The Morning News with guest host Jon McComb – Jan. 10th, 2014 Show Rundown

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980
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5:40
AUDIO: SHOPS ACROSS PAKISTAN HAVE SEEN A RAPID INCREASE IN THE SALE OF TOY GUNS OF VARIOUS SHAPES AND SIZES IN RECENT MONTHS.
NOW CHILD PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SOCIAL WORKERS SAY THE TOYS ARE HAVING A BAD INFLUENCE ON IMPRESSIONABLE YOUNG MINDS AND ARE CALLING FOR THE TOY GUNS TO BE BANNED.
BBC URDU’S SABA EITIZAZ REPORTS.
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5:50 & 5:55
GUEST: NEIL BEARSE
TITLE: ASSOCIATE OF MARKETING IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
FOCUS: YESTERDAY, STARBUCKS LAUNCHED THEIR NEW ‘TWEET-A-COFFEE’ PROGRAM. WHAT IS THAT? WELL, IF YOU HAVE A COFFEE LOVER IN YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN BUY THEM A COFFEE, TWEET IT TO THEM, AND THEY CAN GO AND CLAIM THEIR COFFEE FROM STARBUCKS! HOW CRAZY IS IT THAT?! ARE THERE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT ALLOW YOU TO SEND TWEETS THAT ENABLE PEOPLE TO BUY THINGS? IS SOCIAL MEDIA GOING TO TAKE OVER OUR LIVES ONE DAY?! COULD WE SEE THIS HAPPENING MORE AND MORE IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
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6:10
AUDIO: LAST NIGHT THE UNION REPRESENTING METRO VANCOUVER’S TRANSIT OPERATORS HELD A “TRANSIT TOWN HALL” MEETING. THE TOPICS INCLUDED DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC TRANSIT IN METRO VANCOUVER AND THE PENDING TRANSLINK FUNDING REFERENDUM. HOWEVER, NO ONE FROM TRANSLINK BOTHERED TO SHOW UP AT THE MEETING. ALSO ABSENT WERE ANY BC LIBERAL MLAS. UNIFOR LOCAL 1-11 PRESIDENT NATHAN WOODS SAYS INVITES WERE SENT TO TRANSLINK. WOODS SPOKE WITH CKNW REPORTER SHANE WOODFORD LAST NIGHT AFTER THE MEETING.
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6:20 & 6:25
GUEST: LEAH EICHLER
TITLE: FOUNDER AND CEO OF R/ALLY (A TOOL WHICH BOOSTS COLLABORATION INSIDE COMPANIES) AND A COLUMNIST ON WORKPLACE ISSUES FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL
FOCUS: ACCORDING TO A POLL FROM MONSTER.CA, 44% OF WOMEN AND 28% OF MEN BELIEVE THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN THE WORKPLACE AND THAT WOMEN STILL NEED TO FIGHT AS HARD AS EVER FOR THE OPPORTUNITIES AS THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS. ARE WOMEN STILL IN THE SHADOWS OF MEN IN THE WORKPLACE? WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO THIS PHENOMENON?
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6:40
GUEST: VAUGHN PALMER
TITLE: POLITICAL COLUMNIST, VANCOUVER SUN
FOCUS: VAUGHN’S VIEW FROM VICTORIA.
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6:50 & 6:55
GUEST: ROBERT LEVY
TITLE: CKNW BUSINESS ANALYST
FOCUS: STATSCAN JUST PUBLISHED ITS DECEMBER 2013 JOBS NUMBERS AND 46,000 JOBS WERE LOST. ALSO IN THE REPORT, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CLIMBED BY 0.3 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT TO 7.2 PER CENT AS MORE PEOPLE HIT THE PAVEMENT LOOKING FOR WORK. HOW WILL THIS AFFECT CANADA’S ECONOMY AND THE DOLLAR?
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7:10
BBC AUDIO:  IT’S NOT JUST CANADA WHOSE JOB NUMBERS ARE HURTING. THE US UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FELL TO A FIVE YEAR LOW IN DECEMBER AS FIRMS CREATE 74,000 NEW JOBS, LATEST FIGURES SHOW. HOWEVER, THE NEWS IS LITTLE COMFORT TO THE FOUR MILLION LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED ACROSS THE US. THE BBC’S SAMIRA HUSSAIN REPORTS FROM NEW JERSEY.
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7:20 & 7:25
GUEST: LAWRENCE SOLOMON
TITLE: RESEARCH DIRECTOR OF THE CONSUMER POLICY INSTITUTE
FOCUS: WITH THE RECENT INCREASE IN H1N1 CASES IN CANADA, AS WELL AS NORTH AMERICA’S FIRST DEATH FROM H5N1, THE AVIAN FLU, THE TOPIC OF VACCINATIONS HAS BEEN ON THE MINDS OF MANY. BUT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT VACCINES. IS THE PRESS CREATING FEAR SURROUNDING VACCINATIONS? ARE SKEPTICS SOMETIMES RIGHT?
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7:40
GUEST: MARK MADRYGA
TITLE: SENIOR METEOROLOGIST AT GLOBAL TV AND CKNW
FOCUS: “WET-MAGAEDDON” IS COMING! THERE’S A WEATHER WARNING IN PLACE FOR COASTAL BRITISH COLUMBIA TODAY. AN EXPECTED 30-50 MILLIMETRES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED BY SATURDAY MORNING. METRO VANCOUVER AND THE COAST IS USED TO RAIN, BUT WHAT IS WITH THIS SUDDEN INFLUX OF RAIN THIS WEEK?
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7:50 & 7:55

GUEST: MICHAEL BABAD
TITLE: REPORT ON BUSINESS NEWS EDITOR, GLOBE AND MAIL
FOCUS: STATSCAN RELEASED THEIR LATEST JOBS NUMBERS THIS MORNING AND THE NUMBERS ARE DOWN. CANADA SAW 46,000 JOBS LOST IN DECEMBER AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CLIMBED BY 0.3 OF A PERCENTAGE POINT TO 7.2 PER CENT. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CANADA’S JOBS MARKET? HOW WILL THIS AFFECT CANADA’S DOLLAR?

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8:20
GUEST: RICHARD WEISS
TITLE: BLOOMBERG NEWS REPORTER
FOCUS: FLYING SOMEWHERE? DON’T GET TOO DRUNK UP THERE! AIRLINES ARE BEGINNING TO SEE A DISTURBING TREND WITH AN INCREASE DRUNKENNESS ON FLIGHTS. PASSENGERS HAVE BECOME BELLIGERENT AND VIOLENT AT TIMES, LEAVING NO CHOICE BUT TO ARREST THEM WHEN THEY LAND. HOW BIG OF A PROBLEM IS THIS? HOW CAN THIS BE CURBED?
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