Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Jean Davison, Ken Wu, Jack Etkin April 23, 2007

Jean Davison is a professor of anthropology, lecturer, and international development consultant whose work in Africa spans nearly three decades. Some of her numerous book titles include: 'Agriculture, Women and Land: The African Experience;' 'Voices from Mutira: Change in the Lives of Rural Gikuyu Women, 1910 to 1995;' and 'Gender, Lineage and Ethnicity in Southern Africa.' Her latest book is, 'The Ostrich Wakes: Struggles for Change in Highland Kenya.' Jean Davison in the first half.
And; last weekend was Earth Day, and I took the opportunity to catch up to a few of the local heroes trying to create change here. Can there be a free country without a free press? Today, Canada's media has become so concentrated, the bulk of it controlled by only a few corporate hands, that it threatens the survival of the country's democracy. Jack Etkin is a Victoria-based media activist working to regain the "public airwaves" for the people. And, Ken Wu of the Western Canada Wilderness Committee joined the march and rally for the planet, and has a few suggestions to help the newly minted "Environmental Premier" Gordon Campbell can make his walk more closely resemble his talk. Jack Etkin, Ken Wu, and more in the second half.
And; Janine Bandcroft will be here at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with some of the good things you can get up to in and around Victoria in the coming week. But first, Jean Davison and highlighting Africa.

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Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Thursday, 11-Noon Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, which you can now support at Petreon.com. Check out the GR blog at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/. G-Radio is dedicated to social justice, the environment, community, and providing a forum for people and issues not covered in the corporate media. Some past guests include: M. Shahid Alam, Joel Bakan, Maude Barlow, Ramzy Baroud, David Barsamian, Eva Bartlett, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Michel Chossudovsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Jon Elmer, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Eva Golinger, Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Denis Halliday, Chris Hedges, Patrick Henningsen, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Diana Johnstone, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Naomi Klein, Frances Moore Lappe, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Janos Maté, Jennifer Moore, Alexandra Morton, Sharmine Narwani, Andrew Nikiforuk, Ken O'Keefe, Greg Palast, Dawn Paley, Michael Parenti, Robert Parry, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Danny Schechter, David Schindler, Vandana Shiva, Tim Shorrock, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Linn Washington, Jr., Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.