Media Mornings: Mon, Jul 15 — Brent Manfield (Vancouver Food Policy Council), Angela MacDougall (BWSS)

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Trayvon Martin - Art by Andrea Montano Image from sandrarose.com
Trayvon Martin – Art by Andrea Montano Image from sandrarose.com
  • Today’s top news headlines from local to global current affairs — radio news roundup you won’t hear anywhere else.
  • Interviews with newsmakers, analysts, political leaders and activists alike, exploring today’s breaking issues from diverse perspectives.
  • Music, arts and culture from independent, progressive artists.
  • Maayan Kreitzman interviews Brent Mansfield about the work of the Vancouver Food Policy Council and citizen engagement
  • Jane Bouey discusses with Angela MacDougall –  the acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting of Trayvon Martin
  • News Headlines:
  • The U.S. Department of Justice said Sunday it would review the Travyon Martin-George Zimmerman case to determine if it should consider prosecuting Zimmerman, who was acquitted in a Florida court in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager. In response to the Florida verdict – Vigils, marches and rallies were held across the US and around the world. including thousands who gathered in New York’s  Times Square  Here in Vancouver around 50 people gathered in Victory Square, shared anti-racism poetry and songs and lit candles. – various files
  • If your wallet feels a bit lighter today, it might have something to do with the cost of filling your gas tank. Gas prices spiked past $1.51 per liter in Vancouver over the weekend, up from about $1.40 at the beginning of July. That’s the highest level in over a decade. – gasbuddy
  • A new report released by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) says the Harper Conservatives are underfunding BC’s First Nation children and on-reserve schools by $13 million every year. – Canadian Progressive World
  • The B.C. Liberals are considering allowing people to bring alcoholic beverages to beaches and parks. The CBC reports that attorney general Suzanne Anton has issued plans for extensive public consultation with municipalities and citizens.
  • New questions are being raised as the investigation begins into the tragic rail disaster in Lac-Magentic, Quebec. James Goodrich, a former engineer who once worked for the Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), addressed the question of safety, deregulation, and cost cutting throughout the industry in a july 12 article published in The Montreal Gazette.
  • A series of bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday left at least 34 people dead, according to the BBC. Co-ordinated blasts timed at sunset in primarily Shia towns killed some 28 people.
  • The US is prying into emails of top Bolivian officials, according to RT News. Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, says he has terminated his email account in light of recent revelations.
  • Women in Texas are fighting back after the Republican majority passed some of the most restrictive abortion legislation in the US. More than 2,000 demonstrators filled the Capitol building in Austin on Saturday to voice their opposition to the Bill. – Morning Star
  • Music today included Idle No More: Songs From Life: Vol 2 and Buzy b and the Honeycomb Kids with Good Morning

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