The activist, award-winning broadcaster, and writer Garth Mullins discusses politics and affordability in Vancouver, activism, and broadcasting, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Garth Mullins joins me now. The activist, writer, speaker, award-winning broadcaster and musician joins me today for an extended chat on matters political and more. There’s a municipal election in November, and perhaps I can get Mr. Mullins to mull on that, or other political matters nationally and internationally. He writes on his own website at www.garthmullins.com, as well as for sundry publications including Vice, the Georgia Straight, Rabble.ca, Megaphone. His radio work on CBC Radio has garnered him a Jack Webster Award. His recent documentary, the End of the Dial, which aired on Ideas, was great radio. If you care about radio, its necessary listening. It highlights the renaissance it’s having on both public and private airwaves, not to mention online. It’s also a fine love letter to a medium that has entertained and inspired Garth and people like him who use radio. He’s long been a fixture in the media and protests across the country. Like many, I came to know of Mr. Mullins through his activism, appearances at rallies and protests that made the evening news. He still cares, and I’ll get him to reflect on that and more. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in studio as it were, Garth Mullins; Mr. Mullins, good morning.