Media Mornings: Wed, Jan 23—Chief Phil Lane Jr | Darryl Walker (BCGEU) | Joey Hartman (VDLC)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:


  • News headlines:
  • Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beiteinu alliance won the most seats in yesterday’s Israeli general election – but in a surprise development the centrist party founded by TV personality Yair Lapid, Yesh Atid (There is a Future) emerged as the second-largest party. Netanyahu will now have six weeks to form a new coalition, which is expected to include Yesh Atid. – Guardian live updates.
  • The Canadian health care system could save $250 million per year on lab tests if for-profit labs no longer did them, a new study suggests.
    The Tyee’s Crawford Killian reports on an article published in Open Medicine, a peer-reviewed open-access journal, which outlines how public health care systems pay for-profit corporations to deliver medical laboratory services.
  • In a major new development in the legal dispute between John Furlong and journalist Laura Robinson, the writer has filed a series of new allegations against the former Vancouver Olympics chief.The Tyee’s Bob Mackin reports that Robinson
    has filed affidavits which accuse him of sexual touching of schoolchildren and violence against his former partners.
  • Global unemployment is at a record high in the wake of the financial crisis, says the International Labor Organization (ILO). According to the RT News website, the ILO says that 197 million people were out of work last year, and 5.1 million more will be added to this number in 2013.
  • Syria’s main rebel coalition has postponed a decision on forming a government-in-exile at its meeting in Istanbul, reports the British Morning Star newspaper.
  • Germany’s centre-left opposition has won a narrow victory over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s right-wing government in a major state election. Morning Star
  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says his top hopes for 2013 are to reach a new agreement on climate change and to urgently end the war in Syria. CP
  • Media Mornings Latin America Report updates on health of Hugo Chavez and challenges in Bolivia.

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