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Hosts: Craig Sauve, Ken McMurray, Joshua Hind
Special Contributors: Amie Watson, Tom O,
Technical Production: Joshua Hind
Music from the Show (w/ the approx. time it was played)
- 7:08am: “Apathy” by The Joe
- 7:23am – “Run Away” by Roma Carnivale
- From the EP: Run Away
- 7:36am – “P’sach Lanu Sha’ar” by The Sway Machinery
- From the EP: The Sway Machinery
- 8:46am – “Le Fissure” by Monogrenade
- From the album: Tantale
Amie’s Food Report – The College Eats Edition!!!
- Food reporter Amie Watson hooks you up hard with a list of the fastest way to put on that Freshman Fifteen!
- AROUND CONCORDIA
- AROUND MCGILL
Municipal Headlines w/ Craig Sauve and Ken McMurray
- The STM looks to electrifying some bus lines soon, possibly by 2017:
- If there’s a war on cars, then someone’s winning, namely Plateau residents. New report shows 8,000 less cars on Plateau streets than before:
- Can’t play nice? Sud-Ouest mayor gets on developer’s case over social housing:
- New radio-communications system for 2013. Opp councillor raises a concern:
- Projet leader Bergeron will not accept redacted reports on infrastructure inspections:
- Even though other structures need urgent repair, city council votes to borrow moolah to re-do the Bonaventure:
- TranzMin Hamad feels our pain and offers millions to ease traffic. I smell election:
- And good thing, too, considering the apparent upcoming crisis:
- Old bottle of beer and reading specs (among other things) retrieved in dig of old Parliament from 1849:
- Another green alleyway opens up, this time in Ste-Marie district of Ville-Marie. (Nice idea: if we could each talk about our favourite green lane/alley in Montreal):
- Sad note: Urban activist Philippe Côté died of cancer yesterday.
The Action Items w/ Josh!
- CHILEAN UNREST: Government calls student protests and general strikes a “great failure” even though they’ve been going on for month, are gaining increasing global attention and will likely lead to major reform
- Backgrounder from Aug. 5th: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/05/chile-student-protests-violence
- IS FAIR-TRADE REALLY SO FAIR?: Stanford professor challenges notions about the positive effects of buying fair-trade coffee. Long read, but very thought provoking.
- Synopsis from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-fair-trade-coffee-worse-than-regular-beans/2011/08/04/gIQADVlswI_story.html
- Full Article: http://www.ssireview.org/pdf/2011SU_CaseStudy_Haight.pdf
- LONDON RIOTS: More food for thought. On the one hand, Naomi Klein contending that economic disparity is ultimately behind the riots. On the other, Christopher Hitchens, argues that England has always been a brutal place and yet, has not disintegrated in Cameronesque levels of decay. They’re not necessarily contrasting viewpoints on the riots, rather they’re contrasting perspectives on England as a nation.
- Montreal event for Jack Layton’s funeral, tomorrow, starting at 1pm, at the Société des Arts technologiques, 1201 St-Laurent, between metros Place d’Armes (orange line) and St-Laurent (green line), or take the 55 bus.
- Ainsley McNeany, as well as Eleanore Altman, will be performing at Parc des Princes (5293 Parc, just north of Fairmount) on Saturday night starting at 7:30pm.
- Admission is $7 regular — $6 for students. Take the 80 bus to Parc & Fairmount.