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.”

Click here to listen to the interview

Learn more:
reclaimturtleisland.com
decLINE9-Catarqui

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Your (Jewish radio) life with CFRC
February 11, 2013

cfrc-funddrive2013Dear radio613 listener,

This week, from February 8-17, is the the 8th annual Funding Drive for CFRC 101.9fm – Kingston’s only volunteer-based, listener-supported radio station and the home of radio613. CFRC relies on listener donations for almost 20% of its operating revenue. The goal for this year’s Funding Drive is $25,000, to be raised across 10 days of special programming and community events.

CFRC has been a a perpetual source of support for radio613 over the years – helping us with phone patches, ordering new klezmer releases, providing production feedback, or just generally being an oasis for ourselves and others to engage in creative self-expression. The radio613 collective really would not exist as we do without the station. To continue broadcasting Jewish politics, culture, and religious life from an autonomous perspective, we’re asking for your financial help…

Today, Monday, February 11 is our funding drive show! Please consider making a donation during the show, from 7-8pmET by calling 613-533-2372. Charitable tax receipts are available and to show our appreciation to folks who make a pledge, the radio613 collective will send you a compilation CD of some of the best stories, poetry, and music we have featured on radio613 – in the mail! It would also be our pleasure to give an on-air mention or play a song request for you on the show tonight. As always, you can tune in online at http://www.cfrc.ca or for those of you within the 613-area code – 101.9fm on your radio dial!

Thank you very much in advance for your generosity.

For more information about “Your life with CFRC” and this year’s funding drive:
http://cfrc.ca/blog/funding-drive-2013-february-8-17

Listen in good health,

Malcah, Avi and Sean of The Radio613 Collective
Email: radio613@riseup.net
Website: radio613.wordpress.com
Twitter.com/radio_613

Episode 74: Eco-Chasidus for the New Year of the Trees
January 22, 2013

Avi & Malcah had the pleasure of interviewing Rabbi David Seidenberg for radio613’s 5773 Tu Bishvat special. Rabbi Seidenberg is an educator in North America and the world about Jewish mysticism and ecology and Chasidic music as well as being the founder of neohasid.org, a website dedicated to helping Jews of any background integrate Chasidic song, learning, and nusach into their davenning and communities.

During our interview, we learned about Tu Bishvat rituals, The Four Worlds seder and more. With beautiful excerpts from Laura Wetzler’s Kabbalah Music: Songs of the Jewish Mystics, and some discussion and announcements related to the Idle No More movement and opposition to Enbridge’s proposed reversal of a pipeline passing through Ontario and Quebec, this is a spiritually engaging show not to be missed.

Click here to hear our conversation.

Our past Tu Bishvat content is archived here.

For more information about Tu Bishvat, see:
http://neohasid.org/resources/tu_bishvat
http://theshalomcenter.org/treasury/118

To watch the full-length video (13 min) about line 9 click here: http://vimeo.com/56842880

To keep up to date on Idle No More events in Kingston, ON/Traditional Haudenosaunee & Anishinaabe Lands, join the facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/IdleNoMoreKingstonON

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.

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.

A Teach-In on the Egyptian Revolution
February 18, 2011

On February 17, 2011, hundreds gathered on the campus of Queen’s University in Kingston for a teach-in on the Egyptian Revolution. The teach-in provided historical, social, and political context and perspective to better understand the January 25th movement in Egypt as well as revolutionary happenings in Tunisia, the Middle East, and beyond.

Many thanks to Dr. Dana Olwan & Karl Hardy for organizing this very informative and engaging teach-in.

Speakers (in order) include:
Dr. Mohamed Bayoumi, Khaled Shaheen, Dr. Adnan Husain, Dr. Ariel Salzman,  Nasser Saleh, Mohamed Abdou, Dr. Dana Olwan

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

Episode 49: Anti-racist action in Toronto + Sarah Palin pathologies
January 25, 2011

radio613 speaks with correspondent Yakov in Toronto following the protest against the English Defense League’s talk at the Toronto Zionist Centre on Tuesday, January 11th. The English Defense League is a racist, Islamophobic grassroots nationalist group in England that has been hosting rallies to incite hate for immigrants and people of colour. They were invited to speak in Toronto by the JDL, and facing no troubles at the Canadian border in their quest to spread the hate to Toronto, a robust group of anti-racist activists from many walks of life showed up to protest their talk.

Following the interview, Malcah and Avi discuss the latest in American right-wing anti-semitic lingo. Fear not, the Sarah Palin clip is oh-so-short and our indictments loom large.

Featuring anti-fascist tracks by Kingston’s own Dirty Lickens and Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird.

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

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 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 18: Autonomous Seder 5769
April 20, 2009

radio613 episode 18! The Festival of Freedom goes to air broadcasting the Autonomous Seder 5769, held in Kingston on the first night of Passover. Jews, Muslims, political and spiritual allies gather to retell the story of Exodus. The Seder provided a forum to resist Pharaohs of all forms through songs, prayers and readings from a Passover Haggadah for Us, Koran and Torah teachings, and discussion. From Kadesh to Nirtzah, it’s maror for your ears!

Much thanks to all those who participated in this year’s Autonomous Seder.

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

Download our “Haggadah for Us” (thanks to the Velveteen Rabbi,  and Micah Bazant and Dara Silverman whose Haggadot were used to compile our own).

Episode 15: “Smash the walls of hate”
March 4, 2009

On February 23, the cross-Turtle Island Anarchists Against the Wall speaking and fundraiser tour arrived in Kingston for an event entitled: “Resisting the Wall: The Israeli Anarchist Movement”. This week’s show features excerpts from the presentation by Shachaf Polakow, an Israeli actvist, street medic, photographer with the ActiveStills collective and a member of Anarchists Against the Wall. Shachaf presents an informative perspective on the violent impact of the Wall and details the means of direct action solidarity Israeli Jews are engaged in, working in cooperation with Palestinians in a joint popular struggle against the occupation.

Music featured this week: “Sledgehammer” by Invincible and “Beyond Chutzpah” by Mark Gunnery

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

awalls.org
www.activestills.org
emergencemusic.net

riotfolk.org

Episode 13: “Klezmer Mongrel” An interview with Geoff Berner
February 21, 2009

radio613 meets up with klezmer musician Geoff Berner in Kingston. Featuring music from Berner’s trip to Kingston on February 12 and a conversation about evolutions of Klezmer music, reclaiming the title of tradition, Jewish history and solidarity, and Vancouver 2010 – ongoing colonization, gentrification, and homelessness in occupied British Colombia.

Featured music:
Luck in Exile (live at an unknown wedding hall in Kingston)
Traveller’s Curse (from the album Whiskey Rabbi)
The Dead Children Were Worth It! (live at the Artel in Kingston)
King of the Gangsters (live at the Artel in Kingston)
Authentic Klezmer Wedding Band (live at the Artel in Kingston)

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

geoffberner.com

Episode 10: ‘Tis the season…for assimilation and resistance
December 22, 2008

radio613’s Chanukah show! 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.

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

Episode 6: Shtreiml interview…Gravity book launch and interview
November 8, 2008

This week on radio613…an interview with Jason Rosenblatt – arranger and harmonica player for Ashkenaz/Turkish inspired group Shtreiml…a reading and interview with author Leanne Lieberman at the Kingston launch of her novel ‘Gravity’ which tells the story of a young queer woman of faith growing up in an Orthodox Jewish community. The show concludes with a broadcast of Rev Zalman Schacter: “How often are you Jew-ing? With kavanah?”

Music from Shtreiml and Ismail Hakki Fencioglu.

Click here to listen.

Shtreiml: http://www.shtreiml.com
‘Gravity’ website: http://leannelieberman.com/Gravity.html