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.
FEATURE REPORT: Ovide Bastien moved to Chile in July 1973, two months before a CIA sponsored coup would murder the country’s then president Salvador Allende and overthrow his democratically elected Popular Unity government.
Bastien recounts the events in the years the followed in his book Chile: Underside of an Economic Miracle. He joined NEWS NOW to talk about his experience after the coup.
INDEPENDENT ARTS AND CULTURE REPORT: Welcome to China Town is the second live album and one of over 20 releases from Vancouver punk band D.O.A. over the last 35 years.
Teaming up with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company, D.O.A. is hitting Ontario and Quebec with the True North Strong and Free Tour to promote the record.
In a tribute to D.O.A., Beau’s has brewed a special D.O.A. Hardcore 8.1 malt liquor that will be sold at all D.O.A. shows in Ontario. The band hits Toronto’s Hardluck on Saturday, October 11th.
Long time D.O.A.er and founder of Sudden Death Record‘s Joe Keithly joined News Now’s Christian Deo over the phone to talk about the record, politics and the beer.