[RECAP] Thursday, March 3, 2016
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[RECAP] Thursday, March 3, 2016

North Korea Fired Short Range Missiles Into Sea

Seoul officials have stated that North Korea fired six short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast Thursday. This occurred Only a fews hours after UN Security Council approved the toughest sanctions on Pyongyang in two decades for its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

An anonymous South Korean stated that North Korea fired six projectiles that flew about 100 to 150 kilometers before landed in the sea.

This action has been seen as act of defiance against the sanctions.


Former West Jet Flight Attendant Sues for Sexual Assult

A former WestJet flight attendant is now suing the airline with alleged sexual assault charges. British Columbia resident, Mandalena “Mandy” Lewis, has filed claims of being sexually assaulted by a pilot in 2010 during a layover in Hawaii on a Vancouver to Maui trip.

Lewis stated that she spoke to another flight attendant who also made the same statements of being assaulted by the pilot, also referred to as Pilot M, back in 2008.

WestJet has not yet filed for legal defence but says it will “vigorously defend” itself against “the allegations contained in the claim.”


Kanye Feud On Twitter With Deadmau5

Yet Another twitter feud for Kanye West. The rapper has yet again been caught in another online battle on Wednesday with Canadian electronic dance producer Deadmau5. After Deadmau5 posted a photo that apparently showed Kanye pirating music editing software, Kanye fought back.

Deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman, tweeted, “Can’t afford serum?” The DJ is the co-founder of the record label behind the software

He then followed with a series of tweets directed at Mr. West one suggesting a proposal to crowd fund enough money to buy Kanye a legal copy of the software.

Ofcourse, Kanye had something to say in a series of tweeted clawbacks. None addressing the initial accusations.

Both Kanye and Zimmerman hold stake in the music streaming service, TIDAL.

News Unplugged- Friday, January 15
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News Unplugged- Friday, January 15


This week has been one of many sad deaths as yet another two of entertainments most notable figures has passed away from cancer.

English actor, Alan Rickman, passed away on Thursday from cancer at the age of 69. The actor is most well known for playing Professor Snape in the Harry Potter film series and Hans Gruber in Die Hard(1988).

Rickman began his career on stage before taking his talents to the screen in his first major role in Die Hard at the age of 41.
Although Rickman took a late start to his on screen career, he has created a large influences as a talented actor and artist of our time.

Another sad death also took many by surprise as Celine Dion’s husband, René Angélil, also passed away on Thursday from a long battle with throat cancer Angélil passed away at the age of 73. As confirmed by the Clark County Office of the CoronerAngélil died of natural causes while under the care of a physician. Rene Angélil was also notably Celine Dions former manager.

These two deaths come only four days after the legendary David Bowies passing from cancer on Sunday.


Authorities have reported that a 21 year old male has been arrested as he was transporting a sled holding 82kg of prescription pills across the Canadian border into the United States.

The US Attorney’s Office has identified the man as Cedrik Bourgault-Morin. Bourgault-Morin was arrested early Wednesday after attempting to cross the border from Quebec into Vermont.

After triggering a sensor authorities were alerted and quickly arrived onsite to find Bourgault-Morin with pills valued at $1.6 million.

The 21 year old was being held in a Vermont prison on Thursday.

Bourgault-Morin faces a $250,000 in fines and a jail sentence of 5 years in U.S prison.
No further comments have been made by Bourgault-Morin representatives.


Lawsuits have been launched against one of the most popular lip balms in cosmetics.

EOS faces lawsuits from a consumer who claims the lip balm contains health concerns that EOS has not disclosed on its packaging.

The woman, Rachael Cronin, filed a class action lawsuit against the well known brand, stating that the product caused her lips to crack, blister and bleed.

Cronin claimed that her lips felt like “sandpaper” and when she went ahead to re-apply the balm her lips became irritated with blisters and bleeding. Her condition supposedly lasting for 10 days.

EOS released a statement with the following message,

Some of you may have seen reports of a lawsuit filed against our company. We wanted to be sure that you, our valued…

Posted by eos on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cronin’s attorney, Mark Geragos, has represented the likes of many celebrities such as Micheal Jackson, Chris Brown, Nicole Ritchie, and Usher to name a few.

Noise Pollution Fall Finale
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Noise Pollution Fall Finale

We had our last show of the semester today. To kick off the show we interviewed Daniel, a Laurier student who started a petition as part of a project to get a weekly environmental radio show on the Kitchener Waterloo CBC. Daniel and some other Laurier students in the Psychology, Action and the Environment class partnered with Sustainable Societies Consulting Group to lobby the CBC for environmental radio programming to help more people be aware of environmental topics. You can find their petition online and the group also has a Facebook and Twitter

We took a look at the Laurier Brantford EcoHawks video about how to be more sustainable this holiday season.

We finished off with some #COP21 updates, David Suzuki does a great top 5 things you need to know about the climate summit so far video. Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change shocked Paris with her statement that we should aim to keep global temperatures from rising beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2. Read more about her statement from the National Observer. Finally we covered the issues of Indigenous rights being thrown out of the Paris Climate summit and the implications of this. Nothing is set yet but there is a chance Indigenous rights will not be recognized in the Paris Accord. More on that story here.

We are looking for a new DJ to join Shannon and myself to host the show next semester as Mallaika is graduating. If you are interested and have a passion for environmental issues contact us through any of our social media.

Happy Holidays Golden Hawks and thanks for listening!

Forget Living Green – We Need a Revolution

COP21 Climate March in Paris

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Forget Living Green – We Need a Revolution

This week we had some #COP21 Paris Climate Summit updates for you, and we took a look at some of the climate marches happening around the world. There was a successful climate march right here in Waterloo and internationally despite the ban, people in Paris left thousands of pairs of shoes to stand in for them in the demonstrations.

Forget Living Green – We Need a Revolution – We debated this article (called Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change) which is all about how individual actions are not equivalent to political change. So you can take shorter showers if you please (or no showers at all) but it wont matter because our actions need to be focused on challenging industrial economy. It’s a rather provocative article and worth the read. Personally I have some issues with it such as how individual actions accumulate to equal supply and demand but you should read it yourself and let us know what you think.

Finally we took a look at eco villages, small communities of which there are several where people live together as sustainably as possible. Small apartments, community gardens, rain water collection, and car and tool sharing all within a small village of people. We looked at the Kaliash Ecovillage in Portland Oregon and you can check out their website here if you’ve ever wanted to run off and live off the grid.

We’ll be back next week with an all new show,

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News Unplugged- Thursday, November 26, 2015
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News Unplugged- Thursday, November 26, 2015

Russian Warplane Shot Down By Turkey

Tensions rise after Russian warplane was  shot down after crossing into Turkish airspace. This took place after Russia announced it would deploy missiles to Syria. 

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday that they sent multiple warnings, specifically 10 times within five minutes before taking action.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia has since called Turkey “accomplices of terrorism” and also declared that “ there will be serious consequences”.

Russia has  been bombing Syrian Rebel groups since they launched strikes in September.

The plane crashed in Syrian territory and the pilot, Lt Col Oleg Peshkov, was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted to potential safety

SUV Torched With Four Year Old Boy’s $8000 Wheelchair 

An SUV containing was stolen and later set on fire with  an$8000- custom-made wheelchair set inside on Tuesday afternoon in Kitchener Ontario.

The custom wheelchair was used by a four-year-old boy, Isaiah.

According to mother, Meghan Gardecki, Isaiah suffers from a similar case close to severe cerebral palsy.

Police found the vehicle in the Six Nations parking lot, torched leaving everything inside wrecked.

Gardecki’s concern lies within the time it will take to replace the chair, rather than the cost. She states that they will make do with an older wheelchair for Isaiah until then.

Laurier Students Shocked By  Hate Graffiti

Students across Laurier’s Waterloo campus are in shock and disapointment after it was revealed over the week that their had been two cases of hate graffiti.

School officials have revealed that the graffiti was found on the stalls of two washrooms on campus. One in the science building, the other near a cafeteria. 

Upon report the graffiti was quickly removed, but School officials have since sent out emails regarding their disdain. In response a summit will be held in the near future to address concerns about racism. 

The summit is scheduled for March 21 for the “International Day for the Elimination of Racism”.

Ontario Permits Public Smoking Of Medical Marijuana

New regulations in Ontario permit public smoking of medical marijuana. 

According to Dipika Damerla, Ontario’s associate health minister, employers, restaurant owners and other proprietors have the right to overrule any medical marijuana smoking

Restaurant owners are also entitled to ask for proof of medical prescription.

Studies have found medical marijuana to be beneficial for pain control and the quality of life for patients  in need of relief.

Chris Hemsworth Shows Appreciation to Parents In A Big Way

Actor Chris Hemsworth may just be your new favourite and possibly the best son a parent could ask for. 

The 32 year old Avengers star showed his undeniable appreciation to his parents with a huge jester by paying off their lifelong debts.

Younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, revealed in a recent interview  The Independent after being asked about some of the life-changing effects stardom has had.

“They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us,” the Hunger Games star continued. “I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that.”


Our Greatest Challenge: The Double Bacon Cheese Burger
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Our Greatest Challenge: The Double Bacon Cheese Burger

You can ride your bike and recycle all you want but its nothing compared to the devastation that steak you were planning to have for dinner has caused.

This week we discussed industrial farming. The other day I watched the documentary Cowspiracy by Kip Anderson (available on Netflix). Its an environmental documentary about what is arguably the biggest contributor to climate issues: meat, and everything that goes into raising that meat for human consumption. Kip Anderson pries into why no environmental groups (Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Ocean Conservancy, the list goes on…) won’t address this huge issue.

1 quarter pound of beef requires 660 gallons of water to produce, so then why will environmental groups tell people to take shorter showers but they wont tell you to stop eating meat? Those 660 gallons of water are the equivalent of showering for 2 whole months!  I could tell you all the details but instead I recommend you watch it for yourself, and don’t worry, its not the kind of food documentary that tries to gross you out.



These articles also look at the impact of raising beef why beef is the new SUV, and industrial farming and the alternative to industrial farming Sustainable Farming Practices