This week: Three months into the BP offshore drilling platform disaster in the Gulf of Mexico few of the “major,” or more properly put, “corporate stream” news providers still feature the story prominently, favouring instead top billing for Chelsea Clinton’s regal wedding, and other such matters of portent. But the disaster in the Gulf seeps on, and promises to do so for decades, perhaps generations to come.
Dahr Jamail is an American freelance journalist and author currently unembedded at the front lines of the BP oil well catastrophe. Dahr Jamail staying on story in the first half.
And; Denis G. Rancourt is a former professor of physics and environmental researcher at the University of Ottawa. He lost his tenured position there in what he says was a matter of political interference by that institution’s current president, former Liberal cabinet minister, Alan Rock. Professor Denis Rancourt in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news from the streetz of Victoria and beyond. But first, Dahr Jamail and staying on the story in the Gulf of Mexico.
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