Thursday March 13th, 2014-House Hippo Press, CCPA and Shorts That Are Not Pants

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York Community Report: Rosie Michel chats with Erica Lenti and Sofie Mikhaylova who are the co-founders of the Toronto Queer-focused Printing Press, House Hippo Press. They discuss the birth of the project, the significance of small printing houses and the importance of Queer voices speaking for themselves. For more information please visit their website at http://househippo.net

Feature Report: Maggie Reid speaks with David Macdonald, Senior Economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, about the alternative federal budget released by the CCPA last month. They discuss some important issues that are not being addressed in the conservative federal budget including the growing income gap, gender inequality, defense spending and tax loopholes to name a few. For more information please visit their website at www.policyalternatives.ca

Independent Arts and Culture Report: News Now’s Rosie Michel speaks with James McNally, Director of Programming for a screening project called Shorts That Are Not Pants. They discuss the significance of short films to small budget blossoming directors and the distinctive features of short films over box office features. If you are interested finding out more information please visit their website at http://shortsnotpants.com or tweet them @shortsnotpants

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