W2MEDIA.CA | Listen to today’s broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: discussion about safe, sustainable transportation and building coalitions for social change.
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- Interview with Steven Beck (BEST – Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) in wake of tragic cycling accident on Stanley Park Causeway. We discuss safe sustainable transportation, and next week’s Commuter Challenge June 2-8
- Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) discussed the development of the Metro Vancouver Alliance and building lasting coalitions for social change.
- Audio from Democracy Now 2009 interview with Michael Parenti. Parenti will be joining Media Mornings – for a feature length interview- live, via phone, Monday June 10.
- New headlines:
Treasury Board President Tony Clement says federal public employees must shape up — or get fired, according to Toronto Star journalist Richard Brennan. Plus file from Globe and Mail.
The federal privacy commissioner says two government departments went too far in monitoring a First Nations children’s advocate and her personal Facebook page. The Canadian Press and Tyee report that Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart is looking into a complaint from activist Cindy Blackstock, executive director of an organization fighting the federal government in court over cuts to First Nations child welfare programs.
Senator Mike Duffy faces new accusations of ripping off Canadian taxpayers. Senate officials have found a pattern of Duffy claiming Ottawa living expenses while travelling elsewhere, including several days in 2011 when he was campaigning across the country for the Conservatives.- CP
More than 100 Walmart workers walked off the job yesterday in what union organizers promise is the beginning of a series of “prolonged strikes” protesting the way the corporation treats its employees. – Washington Examiner and RT News
RT News reports that a suspected US drone has crashed in the southern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia, amid reports that it may have been shot down by militants.
A cargo train carrying chemicals in the state of Maryland has hit a truck and derailed, causing a blast felt a kilometer away. The train derailed shortly after 2 pm near Baltimore, sending a thick plume of dark smoke from the wreckage. It was the third major rail crash in the US in the past two weeks. – BBC
- Buddhist mobs burned Muslim homes on Wednesday for a second day in the northern Myanmar city of Lashio. Young men and boys on motorbikes and on foot were marauding through the city of 130,000 people in a region about 700km from the capital, Yangon, Reuters said. A mosque, a Muslim religious school and a number of shops were gutted by fires started on Tuesday by Buddhists. They reportedly rampaged after hearing reports of a Muslim man setting a Buddhist woman on fire and badly wounding her. State media said calm had returned by Wednesday. – RT
- Music today included: Melissa Auf Der Maur – Isis Speaks, Coco Love Alcorn – BRC, CR Avery Band – Commercial Drive, Tori Amos – Smells Like Teen Spirit