Tuesday June 24th, 2014-York International Socialists, Dr.Marcia Sirota and the Mosaic Documentary

York Community Report: Christian Deo speak with Gukirat Bratth, a senior member of the York International Socialists. They discuss exploitation and commercialization within the world of sports as well as the major problems with the FIFA World Cup.

Feature Report: Maggie Reid speaks with Dr.Marcia Sirota, founder of the Ruthless Compassion Institute. The Ruthless Compassion Institute provides unique insight into issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and seemingly unmanagable problems in their lives. Dr. Sirota provides unique insight into the root of some of these issues and ways to deal with them that stray from the more medicalized approaches that tend to be associated with psychiatry. For more information please visit their website at http://www.marciasirotamd.com/speaking or send her an email at ruthlesscompassioninstitute@gmail.com

Independent Arts and Culture Report: In light of Pride Week, News Now would like to highlight an independent artist that explores some of these issues including gender and sexuality in his documentary Mosaic. Ashley Splavinska speaks with Marcus about his documentary and the dialogue about community. What does it mean to have a gender? Who gets to decide what a gender is? His documentary explores these questions and more. Listen in to see how Marcus came up with the idea and if he got any answers to his questions. For more information please visit their website at http://www.mosaicdocumentary.com

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Wednesday June 18th, 2014-York International Socialists, PACT and DJ Graemera

York Community Report: Hailee Ingelton and Christian Deo speak with Gukirat Bratth, a senior member of the York International Socialists. They discuss exploitation and commercialization within the world of sports as well as the major problems with the FIFA World Cup.

Feature Report: Hailee Ingelton speaks with Master Chef La-toya Fagon who is a part of the PACT program. This programs serves to empower and support youth through LifeSkills Community Service Programs. She talks about an initiative that trains troubled youth to become chefs. La-Toya herself teaches these youth how to cook.

Independent Arts and Culture Report: Christian Deo and Hailee Ingelton speak with DJ Graemera of Stolen Souls to talk about the art of spinning vinyl. They also discuss his show that follows News NOW on Wednesdays.

James Clark on Anarchism and Marxism and Drugs, Addiction, and Policy with Professor Ariel Fuenzalida

Thursday, June 27th edition:

York Connect: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with James Clark from the York International Socialists about the differences and similarities between anarchism and marxism. Clark explains the various ways in which the two ideologies are practiced and understood and sets out to debunk the monolithic understanding of anarchism and marxism. In his critique of anarchism, Clark talks about its counter-revolutionary relationship with the state and “the difference between individual action over collective action.”

[Image via socialistorganizer.org/anarchism-vs-marxism]

Feature Interview: “Drugs are here and drugs are here to stay: the basic question is what are we going to do about it?” In part one of News Now‘s series critically analyzing drug policy, CHRY reporter Matt Prokopiw interviews Carleton University Professor Ariel Fuenzalida about the definition of drugs and the many ways in which addiction is misunderstood. Professor Fuenzalida explains how studies that are used to support restrictive drug policy are skewed and present a narrow and incomplete understanding of addiction. Listen to learn about harm reduction, decriminalization vs. legalization, the war on the “War on Drugs”, and more.

[Image via www.vanderbiltpoliticalreview.com/?p=1083]

Independent Arts and Culture: News Now’s Christian Deo speaks with James Clark from the York International Socialists about the differences and similarities between anarchism and marxism. In the second part of the conversation, Clark explains how anarchists organize and the many different kinds of anarchist movements. Listen to find out why the working class needs to be mobilized for effective revolution.

[Image via socialistorganizer.org/anarchism-vs-marxism]

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May 8 – York Connection: York International Socialists

James Clark of the York International Socialists – a student branch of the main hub – speaks with Ayushi Sharman about their anti-capitalist initiatives. Hear about their work around social justice and anti-oppression issues.

[Image via York International Socialists’ Facebook page]