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

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

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Mar 28, 2015

10:05   King-mong Chan from the Carnegie Community Action Project speaks about how new development is pushing out residents of Chinatown.

10:20   To celebrate the ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! concert this evening at the Kits House Community Hall, we'll listen again to Leonor Xochitl Pérez discuss the long history of women in Mariachi music.

10:40   Carmen Cheung of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the hidden implications of the government's new anti-terror legislation Bill C-51.

11:10   Ryerson University Professor Alan Sears will talk about his recent article, The Canadian Cult of the Entrepreneur.

11:30   We speak with Chandu Claver from the Philippines, one of the speakers at this weekend's State of Extraction conference.

Mar 21, 2015

10:05   Amira Hass and Jamal Zahalka join Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! to discuss this week's parliamentary elections in Israel.

10:20   We speak with Michael Dorsey of Islands First about the devastating cyclone in Vanuatu.

10:40   We speak with Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union, about their report examining the impacts of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt, and farm financing.

11:10   Jesselyn Radack on the double standard in prosecuting U.S. government leaks from whistleblowers and from government insiders, from Democracy Now!

11:30   Eric Doherty from Tanker Free BC on Vancouver's transportation referendum.

Mar 14, 2015

10:05   We speak with Anayvette Martinez, founder of the the Radical Brownies, an Oakland based group of young girls of color.

10:20   A second chance to hear our conversation with Thea Cacchioni about the pharmaceutical industry's push for a "pink Viagra" for women.

10:40   Migrant Workers Alliance for Change organizer, Tzazná Miranda Leal, on Canada's mass deportation of migrant labourers.

11:10   Filmmaker Stephane McLachlan will discuss his new documentary One River, Many Relations, about First Nations people living downstream from the tar sands.

11:30   We speak with Sanford Osler, author of Canoe Crossings, a book about the role of the canoe in British Columbia's past and present.

Mar 7, 2015

10:05   Yvonne Bambrick discusses her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide.

10:20   Coola Louis and Kasari Govender talk about a new report on how governments are failing to stop violence against Indigenous women.

10:45   Chris Hedges on the actions that trigger momentous change, in an excerpt from the Q & A following his talk in Vancouver last month.

11:10   Harjap Grewal of the Council of Canadians on Bill 18, the British Columbia government's Water Sustainability Act.

11:30   Jen Moore from Mining Watch Canada on how our nation supports human rights violations in Mexico.

Feb 28, 2015

10:05   Janelle Vandergrift, from the Dignity for All campaign, will discuss its recently published plan for a poverty-free Canada.

10:20   David Christopher from Open Media discusses the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) and Internet surveillance in Canada.

10:40   Richard Smith, author of To Save the Planet, Turn the World Upside Down, on the need for systemic change to combat climate change.

11:10   Toronto spoken word artist Heather Hermant on her play "ribcage:this wide passage" at the Firehall starting this week.

11:30   Amy Wilentz, author of Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti, on the dissolution of Parliament in Haiti, the corrupt Haitian "elite" and the global economy.

Feb 21, 2015

10:05   Kate McIntuff from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on how outdated policies are failing Canada's families.

10:20   Cindy and Craig Corrie on the Israeli Supreme Court ruling finding Israel not liable for their daughter Rachel's death.

10:40   Transportation campaigner Eric Doherty talks about the upcoming Metro Vancouver transit referendum.

11:10   Krista Roessingh of Pacific Wild on the BC government's campaign to kill 200 hundred wolves.

11:35   Marcie Hogan of Dying With Dignity Canada on the recent Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide.

Feb 14, 2015

10:05   We speak with Leonor Perez about the presence and influence of women in mariachi music.

10:25   Terry Sidhu and Samuel Baron from Slow Streets on the benefit of creating complete street on Commercial Drive.   >> find out more

10:55   Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on African-American history from the civil rights movement to today.

Feb 7, 2015

10:05   Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, discusses the call to reinstate long-form census.

10:25   Tyler Levitan, from Independent Jewish Voices, will talk about the Harper government's efforts to discredit the Boycott Divestment Sanctions movement against Israel.

10:50   Cindy Blackstock on the court challenge she has brought to force the federal government to treat First Nations children equally.

Jan 31, 2015

10:05   Mark Weisbrot of the Center for Economic and Policy Research on the victory of the anti-austerity left in Greece.

10:20   We speak with West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert about BC Housing's planned sale of social housing at Stamps Place and Nicholson Towers.

10:40   BC Civil Liberties lawyer Laura Track discusses their lawsuit challenging solitary confinement in Canada.

11:05   Steven Salaita on First Peoples, Palestine and the Crushing of Free Speech, recorded recently at SFU Harbour Centre.

Jan 24, 2015

10:05   Dr. Andrew Pinto of St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on prescribing income for his neediest patients.

10:20   Kevin Koenig from Amazon Watch on a complaint filed with the International Criminal Court against Chevron's CEO.

10:40   Ajamu Baraka of the Institute for Policy Studies on the Boko Haram attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria.

11:15   Ben Powless of Ecology Ottawa discusses TransCanada's Energy East pipeline.

11:35   Alana Miller, policy director at Transportation Alternatives in NYC, on Vision Zero, a platform to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist deaths.

Jan 17, 2015

10:05   Economist Toby Sanger on the Ontario auditor general's report detailing the inefficiency of public-private partnerships.

10:20   A reading of Linda McQuaig's essay on Harper's plan for Canada.

10:40   Holly Jarrett of the Am I Next? campaign calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered First Nations women.

11:05   We speak with Martin Karakas about the significance of the changes in U.S-Cuba relations announced last month.

11:35   We speak with Graham Riches, the co-editor of First World Hunger Revisited, about the failure of food charity to address food poverty.

Jan 10, 2015

10:05   Keith Stewart from Greenpeace on PR firms who create fake activist organizations, designed to help sell TransCanada's planned tar sands pipeline.

10:20   Manuel Perez Rocha, associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, on what free trade has done to Central America.

10:40   Analysis and commentary of the killings of comics and journalists at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

11:35   Jordan Hall speaks about her award-winning play "Kayak" , now showing at the Firehall Arts Centre.

Dec 20, 2014

10:05   Democracy Now! hosted a discussion about the Obama administration's dramatic change in policy towards Cuba - we'll air some excerpts.

10:25   We speak with Toronto street nurse and social justice activist Cathy Crowe about her formula when thinking about charity at this time of year.

11:05   Daniel Tseghay talks with us about the troubling partnership between transit police and Canada Border Services Agency.

11:20   Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, on police brutality and police militarization in the United States.

11:40   Vancouver Museum curator Naveen Girn commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru incident by telling its history through the sites and buildings in downtown Vancouver.

Dec 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 29, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 22, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 8, 2014

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

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

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

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

Nov 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 25, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 18, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 11, 2014

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

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

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

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

Oct 4, 2014

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

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

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

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

Sept 27, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Sept 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sept 6, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 30, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 23, 2014

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

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

Aug 16, 2014

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

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

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

Aug 9, 2014

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

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

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

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

Aug 2, 2014

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

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

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

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

July 26, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 19, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 5, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 28, 2014

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

  9:05   An eclectic mix of Canadian music.

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

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