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Sunday, 13 August 2006 14:06
Gorilla Radio for Monday, August 14th, 2006

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C. L. Cook - This week on GR; Playwright and artistic director of New Brunswick's Theatre Free Radical, Len Falkenstein and what's in store for our 'Futures.'

Bruce Wallace on British Columbia's fractured social safety net.

And, Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed with local events in the coming 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: https://www.pej.org. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com


So, what?s it to be for us all? Is humanity destined to descend the winding vortex to total annihilation, dooming the rest of the biosphere too to destruction, or is there a yet a way to salvation? Len Falkenstein is a playwright, drama teacher, and the Artistic Director of New Brunswick?s Theatre Free Radical. They will be premiering his play, ?Futures,? at Victoria?s annual Fringe Festival later this month. Futures is described as: ?a suspenseful and highly topical new drama  combing text, live music, and multimedia projections to offer a powerful, unsettling, and at times blackly comic exploration of the complex intersections between global economics, environmental degradation, and the ongoing war on terror. Len Falkenstein in the first half.

And, as unsettling as our uncertain future is, for thousands of Victoria?s poorest residents, their worries are more immediate. British Columbia?s social welfare system has undergone radical revision during Gordon Campbell?s tenure as premier. In some cases, the results have been deadly. In wake of the failures of the Ministry of Children and Families, the provincial Liberals have announced the creation of the position of commissioner of youth and children. But, what about the equally lethal failures of the province?s financial assistance system? Bruce Wallace is researcher with the Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group, and he?s arguing the province must also retain a commissioner to oversee the way welfare is run. Bruce Wallace in the second half.

And, Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that?s good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week. But first, Len Falkenstein and playing with our collective futures.


G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Junaid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, David Barsamian, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, William Bowles, 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, Connie Fogal, 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, Jason Leopold, Jeff Leys, Dave Lindorff, Jim Lobe, Jennifer Loewenstein, Wayne Madsen, Stephen Marshall, Linda McQuaig, George Monbiot, Loretta Napoleoni, John Nichols, Kurt Nimmo, David Orchard, Greg Palast, Mike Palecek, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, Kevin Pina, William Rivers Pitt, Justin Podur, Jack Random, Sheldon Rampton, Paul Craig Roberts, Paul de Rooij, John Ross, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, Steven Staples, Starhawk, Grant Wakefield, Paul Watson, Bernard Weiner, Mickey Z., Dave Zirin, and many others.

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