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April Smith of AHA MEDIA is very honored to be interviewed by Stephen Quinn – Host of “On the Coast” on CBC Radio, live at the Patricia Hotel on Friday January 15 2010

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment


On The Coast

On The Coast

On The Coast is a great way to catch up on the day’s news, and get connected to what’s happening in your neighbourhood. Join host Stephen Quinn between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.every weekday, and you’ll be right up to date on all the latest sports, weather, traffic, and entertainment from around the Lower Mainland. Stephen Quinn’s Bio

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CBC Radio One:
Weekday Afternoons 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. 88.1 FM and 690 AM in Vancouver.
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http://www.cbc.ca/bc/community/blog/2010/01/on-the-coast-live-at-the-patricia-hotel-january-15.html


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“On the Coast” with host Stephen Quinn will be broadcasting live from Pat’s Pub inside the Patricia Hotel on January 15 from 3 – 6pm. Join us as we explore the cultural profile of the Downtown Eastside, the neighborhood of Strathcona, and even historic Chinatown. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stephen will be talking to “house historian” James Johnstone who will give periodic profiles of specific buildings in Strathcona – when they were built, who lived there, stories of the residents, and where they are now. Photographer Bev Davies will be on hand sharing her memories of how the neighbourhoods used to rock. In the 1970s and 80s, she captured images of old rock and roll venues, as well as the homes of rockers in the area.

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April will be on air around 4:40 pm, speaking about AHA MEDIA’s hyper local community event coverage, connections with Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES) and Strathcona with neighborhood members and upcoming projects during the Olympics

Below is a photo of April by Photographer Simon Hayter

Below is a photo of April with Members of LifeSkills Centre in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

April Smith interviewed by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing on BC Child Poverty Rates at CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition on Wednesday November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Wednesday November 25, 2009

Why does BC lead the nation in child poverty rates?  CBC Radio The Early Edition spoke to April Smith, a young woman who grew up in poverty in the downtown eastside.  Download this interview. (runs 8:59) http://www.cbc.ca/bc/features/podcast/

http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/bcearlyedition_20091125_23565.mp3

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Below is a photo of  April Smith with Host Ian Hanomansing in Studio 10 at CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition.

Ian Hanomansing was a very exellent host to April! :)

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Below is a photo of April Smith with Shiral Tobin – CBC Radio One Early Edition Director.

Shiral Tobin was very warm in welcoming and reassuring to April for her first time interview on air! :)

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Below are two of CBC Vancouver’s tweets to April Smith on Twitter

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Below is a photo of Raymond Cochrane – Security at CBC Radio who was welcoming to April upon first arrival! :)


Many thanks to everyone CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition for allowing April Smith to speak on BC Child Poverty Rates!

http://www.cbc.ca/earlyedition/

Below are 19 photos of CBC Radio interview on Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157622752420463/

April Smith will be interviewed on CBC Vancouver Radio The Early Edition by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing at 7:12 AM on Wednesday November 25, 2009

November 25, 2009 2 comments

April Smith will be interviewed  on the topics of BC’s Child Poverty Rate being the highest in Canada for the sixth year in a row as well and the stigma that still remains for people living in the DTES  who are trying to get out of poverty  and what supports are needed to help children in need on CBC Radio The Early Edition by Guest Host Ian Hanomansing at 7:12 AM  on Wednesday November 25, 2009

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Listen to CBC Radio mp3 690 AM/ 88.1 FM Vancouver online

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Hanoman…

Taken from his Wikipedia article:

“Ian Hanomansing (or Hanoomansingh) (born 1961) is a television journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He is the co-anchor of CBC News: Vancouver, CBUT’s supper hour newscast. From 2000 to 2007, he was the anchor of the national segment of the defunct newscast Canada Now. He has been a reporter with the CBC since 1986, and was one of the network’s main reporters for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is married, and has two sons.

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According to article by CBC

B.C.’s child poverty rate still Canada’s highest

Customers in need of extra food line up at the Surrey Food Bank.

Customers in need of extra food line up at the Surrey Food Bank. (CBC)

British Columbia’s child poverty rate has remained the highest in Canada for six years in a row and it’s time the provincial government took action, according to a child and youth advocacy group.

In its annual Child Poverty Report Card released Tuesday, the advocacy group First Call said B.C. had 156,000 poor children in 2007 — even though that was a good year for the provincial economy.

“When will the provincial government take action?” asked First Call chairwoman Julie Norton, who released the report on the 20th anniversary of an unanimous House of Commons vote to end child poverty in Canada by 2000.

‘We are seeing dramatic declines in child poverty in British Columbia,’—B.C. Children and Family Development Minister Mary Polak

The proportion of children living in poverty in B.C. was 18.8 per cent, while the national child poverty rate was 15 per cent, according to Statistics Canada data cited in the report.

Please read rest of CBC’s article http://tinyurl.com/ycmalxq

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