rabble radio 167: Community radio, the rabble podcast network's big sister

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We're very proud of the fact that a lot of our podcasters at the rabble podcast network have their roots in community radio. A lot of our programs on the rabble podcast network are rebroadcast on community radio.

On rabble radio 167, we're going to focus on community radio -- both here in Canada and also in a couple other parts of the world. Because there's so much that we share with our comrades on the airwaves... we're doing media our own way, for our listeners and our communities. Not the advertisers.

03:29 Over the past year, the rabble podcast network has developed our relationship with the National Campus and Community Radio Association and now have their ambitious news program, Groundwire, as part of our podcast network. Barry Rooke is the NCRA's new executive director about new directions in radio and new media. He talked to Victoria Fenner about what campus and community radio is doing to integrate new media into what has been traditionally, one-way communication over a transmitter.

10:38 Continuing with our community radio theme, Frieda Werden of the Women's International News Gathering Service podcast and radio show prepared this feature this month on community radio in Ghana. And it begins with a community radio song!

21:54 Women and Community Radio in Oaxaca -- Loreto Bravo is a feminist hacker and anthropologist. She currently coordinates Palabra Radio, a collective based in Oaxaca, Mexico that uses community FM radio and other communications technology as tools of struggle. They have a special focus on women's and Indigenous peoples' rights and liberation. In this excerpt, Loreto Bravo spoke about the 2006 uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico which lasted more than seven months. It resulted in the deaths of more than 17 people. She began by talking about what happened the day that women took over the airwaves.

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