Fri June 10 – Suzanne Jay, Maxwell Cameron, Melissa Karmen Lee, Fatima Al Qadiri

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June 10 2016 Media Mornings

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

01:00 Introduction

02:30 Weather, local and international news. Including B.C. Premier Christy Clark revealing she was sexually assaulted as a teen. We’ll analyse this story and its contradictions during an election year.

16:00 EVENT Preview: Wild Salmon Caravan – lands in Vancouver on Saturday.  Schedule: 11:00am  Arrive at Creekside Park for Welcoming, Speakers, more singing and drumming; 11:30am Marshalling Parade begins at Creekside Park to Terminal, turn left (north) on Main, north to Crab Park; 1:00pm  Arrive at Crab Park for full program (storytelling, speakers, music, performances,   networking/information, creative cafe); 4:30pm  Closing song and dance.

21:00 Suzanne Jay previews Make Vancouver a John-Free Zone rally coming up on Tuesday June 14. The event is an effort between Creating John-Free Communities, individual residents, and community groups. In 2014, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act became law in Canada. The Act recognized prostitution as violence and exploitation, however, police in Vancouver (with Mayor Gregor in charge) seem to have missed the memo from Ottawa. We’ll learn more about the law and what’s happening in Vancouver.

32:00 MUSIC on today’s program – Fatima Al Qadiri’s new album ‘Brute’ explores themes such as Occupy Wall Street, totalitarian regimes and the affectivity of sound design and sampling in consumable music. The Kuwait-raised, Berlin-based artist is a singular and curious mind in contemporary electronic music, moving through the academic and the experimental. Hear her music here.

37:00 Melissa Karmen Lee talks about the history of HongKong migration to BC, and previews her Vancouver talk: Hong Kong/Vancouver: Temporary Migrations.‘  Her talk will focus on: “the concept of migrations in between Hong Kong and Vancouver. Melissa’s Chinese diaspora project (with a particular Vancouver / Hong Kong focus) began in June 2014 in which she took the opportunity to interview Vancouver Chinese diasporans that told her the stories of their immigration experiences. Of particular interest were people in the Vancouver Chinatown community who have lived in Vancouver for more than one generation.”  Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at 2:30pm in SFU Harbour Centre Room 2270. Register online.

48:00 Is BC an oligarchy? UBC political scientist Maxwell A. Cameron wrote an op-ed for the National Post about a recent poll showing British Columbians believe elections can be bought and why he says this needs to change. “According to an Insights West poll, 90 per cent of British Columbians think corporations are influential in shaping public policy, and roughly half think they are the most influential group in politics,” Cameron wrote.


Luis Ruan Reading at People’s Coop Books. Journey to the Mountain Within. Stories about my journey working high risk youth in Los Angeles, across the U.S., and parts of Canada. Saturday 3pm at the Coop Bookstore in Vancouver, B.C.

Gentrification, zones of exclusion & loss of low-income retail | 2-4pm, Saturday, June 11th, Carnegie theatre, 401 Main Street. Language: English and Cantonese. Facebook event:


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