Vancouver Sun political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic Robert Horton reviews what's happening on the silver screen. Then, Michael Parks wraps up the region's recent economic news.
Science fiction movies introduce us to alternative worlds, and futures. University of Washington Assistant Communication Professor LeiLani Nishime, also thinks the stories that science fiction films tell reflect how humans struggle with our cultural differences. Nishime talked with KUOW's Jamala Henderson about three films she recommends watching: the 1979 film "Alien," the 1999 film "The Matrix" and the 2009 film "District 9."
Among the difficult decisions facing President Obama is whether to give the go-ahead for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would bring oil from Canada down to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmentalists want it blocked. They are concerned about endangering the Nebraska sand hills, under which is the largest aquifer in the country. It provides drinking water and irrigation water for several states.