being of Canadians in Thailand prisons and how she does her best to support these inmates who are paying a heavy price for violating Thai law. Check out her website here

Today Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings had a special Human Rights Radio program featuring the Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada (English Speaking Section), Alex Neve.  We touched on a number of human rights issues that have been around for a while but seemed to be stalled under our previous government.  Some progress is being made but Amnesty Canada continues to encourage our federal government to do better.

Today Human Rights Radio speaks with Tyler Gray, Communications, Advocacy, and Projects Coordinator at Carmichael Outreach in Regina.  We discuss the many ways Carmichael Outreach helps families whose breadwinners are making minimum wage and still not making enough money to pay for basic needs.  We talk about what is being done and what is possible if we just talk to our elected officials and tell them to do the right thing.

Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings talk with Yordanos Tesfamariam and Rhonda Rosenberg of Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan about racism in Saskatchewan and how we can all do something to help end racism in our communities.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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