Archive for the ‘Podcasts’ Category

Tis the season…for assimilation and resistance
January 13, 2017

Malcah and Avi chat about the“Chanukah Season.” Why is Malcah’s favourite Chanukah song a Christmas song? How do we connect the struggle against destruction of Jewish life, identity, and culture by the ancient Maccabees and our current struggle against assimilation? Lots of fun airing of grievances and Chaunukah stories.

Chanukah music by Rage Against the Machine, Daddo & the Ladino Voice, the Leevees, Theodore Bikel, and Yurodny. (Air date: December 2008)

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Levinas & Settler Solidarity with Indigenous Struggles
November 1, 2016

radio613 collective member Sean speaks about theories and actions of solidarity. Sean introduces the work of Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas…How does one encounter the “Other” in a manner that works to achieve solidarity? Levinas’ theory is discussed in the context of Settler-Indigenous solidarity on Turtle Island. Related to this, we air on an interview by Aaron from CKUT with Hannah Mermelstein of the Birthright Unplugged program, which takes Jewish youth on tours through the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The show concludes with a call for solidarity with people of colour at Queen’s University facing ongoing racism. Audio from a recent assembly where student’s spoke out about the hostile racist and Islamophobic environment at Queen’s and in Kingston. (Air date: December 2008)

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“Two Houses and a Longing” An interview with filmaker Dorit Naaman
November 1, 2016

This week on radio613, an interview with film-maker and film-theorist Dorit Naaman. Dorit’s DiaDocuMEntaRY film series is primarily rooted in and around her hometown, Jerusalem. The series takes a personal and powerful look at issues of displacement, nationalist/colonial narratives, the effects of the Apartheid Wall, erasure of Palestinian/Indigenous life and history, and much more. (Air Date: December 2008)

Audio from Dorit’s most recent work “Two Houses and a Longing” and music from Ehud Banai, DAM, David D’Or, and Shlomo Bar.

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New Jewish Feminism(s): An interview with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein
October 31, 2016

On this week’s show, Malcah speaks with Rabbi Elyse Goldstein. Rabbi Goldstein is the director of Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning and is the author of ReVisions: Seeing Torah through a Feminist Lens and The Women’s Torah Commentary and The Women’s Haftarah Commentary published by Jewish Lights. Her most recent work is the anthology New Jewish Feminism: Probing the Past, Forging the Future, which will be availalbe in November 2008. The interview covers many of the themes reflected in Rabbi Goldstein’s teachings and writings including a number of perspectives found in the New Jewish Feminism compilation. Tune in for a really engaging interview. (Air date: October 2008)

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Sukkot & Tenant Activism with Sam Kuhn
October 31, 2016

The collective shares the Succah building/dwelling experience and reflects upon the significance of Succot. An interview with Sam Kuhn of the Tenant Action Group in Belleville. Sam speaks about direct action activism around housing and homelessness, solidarity, and more. Also, on this week’s show, a review of the wonderful film, “Ushpizin.” (Air date: October 2008)

Music from Suheir Hammad and Golem.

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Tenant Action Group: http://www.ocap.ca/tag/
Ushpizin film: http://www.newline.com/properties/ushpizin.html

Radical Yiddish Song with Daniel Kahn
October 31, 2016

Avi speaks with musician Daniel Kahn (“Verfremdungsklezmer = Radical Yiddish Song + Punk Cabaret + Gothic American Folk + Klezmer Danse”) at the Ashkenaz festival in Toronto. The meaning(s) of Yiddish culture, the notion of a klezmer revival, connections with Jewish history and the Shoah, essentialized idendities, kaddish/kiddush music, and more. (Air date: September 2008)

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Check out Daniel Kahn at: www.paintedbird.net

Christie Pits Riot – 75th Anniversary
September 11, 2016

radio613’s inaugural show recognizes the 75th anniversary of the Christie Pits Riot in Toronto. Highlights from the Heritage Toronto ceremony, with reflections from historian Cyrill Mernick and Jews who experienced the Riot and the violent anti-semtism, racism, and xenophobia of the day. Also, a discussion with DIY critical historian Tim Groves of the Missing Plaque Project about Toronto’s hidden past. Playwright Tara Goldstein joins the show to talk about her play “Lost Daughter” set in Toronto at the time of the Christie Pits riot…with a play reading from collective members. (Air date: September 2008)

Music from Geoff Berner and Pharaoh’s Daughter.

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