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Latin Waves has surpassed its 12th year on the air,  we bring our listeners in-depth coverage of issues with a focus on the history of an issue and what that history means for us today and most importantly what we can do to move society forward in a healthy way.

In short our show is focused on building community across borders, positive social change has only come through communities of interest working together.

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Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson is interviewed by the late  Charles Boylan from Vancouver’s Co-op Radio, she speaks about her new book Fleshmapping, Cartography of Struggle, Renewal and Hope in Education

Sylvia L. Richardson is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is the host and producer of the internationally syndicated radio program Latin Waves.

A Brief Book synopsis
What can be learned from a story woven out of fragmented moments of joy, pain, horror, and blissful awareness? Flesh Mapping is an attempt to create a pedagogy of shared narrative, place, and politics; to narratively map the injuries of the material, emotional, and spiritual impact of poverty, displacement, hunger and war on an individual life.

The book is an invitation to instructors in education, anthropology, women’s studies, and labor studies to re-imagine education as the praxis for liberation, renewal, and hope. It serves as a process of naming the injuries inflicted on real bodies by privilege and power, like sites on a map. The goal is not simply to name and make visible privilege but to simultaneously create emergent spaces of dissonance in education that can challenge and transform power at the site where the personal is political. Purchase Copy Now




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Being Restless and Relentless to create a world for human flourishing and ecological health

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Dr. Robert Jensen about cultivating the ability to persevere as we face a death cult. Activating multiple crisis, social, economic and ecological. We must become restless and relentless as we make the world by action.

Being restless as we ask questions we may not have answers for, yet… in our wrestling with challenging problems we are striving to create a world for human flourishing and ecological health.

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Dr Cajete speaks about the ecology of Indigenous education

Sylvia speaks to author, artist and educator Dr. Gregory Cajete, an elder with of the Tewa Peoples, about the ecology of Indigenous education. Faced with the affects of colonization on the lives of indigenous people, a dominant Euro-centric education system can no longer be called neutral. How do we build bridges to the many ways of knowing how we come to know what we know.

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Breaking Free, The Life and Times of Peter McLaren, Radical Educator

Peter McLaren is the author and editor of over forty-five books and hundreds of scholarly articles and chapters. His writings have been translated into over 20 languages, he is Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Peter about his new comic book “Breaking Free: The Life and Times of Peter McLaren, Radical Educator” and his inspirations in life, about changing society and the academy with radical love and how society needs to move beyond wage based labour.

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New President in Argentina Javier Milei and why we need to pay attention

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Jorge Martin Secretariat of Hands off Venezuela, host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Jorge about the new right-wing libertarian president Javier Milei.
(darling of the right wing in the US)
The conditions that led to this right wing populist getting elected and what it means for the country.

How the working class is mobilizing against his harsh austerity measures, we also get a brief history of the region and the imposition of Neo Liberal policies and how its a cautionary tale for us in Canada and the US. How the next generation of youth are rejecting traditional politics for a more radical approach.

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Current Genocide trials in Guatemala

Sandra Cuffe is a freelance journalist based in Guatemala. Originally from Vancouver, she has lived in Central America for 15 of the past 20 years.

Her work has been published by Al Jazeera, LA Times, The Guardian, The Intercept, Mongabay, The Washington Post, The New Humanitarian, and many other outlets.

Sandra covers human rights, politics, social movements, migration and environmental issues. She has filed stories from all seven Central American countries as well as Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Canada.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to her about Former army chief Manuel Benedicto Lucas Garcia who is being tried for genocide and crimes against humanity in Guatemala in the 1980’s

The importance that the families who suffered during these years see justice and the importance of international solidarity.

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Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks with Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical, Living, Loving and learning to leave the Planet Gracefully. It’s hard to have hope…What will you tell the generations that come after you’re gone? The young ask the old to hope….what will you tell them? Tell them at least what you say to yourself. Tell them we lived in a world face with many challenges and also amazing opportunities to create a new path grounded in local focus, fierce intelligence and deep connection with one another.

Tell them the path is made by walking, by engaging with open hearted-ness and wide-awakeness that provide for a meaningful and radical engagement with the world.

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Bruce Gagnon War update on Russia and Ukraine

Bruce Gagnon coordinates the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, (http://space4peace.org/) Bruce is a long time Union Organizer and Peace advocate and writers for a blog called Organizing Notes http://space4peace.blogspot.com/

We give updates on the conflict, Russian elections and the state of the politics of Peace in the US and Canada, how to be Pro-Peace, Pro-Humanity and not a party before principles person.

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Robert Jensen “We Are All Apocalyptic Now”

Robert Jensen is a retired  professor from the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, a founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and a member of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute.

Host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Robert about the history of environmental degradation, how capitalism and colonialism sever us from the land and each other. How we need to not only change ourselves but learn to accept less. How do we come about changing systems and culture.

How simply buying an electric car is not going to get it done

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Silvia Federici , Revolution at Point Zero

Latin Waves host Sylvia Richardson speaks to Silvia Federici about her latest book: Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle. The struggle to make visible how the Capitalist system depends on the unwaged reproductive labour of women. How the revolution must include both the liberation of men and women from exploitation. She speaks of the challenges, victories and alternatives. Silvia Federici is a feminist writer, teacher, and militant. In 1972, she was cofounder of the International Feminist Collective, which launched the Wages for Housework campaign internationally.

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DANA LYONS AMAZING AND TIMELY ALBUM THE GREAT SALISH SEA

Sylvia Richardson of Latin Waves Interviews Dana Lyons on his latest album the Great Salish Sea, Dana speaks about the need for citizens to protect this pristine coast from Coal, Oil exports and how this is already happening in Oregon and Washington State.

Songs, The Great Salish Sea, The Salmon Come Home, Sometimes, Its a Matter of Asking. Visit

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