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Feb 20, 2021
10:10 We talk with one of the authors of a ground-breaking new study that found 8.7M people die each year as a result of pollution from fossil fuels.
10:25 We speak with Kate Holowatiuk of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers about how Canada Post could become part of a green and just recovery.
10:40 Economist Robyn Allan on the unfulfilled promise of economic benefit from coal mining versus the real cost to mountain caribou, from December.
10:55 Rezoning, reconciliation, paid sick leave and noise bylaws are all on Vancouver City Council's agenda this week. Ian Mass tells us more in City Beat.
11:15 Democracy Now interviews Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on their new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019.
Feb 13, 2021
10:10 Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, talks about his new report, Planet on Fire: Let's End Fracking in BC.
10:25 Lawyer Hasan Alam about the problem with designating the Proud Boys a terrorist group as a way to fight white supremacy.
10:50 Ben Parfitt says the government needs to start tracking the amount of water used by BC industries and charge them more for it.
11:10 How to use systems thinking to connect capitalism, white supremacy and the climate crisis, with researcher Nafeez Ahmad, interviewed by Upstream podcast.
Feb 6, 2021
10:10 We speak with Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal about the Vancouver Police Department's new Trespass Prevention Program.
10:35 Sara Sagaii, an organizer with the Vancouver Tenants Union, discusses how real estate investment trusts (REITs) feed gentrification, poverty, and homelessness.
10:50 Tim McSorley on demands for Prime Minister Trudeau to intervene following a new ruling by a French appeal court in case of Hassan Diab.
11:10 Labour activist and prof Simon Black joins us to talk about Canada's arms sales to Saudi Arabia and their impact on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
11:30 A second chance to catch Elaine Joe, local musician and host of the podcast Art Heals, which talks to mental health consumers who use the arts to heal.
Jan 30, 2021
10:05 Dr. Samantha Cutrara talks about her new book on a radical approach to transforming Canadian History classrooms to make it meaningful to BIPOC and other students.
10:30 We talk about how to stop tons of good food being thrown out with Ann Foo, a volunteer with Greenpeace's Go Zero Food Waste campaign.
10:50 A late response by City Council to a crisis that threatens the 110-year existence of the PNE. City Beat correspondent Ian Mass brings the details.
11:15 We talk with Toby Malloy of the National Farmers Union about the Alberta government's plans to bring open-pit coal mines to the eastern Rockies.
11:30 Two segments from Democracy Now on the inequalities of the pandemic: an Oxfam report on the wealth gap, and the imperative of getting vaccines to poorer countries.
Jan 23, 2021
10:05 Vancouver School Board Trustee Jennifer Reddy discusses why selling school property to private developers is a bad idea.
10:20 Dr. Nancy Covington speaks about the treaty designed to abolish nuclear weapons signed by 122 countries this week.
10:45 Dr. Françoise Baylis on the serious practical, scientific, and ethical issues raised by calls for digital Covid vaccination certificates.
11:05 NITV's Lucy Tulugarjuk talks with us about the new Inuit-language channel, Uvagut, that launched this week across Canada's North.
11:25 Activists from marginalized communities in the US share their hopes and concerns about the incoming Biden-Harris administration, from Making Contact.
Jan 16, 2021
10:10 City Beat reporter Ian Mass on a big new land development corporation owned by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
10:35 Stephanie Hewson of West Coast Environmental Law talks about a new guide to legal tools available to protect our coasts.
10:50 Jessica Magonet of the BCCLA on the long-awaited report into RCMP spying on activists in the fight against Northern Gateway.
11:10 Marc Lee joins us to discuss the need for just transition planning in BC for a managed wind-down of fossil fuels.
11:30 An interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall from Democracy Now.
Jan 9, 2021
10:10 Writer and activist Rita Wong talks about why this is a critical time in the campaign to stop the Site C dam.
10:25 We speak with Professor Corinne Fowler about her project with the UK National Trust, linking old country mansions with colonialism and historic slavery.
10:50 Dr Edward Xie talks with us about using a 1% wealth tax to fund health and wellbeing in Canada.
11:10 Writer and mining activist Joan Kuyek on her recent book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.
11:30 Democracy Now interview with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti about human rights concerns over Israel's decision not to vaccinate Palestinians against the coronavirus.
Jan 2, 2021
A special show for the holiday weekend featuring an interview with Charles Demers about his new book, Primary Obsessions and a talk by Michael Parenti about how he got started as an activist. Plus lots of great music to welcome in the New Year.
Dec 26, 2020
10:05 We speak with filmmaker Cheryl Foggo about her documentary about legendary Black cowboy John Ware.
10:30 Sandy Hudson of Black Lives Matter - Toronto on why we need to defund the police.
10:55 Seth Klein talks about his book, Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.
11:30 YWCA policy analyst Anjum Sultana on her report, A Feminist Recovery Plan for Canada.
Dec 19, 2020
10:10 Jason Nickerson on what Canada needs to do to be a responsible actor for a Covid-19 vaccine rollout that addresses global inequalities.
10:30 Economist Robyn Allan on the unfulfilled promise of economic benefit from coal mining versus the real cost to mountain caribou.
10:45 Redeye’s Ian Mass joins us with City Beat. Today, a walkthrough of the top civic issues in Metro Vancouver in 2020.
11:10 A conversation with Canadian filmmaker Robin McKenna on gifting and gift economies as a form of radical resistance, from Upstream Podcast.
Dec 12, 2020
10:10 John Price, author of Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific, on the Conservative Party of Canada's attempt to start a new cold war with China.
10:35 Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks with David Ball of The Pulse on CFRO about her investigation into racism in BC's health care system.
10:50 Health policy researcher Colleen Fuller on the need to develop public vaccine production capacity within Canada.
11:10 Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK for Peace, on the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist.
11:30 Indian journalist P. Sainath on this month's historic strike against neoliberalism & inequality led by Indian farmers (from Democracy Now).
Dec 5, 2020
10:10 Susan O'Donnell joins us from New Brunswick to talk about the federal government's plans to revive the nuclear industry in Canada.
10:30 We speak with local musician Elaine Joe, host of the podcast Art Heals which talks to mental health consumers who are using the arts to heal.
10:50 Nurse and researcher Meaghan Brown on safe supply programs that focus on the needs of people with severe alcohol dependencies.
11:10 We hear the radio documentary, Self-Care as a Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism, from Making Contact.
Nov 28, 2020
10:10 Kai Nagata, Energy and Democracy Director for Dogwood, on BC government subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
10:35 Simran Dhunna tells us about the plight of migrant student workers facing deportation because their work permits aren't renewable.
10:50 Anna Johnston of West Coast Environmental Law on the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act tabled last week.
11:10 We talk with Marcy Cohen, co-author of a new discussion paper on what national standards should look like for long-term and continuing care.
11:30 Eugene Kung on the Canada Energy Regulator report this week that TMX and Keystone XL aren't needed to meet our future energy needs.
Nov 21, 2020
10:05 Meghan McDermott of the BCCLA joins us to discuss street checks and the VPD's new Neighbourhood Response Team for the downtown core.
10:25 Ruth Kinna of Loughborough University discusses Great Anarchists, her new book about the lives and ideas of ten famous anarchists.
11:00 We speak with Anne-Emanuelle Birn, one of the authors of an article calling for the Canadian citizenship study guide to talk about racism in Canada.
11:20 Vancouver City Council's newly endorsed Climate Emergency Action Plan is rife with controversy. City Beat correspondent Ian Mass brings us the details.
Nov 14, 2020
10:05 BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie on her report and recommendations on visits to seniors care homes during the pandemic.
10:30 Jason Nickerson of Doctors Without Borders argues that public investment in vaccines should not result in high profits for private companies, from July.
10:50 Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group on why we should end Canada’s no fly list.
11:20 We listen to sociology professor Alex Vitale speak about his book The End of Policing, from Making Contact.
Nov 7, 2020
10:05 Sarah Abou-Bakr on legal challenges to Bill 21, Quebec's secularism law that forbids religious symbols to be worn in certain public jobs.
10:20 The Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s Misty MacDuffee on the potential environmental outcomes of a new container terminal on Roberts Bank.
10:45 Journalist Tim Schwab on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its influence on Covid-19 policy worldwide.
11:05 We talk with Jennifer Evans, co-author of the open letter How to Keep the Lights On in Democracies, signed by over 200 scholars of authoritarianism.
11:30 Juan González of Democracy Now says the media has it wrong and that a record Latinx turnout helped Joe Biden.
Oct 31, 2020
10:10 John Bergenske, conservation director for Wildsight, on a new coalition formed to address the decline of wildlife in BC.
10:30 We talk with Chilean graduate student Estefanía Milla-Moreno about Sunday's plebiscite on the neoliberal constitution of the Pinochet regime.
10:50 Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle talks with about Vancouver's new recommendations to combat the climate emergency.
11:15 Historian Tyler Shipley discusses his new book, Canada In the World, a look at Canada's foreign policy since confederation.
Oct 24, 2020
10:10 David Chudnovsky talks about the latest victory in the campaign to take back Vancouver’s Little Mountain from Holborn Properties.
10:30 Vancouver writer and comedian Charles Demers will talk about his new mystery novel, Primary Obsessions.
11:05 We speak with Ken Boon of the Peace Valley about a new report that calls into question the economic viability of Site C dam.
11:25 Journalist Patrick Strickland talks about the conviction of 57 members of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn organization in Greece.
Oct 17, 2020
10:05 We talk with Joan Kuyek about her recent book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.
10:25 We hear a documentary by Making Contact about a ground-breaking piece of legislation to counter domestic violence in the UK.
11:05 Maryann Abbs from Let’s Ride! Make Public Transit BC Wide talks with us about creating a public transit service across the province.
11:20 Dalhousie prof Ingrid Waldron examines the connections between the social determinants of health, environmental racism and police violence, from July.
Oct 10, 2020
10:05 Am Johal speaks with organizer Eris Nyx about the impact COVID-19 is having on the Downtown Eastside, from the podcast Below the Radar.
10:30 Wanda Robson and Graham Reynolds talk about their biography of Wanda's sister, Viola Desmond, from Dec 2018.
11:00 Journalist Chip Berlet speaks about debunking conspiracy theories in a conversation from 2004 with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.
Oct 3, 2020
10:05 Anjum Sultana of YWCA Canada on an intersectional feminist recovery plan from the pandemic in Canada and how we can achieve it.
10:30 Former BC CCPA Director Seth Klein talks about his new book, A Good War, and how to mobilize Canada for the climate emergency.
11:05 Lawyer Caitlin Shane of Pivot Legal on their new report pointing out how non-federal levels of government can act on decriminalizing drugs.
11:25 In June, we spoke with Emily May of Hollaback! about online training to help bystanders intervene when we witness Anti-Asian harassment.
Sept 26, 2020
10:05 Sonia Theroux of Lead Now and Garth Mullins of Crackdown Podcast share their thoughts about the snap election call with David Ball of The Pulse.
10:35 Author and filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her new documentary about the life of famed Black rancher and cowboy John Ware.
11:00 We speak with Dunia Nur of the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council about the disproportionate health and financial impacts of Covid-19 on Black Canadians.
11:20 Simon Donner, professor of geography at UBC, on the link between climate change and the historic wildfires in California.
11:35 Journalist and author Mychal Denzel Smith comments on the $12 million payment to the family of Breonna Taylor, and on the November election (from Democracy Now).
Sept 19, 2020
10:05 We speak with Angie Schmitt about her new book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America.
10:25 Jens Wieting of the Sierra Club shares his reaction to the new old-growth panel report and the BC government's response to it.
10:50 City Beat with Ian Mass on the housing and public health emergencies that are top of mind for Metro Vancouver this fall.
11:15 Black feminist and scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw talks with Pauline Velasco about intersectionality as a tool to understand power imbalances today.
Sept 12, 2020
Today, four interviews from shows recorded in April.
10:05 UBC Professor Gillian Creese looks at issues of racism and identity among second-generation African Canadian immigrants.
10:25 Marine conservation biologist Boris Worm on a major scientific paper saying the world's oceans can recover in one generation.
11:00 Mike Caulfield on the media literacy skills needed for us to sort online fact from fiction during the pandemic.
11:30 Jim Stanford talks about the life and work of his friend, the progressive economist Mel Watkins, who died in April.
Sept 5, 2020
In our show today, a selection of interviews from earlier this year.
10:05 Erika Shaker on what the pandemic reveals about inequalities in education and how we need to re-envision the future of our schools.
10:25 We speak with economist Armine Yalniyzan about the questions we need to ask before bringing a basic income for all Canadians.
11:00 We speak with Labour Studies prof Simon Black about a manifesto saying that the pandemic shows why we must democratize work.
11:30 A conversation with political folk musician Eliza Gilkyson on the release of her album "2020", a musical call to action for this U.S. election year.
Aug 29, 2020
10:05 Lisa Teichmann on the correlations between social media use and belief in conspiracy theories.
10:20 We talk with Lee Harding about statistical errors he found in a caribou study used to back up the wolf cull program in BC.
10:40 Benjamin Anderson, a SFU labour studies lecturer talks about the toxic workplace cultures in Vancouver’s artisan coffee shops and breweries.
11:00 Robin DiAngelo speaks at the launch of her book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism.
Aug 22, 2020
10:05 We talk with Dr. Michael Kobor about the long-term biological effects of COVID-19 stress on kids’ future health.
10:20 Matt Simmons talks with us about the cleanup challenges and costs associated with the abandoned Tulsequah Chief mine in northwest BC.
10:40 Mohamed Barry from Solidarity Across Borders on the new federal program to regularize undocumented people that excludes most asylum seekers.
11:00 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Marc Lamont Hill discuss the history, present, and future of the fight for a world where Black lives matter.
Aug 15, 2020
10:05 We speak with author and journalist Sarah Cox about what behind the Site C dam's cost overruns and schedule delays.
10:20 We speak with Heather Lawson about defunding the police and what will it mean for survivors of sexual violence.
10:40 An interview with science writer Ed Yong, author of the Atlantic cover story, How The Pandemic Defeated America, from Democracy Now.
11:00 Two celebrated environmentalists, Vandana Shiva and David Suzuki with author Sirish Rao of India Summer Festival on The Virus is a Wake-up Call.
Aug 8, 2020
10:05 We talk with Janet Dench about the successful court challenge to Canada's refugee treaty with the US.
10:20 Dalya Israel and Ashley Teja from WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre on their new text and chat app for survivors of sexual assault.
10:40 Marjorie Cohn, author and legal scholar, on the deployment of federal agents in Portland.
11:10 We spoke with Darryl Leroux about "raceshifting" in Canada, or attempts to falsely claim Indigenous status, from December.
11:30 Kate Jones, Professor at University College, London, spoke with us about the link between environmental destruction and the rise of new diseases, from March.
Aug 1, 2020
On today's show, a selection of music to help you enjoy the B.C. Day long weekend.
July 25, 2020
10:05 We talk with Cara Zwibel about why the Canadian Civil Liberties Association opposes mandatory mask laws.
10:25 Tamara Lorincz, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute member and activist, on why it's time to fundamentally reassess Canadian foreign policy.
10:50 We talk with UBC law prof Isabel Grant about a court ruling that overturns a law set up to protect victims of sexual assault.
11:05 Michelle Cyca of the Urban Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Committee, on their statement calling for meaningful action on reconciliation by the City.
11:30 Sherry Yoon, of the Boca del Lupo theatre company, talks about the company's two new live productions which still manage to incorporate social distancing.
July 18, 2020
10:05 Political scientist Scott Aquanno on how the Bank of Canada should plan for economic recovery, post Covid.
10:20 Taz Khandwani on Jean Swanson's motion to itemize the Vancouver police budget, and prioritize community led services.
10:40 Journalist Stephanie Wood on how a salt marsh could protect against sea level rise in BC’s Fraser River delta.
11:00 Abby Deshman of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on the new report Stay Off The Grass: COVID-19 and Law Enforcement in Canada.
11:20 Davis McKenzie on a new interactive book about his grandmother Elsie Paul, As I Remember It: Teachings (ʔəms tɑʔɑw) from the Life of a Sliammon Elder.
July 11, 2020
10:05 Eoin Finn of the Friends of Tilbury Coalition talks about a proposal for a massive LNG expansion on the Fraser River.
10:20 Leslie Campbell of Foodshare in Toronto on the relationship between race and food insecurity in Canada.
10:40 Jason Nickerson with Doctors Without Borders argues that public investment in vaccines should not result in high profits for private companies.
11:10 A conversation with Dalhousie professor Ingrid Waldron, connecting the pandemic, environmental racism and health.
July 4, 2020
10:10 Crackdown podcast's Garth Mullins on a class action lawsuit against the BC government and a pharmaceutical company for their involvement in the opioid overdose crisis.
10:40 Peter Soroye, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, talks about his research into the possible extinction of bumblebees, from February.
10:55 Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein meet online to launch the Global Green New Deal, in a discussion moderated by Asad Rehman of War on Want.
June 27, 2020
10:05 Latoya Farrell, policy lawyer with the BC Civil Liberties Association, on the future of police street checks in the city.
10:25 Economist Marc Lee talks about what worldwide travel restrictions have revealed about Vancouver's rental housing market.
10:40 Organizer Chrissy Brett and lawyer Anna Cooper on how police evicted 100 homeless near CRAB Park with nowhere to go.
11:10 A conversation with artist and activist Bree Newsome Bass about removing monuments to racist historical figures, from Democracy Now.
11:30 Metis/Dene filmaker Marie Clements on her musical documentary The Road Forward, released this month free on NFB.ca
June 20, 2020
10:10 Black Lives Matter-Toronto co-founder Sandy Hudson joins us to talk about why we must defund the police.
10:40 Journalist Ben Parfitt on a court decision in Alberta that overturned the provincial regulator’s approval of a tar sands project.
11:05 We talk with Michèle Stephenson, director of Stateless a film about the complex history and current politics of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
11:30 Lawyer and legal scholar Chris Savage will discuss the U.S. Insurrection Act and his attempts to have the law rewritten.
June 13, 2020
All the interviews in today's show were originally broadcast in February and March this year.
10:10 Nicholas Blomley of Simon Fraser University talks about the bail and sentencing conditions known as 'red zones.'
10:25 Irina Ceric on injunctions as a legal tool of political expediency against actions of the Wet'suwet'en and allies.
10:45 Melina Scholefield joins us to discuss the new Rain City Strategy, which aims to make Vancouver a more water-sensitive city.
11:00 Desmond Cole was in our studios with us for a lively conversation all about his new book, The Skin We're In.
11:30 Rachel Lau on a series of radio documentaries featuring Chinese seniors talking about their challenges accessing health care.
June 6, 2020
10:10 Christianne Wilhelmson and Gillian Der of the Georgia Strait Alliance join us to discuss the danger of terms like 'Asian murder hornet'.
10:25 Emily May of Hollaback! tells us about new online training to help bystanders intervene in cases of anti-Asian / Canadian / American harassment.
10:50 Yolande Bouka joins us to talk about the need for Canada to start collecting race and immigration data in the healthcare system.
11:15 David McNally, of the University of Houston, takes a radical look at COVID-19 and its impact on the US economy, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
May 30, 2020
10:10 Janet Cleveland joins us to talk about a new campaign for Healthcare For All regardless of migration status.
10:35 Author and activist Yves Engler discusses the current push to deny Canada a temporary seat on the UN Security Council.
11:05 We speak with Labour Studies prof Simon Black about a manifesto saying that the pandemic shows why we must democratize work.
11:30 Filmmaker Christina Willings on her documentary Beauty, which explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, now available online.
May 23, 2020
10:05 We talk with community and labour organizer Justin Kong about the increasing number of racist attacks against Asians in Canada.
10:25 Matthew Norris and Kimberley Wong of the Vancouver Just Recovery Coalition talk with us about a progressive and equality-focused recovery.
10:55 We speak with economist Armine Yalniyzan about the questions we need to ask before bringing a basic income for all Canadians.
11:20 Andrew Solomon of Columbia University talks with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh about coping with depression during the Covid-19 pandemic.
May 16, 2020
10:05 Janet Cleveland of McGill University on how we need to carefully protect vulnerable people when reopening parts of society.
10:25 We talk with bioethicist Francoise Baylis about why she's opposed to the idea of proof-of-immunity cards for Covid-19.
10:55 Chris Brooks of Labor Notes on how reopening the economy now in the U.S. will imperil working people.
11:20 We speak with Hayden King, co-author of a new report on the roots of Indigenous land theft, called Land Back (from February).
May 9, 2020
10:10 Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter on his film documenting the raising of the first totem pole on Haida Gwaii in almost a century (from February).
10:30 A conversation with political folk musician Eliza Gilkyson on the release of her album "2020", a musical call to action for this U.S. election year.
11:00 We talk with Natalie Drolet about a new campaign calling for an amnesty for all undocumented workers in Canada.
11:20 Karen Laberee, executive director of BikeMaps.org, on how this cycling web map can make riding safer (from January).
11:35 Katherine McParland of the BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness outlines how vulnerable youth are being impacted by COVID-19.
May 2, 2020
10:05 Patrick Condon, from UBC's School of Architecture, talks about how class inequality—not density—contributes to the spread of disease in cities.
10:25 Dr Warren Bell on the danger of Covid-19 spreading in construction work camps at Site C and LNG Canada.
10:40 Erika Shaker on what the pandemic reveals about inequalities in education and how we need to re-envision the future of our schools.
11:00 Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch on the decades-long fight to get Chevron to clean up the mess it left behind in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
11:30 Taninli Wright of the Wet'suwet'en on her one-woman play Sis Ne’ Bi-Yïz: Mother Bear Speaks, from November.
April 25, 2020
10:10 We speak with Andrew Longhurst of the CCPA about how Covid-19 exposes the need to end profit-making in seniors' care in B.C.
10:40 Dr Anna Banerji on the urgent need for medical, financial and logistical support to help northern Indigenous communities to fight COVID-19.
11:00 Orene Askew, spokesperson for the Squamish Nation, on the continuing fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline.
11:15 Our City Beat report with Ian Mass looks at the effect of the pandemic on municipal transit, finances and services.
11:35 Yves Engler talks about Canada's recent decision to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia (from the Real News Network).
April 18, 2020
10:05 Amy Cohen of RAMA Okanagan, a migrant rights group based in Kelowna, on keeping agricultural workers safe during the pandemic.
10:20 Mike Caulfield on the media literacy skills needed for us to sort online fact from fiction during the pandemic.
10:40 Scott Bernstein of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition analyses the development of a safe, regulated supply of drugs for chronic users.
11:10 Jim Stanford talks about the life and work of his friend, the progressive economist Mel Watkins, who died earlier this month.
11:30 Naomi Klein talks about Bernie Sanders’s historic campaign shortly after he suspended his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
April 11, 2020
10:05 Marine conservation biologist Boris Worm on a major scientific paper saying the world's oceans can recover in one generation.
10:25 We speak with McGill psychologist Ross Otto about the difference between government responses to climate change and to COVID-19.
10:45 Cas Mudde of the University of Georgia talks about "wartime" powers passed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
11:10 Senior economist Sheila Block of the CCPA talks about how the wealth of Canadians is divided along racial lines, from January 4.
11:25 Political scientists Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail Bakan on their new book on race in the context of Israel and Palestine, from January 18.
April 4, 2020
10:05 Cavan Kharrazian talks about how US sanctions are affecting Iran's ability to treat its citizens afflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
10:25 UBC Professor Gillian Creese looks at issues of racism and identity among second-generation African Canadian immigrants.
10:55 Marc Lee of the CCPA explains why BC must phase out fossil fuel industries by 2050 in order to meet its greenhouse gas emission targets.
11:15 Chief Dsta’Hyl Adam Gagnon, Wing Chief of the Fireweed Clan of Wet’suwet’en Nation, on their fight against LNG and the COVID-19 crisis.
11:40 Rodrigo Samayoa of Open Media on what we need internet service providers to do to guarantee access during the pandemic.
March 28, 2020
10:05 Kate Jones, Professor at University College, London, will talk about the link between environmental destruction and the rise of new diseases.
10:20 We speak with Dr. Arnav Agarwal, of OHIP for All, about providing medicare for everyone in Canada during the pandemic and beyond.
10:45 Pam Frache of the Fight for $15 and Fairness in Toronto on the government's financial aid package for workers.
11:15 Economist Jeffrey Sachs on the health and economic impacts of the Trump administration's coronavirus policy, from Democracy Now.
11:35 David Ball of Co-op Radio's News Hour talks with David Hendry of the Vancouver Tenants Union about the NDP's aid package for renters.
March 21, 2020
10:05 Malcolm Steinberg, Chair of SFU's Public Health Program, on the need for solidarity in the face of Canada's response to the pandemic.
10:20 Claudia Paez discusses the ongoing protests in Chile and the prospects for a new constitution in the country.
10:40 Doug White, chair, BC First Nations Justice Council talks about a new British Columbia First Nations Justice Strategy.
11:10 Dusty Kelly of Vancouver Musicians Association on the impacts of the pandemic on musicians, and how we can support them.
11:30 Washington State high schooler Avi Schiffmann talks with Democracy Now about his website tracking COVID-19 around the globe.
March 14, 2020
10:05 Chuck Collins, from the Institute for Policy Studies, will tell us why we need fewer billionaires.
10:20 Stacey Carmichael challenges a new Alberta government report that claims that supervised drug consumption sites are creating chaos.
10:40 Shir Hever on how some companies are profiting from the Palestinian occupation (from The Real News).
11:10 Eric Doherty on including high-quality highway bus service that interconnects cities as part of a Green New Deal.
11:30 Ian Mass presents City Beat with commentary on progressive city issues from all around town.
March 7, 2020
10:05 Nicholas Blomley of Simon Fraser University will talk about the bail and sentencing conditions known as 'red zones.'
10:20 Rachel Lau on a series of radio documentaries featuring Chinese seniors talking about their challenges accessing health care.
10:40 Vancouver city councillor Christine Boyle talks about a motion before City Council designed to make Vancouver safer for migrants.
11:10 Irina Ceric on injunctions as a legal tool of political expediency against actions of the Wet'suwet'en and allies.
11:30 The results of Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the American Democratic presidential primary, brought to us by Democracy Now.
Feb 29, 2020
10:05 Redeye collective member Ian Mass presents City Beat with commentary on city issues around the Lower Mainland.
10:20 Journalist Will Parrish on how a Canadian corporation is using law enforcement to get a pipeline built in Oregon.
10:40 Australian community radio programmer Graham Appleton with a personal account of the recent forest fires that devastated southeastern Australia.
11:10 Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta on the cancellation of Teck Resources' proposed giant Frontier tar sands mine.
11:30 We speak with Hayden King, co-author of a new report on the roots of Indigenous land theft, called Land Back.
Feb 22, 2020
10:05 CCPA-BC’s Andy Longhurst on concerns about the growing role of for-profit companies in the seniors assisted living sector.
10:20 Karyn Pugliese of the Canadian Association of Journalists on media freedom and RCMP actions excluding reporters from Wet'suwet'en lands.
11:05 Desmond Cole joined us for a lively conversation earlier this week, all about his new book, The Skin We're In.
11:25 Viveca Ellis from the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition talks about this week's provincial budget in BC.
Feb 15, 2020
10:05 SFU professor Sarah Ganter looks at a new government report calling for greater regulation of media and digital communications.
10:20 Peter Soroye, a PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, talks about his research into the possible extinction of bumblebees.
10:40 Molly Wickham and Pam Palmater speak about the recent arrests on Wet'suwet'en territory with Democracy Now host Amy Goodman.
11:10 Luke Savage, staff writer at the online magazine Jacobin, discusses the media bias against Bernie Sanders.
11:30 Co-director Teresa MacInnes on her 2019 documentary film Conviction, in collaboration with women in prison and their advocates, from August.
Feb 8, 2020
10:05 Melina Scholefield joins us to discuss the new Rain City Strategy, which aims to make Vancouver a more water-sensitive city.
10:20 Haida filmmaker Christopher Auchter on his film documenting the raising of the first totem pole on Haida Gwaii in almost a century.
10:40 We hear and analysis of President Trump's Middle East "Peace Plan" from Democracy Now.
11:10 City Beat’s Ian Mass discusses a new report on coop housing and a review of 2019 Metro Vancouver planning decisions.
11:30 Researcher Colleen Fuller on Dr. Brian Day's court challenge that threatens universal health care, from November.
Feb 1, 2020
10:05 Ben Parfitt of the CCPA on how fracking poses risks to the structural integrity of BC Hydro’s Peace River dams.
10:20 Researcher Vasundhara Gautam on the surprising amount of rational, constructive discourse in the online comment sections, from November.
10:40 Lawyer Denise Lightning on the shocking over-representation of Indigenous people in Canadian prisons, and calls for a mass pardon.
11:10 Scott Sinclair, senior trade researcher for CCPA, on how the new Canada/US/Mexico agreement will affect Canada.
11:30 Sandy Garossino on Jason Kenney’s plan to spend millions fighting “misleading information on Alberta's oil and gas industry", from October.
Jan 25, 2020
10:05 In 2018, the NDP launched Childcare BC to provide universal, affordable childcare. Sharon Gregson joins us to talk about that promise.
10:20 We speak with WCEL lawyer Eugene Kung about the Unist’ot’en stand-off, Aboriginal title and the application of Indigenous law.
10:40 Karen Laberee, executive director of BikeMaps.org, on how the cycling web map can make riding safer.
11:10 Historian Nancy MacLean on the anti-democratic roots of the right-wing politics now transforming the US, recorded in Vancouver in November.
Jan 18, 2020
10:05 Political scientists Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail Bakan on their new book that challenges the “racial contract” surrounding discussions of Israel and Palestine.
10:40 We speak with Simon Enoch, co-author of Crude Lessons: Fossil Fuel Industry Influence on Environmental Education in Saskatchewan.
11:10 Redeye’s Ian Mass brings us Citybeat, a walkthrough of progressive civic issues throughout Metro Vancouver.
11:30 Two speakers from an Indigenous Solidarity Town Hall in Vancouver last night: Jen Wickam from the Gitdumden checkpoint and event organizer Natalie Knight.
Jan 11, 2020
10:05 Phyllis Bennis, author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, on the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani (from the Real News).
10:20 Kukpi7 Judy Wilson on a UN Committee's directive to stop work on Site-C, the Coastal LNG pipeline and the Trans Mountain pipeline.
10:40 Eva Jewell with an update on progress towards completing the Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report.
11:10 Sharon Yandle and Nathan Edelson of the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association talk about the uncertain future of their model community.
11:30 We hear new revelations about Cambridge Analytica and their widespread use of social media data to manipulate voters across the globe (from Democracy Now).
Jan 4, 2020
10:05 Senior economist Sheila Block of the CCPA talks about how the wealth of Canadians is divided along racial lines.
10:20 Katie Ward of the National Farmers Union on ways to tackle both the farm crisis and the climate crisis.
10:40 Judy Hanazawa of the Vancouver Japanese-Canadian Citizens Association speaks to actions for rebuilding community following the historic wrongs of internment.
11:10 Sara Sagaii on recent wins for tenants in Burnaby, and how Vancouver tenants could win real protections.
11:30 Henrik Meyer, co-producer of the new documentary The Whale and the Raven, on whales and tankers in Northern BC. (in theatres this week)
Dec 28, 2019
10:05 First Nations artist Marianne Nicolson on the painting of contemporary pictographs on Dzawada’enuxw territory to assert jurisdiction.
10:25 Sharon McIvor on her decades-long fight for equal status that finally resulted in legal equality for First Nations women.
10:50 Leilani Farha, UN rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, on the financialization of housing, recorded by Alternative Radio.
Dec 21, 2019
On today's show, from Alternative Radio, an extended conversation between David Barsamian and Noam Chomsky, recorded last month in Tucson, Arizona.
Dec 14, 2019
10:05 We speak with Darryl Leroux about "raceshifting" in Canada, or attempts to falsely claim Indigenous status.
10:20 We speak about the UK election results with Justin Schlosberg, media lecturer, researcher and activist at Birkbeck, University of London.
10:40 The CCPA’s Alex Hemingway talks about why he thinks that Vancouver’s property taxes are still too low.
11:10 Citybeat with Ian Mass with a walkthrough of the annual city budget issues and choices being made across Metro Vancouver.
11:30 We play Greta Thunberg’s speech at COP25, blasting wealthy countries and corporations for their inaction on the climate crisis.
Dec 7, 2019
10:05 Forest campaigner Andrea Inness raises some critical questions about the BC government’s Old Growth Strategic Review.
10:25 Retired UBC Professor William Rees will talk about some of the hard truths we all must face if we want to avoid a climate catastrophe.
11:10 We spoke with street nurse Cathy Crowe in October about her new memoir A Knapsack Full of Dreams
11:30 Liz Fekete on the link between Christian identity and the far right’s racist campaigns.
Nov 30, 2019
10:05 Ten years ago, 224 social housing homes were demolished at Little Mountain. We speak with housing advocate David Chudnovsky.
10:20 Tom Sanzillo on his financial analysis of Trans Mountain pipeline subsidies provided by the federal and Alberta governments this year.
10:40 Local artist Elisa Yon will talk about the Chinatown-based calendar she has created, now in its second year.
11:10 Lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist Pam Palmater discusses the importance of the Reconciliation Book Club. (from July)
11:30 Iraqi scholar and writer Sinan Antoon talks to with Democracy Now about the ongoing Iraqi anti-government protests.
Nov 23, 2019
10:05 Longtime Fraser River protector Roger Emsley takes a critical look at the massive proposed port expansion in Delta.
10:20 We talk with Marie Tate of the BC Community Alliance about why they're filing a human rights complaint against the VSB.
10:40 The writer and political analyst Joe Emersberger joins us to discuss the recent coup in Bolivia.
11:10 Researcher Vasundhara Gautam on how she found a surprising amount of rational, constructive discourse in the online comment sections.
11:30 Omar Shakir of Human Rights Watch talks about his deportation from Israel (from The Real News).
Nov 16, 2019
10:05 Esther Rausenberg of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society on the struggles of artists to maintain studios amidst gentrification.
10:20 Health policy researcher Colleen Fuller looks at the Cambie Clinic case and its implications for health care privatization.
10:40 Kwakwa'ka'wakw multi-media artist David Neel on his new memoir The Way Home, just published by UBC Press.
11:10 Journalism professor Sean Holman on the relationship between right-winged propaganda, journalism, and democracy in Canada (from September).
11:30 We speak with community organizer Wendy Pedersen about the expropriation of two notorious DTES hotels for $1 each.
Nov 9, 2019
10:05 Titus Molkenbur of the London School of Economics on the rise of the populist right-wing party, Alternative für Deutschland.
10:20 Kekinusuqs, Judith Sayers on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, introduced in BC last month.
10:40 Bessa Whitmore on the need to reform Canada’s extradition law to prevent more cases like that of Hassan Diab.
11:10 Teresa Gagné and Fazineh Keita on the White Peace Poppy campaign and the Remembrance Day wreath ceremony planned for Nov 11.
11:30 Taninli Wright of the Wet'suwet'en on her one-woman play Sis Ne’ Bi-Yïz: Mother Bear Speaks.
Nov 2, 2019
10:05 José Arias Bustamante is a Chilean living in Vancouver. He joins us to talk about what's behind the mass uprising in Chile.
10:20 William Rivers-Pitt with Truthout.org and Jeet Heer of The Nation talk about the latest in the impeachment of Donald Trump.
10:40 Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee on how the company has become a threat to democracy.
11:35 Robert Neubauer joins us to talk about using populist narratives to mobilize against the pro-pipeline elites (from August).
Oct 26, 2019
10:05 Derrick O'Keefe joins us to talk about the federal election and what it means for progressives going forward.
10:20 UBC climate scientist Simon Donner talks about how no party is promising enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
11:10 We talk with John Walker, director of Assholes: A Theory, a new documentary that investigates contemporary asshole culture.
11:30 Armine Yalnizyan will talk about the recent doubling of the number of minimum wage workers in Canada.
Oct 19, 2019
10:05 We speak with street nurse Cathy Crowe about her new memoir A Knapsack Full of Dreams.
10:20 Sandy Garossino on Jason Kenney’s plan to spend $30 million to fight against “misleading information on Alberta's oil and gas industry.”
10:40 Benjamin Neimark of the Lancaster Environment Centre on a recent report about the carbon footprint of the US military.
11:10 First Nations artist Marianne Nicolson on the painting of contemporary pictographs on Dzawada’enuxw territory to assert jurisdiction.
11:30 Esther Rausenberg of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society on an upcoming exhibition and forum on displacement.
Oct 12, 2019
10:10 Journalist Sharon Lerner talks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about how U.S. corporations are refusing to convert to more sustainable materials.
10:50 Writer and activist Joe Allen raises the alarm on working conditions at the corporate giant Amazon in a conversation with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.
Oct 5, 2019
10:05 Jeet Heer of The Nation magazine on the deepening political divide over the impeachment of Donald Trump, from The Real News Network.
10:20 We speak with Fahad Ahmad about the increasing securitization of Canadian Muslims, from July.
10:40 We talk with two members of Unite Here Local 40 about the strike at four major Vancouver hotels.
11:10 Paul Gunter of Beyond Nuclear on the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
11:30 Laura Lamb on why she joined Extinction Rebellion, an international movement which uses non-violent civil disobedience to force action on the climate crisis.
Sept 28, 2019
10:05 Scientist Jean-Francois Bastin on groundbreaking research into the potential of forest restoration to dramatically reduce carbon in the atmosphere.
10:20 Deborah Curran of UVic Environmental Law Centre on a recent report showing how municipalities can work towards 100% renewable energy.
10:40 Journalism professor Sean Holman on the relationship between right-winged propaganda, journalism, and democracy in Canada.
11:10 Redeye’s Ian Mass brings us City Beat, a walk-through of progressive civic issues throughout Metro Vancouver.
11:30 Bill Mckibben, founder of 350.org, talks to Democracy Now! about the youth climate strikes around the world.
Sept 21, 2019
10:05 Karen Stote talks about An Act of Genocide, her book on colonialism and the sterilization of Aboriginal women.
10:20 Rebecca Hamilton of Sustainabiliteens talks about the Global Climate Strike to be held in Vancouver and other cities around the world.
10:40 Mayor Josie Osborne of Tofino and City Councillor Amy Lubik from Port Moody walk us through the progressive resolutions at next week’s Union of BC Municipalities convention.
11:10 Paul Meyer, SFU professor and Chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group, on the need for nuclear weapons diplomacy in the lead up to next week's UN General Assembly.
11:30 Diana Buttu, policy adviser of Al-Shabaka (The Palestinian Policy Network), on the elections in Israel (from Democracy Now).
Sept 14, 2019
10:05 Isabelle Lefroy of West Coast Environmental Law on the federal government’s plastic ban proposal, from July.
10:20 We talk with Henrik Meyer, co-producer of The Whale and the Raven, a film about whales and tankers, shot in the territories of the Gitga’at Nation.
10:40 Phyllis Bennis, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, on this week's departure of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.
11:10 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of UBCIC on the $40,000 compensation awarded to Indigenous children and families removed from their homes since 2006.
11:30 Dr. Sharon McIvor talks about on her 30-year-long fight for equal status that last month finally resulted in equality for First Nations women under the Indian Act.
Sept 7, 2019
10:05 We speak with activist Yves Engler about a couple of home visits from the RCMP.
10:20 We speak to Andrea Palframan from RAVEN about the six legal appeals the Federal Court of Appeal says can challenge the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.
10:40 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, featuring a report on municipal affairs.
11:10 Liz Fekete on the link between Christian identity and the far right’s racist campaigns.
11:30 Nation magazine editor D.D. Guttenplan talks to the Real News Network about the ongoing revolt against Boris Johnson in the British Parliament.
Aug 31, 2019
10:05 Chrissy Brett, one of the organizers at the Oppenheimer Park tent city, will talk about the city’s recent attempt to clear the park of homeless residents.
10:20 Bill Carroll on the Corporate Mapping Project's recently released report: Fossil-Power 50.
10:40 Maria Luisa Mendonça of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil on the Bolsonaro government and the fires in the Amazon.
11:10 From the National Radio Project's show Making Contact: A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity.
Aug 24, 2019
10:05 We speak with Heather McSwan from Glade, a tiny community on the Kootenay River where residents are fighting to stop logging in their watershed.
10:20 We speak with Teresa MacInnes, co-director of the film Conviction, which envisions alternatives to prison through the eyes of women behind bars.
10:40 Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal Society, on the organization's newly published Know Your Rights Handbook: A guide for people who rely on public space.
11:10 Writer and professor Ibram X. Kendi will discuss white supremacy and how to be an anti-racist, from Democracy Now.
Aug 17, 2019
10:05 Robert Neubauer joins is to talk about using populist narratives to mobilize against the pro-pipeline elites.
10:20 Director Paul Émile d’Entremont discusses Standing on the Line, his new DOXA selected film.
10:40 Criminology lecturer and contributing author Tamara O’Doherty on the new book, Red Light Labour.
11:10 Carol Linnitt, managing editor of the Narwhal, on the BC’s government’s proposed subsidies for the LNG industry.
11:30 Heidi Matthews on genocide and the national Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.
Aug 10, 2019
10:05 Historian Veronica Strong-Boag on her biography of pioneering BC politician Laura Marshall Jamieson.
10:30 Feminist activist and author Alexa Conradi on her book Fear, Love and Liberation in Contemporary Quebec.
11:10 Peter Phillips, author of Giants: The Global Power Elite, on how the concentration of wealth is driving a new global imperialism.
11:25 David Suzuki on the tragic history of government inaction on climate change, recorded at a forum on fracking in B.C.'s northeast.
Aug 3, 2019
10:05 Jamie Michaels, author of the graphic novel Christie Pits, on the history of Canada's largest race riot, in 1933 Toronto.
10:25 Baljit Sangra talks about about her new doc Because We Are Girls on the impact of sexual abuse on a South Asian-Canadian family.
10:45 Water protector Nuskmata Mack on water protection, mining and indigenous rights.
11:10 Scientist Greg Flato is one of the authors of the report Canada’s Changing Climate, which discusses how global warming is impacting Canada.
11:25 UK-based housing activist and urban geographer Matt Wilde on the struggle for housing justice in London.
Jul 27, 2019
10:05 We speak with Fahad Ahmad about the increasing securitization of Canadian Muslims.
10:20 Isabelle Lefroy of West Coast Environmental Law on the federal government’s plastic ban proposal.
10:40 Libby Davies talks about her new political memoir, Outside In, in a conversation first aired in May.
11:10 Lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist Pam Palmater, on why you should join her new Reconciliation Book club.
11:30 Marc Lee, from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, will discuss the CCPA's new report which looks at the affordability of renting a home in Canada.
Jul 20, 2019
10:05 We talk with Bill Carroll of the Corporate Mapping Project about the newly released Fossil-Power Top 50 listing.
10:20 Sara Davidson discusses her book Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony, written with her father, master Haida artist Robert Davidson.
11:00 We speak with Neil Naiman of Independent Jewish Voices of Canada about a controversial Vancouver City Council motion on antisemitism.
11:30 Natasha Beedie and Daniel Wilson on their report, Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada.
Jul 13, 2019
10:05 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us on City Beat with a report on the development of a Vancouver City vision and plan and the political landmines close to the surface.
10:20 Neta Crawford of Boston University and Patrick Bigger of Lancaster University discuss the U.S. military's carbon footprint (from The Real News Network).
10:40 Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli, Director for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America on the violence against indigenous leaders in Colombia
11:10 Author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, Kathleen Belew, on the Christchurch killings, first aired in March.
11:30 Dylan Tanner from InfluenceMap, speaks to the $1Bn dollars spent by major oil companies since the Paris Agreement, on public relations surrounding climate chaos, first aired in April.
Jul 6, 2019
10:05 Penny Goldsmith on Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story, a graphic book she co-authored with Kara Sievewright.
10:20 Shakil Choudhury on his book, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them.
10:40 Kate Harding on her book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
11:10 Eco-socialist author Ian Angus discusses his latest book, Facing the Anthropocene, in a talk recorded in Vancouver.
Jun 29, 2019
10:05 Nader Hashemi of the Center for Middle East Studies speaks with David Barsamian about the US slide into war with Iran.
11:05 A talk by Chuck Collins, director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies.
Jun 22, 2019
10:05 We listen to Current Affairs editor-in-chief Nathan J Robinson in conversation with Noam Chomsky.
11:10 Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle joins Redeye to talk about an upcoming People's Summit about Vancouver’s housing emergency.
11:30 Heidi Matthews, Assistant Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, will talk about genocide and the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.