Fri April 1 – Sarah Harmer, Zool Suleman, Andre Lewis, Saadia Toor

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April 1 2016 Media Mornings

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

GUESTS:

7:00 Introduction, local and international news, and weather.

7:15 Andre Lewis, Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet introduces the new Going Home Star ballet production addressing reconciliation and residential schools. The production lands at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre next Thursday April 6-8.

7:30  Sarah Harmer and Tantoo Cardinal are challenging Prime Minister Trudeau’s commitment to stand up for women’s rights with the assassination of Honduran environmentalist, Berta Cáceres. Despite more than three weeks of global outcry over her death, the Canadian government has chosen to say very little beyond a very short and meek statement issued by Canada’s Ambassador to Honduras.

7:35 Saadia Toor (@pagalpanchi) speaks to Jessica Desvarieux (@Jessica_Reports) of the Real News Network on how the Pakistani military flexes its muscles in wake of the recent Lahore bombing. As well, she explores the role of Afghanistan wars and outside forces in destabilizing Pakistan. Saadia is author of the book State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

7:45 Zool Suleman is a longstanding member of The Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration and we discuss the new municipal policy “Access Without Fear” which is going to City of Vancouver Council next Wednesday. Undocumented immigrants living in Vancouver may be one step closer to formal assurance that they can use municipal services without fear of deportation as a result. Background article from @W2Media broadcaster David Ball in The Tyee.

MUSIC on today’s program from Sarah Harmer and Poetic Pilgrimage.

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