Thurs May 5 – Bevrijdingsdag, Mark Zuehlke, Ric Erb, David Christopher

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03:15 Introduction & local weather forecast

5:30 Local and international news, and weather.

15:00 Real News Network Daily News Report

19:00 Ric Erb, Burnaby ACORN Co-chair, on the campaign on BC’s payday lending industry and postal banking. ACORN Canada-CUPW rally Thursday, May 5, 2 PM at the Money Mart located at 2595 Commercial Drive (right at 10th Ave E). This National Day of Action will see coordinated actions across the country in 6 cities calling on the Federal Government to reinstate Canada’s postal bank to offer low-income earners an alternative to payday lenders.

30:30 MUSIC from John Prine

33:30 David Christopher of Open Media on SAVE THE LINK campaign. For over 8 months Open Media has been following the European Commission’s dangerous attempts to impose a new link tax on news content. And now the European Commission have launched a special process to push forward a new, bigger, broader, version of the hyperlinking fee. The EU Public consultation is taking place here. And check out a primer on #FIXcopyright issues. #Savethelink

46:45 MUSIC from Grimes

48:15 Today is Bevrijdingsdag in the Netherlands (Liberation Day) and we speak with Mark Zuehlke, author of the book ON TO VICTORY: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands, March 23-May 5, 1945. Mark is an award-winning author generally considered to be Canada’s foremost popular military historian.  In recognition of his contribution to popularizing Canadian history, Mark was awarded the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award.


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