Saturday, May 29, 2010

Students Against the U of O Resource Optimization Plan

May 20, 2010, show: Patrick Imbeau, Michael Fancie and Sean Kelly, representatives of the Graduate Student Association at the University of Ottawa joined us in studio to denounce the University of Ottawa's proposed optimization plan.

The plan was concocted mainly by external "experts" without consulting the student body (nor professors, nor staff...) and plans to cut teaching assistant contracts and teaching positions while increasing laboratory fees. Oh yes, and all this just one month after the Board of Governors increased tuition fees by the maximum allowed by the province.

The Board of Governors is due to vote on the plan this Monday May 31, 2010 at 5:30pm in the 90 University Residence building room 140. Come out and speak your mind.

Follow up media report about the outcome HERE.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

CHUO's 5O-Train in the news: Marc Morano interview

THIS hot Five O'Clock Train interview about climate change is hitting the bloggosphere. (Click on the images below to follow the links.)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Doctors Without Borders

On May 13, 2010, Naomi Sutorius (Press Officer, Toronto Office), Susie Tector (MD; five missions in the Congo, Darfour, Pakistan...) and Michelle Chouinard (mental health professional, Project Coordinator; six missions in Indonesia, Haiti...) from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) joined Denis Rancourt in studio to discuss the work of this renowned politically responsible humanitarian organization.

The discussion included insightful comments on the motives and experiences of First World humanitarian aid workers and presented the outstanding model of aid used by MSF.

A recent project, Refugee Camp in the Hear of the City was a four city tour in Ontario and Québec where a refugee camp was physically recreated to show visitors what survival looks like for the 42 million people uprooted by war.

Weapons Bazaar in Ottawa

On May 6, 2010, Richard Sanders was in-studio for an in-depth interview about anti-war activism in Ottawa. Richard is a long-time Ottawa activist dedicated to the peace movement. He is the Coordinator of the Coalition to Oppose Arms Trade and publisher and main writer and researcher of the print magazine Press for Conversion. After a review of the history of the issue, we discussed the opposition to the upcoming CANSEC weapons bazaar being held at Lansdowne Park on June 2-3rd 2010.

Climate Chaos Yeah Right!

On April 29, 2010, Marc Morano from Climate Depot joined us for a phone interview to discuss the political and scientific aspects of the Global Warming Scare.

Marc Morano exposes Global Warming as a hoax.

From ClimateGate to Al Gore, this show is sure to become a Five O'Clock Train favorite!

Campus News!

Our April 22, 2010, show was dedicated to campus news.

For updates on the resource optimization plan, Denis Rancourt's case and the U of O's surveillance of Burma activists check out the show!

Most importantly, we discuss claims that Allan Rock is ethically challenged and question how he became U of O's president.