Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bernard Desgagné on media responsibility and Canadian warmongering

On January 12, 2012, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Bernard Desgagné, French-language independent researcher and journalist extraordinaire.

The themes included Québec separatism, Canadian waring and war crimes, the absence of critical mainstream journalism, Libya, Ivory Coast, Syria, Congo... Just trying to restore some balance against the mainstream establishment media.

John Carroll as the artist -- Everybody Smokes in Hell

On January 5, 2012, CHUO 89.1 FM (Ottawa) The Train's Denis Rancourt interviewed Ottawa musician and song writer John Carroll about his latest CD "Everybody Smokes in Hell" with The Epic Proportions band.

John's promoter and support teem Tiah was in studio with their three year old child Henry, who decide to play animal zoo in the lobby instead.

A low key intimate interview explored John as the artist, perspective, motivation, family, inspiration and, well, the harsh side of life...

"Don't be too quick to condemn your vice."

John was a main figure in the GSAED graduate student pub on campus back in 2004 or so where he met Tiah. He has been in residency at the renown Cafe Lafayette "The Laff" every Wednesday night since 2004. Catch up with him there, and with his ambiance style and amazing talking blues.

[NOTE: He had a problem with the recording of this Train interview! If a listener has a recording, please contact us:]