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Hosts: Ken McMurray, Liz Faure, Ethan Cox, Craig Sauvé
Special Contributors: Amie Watson, Gretchen King
Intro theme: “The Morning After” by The Narcicyst.
On this week’s show, we’re finishing up a focus week of programming on environmental justice.
We’ve been talking about the growing grassroots movement in Quebec, Canada, and internationally for climate justice, featuring artists, musicians and activists live on the airwaves, highlighting voices contributing to the global struggle against climate change and for environmental justice.
We’ve been presenting this special week of programming at a critical time in Quebec, a contribution to the growing alarm toward state-driven industrial projects widely recognized to threaten the ecological health of Quebec’s people and environment. From the market-driven Plan Nord recently announced by the unpopular Liberal government, to the struggle to stop shale gas exploration in Quebec that has sparked powerful grassroots mobilizations and the ongoing struggles against industry-driven land expropriation of indigenous territories such as proposed mining projects in Kanesatake.
We hope it’s been a week of inspiring your mind and heart to tune-in to the critical struggle for environmental justice locally and internationally.
Music: Kalle Mattson – “Thick as Thieves” (3:26) from album “Anchors”
-playing tonight at O Patro Vys
-rock quartet from Northern Ontario
Amie’s Food Report: Interview at the Henri Market in Montreal West on local, affordable produce vs. organic and sustainable agriculture.
Music: Austra: “Lose it” (5:00)
Elizabeth Faure interview with Melissa Brethour and Aviva Vetter, spokesperson for Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue
Municipal Headlines with Ken McMurray and Craig Sauvé:
- Phone interview with Norman Nawrocki (re Parc Oxygène)
What was thought to be another grim statement on the city’s infrastructure on Papineau turns out to be a vandal:
Talk of covering up the Ville-Marie (expressway) raised again:
Two cyclists were struck and killed on the roads on MTL this week:
Quebec puts breaks on le Train de l’Est:
Douglas Hospital cuts down century old tress to make way for road:
Good News! Anse-à-L’orme park to be protected and expanded:
Report on suicides in our metro system:
Democracy Now! headlines: http://www.democracynow.org/
Music: Goose Hut – “Bad Time” (3:17) from album “money money love…”
-played Wednesday night in Montreal but still worth listening to here.
Piece on the London riots, prepared by Gretchen King.
Ethan Cox of Forget the Box with an update on the Turmel affair:
- Monster’s Ball comedy show Sunday night at Comedy Works with the winner of Just for Laughs Homegrown Comedy competition Dave Merheje, as well as Shawn Hogan, John Malanos, and host Chris Betts.
- Matsuri Japanese Festival at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal. Saturday noon to 9:30pm at 8155 rue Rousselot, east of metro Jarry. Free entry and tons of musical performances from Japanese taiko groups, traditional dancers, Martial Arts, and tons of crafts and food from local Japanese businesses and the centre itself. Okonomiyaki, sushi, takoyaki, and sweets. Amie’s favourite homemade natto fermented soy beans from a Japanese family in the community are also for sale.
- pelvic floor workshop at Ahimsa Yoga studio (5369, boul. St-Laurent, Suite 240), 2:30-5:30pm Sunday. Whether you have back pain, incontinence issues, are pregnant, have specific pelvic dysfunctions or are interested in this area of the body, this breathing, stretching and informative workshop is open to all. Come join me on June 18th from 1-4pm to deepen and apply an understanding of this area of your body. Please note that the workshop will be mostly given in English with French translation when necessary. Cost: $45.00. See http://www.ahimsayogamontreal.com/ for more details and registration or call 514-813-9642
- Repercussion Theatre’s production of Macbeth will be coming to Parc Senneville in Senneville tonight! The show will start at 8:00 and is free to the public. Donations are welcomed. Please bring a non-perishable food item for your local food bank, and don’t forget your lawn chair, or rent one on-site for $5.
The show will be at Mont Bellevue in Morin Heights on Saturday at 4pm and at Parc Philippe-Laheurte in Saint-Laurent on Sunday at 7:30pm!
- Ainsley McNeaney et son groupe LIVE @ Mariposa le Café
Friday, August 12 · 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Cafe Mariposa, 5434 Chemin Côte-St-Luc in NDG
Outro theme: Caribou – “Lalibela”
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