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