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September 19, 2014 - BCTF's Jim Iker and Minister Peter...09/19/14
The results are in from the Teachers vote and school will return next week and we speak with BCTF President Jim Iker and Education Minister Peter Fassbender.
September 18, 2014 - Scotland referendum
A historic day in Scotland: we hear from two local Scots about why their crossing their fingers for different outcomes in today's referendum for independence.
September 17, 2014 - Irene Lanzinger on teacher deal
Premier Christy Clark is full of optimism about the tentative teacher's deal, but can such a bitter fight really turn to Kum-Ba-Ya overnight? We ask former BCTF president Irene Lanzinger whether we can expect long-term labour peace in schools.
September 16, 2014 - Tentative teachers deal
A tentative deal has been reached between BC teachers and their employers and a a vote will be held on Thursday. We speak with BC School Trustees Association Teresa Rezansoff, and Patti Bacchus, VSB chair and school trustee Michael Ewan.
September 15, 2014 - Former mediator Charles Jago
Let's make a deal! We speak with Charles Jago, the man who brokered a contract between BC teachers and their employers two years ago and hear his advice for getting one again.
September 12, 2014 - Minister Polak on Kinder-Morgan
Kinder-Morgan is asking the province to rewrite the boundaries of protected areas, for its Transmountain pipeline project. We hear what BC environment Minister Mary Polak has to say about that.
September 11, 2014 - BCTF's Iker and Minister Fassbender
Does this week's teachers' vote have any impact? We speak with BCTF's Jim Iker and also with Education Minister Peter Fassbender.
September 10, 2014 - Minister Mike de Jong
The province is projected to book a $266 million surplus this year. Could some of that money be spent to settle the teachers' dispute? We speak with BC's finance minister Mike de Jong.
September 9, 2014 - Street youth and teachers strike
Public School is closed, leaving some of BC's most vulnerable youth without the programs they depend on. We speak to Trevor Stokes, a teacher who runs one of those programs about what being out of school means for his students.
September 8, 2014 - NDP's Rob Fleming on schools
The BC Teachers Federation and the provincial government still aren't talking to each other. Does the NDP have a solution to this acrimonious dispute? We speak to the NDP's Education Critic Rob Fleming.
September 5, 2014 - Disintegration series
On a special Early Edition podcast, we explore issues around classroom composition in BC and whether there is a dis-integration of service and quality of education for students.
September 4, 2014 - Low-income kids during dispute
Kids are out of class but for low income kids, they're also out all the other services delivered through schools. We speak with two people on the ground in Vancouver's inner city, Scott Clark and Carrie Gelson.
September 3, 2014 - Sharon Gregson on child care
While school remains out, parents are scrambling for the scarce child-care spots. We speak to advocate Sharon Gregson about how to get quality care for your child.
September 2, 2014 - Minister Fassbender on dispute update
The first day of classes has officially been cancelled today as the teachers' labour dispute continues. We speak to BC's Education Minister Peter Fassbender.
September 1, 2014 - Glen Hansman
Talks with the teachers broke down over the weekend. Hear what happened at the table from BCTF vice-president Glen Hansman.
August 29, 2014 - Wayne Ross on teachers dispute
Who is winning the public relations war in the teachers' dispute? We speak with Wayne Ross, professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC.
August 28, 2014 - Paul Boyd report
Paul Boyd died after he was shot several times by Vancouver police officers in 2007. We speak with his father David Boyd about a new report on how police should deal with people who have mental illnesses.
August 27, 2014 - Superintendent of schools Steve Cardwell
No word yet on whether or not schools will reopen on Tuesday. We speak with Steve Cardwell, the Vancouver Superintendent of schools about why he's making parents wait until Friday to find out if school is on or off next week.
August 26, 2014 - Former Superintendent on teachers dispute
Will schools reopen on the second of September? We speak with Geoff Johnson, former superintendent of the Cowichan Valley School Discrict who thinks they will.
August 25, 2014 - School Principals reaction to dispute
The teachers federation and public school employers have yet to sort out an agreement. So where does this leave principals trying to get schools ready? We speak with Gordon Li, President of the BC Principals and Vice Principals association.
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