CANADALAND

What is CANADALAND doing wrong? What are we getting right? Where should we be headed? Listen in and find out: we recorded our annual staff meeting/staff mixer. 

Direct download: Ep.114_-_CANADALAND_staff_meeting.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

Marineland denies the allegations made in this podcast by Phil Demers, their former animal trainer. They have launched pending legal action against The Toronto Star, Phil Demers and others. 

Marineland has declined to appear on this program. They have told CANADALAND that if we air an episode repeating Phil Demers' allegations, "you and your news site and podcast network will be sued to judgment."

They referred us to court documents and reports which, they say, prove Demers' claims to be false. We have included their list of documents below, along with links to many of the documents and reports they cite. 

We have researched and reviewed these materials carefully, we have consulted with our lawyer, and we are proceeding with today's show.

Direct download: Ep.113_-_Everyone_Loves_Marineland.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 2:16am EST

The employees of Vice Canada are starting a union drive. Toronto Star closes down online commenting. An Ottawa children's choir sings a welcoming Arabic song that draws mistaken assumptions on social and mainstream media. Ishmael Daro, Buzzfeed's Social News Editor, co-hosts.

 

Ishmael's Twitter: @iD4RO

 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_51_-_Vice_Unite_Star_Comments_Choir_Hoax.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

It's taken 40 years for the media to pay attention to the crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Karyn Pugliese, APTN's Director of News and Current Affairs, talks about what has finally changed and why it's taken so long.

Direct download: Ep.112_-__Newsworthy_Victims_MMIW_and_the_Media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:06pm EST

National Post's Jen Gerson on the ethics of reporting from the San Bernardino shooters' apartment, Bill 59, and Simon Houpt's critique of Shad.


Comedian Sugar Sammy might be the most famous Canadian you haven't heard of. He plays to sell-out crowds in Paris, India, South Africa, and night after night in Montreal. He has sold hundreds of thousands of tickets. Yet he has yet to break through in english Canada or in the States. Jesse asks him why, and waxes nostalgic for the time he and Sammy were at the same university. 

Direct download: Ep.111_-_What_is_Sugar_Sammy.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

The National Post's Ashley Csanady on the Prime Minister's childcare, the CBC closing comments on all stories about First Nations, the teenager at the center of a media firestorm and three puff-pieces in three papers about three powerful people.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_49_-_Nannies_Indigenous_Comments_Collateral_Teen.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

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