NCRA Equity Committee Reading Group Goes On Air!

NCRA Equity Committee Reading Group Goes On Air!


NCRA Equity Committee


The Equity Committee of the National Community Radio Association has decided to air their monthly Reading Group discussions to encourage participation and to help broaden the conversation.

Each month, a member offers to host the Reading Group, proposing a selection of equity-related writing and/or audio to review.  CJMP Program Director, Zoë Ludski, hosts this first experimental show today, (October 9th) at 4PM PDT.

Today’s readings are on the theme of NON-DEFENSIVE COMMUNICATION:

First, an interview on Non-Defensive Communication in this August episode of WINGS
Sue Supriano, host of Steppin’ Out of Babylon interviews Sharon Ellison, communications Counselor – website

This link is to a 2 page pdf with great summery info on Non-Defensive Communication

Finally, a pdf of Ten Principals for approaching social justice issues through the arts. They are from a paper Ludski co-authored about using arts education to teach social justice issues She feels the points are useful in many work environments outside of the classroom. Whether you are working on a documentary, a marathon, an episode, or just thinking about our work in the station, these ten points are good reminders of things to keep in mind or ask yourself throughout the work.

We hope you will join in our discussion today and next month!


Words On Air

Three members of the on-air book club during the first-ever intro session

Three members of the on-air book club

Last Thursday (June 6, 2013) was the second installment of the fabulous new program On-Air Book Club at CJMP, 90.1FM in Powell River. The one-hour program has its own blog at 

bookclubThe show airs live at 8pm on the first Thursday of the month, except July and August. It is rebroadcast in the same time slot throughout the rest of the month. If you have any suggestions for a special one-off on the third Thursdays, however, let these folks know about it at onairbookclub”at” The club consists of ten avid readers with diverse interests and backgrounds, who discuss works of fiction and literary non-fiction. The list of books to be covered – so you can read along and share in the lively, laughter-filled discussion– is at This summer, crack the reading list books and share in the fun!