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New Left Radio is bringing news and commentary from behind the front lines of late-stage capitalism through a democratic socialist lens with daily coverage of current events, and weekly long-form interviews with changemakers.

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New Left Radio is bringing news and commentary from behind the front lines of late-stage capitalism through a democratic socialist lens with daily coverage of current events, and weekly long-form interviews with changemakers.

    NLR Minute 10/20 - The Teeth Win

    NLR Minute 10/20 - The Teeth Win

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    The results are somewhat in and the results in Alberta are pretty groundbreaking. Calgary and Edmonton both have new mayors, the teeth win, and daylight savings time may just survive. We explore the results, known and unknown. Then we’re joined by CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn in the Union Hall with CUPE Ontario, our new weekly segment. It appears Doug Ford and the PCs are in full campaign mode, positioning the premier as a big spender who came to the rescue of Ontarians during the pandemic. The reality couldn’t be more different.
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    How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness - Interview w/ Linda Gibbs & Jay Bainbridge

    How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness - Interview w/ Linda Gibbs & Jay Bainbridge

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    Homlessness is a global challenge, yet municipalities are forced to deal with it as a local issue. It's how they approach change that makes an impact. We’re joined by former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services Linda Gibbs and professor and former Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Research at the New York City Department of Homeless Services Jay Bainbridge to discuss their new book, How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness, and how we can build a world where everyone has a home to call their own.
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    https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520344679/how-ten-global-cities-take-on-homelessness (Buy How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness)
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    About How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness
    This book takes on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessness within cities. Four dedicated experts with first-hand experience profile ten cities—Bogota, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens—to explore ideas, strategies, successes, and failures. Together they bring an array of government, nonprofit, and academic perspectives to offer a truly global perspective. The authors answer essential questions about the nature and causes of homelessness and analyze how cities have used innovation and local political coordination to address this pervasive problem.
    Ten Global Cities will be an invaluable resource not only for students of policy and social work but for municipal, regional, and national policymakers; nonprofit service providers; community advocates and activists; and all citizens who want to collaborate for real change. These authors argue that homelessness is not an insurmountable social condition, and their examples show that cities and individuals working in coordination can lead the charge for better outcomes.
    About Linda Gibbs
    Linda Gibbs served as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for New York City from 2005 to 2013.
    Supervising the city’s human service, public health and social justice agencies, she spearheaded major initiatives on poverty alleviation, juvenile justice reform and obesity reduction. Two of the collaborative efforts she shaped to address significant social challenges are “Age Friendly NYC,” a blueprint for enhancing the livability of older New Yorkers, and “Young Men’s Initiative,” an initiative addressing race-based disparities facing Black and Latino young men in the areas of health, education, employment training and the justice system. Gibbs also improved the use of data and technology in human service management, contract effectiveness, and evidence-based program development. During her tenure, New York City has been the only top 20 city in the U.S. whose poverty rate did not increase while the national average rose 28%.
    Prior to her appointment as Deputy Mayor, Gibbs was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and held senior positions with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget.
    About Jay Bainbridge
    Dr. Bainbridge’s research applies statistical and research methods to public sector problems. His current research focuses on trends, causes, and solutions to homelessness, especially with respect to the street homeless. Previous to joining Marist College, he was Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Research at the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and he continues to consult on homeless services policy and planning for national and international cities.
    Working with Bloomberg Associates, he recently guided the first systematic street counts internationally in Mexico City, Bogota, P

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    NLR Minute 10/18 - Promise to Resign

    NLR Minute 10/18 - Promise to Resign

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    Ontario Liberal leader Steven Del Duca makes a slew of promises, including to resign if he fails. Do the Liberals know there is so little faith in them fulfilling their word? Parliament is finally coming back after five long months of vacation. Does the PM take the job of governance seriously? Canada gets roped into an American provocation with China — the only loser in this Cold War is Canada. Then, Ontarians in need of optometric care are finding that they can’t get it — don’t blame optometrists, blame Doug Ford.
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    NLR Minute 10/15 - Zany & Non-Binding

    NLR Minute 10/15 - Zany & Non-Binding

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    Calgarians and Albertans go to the polls on Monday with a slew of plebiscites, referenda on the ballot — they’ll select a new mayor too. We look at the ballot and all of the questions voters will face. Then, Nova Scotia PCs put forward legislation to set fixed election dates which would bring them in line with the rest of Canada. Pack your bags! The US border is opening to Canadians, but should we be worried?
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    NLR Counterpoint - Tom Parkin & Adam Zivo

    NLR Counterpoint - Tom Parkin & Adam Zivo

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    Each week, we’ll bring you a panel discussion with Canada’s leading journalists, columnists, politicos, and change makers discussing what’s happening in the newsphere.
    This week we’re joined by columnist and commentator Tom Parkin and activist and National Post columnist Adam Zivo to explore the blocking of young leftists from nomination by the ONDP — what’s at stake and how do we fix it? Former candidate for NDP president Jessa McLean has taken the federal party to task. What will come of the issues she and others have raised? The stories have just decided to stick with O’Toole as leader, should the other parties open leadership reviews?
    About Tom Parkin
    Tom Parkin is a frequent columnist and commentator with a bluntly social democratic point of view — imagining a government that works for the Canadian people.
    Every week, Tom debates the top political issues on TV and radio shows — on a broad range of issues and on political strategy.
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    About Adam Zivo
    Adam Zivo is a regular columnist at the National Post, an activist having previously consulted with the Canadian Armed Forces on LGBTQ+ issues, and former Junior Research Fellow at the NATO Association of Canada focusing in the areas of cyber and information warfare and social media manipulation.
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    NLR Minute 10/13 - Not Enough Money!

    NLR Minute 10/13 - Not Enough Money!

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    Winnipeg Schools do away with resource officers, Doug Ford says the money just isn’t enough to sign on to Trudeau’s childcare plan, and Canadians are overwhelmingly aligned in opposition to China.
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