Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ben Isitt, Mark Reed, Janine Bandcroft Victoria Day 2012

This week: The Victoria Day Parade is terminated here today, but the parade of history never stops; and it is with an eye to History, that we have stopped our usual programming format here at CFUV to take a look back at where we’ve come from, in hopes of better determining where we may be going tomorrow.

Joining us first is first time Victoria City councillor, and UVic alumnus student and history professor, Dr. Benjamin Isitt. Ben is also the author of two books of historical pertinence to we here on the western fringe of Canada: ‘Militant Minority: British Columbia Workers and the Rise of a New Left, 1948-1972,’ and ‘From Victoria to Vladivostok: Canada’s Siberian Expedition, 1917-19.’

Ben Isitt in the first half.

And; Victoria is a city of immigrants from both without Canada and within it. In fact, native-born residents of the city are relative rare as hen’s teeth and horse feathers. But, I’ve managed to corral one such curious creature today in the form of Mark Reed.

Mark is a life-long musician and composer, inventor and engineering technologist. He’s a self-described “misanthrope, atheist, eco-socialist vegan, activist, and is too an alum of good old UVic, holding a masters degree in sociology.

Mark Reed and the personal Victoria in the second half.

And; Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft has a little history here herself, and she’ll join us at the bottom of the hour to delve into some of the more current history unfolding on our little berg’s streets.

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

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Author: Chris Cook

Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing Thursdays/Saturdays, 11am/8am Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, on the internet at: cfuv.ca, and archived at: www.gorilla-radio.com. He is too the past contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com, (now defunct). Tweets @paciffreepress and the GR blog is at: gorillaradioblog.blogspot.com. 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, William Blum, Luciana Bohne, Helen Caldicott, Noam Chomsky, Paul Cienfuegos, Yves Engler, Laura Flanders, Denis Halliday, Julia Butterfly Hill, Robert Jensen, Dahr Jamail, Chalmers Johnson, Malalai Joya, Kathy Kelly, Ingmar Lee, Dave Lindorff, Andrew Gavin Marshall, Stefania Maurizi, Greg Palast, Michael Parenti, John Pilger, Kevin Pina, Ted Rall, Paul Craig Roberts, John Ross, David Rovics, Joan Russow, Danny Schechter, Vandana Shiva, Norman Solomon, David Swanson, Andy Worthington, Mickey Z., Howard Zinn and many others.

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