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Citizens' Radio

Citizens' Radio is an exploration of volunteerism and activism in Massachusetts. Please join the hosts, Lulu Liu and Seema Khan, in meeting some very passionate people and in learning great ways to make a difference.

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A More Just Foreign Policy: MA Peace Action

In this episode, our podcast gets entangled in current events. On February 17th, we began a conversation about US foreign policy, Russia, and China with Brian Garvey, Assistant Director of Massachusetts Peace Action, and one week later there were significant developments. We hope you enjoy this two-part conversation, checking in with Brian before and after the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The original conversation is left intact for context, as Brian wrote to us in email: "I don't feel comfortable whitewashing that I was wrong." We hope you’ll enjoy Brian’s candor, his unique perspective, and his willingness to break down complex geopolitical issues.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:https://masspeaceaction.org/Music by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

1hr 6mins

13 Mar 2022

Rank #1

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Rethinking our Prison System: New Beginnings Reentry Services

Join us for our discussion with Stacey Borden, founder and Executive Director of New Beginnings Reentry Services, a non-profit aimed at reducing recidivism by supporting women to transition from prison to society and Sarah Nawab, an attorney with the Prisoner's Legal Services of MA.Please note that the views shared by Sarah Nawab in this episode are hers alone and do not reflect the views of the Prisoner's Legal Services of MA.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:https://www.newbeginningsreentryservices.org/https://plsma.org/https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/SD1774tinyurl.com/weeklymoratoriumtownhallMusic by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

51mins

1 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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Workplace Activism: MIT LL OPEN

Have you ever wanted to create change in your place of work, but have run into a wall of bureaucracy? Today's guest, Noel Keating, set out to make his workplace a more inclusive environment. And he succeeded despite the obstacles, discovering in himself something of an activist.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanMusic by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

23mins

29 Jan 2022

Rank #3

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Building a Progressive MA: Mass Alliance

Can progressive ideals bring us closer to an equitable society? And what is going on in MA state government? We cover a lot today in our conversation with Jordan Berg Powers, Executive Director of Mass Alliance and co-host of the podcast Incorruptible Massachusetts.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:https://www.massalliance.org/https://www.incorruptiblemass.org/Music by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

57mins

31 Dec 2021

Rank #4

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Our Urban Wetlands: Arlington Conservation Commission

Ah! Toxic Algae! Learn about this and other threats to our urban wetland ecosystems with Emily Sullivan of the Arlington Conservation Commission.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/boards-and-committees/conservation-commissionhttps://mysticriver.org/https://friendsofspypondpark.org/https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/boards-and-committees/envision-arlington/spy-pond-committeehttps://www.crwa.org/https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/boards-and-committees/conservation-commission/conservation-land-stewardshttps://www.sustainablearlington.org/https://robbinsfarmpark.org/https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/boards-and-committees/open-space-committeeMusic by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

33mins

30 Nov 2021

Rank #5

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Vehicle for Social Change: Bikes Not Bombs

What do bikes have to do with wars? How could they be a vehicle for upward social mobility? We speak with Elijah Evans, Executive Director of Bikes Not Bombs, about community, conflict, and social change.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:Bikes Not Bombs: https://bikesnotbombs.org/Music by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

36mins

2 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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Fight for Climate Action: Extinction Rebellion

Allen McGonagill is a natural for crafting big, bold acts of civil disobedience that are a signature of Extinction Rebellion. Learn how disruption can fight climate change.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:Extinction Rebellion Global: https://rebellion.global/Extinction Rebellion MA: https://xrmass.org/Music by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

45mins

9 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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Let's Talk Trash: Zero Waste Arlington

Has your recycling ever been rejected? Learn about the finer points of trash in our discussion with Larry Slotnick of Zero Waste Arlington.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanResources:Zero Waste Arlington: https://www.arlingtonma.gov/town-governance/boards-and-committees/zero-waste-committeePlastic Wars Documentary: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/plastic-wars/Music by Joakim Karud:Vibe With Me http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

37mins

21 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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Welcome

A series of interviews with local activists. Learn what gives them purpose and what gives them hope.Co-hosts: Lulu Liu & Seema KhanVibe With Me by Joakim Karud http://soundcloud.com/joakimkarudMusic promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/-7YDBIGCXsY

3mins

3 Aug 2021

Rank #9