Media Mornings: Wed, Aug 21– Elizabeth Saewyc (UBC), Harjap Grewal (Council of Canadians), Stephen Von Sychowski (VDLC)

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Listen to today’s 7-8am broadcast of Media Mornings on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm: Host Jane Bouey chats with guests about: winning the living wage, connection between school anti-homophobia policies and reduced substance abuse, and stopping proposed “New Prosperity” Mine.

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Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc
Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc


  • Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc (UBC, McCreary Centre), author of study published in the Journal of Preventive Medicine, reveals that students at British Columbian high-schools are less likely to abuse alcohol if they are in schools that have had either anti-homophobia policies or GSAs for three or more years . Twitter – @ElizabethSaewyc
  • Stephen Von Sychowski (Vancouver and District Labour Council) discusses the importance of fighting for the Living Wage.
  • Harjap Grewal (Council of Canadians) discusses why “New Prosperity” Mine must be stopped .  email: hgrewal(at)
  • News Headlines
  • Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, charged with second-degree murder in the streetcar shooting death of Sammy Yatim, received bail at a court appearance yesterday. – CBC
  • The BC Liberal Party spent more than it raised for last May’s provincial election, reports the Tyee’s Bob Mackin. The Liberals had $8.5 million in income and spending of $11.7 million, according to campaign finance documents published by Elections BC.
  • Three unions topped the list for election contributions to the B.C. NDP. A pair of mining companies emerged as the largest contributors to the Liberals. – Straight
  • Canadian newspapers are leading the world in charging for online news, much faster than papers in the United States or Europe. – Tyee
  • Egypt’s military-backed government is continuing to target the senior leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood, and encouraging rank and file members to break away, reports the UK Guardian newspaper. Mohamed Badie, the organisation’s leader, was detained yesterday in a raid on a Cairo apartment.
  • Another tank with highly radioactive water at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant has leaked. – RT
  • Coastal flooding caused by global warming could cost the global economy $1 trillion a year in coming decades, and Vancouver is one of the cities most at risk for losses, says a new study. – CBC
  • Music today included: Billy Bragg – Handyman Blues, Rae Spoon – I Will Be a Wall, Kinnie Starr – Kiss Me

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