The media’s depictions of the disabled will be the topic of the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Katie Foss, an assistant professor of journalism at MTSU, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 3, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 9, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).
-- Q's MEDIA PANEL reconvenes to discuss recent revelations about CBC personalities and paid speaking gigs, and why the media is so focused on Ukraine when crises are also unfolding in Venezuela, Thailand and the Central African Republic. On this week's panel are: Rabble.ca founder JUDY REBICK, National Post comment editor JONATHAN KAY, and Ryerson University journalism professor TONY BURMAN.
We also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Tibetan New Year, that is.
Sunday marks Losar, the Tibetan New Year. We're celebrating with two stories. First, you'll hear from food blogger Tencho Gyatso to find out all about her favorite Tibetan treats, including a very special cookie, and a sweet rice drink called Chaang. Delicious. Also, the New York Times' Andrew Jacobs tells us about a library that's been built in China to house Tibetan literary treasures.
-- Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has been detained in Egypt since last December. This week, he and three other journalists from Al Jazeera are facing trial. Jian speaks with his brother SHERIF FAHMY in Cairo about the situation; and Al Jazeera English political analyst MARWAN BISHARA about the crackdown on journalists since the fall of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.