2016 Year in Review Pt 1: Leena Minifie, Bob Mackin, Matt Karp, Vijay Prashad

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TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

01:00 Podcast Introduction


03:00 Vijay Prashad on What’s next for Syria?: Russian Ambassador Assassination Part of Retaliatory Attacks Following Retake of Aleppo. As the Syrian government takes control of more territory, fighters pushed out of the country may take out their rage on Russia and regional governments like Turkey and Jordan, says Vijay Prasad. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and Professor of International Studies at Trinity College. He is the author of twenty books, including The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (LeftWord and University of California Press, 2016) and co-editor of Land of Blue Helmets: The UN in the Arab World (University of California Press, 2016) as well as editor of Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation. Vijay is the Chief Editor of LeftWord Books (leftword.com) and is a columnist for Frontline and AlterNet as well as a frequent contributor to The Hindu, Himal and Counterpunch.


10:00 Post-USA Election Blues? Hear from Matthew Karp, Jacobin Writer, and Professor of History at Princeton University. Karp looks back at the Democrats’ election 2016 woes and how it ended for Sanders and Clinton supporters while Trump is elected by the Electoral College and takes power in January.

22:00 MUSIC: GROW FOOD  Appetite For Change is a North Minneapolis nonprofit organization that uses food as a tool to build health, wealth and social change.


25:00 Leena Minifie, Ricochet Editor and Media Strategist. We look at the past year and the year ahead examining pipelines, #NoDAPL, social media and strengthening alliances of Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island.  Leena Minifie (Gitxaala) is the editor of Ricochet’s Indigenous Reporting Fund, and a producer, journalist and media maker. Her interest lies where art, culture, land and politics intersect and collide. Leena has produced stories over the last decade for the likes of CBC Radio One news, CTV First Story, Native American Calling (US), and APTN National News. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. Follow Leena on Twitter.


40:00 Bob Mackin one of BC’s best investigative journalists tackles highlights and lowlights of 2016 and what to look forward to on the 2017 provincial election campaign. Bob Mackin, a multimedia journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets, from the North Shore News to The New York Times. Bob contributed The Investigators documentaries to CKNW AM 980 and is a regular guest on The Sport Market on Team 1040. He covered the Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympics. He is the author of several books, including Red Mittens & Red Ink: The Vancouver Olympics. Follow Bob on Twitter @bobmackin.

Music on Today’s Show:

Tragically Hip, Leonard Cohen and Appetite For Change

Looking ahead:

Thursday with Derrick O’Keefe. And check us out on Friday with Pam Palmater, Roger Annis and DJ Shub.

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