Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook Farting and Tap Dancing – Mike Palecek, and J9 – June 25, 2007

Mike Palecek has been on the inside and outside of walls and fences; gentle listener, you may recall mention here of friend Mike's failed attempt to enter Canada for the purpose of promoting his latest book, barred, as a growing multitude are, access to the country from his native America. Fitting, considering the themes explored in his novel, 'The American Dream,' which paint a dystopic near-future portrait of an America suffering terminal post-economic stress disorder, manifest as mad fascism run off the rails. Mike Palecek welcomes you to the Homeland

James Bamford re:CIA "family jewels"

On June 25th, the Central Intelligence Agency will lift the lid on the
agency's own illegal activities from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. A summary of the 693-page report, released last week, tells of assassinations, kidnappings and domestic surveillance.

Author James Bamford has spent nearly three decades investigating the activities of America's spy agencies. He tells Liane Hansen what the revelations say about the CIA, past and present.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Dr. Shaun Peck, Rowland Morgan, Bec McGuire, J9 June 18, 2007

This week; Dr. Shaun Peck on getting rid of Victoria's crap; Rowland Morgan exploring 9/11's unexplained incongruities; Bec McGuire and building from the earth on the earth; and Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed on the good things to do in and around town this week.

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 . And, you can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com

Gorilla Radio – with chris cook, anthony j. hall, J9, bec Mcguire June 11, 2007

This week on GR: Professor Anthony J. Hall and the attack against Canada's post-secondary system; Janine Bandcroft bringing us up to speed on local events; and, a sojourn into Vancouver Island's backwoods.

Gorilla Radio – with Chris Cook – Charlie Hardy, J9, Peter Edwards – June 4, 2007

Last week, the government agency overseeing Venezuelan broadcasting refused to renew the television license for one of the country's biggest communication corporations. Overnight, one of Hugo Chavez's harshest, and most dangerous critics, is out of the game; but not out of the fight. Charlie Hardy is an American living in Caracas, the Caracas Cowboy in fact. Charlie's lived, loved, and written from the heart of the teeming capital city for decades and he'll join us in the first half.

Gorilla Radio – With Chris Cook – Zoe Blunt, Chalmers Johnson, and J9 May 28, 07

Zoe Blunt is a Victoria-based journalist and champion of B.C.'s wild environment. I paid a visit to the tree-sit yesterday to attend a rallying picnic and speak to some of the forest defenders gathered there. B.C.'s new War in the Woods in the first half.

And; is America at the end of its imperial road? Chalmers Johnson, author and former agent of the government of the United States of America thinks so. Johnson's newly released book, 'Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic,' completes his trilogy chronicling the end days of America's Century, accompanying 'Blowback,' and 'The Sorrows of Empire.' Chalmers Johnson and 'Evil Empire: Is Imperial Liquidation Possible for America?' in the second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Mickey Z. and Connie Fogal November 28, 2005

Zoe Blunt is a Victoria-based journalist and champion of B.C.'s wild environment. I paid a visit to the tree-sit yesterday to attend a rallying picnic and speak to some of the forest defenders gathered there. B.C.'s new War in the Woods in the first half.

And; is America at the end of its imperial road? Chalmers Johnson, author and former agent of the government of the United States of America thinks so. Johnson's newly released book, 'Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic,' completes his trilogy chronicling the end days of America's Century, accompanying 'Blowback,' and 'The Sorrows of Empire.' Chalmers Johnson and 'Evil Empire: Is Imperial Liquidation Possible for America?' in the second half.

And; Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us up to speed with all that's good to do in and around Victoria in the coming week.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Dave Lindorff, Jon Elmer, Janine Bandcroft – May 21, 2007

Dave Lindorff is a Philadelphia-based, award-winning journalist and author of 'This Can't Be Happening! Resisting the Disintegration of American Democracy,' with Barbera Oshansky, 'The Case for Impeachment: Legal Arguments for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' and 'Killing Time: An Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal,' among others. Dave Lindorff is following the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals hearings in Philadelphia, and he'll join us here in the first segment.

And; the situation in Palestine is dire, and worsening by the moment. Internecine fighting, fomented largely by American weaponry supplied to the opposition Fatah, and enabled by Israeli security control of Gaza's borders, they allowing access of fighters loyal to Fatah. Meanwhile, the Israeli Defense Force Air Force is actively assassinating high-ranking members of the governing Hamas Party. Laxt week, I spoke with intrepid Canadian freelance journalist, Jon Elmer about the situation on the ground in Palestine, and in the second half, exerpts of our discussion last week.

And, Janine Bandcroft will be here to bring us up to speed with what's going on in and around Victoria in the coming week; but first, Dave Lindorff and ending Mumia Abu-Jamal's long struggle with American justice.

GorillaRadio with Chris Cook, – Donna J. Thorne, Jon Elmer – May 14, 2007

Today the land once hailed as the home of liberty has for millions around the world become a source of despotic terror. Within the walls of Fortress North America, the citizens are not the hardy, nor wise patriots that once lived there, but fearful and cowering consumer units, devoid of both conscience or curiosity. But how did such a sad day come to dawn? It's simplicity itself, suggests Patrick Henry, one of those long past patriots.

Henry says; "We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth…Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not..? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know.. it — now."

Gorilla Radio – Richard Boyce, David Ray Griffin – may 7, 07

This week; Richard Boyce and ensuring Cathedral Grove stands, Dr. David Ray Griffin and Debunking the 9/11 Debunking, and Janine Bandcroft, bringing us up to speed on local events.

Gorilla RAdio with Chris Cook, Bruce Wallace, Shawn Hlookoff, and Janine Bandcroft April 30, 2007

This week on GR; Bruce Wallace of VIPIRG and Victoria's seasonal cruise ship blues; Shawn Hlookoff Standing for Peace; and Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with some of the good things we can get up to in and around Victoria this week.

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.

Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook – Greg Palast (r) – Elizabeth de la Vega – April 16th, 2007

This week: Reporting investigator, Greg Palast and taking the Armed Madhouse on the road;

Elizabeth de la Vega and Alberto Gonzales’ desperate danse macabre ;

and Janine Bandcroft brings us up to speed with all the good things going in and around Victoria this week.

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and streaming live on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, where you can find GR podcasts.
You can also check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com