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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.