Media Mornings: Wed, Oct 23 — “rogue dentists” or affordable dental care? Dr Vanessa Brcic (Canadian Doctors for Medicare and UBC), Joey Hartman on CETA, Jak King on community driven planning.

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

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 “Is the issue “Rogue Dentists” or affordable dental care?

  • Is the main issue “rogue dentists” or affordable dental care? Dr Vanessa Brcic (Canadian Doctors for Medicare, UBC Faculty of Medicine ) explores impact of dental care being outside the public health care system. (approx 34 min mark)
  • Jak King  – local historian, community activist with Grandview Woodlands Area Council (GWAC) discusses concerns with the City of Vancouver’s neighbourhood planning processes, and GWAC’s vision of a Citizens’s Assembly. (approx 46 min mark)
  • News Headlines: 
  • A 36 year old homeless man is claiming excessive force was used by the Vancouver Police Department following an arrest, saying officers threw him to the ground and punched and kicked his face. Pivot is now looking for any potential witnesses who may have seen the beating and hoping they will come forward. The incident took place at approximately 10:30 PM in an open area out front of the Tap & Barrel pub at the Olympic Village. Witnesses with information about the events in question can contact Pivot.
  • The Mi’kmaq-led opposition to shale gas exploration in New Brunswick is moving into a new phase, according to Jorge Barrera of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
  • Senator Mike Duffy finally had his say Tuesday, dropping a political bombshell before the entire Senate, by saying Prime Minister Stephen Harper told him to repay his claimed expense money, whether or not it was claimed inappropriately. – CBC
  • A new poll revealed yesterday that 90 per cent of Canadian scientists feel they can’t speak freely to the media about the work they do. 86 per cent said they would expect censure or retaliation if they spoke out. – Tyee
  • The provincial government has reinstated funding for a University of British Columbia program that assesses the effectiveness and safety of drugs covered under B.C’s Pharmacare program. – Huffington 
  • US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International on the attacks in Pakistan. RT News says the report is based on investigation of drone strikes reported in North Waziristan, the area where the US drone campaign is most intensive.
  • Less than a year after Colorado and Washington voters approved recreational marijuana measures, 58% of US citizens say the drug should be legalized. – RT News
  • The Netherlands has asked the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to order Russia to release a Greenpeace protest ship which sails under the Dutch flag. – Morning Star
  • The US National Security Agency has spied on French diplomats in Washington and at the UN, according to the latest claims in Le Monde newspaper. – BBC
  • Music today included: Cold War Kids – Miracle Mile, Abramson Singers – Hallmark Poultry Ltd, Sam Tutanuak – Aiyaanyaa, Las Cafeteras – Its Movement Time

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