Media Mornings: Wed, Oct 2 — Is there real change in Iran?, Labour engaging, Private vs public funding of cancer research

W2MEDIA.CA  |  Today’s 7-8am Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm:

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  • Do the recent actions of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signal real change in Iran? Host Jane Bouey in conversation  with Mr. Nematzadeh of the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR- Canada)
  • Joey Hartman, President of the Vancouver and District Labour Council discusses the Canadian Labour Congress’s new Together Fairness Works initiative –  a national program to engage union members and the public to better understand the value and importance of unions for both union members and others.  Plus updates on local events and actions.
  • Does the balance of private charity money and public funding for Cancer research  influence researchers? In a segment produced by Maayan Kreitzman, host Jane Bouey talks with Dr. Carolyn Gotay, Director of the Cancer Prevention Centre at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC


  • News Headlines:
  • The Musqueam Indian Band and developer Century Group are pleased to announce the successful sale of a two acre portion of c̓əsnaʔəm, also known as the Musqueam Marpole Village Site. The successful finalization of this transaction is the result of over 18 months of negotiation, involving Musqueam Chief and Council, Musqueam community members, Century Group, and the Province of BC. – Musqueam
  • A new website allows people to track tankers carrying diluted bitumen from Vancouver. – Tyee

  • Canada’s position in a global ranking of right to information laws has slipped again. J -Source journalist Grant Buckler reports that Canada has dropped to 56th out of 95 countries in the annual ratings prepared by the Halifax-based Centre for Law and Democracy and Access Info Europe.- Tyee

  • TransLink staff and transit police are being accused of blocking SensibleBC campaigners from collecing signatures at SkyTrain stations. – Huffington Post Canada

  • A topless protest against the Parti Québécois values charter erupted inside the Quebec legislature during the daily question period yesterday. – CBC

  • 800,000 U.S. federal employees are off work today, after the Republican majority in the House of Representatives shut down the government in their latest attempt to roll back so-called “Obamacare”. – People’s World

  • Three US diplomats have been expelled from Venezuela. RT News says the diplomats were accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid.

  • The number of child laborers has declined by one-third globally, from 246 million in 2000 to 168 million last year, according to an International Labor Organization report released yesterday. That represents 11% of all children in the world. – ILO

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