Fri Jan 29 – Dr Omid Safi, Joe Keithley, Charles Demers, Dawn Morrison

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Jan 29 2016 Media Mornings

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @Dutchphoto

03:00 Show welcome!

05:00 Local, provincial and international news

7:10 We preview: THE STRUGGLE FOR THE LAND — land reclamation, food sovereignty and state repression featuring Dawn Morrison, Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement on Saturday, January 30, Grandview Calvary Church – 1803 E. 1st Ave., By donation — Wheelchair Accessible — childcare. 6pm Doors Open and Photo Exhibit/ 6:30pm Food and Drinks/ 7pm Program and Discussion

7:15 Dr. Omid Safi, on Muslims in an age of Islamophobia and ISIS: Towards a holistic stance of Justice. Next week, on Tuesday evening, there is a special talk we would like to preview today. With the rise of Islamophobia there has also come an entire industry of specialists that investigate “Islamic inspired terrorism”. Dr. Omid Safi has the distinct ability to cut through the noise. Safi is the Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, one of the leading institutions for research promoting publicly accessible scholarship on Islam and Muslim communities worldwide. He is widely published, recognized and awarded for his scholarship and teaching at Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Colgate University.

7:30  Joe Keithley @DOAJoe is the B.C. Green Party candidate for the Feb 2nd Coquitlam-Burke Mountain by-election. Keithley is well known throughout the world as DOA frontman, and an activist for progressive change. He has organized and performed at benefits for women’s rights, environmental issues, union rights, First Nation’s rights, as well as events against war, racism and weapons proliferation. #bcpoli

7:45 Charles Demers, describes himself as a “shrill leftist.” If ever there was a man after our own heart, it’s Charlie. He’s been a long-time colleague of ours, and his latest is a PUSH Festival  collaboration called Leftovers, a monologue/Ted Talk/standup set about Charlie’s life as a socialist.  Leftovers is getting rave reviews and there are just 3 performances remaining.

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