Dorothy Kidd, Sarah Hunt, Patricia Barkaskas, Christine Harris

W2MEDIA.ORG  |  Media Mornings independent Canadian news hour on Vancouver Co-op Radio 100.5 fm LIVESTREAM (during 7-8am PST). Podcast available at 8amPST.


Friday, March 10, 2017

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

2:00 Introduction and welcome

5:30  Today’s weather report

7:o0 NEWS

20:00 Sarah Hunt and Patricia Barkaskas in conversation with Media Mornings’ Ellen Coulter previewing Truth Before Reconciliation.


Patricia Barkaskas is the Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and an Instructor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Patricia has practiced in the areas of child protection (as parent’s counsel), civil, criminal, family, and prison law. She has worked closely with Indigenous peoples in their encounters with the justice system and worked for Residential school survivors as an historical legal researcher for the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. In addition, she has written Gladue reports for all levels of court in BC.
Sarah Hunt (PhD) is a Kwagiulth scholar whose transdisciplinary research critically takes up questions of violence, justice, resistance, self-determination and Indigenous resurgence. Her scholarship emerges from 15 years of work as a community-based researcher and educator, with a particular focus on issues facing Indigenous girls, women and two-spirit people. Dr. Hunt is an assistant professor at UBC in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and Department of Geography.

33:00 Why are so many dying unnoticed in BC Supportive Housing? Interview with Christine Harris about her son Lindsey’s premature death.


According to the BC Coroners Service document, Longe’s unheeded death was not an isolated incident. It reveals that in the last five years 82 deaths were reported in 30 supportive housing facilities funded by BC Housing in Vancouver. In at least 22 cases, the deaths weren’t reported for two days or more after the person had died. Six of these 22 deaths were reported after a delay of three days and one after a four-day delay. In two of the 22 cases, the death reports came to the coroner after a five-day delay. “It is unbearable to lose my child, but to try to get answers afterwards has been excruciating,” Harris said. “Instead of being able to grieve Lindsey’s death, I have been forced to spend countless hours trying to get answers.”

50:00 Preview 2017 Dallas Smythe Memorial Public Seminar & Lecture.


Communications theory connects to political movements as we preview two events next week led by University of San Francisco Professor Kidd, whose research examines the use of communications by political and social justice movements. Among other projects, she is conducting a trans-national study of trans-local movements against extractives. Information on her talk here: 2017 Dallas Smythe Memorial Public Seminar & Lecture. 

We hear, in his own voice, Dallas Walker Smythe (March 9, 1907, in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – September 6, 1992, in Langley, British Columbia) who was a political activist and researcher who contributed to a political economy of communications. He believed that research should be used to develop knowledge that could be applied to policies in support of public interest and the disenfranchised in the face of private capital. He focused his research on mass media and telecommunications. Some of his main ideas included the “invisible triangle” (broadcasters, advertisers and audience members), and the “audience commodity”. Much of his efforts were the result of his attempts to differentiate between Administrative and Critical Communications research.



1. IntersAction at TD Bank. Vancouver, BC (Action 2 of 2)

2. Stop the Pipelines; Start the Music – 2017
Big music night in solidarity with the front line defenders of the Unist’ot’en Clan. Big raves about last year’s event. This one should be just as good.
Saturday, March 11, 7:30, Imperial Room
Line up: The Boom Booms, Jack Garton and the Demon Squadron, David Beckingham (of Hey Ocean) and Dave Morin plus news from the front lines of Indigenous sovereignty and pipeline opposition from the Chiefs of the Unist’ot’en Clan.

3. This Is Not A Conversation by Itai Erdal, Dima Alansari, and Ker Wells premieres March 14 at the SPARK Festival (Victoria, BC) || OPEN DRESS REHEARSALS in VANCOUVER on March 10 @ 6PM and March 11 @ 5PM at SFU Woodward’s in Room 4270 || RSVP to

4. Amazonia Opening Party: Museum of Anthropology, FREE ADMISSION 
We invite you to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, which explores the creative ideas that inspire Indigenous resistance to threats facing the world’s largest rainforest.
Cash bar. Remarks at 7:15 pm.

5. MLA Mable Elmore BC NDP #TeamMable Social: Saturday, March 11, 5-7pm at our brand new campaign office at 5854 Fraser Street.  Together we’ll check out our new place over some drinks and snacks.

6. Women in Resistance: IWD Celebration
Centre for Socialist Education, Saturday, 7-11pm
Come and Celebrate IWD at the Centre for Socialist Education, and learn from the struggles of women around the world. There will be an Interactive Political Panel, which will include talks by women involved in the labour movement and anti-racist struggles. There will also be a skype call with Silvia Solorzano Foppa, a Guatamalan Revolutionary leader, writer and social activist. There will be live music, food from around the world, and art activities.

7. Peabody Award Winner Scott Carrier Comes to UFV: Sunday, March 12 at 5 PM – 7 PM

LOCATION: UFV Abbotsford Building A, Room 229, 33844 King Road



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