Justin Trudeau Visits Nanaimo Episode

The Prime Minister of Canada is hosting a town hall meeting this Friday, February 2nd 2018  at former Malaspina College campus (VIU). He hopes to conveniently comment and answer safe  questions about the farce that is our current consumer capitalist economy (of course based on valueless made-up fiat currency) and our meager citizen slavery positions within it (jobs). How nice. Last time he was here, however, I was the first one to ask him a question in the corralled “media scrum” and I made sure it was a tough one. Hopefully he remembers that Nanaimo doesn’t fuck around. Fast forward to the final 2 minutes of today’s episode of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour to hear it (from 2013).  The first half hour of the program is a re-broadcast of my most treasured 80’s songs for your listening delight, followed by a brand new episode from The Real News Network about how the canadian government doesnt give a shit about toxic tailings ponds.

This is the program file, airing liveat 8am PST on Wed. Jan. 31 2018

Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
Cocteau Twins – Cherry-coloured Funk
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
CAN – Aspectacle
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-A-Boo
(36 minutes in)
About the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour
The Real News Network: Trudeau Government Ignores Scandal of Toxic ‘Tailings Ponds’
Tikawa (Csetkwe Remix) – Heyoka Crisis
About Radio Malaspina 101.7 CHLY-FM
Ashta asks Trudeau a question in 2013

If I could ask Mr. Trudeau a question now, I would want to know what news outlets he regards. Particularly, does he consume independent listener-supported media like Democracy Now and TRNN? Or only commercial media conglomerates? Through what filters is he learning about the world?

“Why did you ask me that?”