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  • In case you missed it: Today for Tomorrow

    Posted by Victoria on August 9th, 2018

    In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, the inaugural episode of Today for Tomorrow aired on CKUW on Monday July 30 from 4 – 5 PM.

    The show’s debut featured the voices of several honored guests, including Indigenous Homelessness scholar Jessie Thistle, poet and author Marie Annharte Baker, Ko’ona Saber, Dr. Mary LeMaître, and Inner City Voices host Michael Redhead Champagne. Over the course of the hour, guests were lead by CKUW volunteer Michael Welch through a discussion on indigenization, homelessness, and decolonization on Treaty 1 Land.

    Stream or download the episode here.

    Contact the Today for Tomorrow team with comments, questions, and feedback by email.

    Listen to the next episode of Today for Tomorrow on Monday October 29 from 4-5 PM. Today for Tomorrow will air each month with a fifth Monday.

    About the Guests

    Jesse Thistle is Métis/Cree Scot originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He is a scholar at York University with lived experience of homelessness, and is a survivor of the streets, the jail system, and addictions. Jesse is also a researcher and the national representative for indigenous homelessness for the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Silver Medal (2016), and is a Trudeau and Vanier scholar.

    Dr. Mary LeMaître is a French professor in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Winnipeg. She holds a PhD in 20th Century French Literature and Catholic Studies and specializes in the analysis of social discourse. She researches, give talks, and is writing a book on stereotypes about Indigenous people in Canada.

    Ko’ona Saber is an Anishinaabe-kwe member of Bizhiw doodem (Lynx Clan) from Peguis First Nation. A mother and until recently a former resident of the North End of Winnipeg, she now lives in Manigotagan with her life partner Ivon. Ko’ona has been sharing her Indigenous teachings for over twenty years, primarily through traditional family parenting, education, and hand drumming.

    Born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg, Michael Redhead Champagne is an award-winning community organizer, public speaker and proud member of Shamattawa Cree Nation. Michael is the founder of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO!) and long-time broadcaster with CKUW 95.9FM as the host of Inner City Voices.

    Marie Annharte Baker is an Anishinaabe poet, originally from Little Saskatchewan, First Nation. She is a storyteller and in her writing, she confronts the multiple and overlapping oppressions facing First Nations people in Canada. She has also worked as a visual and performance artist, a social worker, a short-film director, and an activist. Her most recent book of poetry is Indigena Awry.

  • Stylus Magazine - Our Program Guide!

    Posted by Rob on July 20th, 2018

    Since 1989 Stylus magazine has covered underground culture and the music scene with a focus on Winnipeg. A companion to the radio, there are interviews with CKUW volunteers (CKUWho) and our program guide in every issue.

    Pick up your copy at one of the locations mapped below or opt for home delivery for $12/year. Online you can find Stylus at with archives on

  • Google Podcasts for Android

    Posted by Rob on July 4th, 2018

    The easiest way to get CKUW’s archives (podcasts) is now through the Google Podcasts app for Android devices. Install the app and search for your favourite CKUW programs. It is a simple way to stream episodes, download or subscribe to any of our local shows.

    On any computer or device you can stll listen live through our website or the Radioplayer & TuenIn apps.

  • Happy Canada Day!

    Posted by Rob on June 29th, 2018

    CKUW will be out in the community this holiday weekend. Say hi to us at the Osborne St festival outside of Into The Music or wave as we march past in the Art City Parade! Our volunteers will be working hard to bring you live community radio throughout the weekend but the University & our office will be closed Sunday and Monday.

  • Summer Programming Update

    Posted by Victoria on June 20th, 2018

    It’s been busy at the station, as our program schedule can attest! Here’s the latest programming updates to keep you in the loop:

    New to the Airwaves:

    Barking Dog with your host Juliana brings you two hours of contemporary and traditional folk music every Thursday from 2-4 PM.

    Emma’s Echo Chamber wakes you up on Tuesday with an eclectic mix of alt pop and early morning musings, 6:30-8 AM.

    You may be familiar with Al as a host of People of Interest. He’s now hosting his own show on Fridays 11AM – Noon. Of No Fixed Address focuses on experiences with homelessness.

    The Moshpit returns to CKUW! After a several-year hiatus, host Jason Charles presents three hours of metal in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Similarly, Dub City Steppers returns to CKUW and steps into the Thursday 9-10 PM slot.

    Psychedelic Trip with host DJ Vulcan is an hour of trip hop, Mondays from 11 PM – Midnight.

    Influenced (formerly alternating Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM) wrapped up in May. Host Kits Temple moves in to that slot with Temple of Jazz.

    For all the teen angst you can handle, Teenage Shutdown programs retro rock from your grandad’s days. Saturdays 8-9 AM.

    You Can’t Hide from God gives a healthy dose of alt-gospel, Sundays 1-2 PM.

    In other news:

    Longstanding CKUW programs the Sex Files and Peg City Groove wrapped up just a few weeks ago. Thanks to Kent & Darryl and Vycki & Molly for their hard work and programming over the years!

    JRs Gone Country wraps up on August 16.

    PI New Poetry is on a summer hiatus, and will return in mid September.