Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Alison Fairbrother, Kelly Carson, Janine Bandcroft, July 30, 2012

This week: Human industry, and the greed feeding it, has conspired with agencies charged to monitor the health of humble Atlantic menhaden and other wild fish stocks to keep harvest number levels high.

Cooked scientific data in fish stock assessments is nothing new to Atlantic Canadians, and others who may recall when cod was king in the Maritimes.

Alison Fairbrother is Director of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Trust Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating and exposing the misuse of science by corporations and government to the detriment of human health and the environment.

The Public Trust Project instead, quote: “[P]romotes the findings of independent scientists whose work has not been skewed by powerful interests, through op-eds and media communications.”

Alison Fairbrother in the first half.

And; Victorians are truly blessed to live in this most unique environment, where town and country meet seamlessly. It’s also an urban area, so near the wilds woodland encounters are frequent; but it is the intersection with deer that has the Capital Region District and municipal councils proposing a widespread deer cull for the south island. It’s a plan that has created controversy and an opportunity for a lifestyle dialogue at a time when our city and the region as a whole is changing radically.

Kelly Carson is the founding member of DeerSafe Victoria, an organization dedicated to, quote: “[I]nform the public and CRD of the benefits, both short and long term, of the non-lethal means of deer co-habitation.”

Kelly Carson and checking the growing momentum towards a deer cull in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster Janine Bandcroft will join us a the bottom of the hour to bring us newz from the city’s streets and beyond. But first, Alison Fairbrother and monitoring the ocean monitors.

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, http://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.