Archive: October, 2014

Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – Ottawa Shooting raises Questions for Kids

(Alison Bailey October 26, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Wednesday’s shooting in Ottawa has led to a lot of questions, posts on social media, and continuous TV and radio coverage.   It is virtually impossible to keep a child from hearing about it, so, how do you explain it all to them?   Dr. Joti […]

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Dr. Joti Samra interviewed by News 1130 – More “lone wolf” attacks expected: Foreign Affairs and Defense Expert

(Joanne Abshire October 23, 2014)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – A Foreign Affairs and Defense expert says more acts of “terror” like in Ottawa are expected. SFU Professor Douglas Ross says there are several hundred young men identified by CSIS or the RCMP as radicals, and about 90 of them had their passports taken away.   […]

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Dr. Samra Interviewed by Andrew Chang, CBC News on how ‘Repeated Exposure’ to movie sex, violence can Desensitize Parents: study

(CBC News)   Parents who have “repeated exposure” to sex and violence in movies can become desensitized, and more likely to let their children watch graphic content, indicates a new U.S. study.   The research, from the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania, also found desensitization could lead to escalating violence in movies rated PG-13.   The findings were […]

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Dr. Joti Samra speaks to News 1130 about how to Speak to your kids about Ebola

(Alison Bailey and John Streit October 16)   VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – As Dallas, Texas considers a local state of emergency to beef up its response to the Ebola scare, there are also plenty of people concerned on this side of the border.   A team of public health experts is now on standby in the […]

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