The Simi Sara Show
Tuesday January 28th, 2014
Producers: Claire Allen & Grace Sullivan
TRANSLINK REFERENDUM UPDATE
IN STUDIO: SHANE WOODFORD
IMMIGRANT COUPLE LOSES APPEAL TO REGAIN MEDICAL COVERAGE
Guest: Richard Kurland
PHONES: DO YOU THINK IT’S FAIR THIS COUPLE LOST THE APPEAL?
Phone: Rob Fleming
NDP Education Critic
PHONES: DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD APPEAL?
LEGACY OF PETE SEEGER
LONG TIME FOLK MUSIC ACTIVIST
IDENTIFYING BLOOD CLOT RISK IN PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS
Contact: Maha Othman
RICK MOORE: ONE YEAR LATER
Guest: Rick Moore:
North Vancouver Father with dyslexic son who took the North Vancouver School Board to the Supreme Court of Canada.
WHAT HAS BC DONE TO HELP PROBLEM GAMBLERS?
In October of last year, BC Medical Health Officer, Dr. Perry Kendall, stated that the BC government was not doing enough to curb problem gambling within our province. According to his report, Lower the Stakes, in 2010/2011 there were more than 170,000 problem gamblers in B.C. – but only 2,034 admissions to treatment programs. How did it problem gambling get so out of hand in British Columbia? Through January 27th to January 29th, the 2014 New Horizons Conference in Responsible Gambling is taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The conference provides an opportunity for experts, treatment providers, preventions specialists and community representatives to listen, learn and discuss the latest research and practices around responsible gambling. Dr. Luke Clark is the inaugural director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC and spoke at the conference today. The aim of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC is to reduce the harm caused by problem gambling and improve evidence-based gambling policy through studying the psychology and the neuroscience of gambling games and problem gamblers. Since Dr. Kendall’s report, has British Columbia made strides to lower the amount of problem gamblers in the province? How will the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC help to curb our provinces problem?
Phone: Dr. Luke Clark
Inaugural director of the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
BITCOIN EXECUTIVE ARRESTED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
The vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade group promoting the adoption of the digital currency, has been charged by United States prosecutors for conspiring to commit money laundering by helping funnel cash to the illicit online drug bazaar known as Silk Road. Charlie Shrem, who had financial backing from the Winklevoss twins and is well known as one of the bitcoin’s biggest global promoters, was arrested on Sunday at John. F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and was released on $1 million bond. What does this high profile arrest mean for the future of BitCoin?
Phone: Lorraine Murphy
Freelance journalist who writes about digital currency.
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