Wed, Apr 23 — Dietram Scheufele (University of Wisconsin Madison) – online trolls — Emma Gilchrist (DeSmog Canada) – Oil & Gas PR Campaigns — Joey Hartman (VDLC) – worker safety

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

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  • How many of us have pledged to never read the on line comment section again…? How many of us have felt paralyzed as a result of vitriolic hate filled comments….? Last year researchers in the US, conducted an experiment designed to measure what one might call “the nasty effect” . To discuss this we are joined by  one of the researchers – Dietram Scheufele, a professor in Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  (Starts about 48 min mark)
  • The resource extraction industry has saturated BC media – including social media – with their advertizing. To get an overview of this PR campaign we  talkwith Emma Gilchrist Deputy Editor, DeSmog Canada – the online source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns. (Starts about 32 min mark)
  • We  discuss the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse in Bangladesh and worker safety here and abroad with our regular Wednesday contributer – Joey Hartman.  (Starts app 16 min mark)
  • Events: 
  • Thurs Apr 24 –  11:30 am – Rana Plaza Collapse 1 year anniversary where over 1100 workers died in a Bangladesh garment factory that supplies the North American and European markets. BC Fed is organizing a protest at “The Children’s Place” at Metrotown right off the skytrain station.   This is one of the clothing chains that refuses to sign the safety accord.
  • Mon Apr 28 – noon at New Westminster Quay – right in front of Boathouse – annual ceremony for the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed and Injured on the job.


  • Don’t miss renowned labor singer Anne Feeney and queer riot-folk troubadour Evan Greer when they stop in VANCOUVER on APRIL 26th during the Carry it On Tour, a multigenerational activist music singalong honoring the legacy of Pete Seeger.  2pm matinee (come early for brunch!) @ Heartwood Community Cafe 317 E Broadway, Vancouver  Donations gladly accepted.

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