Redeye is broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver's downtown eastside.

The show has been on the air for nearly 40 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.

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.

Dec 13, 2014

Join us for our first 10am start; a new format with a focus on original programming.

  10:05   We speak with Mike Berners-Lee, author of How Bad Are Bananas: The Carbon Footprint of Everything.

  10:30   Pivot Legal Society lawyer Doug King discusses British Columbia's new police dog regulations.

11:05   Ian Robson of the National Farmers Union on plans to turn over the assets of Canadian Wheat Board to multinational corporations.

11:20   Professor Thea Cacchioni joins us to talk about the faux-feminist campaign for "pink viagra".

11:40   We speak with Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action after his group's recent return to the site of the Mt. Polley disaster.

Dec 6, 2014

  9:05   Elinor Warkentin will join us to talk about the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre and events in Vancouver to mark the day.

  9:20   We speak Barb MacQuarrie of Western University about the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces.

  9:40   Max Blumenthal talks to The Real News Network about Israel's newly proposed Jewish Nation-State law and the likely beneficiaries of national elections next year.

10:05   John Bennet, national program director at Sierra Club, discusses Canada's failure to to uphold international environmental commitments, first aired Oct 2.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   Vince Warren of the Center for Constitutional Rights on the recent grand jury decisions in Missouri and New York City clearing white officers of killing African American men.

11:20   We play Partners in the Struggle, an discussion of what it means to be an ally in a political movement, produced by Making Contact.

Nov 29, 2014

  9:05   We speak with Ukrainian Canadian filmmaker Marusya Bociurkiw about her on the ground experience while making a film in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Donetsk.

  9:20   Sam Stime, UBC civil engineering graduate student, discusses his research on unethical practices of Canadian mining corporations in developing countries.

  9:40   Alana Prochuk and Penelope Hetherington, members of Pom Bombs, talk about their politically inspired cheerleading team.

10:05   David Vine, author of the forthcoming book, Base Nation on the build-up of US bases around the world.

11:05   We connect with independent journalist Dawn Paley talking about her new book Drug War Capitalism.

11:40   We speak with Valerie Langer of Forest Ethics about the week's events at the Kinder Morgan drill site on Burnaby Mountain.

Nov 22, 2014

  9:05   Economist David Macdonald on the federal budget surplus, which he says comes at the expense of food safety, veterans and the unemployed.

  9:20   We speak with Sheila Sampath, editorial and art director of Shameless Magazine, an independent Canadian voice for young women and trans youth.

  9:40   SFU Professor Lynne Quarmby on her involvement with the protests against Kinder Morgan's pipeline plans for Burnaby Mountain.

10:05   Chris Spannos of Imaginary Lines on Venezuela's teleSUR network speaks with Julian Assange about his new book When Google Met Wikileaks.  >> watch the interview

11:05   Erica Chenoweth, author of the book Why Civil Resistance Works, talks about non-violent protest, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

Nov 15, 2014

  9:05   Ayano Ginoza of Women for Genuine Security on the resistance to US military bases in Okinawa Japan.

  9:20   Journalist Jen Wilton will talk about the Canada Pension Plan and its investment in dirty coal.

  9:40   Tracy Axelsson talks about the Vancouver's newly launched text messaging system for the street-involved and working poor (first aired in Sept).

10:05   Sean Condon of Megaphone on Dying on the Streets, the first report on the deaths of homeless people in BC.

11:05   We bring you excerpts from the Vancouver launch of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition by Dene scholar Glen Coulthard.   >> watch the entire event

Nov 8, 2014

  9:05   Evolutionary biologist Robert Wallace on the link between ebola and neoliberalism, courtesy of The Real News.

  9:20   Naomi Klein on her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, courtesy of Making Contact.

10:05   We talk with journalist Dawn Paley about the 43 Mexican students who went missing more than 5 weeks ago.

11:05   We hear a talk by Michael Brune, author of Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

Nov 1, 2014

  9:05   We talk with Ariana Barer of WAVAW about why women who are sexually assaulted might want to remain anonymous.

  9:20   With TransCanada formally applying for its Energy East pipeline project on Thursday, we'll look back at the legacy of the Exxon Valdez disaster.

  9:40   We speak with Ellen Woodsworth about making Vancouver a more equal city for women.

10:05   We speak with Jay Hamburger, director of the play Raymur Mothers, which will play at the Russian Hall throughout the Heart of the City Festival.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   We play excerpts from historian Michael Kluckner's talk A Short History of Gentrification in Vancouver.

Oct 25, 2014

Listen in and pledge your support for Coop Radio during our Fall Fundraising Drive

  9:05   Andrew Gage of West Coast Environmental Law on how the provincial government's proposed changes to the Societies Act can threaten small non-profits.

  9:20   Charley Beresford of the Columbia Institute on the federal and provincial government plans to download more responsibilities onto municipalities.

  9:40   We talk with Daryl Redsky, resident of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, about the hypocrisy of Winnipeg's Human Rights Museum.

10:05   Long-time DTES activist Wendy Pedersen on homelessness and housing in the lead-up to the city election.

11:05   We bring you a talk by the socialist Seattle city councillor Kshama Sawant, recorded at a recent COPE fundraising event.

Oct 18, 2014

Listen in and pledge your support for Coop Radio during our Fall Fundraising Drive

  9:05   We speak with Joe Foy of the Wilderness Committee about the government decision this week to go ahead with plans to dam the Peace River.

  9:20   John Bennett from the Sierra Club on the Environment Commissioner's audit.

  9:40   Maggie MacAuley discusses the gender disparities on Wikipedia.

10:05   We speak with Devon Page of Ecojustice about their campaign to include the human right to a healthy environment in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

11:05   We hear several excerpts from a talk about the link between poverty and health in BC, hosted by the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Oct 11, 2014

  9:05   We'll hear a conversation with author and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande about the Ebola virus and the public health approaches that can address it.

  9:20   Emily Wurth, Program Director at Food and Water Watch, will talk about the cut-off of water service to thousands of Detroit residents.

10:05   In a recording from 1992, Russell Means talks about how, for the world to live, Columbus must die, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

11:05   Rebecca Solnit explores the stories we hear and how they shape our world view in a talk recorded June 5 in Seattle.

Oct 4, 2014

  9:05   Professor Larry Haiven on the rise of corporate social responsibility and the decline of corporate taxes.

  9:20   Nomi Prins discusses her recent book All the Presidents' Bankers about how the U.S. government is influenced and controlled by financiers and banks, courtesy of Making Contact.

10:05   Deepa Kumar and Arun Kundnani examine the racialization of the surveillance society, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

11:05   Mohamad Elmasry on the current state of Egypt.

Sept 27, 2014

  9:05   Writer and producer Jen Rustemeyer discusses her film Just Eat it: a food waste story, which premieres this weekend at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

  9:20   We hear Andrew Ross talk about his book Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal, first aired last April.

  9:40   University of Toronto professor Andrew Clement on internet privacy.

10:05   The women of La Via Campensina on sustainable farming, land rights, and social justice, courtesy of Making Contact.

11:05   Writer Arundhati Roy talks about her upbringing, Gandhi and the Indian caste system. Courtesy of Alternative Radio.

Sept 20, 2014

  9:05   Bruce Campbell, executive director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on the regulatory failures that led to the Lac-Megantic rail disaster.

  9:20   Raji Mangat of the BCCLA talks about her report on the costs of mandatory minimum sentences.

  9:40   We speak with George Marshall, the author of Don't Even Think About it: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

10:05   Jordan MacLaren, author of a recent report on student aid, discusses the government impediments for accessing post secondary funding.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   David Cay Johnston examines the social implications of income inequality in the U.S., the biggest such gap in over a hundred years.

Sept 13, 2014

  9:05   Professor Rashmee Singh refutes Stephen Harper's claim that Tina Fontaine's murder was a crime, not a sociological phenomenon.

  9:20   Jennifer Moore, the Latin America Program Coordinator for Mining Watch, on El Salvador’s legal battle with an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold.

  9:40   Filmmakers Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott on their film Disruption created to support and catalyze a mass movement response to the upcoming UN Summit on Climate change.

10:05   Tracey Axelsson of VCN talks with us about a new text-messaging system designed to get life-saving information to homeless people.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   Shirley Samples, organizer of the UN Climate Change solidarity protest, talks about the need for community action to mitigate climate change.

11:20   Analysis of President Obama’s speech on ISIS and this latest U.S. military foray into the Middle East — an interview from Democracy Now with Peter Galbraith and Vijay Prassad.

Sept 6, 2014

  9:05   We speak with Tyler Levitan about the assault on Gaza and the campaign to boycott Israeli products.

  9:25   Gretchen Fitzgerald of the Sierra Club on the upcoming anti-fracking legislation in Nova Scotia.

  9:40   We talk with some of the people who are camping out in Oppenheimer Park to protest homelessness.

10:05   A look at the legacy of Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant used during the Vietnam War, courtesy Of Making Contact.

10:35   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:00   Chris Giannou puts the current conflict in the Middle East into historical context, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

Aug 30, 2014

For the Labour Day weekend, we replay some of our best programming from earlier this summer

  9:05   George Monbiot on The Pricing of Everything, recorded April 2014 at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.

10:00   In-depth interview with Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the Supreme Court's recent decision awarding 1,700 square kilometres to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.

10:30   Professor Suzanna Walters talks about The Tolerance Trap, her new book about gay equality..

10:55   On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a conversation with marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott.

11:15   Professor Elizabeth Comack talks with us about her recent book Racialized Policing.

11:35   Rebecca Spooner from Survival International on the threat a Canadian oil company poses to an uncontacted tribe in Peru.

Aug 23, 2014

An encore presentation of our special on LNG pipelines, first aired in May.

Featuring Liz Logan, Shannon McPhail, Joyce Williams, Tracy Saxby, Damien Gillis, Susan Spratt and Stewart Phillip.

Aug 16, 2014

  9:05   Investigative journalist Gareth Porter on manufacturing a narrative for war with Iran.

10:05   A documentary on the Zapatista movement's inspiration and influence on American culture.

11:05   Biologist Sandra Steingraber speaks about her experience of civil disobedience to protest fracking in her home state.

Aug 9, 2014

  9:05   Israel-based journalist Lia Tarachansky discusses the right-wing shift in Israeli society and the assault on the Gaza Strip.

  9:20   To mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, historian Gar Alperovitz talks about how the attack was never militarily necessary.

10:05   Journalist Glenn Greenwald on why the US National Security Agency has established an unprecedented system for spying on it's own citizens.

11:05   Fighting Goliath, a two-part series on the growing opposition to fossil fuel industry and tarsands developments, courtesy of Making Contact.

Aug 2, 2014

  9:05   Noam Chomsky talks about State spending and insecurity, courtesy of Alternative Radio.

10:05   Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch, on the rise of corporate power in food production.

10:40   A report from Raji Sourani of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights and Mohammed Omer, journalist and Rafah resident following the breakdown of yesterday's ceasefire, courtesy of Democracy Now.

11:05   Activist Kathy Kelly discusses the arguments still used to justify the Afghanistan war, and describes the reality on the ground for the Afghan people.

July 26, 2014

  9:05   Blogger Cynthia Khoo on what Canada can learn from Australia about the threat free trade agreements pose to intellectual property rights.

  9:20   Earle Peach joins us to talk about the importance of civil disobedience in the fight against the pipelines and his efforts to raise money to support it.

  9:40   Naveen Girn tells a history of the Komogata Maru through sites and buildings in downtown Vancouver.

10:05   We speak with Roger Annis about the situation in the Ukraine on his return from an anti-war conference in Russia.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   Christian Parenti on rethinking the state in the context of climate crisis, recorded February 2014. (courtesy of Simon Fraser University)

July 19, 2014

  9:05   We hear selections from a public forum last month on Thomas Piketty's book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century.

  9:40   We speak to Karen Wristen of the Living Oceans Society about ocean acidification. (first aired in March)

10:05   We speak with Farrah Khan of Greenpeace about the campaign to get Lego to stop promoting Shell-branded toys.

10:55   Gaza-based blogger Nalan al Sarraj and Israeli-Russian journalist Lia Tarachansky interviewed Friday on the Real News Network.

11:20   Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision awarding 1,700 square kilometres to the Tsilhqot'in Nation.

11:40   John Bennett of the Sierra Club Canada on a secret deal being brokered between the Alberta government and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

July 12, 2014

  9:05   Emily Wurth of Food & Water Watch on the crisis in Detroit where the thousands of residents have had their water cut off.

  9:20   Author Dave Zirin talks about sexism and women's sport, and proposes a strategy for change.

  9:40   Tyler Levitan of Independent Jewish Voices on the Israeli air strikes against Gaza.

10:05   Professor Suzanna Walters will talk about The Tolerance Trap, her new book about gay equality.

10:30   Call 604-684-7561 with community news, announcements or comments.

11:05   Jamie Peck talks about the rise of neoliberal urbanism, recorded November 2013. (courtesy of Simon Fraser University)   >> watch this talk

July 5, 2014

  9:05   Professor Costas Lapavitsas, author of Profiting without Producing, on the growth of finance. (courtesy of The Real News)

  9:20   Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee on the fight ahead following the Harper government's approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline.

  9:40   Reilly Yeo discusses the new alternative and ethical business program for youth, Groundswell, based in the Downtown Eastside.

10:05   Rebecca Spooner, from Survival International, will talk about a controversial new gas project in the Peruvian jungle.

10:45   Excerpts from a public forum, held just after the landmark Tsilhqot'in case was first argued at the Supreme Court of Canada last fall.

11:20   George Monbiot on The Pricing of Everything, recorded April 2014 at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute.  >> watch this talk

June 28, 2014

An all-music edition of Redeye, to celebrate Canada Day

  9:05   An eclectic mix of Canadian music.

10:05   An hour of tunes featuring old and new music from Quebec.

11:05   A preview of the artists at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 18-20

June 21, 2014

  9:05   Professor Trevor Evans of the Berlin School of Economics and Law on the rise of both left and right-wing parties in Europe.

  9:20   With the situation in Iraq worsening and the Obama administration sending military "advisers" to the country, we look back at the Iraq War, courtesy of Making Contact.

11:05   Today, National Aboriginal Day, a second chance to hear Leanne Betasamosake Simpson on restoring nationhood and addressing dispossession, recorded Nov 2013.

June 14, 2014

  9:05   We hear a talk by David Cay Johnston on the societal impact of inequality.

10:05   Donald MacPherson on a recent report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists that calls the drug war a failure.

11:05   Marley Daviduk of the Animal Defense League on Empty the Tanks, a campaign to end captivity of whales and dolphins.

11:20   Jens Wieting of the Sierra Club on how BC forests are now releasing alarming amounts of carbon, rather that absorbing it. (first aired in January)

11:40   We talk with Derrick O'Keefe and Jahanzeb Hussain, two of the Vancouver editors of the new bilingual online magazine Ricochet.

June 7, 2014

  9:05   Lobat Sadrehashemi from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, on Bill C-24, a new law that will change the nature of Canadian citizenship.

  9:20   We hear a statement by Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on the launch of an organization called ExposeFacts.

  9:30   Economist Michal Rozworski speaks about the groundbreaking new economics text, Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty.

10:05   We'll hear a documentary about the good, the bad and the ugly side of the upcoming soccer World Cup, courtesy of Making Contact.

11:05   On May 29, patients in a prescription heroin trial won an injunction to stop the federal government interfering with the study.

11:20   We speak with Marie Leblanc Flanagan, executive director of Weird Canada, about the music website's new non-profit distribution service. (first aired in March)

11:40   King-mong Chan from the Carnegie Community Action Project discusses an upcoming renoviction forum on gentrification and homelessness in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

May 31, 2014

A special program of speakers recorded May 21 at LNG Pipedreams: Fracked Futures and Community Resistance, an event organized to coincide with Christy Clark's LNG tradeshow and conference.

  9:05   Chief Liz Logan, Tribal Chief for the Treaty 8 Tribal Association.

  9:35   Shannon McPhail, Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition.

10:00   Joyce Williams from the Skwxwu7mesh First Nations, member of Skwomesh Action.

10:10   Tracey Saxby, one of the founders of the Squamish-based community group, My Sea to Sky.

10:25   Damien Gillis, a Vancouver-based journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on energy issues.

10:45   Susan Spratt, the former Area Director for CAW / Unifor, now retired and working against pipelines and LNG.

11:10   Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

11:25   Helen Rimmer of Friends of the Earth UK talks about the fight against fracking there. (courtesy of Radio Ecoshock)

May 24, 2014

  9:05   We bring you excerpts from Policing the Crisis in Vancouver, a panel discussion we recorded last month.

10:05   Maude Barlow explains how corporations are threatening our fresh water resources.

10:45   J.B. MacKinnon on Rewilding Vancouver now showing at the Museum of Vancouver.

11:05   Dave Zirin, host of Edge of Sports Radio, talks about the Other Side of Sports.

May 10, 2014

We are in the middle of moving to our new location so we're prepared a pre-recorded show of interviews and music from three different shows last fall.

  9:05   Peter Greenwell of Collingwood Neighbourhood House on the effect of Translink's new Compass card on the homeless.

  9:20   Scott Bernstein talks with us about the 10th anniversary of Insite, Vancouver's safe injection site.

  9:40   Kerry Coast discusses her new book The Colonial Present about the BC treaty process .

10:05   Michael Keefer on a controversial WHO report about birth defects and cancer rates in postwar Iraq.

10:20   Author Alex Renton on his new book on the future of meat eating titled Planet Carnivore.

10:40   Carla Bergman on Stay Solid! a Radical Handbook for Youth created by The Purple Thistle Centre.

11:05   Jill Trenholm talks about the connection between conflict in the Congo and the demand for cheap electronics.

11:20   Manuel Perez-Rocha from the Institute for Policy Studies on the underlying causes of immigration to the U.S.

11:40   Kyle Artelle on his findings that grizzly bear management is too uncertain to allow the trophy hunt to continue.

May 3, 2014

  9:05   A discussion between Jenny Uechi and Yves Engler on Elections, Pipelines and Protests in Canada, from the Real News Network.

  9:35   An interview with Vancouver-based author Cynthia Flood about her new book of short stories Red Girl Rat Boy.

10:05   Professor Robert McChesney speaks about how capitalism is ruling the Internet.

11:05   James Daschuk speaks with us about his new book, Clearing the Plains, about the loss of aboriginal life in Canada.

11:25   We'll hear excerpts from the Voices-Voix collection of dissident voices in Canada.

April 26, 2014

  9:05   Dr. Shakti Butler on her film Cracking the Codes, and using the medium of film to start conversations around the thorny issues of racial inequity.

  9:40   Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on the deaths of aboriginal children in residential school (first aired Jan 11).

10:05   Ben Parfitt on why LNG doesn't make sense for BC, recorded live at SFU on Nov 18 last year.

11:05   Patrick Bond talks to Paul Jay of The Real News Network about the politics of climate change.

11:25   We hear a radio documentary about various responses to life under constant surveillance in the US.

April 12, 2014

It's our Spring Membership Drive! Pledge your support for Coop Radio during our show.

  9:05   We speak with Alfredo Quarto about the important role mangroves can play in protecting coastal areas from storm surges and rising sea levels.

  9:20   Professor Joel Beinin, author of The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt, on the death sentence handed down to over 500 political prisoners by a court near Cairo.

  9:40   We speak with Katie Gibbs about the now successful two-year campaign by Canada’s scientific community to save the internationally acclaimed freshwater research centre at Experimental Lakes.

10:05   Rick Turner of the BC Health Coalition on the campaign to get the Harper government to renew the CanadaHealth Accord.

11:05   We listen to a recent talk on Media, Capitalism and Climate Change given by David Barsamian at SFU's downtown campus last month.