Sunday, September 30, 2012

RCI Cybermagazine

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Episode date 29 September 2012
The Link
The Link Online is your web radio show featuring a look back at a few of the stories that we felt were particularly interesting during the past week.

Along with your submitted stories as our “reporter for a day”, we also air some of your letters and voicemails, and answer questions you have about Canada.
The LINK Online (#14) Sat. Sept.29
(Dmitry Lovetsky/Associated Press)

on todays edition ...we look at a grwoing phenomenon being called "land grabs". This is where foreign conglomerates or even states in a few cases, purchase outright or sign 99 year leases with governments of developing countres for huge tracts of land.  They can often push locals off land and scare water these people have used for generations as communal property, or  land and water they owned but as is almost always the case, without physical documents to prove their case.  Such land-grabs in too many cases deprive the locals of their sole means of support..

we'll also hear about the situation involving the all too common rape of women and girls in Kenya. Although there are tough laws against rape, the police seem uninterested in taking any action and now a lawuit has been launched against the govt. for failing to protect women..and its being launched with some Canadian help

Also the often bitterly contentious topic of abortion has been raised again in Canada, but in a round-about way by a member of parliament suggesting the government should determine when a foetus becomes a human being....

and I speak to Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who will soon be the commander of the International Space Station, about his role as a commander, and what its like to walk in space.

thats coming up on this weeks LINK ONLINE show 14
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