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Paul Jay runs the Real News Network from Baltimore, but he used to produce CounterSpin for CBC TV. He speaks with Jesse about riots and the media. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_22_-_Baltimore.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 12:09am EST

The energy sector has flooded Canada's media with money, be it in ad dollars, speaking fees, charitable donations or "native content" partnerships. What this has bought, in effect, is a lack of critical mainstream discourse on oil and the environment. The National Observer has launched to counter this reality. Linda Solomon Wood is its founder, and she speaks to Jesse about her effort. 

Direct download: Ep.79_-_Our_oily_media.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Comedian/economist/"candidate" Scott Vrooman on the federal budget and CBC TV's "get 'er done" programming strategy. 

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_21_-_Senate_ElectionsBudget_BoredomRadioOnTheTV_.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

Journalist Mark Bourrie has vowed to sue CANADALAND for an article about his dealings with Senator Mike Duffy. Instead, Mark and Jesse talk it out. 

Direct download: Ep.78_-_Duffy_Fallout.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 8:43pm EST

Jen Gerson of the National Post on the improbable defeat of the Conservatives in Alberta and the strategy behind anti sex-ed protests in Ontario.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_20_-_Alberta_UpsetSex-Ed_Optics.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Veteran investigative reporter Bruce Livesey was fired by Global News after they spiked his report on the billionaire Koch Brothers and their influence in Canada. 


Desmond Cole and Andray Domise, the hosts of CANADALAND's upcoming weekly Politics podcast, talk about the Montreal student strike and VICE's daily newscast

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_19_-_New_HostsMontreal_ProtestsDaily_VICE.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

CANADALAND has obtained two eyewitness accounts, never heard by the public before, of the death of Darcy Allan Sheppard. They are followed by an interview with Sheppard's father, Allan Sheppard.

Direct download: Ep.76_-_22Michael_Bryant_killed_my_son22.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 9:26pm EST

Paul Wells on Canada's "expanded" mission against ISIS, the coming trial of Mike Duffy, and the media's shameful treatment of journalist Laura Robinson and her dozens of First Nations sources.

Direct download: SHORT_CUTS_18_SyriaDuffyFurlong.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Adrienne Batra and Alex Pierson were SUN News TV hosts until the network suddenly went dark last month. Now, they join Jesse to come clean about what it was like to work at the most hated TV station in Canada. 

Direct download: Ep.75_-_What_it_was_like_at_SUN_News_TV.mp3
Category:media/news -- posted at: 10:10pm EST