Making The Links Radio
Making the Links Radio has been broadcasting for a decade on CFCR 90.5 FM community radio in Saskatoon.
Making the Links Radio has been broadcasting for a decade on CFCR 90.5 FM community radio in Saskatoon. Making the Links is committed to reporting on international and local issues in a way that is informative, indepth and offers coverage not normally found in the mainstream media
The Making the Links crew operates as a production collective and is currently comprised of Don Kossick and Tyler McCreary. Don Kossick ( firstname.lastname@example.org) coordinates program development with the group and Tyler McCreary ( email@example.com) is our webmaster
In this show, we highlight some of the current issues around coalbed methane development. Coalbed methane (or CBM) is uncoventional natural gas trapped in coal deposits. It is the same type of gas you might burn in your furnace. However, coalbed methane extraction tends to involve more extensive development and more serious water risks than conventional natural gas. Across North America, coalbed methane development has garnered a bad reputation. In this show we showcase different activists and community members who have been raising questions about coalbed methane in British Columbia.
A Little Matter of Genocide
Making the Links was on hand when controversial indigenous rights activist Ward Churchill lectured in North Battleford, Saskatchewan on March 19, 2005.
The Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)
We, the undersigned citizens of Canada, recognize that the agreement known as CETA between Canada and the European Commission will impact all aspects of our lives. This proposed agreement will jeopardize the ability of governments and their instruments (schools, hospitals, universities, and public utilities or agencies) at all levels to procure goods and services that favour in any way local and domestic businesses thereby, for example, destroying arrangements that specifically source local food. The European position in this agreement is also calling for extended patents and the inclusion of severe enforcement procedures of intellectual property rights. This would include the judicial precautionary seizure of movable and immovable property, and the freezing of bank accounts of an ALLEGED infringer and any third party deemed to have assisted in the ALLEGED infringement. Farmers could see their homes, land, equipment, crops seized and bank accounts frozen for being accused of using seed (including their own that may have been inadvertently contaminated) that has a gene patent or any other form of intellectual property attached to it.