Redeye is a 3-hour radio program 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 over 35 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.

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.

April 5, 2014

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  9:05   NYU professor Andrew Ross will talk about his new book, Creditocracy and the Case For Debt Refusal.

  9:30   Sociologist Elizabeth Comack speaks about her latest book, Racialized Policing, Aboriginal People's Encounters with the Police.

10:05   Shari Graydon, long-time media consultant and activist from Informed Opinions on why women say no to being interviewed as experts.

11:05   Josh Paterson on the BCCLA’s push for an independent civilian oversight body for the the Canadian Border Services Agency.

11:20   Two speakers from Lawyering on the Margins, recorded in Vancouver March 26: David Scamell from Sexual Health and Rights Project of the Open Society Foundation; and Nanna Gotfredsen, founder of the Danish organization Street Lawyers.

11:30   A conversation between two writers: Carmen Rodriguez spoke with Arundhati Roy during her visit to Vancouver this week.

March 29, 2014

  9:05   On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, we talk with marine toxicologist Dr. Riki Ott. Her film Pretty Slick shows at the VPL next Monday.

  9:20   We spoke with John Bennett of the Sierra Club in December about recent studies that support the case for banning bee-killing pesticides.

  9:40   John Bergenske, executive director of Wildsight, on Bill 4, the Parks Amendment Act, which passed this week.

10:05   We speak with Michael Stewart about why he thinks the Portland Hotel Society should be defended despite the findings of a recent audit.

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

11:05   We bring you excerpts from a talk by Dennis Edney, lawyer for Omar Khadr, recorded in Vancouver last year. (first aired in December 2013)

March 22, 2014

  9:05   Professor Tom Baumann on proposed changes to the Agriculture Land Reserve.

  9:20   British anti-war activist and Labour MP Tony Benn died on March 14. We play a short excerpt from an interview with Tony Benn recorded in 2009 (courtesy of Democracy Now).

  9:35   We speak with Dr. Richard Smith, in advance of his public forums in Vancouver, Victoria and Gabriola Island: No! to climate change. Yes! to system change.

10:05   Local author J B MacKinnon discusses the new exhibit he curated at the Museum of Vancouver, called Rewilding Vancouver.  >> find out more

11:05   Anne Casselman on the clean-up of the oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan.(first aired in Dec 2013)

11:20   March 22 is World Water Day. We hear a feature-length interview with Maude Barlow, courtesy of independent radio producer and former Coop Radio host Ellie Gordon-Moershel.

March 15, 2014

  9:05   Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights and a legal adviser to Wikileaks, on the erosion of constitutional rights and the growth of the police state in the US (courtesy of the Real News Network)

  9:20   Director Anthony Bonello on his latest film "Stand", a paddleboard expedition of the tanker route for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

  9:40   An interview with Carolyn Wong from the Pivot Legal Society about this year’s Hope in Shadows calendar project (first aired in December).

10:05   Yasmin Dawood in the law department at the University of Toronto on the Conservative government's Fair Elections Act.

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

10:50   Canadian/Israeli journalist David Sheen presents a talk on African asylum-seekers in Israel, recorded at SFU Harbour Centre March 9.

A special request to our listeners:

Ali Mustafa was a Canadian freelance photojournalist documenting the Syrian civil war. He was killed in Syria last weekend. Supporters are raising money to help Ali’s family bring his remains home to Canada. Please consider donating here.

March 8, 2014

  9:05   We speak with Marie Leblanc Flanagan, executive director of Weird Canada, about the music website's new non-profit distribution service.  >> find out more

  9:20   Karen Wristen of the Living Oceans Society on the recent die-off of farmed shellfish on Vancouver Island.

  9:40   Angela Davis speaks about prison abolition, feminism and President Obama with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez (courtesty of Democracy Now).

10:05   Long-time community activist Wendy Pedersen on the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan to go before city council next week.

10:55   Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Isabel Wilkerson speaks about the legacy of the migration of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century (courtesy of Making Contact).

11:35   Colleen Hemphill on How A People Live, a new film about the forced relocation of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations from their homeland on the coast of BC in 1964.

Feb 28, 2014

  9:05   We listen to an Alternative Radio recording of Sonia Nazario at the Americas Latino Festival in Denver in a talk titled The Courage of Immigrants.

10:05   A second chance to hear David Diamond on how he uses theatre to understand and resist corporate messaging.

10:50   Comics journalist Joe Sacco in conversation with Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight and Chris Brayshaw of Pulp Fiction, recorded at SFU last fall.

Feb 22, 2014

  9:05   We speak with Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada about the recent controversy surrounding Oxfam's former ambassador Scarlett Johannson.

  9:20   Gillian McEachern of Environmental Defence talks about the reasons behind the federal government audit her organization is facing.

  9:40   Thom Armstrong of the Cooperative Housing Federation of BC on the end of federal government support for cooperative housing across Canada.

10:05   We speak with Chris Diplock, lead researcher with The Sharing Project, a study of how Vancouver residents share resources.

11:05   Gill Cracknell of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society's Yukon Chapter on the Yukon government's decision to open up mining in the Peel River Watershed Region.

11:20   Author Andrea Smith on the connection between colonization and violence against First Nations women (courtesy of Making Contact).

Feb 15, 2014

  9:05   A talk by Mark Lakeman on remaking cities into livable places, recorded at SFU Woodwards.

10:05   A panel discussion on rape culture in politics, recorded last month at UBC (courtesy of Feminist Currents).

11:05   Jules Boykoff on commercialization and capitalism in the Olympics (courtesy of Alternative Radio).

Feb 8, 2014

  9:05   Scarcity Makes the City, a talk by geographer Geoff Mann on how the political economy of Vancouver has shaped the city.  >> find out more

10:05   We hear a recent talk by Dr. Hani Faris on the historical context behind the four maps in the bus ad campaign Disappearing Palestine.  >> find out more

11:05   Chris Hedges and William Binney explain how there should be accountability for the criminal practices of the NSA, courtesy of the Real News Network.

Feb 1, 2014

  9:05   Professor Stephen D'Arcy on his new book, Languages of the Unheard, about the ethics of militant protest in democratic countries.

  9:20   Poet Wayde Compton on the long fight to memorialize Hogan's Alley, recorded at SFU as part of the panel Poets and the Social Self.

  9:40   Stuart Trew from the Council of Canadians on the Wikileaks release of a draft of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal (first aired Nov 2013)

10:05   Immigration lawyer Zool Suleman on news of a Canada Border Services quota for stripping refugees of their status.

11:05   John Werring of the David Suzuki Foundation talks about the environmental impact of farmed fish.

11:20   We hear a radio doc from Making Contact: Insult to Injury? American Indian Sports Mascots

Jan 25, 2014

  9:05   Roger Annis examines the oil-by-rail industry in North America since the fuel train derailment in Lac Mégantic.  >> find out more

  9:20   Micheal Vonn of the BCCLA on Canada's version of the NSA and how it's violating our privacy rights in its collection of digital communication. (first aired in October)

  9:40   Fisheries scientist Dr. Burton Ayles on the Harper government’s destruction of world-respected research libraries.

10:05   Last week Abbotsford struck down their bylaw prohibiting harm reduction. We speak with DJ Larkin, lawyer with Pivot Legal.

11:05   Jens Wieting, Sierra Club BC Forest and Climate Campaigner on the reversal of BC forests from carbon sink to carbon source.

11:20   Jennifer West talks with Scott Neigh of Talking Radical Radio about her work with NOFRAC, a coalition opposed to fracking in Nova Scotia.

11:40   Researcher Michele Ybarra on a new study that has found many teens admit to coercing others into sex. (first aired in October)

Jan 18, 2014

  9:05   Richard Sanders on why Canada is looking at new countries as potential buyers for Canadian-made weapons.

  9:20   A two-part interview with Derrick O'Keefe about imperialist rationalizations for war. (first aired in Nov 2013)

10:05   Dr.Joseph Gerson of the American Friends Service Committee explains the huge rallies in Okinawa against US and Japanese government plans to build a massive military base.

11:05   Vancouver actor and writer TJ Dawe on his monologue Medicine, recounting his experience with Dr Gabor Maté and a hallucinogenic drug from the Amazon.

11:20   Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee on growing opposition to Kinder Morgan's proposed pipeline across BC.

11:40   We speak with director Christopher Morris about his play Night, set during 24 hours of darkness in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.

Jan 11, 2014

  9:05   Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, on the deaths of aboriginal children in residential school.

  9:20   Marcy Wheeler, author of Anatomy of Deceit, on the continuing revelations regarding NSA spying.

  9:40   We speak with Barry Robinson of Ecojustice about the National Energy Board’s recommendation for approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline.

10:05   Professor Jeff Shantz on the upcoming Anarchist Studies conference to be held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

11:05   Tim Thielmann on a recent study that raises the alarm over the effects of sour gas development on schoolchildren in northern BC.

11:20   Poet, playwright and political organizer Amiri Baraka died yesterday. We play some excerpts from an hour-long tribute by Democracy Now.

11:40   Leo Panitch on his latest book, with Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism. (courtesy of Mud & Water from CKUW in Winnipeg)

Dec 21, 2013

  9:05   We speak with Carolyn Wong of the Pivot Legal Society about this year’s Hope in Shadows calendar project.

  9:20   Sarah Baird, Director of Communications for The Center for a New American Dream on how to simplify the holidays.   >> find out more

  9:40   Author and journalist Alex Renton spoke with us about his new book on the future of meat eating titled Planet Carnivore. (first broadcast in October)

10:05   Labour activist Bill Fletcher will talk about the sanitizing of Nelson Mandela's history.

11:05   We bring you excerpts from a recent talk by Dennis Edney, lawyer for Omar Khadr, recorded in Vancouver on Dec 5.

Dec 14, 2013

  9:05   Gil Aguilar of the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition tells us how we can make a call for social justice with our food bank donation this holiday season.  >> find out more

  9:20   John Bennett of the Sierra Club on recent studies that support the case for banning bee-killing pesticides.

  9:40   We speak with Holly Dranginis about efforts to stop electronic companies buying minerals that directly fund the conflict in the Congo.  >> find out more

10:05   Gary Ruskin, Director of the Center for Corporate Policy, talks about his report on corporate espionage against non-profits.  >> find out more

11:05   Rick Salutin reports on who shoots and who scores in the huge, new TV deal on hockey game coverage.

11:20   Dr. Evelyn Forget discusses a project in the 1970s that studied how a guaranteed annual income affected the population of a Manitoba town. (first aired in April 2013)

11:40   Comedian Charlie Demers tells us about writing pantomime for Jack and the Beanstalk now playing at the new York Theatre.

Dec 7, 2013

  9:05   Anti-war activist Derrick O’Keefe returns with the second part of his critique of imperialist rationalizations for making war.

  9:20   Vancouver poet Dina Del Bucchia will talk about her debut collection, “Coping with Emotions and Otters”.

  9:40   Canadian journalist Murray Bush on the election in Honduras and why some are saying it's fraud.

10:05   Retired labour lawyer David Yorke tells us about Robert Liversedge's moving personal account of fighting in the Spanish Civil War.

11:05   Chris Turner, author of The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada, recorded in Vancouver November 21.

Nov 30, 2013

  9:05   Ben Parfitt on why LNG doesn't make sense for BC, recorded live at SFU on Nov 18.

10:05   BC has the highest child poverty rate in Canada. We speak with Adrienne Montani of First Call.

11:05   From Making Contact, excerpts of the film, The Atomic States of America, on the rise of nuclear energy in the US and its costs.

11:40   We speak with David Diamond of Theatre for Living about their show Corporations in our Heads.

Nov 23, 2013

  9:05   Jill Trenholm talks about how continual conflict in the Congo relates to the international demand for cheap electronics and incursions by neighbouring countries.

  9:20   Manuel Perez-Rocha from the Institute for Policy Studies talks about the question missing from the immigration debate in the US: what are the underlying causes of immigration?

  9:40   We speak with Kyle Artelle, lead author of a study that found grizzly bear management is too uncertain to allow the trophy hunt to continue.

10:05   Stuart Trew, trade campaigner with the Council of Canadians, unwraps the TPP that Obama thought he could keep secret.

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

11:05   Leanne Betasamosake Simpson speaks about the role of land ownership in nationhood and reconciliation.

Nov 16, 2013

  9:05   Anti-war activist and author Derrick O’Keefe explores the shifting rationales for making war, who develops these, and why.

  9:20   We speak with Tar Sands Campaigner Ben West of Forest Ethics about Saturday's National Day of Action on Climate Change and No Enbridge Pipeline rally.

  9:40   Fisheries prof Tony J. Pitcher discusses the State of the Oceans report for 2013.

10:05   Author and film maker Andre Vltchek talks about his new book, On Western Terrorism, a series of interviews he conducted with Noam Chomsky.
>> find out more about Andre Vltchek's work
>> watch trailer for the companion film

11:05   Comics journalist Joe Sacco in conversation with Charlie Smith of the Georgia Straight and Chris Brayshaw of Pulp Fiction, recorded at SFU last week.