W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey with news, live interviews, and music.
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- Veteran broadcast journalist and media strategist Wade Rowland (author of Ockham’s Razor and Greed Inc) argues we have less than two years to find a way to save CBC/Radio-Canada, what he says is the cornerstone of Canadian culture and an institution many regard as the glue that holds the country together. We talk with Wade, about his new book – “Saving the CBC”
- Activist Kimberley Yanko joins us to discuss April 14th Rally “BC Stop the Cuts to the Disabled”. Host Jane Bouey and Kimberley talk about the impact of cuts to the developmentally (dis)abled.
- We interview Katie Hyslop about her article in the Megaphone and Tyee about community planning in the Downtown Eastside.
- Music today included: The Shilohs with The Place Where Nobody Knows I Go, Whitehorse – Killing Time is Murder, Special Music Special People – What You Really Want, Bud Osborn – Amazingly Alive, Five Alarm Funk – Titan
TODAY’S NEWS HEADLINES:
- TOP STORY: TORIES APPROVED IMMIGRATION RAID FILMING — The CBC reports that the federal government gave approval for a reality TV show to film a controversial immigration raid at a construction site last week, according to documents obtained by a Vancouver woman, Helesia Luke. – CBC
- BC: GOLD MINE TOXIN CLEANUP — Federal officials are scrambling to clean up an abandoned northern gold mine that could release massive amounts of arsenic, asbestos and other toxins.
Ben Weber of the Canadian Press
- BC: UNION DEBATES POLITICAL ACTION — The Tyee’s Katie Hyslop reports that one of British Columbia’s largest unions is debating its stand on political action.
- COLOMBIA: CANADIAN ARMS EXPORTS — Despite a civil conflict in Colombia going back to the mid-1960s, which has taken the lives of tens of thousands of people, Canada’s federal government is planning to sell military hardware to Colombia. Canadian Press reporter Mike Blanchfield
- CYPRUS: CONTROVERSIAL FISCAL BAILOUT — The Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus is the latest target of neoliberal economic policies.
RT News reports