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Gord Barnes, Daylene Silz, and Jim Hutchings speak with Edenwold high school student, Stuart Hall about what he and fellow students learned in their trip to El Salvador.  Stuart spoke about the bad behavior of Canadian mining companies in El Salvador and how the people of this country are struggling to improve their lives.

Today Samilha Farah Ali talks with Amnesty activist, Crystal Giesbrecht, about International Women's Day, where did it come from and why it is still observed.  We also talk about the program taking place in Regina over the next few days.

Today Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings  were able to talk with Amnesty International Campaigner Tara Scurr about AI's campaign to ensure Canadian bank and pension investments respect human rights.

Today, Jim Hutchings got to talk with self-styled "Naomi Ness Creek" who is the creator of the "I WILL HELP REGINA" Facebook page.  Naomi dedicates a very large part of her life to orchestrating help for many people in Regina, including people who are marginalized in one way or another.  She and her group of 1600 volunteers find ways to fill needs for people who need a hand.  We get a glimpse of how and why she does what she does.

Jim Hutchings talks with UofR students, Carey, Nicole, Mikayla, and Sarah about the "Have a Heart" campaign they have been working on to help in the ongoing quest for fairness in the providing of First Nations children's education and health care.

Today Brenda Dubois returns to Human Rights Radio, after a three year absence, to help us understand the ruling handed down by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on January 26, 3 days ago, in which they agree with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and Assembly of First Nations and call on the federal government to "Cease the discriminatory practice and take measures to redress and prevent it". Click here to see the ruling.  Brenda has been involved with child and family wellness for decades and she shares with us her point of view on things that need to be done to begin to improve supports for First Nation families so we can break out of the destructive cycle and allow First Nations children to thrive.

Today Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings spoke with award winning author Jim Daschuk about some of the pre-colonial history of the North American Plains First Nations and how the Canadian Government broke its Treaty promises, sometimes mere months after signing the documents through lack of promised rations and medicines, condemning first nations people to death by starvation and illness, part of Sir John A MacDonald's plan to build a railroad and settle the West.

Today Jim Hutchings spoke with two refugees from the troubled state of Burundi.  Ritva Gahimbar and her friend "Natalia" (not her real name) talked about the increasing unrest in their former country.   It all started when the president, Pierre Nkurunziza, announced a third term of office which goes against the country's constitution.  Now government supporters and police are identifying and attacking those accused of opposition to the government.  Amnesty International has warned that Burundi is on the brink of a civil war.

Today, Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings took some time to look back at many of the programs and guests they had on Human Rights Radio over the past year and the important topics that were discussed.  We look forward to another year of focusing our attention on issues that need to be addressed both at home and in other countries.

We had a closer look at issues surrounding the soon-to-arrive wave of Syrian refugees today.  Amnesty member Sebastien Nemeth, Gord Barnes and Jim Hutchings spoke with Hany Al Molya, a Syrian student, photographer and former refugee about his experiences leaving his native Syria, living in a refugee camp in Lebanon and his good fortune at being allowed to come to Canada.

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