The Early Edition
September 2, 2014 - Minister Fassbender on dispute update09/02/14
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.
August 22, 2014 - Malaysia air commemoration
Malaysians in Vancouver are solemnly marking the one month anniversary of Flight MH17 being shot down over eastern Ukraine. We hear how people in that community have been coping with Kausar Kassim, VP of the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board.
August 21, 2014 - Minister Fassbender on teachers negotiations
Mediator Vince Ready's participation in the BC teachers' negotiations with the government has been seen as a sign of hope and BC Education Minister Peter Fassbender joins us to talk about the school situation.
August 20, 2014 - Ken Georgetti on Vince Ready and BCTF
For years Ken Georgetti has sat across from veteran mediator Vince Ready at the bargaining table. We ask the former Canadian labour union leader Ken Georgetti why BC is placing such hope in one person.
August 19, 2014 - Lac-Megantic report
The Transportation Safety Board has just released its report on what caused the Lac-Megantic train derailment and explosion. We speak to reporter Daniel Poulin.
August 18, 2014 - Mark Emery in studio
Vancouver pot activist Marc Emery arrived in Vancouver this weekend after serving four and a half year in US prison for selling marijuana seeds. We speak to him about where he now fits into Canada's marijuana legalization movement.
August 15, 2014 - Vince Ready to mediate dispute
Vince Ready announced he will be getting involved in the teachers dispute. Just how much will that help on the road to resolution before September? We hear from Globe and Mail reporter political Justine Hunter.
August 14, 2014 - Polygamy charges
Bountiful leaders Winston Blackmore and James Oler have been charged with polygamy again. What's different this time? We speak with Deanne Gaffar, criminal defense lawyer.
Main Street Massacre videogame
Main Street Massacre is a video game that takes some people's real-life frustrations with the SkyTrain system, and turns it into a graphic bloodbath. Should we be concerned? We speak to Chris Schneider, associate professor of law and society at...
August 12, 2014 - Death of Robin Williams and dealing with depression
Tributes and memories are pouring in for Robin Williams, who died yesterday at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. His publicist said he had been battling severe depression. We speak to clinicial psychologist Joti Samra.
August 11, 2014 - Teacher critical on job action
With over 40,000 people in the BC Teachers Federation, surely not everyone agrees with how contract talks should be conducted. We speak with one such teacher, Rob Erickson.
August 8, 2014 - Janet Steffenhagen on Teachers
Contract talks failed in June between teachers and the government, but the two parties are hopeful they'll get a passing grade this time around. We speak to Janet Steffenhagen, former education reporter for the Vancouver Sun.
August 7, 2014 - First Nations on Tailings pond
First Nations have long been concerned with the Mount Polley mine tailings pond. Now that that pond has breached and we speak with Grand Chief Edward John.
August 6, 2014 - Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach
The Cariboo Regional District has declared a local state of emergency because of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond breach. We'll speak to the president of Imperial Metals Brian Kynoch and to BC's mines minister Bill Bennett.
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