Media Mornings: Wed, Oct 17

On this edition of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5FM, we talk about a controversial condo development, and some of the root causes of bullying in schools.

Artist rendering of a proposed condominium block at 955 East Hastings.
  • Hosted by Jane Bouey.
  • Interview with Glen Hansman, an Elementary School Teacher, Vice President of the BC Teachers Federation, and former Anti-Homophobia and Diversity Consultant for the Vancouver School Board. We examine some of the root causes of bullying and what can be done to  make schools safer and more welcoming places for all students.
  • Interview with Jean Swanson (Carnegie Community Action Project), a veteran anti-poverty and housing activist will be talking with us about the proposed 955 E Hastings condo development, and what needs to be done to really ensure there is affordable housing in Vancouver. The Public Hearing on the project has been held over to October 18th at 6 pm.  Submit a comment on the project by writing to regarding rezoning proposal at 955 E Hastings. To sign up to speak at this public hearing call 604-829-4238 or email
  • Interview with Stephen von Szychowski (Vancouver District Labour Council) about labour news, including the New Union that the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) have agreed to form. Also the BC Federation of Labour’s Human Rights and Young Workers’ Conference.
  • Media Mornings Latin America Report with Claudio Eckdahl. Colombian Peace Talks.
  • News Headlines:
    Tyee reports: Community social service workers across British Columbia are now in a legal strike position.
  • In celebrity news, a number of prominent film and TV stars have signed a statement in support of the massive anti-pipeline protest taking place next Monday at the B.C. legislature – Defend Our Coast.
  • The world faces a “dangerous” cocktail of low growth and high unemployment, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – Globe and Mail.
  • United States – Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill took aim Wednesday at Republican challenger Todd Akin with a new series of TV ads featuring rape survivors outraged by Akin’s remark about “legitimate rape” and his opposition to emergency contraception, REPORTS DAVID LIEB FOR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
  • The international community has failed to defend democracy in Maldives, said Mohamed Nasheed, the ousted president of the Indian Ocean island state – Guardian.
  • Opposition populists in crisis-worn Lithuania have hinted they are prepared to form a government coalition, after early election results suggested a decisive blow to the current government’s austerity cutbacks, Al Jazeera reports.





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