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.

April 12, 2014

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  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.

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

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.

Nov 9, 2013

A Remembrance Day holiday show

  9:05   Documentary filmmaker and editor Sanjay Kak talks about the conflict in Kashmir. (courtesy of Alternative Radio)

10:05   We'll hear an interview from Democracy Now with Tarek Loubani and John Greyson, who speak out after witnessing a massacre in Cairo and being held for 50 days in an Egyptian prison.

10:30   A documentary on the effects of the US drone attacks on Pakistan, featuring Medea Benjamin. (courtesy of Making Contact)

11:05   Ex-CIA senior analyst Ray McGovern comments on the UK government calling journalist Glen Greenwald's partner a terrorist.

11:20   We speak about past and current environmental issues with Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action, 20 years after the historic protests to protect the forests of Clayoquot Sound.

Nov 2, 2013

  9:05   We talk with Michele Ybarra, author of a new study that has found many teens admit to coercing others into sex.

  9:20   Jessica Desvarieux of the Real News network interviews Catalina Nieto of the Detention Watch Network about the huge increase in detentions and deportations in the US.

  9:40   We hear excerpts from Voices from the Drug War: Canada and Mexico, a panel discussion held Monday in Vancouver.

10:05   Anne Casselman tells us about the oil spill clean-up of the Kalamazoo River in Michigan.

11:05   A recording of a panel discussion, which included Dr Gabor Maté and Dr Bruce Alexander, on the topic of "Prescribing Heroin: The Next Logical Step for Canada?" held earlier this week.  >> watch a video on the Danish drug program

Oct 26, 2013

  9:05   Adrienne Silnicki of the Council of Canadians on the Harper government plans to weaken the Canada Health Accord.

  9:20   Priscilla Grim, one of the key organizers of “Occupy Wall Street”, on where the movement stands today.

  9:40   Mariana Mazzucato will discuss The Entrepreneurial State, her book about the role government plays in generating innovation and economic growth.

10:05   Journalist Chris Turner talks about his new book, The War on Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada.

11:05   Micheal Vonn on government plans to revive legislation expanding surveillance powers and allowing authorities to spy on Canadians.

11:20   Two people who took the one-week welfare challenge to eat on $3.72 a day in B.C. will join us to share their experiences.

11:40   We speak with Dr. Michael Young who led a research project which included making the film A Cold Place to Live Outside: Homelessness in the Canadian Arctic.

Oct 19, 2013

  9:05   David Madden of the London School of Economic says gentrification is not the same as urban renaissance. We speak with him direct from London.

  9:20   Dr Christian Holtz from Climate Action Network Canada discusses the latest UN climate change report.

  9:40   Ann Slater of the National Farmers Union comments on the Ontario Ministry of Environment refusal to do an environmental assessment of GM alfalfa.

10:05   We speak with Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute on human rights violations in Ethiopia.

11:05   Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians spoke in Vancouver Oct 10 for the launch of her new book Blue Future. We bring you a recording of her talk.

Oct 12, 2013

A holiday special all about food for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend.

  9:05   Vandana Shiva speaks about GMO food and food security (courtesy of Alternative Radio).

10:05   Writer Andrew Smith delivers a talk on his book, Eating History: 30 Turning Points in the Making of American Cuisine (courtesy of Deconstructing Dinner).

11:05   David Nibert, author of Animal Oppression and Human Violence, reframes history as animal exploitation, and the current animal industrial complex as morally bankrupt (courtesy of Alternative Radio).

Oct 5, 2013

  9:05   Michael Keefer on a controversial WHO report about birth defects and cancer rates in postwar Iraq.

  9:20   Author and journalist Alex Renton joins us to talk about his new book on the future of meat eating titled Planet Carnivore.

  9:40   Carla Bergman talks about Stay Solid! a Radical Handbook for Youth created by The Purple Thistle Centre in Vancouver.

10:05   Film director Bedaprata Pain discusses his film Chittagong, which will be screened this Sunday at SFU Harbour Centre.

11:05   A new group says it's time to stand up for science in the public interest. We speak with Katie Gibbs of Evidence for Democracy.

11:20   We hear excerpts from the film Living Downstream, chronicling one woman’s fight to create a world free of cancer causing toxics (courtesy of Making Contact).

11:40   3c

Sept 28, 2013

  9:05   Peter Greenwell of Collingwood Neighbourhood House discusses 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   Writer and activist Kerry Coast discusses her new book, The Colonial Present, about the BC treaty process with First Nations peoples.

10:05   We review Tommy Taylor's play You Should Have Stayed Home: a G20 Romp which opened at the Firehall this week.

11:05   Arundhati Roy, writer and activist, talks about gender inequality, violence and oppression in India and how women are fighting back.

Sept 21, 2013

  9:05   We speak with Matthew Behrens about the secret trial at the Supreme Court of Canada being held this fall into the case of Mohamed Harkat.

  9:20   Meghan Murphy of Feminist Current talks with Lucia Lorenzi about rape chants on university campuses.

  9:40   The campaign continues to free Omar Khadr, child prisoner in Guantanamo, now in maximum security in Edmonton. We spoke with lawyer David Edney in April.

10:05   We speak with author Cynthia Flood about her new collection of short stories Red Girl Rat Boy.

11:00   Mother/daughter authors Carmen Rodriguez and Carmen Aguirre read from their respective works on the 40th anniversary of the Chilean coup.

Sept 14, 2013

  9:05   Nicole Guiniling, from Ad Astra Comix, will discuss the re-issue of a comic book history of BC, The 100 Year Rip Off.

  9:20   Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science, shares his thoughts on what environmentalists need to know about capitalism.

  9:40   Local activists Wendy Pedersen and Beatriz Osario speak out about a targeted attack against them.

10:05   We speak with Jim Holmes of Regina Water Watch about the fight to keep Regina's water system public.

10:45   Christina Tzintzun of the Workers Defense Project comments on the AFL-CIO's recent decision to enlist non-union, immigrant and low-wage earners into its federation.

11:05   A talk by psychology professor and author Victoria Banyard title Sexual Assault as a Societal Problem in America, produced by Alternative Radio.

Sept 7, 2013

  9:05   West Coast LEAF’s Kasari Govender joins us to discuss the impacts of Legal Aid funding cuts on vulnerable people.

  9:20   Gianne Broughton was told she needed a permit to hold a peace sign on an Ottawa street. We find out why.

  9:40   Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent for The Independent talking about the current situation in Syria. (courtesy of The Real News Network)

10:05   Marty Roth of the Palestine Awareness Coalition explains their Transit poster campaign and the responses it has evoked.

10:45   Harvey Wasserman of talks about the latest leaks at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant. (courtesy of Counterspin)

11:05   Historian Morris Berman on Japan turning into the world's first post-capitalist nation. (courtesy of The ExtraEnvironmentalist)

August 31, 2013

  9:05   The co-editor and several contributors discuss Canada's past and future role in Afghanistan at the book launch for Empire's Ally, held in Vancouver in June.

10:05   We hear the speech whistle-blower Manning was barred from giving during the trial, read by Manning's lawyer after the sentencing, followed by journalist Chris Hedges commenting on the trial and sentence.

10:25   Daniel Sheehan, an outstanding civil liberties lawyer, compares the political climate for whistle blower Daniel Ellsberg, whom he defended, with the situation of whistle blowers today.

10:40   Black American activist Amaju Baraka explains why he thinks President Obama should not have been invited to the 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King’s 1963 March on Washington.

10:55   We hear a powerful speech by Sandra Steingraber on Fracking and Public Health, produced by Alternative Radio.

August 24, 2013

  9:05   Professor Richard Wolff talks about the Detroit city bankruptcy and its consequences.

  9:20   A special documentary on the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, which played a central role in 1960s civil rights movement.

10:05   We speak Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action, 20 years after the historic protests to protect the forests of Clayoquot Sound.

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

10:45   Lawyer Zool Suleman discusses the raid by Canada Border Services Agency of a Vancouver construction site with a TV crew. (first broadcast in April)

11:05   Public space activist Dave Meslin talks about building a culture of participation in a talk recorded at SFU on May 29.

August 17, 2013

  9:05   Stuart Trew, from the Council of Canadians, talks about the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and its lawsuit against the Canadian government

  9:40   A tribute to the life and contributions of Dr. Henry Morganteler, first broadcast on his death earlier this year.

10:05   Journalist and author Antonia Juhasz analyzes the war for Afghanistan's untapped oil reserves (first broadcast in Feb this year).

11:05   From a 1992 edition of Alternative Radio, Michael Parenti discusses the origins of racism.

August 10, 2013

  9:05   Mo Diab, Palestinian-American human rights activist on Israel’s brazen plan to ethnically cleanse the Negev of tens of thousands of Bedouin residents.

  9:20   Rights Action’s Grahame Russell discusses efforts by indigenous Guatemalan Maya to seek justice in Canadian courts.

  9:40   Paul Manly discusses his film Troubled Water, which examines the threats to public water supplies, and ways to protect them.

10:05   Dr. Gordon Edwards, president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, on the continuing struggle to deal with the nuclear plant disaster in Fukushima.

11:05   The documentary Harvest of Empire, on the history of Latin American migration to the US. (courtesy of Making Contact)