Wed, July 30: Media Mornings — Accents and Discrimination — Molly Babel (UBC) — Options for new farmers — Jessica Dennis (UBC)

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

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Molly Babel, Assistant Professor,  Department of Linguistics University of British Columbia
Molly Babel, Assistant Professor,
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia

 

  • Jessica Dennis, a MSc candidate in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, discusses research into the challenges farmers face accessing farmland and models of alternative farmland access being put into practice in BC.
  • News Headlines:
  • Environmentalists and legal experts are criticizing the federal government’s decision to leave toxic fracking chemicals off a list of pollutants.  – Ottawa Citizen
  • Two Mi’kmaq men sentenced yesterday for their part in anti-fracking protests last year. Aaron Francis and Germaine Breau were sentenced to 15 months each, reports the Aboriginal People’s Television network.
  • The Canadian government is temporarily suspending its consular operations in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and pulling out all staff. – Huffington Post
  • Over a million people in Gaza could be without electricity after Israeli tank shells hit the fuel depot of the enclave’s only power station. – RT
  • South Africa’s striking engineering and metals workers have accepted a three-year wage offer to end the country’s biggest-ever labour stoppage. – Morning Star
  • US President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against Russia, saying they will make Russia’s “weak economy even weaker”. BBC RT
  • Israeli shells have struck a UN school in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 19 people and wounding scores more, after Israeli ground troops made a significant push into the territory. Wednesday’s shelling of the Jabaliya refugee camp was the second time in a week that a UN school sheltering hundreds of homeless Palestinians had been hit, with the latest violence pushing the Gaza death toll over 1,280. – Al Jazeera
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