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Stark Raven produces a radio program once a month featuring in-depth interviews, news and analysis on issues related to prisons and criminalization, both locally and from around the world. The radio program has been on the air for 25 years.The collective's other activities include maintaining prisonjustice.ca - an online resource centre on Canadian prison issues.
Feel free to contact us if you have a story that you think we should cover on the show, if you are a prisoner or know of a prisoner who would like your writing and/or poetry read on the air.
ISSUES WE COVER
Tune in the first Monday of each month from 7-8pm, (Pacific Time. Vancouver Co-op Radio)
*Prison Radio on CFRC 101.9FM, Community Radio in Kingston, Ontario, Wednesdays 7-8pm. cfrcprisonradio.wordpress.com
*The Prison Radio Show on CKUT, 90.3 FM in Montreal, the second Thursday of each month from 5 to 6pm and the fourth Friday of every month, between 11am to 12pm. prison(at)ckut.ca for more info blog: prisonradioshow.wordpress.com
*Prison Radio on CFRU, 93.3FM in Guelph, Ontario. Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am. hosted by Prison Radio Collective, guelphprisonradio [at] riseup.net
DOWNLOAD OUR PODCASTMiss the show live?
You can find the show archived on the Co-op Radio website. Click here for past shows. Note: we only air the first Mon of each month.
Stark Raven also podcasts on rabble.ca. (back to Dec 2007)
To hear Stark Raven interviews and shows back to Aug 2006, check out our full show archive.
We also podcast some material on radio4all.net.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST
Paste this URL into your podcast software:
We send out periodic updates about Stark Raven podcasts and related prison justice events. To join this low traffic list, send us an email and we will add you to our list.
Contacting Stark RavenStark Raven c/o Vancouver Co-operative Radio.
110-360 Columbia St.
Vancouver, BC. Coast Salish Territory.
starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca
WHAT IS A PODCAST?
A podcast is a way of delivering a file to your computer automatically. The file is in mp3 file format, a compressed audio format. It allows you to then listen to the audio on your computer or put it on your mp3 player and listen to it on the go. This means you can listen to Stark Raven interviews at your convenience.WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOWNLOADING A PODCAST AND SUBSCRIBING TO A PODCAST?
When you download a single podcast episode, that one file gets saved onto your computer or MP3 player. It is then up to you to play it, delete it or download another. When you subscribe to a podcast, the latest podcast episode is saved to your computer or MP3 player. Every time a new podcast episode of the program becomes available your podcasting software (Itunes, Ipodder etc) will automatically download it to your computer or MP3 player.
In Itunes: Under the Advanced menu, select Subscribe To Podcast… It will ask you for the URL. Cut and paste the above address. The Stark Raven podcast is registered in Itunes, meaning you can find it & subscribe if you go to the Itunes Podcast listings and search Stark Raven.
Every time you open Itunes or other Podcast program, it will check the rabble.ca website to see if a new Stark Raven posting has been put up. If there is one, it will automatically start downloading it. On the left menu, you will see Podcasts. That is where you will find the audio files. Just click on them once they have downloaded the file(s) and listen at your convenience. They can also be transferred to any MP3 player and listened to while away from the computer.Itunes is a program you can use to listen to audio files.
Another podcast receiver is Ipodder.
Juice is free, open source software for both Mac and PC. It's designed to manage podcasts and has a built-in directory with thousands of listed podcast feeds.
Once downloaded, the files can be played on your computers media player (Itunes, winamp, realplayer, windows media player etc)SUPPORT STARK RAVEN: BECOME A MEMBER OF CO-OP RADIO
Support broadcast space for programs such as Stark Raven. Become a Member of Co-op Radio and help keep independent media alive!
Vancouver Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 100.5FM is a non-commercial, co-operatively-owned, listener-supported, community radio station. Located in the heart of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Co-op Radio strives to provide a space for under-represented and marginalized communities. Support Stark Raven as we cut through the mainstream crime sensationalism with in-depth interviews, news and analysis on the role of prisons in our society and consequences of criminalizing affected communities.
Regular memberships are $60/year, though you can pay whatever you want/are able to for a membership.
Click here For more details on becoming a member of Co-op Radio check out: or just email us at Stark Raven, starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca, and we can hook you up as a member.