Media Mornings: Mon, Mar 25 — Dennis Gruending (Pulpit & Poltics), David Macdonald (CCPA), Yvonne Robertson (Megaphone)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey interviews guests and examines – Harper’s reshaping of international development aid, the Federal Budget, and youth homelessness .

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Photo by Kevin Hollett - courtesy Megaphone Magazine
Photo by Kevin Hollett – courtesy Megaphone Magazine
  • Interview with writer Dennis Gruending on Harper’s reshaping of international development aid – plus thoughts on Pope Francis.

TODAY’S TOP NEWS HEADLINES

  • TOP STORY: BC ENDS ENBRIDGE HEARINGS — Lawyers for the provincial government have wrapped up cross-examination of company experts at the Northern Gateway review hearings. But a Canadian Press article says that many questions have been left unanswered. The Tyee

  • CANADA: MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CRITICIZES BUDGET — Crawford Kilian of the Tyee reports that the president of the Canadian Medical Association says last week’s federal budget is “disappointing” for its lack of attention to health care.
  • BC: ELECTION ECONOMICS — With the B.C. election date now just seven weeks away, the debate over economic policies is heating up. Several progressive economists have written in the Tyee that the B.C. government has boasted about having the lowest taxes in the country. But Shannon Daub, Iglika Ivanova and Seth Klein note that British Columbia also has the highest poverty rate and the worst income inequality in the country.

  • CYPRUS: DEAL REACHED OVER FISCAL CRISIS — In international news, Cyprus has clinched a deal with international lenders for a $13 billion bailout that will shut down its second largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors, including wealthy Russian and British citizens. Al Jazeera reports that marathon talks took place between President Nicos Anastasiades and heads of the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

  • FRANCE: SAME SEX MARRIAGE, ADOPTION PROTESTS — Opponents of equality rights held their final massive rally yesterday in Paris, to protest against a bill to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption. – BBC

  • UK: INTERNSHIPS FILL OUT WORKFORCE — With youth unemployment close to one million in Britain, many young people see unpaid internships as their best chance of getting work experience. But polling conducted for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) suggests that most 18-34 year olds could not afford to live in London away from home to become an unpaid intern.

  • CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: REBELS SEIZE POWER — RT News reports: The African Union (AU) has suspended the Central African Republic (CAR) after rebels seized power. The AU also imposed Monday travel bans and asset freezes on rebel leaders, Reuters reported. The Peace and Security Council “has decided to suspend with immediate effect the Central African Republic from all the African Union’s activities,” Ramtane Lamamra, the AU’s Commissioner for Peace and Security, said in the Ethiopian capital, where the AU is based.

  • JAVA: LANDSLIDE MISSING — At least six people were killed, including four children, and 18 are missing on island of Java, after a landslide triggered by torrential rain, officials said. Nine houses were buried after dawn Monday in Cililin village, West Bandung district, the Disaster Mitigation Agency said on Monday. Police and soldiers have been searching the others reported missing. http://rt.com/news/line/2013-03-25

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