PEJ News - C. L. Cook - This Week on Gorilla Radio: Author, Mike Palecek and Looking for Bigfoot.
Jack Etkin on Canadian media in the run-up to the federal election.
And; Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria this week.
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca He also serves as a contributing editor at the progressive web news site: http://www.pej.org.
You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
As the bombs burst over village markets, as bodies writhe on dusty, chemical strewn streets, burning, melting from the inside out, as tortured screams echo down the chambers of hidden prisons, America goes about its daily business. The good citizens shop for automobiles and groceries, chatting in line about the exploits of movie stars and more minor celebrities. While forests fall and a million fires scorch the planet, the good citizens of America make dental appointments, and try to decide what colour to paint the kitchen.
This is the waking nightmare of Jack Robert King’s America. Broadcasting his internet radio program, ‘Bigfoot Radio’ from the heart of America, not a dark heart, but the open country of Iowa, where big skies throw few shadows.
Mike Palecek is an America novelist whose seventh book, ‘Looking for Bigfoot’ examines the maddening banality of evil that is his creation, Jack Robert King’s America. Mike Palecek and hunting for the mythical in America in the first half.
And; The mainstream, corporate news has had a free ride for far too long in this country. Canada is already home to one of the world’s most highly concentrated media, and the trend is quickening. But how to break the strangle-hold?
Victoria-based media critic and activist, Jack Etkin on a people’s media in the second half.
And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all the good things to do in and around Victoria this week.
But first, Mike Palecek and getting to Yeti.
G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the mainstream media.
Some past guests include: M. Junaid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Vincent Bugliosi, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Diane Christian, Juan Cole, David Cromwell, Murray Dobbin, Jon Elmer, Reese Erlich, Anthony Fenton, Jim Fetzer, Laura Flanders, Chris Floyd, Susan George, Stan Goff, Robert Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Sander Hicks, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Diana Johnstone, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Anthony Lappe, Frances Moore Lappe, Dave Lindorff, Jim Lobe, Jennifer Loewenstein, Wayne Madsen, Stephen Marshall, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Loretta Napoleoni, John Nichols, Kurt Nimmo, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, William Rivers Pitt, Sheldon Rampton, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., Dave Zirin, and many others.
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