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Radio Basics
radio for the people
Weekly Program
Paula Mallea (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives), Dr. Rose Ricciardelli (York U, Sociology), Charlyn Ellis (Covered and Bound, CHRY)
 Radio BASICS (CHRY 105.50 FM Toronto)  Contact Contributor
June 1, 2011, 9:18 a.m.
After headlines, we interview Paula Mallea of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), author of the report Fear Factor, which details Stephen Harper’s “tough-on-crime” legislative agenda. Next, we talk to Sociology Professor Rose Ricciardelli of York University, who has done extensive ethnographic research with prisoners in Canada’s federal institutions. Guest host Charlyn Ellis (host of Covered and Bound on CHRY, Mondays, 4-5pm) joins us to talk about prison abolitionism. As a tribute to the great Gil Scott Heron, we play his music throughout our show. Also music from D’bi Young (w/ Assata Shakur), Chet Singh, and Wasun (ft. D’talks).
Steve da Silva
Charlyn Ellis
Radio Basics is the radio wing of BASICS Community News Service, a working-class community-based newspaper in Toronto, serving the people in their struggles. For more information, please visit or email Radio Basics at or BASICS at

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