Sunday, August 30, 2009

Finding the CHUO 89.1 FM studio – To be interviewed on the 5 O’Clock Train or just to visit

The studios (and administrative offices) of the CHUO 89.1 FM radio station are in the sub-basement of the Morisset (Library) building (MRT) on the city-centre campus of the University of Ottawa, 65 University Street, room MRT 0037.

Tel. 613-562-5967 (studio), 613-562-5800x2719 (station manager), 613-562-5800x2724 (program manager).

See campus map HERE

The most convenient meter parking is either in Lot K or on Louis Pasteur Street in front of the Fauteux building (see map that outlines all parking).

By OC-Transpo bus:
From the Transitway get off at Campus station and you are on the University of Ottawa campus and a three-minute walk from the Morisset building.

Look for the outside campus maps and ask a student for directions...

>>>>> Enter the Morisset building via the main (East) doors that gives onto the Morisset patio (near the Southern end of Cumberland Avenue). Take an immediate right into the stairwell. Go down one floor (two flights). Come out of the stairwell and cross the hallway in front of you, diagonally and towards your right. (At this point, start looking for CHUO signs/posters with arrows.) As you cross the hallway, you are looking for a windowed door to a smaller stairwell that leads to the sub-basement. The latter smaller stairwell has a spiraling set of cement steps all the way to the sub-basement.

Once in the sub-basement, you are not far, walk around, look for more CHUO signs, and go to room MRT 0037 or the adjacent studio waiting room.

Thanks for making the effort to come to the CHUO studio!

The 5 O’Clock Train is live in studio every Thursday from 5pm to 6pm, with co-hosts Mireille Gervais and Denis Rancourt.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sexual Assaults on Campuses

The August 20th, 2009 interview about sexual assaults on campus:

Amy Hammett, Coordinator at the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa's Women's Resource Centre and Julie Lalonde, Coordinnator of the Coalition for a Carleton Sexual Assault Centre joined us in studio.

Jane Doe, the woman who succesfully sued the police for negligence and gender discrimination in the investigation of her rape joined us by telephone from Toronto.

The interview focused on sexual assaults on campuses, more specifically Carleton University's statement of defence in a lawsuit brought forward by a student who was brutally assaulted on campus in 2007. In its defence, the University claimed that the victim failed to keep the 'proper lookout.'

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Faculty for Palestine

The August 13, 2009 interview with Marie-Jo Nadeau, organiser with Faculty for Palestine:

Faculty for Palestine is a pan-Canadian network of faculty committed to extending free speech in post-secondary institutions in Canada regarding the conditions faced by Palestinians, the apartheid-nature of the Israeli state, and the intellectual and educational implications of these conditions and practices.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Three-part series with Dr. Shiv Chopra - Food safety vs goverment corruption

Dr. Shiv Chopra has been called Canada's most famous whistleblower. In his 35-year career as a government scientist at Health Canada he refused to put corporate interests ahead of public health and safety. He was continuously disciplined and eventually fired for his stance in upholding the Food and Drug Act, in defiance of his bosses and a corrupt government system.

The 5OCTrain interviewed Dr. Chopra in a three-part series on July 16, July 23, and July 30, 2009:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

This is a remarkable series of interviews about food safety, the agri-food industry, swine and other flue scams, government corruption, the legal framework, and the insanity of the five chemical substance groups affecting food that are NOT regulated in Canada:
  • hormones
  • antibiotics
  • slaughter house wastes
  • genetically modified organisms
  • pesticides and herbicides
Get an inside view of just how bad it is; with government-lead civil servant bosses sucking up to corporate interests, putting ass-kissing careerism and profits ahead of professional ethics and public safety.

Find out how the superbugs came to be and how we could easily adopt sane agri-food practices... It's criminal.

Producer's favorites 5OCTrain interview collection : Andrew Nellis - Anarcho-Mystic

One hour of one on one with Ottawa's anti-poverty activist and organizer Andrew Nellis.

This is one remarkable interview where Andrew Nellis describes many facets of his antivism, politics, and personal philosophy: From his role in Ottawa IWW's Panhandlers' Union, to the Cop Watch program that he organizes, to his anarcho-mysticism, to the power of symbols in social activism, to his participation at anti-capitalist and anti-war demonstrations...

The scene about his hockey stick and rubber bullet interaction with an anti-demonstration police officer is one of the most memorable moments in CHUO radio history.

Andrew Nellis: It's not about personalities and it's all about fighting your own battles. It's a class war.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

All Available Past 5OCTrain Shows on Archive.Org

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the list of all available past 5O'Clock Train shows
that have been archived to Archive.Org.

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