Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Dahr Jamail, Denis Rancourt, Janine Bandcroft Aug. 2, 2010

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.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com.

Check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Chris Cook

Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Wednesday, 1-2pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.uvic.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.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.