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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 10/25 -The Hits Keep Coming

    NLR Minute 10/25 -The Hits Keep Coming

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    The hits just keep coming for the CAF. This time, it’s come to light they’ve trained fascists in Ukraine. Then, Québec replaces ethics and religious values curriculum with “Québec values” class. We round it out in PEI, where government is actually doing something right-ish.
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    NLR Minute 10/22 - Enough is Enough

    NLR Minute 10/22 - Enough is Enough

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    The Gitxsan People, say enough is enough and refuse to allow BC child services to remove any more children from their community. A new report shows serious issues with racism inside the culture of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada — what will be done to correct it? Then, the Teamsters file for unionization at yet another Amazon fulfillment facility. What will be the first facility to win in the fight against Amazon?
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    NLR Counterpoint - Andrew Lawton & Jessa McLean

    NLR Counterpoint - Andrew Lawton & Jessa McLean

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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 Andrew Lawton and NDP activist and former candidate Jessa McLean to discuss Canada's role in the provocation in the Taiwan Strait, the P3 transit debacle in Ottawa, and if the Ontario NDP can pull out a victory in next year's provincial election.
    About Andrew Lawton
    Andrew Lawton is a broadcaster and columnist. Currently, he is a fellow at True North and a weekly columnist for Loonie Politics. His written work has been published across the world, including in the Washington Post, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Edmonton Sun, and Global News. Andrew has appeared as a commentator on CBC, CTV, TVO, CTS, and on BBC World. Andrew ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ontario’s 2018 provincial election.
    About Jessa McLean
    Jessa McLean is a community and political organizer from Scarborough, Ontario. Jessa was the NDP candidate for York-Simcoe during the 2019 federal by-election and again during the 2019 federal election, is president of the riding association, and stood as a candidate for President of the NDP at the 2021 Convention.
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    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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    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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