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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.
Jun 15, 2019
10:05 We speak with Mohawk Russ Diabo of Defenders of the Land about Canada Reads: The Unsettling Canada Edition.
10:20 We talk with Dr. Michael Klein about his new memoir Dissident Doctor: Catching Babies and and Challenging the Medical Status Quo.
11:00 We speak with Miranda Brady and John Kelly about Indigenous media tactics in Canadian culture.
11:30 Chief Judy Wilson on what it would take to fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia.
Jun 8, 2019
10:05 Wanda Robson and Graham Reynolds talk about their biography of Wanda's sister, Viola Desmond, from Nov 24. Wanda Robson and Graham Reynolds talk about their biography of Wanda's sister, Viola Desmond, from Nov 24.
10:35 Chinatown advocate Melody Ma talks about transforming Chinatown after the City of Vancouver apology to the Chinese-Canadian community, from Oct 27.
11:00 Activist and journalist Desmond Cole on carding, white supremacy in Canada, and the Black test for new policy initiatives.
Jun 1, 2019
10:05 Professor Joseph Weiss on his book, Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii: Life Beyond Settler Colonialism.
10:20 Anne Canute on the East of the Rockies App that tells the story of the Japanese-Canadian internment.
10:40 Josh Paterson of the BC Civil Liberties Association, speaks to the rights reductions for refugee claimants in the proposed Federal Budget.
11:10 Redeye collective member Ian Mass joins us to update us on municipal affairs with City Beat
11:30 Graham Riches will discuss the recent opinion piece he co-wrote for the Tyee, concerning the BC government's support for food security projects.
May 25, 2019
10:05 Larry Wilkerson on the possibility of war between the US and Iran (from The Real News Network)
10:20 Victoria Chung was a Chinese-Canadian who became a doctor and a revered legend in China. Biographers Ningping Yu and Dr. John Price bring her story.
10:40 Angela Marie MacDougall, the executive director for the Battered Women’s Support Services, on the upcoming Feminists Deliver Conference.
11:10 Famed writer and activist Arundhati Roy, in conversation with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh.
May 18, 2019
10:05 Colleen Fuller on why it's critical to fund the community health centres.
10:20 John Calvert discusses how BC Hydro customers have ended up subsidizing private power companies.
10:55 Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben in a recent conversation with David Barsamian.
May 11, 2019
10:05 Christi Belcourt of the Onaman Collective talks about the group and its efforts to build an Ojibway art and language camp.
10:30 We speak with Rachel Plotkin of the David Suzuki Foundation about extinction threats to caribou in B.C.
11:00 Erica Grant of the Carnegie Community Action Project talks about her experience of homelessness.
11:30 UK-based housing activist and urban geographer Matt Wilde on the struggle for housing justice in London.
May 4, 2019
10:05 TJ Watt of the Ancient Forest Alliance on the BC government's plan to auction off old-growth forest on Vancouver Island for logging.
10:20 We speak with Alexa Conradi, about her book Fear, Love, and Liberation in Contemporary Quebec: A Feminist Reflection.
10:40 Carol Linnitt, managing editor of the Narwhal, on the BC’s government’s proposed subsidies for the LNG industry.
11:10 Director Paul Émile d’Entremont discusses Standing on the Line, his new DOXA selected film.
11:30 Libby Davies joins us in studio to talk her new political memoir Outside In.
Apr 27, 2019
10:10 Professor Joseph Weiss, of Wesleyan University, will discuss his new book, Shaping the Future on Haida Gwaii.
10:40 Baljit Sangra talks about about her new doc Because We Are Girls on the impact of sexual abuse on a South Asian-Canadian family.
11:10 Dylan Tanner of InfluenceMap on how the oil majors have spent $1Bn since Paris on narrative capture and lobbying on climate.
11:30 Scientist Greg Flato is one of the authors of the report Canada’s Changing Climate, which discusses how global warming is impacting Canada.
Apr 20, 2019
10:05 Environment scientist Karen Leven of Dawson Creek on the lack of regulation in the oil and gas industry in BC's northeast region.
10:20 Hereditary Chief Smogelgem of the Wet'suwet'en Nation on Indigenous resistance to Coastal Gas Link's plans for a pipeline through their territory.
11:00 We hear an engaging conversation between Aneelah Afzali and L.A. Kauffman on the enduring power of protest, from Alternative Radio.
Apr 13, 2019
10:05 Dr. Ulrike Meyer of Dawson Creek on the potential health impacts of fracking in northeastern B.C.
10:20 David Mendes joins us to talk about the April 16 National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis.
10:40 Jody Paterson, executive director of the Board Voice Society of B.C. on the awarding of social service contracts to large multinationals.
11:10 Redeye’s CityBeat reporter Ian Mass talks about how city halls across the Lower Mainland are failing to support affordable housing.
11:30 David Suzuki on the tragic history of government inaction on climate change, recorded at a recent forum on fracking in B.C.'s northeast.
Apr 6, 2019
In our show today, recordings from Justice for Soleiman Faqiri, a panel discussion about a 30-year-old man suffering from schizophrenia who died in an Ontario jail in Dec 2016.
10:15 Josh Patterson of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association starts off our discussion of the case of Soleiman Faqiri.
10:40 Lama Mugabo, an activist with the Alliance Against Displacement and the Hogan's Alley Society.
10:55 Award-winning poet Mercedes Eng, author of Prison Industrial Complex Explodes.
11:10 Yusuf Faqiri, Soleiman Faqiri's older brother, on Canada's correctional system and its inadequate treatment of inmates with mental health issues.
11:30 Omar Chu from Sanctuary Health on the lack of affordable health care for migrants to Canada (from Feb 9).
Mar 30, 2019
10:05 Alan Sears of Ryerson University talks with us about what's behind Doug Ford's 10% tuition cut announced in January.
10:20 Jamie Michaels, author of the graphic novel Christie Pits, on the history of Canada's largest race riot, in 1933 Toronto.
10:40 Yara Hawari, Palestine Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka, on Israel's open fire policy in the Gaza Strip.
11:10 Viveca Ellis of the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition discusses the province’s first poverty reduction plan.
11:30 Water protector Nuskmata Mack on water protection, mining and indigenous rights.
Mar 23, 2019
10:05 Yves Engler will discuss the current corruption scandal involving SNC-Lavalin and the long reach the company has into Canadian foreign policy.
10:20 We speak about the Christchurch killings with Kathleen Belew, author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America.
10:40 Lori Snyder, a Metis eco-artist, herbalist and educator, talks about Indigenous food systems in our urban world.
11:10 We speak with Bashir Mohamed about Jason Kenney, Andrew Sheer and their responses to the terrorist attack in Christchurch.
11:30 Peter Phillips, author of Giants: The Global Power Elite, on the emergence of a transnational ruling class.
Mar 16, 2019
10:05 Historian Veronica Strong-Boag talks about the life and times of early feminist and politician Laura Marshall Jamieson.
10:20 Anne Canute on East of the Rockies, an augmented reality phone app that tells the story of the Japanese Canadian internment.
10:40 Yoruba Richen on her doc The Green Book: Guide to Freedom about the travel guide that partly inspired the movie Green Book, from Democracy Now.
11:10 Redeye’s Citybeat reporter Ian Mass talks about the Vancouverism, the Jericho lands Skytrain and SNC Lavalin.
11:30 Colleen Fuller on the need for BC to adequately fund health care centres in the province, from our Jan 19 show.
Mar 9, 2019
10:05 John Calvert joins us to talk about how BC Hydro customers have ended up subsidizing private power companies.
10:20 Sara Sagaii of the Vancouver Tenants Union on the cost of renting an apartment in the city, and what's considered affordable.
10:40 Melanie Benard of the Canadian Health Coalition on a recent report to the Canadian government with recommendations to improve Pharmacare.
11:10 Laura Shaver of VANDU joins us to discuss the potential of Heroin Compassion Clubs to combat the drug overdose crisis.
11:30 Veteran community planner Nathan Edelson speaks with Ian Mass about the future of inner city planning.
Mar 2, 2019
10:05 Kim Ives, editor of Haïti Liberté, will join us to discuss the recent protests in Haiti, along with their connection to the coup attempt in Venezuela.
10:20 Hassan El-Tayyab, co-director of Just Foreign Policy, on the US Congress withdrawing support for Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen.
10:40 Lama Mugabo from the Hogan’s Alley Society, on the new temporary modular housing project in Vancouver's Strathcona neighbourhood.
11:10 Director Robert Lang talks about Shadow of Gold, a new documentary about the human and environmental cost of the global gold market.
11:30 We talked with NASA scientist Peter Kalmus in October about the psychological impacts of climate change.
Feb 23, 2019
10:05 We speak with Indigenous artist and activist Christi Belcourt, one of three people who make up the Onaman Collective.
10:20 UBC professor Patrick Condon explains why he thinks the Skytrain to UBC is a terrible idea.
10:40 Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee looks at BC Budget 2019 in terms of action on the environmental crisis.
11:10 Economist Iglika Ivanova joins us again this week to share her thoughts on Tuesday's budget.
11:30 Redeye's Ian Mass brings us an update on municipal affairs in our regular feature, City Beat.
Feb 16, 2019
10:05 Economist Iglika Ivanova on five ways the upcoming BC budget could pave the way for a poverty reduction plan.
10:20 Vijay Prashad on how an interest in Venezuelan oil is driving the US policy for regime change.
10:40 Educator and author Judith Marshall on the lack of safety regulations in the mining industry.
11:10 We speak with Aziz Choudry about his new book Activists and the Surveillance State: Learning from Repression.
11:30 Redeye's Ian Mass brings us an update on municipal affairs in our regular feature, City Beat.
Feb 9, 2019
10:05 Sierra Club campaigner Jens Wieting on the provincial government's Clean BC plan, announced late last year (originally aired in December).
10:20 We speak with tenant organizer David Hendry about the new anti-renoviction bylaw brought in by New Westminster city council this week.
10:40 Omar Chu from Sanctuary Health on the Health Care for Migrants Day of Action this coming Tuesday.
11:10 We speak with Chuck Tanner of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights on an emerging right-wing yellow vests movement in Canada.
11:30 Broadcaster and activist Garth Mullins on his new podcast, Crackdown, which looks at the opioid crisis from the perspective of its victims.
Feb 2, 2019
10:05 Hasan Alam talks about the Islamophobia Hotline set up after the Quebec City mosque killings in 2017.
10:20 Activist, women's studies instructor and PhD candidate Itrath Syed on the nature of Islamophobia in Canada.
10:40 Kashif Ahmed of the National Council of Canadian Muslims talks about the Quebec City mosque killings and the increase in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada.
11:10 Joe Emersberger discusses the Trump administration’s effort to destabilize the government in Venezuela
11:30 Criminology lecturer and contributing author Tamara O’Doherty on the new book, Red Light Labour.
Jan 26, 2019
10:05 Sara Davidson talks about her book Potlatch as Pedagogy: Learning Through Ceremony, written with her father, master Haida artist Robert Davidson.
10:20 We talk with 16-year-old student Rebecca Hamilton about her climate activism.
11:00 Author Yves Engler on his latest book: Left, Right: Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada.
Jan 19, 2019
10:05 Judith Sayers of the Hupacasath First Nation on the legal case in favour of the Wet’suwet’en defense against the RCMP.
10:20 We'll listen again to a conversation with Samona Marsh, Nicolas Crier, and Scott Neufeld, about a new set of guidelines for ethical research in the Downtown Eastside.
10:40 Kevin McCartney of UBC on a report re-examining the 2015 controversy about Enbridge’s funding partnership with the University of Calgary.
11:10 Colleen Fuller on why it's critical for the NDP to fund the community health centres they promised in the 2017 election campaign.
11:30 We hear Angela Davis after the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute rescinded a human rights award for her, reportedly due to her activism for Palestinian rights.
Jan 12, 2019
10:05 We speak with Mel Evans, one of the Stansted 15, who could face life imprisonment in the UK for blocking a deportation flight.
10:20 We talk with two of the members of BP or Not BP?, an activist group working to rid British cultural institutions of oil company sponsorship.
10:40 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, a report on municipal affairs.
11:10 Paris based author Diana Johnstone on the yellow vest protests sweeping France.
11:30 Catherine Gauthier of ENvironnement JEUnesse on a court case brought by Quebec youth over the federal government’s inaction on climate change.
Jan 5, 2019
10:05 We speak with Ivan Drury of the Alliance Against Displacement about the situation at Anita Place tent city in Maple Ridge.
10:20 Dr. Justin Schlosberg on a new report he co-authored examining the British media’s reporting of anti-semitism in the Labour Party.
10:40 Two months ago, we spoke with youth organizer Dylan Cohen about the urgent needs of youth aging out of care.
11:10 Former COPE candidate Derrick O'Keefe joins us to talk about the current situation for renters in Vancouver.
11:30 From Democracy Now: The US Congress swore in the most diverse group of lawmakers ever, and pushed to end the government shutdown without funding Trump's wall.
Dec 29, 2018
A selection of interviews from 2018
10:05 Filmmaker Christina Willings joins us to talk about her documentary 'Beauty,' which explores the lives of five gender-creative kids.
10:20 Jenny Brown of National Women’s Liberation on the sexual harassment that many working women face.
10:40 Journalist Sarah Cox on her new book about the Peace River valley and people who are fighting the Site C dam.
11:10 Researcher Jeffery Kaye discusses a long-suppressed report on the use of biochemical weapons by the U.S. during the Korean War.
11:30 Criminal defence lawyer Tom Rees on the acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie.
Dec 22, 2018
In today's show, two talks courtesy of Alternative Radio, based in Boulder, Colorado.
10:05 Writer and political commentator Henry Giroux on The Human Costs of Neoliberalism.
11:05 Award-winning journalist Chris Hedges on the Root Causes of a Failed System.
Dec 15, 2018
10:05 Catherine Coumins of MiningWatch tells us about the need for a mining ombudsperson to monitor the practices of Canadian mining companies abroad.
10:20 Chief Judy Wilson on what it would take to fully implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia.
10:50 Activist and journalist Desmond Cole on carding, white supremacy in Canada, and the Black test for new policy initiatives.
Dec 8, 2018
10:05 Jens Wieting will join us in studio with an assessment of B.C.'s clean growth plan, released this week.
10:20 Jehan Hakim of the Yemeni Alliance Committee on two resolutions currently before the U.S. Congress that could end American support for the Saudi Arabia-led attack on Yemen.
10:40 Roger Emsley speaks with us about the port modernization review and local concerns about the environment and democratic accountability.
11:10 Redeye’s City Beat reporter Ian Mass talks about the issues and emerging politics in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey.
11:30 Bronwen Tucker of the Council of Canadians talks about Teck Resources' proposed new tar sands mine.
Dec 1, 2018
10:05 Greg LeRoy of Good Jobs First on the massive tax breaks that Amazon received to open headquarters in New York and Virginia.
10:20 Ian Robson, a farmer and National Farmers Union regional coordinator for Manitoba, discusses proposed changes to the Plant Breeders Rights Act.
10:40 David Macdonald talks about the Alternative Federal Budget, which takes a fresh look at the federal budget from a progressive perspective.
11:10 Astra Taylor, Canadian-American filmmaker, on the new documentary she directed What is Democracy?
11:30 Trade Campaigner Sujata Dey of the Council of Canadians on the new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada, in an interview recorded in October.
Nov 24, 2018
10:05 Jens Wieting of the Sierra Club about logging of rare old-growth rainforest on Vancouver Island near Robson Bight.
10:20 Alana Prochuk of West Coast LEAF talks about the barriers women experience reporting sexual assault.
10:40 We speak with Erika Shaker about the increasing prevalence of contract jobs at Canadian universities.
11:10 Wanda Robson and Graham Reynolds talk about their biography of Wanda's sister, Viola Desmond.
Nov 17, 2018
10:05 We talk with Dr. Michael Klein about his new memoir Dissident Doctor: Catching Babies and and Challenging the Medical Status Quo.
10:30 Redeye’s City Beat reporter Ian Mass talks about the issues and emerging politics of the new Mayor and Vancouver City Council.
11:05 Kell Gerlings, organizer with Raise the Rates, discusses the coalition’s recently published Welfare Cookbook.
11:25 With fires raging in California, Democracy Now talks with climate scientist Glen MacDonald.
11:30 Lawyer Dylan Mazur on data that shows Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be carded by Vancouver police (first aired in June).
Nov 10, 2018
10:10 We bring you highlights of the 2018 Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture with Mark Z. Jacobson who speaks about how to achieve 100% clean, renewable energy.
10:50 Montréal-based activist and author Yves Engler on his new book Left, Right — Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada.
Nov 3, 2018
10:05 Hassan Diab joins us to talk about the recent French appeal court decision to order a fresh review of evidence in the case against him.
10:20 Martha Pskowski, freelance journalist based in Mexico, on the caravan of migrants walking to the US-Mexico border.
10:40 Dylan Cohen is a community organizer for Fostering Change who led a delegation of 45 youth in and from foster care to Victoria last week.
11:10 Victor Temprano on the Native Land website and mobile app, a resource for people wanting to learn about Indigenous people's land and languages (first aired Sep. 22).
11:30 Lawyer Elin Sigurdson on the Appeal Court decision to overturn the Trudeau government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (first aired Sep 8).
Oct 27, 2018
10:05 Maria Luísa Mendonça of the Network for Social Justice and Human Rights in Brazil on the possibility of a far right government in Latin America's largest nation.
10:20 Sid Bobb joins us to talk about Material Witness, a multi-generational exploration of Indigenous women, on now at the Heart of the City Festival.
11:10 We speak with Trade Campaigner Sujata Dey of the Council of Canadians about the new trade deal between the US, Mexico and Canada agreed last month.
11:30 Chinatown advocate Melody Ma talks about transforming Chinatown after the City of Vancouver apology to the Chinese-Canadian community.
Oct 20, 2018
10:05 We speak with Monia Mazigh about the election of the CAQ in Quebec and their anti-immigrant rhetoric.
10:20 Medea Benjamin of the peace activist group CodePink on Saudi Arabia and the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
10:40 Environmental journalist Gloria Dickie on freedom of information issues within Parks Canada.
11:10 We talk with Scott Neufeld, Samona Marsh and Nicolas Crier about new guidelines for ethical research in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
11:30 Judith Marshall on remarkable similarities between two recent mining disasters - BC’s Mount Polley and Brazil’s Mariana toxic tailings ponds.
Oct 13, 2018
10:05 Lisa Hymas of Media Matters on how news coverage of hurricanes fails to mention climate change (first aired Sept 22).
10:20 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, a report on the municipal elections happening on Saturday, October 20th.
11:10 Peter Kalmus, NASA scientist on the psychological impacts of climate change.
11:30 Geographer John Rose on the myth that Vancouver's housing crisis is caused by a shortage of housing.
Oct 6, 2018
10:05 Ann Travers, associate professor at Simon Fraser University, on their book The Trans Generation.
10:30 Christy Thornton, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, on the election of López Obrador in Mexico.
10:55 Seth Klein talks about Proportional Representation and how it will fix problems with BC's current electoral system.
11:20 UBC professor Gordon Christie looks at how Canadian courts have interpreted the nature of the Crown’s obligations on treaty land.
Sept 29, 2018
10:05 UVic nursing professor Bernie Pauly on her call for a public health approach to reducing health and safety risks in tent cities (from last August).
10:25 We spoke in July with curator Laura Osorio Sunnucks about the Arts of Resistance showing till Sunday at the Museum of Anthropology.
11:00 Frances Fox Piven reminds us what movements can accomplish, in a talk delivered this summer in Chicago (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Sept 22, 2018
10:05 Victor Temprano on the Native Land website and mobile app, a resource for people wanting to learn about Indigenous people's land and languages.
10:20 Lisa Hymas, director of the Climate and Energy Program at Media Matters, on media coverage of the link between climate change and hurricanes.
10:40 Filmmaker Astra Taylor on her documentary "What is Democracy?" showing as part of True North at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2018.
11:10 Alex Hemingway of the CCPA on how land wealth is driving the growing gap between rich and poor.
11:30 We speak with El Jones, poet and activist, about the prison strike in Nova Scotia.
Sept 15, 2018
10:05 Shawna Potter, lead singer of War On Women, on her pamphlet Making Spaces Safer.
10:20 Retired law professor, and Vancouver Island peace activist, William Geimer on Israel: Canada's Human Rights Exception.
10:55 A talk on How Fascism Works by Yale prof and philosopher Jason Stanley, the author of a book by the same name.
Sept 8, 2018
10:05 Lawyer Elin Sigurdson on the Federal Court of Appeal decision to overturn the Trudeau government’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
10:20 Dylan Mazur on new data that shows Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be carded by Vancouver police (first aired in June).
10:40 We speak with Elizabeth Campbell about Trump's decision to cut funding to UNRWA, the agency that funds services for Palestinian refugees.
11:10 A roundup with organizers of the Rise for Climate, Day of Action happening tomorrow: Shirley Samples in Vancouver, and Sue Andrews of Rise & Resist in Victoria.
11:30 Bike lawyer David Hay spoke with us in October about the need to reform the Motor Vehicle Act to make the roads safer for cyclists and pedestrians (first aired Oct last year).
Aug 25, 2018
10:05 UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston on how contempt for the poor in U.S. drives government policies.
10:20 Community organizer Am Johal on his recent book, Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life.
10:40 Emily Luba of the Alliance Against Displacement on their critique of Burnaby’s new inclusionary zoning.
11:10 Derrick O'Keefe on the new municipalist movement and the recent Fearless Cities summit in New York.
11:30 Elizabeth Woodworth on the book she co-authored, Unprecedented Crime, Climate Science Denial and Game Changers for Survival.
Aug 18, 2018
10:05 We talk with Seth Klein about some of the core benefits of proportional representation and why we shouldn't fear right-wing fringe parties.
10:20 UVic nursing prof Bernie Pauly on her call for a public health approach to reducing health and safety risks in tent cities.
10:40 Noam Chomsky reminds us that there are plenty of opportunities for change, in a talk recorded by Alternative Radio.
Aug 11, 2018
10:05 Filmmaker Cam Christiansen on his animated film Wall about the barricade separating Israel and Palestine and its impact on residents.
10:20 In honour of the Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi's release from jail, we play a conversation we had in April with Jesse Roberts, director of Radiance Of Resistance.
10:40 We talk with Sarah Cox about the application for an injunction to halt work on Site C being heard in B.C. Supreme Court right now.
11:10 Alejandra López Bravo of Sanctuary Health on the Vancouver Police Department's proposed "access without fear" policies.
11:30 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, our regular report on municipal affairs.
Aug 4, 2018
10:05 Professor Gordon Christie on how Canadian courts have interpreted the Crown's obligations on First Nations territories covered by treaties.
10:40 Artist and ethnobotanist T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss on Vancouver history, the role of art and the meaning of Indigenous names (from April).
11:15 Author Robyn Maynard, recorded in March at the Vancouver launch of her groundbreaking new book, Policing Black Lives.
July 28, 2018
10:05 Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, on the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.
10:20 Filmmaker Christina Willings joins us to talk about her documentary 'Beauty,' which explores the lives of five gender-creative kids.
10:40 Lawyer Jay Aubrey on the B.C. Supreme Court decision to end indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons, from January.
11:05 Winona La Duke, economist, author and one-time candidate for U.S. Vice President, talks about fighting pipelines and community development, in a talk recorded last January in Vancouver.
July 21, 2018
10:05 Christy Thornton, assistant professor of sociology and Latin American studies, on Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
10:20 Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance on the corporate allies assisting ICE to locate and deport refugees and immigrants.
10:40 Manuel Perez Rocha of the Institute for Policy Studies on why ordinary Mexicans would celebrate the demise of NAFTA (from March).
11:10 We speak with curator Laura Osorio Sunnucks about the Arts of Resistance show currently on at the Museum of Anthropology.
11:30 James Rowe of the University of Victoria on how British Columbia pension investments are fuelling the climate change crisis.
July 14, 2018
10:05 We talk with Ann Travers, author of The Trans Revolution: How Trans Kids and Their Parents Are Creating a Gender Revolution.
10:20 Helesia Luke, of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, will discuss BC's child labour laws and the need to change them.
10:40 Indigenous activist Ska7cis Manuel, on the book, The Reconciliation Manifesto.c
11:10 John Clarke of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty on Basic Income in a neoliberal era, recorded in Vancouver Feb 27.
July 7, 2018
10:05 We talk with Lael Parrott about the Alpine Club of Canada's 2018 State of the Mountains Report.
10:20 Wendy Pedersen and Jack Gates bring us the latest about the Regent Hotel, recently condemned by the City of Vancouver.
10:40 University of Ottawa professor Nadia Abu-Zahra on calls to cancel the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S.
11:10 Seth Klein of the CCPA talks about the proportional representation referendum taking place this fall in British Columbia.
11:30 Kris Hermes of the Terminal City Legal Collective on the legal consequences for Kinder Morgan protesters.
June 30, 2018
This week on Redeye we bring you a full show of music featuring artists who are appearing at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13-15.
Jun 23, 2018
10:05 Environmentalist Vicky Husband joins us to discuss the logging of old-growth forests.
10:20 Mercedes Courtoreille on the creation of a tent city by homeless people in Nanaimo.
10:40 We follow the situation of thousands of children incarcerated and separated from their parents in the US, with 2 segments from Democracy Now!
11:10 We speak with Dylan Mazur about discriminatory stops by the Vancouver Police and a BCCLA complaint against that practice.
11:30 We speak with Helen Dixon about the student uprising against Daniel Ortega's government in Nicaragua.
Jun 16, 2018
10:05 Journalist Sarah Cox on her new book about the Peace River valley and people who are fighting the Site C dam.
10:20 We speak with musician Shawna Potter about her pamphlet on Making Spaces Safer for music, art, and community venues.
10:40 Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, discusses his new report on poverty in the United States.
11:10 We speak with Alex Sandvoss about her upcoming portrait painting exhibition, "The Faces We Pass By Every Day".
11:30 Karen Sawatzky, SFU graduate with a Masters in Urban Studies, on Vancouver's new Airbnb regulations (first aired April).
Jun 9, 2018
10:05 Jesse Firempong from Greenpeace on the Trudeau government’s planned bail out of the Trans Mountain pipeline and nation-wide opposition to that strategy.
10:20 We speak with Freeman Ryan of Socialist Alternative on Seattle's proposed new tax on big business, dubbed the Amazon Tax.
10:40 Jonathan Blair of the Community Legal Assistance Society on the BC Supreme Court decision setting aside a renoviction allowed by the Residential Tenancy Branch.
11:10 Aran Armutlu of the BC Federation of Students on BC on the upcoming referendum on proportional representation.
11:30 Lama Mugabo, of the Carnegie Community Action Project, discusses the group's 10th annual housing report (from April).
Jun 2, 2018
10:05 Penny Goldsmith joins us to talk about Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story, a graphic book she co-authored with Kara Sievewright (from Oct 2016).
10:20 Shakil Choudhury on his book, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them (from Oct 2016).
10:40 Kate Harding on her book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It (from Oct 2015).
11:10 Eco-socialist author Ian Angus discusses his latest book, Facing the Anthropocene, in a talk recorded in Vancouver in September 2016.
May 26, 2018
This week on Redeye we'll be bringing you a full show of music to start your weekend off grooving. This show of tunes was compiled by Terry McDermott, and hosted by Hannah Fiegenbaum. We hope you'll enjoy the music this weekend, and we will return to our regular programming the following week.
May 19, 2018
For the holiday long weekend, we'll be airing excerpts from two related talks by Michael Parenti on the subjects of class, gender, and racism. One recorded in 1992, the other in 2006, both talks are courtesy of Alternative Radio.
May 12, 2018
10:05 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, a report on municipal affairs.
10:25 A segment from Democracy Now on President Trump's nominee to head the CIA, Gina Haspel.
11:10 Jeremy Scahill, co-founder of the Intercept, on the current state of journalism.
May 5, 2018
10:05 Sarah Shanley Hope speaks about working to bring us into a sustainable, and socially equitable future.
10:40 Christine Ahn, the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, discusses the possibility of peace on the Korean peninsula.
11:10 Gabriel Rockhill, of Villanova University and the Sorbonne, will talk about the latest — and growing — wave of student and worker protests against the Macron government in France.
11:30 Paul Wong, the acclaimed Vancouver multidisciplinary artist, joins us to discuss his artist-in-residency at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, called ‘Occupying Chinatown.’
April 29, 2018
10:05 Ken Boon of the Peace Valley Landowner Association on the fight to stop the Site C dam.
10:40 Sophie Harrison of the Dogwood Initiative on the continuing struggle to stop the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.
11:10 Journalist and author Yasha Levine on the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal within the wider context of the Internet's designed purpose.
11:30 Richmond city councillor and farmer Harold Steves, on the BC government's proposed changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve.
Apr 21, 2018
10:05 Karen Sawatzky, SFU graduate with a Masters in Urban Studies, on Vancouver's new Airbnb regulations.
10:25 From the Real News Network, Ben Norton talks to Algerian journalist Akram Belkaid about France's role in last week's missile attack on Syria.
10:50 We listen to a debate between Pete Kilner and David Swanson about a justifiable war, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Apr 14, 2018
10:05 Greg Shupak, from the University of Guelph-Humber, on the recent attacks by Israeli forces on Palestinians in Gaza, as well as the media coverage.
10:20 Jackie McVicar of United for Mining Justice on state-led terrorism in Honduras, and the Canadian government’s support for it.
10:40 Chief Ernest Alfred, from the 'Namgis Nation, joins us to talk about the Swanson Island Fish Farm occupation.
11:10 Mark Timmings and Brady Marks speak with us about The Wetland Project, which includes a 24 hour broadcast of the Saturna Island wetland this Earth Day on Coop Radio.
11:30 Health researcher Colleen Fuller joins us to talk about Dr. Brian Day's continued challenge of BC's Medicare Protection Act and what the NDP is doing about it.
Apr 7, 2018
10:05 Redeye's Ian Mass joins us with City Beat, a report on municipal affairs.
10:20 Jesse Roberts on his new film about Palestinian activists Ahed Tamimi and Janna Ayyad, showing in Vancouver next week.
10:40 We speak with T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss, 2018 Indigenous Storyteller in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library.
11:10 Site C: Mae Burrows on two upcoming court cases and Sage Birley on the value of the farmland in the Peace River valley, recorded March 26 in Vancouver.
11:30 Betty Ann Adam talks about her experience being separated from her family as a child during the Sixties Scoop, in a conversation from January.