Bowinn Ma and John Horgan BCNDP, Tanis Parenteau RavenFall, Paul Gilbert BC Disability Caucus

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Monday, April 17, 2017

EXTRA:  The Emperor’s New Cruise Missile – The Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

TODAY’S SHOW Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto

0:00 Introduction and welcome

2:00 News headlines and weather 

10:00 Telesur From The South

15:00  INTERVIEW: Tanis Parenteau live from New York previews the new film project Ravenfall.

An ambitious, low-budget, feature-length sci-fi film currently in development/pre-production. Link here: kck.st/2n8UU95   The film is intended as a vehicle for Métis/Cree/Sioux actress Tanis Parenteau.We talk with Tanis about her involvement and about this unique feature involving an Indigenous film cast and crew.

“It will be an exciting and thought-provoking chase thriller set across the highways and by-ways of a near-future American landscape. To be shot over several locations (similar in style to the original Mad Max), the story follows a Native American woman called Raven and her motorcycle club who are on the run from pursuers. As they flee, they encounter a mysterious young man who has escaped his confinement in a top-secret research facility. Now that company – on the verge of an evolutionary advancement in technology – will stop at nothing to get him back. But who or what is he? Human, machine or something new? Should they risk capture by helping him?

“Actress and filmmaker Tanis Parenteau (whose professional acting credits include the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards) will portray the title character of Raven. She perfectly reflects the role of the athletic and  empowered Indigenous woman as she is also a strength trainer and fitness expert.   www.tanisparenteau.com #RavenfallMovie

30:00 OUR DAILY BC ELECTION SPECIAL with today’s election headlines.

35:00 BOWINN MA, North Vancouver NDP Candidate talks about her motivation for running. Plus we’ll hear highlights of Bowinn Ma talk with NDP Leader John Horgan from their 45 min Facebook Live show this weekend.

“Bowinn Ma, a professional engineer, has been nominated by the NDP to challenge Liberal MLA Naomi Yamamoto for the seat. Ma said she was prompted to run after seeing the level of poverty in B.C. “It really broke my heart,” she said. “I see a failure in our inability to support our public education system as part of what contributes to the poverty issue.”

Ma said she can apply her skills as an engineer and project manager to crafting policy. “I really despise waste – the kind of waste that comes from shortsighted decisions and bad projects – waste of money, waste of time, waste of human potential,” she said. “It upset me so much to see all of these shortsighted policies coming out of the BC Liberal government. … Eventually it just got to the point where I realized if I felt this strongly about these issues, then I should probably be willing to put myself in a position where I have an opportunity to actually change them.”

Ma said she will campaign on improving public education, housing affordability, transportation problems (especially those on the North Shore) and a greater sense of urgency in reducing climate change.

47:00 INTERVIEW: Paul Gilbert of the BC Disability Caucus

BC Disabled and their loved ones are fundraising to launch a campaign that insures they have a voice in BC Elections and in government policies that affect them between election.  Funds will be used pay for facebook and twitter past that engage the disabled, assist them to vote,  and to join in discussion about their interests and choices. Additionally, funds will enable the disabled to share their thoughts on what they like and don’t like about public policies that impact their lives.

“Funds are needed now to insure the disabled have a voice in the current BC Election which concludes on May 9th.  Your support is invaluable to British Columbians with disabilities who have been excluded from politics and (for the most part) ignored between election. Your contribution will help insure that the disabled will no longer be silenced.” Visit the BC Disability Caucus FundMe Campaign page.

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