Mohawk broadcaster Janet Rogers launches NDNs on the Airwaves 

[IMAGE: Radio producer and writer Janet Rogers has created a podcast series that looks to answer, what is Indigenous radio?]

From the early uses of radio on reserves to communicate with hunters in the bush, to the creation of podcasts that explore Indigenous arts, culture and politics — Indigenous broadcasters have adapted with the times.

“Indigenous voices on the land and on the airwaves is another way to create presence,” says Mohawk writer and radio producer Janet Rogers.

Roger’s decision to go into radio 10 years ago was motivated by the desire to create a space for Indigenous voices to be heard.

“Without authentic Indigenous voices on the airwaves … we’d be really missing something in terms of what we’re offered in the mainstream media.”

[IMAGE: Janet Rogers produced a new podcast that looks to answer, what is Indigenous radio?]

Her newest passion project is NDNs on the Airwaves, a seven-part podcast that looks at the current state of Canadian Indigenous radio.

The podcast takes the listener from a commercial radio station that is 100 per cent Indigenous owned, to a community radio station in Six Nations, Ontario, to CBC’s Unreserved.

Rogers also interviews some of Canada’s top Indigenous media makers from television, radio and podcasting, as she attempts to answer: what is Indigenous radio?

Radio as a communication tool

In First Nation communities, the local radio station is a place where anyone can come to make an announcement, or perform a song live on-air.

The uniqueness of reserve radio stations comes up several times in Rogers radio documentary, and really speaks to how Indigenous people are using the medium differently than the mainstream.  

One of the ways radio is used differently on reserves is to communicate with people out in the bush — which still happens today in communities without cell phone reception.

“Radio was really just a telephone, that helped to share messages from their little communities out into the bush,” said Rogers.

“They’d have messages like, bring home some diapers, or your wife is having her baby come back from the trap line.”

Keeping language and culture alive

Today radio also plays an important role in keeping many traditional Indigenous languages alive.

In the podcast Rogers interviews Native Communications Inc. CEO David McLeod about how their programming keeps Indigenous voices on the airwaves.

“We have Cree and Ojibwe language programming, and the language itself carries cultures,” says McLeod.

“It’s not so much preserving a language, it’s about keeping the languages alive and communicating in those languages, which I think that radio does so well.”

Rogers also interviews Ryan McMahon, who is the voice behind the podcast, Red Man Laughing. For McMahon, radio should reflect the voices of our country – as diverse as they may be.

“I guess when I think back to my earliest contact with radio, I just always loved that your community or your voice seemed reflected in it,” said McMahon.

“Something about local radio gives you a sense of belonging, a sense of home.”

The future of Indigenous radio

“Even though it’s an eight part documentary series, there’s still a lot more stories that have yet to be told about radio,” said Rogers.

With many stories to be told, Rogers believes Indigenous voices will continue to lead the way when it comes to innovation in radio.

“[Indigenous radio producers] are completely embracing the technologies that are available to everyone else out there,” said Rogers.

“And as a result, we’re just going to keep creating presence using webcasting, satellite, podcasting, all that.”

Just as archaeologists study ancient artifacts on Earth, astronomers study the oldest observable stars in the universe.

In this podcast, join MIT astronomer Anna Frebel for a firsthand account of the science of stellar archaeology. Blending her own research with recent findings in astronomy, Dr. Frebel explains how sections of the night sky are “excavated” in the hunt for for extremely rare relic stars and how this search reveals new details about the early history of the universe.

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Mendengar podcast anda saya ikut tersindir sebagai orang yang bingung mau ngapain setelah lulus kuliah, tahun kemarin setelah wisuda, orang tua saya menyarankan lanjut S2.

Sambil nunggu tes dan diterima saya coba lamar-lamar kerja. Alhamdulillah tapi bikin saya pusing juga, tiap melamar dan interview saya diterima.

Akhirnya saya coba dan kerjanya gak lama karena alasan ga cocok sama lingkungannya.

Ibu saya akhrnya memarahi saya. Dibilangnya jangan coba2 kasian yang lain yg bener2 niat kerja kesempatannya diambil sama kamu yang ga niat serius kerja.

Akhirnya setelah kuliah mulai berjalan saya gak berani coba2 lagi kerja. Padahal temen sekelas saya notabene lebih tua dan sudah punya banyak pengalaman bekerja, saya malu sendiri.

Menurut saya, tidak ada yang terlambat dalam memperbaiki niat. Melihat teman2 saya bekerja akhirnya saya juga mencoba mencari2 kerja. Alhamdulillah juga, akhirnya saya dipercaya menjadi asdos dan bekerja di prodi saya di pasca menjadi tim borang. Sekali pun masalah feenya gak seberapa tp saya senang dengan saya lakukan karena ini salah satu tahap menuju yang saya cita2kan.

Bagi saya pribadi, kuliah S2 bukan untuk gaya2an atau menaikan gengsi. Saya setuju dengan perkataan mas Iqbal. Harusnya kuliah S2 itu bentuk aktualisasi diri terhadap sesuatu yg kita targetkan.

Kembali lagi juga, di mata Tuhan yang dilihat kan bukan seberapa tinggi pendidikan tapi manfaat apa tidaknya yang kita lakukan.

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Submission dari @antarakadabra tentang Podcast Subjective Ep2: Random Thoughts Tentang Kuliah, Kerja, dan S2. Saya masih merasa dunia pasca kampus merupakan topik penting yang masih perlu dibicarakan lebih banyak.

Terima kasih untuk sharing insightnya, semoga dimudahkan jalannya menuju yang dicita-citakan :)

A movie gem to stream this weekend: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Hundreds of brand-new movies arrives in theaters every year, but only a choice few end up being nominated for an Academy Award — and of those, only one can actually win. What about the nominees that got so far and didn’t take home Oscar gold? For the month of February, we’ll be highlighting terrific, Oscar-nominated movies you might have overlooked because they were passed over for the top prize. This week: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Scrambling for the perfect movie to watch this Valentine’s Day weekend? Whether you’re deeply in love or spending the evening alone, you’ll find something to adore in 1964’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a luminous, wistful musical romance by Jacques Demy.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg tells the story of Guy and Genevieve, a pair of young lovers played by Nino Castelnuovo and Catherine Deneuve. In the throes of a passionate, starry-eyed romance, they only have eyes for each other — to the skepticism of Genevieve’s mother, who operates the titular umbrella shop. When Guy is drafted for a two-year stint in the Algerian War, the pair promise to remain faithful to each other, but a variety of forces threaten to split them apart: family, poverty, rival love interests, and perhaps most of all, doubt. The screenplay’s deft narrative structure, which follows Guy and Genevieve over nearly a decade, resists the easy temptation to cast anyone in their way as a villain, building to an ending that practically defines the word “bittersweet.”

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’s unabashedly melodramatic story is told entirely in song. Unlike traditional musicals, which intercut their song-and-dance numbers with more conventional spoken dialogue sequences, every single line of dialogue in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is sung. It’s an enormous challenge, but Michel Legrand’s score rises to it; the music is a tremendous accomplishment, giving every sentence the undercurrent of a deeper and more universal emotion. There’s the nervous thrill of anticipation for an upcoming date.

The exhilarating, all-encompassing joy of being young and in love:

And the bitter pain of being suddenly separated from the person you care most about:

The Umbrella of Cherbourg’s score is probably its most impressive accomplishment — but incredibly, it might not even be the thing you first notice about it. To match the pop of the music, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg unfolds in a gorgeous, striking array of bright colors that dominate the movie’s visual aesthetic, extending to both the sets and the costumes.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964, and was nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, and Best Song. It didn’t end up winning any of those Oscars, but that didn’t blunt its cultural impact in the United States, where an English-language version of the central anthem “I Will Wait For You” became a crossover hit in the year after the film’s release:

In an ironic turn, the success of “I Will Wait For You” may have made the film a little more obscure in America; divorced from its original context, there’s no reason a listener would think to track it to its original French source. Fortunately, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg could hardly have aged more gracefully, making it the perfect romance that’s ripe for rediscovery.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is now streaming on Hulu.

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IT IS FINALLY OUT!! WOOWHOO!!

This took a solid week to edit, the new style is difficult but I feel like it was worth it.

Shout out to @pastelpeachpunk for being our fucking incredible illustrator!

And @brittlane-93 for creating that sweet intro song!

Let us know if you like the Star Trek stuff?

Okay so here our t-shirt ideas. Listen. I’m going to be honest. It’s PROBABLY going to be the black and white version for several reasons but we do want to know what you guys think and what you want. Tag line is still being worked on. Early next week we should have pre-orders available. So let us know what you think! #horror #tshirt #movies #podcast #merch

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Here is our twelfth video podcast! In this episode, we tackle the eigth episode of season 4 - The War for Dimension X. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions/feedback!

**Apologies for it being late. Some personal life stuff happened in the video editor’s life and the process was delayed. Thank you for your patience.**

Also we are taking episode requests from you guys! So if you have a favorite/least favorite episode that you want us to talk about, please let us know and we will get to it!

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304: Watch the Thrones

On this week’s podcast Dan and Olga discuss The 100 season 3 episode 4 entitled “Watch the Thrones.” We give our thoughts on the episode and respond to your awesome listener feedback. The music for this episode is The 100 theme song. Please send any feedback to @The100Podcast on Twitter. Thanks for listening! For a direct link to the audio click here.

Another loose Friday night episode, and it was very fun. We open the the show with Matt talking about a deadly encounter with an 18th Century British Loyalist; an encounter in which Matt made two shillings.

On to the growing Social Justice Warrior influence on Social Media as Twitter prepared to bring on SJW/Feminist nutjob to enforce fairness and comfort for society’s weakest elements. The first half of the show is capped off by a controversial first-hand account of a World War II orgy that took place right before D-DAY… .

In the second half of the show we do This Day In History with callers, Max @ancaporado, @moonlit-altar , and Teddy K. Frank reminisces about a classic trip to Myrtle Beach, in 2006, which ended up becoming so much more of an obstacle than it was a vacation.

Max helps us close out the extended show with some new scientific developments which lends to the hope that interstellar travel is not only possible, but on the horizon!

Watch the entire episode here:
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