Media Mornings: Mon, Apr 15 — Karen Gilchrist (Heather Place, Social Housing Coalition), Nathan Crompton (Vancouver Renters Union), Geoff Meggs (Vancouver City Councillor), Dennis Edney (Omar Khadr’s lawyer)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Co-host Maayan Kreitzman explores affordable housing in Vancouver focusing on the redevelopment of   Heather Place. David Ball interviews Dennis Edney – Omar Khadr’s lawyer.


Listen to the full interview:

  • News Headlines
  • Nicolas Maduro has won the Venezuelan presidential election with 50.66 percent of the vote against 49.07 percent for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski. Maduro gave a victory speech immediately after, while Capriles initially refused to recognize the results. –

  • After winning a landslide first-ballot win in the Liberal leadership race, Justin Trudeau called for an end to internal party divisions and an end to the partisan politics of division. – CP  

  • A new poll suggests the NDP is ahead of the governing BC Liberals by 12 percentage points heading into the May 14 election campaign. – The Tyee

  • Demonstrators rallied in London’s Trafalgar Square on Saturday to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, but RT News says that rain put a damper on the event, which drew hundreds rather than the thousands originally expected.

  • For the first time, scientists have managed to demonstrate that ten times more ice melts in the summer months on the Antarctic Peninsula now than it did 600 years ago. – Al Jazeera
  • Music today included: Suuns – Arena, No Shit Shirleys – Mountain Song, Shotgun Jimmie – Janitors Luck, Drumhand – Transit Muse

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