Fri March 4 – Anniversary Port Metro Fire, Robert McChesney Democracy in a Digital Age

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Mar 4 2016 Media Mornings

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @Dutchphoto

01:30 Intro, Weather, local and international news

5:00 Site-C Hunger Strike at BC Hydro in solidarity with Indigenous land defenders with Audrey Siegl and Buckman Coe.

12:15 Climate Convergence Rally outside First Minister’s Meeting at Convention Centre with Eric Lescarbeau and UBCIC VP Bob Chamberlin.

20:30 Previewing events this weekend:

23:25 Robert W McChesney: Who Will Win The Digital Revolution?  Robert McChesney is a co-founder of Free Press, a national media-reform organization, and has written extensively on the impact of corporate ownership on our media system. He has coauthored a new book (with John Nichols) which is a call to action to fight for Net Neutrality and against a ‘“citizen-less” future for our democracy. On Sunday, March 6th, they will speaking at an OpenMedia fundraiser at the VPLOn Thursday’s Media Mornings, Derrick O’Keefe spoke with John Nichols in an extended interview on labour, media, and capitalism. Here is the podcast from Thursday, it starts approx 20 minutes in.

33:00 MUSIC: Kimmortal (aka Kim Villagante) is producing the 2nd Annual “SHE” : WOMEN in WORD + MUSIC ♫ (& DANCE party) event Saturday at the Wise Hall.

34:30am One Year Anniversary of the PortMetro Container Fire – we look back at what happened last year which put thousands of people at risk, including hundreds of school children wandering into the emergency zone with no intervention by public authorities or the Port.

37:30 Jonathan Gormick, Captain, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services we explore what has been learned by the City of Vancouver and first-responders.

We were unsuccessful in inviting PortMetro onto the program to discuss their emergency operations and planned increase of container traffic at Centerm by 66%.

50:00 Don Larson, of CRAB – Water for Life Society talks about the Port Metro Centerm Expansion, impacts on Crab Park, and the history of struggle to defend Crab Park from Port Metro encroachment.

58:00 Elder in the Making – Coast Salish Premiere screening presented by @W2Media. York Theatre, Friday, March 4, 8pm. We preview this film and the shorts package.  Information and RSVP here and tickets for sale at the Cultch Box Office.




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