Media Mornings: Wed, Apr 30 — Public Education – Patti Bacchus (VSB) & Annie Kidder (People for Education) — Plus Joey Hartman on May Day

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

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Public Education today. How does special education fit into our vision? Image: People for Education
Public Education today. How does special education fit into our vision? Image: People for Education


  • Today’s show features an interview (starting about 46 min mark) with People for Education‘s Annie Kidder about importance of public education and their Special Report on Special Education.  Also (Starting at about the 31 min mark)  Patti Bacchus (Vancouver School Board)  on state of public education in BC 
  • History of May Day – and May Day events with Joey Hartman of the Vancouver and District Labour Council. (Starts at 17:40 min mark)
    • Vancouver and District Labour Council May Day Event – May 1st
    • 5:00 begin to gather 14th & Commercial
    • 5:30 march north on Commercial
    • 6:15 rally at Grandview Park (IKEA workers, Lillian Howard, Irene Lanzinger and Gram Partisans)
    • 8:00 WISE Hall pub – a history of May Day with Mark Leier
  • Today’s news:
  • New doubts are being raised about the claims around the current review of changes to the Agricultural Land Commission, according to The Tyee.
  • In Alberta, longtime New Democrat provincial leader Brian Mason has announced that he is stepping down after ten years in that position.
  • Over 150 people are expected to protest outside the Barrick Gold company’s annual general meeting in Toronto tomorrow. – Mining Justice Alliance
  • The financially troubled Vancouver Olympic Village has finally gone from red ink to black, according to a report in The Tyee.
  • The nine-month period set by the US for Israel-Palestine peace talks has expired with no signs of progress. Morning Star
  • In Ukraine, anti-government protesters have taken control of a regional administration building and prosecutor’s office in the eastern city of Lugansk. RT News
  • In Syria, at least 37 people were killed yesterday in car bomb explosions in the city of Homs, according to the BBC.

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