February 3, 2014 – UNDERside, Trey Anthony, Heir.

YORK COMMUNITY REPORT: In today’s York Community Report, our own Fakiha Baig sits down with Ashley Sing – The Art Director from the UNDERside Collective which is a web series aimed to explore issues pertaining to privilege in society. For more information on Ashley Sing and the UNDERside make sure you like them on Facebook!

FEATURE REPORT: In today’s feature report as part of our African Liberation Month programming, News Now’s Casandra London sits down to talk with Trey Anthony. You may know her from the prime time Canadian show Da Kink in my Hair.

INDEPENDENT ARTS AND CULTURE REPORT: In today’s Independent Arts and Culture report, we are joined by Richard Powell and Zack Green from Fatal Pictures to discuss their latest project Heir in the horror movie genre. If you want to donate to the project or find out more you can do so by going to kickstarter.com and searching Fatal Pictures and Heir or also go to fatalpictures.com. These gentleman also can be found on twitter at @fatalpictures!

National Aboriginal History Month, Liberty & Love Coaching and Socialist Fightback Club

On this edition of News Now Tuesday June 11th: 

York Connect: We are joined live over the phone with Rob Lackie, a representative for the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services at York University to discuss how their organization plans to celebrate National Aboriginal History Month.

Feature Interview: Second instalment of Fat Phobia where we speak with Sandra Elia, the founder and owner of Liberty & Love Coaching. We break down societal stereotypes and stigmas about body shaming, food addiction and more.

Independent Arts Report: We have Jahan here in studio to talk about the Socialist Fightback Club and their upcoming events.

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News Now – Tuesday May 14th Edition

York Connection report: Joanna Beaton sat down for a follow-up interview with Sing Lung Wong, a member of the Krishna Club here at York University. Joanna speaks with Sing Lung to discuss their special event and guest speaker.

People’s History: Joanna Beaton looks back to the city of Philadelphia in 1985, where the Philadelphia police department dropped a bomb from a helicopter on the organization known as MOVE. Comprised solely of African Americans who practiced a different, radical way of life than. Joanna Beaton has the second part of our two day series on the MOVE bombing on May 13th, 1985.

Feature Interview: Saturday, May 18th is the season opening for one of the most controversial attractions in Ontario: Marineland. Marineland has a notorious reputation for mistreating and abusing the attractions’ animals. We are joined by Dylan Powell, member of Marineland Animal Defense.

Indepedent Arts Report: Christian Deo speaks over the phone with Québécois filmmaker Moise Marcoux-Chabot about a new film he produced called Around the Kettle. The film examines Montreal police responses to protests in the city and was inspired by the G20 protests that took place in Toronto in 2010.

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People’s History- 1989 March for Women’s Lives in Support of Abortion Rights

News Now’s Joanna Beaton highlights the 1989 March for Women’s Lives in support of abortion rights. It was the nation`s largest abortion-rights rally to date and one of the largest ever held in Washington. Estimated by U.S. Park Police at 500,000 and by organizers at 700,000, the crowd filled the 10-block stretch of grass from the Capitol to the Washington Monument. The march has only continued its success in the years to follow.

-Meghan MacRae