Media Mornings: Mon, Oct 8

On this edition of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM, host Jane Bouey and Co-host Tash Wolfe interview transgender indie electronica singer-songwriter – Rae Spoon about their new book First Spring Grass Fire.

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  • Breaking news headlines from local to global – radio news you won’t hear on other stations
    • Hugo Chavez has won the Venezuelan elections with over 54.44% of the vote against 45% of the vote for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.
    • CKNW’s Sara Norman reports that a 51-year-old Vancouver man has died in hospital after being arrested by Vancouver Police Sunday night. VPD have called in the province’s Independent Investigation Office to look into the man’s death.
    • Cowichan River could run bone dry before the end of October, reports the Canadian Press
    • Katie Hyslop of the Tyee reports: B.C. government is engaging at least one not-for-profit organization whose partners include technology corporations and private foundations that favour private market solutions to issues in the public education system.
    • Lexi Baina of the Cowichan Citizen reports that: Public outcry has stopped the provincial government appointed school trustee from making significant changes to governing policies at the Cowichan Valley School District.
    • The National Farmers Union (NFU) warns that federal agriculture and trade policy created the conditions that led to Canada’s largest recall of beef.
    • China Labour Watch reports: A strike at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou factory in China began on Oct. 5, involving three to four thousand production workers.
    • Workers from nearly a dozen Wal-Mart stores in the Los Angeles area went on strike last week. Report from Talking Union.
    • Actions were organized in many countries yesterday to mark the World Day for Decent Work 2012.
  • Media Mornings’ own Latin America Report
    • Claudio Eckdahl interviews Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers about the Venezuelan election.
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