- Mali Malady,
- Shriek of the Big Foot,
- The RePoopUlator, and
- The Cost of Casinos
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As a number of our listeners may have heard, Harper is sending military transport plane to Timbuktu…or there a bouts. So, why are we sending planes to Mali? Don provides a quick crash course in Mali and the current political/military turmoil that has engulfed the region.
- Making sense of Mali’s armed groups
- Is Mali heading for a split?
- What Canada is doing in Mali
- Map – Conflict in Mali
- 9 questions about the Mali conflict
Shriek of the Big Foot
Ethan asks the question, did cryptozoologist capture the sounds of Big Foot in Oregon? Listen and find out what we think about sound clips.
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Much to Ethan’s disgust Don let’s the world know we can be proud to be Canadian because of medical and technological first…the RePoopUlator; the best and first artificial poop. Listen and find out why they did it and how it can improve the lives of thousands of Canadians a year..
Find out more:
- ‘Poop’ substitute may help C. difficile infections
- ‘Robogut’ Makes Synthetic Poop To Treat Stubborn Infections
- Synthetic Stool Can Cure C. Difficile Infection
The Cost of Casinos
Recently the Surrey city council voted to NOT allow the expansion of gambling in the city by rejecting plan to build a new casino in the city. In the light of this controversy Don explores the research into the pros and cons of legalized gambling in general and casinos in specific. As a twist, we compare our stances on ’harm reduction’ with regard to drug usage to the same principle with gambling addiction.
Find out more:
- A casino in Toronto would do more harm than good
- BCLC – South Surrey Entertainment Complex Socio-Economic Impact Analysis
- Overview of the Economic and Social Impacts of Gambling in the United States
- Should Provinces Expand Gambling?
- The dubious case for casinos
- The Social Costs of Gambling: An Economic Perspective
- Culture attracts far greater tourism than gambling
- Gambling away our cities: experts demonstrate that casinos don’t bring prosperity
- Surrey council rejects controversial resort casino
- 2011/2012 BCLC Annual service plan report
- Gambling 101
- The Economic Effects of Casino Gambling: A Perspective from the U.S.
- Chapter 5: Social And Economic Effects
- Racinos – The Marriage of Horse Racetracks and Casino/Slots-Style Gambling – Friends or Foes?
- Legalized Gambling in Canada
- The Canadian Encyclopedia – Gambling
Arab Awakening, but are we hearing the truth?
Veteran Middle East journalist Robert Fisk has “seen it all” in his 30+ years of international journalism. Yet perhaps nothing could compare to the upheavals in the Middle East which began in 2011 – what some have termed the “Arab Spring.” Join Fisk as he talks about his reporting from the epicentre of the tensions with his honest and insightful perspective.
When: Saturday, Feb 02, 7:00 PM PST
Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver
Cost: Tix $15 or $10 for students
Meme wars: the creative destruction of neoclassical economics
This book and talk is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model. MEME WARS aims to accelerate the shift into this new paradigm that takes into account psychonomics, bionomics, and other aspects of our physical and mental environment that are often left out in discussions of economics.
Join the Founder and Senior Editor of Adbusters, Kalle Lasn and Darren Fleet, at this public event & book launch!
When: Tuesday, February 5, 7pm
Where: Norm Theatre, the SUB, UBC campus,Vancouver