Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - July 12th, 2018

Nur Watad

Nur Watad takes you through your Thursday Morning News:


Campus news...

-You may have noticed the sidewalk chalk messages on the ground around campus saying things such as ‘stop speciesism’

-Those messages were written by vegan activists here in the Forest City

-Radio Western reporter, Greg Bowman was curious about what was behind the messages, so he talked to one of them, John Sakars, to find out exactly what speciesism was

-Most people think that being vegan is difficult, but John says that it may be easier than you think

-Sakars has been vegan for over 20 years, and travels around North America participating in various vegan movements

-He just wants people to think more carefully about where their food comes from, and why we eat the way we do


Local news...

-As the American rock star Alice Cooper sang, “schools out for summer,” dozens of girls in London have taken that note to join rock camp

-London Girls Rock Camp took place for the fourth year this summer with dozens of young girls learning how to play instruments and creating their own bands

-The camp director, Savanah Sewell, spoke with our Radio Western reporter Mehek Mazhar about how it is the most powerful work she does because of the importance of giving kids the space to feel safe and empowered

-From music lessons to workshops, Radio Western also joined in the fun by teaching the girls how to interview each other about their bands and create station IDs

-The London Girls Rock Camp will have a final performance this Friday at the Fanshawe College Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in downtown London


-Rock the Park made its its annual return to Harris Park in downtown London yesterday and will remain ongoing until Saturday night

-The 15th edition of the music festival hosts different musicians every year with lineups from a variety of genres

-However, this event means more to Londoners and surrounding areas than just music

-All the profits raised from this four day event go to four local charities like Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area, Brandon Prust Foundation, and Western Football

-This afternoon, the show will begin at 4:45, with A Flock of Seagulls, an English pop band as the opening act

-Later towards the evening, Platinum Blonde, Cyndi Lauper, Howard Jones and a couple other artists will be performing

-If you are interested to part take in the charity based music festival, tickets are available at the gate or online at Rock The Park website



-The London Majors were in action last night, hosting the Guelph Royals, whom they beat 11-2

-Catcher Michael Ambrose went 2 for 3 on the night, hitting his second home run of the season

-Cleveland Brownlee also had a home run and 3 RBI, while pitcher Owen Boone threw 8 innings, giving up three hits and striking out 10 batters

-The Majors’ next game will be tomorrow night here in London when they host the Hamilton Cardinals



-Today’s forecast is mainly sunny with a bit of clouds

-It will be reaching a high of 28 degrees towards the late afternoon however, will later drop to a low of 20 towards the evening

-Currently in London, it is 24 degrees