Award Winners!

ncra award for all that mattersHi everybody,

So we’re a bit late posting this to our own website, but we just won a national award for one of our favourite episodes! Some of the CJSR crew were recently at the 35th NCRC (National Campus and Community Radio Conference), hosted brilliantly by our friends at CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa.

All That Matters came home with a “Special Programming” award for our two-part Boot Camp Poets documentary, produced by Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, Joe Hartfeil and Sara Khembo Alfazema. We’re re-airing both parts of that documentary this month to celebrate, and give you a chance to listen in case you missed it the first time.

Also a big shout-out to fellow CJSR producers Karly Coleman and Peter Chapman, who won an award for “Sports Talk Show Programming” for their Bike Bits segment on CJSR’s Thursday morning show Full English Breakfast.

Thanks to the NCRA, CHUO 89.1 FM, our hard-working volunteers, and all of you at home for listening and supporting community radio.


Boot Camp Poets Pt. 2

This week: Boot Camp Poets. How could rap or poetry help inmates at the Edmonton Remand Centre find a different life, and what roadblocks might be in their way? This is the second half of a two-part documentary speaking to inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre’s Boot Camp unit.

In this episode, John Howard Society’s Howie Hoggins speaks to us about what’s ahead for men in the Boot Camp unit transitioning out of prison. Métis writer and researcher Patti Laboucane-Benson tell us what her graphic novel The Outside Circle has to say about why so many Aboriginal people end up behind bars. And we hear more poetry from Boot Camp unit inmates Joshua Charles Thom, Michael Nelson, and Nathan Laboucan.

This episode first aired on July 15, 2015. Listen to Part 1 here.


Boot Camp Poets Pt. 1

This week: Boot Camp Poets. How do folks end up behind bars at the Edmonton Remand Centre – and how could rap or poetry help them find a different life? On this week’s show, we speak to inmates in the Edmonton Remand Centre’s Boot Camp unit for the first half of a special two-part documentary.

The men we interviewed for this episode include Robert Deschamps, Donnie Kleppe, Dillon McKenzie and Chris Pruden.

This episode first aired on July 8, 2015. Listen to Part 2 here.