OFF THE HOUR / APR. 24TH, 5-6PM / World Forum of Free Media

Tune in to Off the Hour, your community news show on CKUT, for all the best in news from Montreal and beyond!

Featured on today’s show:

Today on the show, building autonomous communication infrastructure was the theme of a workshop called TRANSMESH. Held during the World Social Forum in Tunisia as part of the World Forum of Free Media, the workshop presenters explained how to install a MESH network. This technology allows for the sharing content digitally over community networks that are independent of corporation or government control. CKUT’s very own Gretchen King brings you different interviews recorded during this workshop.

Then, Simone Lucas from CKUT News Collective was yesterday at a panel organized by the Ayotzinapa caravan. We remind that 43 students of this city of Mexico are still missing. The families where yesterday in Montreal to make Canadians aware of that situation and ask for the return of the students. The audio we air today features Alexandra Croze-Harvey, Masters student in Hispanic Studies and delegate to the Union of Salaried Students at University of Montreal. She is making a parallel between student movements in Quebec and in Mexico.

Finally, we bring you the lastest edition of Street Beat realised in collaboration with homeless youth at DansLaRue. This month’s edition of Street Beat features more from conversations with youth at Chez Pops - the day centre of Dans La Rue, which is an organization that provides services for homeless youth and youth “at risk.” The suggested discussion topic for the most recent conversations at Chez Pops was tattoos and piercings. Folks at Chez Pops were invited to talk with CKUT about their tattoos and the meaning behind them.

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