Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Race and Immigration in "Multicultural Canada": Myths and Histories

This week Radio Bandung moves from the global to the local to revise the myths and confront the histories of race and immigration in Canada. What does Canadian history look like when you acknowledge its roots as a settler colony? What role has immigration played in defining its national narrative? How has race been a factor in immigration policy? What is the history of Canadian race and immigration policy and politics? Dr. Barrington Walker of Queen's University's History Department will join us for a thorough exploration of these issues.

Dr. Walker, http://www.queensu.ca/history/People/Faculty/Walker.htm, is author of a forthcoming collection of documents on race and immigration in Canada.

Oh Canada!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Join us for a retrospective on Edward Said!

Hello Radio Bandungers! Join us tomorrow evening at 5pm for a discussion with Dr. Asha Varadharajan (http://post.queensu.ca/~varadhar/index.html) on the life and works of Edward Said. We'll be speaking with Dr. Varadharajan about a wide range of topics, including: Said's conceptualization of what it meant to be an intellectual; Orientalism: its consequences and critiques; and life after Orientalism: Said as Post-colonial critic and theorist. We anticipate an interesting and fun hour!

We've heard from a number of friends and listeners that they would find it useful to have our program archived on the blog. This is a great idea! We're working hard to straighten out a couple of technical issues (mainly our luddite tendencies) and will try to have podcasts and streaming audio available in the next couple of weeks. For the time being, try heading to www.cfrc.ca and accessing the show through their archival database (Radio Bandung can be found under Thursday at 17:00).

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Palestine under the Empires

Radio Bandung goes live to air tomorrow evening at 5pm. We're pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Massad, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/mealac/faculty/massad/, will join us by phone to discuss the historical context around the Arab-Israeli conflict, the potential ramifications of the war in Lebanon, and the intellectual climate that makes being an academic committed to social justice an increasingly difficult task.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Ideas, Politics and Culture in the Age of 3 Worlds.

Radio Bandung is a one-hour spoken word show broadcasting at 101.9 fm (or online at www.cfrc.ca) every Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm on the campus of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. The show features in-studio debates and interviews with politically engaged scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds as a way to bring the cultural and intellectual history of global resistance and radicalism to a broad public audience. At times we will revisit classic texts, such as Frantz Fanon’s The Wretched of the Earth or Edward Said’s Orientalism, and ask if they still remain relevant today. On the other hand, our hour might be spent discussing contemporary culture, focusing on how art, film, literature, sport and television informs both past and present radical moments.

Quiet Down! Tune In! Listen Up! Radio Bandung has a sound to make starting September 14th at 5:00 pm on 101.9 fm and www.cfrc.ca