(472) Death of Democracy

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Mark Bourrie, author of “Killing the Messenger: Harper’s War On Your Right To Know” joins us for the first segment to talk about the way this government has attempted to shut out independent investigation and review of it’s actions, it’s war on science and information as well as it’s attempt to control the media.

Learn more about Mark here and follow him on twitter here.

Up next is Dr. Matthew Rimmer, Professor of Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Rimmer gives us a very important review of what we do, and do not know about the supposedly already done “trade” deal called the TPP. There’s a lot of scary rumours out there about this secret deal, and Matthew sets us straight. *MUST HEAR INTERVIEW*

Learn more about Matthew here and follow him on twitter here.

In the last section, Stefan and guest co-host Emmay Mah from Step-Up Canada lead us in a brief discussion of a few of these news items, but make sure you let us know what you want us to cover so we can make more time to talk about this items! Vote for the news, now in democracy flavour.

Learn more about Step-Up Canada and see their new Election ad ‘First Date Faux Pas’ here.

Stefan & Emmay’s picks for this week:

Why Isn’t Big Ag’s Huge Contribution to Climate Change on the Agenda at COP21?

Ralph Nader: Monsanto vs. Freedom of Information Act

146 Countries Covering Almost 87% of Global Emissions Submit Climate Plans Ahead of Paris

This weeks other top news:

To vote for this weeks news click here.

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

Scientists Turn Green Algae Into Biofuel at $50 a Barrel

Victory! Ontario finally passes the Great Lakes Protection Act

Sweden Plans To Become World’s First Fossil Fuel-Free Nation

Will BP’s Record Gulf Spill Settlement Amount to a Record Tax Break?

26% of the World Will Run on Renewables by 2020, Says IEA

National Energy Board approves Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline

Harvard Researchers Hail Cost-Effective Battery That Could Store Surplus Wind and Solar Power


NEW: “Texts with Dave”

We’re doing an extended show after the radio show for our podcast audience so we can wrap up our thoughts from the broadcast (there’s never enough time!). So we keep going on a hand-held recorder a few min. The after show is called “Texts with Dave” because Dave (Stefan’s brother) always texts Stefan live while we’re on air with weird questions. Now we can answer them.

*Warning* The after-show includes some colourful language not found on the radio broadcast, listener discretion advised.

You can listen here to this weeks episode and as of Nov 20th it will be included in the podcast stream as part of the same upload as the main show.

Listen here: ‘Texts With Dave’ (3) Oct 9th


This weeks music!

Earth Emergency – G A I A I S I“Would He Lie to You?” the SPECIAL INTEREST group

Please check out our Climate Cartoons Series!

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