Listen to News Now’s Haseena Manek in an exclusive interview with Farrah Khan of Outburst! A Young Muslim Women’s Project which has recently launched a poetry workshop series. Muslim women in Toronto are breaking the silence and speaking out about violence. “Homebound” is a nine-session poetry, spoken word, and editing workshop series that will explore the theme “The Future We Build” organized by Outburst. For more information, go to: www.outburstmovement.com.
Dr. Helen Lenskyi is a professor at the University of Toronto and joined our News Now’s Fakiha Baig in an interview to discuss the Pan Am Games taking place this summer 2015. Helen has been researching and organizing resistance for the Olympics and other sporting events. She also addresses the possible devastating impacts of the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
FEATURE REPORT: Dr Hatem Bazian is a professor at the University of California – Berkley and in an exclusive interview spoke to News Now’s Arshia Lakhani about his thoughts on the factors leading to the rise of ISIS, how islamophobia contributes to ISIS recruiting efforts and how many muslims word-wide are responding to the brutal rule of ISIS theocracy.
SPECIAL REPORT: Brenda Thompson of TTCriders.ca and Scarborough Transit Action joined News Now’s Christian Deo (@chrisjdeo) on the program to discuss what the riders union believes is the best solution to solving Scarborough’s transit woes. She also addresses the transit plans of the top three mayoral candidates.