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Klezmer Mix / Honouring Theodore Bikel, ז״ל
August 19, 2015

radio613’s DJ Grenadier was on the boards last week to host “World Skip the Beat” on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal, spinning a klezmer mix and hopping onto the mic to interview Frank London in an effort to honour the legacy of folk legend and activist Theodore Bikel, who passed away on July 21, 2015. London and his band, The Klezmatics, are part of Der Groyser Kontsert: A Tribute to Theodore Bikel presented by KlezKanada on August 23 at Oscar Peterson Hall in Montreal. Moment-Theo-Bikel-gala-0844-sm-300x200 Download the klezmer mix here or listen below:

Download the Theodore Bikel tribute w/ Frank London here or listen below:

Episode 85: People of the Book(s)
May 26, 2014

On this episode of radio613, Malcah and Avi share and discuss a list of books they are reading or are prominently on their radar:

He, She and It by Marge Piercy

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony by Paul Kivel

None is Too Many: Canada and the Jews of Europe 1933-1948 by Irving Abella and Harold Troper

The Issue is Power by Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy

Also featured, some new music arrivals at CFRC 101.9fm from artists Aviva Chernick, Lenka Lichtenberg, and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

The episode begins with a review of the Harold Green Jewish Theatre production “New Jerusalem” that explores the interrogation and excommunication of Baruch Spinoza at the Talmud Torah Congregation in Amsterdam, 1656.

Download the show here

Episode 83: Decline9 in Solidarity with Elsipogtog
December 4, 2013

This week’s broadcast coincided with the Emergency Day of Action – Solidarity for Elsipogtog on December 2, 2013. The call was made by HWY 11 Land Defenders. Hwy 11 is the site of one of the encampments in Mi’kmaq Territory where Mi’kmaq peoples are protecting the water from Houston Based company SWN who are trying to conduct seismic testing for fracking on unceded Mi’kmaq lands. The RCMP are attempting to repress resistance to fracking there, through harassment, violence, and arrest.

Malcah spoke with a representative of decLINE9-Cataraqui for an update on local solidarity actions in the Kingston area. decLINE9 Cataraqui is a grassroots group based in Kingston, Ontario on contested Mohawk (Kanienkehaka) and Algonquin (Anishnabek) territory. The group is “dedicated to resisting the proposed reversal of the Line 9 pipeline, a project that would see Tar Sands Oil carried through this land, from Sarnia to Montreal.”

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Learn more:
reclaimturtleisland.com
decLINE9-Catarqui

“Chagigah Shel Am” Yom Kippur Special
September 12, 2013

It is with great appreciation and honour that we present for you the remastered recording of a Yom Kippur radio show hosted by David Migel Lerman, זיכרה לברכה (may his memory be for a blessing). Throughout the 1990s David hosted “Chagigah Shel Am” as part of the Jewish Cultural Hour on jazz radio 88.9fm in Milwaukee, WI. Many Jews in the Milwaukee area donated their Jewish music recordings to David so he could play them on-air. Famous Jewish musicians from around the world joined the show as did David’s kids, who helped announce songs and sing on-air.

We present for you Chagiga Shel Am’s Yom Kippur specially originally broadcast in the early 90s on 88.9fm during the Aseres Yemei Teshuva (Ten Days of Repentance). A huge thank you to Nom for sending us this recording of their father’s show to play for you. This is a groys fargenign, to say the least.

Listen here:

To a sweet and whole New Year for our listeners. May you all be inscribed in the Book of Life.

-radio613 collective

May Day Broadcast
May 1, 2012

Today is May Day! Check out our May Day show here.

Links:

http://rabble.ca/news/2012/04/tracing-may-1-haymarket-occupy-may-day
http://rabble.ca/news/2012/04/may-day-immigrant-rights-are-workers-rights

Links are fixed
February 27, 2012

Hi listeners. we had some server switching recently and some of our earlier links weren’t working. That has been fixed (smiles).

Community radio in the 613-area needs you!!!
February 13, 2012


Tonight is the radio613 funding drive special! We are soliciting your call-in donations to the vibrant, nourishing community radio station here in the 613-area code – CFRC 101.9fm. Tune-in online (www.cfrc.ca) at 7pm: We have a feature interview with the director of the recently released DVD, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground – Erik Greenberg Anjou. Making a pledge to CFRC during the show tonight not only makes you eligible for some amazing prizes from the station, but you also be entered into a draw for a copy of The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground (with DVD bonus feature klezmer!!!!). Of course, you can also get a tax receipt (no taxes for the Queen!!!) or just feel great about supporting community-run media and our radio collective.

Our pledge line is 613-533-CFRC (2372). If you don’t have the chance to call-in tonight, you can pledge online here.

Thanks listeners!

Pincus and the Pig on your radio!
January 30, 2012

Tonight, at 7pm on CFRC 101.9fm/www.cfrc.ca, radio613 is broadcasting “Pincus and the Pig: A Klezmer Tale” – a wonderful  reworking of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf”, adapted by Maurice Sendak and musical performance by Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. From Shirim’s site:

“Did you hear of Boychick Pincus, how he opened wide the gate and hippity-hopped over the sweet warm meadow?”So begins Maurice Sendak’s inimitable recasting of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” in which Peter has become Pincus and the wolf is Chozzer Pig. Like Prokofiev’s ever-popular piece, this version is a narrated story with musical accompaniment in which each character is represented by a theme in the music. Sendak and Shirim have collaborated to create a delightful multi-layered Jewish version of the story and music which, in live performance, features large-screen projections of Sendak’s fantastical artwork. Shirim’s remarkable klezmer reworking of the score captures the excitement and humor of Sendak’s script, from the scuffles between the kvetchy bird and the cranky duck, through the daring capture of the beastly Chozzer Pig, to the triumphant march as Pincus, his grandfather (Zeyde) and the Cossacks carry the pig off.

Tune-in!

Episode 58: Mish-mash
December 8, 2011

Tune in to a radio613 mish-mash! In this episode, Avi & Malcah share thoughts and information about a variety of current events in our Jewish worlds.

To begin,we discuss the Project Hayei Sarah and hear a D’var Torah about the parsha from Alana Alpert.

Next, we discuss the new documentary Never Come Back, which we recently got to sneak preview. The film is about the Canadian Roma community, the increasing difficulties being faced by Roma refugee claimants in getting status in Canada, and the realities of systemic and violent anti-Roma discrimination in Hungary and the Czech Republic.

We also share information about Hampshire College’s recent Queer Jews and Allies Conference.

The show features lots of great music: ‘Trili Trilili’ by Lenka Lichtenberg, and ‘Play, Gypsy, Play’ and ‘Victory Party’ by the recently titled Canadian Folk Music Award-Winner in the Pushing the Bundaries category, Geoff Berner.

We end the show with the ceaselessly amazing original recording of Allen Ginsberg’s America, set to “Hassidish” by Socalled and Sophie Solomon.

Click here to listen!

Narrow Bridge Candles
November 28, 2011

You’ve only got 3 days left to order your handmade, BDS-supporting beeswax Hannukah candles from Narrow Bridge Candles! These candles are more beautiful and smell nicer than almost any other Hannukah candles we’ve used. More importantly, the candles are made outside of Israel and 10% of the proceeds go to the Stop the JNF Campaign. Decolonize your Hannukah ritual this year! Support BDS!

Also…stay tuned to radio613 in the coming weeks for an interview with Narrow Bridge Candles creator jonah aline daniel.

Click here to watch a video about Narrow Bridge Candles.

Click here to order your candles now. Shabbat and Havdalah candles available as well.

Episode 51: Shtetl On the Shortwave
November 9, 2011

Our 2011 CFRC funding drive show!!! As a way to honour radio613’s strong relationship with community radio, on this show we interview Tamara Kramer, host of Shtetl On the Shortwave: a bi-weekly Jewish arts & culture radio show on CKUT 90.3fm in Montreal. Malcah, Avi and Tamara discuss the relationship between community radio and jewish community building. We are big fans of Shtetl and it was such a pleasure to connect with Tamara. Thanks to all who support community radio and thanks to community radio for supporting us!

Featuring fun shout outs and great tunes from Mirah, Socalled and The Shondes.

Click here to listen to the podcast (right-click to download).

In the last year, Tamara launched Shtetl Montreal – an online Alternative Jewish Magazine that includes event listings for Montreal, creative writing and Shtetl on the Shortwave podcasts. Check out a recent podcast featuring an interview with Rabbi Ronnie Cahana and Karen Knie-Cahana.

Episode 55: Sukkos fly on the temporary wall
October 30, 2011

This year, the radio613 collective survived the rain and cold in our beautiful little sukkah WITH a recorder! Tune in to hear our rituals, thoughts, readings and discussions. With beautiful music from Steven Bernstein, the Afro-Semitic Experience, the Klezmatics, and the Shondes. If you are sad the simcha is over and want to spend a little more time relishing in the wonders of sukkos, you can also give a listen to our previous sukkot shows from 2009 and 2008.

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

Episode 54: Free Voice of Labour
October 23, 2011

Between the 1880s and the beginning on the 1st world war, poor and working class Jews in north america were highly involved with class struggles as anarchists and socialists. In this episode of radio613, we share with you the sounds from the short documentary Free Voice of Labour: The Jewish Anarchists. Free Voice of Labour is a translation of the name of a Yiddish-language anarchist newspaper, the Freie Arbiter Stimme, (roughly transliterated), which published well into the 1970s. The film was made in 1980 and features interviews with over a dozen Jewish anarchists.

Listen to our broadcast here.

You can also watch the video here.

radio613 returns to air!
September 12, 2011

Sholem aleykhem listeners…

radio613 returns from our hiatus today, September 12, 2011/13 Elul, 5771!!!!! We have a brand new time slot on CFRC 101.9 fm – Monday evenings from 7-8pm. That’s right, us yids have prime airtime in the Loyalist/WASP bastion of Kingston. Tune-in live at www.cfrc.ca or check back to our site soon for the podcast.

We’ve also done some small renos to the website: TAGS! We hope they can help you navigate our contributions to the Jewish airwaves. Please feel free to write the radio613 collective for any helpful input: radio613@riseup.net.

Happy listening.

Anarchists Against the Wall in Kingston – November 21
November 19, 2010

If you are in Kingston on Sunday at 7pm, please come check out this presentation co-hosted by radio613 and SPHR, featuring Israeli anarchist Noam Lekach. The talk is part of the cross-Turtle Island fundraising tour to cover legal costs of Israeli State repression of the popular struggle against the Occupation in general and the Apartheid wall in particular.

More info:

awalls.org

Episode 41: Diasporic Temples
July 19, 2010

radio613 marks Tisha Ba’Av, the commemoration of the destruction of the ancient Temples. As Jews committed to practice in the diaspora, where do we situate ourselves in relation to the 9th of Av? If there is no redemption in a State, what traditions can we draw upon or create to rebuild following collective tragedies?  A passage from Abraham Joshua Heschel’s The Sabbath inspires conversation about building temples of time, prayer, community, and tikkun (repair).

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

Don’t Think the World Is a Tavern
March 28, 2010

by I.L.Peretz (translated from Yiddish)

Don’t think the world is a tavern – created
For fighting your way, with fists and with nails
To the bar, where you gorge and you guzzle, while others
Look on, glassy-eyed, from a distance
Swooning from hunger, and swallowing spit
Drawing their swollen cramped bellies in tighter
Oh, don’t think the world is a tavern.

Don’t think the world is a market – created
So the stronger can prey on the tired and weak
And purchase from destitute maidens their shame,
From women, the milk of their breasts, and from men,
The marrow of their bones, from children their smiles
That infrequent guest in the innocent face
Oh, don’t think the world is a market.

Don’t think the world is a wasteland – created
For wolves and for foxes, for spoils and for booty
The heavens – a curtain, so God shall not see!
The mist – so that no one might look at your hands;
The earth is to soak up the blood of the victims.
Oh don’t think the world is a wasteland.

Translated by Jeffrey (Shaye) Mallow

Episode 35: ZIOslam
March 18, 2010

This week on radio613, local DIY literature hits the airwaves. Kingston activist Eytan joins the show to speak about his brand new zine “ZIOslam: Strengthening the Anti-Zionist Movement”. Conversation ranges from the author’s  journey to Jewish anti-Zionism, moving from guilt to solidarity, positionality  in the Free Palestine movement, strategies for confronting anti-semitism, theoretical and practical disentangling of Zionism and Judaism, and more. Tune in to hear about an incisive and timely project.

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

Also, the  Miasma Infoshop is having a launch party at the AKA Autonomous Social Centre this Sunday, March 21, with zine readings, music, and tasty food. Miasma is a radical literature distributor with anarchist and other kinds of radical media including books, zines, pamphlets, film, music, and more.

Episode 23: Abrahamic handoff show
June 16, 2009

As the collective gets set to go on hiatus for the summer, radio613 passes off its coveted 5-6pm Monday timeslot to a brand new show airing on CFRC 101.9fm – “A Study of the Muslim Species”.  Real talk, plans for the future, encountering challenges faced by our respective communities, Koranic passages from the Autonomous Seder, anti-imperialist-Jewish/Muslim MCing from Narcicyst and Rugged Intellect, and kufi or kippah lyrics from Lupe Fiasco. Tune in!

Check out “A Study of the Muslim Species” every Monday from 5-5:30pm on www.cfrc.ca or 101.9fm in Kingston, ON!!!!

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

radio613 will begin live broadcasts again in Fall 2009. Stay tuned to radio613.wordpress.com in coming weeks for updated posts and audio. Thanks for listening.

Episode 19: Convergence Theatre, new klezmer tradition(s)
May 5, 2009

This week on radio613, an interview with Julie Tepperman and Aaron Willis, the duo behind Convergence Theatre and the play Yichud (Seclusion).  Yichud has been performed at the Lab Cab, Ashkenaz, and Fringe Festivals in Toronto since 2008. Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille are co-producing tan extended version of Yichud to be performed beginning in February 2010.

The second half of the show features a radio613 interview with Klezmer musicians/thinkers Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, and Henry Sapoznik. The discussion explores paths paved by communities of musicians seeking new forms of expression rooted in traditional culture and sound. Songs from Klezmer Conservatory Band, Michael Winograd and Khevre.

Click here to listen (right-click to download).

Episode 17: Who knows three – yiddish stories?
April 2, 2009

Three yiddish stories hit the airwaves with accompanying music:

“Mazel Tov” – I.M. Weissenberg
“A Quiet Garden Spot” – Shalom Asch
“Dreyfus in Kasrilevske” – Sholom Aleichem

Accompanying music by Black Ox Orkestar, Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Andy Statman and Zev Feldman, and Boban Markovic Orkestar. Readings by Malcah.

While Sholom Aleichem recounts the news of the Dreyfus Affair travelling to Eastern Europe, the show concludes with a presentation by Dr. Ariel Salzmann: “What will we learn from l’affair Arar?” Dr. Salzmann discusses the parallels between the anti-semitic fervor that led to Alfred Dreyfus’ unjust trial and the anti-Muslim attitudes and policies that led to Maher Arar’s rendition.

Episode 7: Yours in Struggle
November 15, 2008

radio613 episode 7: Malcah reads from the compilation ‘Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism.’ The chosen selection is from Elly Bulkin’s essay “Hard Ground.” Yours in Struggle paves very personal paths that demonstrate the possibility of doing political work across lines of difference despite racist socialization. Tune in for a powerful and thoughtful reading.

Music from Odessa/Havana and Pharaoh’s Daughter.

Episode 3: Rosh Hashanah/Ramadan show
October 10, 2008

radio613 wishes listeners a l’Shanah Tovah and Ramadan Mubarak. Perspectives on the Jewish High Holy Days and Muslim Holy period of Ramadan from Professor Michael Grand and Mohamed Jean Veneuse. Malcah shares her thoughts on Rosh Hashanah services in New York.