BEST OF – Exclusive with SAIA York, Environmental Artist Franke James, & Poet Whitney French

Friday November 8th – Best Of News Now:

York Community Report:  Christian Deo and Hailee Ingelton were joined live in studio by Imran, a member of both OPIRG York and Students Against Israeli Apartheid. On Tuesday, Nov. 5th, the groups took part in a protest against the York Administration’s student group ‘York is U’ spirit rally they were holding, and were met by a security force who threatened to arrest them for their actions. Imran from OPIRG spoke exclusively  to News Now.

Feature Interview: Christian Deo spoke with artist and environmental activist Franke James. Her provocative artwork and posters, which have been featured in bus stops as far as Washington DC, take aim at Canada’s oil industry and the federal government that shamelessly promotes it. She has been targeted by the federal government several times for her artwork and was even placed on the now-infamous Harper government enemy list. Visit her at:

Independent Arts Report: Casandra London spoke to Whitney French, poet, facilitator, entrepreneur, and director, about her work. They also discuss her program ‘Cypher Writers’ and her book, ‘3 Cities’. Find her on Facebook at and Cypher Writers at:


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