Wed, Feb 19—BC Budget & Black History Month — Joey Hartman (VDLC) — Trish Garner (Pov’ty Reduction Coalition) — Dalannah Gail Bowen (Speaking of Freedom)

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

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Dalannah Gail Bowen
Dalannah Gail Bowen
  • Budget analysis with Joey Hartman (Vancouver and District Labour Council) at 21:50 min mark & Trish Garner (BC Poverty Reduction Coalition) at 35:30 m
  •  Dalannah Gail Bowen discussing  music, art and social change Friday’s “Speaking of History” – a Black History Month event – featuring Jack O’Dell (who worked with Martin Luther King), and other guests with words and music. at 46 m
  • Today’s News Headlines (start at 4:40 m)
  • Abbotsford city council has rejected building a supportive housing project for homeless men. At a Monday night meeting, Mayor Bruce Banman cast the deciding vote to scuttle plans for a 20-bed facility proposed by BC Housing and Abbotsford Community Services. Instead, council decided to petition Fraser Health, BC Housing and the province to fund a supportive housing project at a former hospital site on MacCallum Road. By denying the project, the council put $15 million in provincial funding at risk.  The Tyee reports that the decision is the latest confrontation between Abbotsford city council and marginalized residents.

  • The Conservative government says it wants to hear from the public about how to rewrite the prostitution laws struck down by the Supreme Court late last year. A month-long, online consultation period on the Justice Canada website began Monday and runs to March 17, reports Bruce Cheadle of the Canadian Press.

  • At least 18 people have been killed in Kiev as the Ukrainian capital plunges back into chaos, according to RT News.

  • Safety experts hired by Western retailers have begun inspecting clothing factories in Bangladesh, according to the British Morning Star websiteThe inspections began yesterday, nearly a year after 1,129 garment workers died in a building collapse.

  • One of the biggest strikes in Egypt since the military government took over last summer has been taking place at the state-owned Mahalla Spinning and Weaving factory. –

  • Plus today’s news from Radio Labour.
  • Today’s music included: A Tribe Called Red and Dalannah Gail Bowen.


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