Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Michael Parenti Live on Air

It was a pleasure to have internationally renowned political activist and lecturer and culture critic Michael Parenti join us by phone during our June 17, 2010 show.

Dr. Parenti, now 77, talked about his new book God and his Demons which deals with the dark side of religion. Parenti also talked about his past favorite books, especially The Assassination of Julius Caesar and gave an assessment of modern US society. He refused to tell us what his next project is about but we hope to interview him again for that in the future.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Rancourt on Science

On June 10, 2010 our studio equipment failed on us at the last minute thus having to cancel the phone interview that had been planned for the week.

But no need to worry with a co-host like Denis Rancourt! He discussed his recently released essay on science and its lies. The essay titled Some Big Lies of Science is linked here.

Campus News!

On June 3, 2010 undergraduate student Liam Kennedy-Slaney and graduate student Joseph Hickey joined Denis Rancourt in studio to go over University of Ottawa campus news. Both Liam and Joseph witnessed President Allan Rock's town hall meeting held earlier that week to address the already passed budged which implemented the controversial resource optimization plan.

Thanks for holding a town hall to address controversial issues after decisions are made Allan!


Zachary Fouchard says goodbye U of O!

On May 27, 2010 Student Appeal Officer with the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa, graduate student in ethics at St-Pauls University and Ombudsperson Selection Committee member Zachary Fouchard joined his co-worker (and Five O'Clock Train co-host) Mireille Gervais to tell the University of Ottawa and the SFUO (student union) why he's saying "I'm done!"

From a disorganized student union to brutal meetings with the university administration, Zachary describes why he's just had it with this bullshit.

Shorty after the show Zachary left his position at the Student Appeal Centre and as member of the Omudsperson Selection Committee. He will be greatly missed by the hundreds of students who had benefited from of his kind support and advice in dealing with the hardships they faced when confronted to the U of O administration.

Monday, June 14, 2010

CHUO's 5O-Train in the news::: Documentary film released - Homelessness

A newly released documentary film by Peter Biesterfeld shows a complete radio-community event at The Five O'Clock Train of February 28, 2008.

The theme was homelessness and dignity in the homelessness community of Ottawa, Canada. This one-hour documentary is well worth the viewing and shows how community radio can play a role is reparation and recognition of a community crushed by soulless institutions and mainstream ideology. (In six parts on youTube.)

Harmony 6

Friday, June 11, 2010

Blast from the Past::: Life, homelessness, mental health and more

On February 28, 2008, Denis Rancourt interviewed five representatives of the Ottawa, Canada, homeless community and of the Ottawa-based Harmony 6 project, a self-organized community project for and by homeless people who self-identify as suffering from mental health handicaps.

Listen to this inspiring view into how people can organize to be their best own helpers, with street-view commentary on police, institutions, welfare, mental health, art, motivation, and more...

And find out the street meaning of "harmonie 6".

The insights and discussions are riveting and real, featuring:

- Bugs, artist, Artists from Out of the Cracks
- Christopher Reid, Founder of Harmony 6
- Darrin, homeless man, victim of post traumatic stress disorder
- Stephen McKinstry, photographer, Kit Kat Productions
- Matt Murray, social worker, Centre 454

An independent documentary film has been made about this radio event:

(A documentary film by Peter Biesterfeld.)