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Aug 30, 2016
10:05 The All Bodies Dance Project brings together people with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression. We speak with director Naomi Brand.
10:20 An update on activities to save the Peace River Valley from site C in advance of next month's court challenge by First Nations.
10:40 Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society comments on the recent report, Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada.
11:10 Two pieces on the 'sharing economy': Tom Slee talks about his book What's Yours Is Mine, and Karen Sawatsky looks at the impact AirBnB is having on rental vacancy rates in Vancouver.
Aug 13, 2016
10:05 Christin Milloy of the Gender-Free I.D. Coalition on their campaign to eliminate gender from government identification.
10:20 We speak with Aiyanas Ormond about the struggle to house the homeless and the City of Vancouver's latest response.
10:55 From 1989, Howard Zinn recounts the history of the U.S. Constitution's first amendment and the fight to expand political and social rights.
Aug 6, 2016
10:10 Jules Boykoff talks about his new book Power Games, from his talk in Vancouver last month.
11:05 Director Kelly Nyks on his latest film Disobedience.
11:30 Author Joan Haggerty talks about her new novel, The Dancehall Years.
July 30, 2016
10:05 Chris Hedges and Robert Reich talk about what the supporters of Bernie Sanders should do next.
10:55 Naomi Klein tells us why we must take a Radical Leap to stop climate change.
July 23, 2016
10:05 A radio documentary featuring Jane Mayer and her new book, Dark Money, about the rise of the radical right in the U.S.
10:50 Nader Hashemi on the broken politics of the Middle East.
July 16, 2016
10:05 We speak with Vancouver local CUPW president Jennifer Savage about the union's issues in negotiations with Canada Post.
10:20 Amy Goodman of Democracy Now speaks with two supporters of the Saunders campaign: actress Shailene Woodley and film director Josh Fox.
10:40 Gen Cruz, from the UBC Grad Student Society on a new program to teach grad students how to be 'active bystanders'.
11:10 We find out why housing activists are occupying an apartment building in Burnaby.
11:30 Coverage and analysis on the Black Lives Matter protests and movement in the U.S.
July 9, 2016
10:05 Soraya Chemaly from the WMC Speech Project talks about domestic violence and how it relates to last month's massacre in Orlando.
10:20 We speak with Judy Da Silva about the on-going fight to clean up mercury contamination in the Grassy Narrows First Nation.
10:40 Roger Bryenton on the reasons to oppose the flooding of the Peace River for the Site C dam and the ongoing efforts to stop the project.
11:10 Liza Featherstone, editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton, on the economics and feminism of the democratic nominee for president
11:30 Veteran British journalist Paul Mason on why a majority of Britons voted to leave the European Union.
June 25, 2016
10:05 Harjap Grewal of the Council of Canadians on why Canada should not ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership.
10:20 Colleen MacQuarrie of Abortion Access Now PEI on the repatriation of abortion care on the island after 35 years.
10:40 Brent Patterson of the Council of Canadians on Trudeau government plans to recycle public assets.
11:10 Katie McKenna talks about the role a revitalized Canada Post could play in a post-carbon economy.
11:30 Carla Bergman and Corin Browne tell us about Common Notions, their film about the Purple Thistle Centre.
June 18, 2016
10:05 We speak with SFU graduate student Karen Sawatsky about her research on Airbnb and how it affects renters, neighbourhoods, and housing.
10:20 We speak with Don Larson about the Port of Vancouver expansion threatening CRAB park.
10:40 We share some of the speeches from Toronto's candlelight vigil for victims of the Orlando massacre.
11:10 MIT professor Noam Chomsky conducts a question and answer session at the Harvard University Trade Union Program.
June 11, 2016
10:05 We speak with King-mong Chan about the most recent proposal to build condos at 105 Keefer St. in Vancouver's Chinatown.
10:20 We'll speak with Solen Roth, lead developer of Think Before You Appropriate, a new guide on the ethical use of First Nations cultural heritage.
10:40 Jill Stein, a US presidential candidate for the Green Party, speaks with the Real News Network about what she calls the 'multi-organ failure' of American society.
11:10 Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute on a new report highlighting the plight of internally displaced people in Sri Lanka.
11:30 Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber on the campaign to recall the judge who sentenced the Stanford student convicted of raping an unconscious woman.
June 4, 2016
10:05 Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society comments on the recent report, Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada.
10:20 We speak with Doug King of Pivot Legal about efforts to have Health Canada reverse the ban on access to prescription heroin.
10:40 A second chance to hear Natalie Drolet of the West Coast Domestic Workers Association on the CBSA raids on caregivers in BC and the Yukon.
11:10 We hear from migrants from Central America struggling for a better life, in a documentary produced by Making Contact.
May 28, 2016
10:10 A feature discussion with Richard Sanders of COAT, about Canadian mythology and its history of interment camps.
10:50 David Barsamian speaks with Beirut journalist Rami Khouri about the connection between US bombings, Arab jails and the rise of ISIS.
May 21, 2016
10:10 David Barsamian talks with journalist Andrew Nikiforuk about the new Liberal government and Canadian environmental politics.
10:50 A rousing call to action against the fossil fuel industry by author and activist Bill McKibben, recorded in Seattle, Washington last month.
May 14, 2016
10:05 We get an on the ground report from Clayton Thomas-Muller about the Breaking Free action targeting the Kinder Morgan facility on Burrard Inlet.
10:20 Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action, talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about President Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima, Japan.
10:40 Michael Andersen on how bike lanes help small businesses thrive.
11:10 Nora Loreto and Dimitri Lascaris assess the first six months of Justin Trudeau's new government.
11:30 We speak with Naomi Brand of the All Bodies Dance Project about their upcoming performance at the Roundhouse.
May 7, 2016
10:10 Journalist Tom Robbins on Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive candidate for president, from Democracy Now!
10:25 Kelly Nyks on his film Disobedience, showing now in advance of several acts of resistance to climate change.
11:05 Author and ecologist Chris Majka on the Leap Manifesto and its critics.
11:25 Filmmakers Carla Bergman and Corin Browne join us to Common Notions, their film about the Purple Thistle Centre.
April 30, 2016
10:05 Gabriel Rockhill, of Villanova University, will talk about the Nuit debout protest movement in France.
10:20 Mac Scott, from the End Immigration Detention Network, will talk about the need to change legislation which currently allows indefinite imprisonment of refugees.
11:00 An interview from January with Ben Parfitt on the real reason that the BC government is pushing so hard to build the Site C dam.
11:25 Yves Engler on his new book Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, in an interview from January.
April 23, 2016
10:10 Mary Democker, co-founder and creative director of 350 Eugene, on The Thin Green Line project to resist fossil fuel development in the Pacific Northwest.
10:30 We speak with author Tom Slee about his book What's Yours is Mine, a critique of the misnamed sharing economy of Airbnb and Uber.
11:05 We hear excerpts from the recent talk, Who Will Win the Digital Revolution?, featuring Robert McChesney and John Nichols.
Apr 16, 2016
10:05 Jennifer Loewenstein, human rights activist and faculty associate in Middle East Studies at Penn State University, on the motives for the recent attacks on Brussels.
10:20 Alexandre Maltais talks about protecting Canadian cultural diversity and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
10:40 We speak with Kenneth Hale of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario on a new UN report that slams Canada for its persistent homelessness crisis.
11:10 Naomi Klein was in Vancouver on March 11 speaking about the climate crisis. We bring you several excerpts from her talk.
Apr 9, 2016
10:05 We speak Colleen MacQuarrie of Abortion Access Now PEI about the repatriation of abortion care on the island after 35 years.
10:20 Matthew Kemshaw of the Environmental Youth Alliance on a re-wilding program that connects youth with habitat restoration opportunities.
10:40 De Whalen of Fraser Voices tells us why Christy Clark wants to build a new bridge to replace the George Massey tunnel.
11:05 Two journalists discuss the contents of the 'Panama Papers'; and a politician discusses the political fallout in Iceland (courtesy of Democracy Now!).
Apr 2, 2016
10:05 Sage Birley joins us to give us an update on Kristen Henry's hunger strike outside BC Hydro to stop Site C.
10:20 We'll listen again to Micheal Vonn, from the BCCLA, talk about the VPD's use of cellphone surveillance technology.
10:40 We speak with Katie McKenna about how Canada Post can be the hub of the new post-carbon economy.
11:10 We listen to a radio documentary profiling women fighting slavery, trafficking and forced labor globally. (Courtesy of Making Contact).
Mar 26, 2016
10:05 We hear from women in India, Mexico and the US who are leading the fight for food sovereignty around the globe.
10:50 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Black liberation movement and the struggles of African Americans against police violence and for equal rights.
Mar 19, 2016
10:05 Beverly Bell on the murder of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner.
10:20 We get an update on the Unist'ot'en Camp developments and an upcoming benefit in Vancouver to support it.
11:00 We bring you a recording of Against The Tide, a staged reading of excerpts from Jim Green's history of the Canadian Seamen's Union.
Mar 12, 2016
10:05 Dr. Evelyn Forget, from the University of Manitoba, will talk about the need for a guaranteed annual income.
10:20 Actor and writer Kat Lanteigne on the new private blood donor clinic just opened in Saskatoon.
10:40 Natalie Drolet from West Coast Domestic Workers Association on the importance of including migrant workers voices in a review of the Foreign Workers Program.
11:10 Journalist Robert Fisk on the Syrian war and the Middle East, speaking in Vancouver in Sept. 2016.
Mar 5, 2016
10:05 Professor Richard Wolff talks about Bernie Sanders, and why he may change politics in the U.S. for at least a generation.
10:20 We speak with Michael Andersen of the PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project about how bike lanes bring in more business to local merchants.
10:40 Sid Shniad joins us to comment on the recent vote in the House of Commons to condemn the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
11:10 Long-time feminist activist and former NDP MP Libby Davies speaks on Grassroots Politics in Parliament at the Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar Lecture last fall.
Feb 27, 2016
10:05 Micheal Vonn is speaking Sunday at the Vancouver conference Repeal Bill C 51. We talk with her about the bill and the Trudeau government.
10:20 Author and activist Monia Mazigh on World Check, a private company that maintains a terrorism database.
10:40 We speak with Carmen, one of the performers in the Hooker Monologues opening soon at the Firehall Arts Centre.
11:10 Faith Bodnar from Inclusion BC on the B.C. government's clawback of transit passes for people with disabilities.
11:30 Dr Cecil Hershler on the effects of WCB compensation denial on people who suffer from chronic pain (first aired in July 2015).
Feb 20, 2016
10:05 Feminist lawyer Pamela Cross on the rights of witnesses and the accused in sexual assault cases like the Ghomeshi trial.
10:20 Edith MacHattie from the BC Health Coalition will talk about the need to end MSP premiums once and for all.
10:40 We speak with Evan Hazelett about how Imperfect Produce makes sure funny-looking fruits and veg aren't thrown away.
11:10 Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee analyzes this week's budget from an environmental perspective.
11:30 Nick Fitz talks about how economic inequality is much worse than we think. (originally aired last July)
Feb 13, 2016
10:05 We speak with Laura Ellyn, author of the graphic novel Ginger Goodwin: A Worker's Friend.
10:30 Environmental activist Hop Hopkins will tell us about the methane gas leak near Los Angeles, which is still continuing.
11:00 American economist Dean Baker on the pitfalls of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Feb 6, 2016
10:05 We hear a documentary called Squatters: Intruders or Innovators? produced by Making Contact.
11:00 Sports writer Dave Zirin on the significance of the Missouri Tigers football team strike that brought down a university president (from Alternative Radio)
Jan 30, 2016
10:05 We speak with Chris Savage, a Michigan-based journalist, about the city of Flint's water crisis.
10:20 Rabih Mroué talks about Riding on a Cloud, his performance piece at this year's Push Festival.
11:00 From last November, we'll listen again to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's talk about settler colonialism and genocide in the US.
Jan 23, 2015
10:05 Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation on Northern Gateway, the herring fishery and the requirement to consult.
10:20 Retired Chief Robert Lovelace on the similarities between Israel and Canada as settler-colonial states (originally aired in November).
10:40 Bonnie Glambeck of Clayoquot Action on the upcoming delegation to Norway to send a strong message to fish farming giant Cermaq.
11:10 Rabih Mroué on Riding on a Cloud, his performance piece at this year's Push Festival.
11:30 Author and journalist Yves Engler on his new book Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation.
Jan 16, 2016
10:05 Janet Dench of the Canadian Council of Refugees joins us to talk about the challenges faced by non-Syrian refugees.
10:20 Director Charles Wilkinson talks about his documentary film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, playing this weekend at the Vancity Theatre.
10:40 Environmental activist Mary Lovell talks about Christy Clark's recent rejection of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
11:15 Student and climate activist Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois spoke in May 2015 about the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
Jan 9, 2016
10:05 Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the legal battle between farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto playing around Vancouver this month. We talk with playwright Annabel Soutar.
10:20 Shakil Choudhury on his new book, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them (first aired in October).
10:40 Human rights activist Jennifer Loewenstein on the recent executions of anti-government activists in Saudi Arabia.
11:10 We speak with anti-poverty activist Sean Condon about his view that Victoria should declare a homeless emergency.
11:30 Ben Parfitt on the real reason that the BC government is pushing so hard to build the Site C dam.
Dec 26, 2015
A selection of some of our best interviews from 2015
10:05 Coola Louis and Kasari Govender talk about a new report on how governments are failing to stop violence against Indigenous women.
10:20 Dr. William Honer on his report finding Downtown Eastside hotel tenants are dying at a rate eight times Canada's average.
10:45 James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked, on the flawed intervention strategy in Syria and the Syrian refugee crisis.
11:05 SFU assistant professor Shane Gunster on his recent report on climate change engagement.
11:20 Kate Harding will talk about her new book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
11:40 Meghan Sali from Open Media on the how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will threaten global internet freedom.
Dec 19, 2015
10:05 Mohammed Alsaleh will share his experience as a Syrian refugee since he arrived in Canada in November 2014.
10:20 Mitchell Beer was Sierra Club rep in Paris for the climate talks. We talk with him about the agreement and the way forward.
10:40 Karen Tam Wu of the Pembina Institute on a new report with recommendations for how British Colombia can become a leader in climate policies.
11:10 Esther Hsieh, of the Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op on the health care gap for privately sponsored Syrian refugees.
11:30 Andrew MacLeod on his book, A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia.
Dec 12, 2015
10:05 Historian Laurence Shoup on the US Council on Foreign Relations and its recent report outlining a 'grand strategy' towards China.
10:20 Homeless Dave on the impact of Vancouver police attempts to relocate street vendors from Hastings Street.
10:40 Brian Coote on threats to Little Campbell River in south Surrey from proposed 75-acre truck parking facility.
11:10 A roundtable of climate activists discuss the failures at COP21 (from Democracy Now).
11:30 A talk by UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in Paris on the need for aggressive climate policy (from Democracy Now).
Dec 5, 2015
10:05 Journalist Paul Gottinger will talk about ISIS and the war on terror.
10:20 Naomi Klein talks with Amy Goodman, from Democracy Now.
10:40 Frederic Mousseau of the Oakland Institute on the success of agroecological farming across the African continent.
11:10 We'll hear excerpts from speakers at the Vancouver Climate March, held last Sunday.
Nov 28, 2015
10:05 Aleks Kajstura, a legal director at Prison Policy Initiative, on the growth of the women's prison population in the United States (courtesy of The Real News).
10:20 Micheal Vonn of the BCCLA on the StingRay, a surveillance device that the Vancouver police refuses to say if they are using.
10:40 Zabia Afzal, co-founder of Thorncliffe Reach-out Teach-in, on their rally to denounce recent attacks against Muslims in Ontario.
11:10 Mary Lovell of Greenpeace on the Global Climate March this Sunday, on the eve of the Paris climate talks.
11:30 Four US Air Force servicemen tell us why the drone war is a failure (courtesy of Democracy Now).
Nov 21, 2015
10:05 Director Charles Wilkinson talks about his documentary film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World.
10:20 We speak to Robert Lovelace of the Ardoch Algonquin about parallels between the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza and First Nations in Canada.
10:40 Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, on Canada’s preparations to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.
11:10 Myeengun Henry of the Chippewas of the Thames on their Supreme Court appeal of the approval of Line 9 pipeline reversal.
11:30 York University Professor Sabah Alnasseri on the strategy of ISIS and regional actors following the attacks in Paris and Beirut (courtesy of Real News Network).
Nov 14, 2015
10:05 Renee Black, executive director of PeaceGeeks, on their new app to help refugees access humanitarian services.
10:20 Gwen Barlee on concerns that killing wolves to protect mountain caribou is a strategy designed to suit BC's logging industry.
10:50 A talk by scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on settler-colonialism and genocide policies in North America, recorded last month at SFU.
Nov 7, 2015
10:05 Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaking at the University of Southern Maine on the origins and future of the movement.
10:40 Deepa Kumar will deliver a talk about the abuses of feminism in the pursuit of empire, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Oct 31, 2015
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10:05 Michael Markwick of BC FIPA on deletion of emails about missing women on the Highway of Tears.
10:20 DJ Larkin on BC Supreme Court victory for homeless people against bylaws displacing them from public spaces.
10:40 Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility on a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump next to Lake Huron.
11:10 Larry Gambone will talk about anarchism in Vancouver, counter-culture and his new memoir, No Regrets.
11:30 Mariessa McLeod discusses her radio documentary Women in Trades and Technology.
Oct 24, 2015
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10:05 Kate Harding will talk about her new book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
10:20 Monique Harden, co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights in New Orleans, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
10:40 Clayton Thomas-Muller of 350.org on the Climate Welcome being organized to pressure Justin Trudeau to act on climate change.
11:10 Shakil Choudhury will talk about his new book, Deep Diversity, and overcoming the Us vs. Them mentality.
11:30 Meghan Sali from Open Media on the how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will threaten global internet freedom.
Oct 17, 2015
10:05 Itrath Syed on the niqab, the election and playing politics with the lives of women of colour.
10:20 Karen Dolan of the Institute for Policy Studies on her report The Poor Get Prison.
10:40 SFU assistant professor Shane Gunster on his recent report on climate change engagement.
11:10 Linda Kay on her book The Sweet Sixteen, a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club.
11:30 We speak with a young actor and the stage manager/mentor from Death in a Dumpster: The Musical.
Oct 10, 2015
10:05 Lawyer and First Nations activist Dr. Pamela Palmater on Taking Back Kanada, recorded at SFU last month.
11:10 Naomi Klein on the need for climate justice, from a talk she gave in Santa Fe, New Mexico earlier this year (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Oct 3, 2015
10:05 Dr. Brian Machovina on how eating meat is devastating our planet's biodiversity.
10:20 Colman McCarthy on Pope Francis' lukewarm criticism of US militarism.
10:40 We speak to Pascale Diverlus about Black Lives Matter movement in Toronto.
11:10 Jan Slomp of the National Farmers Union, on how the Trans Pacific Partnership threatens the livelihood of Canada's dairy farmers.
11:30 We'll listen again to Lara Yeo, from the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, about the UN's recent report on Canada's record on human rights.
Sept 26, 2015
10:05 We speak with Seth Klein about the Leap Manifesto, calling for Canada to transition off fossil fuels and improve the lives of Canadians.
10:25 We hear excerpts from a talk this week by Donald Gutstein about his book Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada.
11:05 Veteran journalist Robert Fisk on Syria, ISIS and the end of the old Middle East, recorded Monday night in Vancouver.
Sept 19, 2015
10:05 Dr. William Honer on his report finding Downtown Eastside hotel tenants are dying at a rate eight times Canada's average.
10:20 James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked, on the Syrian refugee crisis.
10:40 Jens Wieting of the Sierra Club on the connection between BC government policies and this year's destructive forest fire season.
11:00 Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaking on the importance of privacy, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Sept 12, 2015
10:05 Sozan Savehilaghi of No One Is Illegal on their new project, Never Home: Legislating discrimination in Canadian immigration.
10:20 A new report on the economic record of nine Canadian prime ministers since 1946 finds that Stephen Harper's rhetoric on the economy doesn't match the reality.
10:40 Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch and Ontario Green Dimitri Lascaris discuss the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on the Ecuadorian-Chevron case (courtsey of Real News Network).
11:10 Bonnie Glambeck of Clayoquot Action talks with us about the Ahousaht First Nation's blockade of a new fish farm north of Tofino.
11:25 We hear two people directly impacted by the refugee crisis tell their stories (courtesy of Democracy Now).
Sept 5, 2015
10:05 Economist Ian Hudson on how improved labour conditions are more effective at eliminating disease than medical advancements.
10:20 We'll listen again to professor Eli Friedman talk with Redeye host Esther Hsieh about labour unrest in China.
10:40 International Labour Organization economist Steven Tobin on their report on increasing job insecurity around the world.
11:00 Journalist and author Alan Maass on the case for socialism (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Aug 29, 2015
10:05 We speak with Chandu Claver about how the mining industry threatens indigenous peoples. (first aired in March).
10:20 Vijay Prashad on the underlying structures of property and power (courtesy of The Real News Network).
11:00 Avi Chomsky on the history of U.S. immigration policy and the use of the term "illegal alien."
Aug 22, 2015
10:05 We listen to award-winning journalist, Reese Erlich, talk about the normalizing of relations between the US and Cuba (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
11:00 Vancouver artist Eyoälha Baker will talk about her Jump for Joy photo project in the Downtown Eastside.
11:20 Anthropologist David Graeber links the origins of money and debt to war and violence (courtesy of Making Contact).
Aug 15, 2015
10:05 We'll listen again to a conversation with Deni Bechard, author of the book The Last Bonobo.
10:20 Karen Dolan discusses her report, The Poor Get Prison, an analysis of the criminalization of poverty (first aired in May).
11:00 Cornel West talks about fighting for justice with love (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Aug 8, 2015
10:05 James Risen on the The American Psychological Association vote to bar psychologists from participating in U.S. national security interrogations (courtesy of Democracy Now).
10:20 Lara Campbell will discuss Worth Fighting For, the book she co-edited on the history of war resistance in Canada.
10:40 Lara Yeo speaks about the recent UN Human Rights Committee report that highlights Canada's disturbing shortcomings for women's equality.
11:10 John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus, on Japan's turn towards militarism.
11:30 Derrick Jensen shares the perspective he expressed in his article "Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change".
Aug 1, 2015
10:05 From earlier this year, we'll listen again to Maude Barlow talking about the importance of this fall's federal election.
10:20 Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates uses a friend's death to look at the wider context of US police shootings.
11:00 Howard Zinn spoke with David Barsamian in 2004 about the need to think critically, courtesy of Alternative Radio
July 25, 2015
10:05 Louis-Philippe Rochon on why finance trumped democracy in Greece.
10:20 Rachel Campbell, policy analyst at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, talks about the first homeless charter in Canada.
10:40 Randy Christensen, from Ecojustice, speaks with us about the water management lessons BC can learn from California's drought.
11:10 Reynold Panettieri on a new study that finds higher rates of hospitalization in areas with a lot of fracking.
11:30 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip talks personally about colonization and his advocacy work.
July 18, 2015
10:05 Eli Friedman of Cornell University talks about how China has become the global centre of labour unrest.
10:20 Anayvette Martinez on the Radical Brownies (now called Radical Monarchs), an Oakland-based group of young girls of colour. (first aired in March)
10:40 Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee discusses the logging threat to the Walbran Valley.
11:10 Leah Hayes talks about her comic book on abortion, Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard.
11:30 Jean Swanson voices her concerns over the City's proposed strategy to tackle homelessness.
July 11, 2015
10:05 Costas Panayotakis, author of Remaking Scarcity, discusses why Greek voters rejected a proposed bailout.
10:20 UBC grad student Nick Fitz will talk about his recent article in Scientific American, about how we perceive economic inequality.
10:40 Ryerson University Professor Alan Sears on what he calls the Canadian cult of the entrepreneur (first aired in March).
11:10 Director David Lavalee on his current film project, To the Ends of the Earth, exploring the economics of what he calls extreme energy extraction.
11:30 Dr Cecil Hershler on the effects of WCB compensation denial on people who suffer from chronic pain.
July 4, 2015
10:05 Professor Cheryl Cooky will talk about why media coverage of women's sports is so poor despite their growing popularity.
10:20 A report from Democracy Now on how justice advocates are dealing with renewed racial attacks in the American South.
10:55 We'll listen to a talk by Dr Carl Hart, on current models of drug addiction and why they are wrong.
June 27, 2015
10:05 For Canada Day, it's an all-music special on Redeye, featuring artists set to appear at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival. On the show, we'll be playing Hawksley Workman, Paolo Flores, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Soussou & Maher Cissoko and many more. This year's festival runs from July 17-19th at Jericho Beach Park.
June 20, 2015
10:05 We speak with Dagoberto Acevedo on the recent and very violent elections in Mexico.
10:20 Graham Riches discusses his book about Canada's food insecurity, First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food (first aired in January).
10:45 We talk with Susan Smitten of RAVEN about how to support First Nations fighting the Site C dam project.
11:10 Markus Moos from the University of Waterloo talks about austerity and its effects on the generational divide.
11:45 From Democracy Now: We hear analysis of the response to the massacre at South Carolina’s Emanuel AME where nine Black people died in a terrorist attack.
June 13, 2015
10:05 Caitlyn Vernon from the Sierra Club of BC talk about the upcoming Week to End Enbridge fundraising campaign.
10:20 Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union on the impacts of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt, and farm financing (first aired in March).
10:50 Cindy Blackstock on the court challenge she has brought to force the federal government to treat First Nations children equally (first aired in February).
June 6, 2015
10:05 Journalist Murray Dobbin discusses how free trade deals are poisoning our democracy.
10:20 ILO economist Steven Tobin on the organization's new report on growing job insecurity around the world.
10:40 Jim Iker, president of the BCTF, discusses the recent BC Court of Appeals ruling on Bills 22 and 28.
11:10 Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians on their report Blue Betrayal examining the Harper government's record on freshwater protection.
11:30 Rehab Nazzal on her artwork A Dead Sea, included in #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, showing at the Or Gallery.
May 30, 2015
10:05 Concordia University Professor Linda Kay talks about her book on the history of the Canadian Women's Press Club.
10:20 We connect with organizers mobilizing against the Fraser Surrey Docks coal export project.
10:40 Terry Sidhu and Samuel Baron on making Commercial Drive a complete street (first aired in February).
11:10 Carmen Cheung of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the hidden implications of Bill C-51 (first aired in March).
11:30 Lobat Shadrehashemi on a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson about systemic barriers to accessing social assistance.
May 23, 2015
10:05 Colleen Fuller, co-founder of PharmaWatch, talks about the court challenge threatening the principles of the Canada Health Act.
10:20 We speak with Derrick Jensen about the perspective he expresses in his article "Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change".
11:10 Karen Dolan, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, on the criminalization of poverty in the United States.
11:30 Student and climate activist Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois on the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
May 9, 2015
On the show today we're going to hear three speakers from Go Vote For The Change You Want, organized by the Council of Canadians: Maude Barlow, Itrath Syed and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
10:05 Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, on the importance of ousting Stephen Harper.
10:20 Itrath Syed, instructor and anti-oppression activist, on the dangers of Bill C-51.
10:40 Saya Masso, Natural Resource Manager for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation will speak with us about tribal parks and Dasiqox Tribal Park.
11:10 Nick Fitz, from UBC's National Core for Neuroethics, will talk about how we perceive economic inequality.
11:25 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, on the roots of his activism.
May 2, 2015
10:05 We speak to Jat Sandhu of Vancouver Coastal Health about the impacts of transportation on personal health.
10:20 Jyarland Daniels talks about the video series What is Systemic Racism? produced by Race Forward.
10:45 Francois Crepeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, on the recent deaths of 800 migrants off the coast of Libya.
11:20 Professor Marjorie Cohn on how drones are fuelling the war on terror.
April 25, 2015
10:05 We speak with creative director Tomas Borsa about a new film called Line In the Sand, about the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
10:20 Nuclear expert Gordon Edwards on the continuing struggle to deal with the meltdown of three reactors in Fukushima, Japan.
10:40 Adrienne Smith, from Pivot Legal, will talk about a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, declaring mandatory minimum prison sentences unconstitutional.
11:10 We hear a recent talk by journalist Sue Montgomery, creator of #BeenRapedNeverReported.
April 18, 2015
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10:05 Andrew MacLeod on his new book A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal BC.
10:20 Arlene McLaren on why parents in Vancouver are looking for alternatives to driving cars.
10:40 Camil Dumont talks about his agricultural work with Inner City Farms.
11:10 Eryk Martin on the history of anarchist and punk movements in Vancouver in the 70s and 80s.
11:30 Angela Marie MacDougall on the acquittal in the murder of sex worker Cindy Gladue.
April 11, 2015
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10:05 We speak with Deni Bechard about his book The Last Bonobo: A Journey in the Congo.
10:20 We catch up with Heiltsuk First Nation elected chief Marilyn Slett to talk about their occupation of a DFO office and the departure of a commercial herring fleet.
10:40 Kira Buro discusses her blog F.E.D. U.P, a feminist database of Edmonton's food industry.
11:10 Sabrina Roach, from the Puget Sound Community Radio Cohort, will talk about new low-power FM radio stations in the Seattle area.
11:30 Ethan Cox on why 130,000 students went on strike across Quebec earlier this month.
Apr 4, 2015
10:05 Policy analyst Ben Dachis, epidemiologist Meghan Winters and SFU transit coordinator Joshua Cairns on why we should vote yes in Metro Vancouver's transit referendum.
11:00 Loretta Napoleoni is an Italian journalist and political analyst. We hear her talk about ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Mar 28, 2015
10:05 King-mong Chan from the Carnegie Community Action Project speaks about how new development is pushing out residents of Chinatown.
10:20 To celebrate the ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! concert this evening at the Kits House Community Hall, we'll listen again to Leonor Xochitl Pérez discuss the long history of women in Mariachi music.
10:40 Carmen Cheung of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the hidden implications of the government's new anti-terror legislation Bill C-51.
11:10 Ryerson University Professor Alan Sears will talk about his recent article, The Canadian Cult of the Entrepreneur.
11:30 We speak with Chandu Claver from the Philippines, one of the speakers at this weekend's State of Extraction conference.
Mar 21, 2015
10:05 Amira Hass and Jamal Zahalka join Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! to discuss this week's parliamentary elections in Israel.
10:20 We speak with Michael Dorsey of Islands First about the devastating cyclone in Vanuatu.
10:40 We speak with Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union, about their report examining the impacts of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt, and farm financing.
11:10 Jesselyn Radack on the double standard in prosecuting U.S. government leaks from whistleblowers and from government insiders, from Democracy Now!
11:30 Eric Doherty from Tanker Free BC on Vancouver's transportation referendum.
Mar 14, 2015
10:05 We speak with Anayvette Martinez, founder of the the Radical Brownies, an Oakland based group of young girls of color.
10:20 A second chance to hear our conversation with Thea Cacchioni about the pharmaceutical industry's push for a "pink Viagra" for women.
10:40 Migrant Workers Alliance for Change organizer, Tzazná Miranda Leal, on Canada's mass deportation of migrant labourers.
11:10 Filmmaker Stephane McLachlan will discuss his new documentary One River, Many Relations, about First Nations people living downstream from the tar sands.
11:30 We speak with Sanford Osler, author of Canoe Crossings, a book about the role of the canoe in British Columbia's past and present.
Mar 7, 2015
10:05 Yvonne Bambrick discusses her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide.
10:20 Coola Louis and Kasari Govender talk about a new report on how governments are failing to stop violence against Indigenous women.
10:45 Chris Hedges on the actions that trigger momentous change, in an excerpt from the Q & A following his talk in Vancouver last month.
11:10 Harjap Grewal of the Council of Canadians on Bill 18, the British Columbia government's Water Sustainability Act.
11:30 Jen Moore from Mining Watch Canada on how our nation supports human rights violations in Mexico.
Feb 28, 2015
10:05 Janelle Vandergrift, from the Dignity for All campaign, will discuss its recently published plan for a poverty-free Canada.
10:20 David Christopher from Open Media discusses the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and Internet surveillance in Canada.
10:40 Richard Smith, author of To Save the Planet, Turn the World Upside Down, on the need for systemic change to combat climate change.
11:10 Toronto spoken word artist Heather Hermant on her play "ribcage:this wide passage" at the Firehall starting this week.
11:30 Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, on the dissolution of Parliament in Haiti, the corrupt Haitian "elite" and the global economy.
Feb 21, 2015
10:05 Kate McIntuff from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on how outdated policies are failing Canada's families.
10:20 Cindy and Craig Corrie on the Israeli Supreme Court ruling finding Israel not liable for their daughter Rachel's death.
10:40 Transportation campaigner Eric Doherty talks about the upcoming Metro Vancouver transit referendum.
11:10 Krista Roessingh of Pacific Wild on the BC government's campaign to kill 200 hundred wolves.
11:35 Marcie Hogan of Dying With Dignity Canada on the recent Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide.
Feb 14, 2015
10:05 We speak with Leonor Perez about the presence and influence of women in mariachi music.
10:25 Terry Sidhu and Samuel Baron from Slow Streets on the benefit of creating complete street on Commercial Drive.
10:55 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on African-American history from the civil rights movement to today.
Feb 7, 2015
10:05 Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, discusses the call to reinstate long-form census.
10:25 Tyler Levitan, from Independent Jewish Voices, will talk about the Harper government's efforts to discredit the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement against Israel.
10:50 Cindy Blackstock on the court challenge she has brought to force the federal government to treat First Nations children equally.
Jan 31, 2015
10:05 Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research on the victory of the anti-austerity left in Greece.
10:20 We speak with West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert about BC Housing's planned sale of social housing at Stamps Place and Nicholson Towers.
10:40 BC Civil Liberties lawyer Laura Track discusses their lawsuit challenging solitary confinement in Canada.
11:05 Steven Salaita on First Peoples, Palestine and the Crushing of Free Speech, recorded recently at SFU Harbour Centre.
Jan 24, 2015
10:05 Dr. Andrew Pinto of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on prescribing income for his neediest patients.
10:20 Kevin Koenig from Amazon Watch on a complaint filed with the International Criminal Court against Chevron's CEO.
10:40 Ajamu Baraka of the Institute for Policy Studies on the Boko Haram attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria.
11:15 Ben Powless of Ecology Ottawa discusses TransCanada's Energy East pipeline.
11:35 Alana Miller, policy director at Transportation Alternatives in NYC, on Vision Zero, a platform to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist deaths.
Jan 17, 2015
10:05 Economist Toby Sanger on the Ontario auditor general's report detailing the inefficiency of public-private partnerships.
10:20 A reading of Linda McQuaig's essay on Harper's plan for Canada.
10:40 Holly Jarrett of the Am I Next? campaign calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women.
11:05 We speak with Martin Karakas about the significance of the changes in U.S-Cuba relations announced last month.
11:35 We speak with Graham Riches, the co-editor of First World Hunger Revisited, about the failure of food charity to address food poverty.
Jan 10, 2015
10:05 Keith Stewart from Greenpeace on PR firms who create fake activist organizations, designed to help sell TransCanada's planned tar sands pipeline.
10:20 Manuel Perez Rocha, associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, on what free trade has done to Central America.
10:40 Analysis and commentary of the killings of comics and journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
11:35 Jordan Hall speaks about her award-winning play "Kayak" , now showing at the Firehall Arts Centre.
Dec 20, 2014
10:05 Democracy Now! hosted a discussion about the Obama administration's dramatic change in policy towards Cuba - we'll air some excerpts.
10:25 We speak with Toronto street nurse and social justice activist Cathy Crowe about her formula when thinking about charity at this time of year.
11:05 Daniel Tseghay talks with us about the troubling partnership between transit police and Canada Border Services Agency.
11:20 Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, on police brutality and police militarization in the United States.
11:40 Vancouver Museum curator Naveen Girn commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident by telling its history through the sites and buildings in downtown Vancouver.