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Sept 16, 2017
10:05 We speak with veteran indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin about her 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed, which plays next month at the VIFF.
10:20 Galen Armstrong of the Sierra Club of BC on the BC Utilities Commission review of the Site C dam project.
10:40 Rose L. Williams, a well-known local artist, discusses painting a piano as part of the Pianos on the Street program and Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture.
11:10 Climate activist Koreti Tiumalu and others share stories on the impact of climate change on the people and land in the Pacific Islands.
Sept 9, 2017
10:05 Ali Kennedy Scott talks about her Vancouver Fringe Festival show, Just Not That Woman, which explores last year's U.S. presidential election.
10:20 Jen Moore from MiningWatch Canada on El Salvador’s historic ban on metal mining (from April).
11:10 Political commentator Thomas Frank on the election of Donald Trump and the country that voted for him, from Alternative Radio.
Sept 2, 2017
10:05 Amy Goodman of Democracy Now in conversation with climate scientist Dr. James Hansen.
10:55 Michael Parenti on the relationship between class, power, and conspiracy in a talk recorded in 1993, from Alternative Radio.
Aug 26, 2017
10:05 Urban political economist David Wachsmuth on Airbnb’s impact on the Canadian housing market.
10:20 Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, talks about the decades' long history of resistance to fascism, from Democracy Now.
11:05 Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on Charlottesville, white supremacy, and the historical amnesia of the United States, from Making Contact.
11:40 A conversation with immigration lawyer Zool Suleman about Canada's refugee policy (from February).
Aug 19, 2017
10:05 Joe Foy of the Wilderness Committee on the work of Thomas Berger, recently appointed to lead BC's legal fight to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
10:20 Lawyer Amir Attaran on Ecojustice's lawsuit against the federal government for failing to prosecute Volkswagen.
10:40 Writer and activist Martin Lukacs presents a talk on The Reconciliation Industry, recorded at SFU Harbour Centre in February.
Aug 12, 2017
10:05 Ray Acheson with the disarmament group Reaching Critical Will talks about the new UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.
10:20 We speak with David Tracey, community ecologist and author of the Vancouver Tree Book, about the importance of our urban forest.
10:40 Ben Parfitt on the fossil fuel industry’s “insatiable thirst” for water in northern BC’s First Nation communities.
11:10 David Christopher from OpenMedia on the Liberal government's new privacy legislation, Bill C-59.
11:30 Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility on Japan's plans to dump 500,000 tonnes of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
Aug 5, 2017
10:10 A conversation with Indigenous writer Nickita Longman, speaking with Ricochet Media on cultural appropriation and the Canadian literary scene.
10:50 Award-winning journalist Max Blumenthal in conversation with Alternative Radio host David Barsamian.
July 29, 2017
10:05 Nicole Schabus on the challenges Indigenous communities face when their reserves are threatened by wildfire.
10:20 Bill Hopwood of Raise the Rates on the new BC government's $100 increase for welfare recipients and what a long-term poverty reduction strategy requires.
10:40 Sarah St. John from Sanctuary Health on advocating for the rights of undocumented people in Vancouver (from February).
11:10 Author and journalist Yves Engler on how Canadian banks facilitate offshore banking in the Caribbean.
11:30 Azadeh Tamjeedi of UNHCR discusses their report Children on the Run about refugees in Central America.
July 15, 2017
10:05 Derrick O'Keefe on the remarkable journey of Jeremy Corbyn from reluctant leadership candidate to leader of a Labour Party revival.
10:20 Ingo Schmidt on the rejection of neo-liberalism in Europe and the rise of populism, both Left and Right.
10:40 Metis/Dene filmaker Marie Clements on her musical documentary The Road Forward, playing at Vancity Theatre this week (from April).
11:10 We speak with Matt Eisenbrandt about his book Assassination of a Saint about the late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador (from April).
11:30 Raji Mangat of West Coast LEAF on the historic legal challenge to the use of solitary confinement in Canada’s federal prisons.
July 8, 2017
10:05 Beverly Ho of the Chinatown Concern Group joins us to discuss the future of 105 Keefer Street.
10:20 We speak to the organizers of Paddle for the Peace – Vancouver Carnival, taking place Saturday from 1pm to 3pm in Vancouver.
10:40 Josh Paterson of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the lack of critical oversight for Canadian Border Services.
11:10 Shiri Pasternak on her new book Grounded Authority: The Algonquins of Barriere Lake Against the State.
11:30 Author and activist Steve Early on his new book Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City.
June 24, 2017
10:05 Lawyer Kaitlyn Mitchell on why Canada must recognize the right to a healthy environment for all.
10:20 Mustafa Almansur, an organizer of protests against the government’s handling of the apartment building fire that killed 79 in Britain last week, talks with Democracy Now.
11:00 Yale University historian James Whitman talks with us about his new book, Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law.
11:30 Sven Biggs of the environmental group Stand on five ways the province can stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
June 17, 2017
10:05 Richard Sanders of the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade on the Liberal's new military spending, announced this month.
10:20 We speak with William Carroll of the Corporate Mapping Project on political donations and lobbying by the fossil fuel industry in BC (first aired in March).
10:40 Housing activist and organizer Wendy Pedersen on the situation for the 200 evicted SRO residents from the Balmoral Hotel.
11:10 Excerpts from a feature interview with Yale historian Timothy Snyder, about his book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century, from Democracy Now.
11:40 Joe Foy of Wilderness Committee on being back in court against Taseko Mines to defend a libel lawsuit.
June 10, 2017
10:05 Journalist Chris Floyd joins us live from the UK to talk about Theresa May's pact to govern with the Democratic Unionist Party, and the future of the British Labour Party.
10:20 We speak with Mohawk Russ Diabo of Defenders of the Land about Canada Reads: The Unsettling Canada Edition.
10:40 We read a statement by activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor in response to death threats she received after her criticism of Trump.
11:10 Two students from Ideal Mini School, Lily Baker, and Arden Jansen talk about activism and their class project, an open letter to the new premier of British Columbia.
11:30 Criminal defense lawyer Michael Spratt reflects on the state of Canada's prisons two years after adopting the Nelson Mandela Rules.
June 3, 2017
10:05 We speak with Karen Campbell of Ecojustice about the recommendations of the panel looking at the National Energy Board.
10:20 Max Blumenthal, senior editor for Alternet's Grayzone Project, on how Western policies overseas can lead to attacks at home.
10:40 David Fairey from the BC Employment Standards Coalition on workplace abuse.
11:10 Galen Armstrong of Sierra Club BC about the prospects for saving the Peace River Valley and stopping Site C in the wake of the BC NDP-Green agreement.
11:30 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, offers his thoughts on last month's provincial election, and the likelihood of an NDP/Green government.
May 27, 2017
10:05 Medea Benjamin of Code Pink on President Trump's arms deal with Saudi Arabia.
10:20 Investigative journalist Rick Sterling on the lies and fraud behind the Syrian civil war (from January).
10:40 Vancouver filmmaker LJ Meier on his short film "Homeless Solutions" premiering at Just Film Festival (from March).
11:00 Indigenous climate activists from Fiji, Samoa and Northern Alberta on climate change in the South Pacific and fossil fuel extraction in Canada.
May 20, 2017
10:05 Excerpts from the 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation, an event that brought together poets and performers to speak out against the Trump administration.
10:50 Laura Secor, author of Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran, in conversation with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.
May 13, 2017
10:05 Kendra Milne, the Director of Law Reform at West Coast LEAF, on how the BC government has failed in protecting human rights for women.
10:20 Frederick Clarkson of Political Research Associates on one of Donald Trump's recent executive orders and what it means to the religious right in the US.
10:40 Clayton Thomas-Muller talks about his tour of the tar sands with climate activists from the South Pacific.
11:10 Kshama Sawant, socialist city councillor from Seattle talks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.
11:30 Derrick O'Keefe of Ricochet Media on the results of the BC election and what we should be looking out for in the coming weeks.
May 6, 2017
10:05 Larry Brown, from the Trade Justice Network, will talk about the recent meeting of international trade ministers in Toronto, in an attempt to revive the TPP.
10:20 On the 100th day of Trump’s presidency, thousands participated in the People’s Climate Mobilization. We bring you a report from the Vancouver rally.
11:00 A conversation between Ecojustice executive director Devon Page and Earthjustice president Trip Van Noppen on the new political reality in the US.
11:30 Matt Eisenbrandt on why three Eritrean refugees are suing the Canadian mining company Nevsun, in an interview from October last year.
April 29, 2017
10:05 We interview First Nations filmmaker Marie Clements, whose film The Road Forward opens the DOXA Documentary Film Festival next week.
10:20 An organizer with the newly formed Vancouver Tenants Union discusses why renters need a stronger collective voice.
10:40 In 2014, Ottawa academic Hassan Diab was extradited to France to face charges in a 1980 bombing in Paris. Lawyer Don Bayne lays out the reasons he believes it could result in a case of wrongful conviction.
11:20 From the same event, lawyer and activist Hasan Alam talks about how the case of Hassan Diab fits into a larger pattern of arbitrary detention of Canadians of Muslim descent.
April 22, 2017
To celebrate Earth Day this year, Coop Radio is broadcasting a 24-hour recording made on Earth Day last year in a Saturna Island wetland. On the latest episode of our podcast, artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings talk about how and why they created this remarkable soundscape.
April 15, 2017
10:05 Harry Swain is former chair of a federal-provincial joint review panel of the Site C dam and now an outspoken critic. We recorded a talk he gave in Vancouver on April 3.
10:50 Transgender visibility and rights: a talk by filmmaker and actor Laverne Cox, of Orange is the New Black, recorded in Boulder Colorado.
April 8, 2017
10:05 Professor Virginia Tilley on her new UN report: Israeli Practices towards the People of Palestine and the Question of Apartheid.
10:20 We speak with city councillor Brian Pincott about Calgary's new sliding scale transit pass for low-income residents.
10:40 Galen Armstrong of Sierra Club BC on how Liberal plans for LNG and pipelines will make our Hydro bills go through the roof.
11:10 Jen Moore from MiningWatch Canada on El Salvador’s historic ban on metal mining, passed March 29.
11:30 Katie Gibbs of Evidence for Democracy on the state of government science in British Columbia following a decade of cutbacks.
April 1, 2017
10:05 We speak with Carmen Trotta of the Catholic Worker movement about the rapidly deteriorating situation in Yemen.
10:20 Brent Patterson of the Council of Canadians joins us with his analysis of how Trudeau's policies could lead to Trumpism in Canada.
10:40 We talk with Matt Eisenbrandt about his book Assassination of a Saint about the late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador.
11:10 Artists Brady Marks and Mark Timmings on their radio art project which turns Coop Radio's airwaves over to Saturna Island wetland creatures on April 22.
11:30 Maxine Matilpi from West Coast Environmental Law speaks with us about revitalizing Indigenous law and the RELAW project.
Mar 25, 2017
10:05 Rachelle Ternier of the NFU on a recent resolution by Saskatchewan rural municipalities calling for the right for farmers to defend themselves.
10:20 We speak with William Carroll of the Corporate Mapping Project on political donations and lobbying by the fossil fuel industry in BC.
10:40 Vancouver filmmaker LJ Meier on his short film "Homeless Solutions" premiering at Just Film Festival.
11:15 We hear a documentary about Japanese imprisonment and the fight against a Muslim registry in the U.S.
Mar 18, 2017
10:05 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on the fight against Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, recorded March 4 in Vancouver.
10:20 We speak with Maria Wallstam of the Carnegie Community Action Project about the retail gentrification of the Downtown Eastside.
10:40 Writer and activist Martin Lukacs presents a talk on The Reconciliation Industry, recorded at SFU Harbour Centre last month.
Mar 11, 2017
10:05 Non-violent activist and drone resister James Ricks discusses his acquittal on charges of obstruction of government administration.
10:20 From Democracy Now, we air some excerpts from Wednesday's 'Day Without Women' rally in New York City.
10:40 Hanna Gros, senior fellow at the University of Toronto, on the crisis of children in immigration detention centres.
11:10 Bill McKibben, author, climate activist and 350.org founder recorded at Many Paddles, One Canoe last week in Vancouver.
11:30 Heiltsuk Nation Councillor Jess Housty, also from Many Paddles, One Canoe.
Mar 4, 2017
10:05 Denise Cole of the Labrador Land Protectors on the Muskrat Falls dam on the Lower Churchill River.
10:20 Writer Dalia Gebrial explains why it’s beyond time the labour rights and climate justice movements work together.
10:45 We spoke with Ivan Drury of Stop Demovictions Burnaby about mass evictions and displacement in the Metrotown area.
11:30 David Ng and Madeline Terbasket, from Theatre For Living, will talk about weaving stories of reconciliation in Home, a new play currently on at the Firehall Arts Centre.
Feb 25, 2017
10:05 Nahla Abdo, author of Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation, on President Trump's continuing efforts to ban citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from the U.S.
10:20 From January, we speak about the fentanyl crisis with Jordan Westfall, president of the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs.
10:40 We speak with lawyer Zool Suleman about the Canadian government's response to Trump's Islamophobic policies.
11:10 Mary Lovell tells us about the March 4 movement building event Many Paddles, One Canoe to benefit First Nations legal battles against fossil-fuel expansion.
11:30 Economist Iglika Ivanova on how the BC government should be spending its massive budget surplus.
Feb 18, 2017
10:05 Charles Barber of City Opera Vancouver about Missing, the opera they are developing on missing and murdered women.
10:20 Sarah St. John from Sanctuary Health on how Vancouver can become a sanctuary city.
10:40 Glenn Greenwald on the resignation of Donald Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn.
11:10 Economist Richard Wolff on President Trump's plan for the American economy, recorded in December in New York.
Feb 11, 2017
10:05 Women: The Oppressed Majority, a three-part documentary produced by Canada's National Campus and Community Radio Association.
Feb 4, 2017
10:05 Trish Garner talks about a plan to reduce poverty in BC.
10:20 Todd Gordon discusses his most recent book Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America.
10:40 Coverage of the legal challenge to Trump's Muslim ban brought by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and a closer look at Steve Bannon.
11:10 Nathanel Lowe from No One is Illegal talks to us about the upcoming national days of action against Islamophobia, white supremacy and deportations.
11:30 Reidar Mogerman on the recent decision allowing seven Guatemalan workers to sue B.C.-based Tahoe Resources in a B.C. court.
Jan 28, 2017
10:05 A conversation with First Nations comedian and activist Ryan McMahon, keynote speaker at Media Democracy Day in Vancouver last November.
10:25 Duff Conacher of Democracy Watch talks about political contributions and Christy Clark's $50,000 stipend.
10:45 Democracy Now's coverage of Wednesday's New York protest against the Trump plan to ban refugees from 7 Muslim nations.
11:15 We listen to Professor Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor speak about Black liberation framed through the recent U.S. election.
Jan 21, 2017
10:05 Live coverage of this morning's Women's March on Washington, from Democracy Now.
10:20 Jessica Ernst on her landmark Supreme Court Case against energy giant Encana and the Alberta Energy Regulator over water contamination.
10:40 Journalist James Wilt on how Saskatchewan is driving small wind producers out of the market.
11:10 Investigative journalist Rick Sterling on one of Barack Obama's last acts in office: signing into law the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act.
11:30 With the Crown moving last week to stay charges by MiningWatch over the Mount Polley disaster, we replay our interview with Dan Lewis about the court case.
Jan 14, 2017
10:05 We speak with Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, about how Canada could save billions with a national pharmacare program.
10:20 Wilderness Committee campaigner Torrance Coste on the fight to save Vancouver Island’s remaining old growth forests.
10:40 We talk with Tania Unzueta of Mijente and the #Not1More Campaign about what makes a U.S. sanctuary city in this political climate.
11:10 We listen to Fallen Heros of 2016, a radio documentary that highlights the work of some of the activists who passed away last year.
Jan 7, 2017
10:10 We speak about the fentanyl crisis with Jordan Westfall, president of the Canadian Association of People who Use Drugs.
10:30 Paul Street, from Black Agenda Report, talked to us last year about endemic poverty and segregation in US cities.
11:10 Our conversation with Christopher Pollon, author of The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam, from November.
11:10 Glenn Greenwald on the mainstream media coverage of alleged Russian cyber-attacks (courtesy of Democracy Now).
11:30 David Macdonald, senior economist at the CCPA, on the rising cost of childcare across Canada.
Dec 31, 2016
For the last show of 2016, we feature two recent talks highlighting the power politics of big oil in all its protean guises. Both recordings are courtesy of Alternative Radio.
10:05 Wenonah Hauter recaps the history of oil companies' efforts to mislead the public about the effect fossil fuels have on the health of the environment.
11:05 Medea Benjamin outlines the sinister alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Dec 24, 2016
A selection on interviews from our archives, all broadcast in 2016.
10:05 Feminist lawyer Pamela Cross on the rights of witnesses and the accused in sexual assault cases like the Ghomeshi trial.
10:20 Faith Bodnar from Inclusion BC on the B.C. government's clawback of transit passes for people with disabilities.
10:40 Kat Lanteigne, founder of bloodwatch.org, talks about Saskatchewan's privatised blood donor clinic, which opened earlier this year.
11:10 Christin Milloy of the Gender-Free I.D. Coalition on their campaign to eliminate gender from government identification.
11:30 Jennifer Loewenstein, human rights activist and faculty associate in Middle East Studies at Penn State University, on the motives for the recent attacks on Brussels.
Dec 17, 2016
10:05 Katherine Zmuda on the review of federal environmental legislation, and how people can get involved.
10:20 Congressman Mike Honda speaks with Amy Goodman about his fears that internment camps could be set up again in the U.S.
10:40 Journalist Dave Lindorff discusses the Washington Post's recent article claiming to 'expose' 200 websites supposedly spreading Russian propaganda.
11:10 Hyun Lee of the Korean Policy Institute on the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye.
11:30 We speak with economist Iglika Ivanova about how the BC government should be spending its massive budget surplus.
Dec 10, 2016
10:05 We speak with Eric Doherty about what the Liberal government's proposed 'climate lens' on infrastructure spending will mean for public transit.
10:20 Ricochet Media editor and co-founder Ethan Cox on the defamation suit being brought against them by Journal de Montréal columnist Richard Martineau.
10:40 On Human Rights Day, we talk to Don Wright from Amnesty International about Site C and the Write for Rights campaign.
11:10 Two long-time journalists, Marc Edge and Ian Gill, discuss their new books on the state of Canadian newspapers, in a talk recorded last week at the People's Co-Op Bookstore.
11:30 Health researcher Colleen Fuller on why we should be concerned about Dr. Brian Day's challenge of BC's Medicare Protection Act, first aired in September.
Dec 3, 2016
10:05 Amy Goodman speaks with Professor Emeritus Cornel West about the upcoming administration of Donald Trump.
10:20 Dr. Aerin Jacob of U Vic discusses an open letter young scientists sent to Justin Trudeau, urging an overhaul of the environmental assessment process.
10:40 We talk with Ivan Drury of Stop Demovictions Burnaby about mass evictions and displacement in the Metrotown area.
11:10 Sven Biggs of Stand joins us with his assessment of the way forward following the Liberal government's approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
11:30 We air excerpts from Democracy Now!'s special on the legacy of Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution.
Nov 26, 2016
10:05 Lacy MacAuley of the DC Antifascist Coalition speaks about the urgent need to fight against white supremacists.
10:20 Micheal Vonn, from the BCCLA, will talk about the UK's new Investigatory Powers Act and its implications for Canada.
10:40 From last May, we'll take another chance to hear environmentalist Christopher Majka discuss The Leap Manifesto and its critics
11:10 We speak with Christopher Pollon, author of The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam.
11:30 Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta discusses the floor crossing of Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen following her withdrawal from the PC leadership race.
Nov 19, 2016
10:05 We speak with First Nations comedian and activist Ryan McMahon, keynote speaker at Media Democracy Day in Vancouver.
10:20 We speak with Craig Benjamin, one of the authors of Amnesty International's report Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Gender, Indigenous Rights and Energy Development in Northeastern BC
10:55 We'll listen to a panel presentation on the fight to oppose the Kinder Morgan pipeline, featuring Reuben George, Mary Lovell, Cecilia Point, Claris Figueira and Brad Hornick.
Nov 12, 2016
Following the firing of the VSB, we focus on the future of education in B.C. with five talks from a recent panel organized by SFU and Ricochet Media.
10:05 Alex Hemingway, policy analyst with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and Indigenous Community Advocate Diana Day.
10:30 Maggie Milne Martens of the Parent Action Network and Grade 12 student Isabella Preite.
11:00 Rory Brown, President of the Vancouver Secondary Teachers' Association.
11:20 Bill McKibben from 350.org reflects on what we must do now as climate activists in light of Trump's election in the U.S.
Nov 5, 2016
10:05 Tom Slee, author of What's Yours is Mine, on a landmark UK ruling that Uber drivers are employees.
10:20 We'll talk with Stuart Trew, of the CCPA, about Belgium's recent opposition to the Canada-Europe Trade Agreement.
10:40 A talk by Patti Bacchus, an elected trustee on the Vancouver School Board that was fired by the B.C. Liberal government.
11:10 Yves Engler, author of Canada in Africa, on Canadian aid money that goes to promote international mining initiatives.
11:30 A discussion contrasting the acquittal of Oregon militia leaders with the arrest of Standing Rock protesters in North Dakota the same day.
Oct 29, 2016
10:05 Economist David Macdonald on how governments can deliver basic income to best alleviate poverty in Canada.
10:20 Green Party justice critic Dimitri Lascaris on the resolution on boycott, divestment and sanctions he brought to convention in April.
10:40 Trash me: we speak with Rob Greenfield who actually wore every single piece of trash that he created last month.
11:15 Ben Parfitt of the CCPA, Morag Keegan-Henry of Fight C and Emma Gilchrist of DeSmog Blog, recorded Wed at the Site C Megadam Town Hall.
Oct 22, 2016
10:05 Paul Street, author of They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy, on how racial segregation is at the root of police violence in the United States.
10:25 On October 24th, students plan to march on Ottawa to give Justin Trudeau a crash course in Environmentalism 101. We talk with Sophie Birks, one of the organizers.
11:10 Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action on a private prosecution filed this week by Mining Watch Canada as a result of the Mount Polley disaster in 2014.
11:30 Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo spoke in Vancouver this week and we bring you some highlights from his talk.
Oct 15, 2016
10:05 Micheal Vonn of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the federal government's National Security review and their on-line consultation process.
10:20 Journalist Mario Murillo discusses why Colombians rejected the peace accord between the government and FARC.
10:40 Journalist Rania Khalek on how US and EU sanctions are punishing ordinary Syrians and crippling aid work.
11:10 Matt Eisenbrandt of the Canadian Centre for International Justice on a court case by Eritrean refugees against the Canadian mining company Nevsun.
11:30 Penny Goldsmith joins us to talk about Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story, a graphic book she co-authored with Kara Sievewright.
Oct 8, 2016
10:05 We hear a short documentary to mark the 5th anniversary of Occupy, with a focus on New York City and Oakland.
10:50 Professor Chris Williams argues the case for eco-socialism as a way to take care of the planet and each other.
Oct 1, 2016
10:05 Arlie Russell Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, on why people support Donald Trump.
10:20 We speak with Carmen Rodríguez about the panel discussion To Write is to Resist, hosted by Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre Society next Monday.
11:00 We bring you excerpts from a discussion between author Maude Barlow and scientist David Suzuki about the water crisis facing Canada, recorded in Vancouver Thursday evening.
Sept 24, 2016
10:05 Frederic Mousseau of The Oakland Institute on the fight to against corporate ownership of land in Papua New Guinea.
10:20 We speak with Chief Roland Willson about the West Moberly First Nation's court case challenging the legality of the Site C dam.
10:40 Health researcher Colleen Fuller on why we should be concerned about Dr. Brian Day's challenge of BC's Medicare Protection Act.
11:10 Rosa Brooks speaks about her book, How Everything Became War, and Military Became Everything.
Sept 17, 2016
10:05 Richard Sanders, from the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, will talk about the myth of Canada as a peaceable kingdom.
10:40 Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute on the plight of internally displaced people in Sri Lanka.
11:05 Kat Lanteigne, founder of bloodwatch.org, talks about Saskatchewan's privatised blood donor clinic, which opened earlier this year.
11:30 We listen to a radio documentary by Making Contact on the social and environmental impact of the global coffee trade.
Sept 10, 2016
10:05 James Henry, author of The Blood Bankers, on the EU and corporate tax havens.
10:25 Ian Angus discusses his new book, Facing the Anthropocene, as well as his upcoming talk in Vancouver.
10:55 Ecologist Richard Levins discusses the relationship between ecology and capitalism, from Alternative Radio.
Sept 3, 2016
10:05 For the Labour Day weekend, we hear excerpts from a recent extended interview between Ralph Nader and David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.
Aug 27, 2016
10:05 We speak with Sven Biggs of Stand for a report on the past four weeks of public meetings on the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
10:20 Green Party justice critic Dimitri Lascaris joins us to discuss the resolution on boycott, divestment and sanctions he brought to convention earlier this month.
10:40 Solen Roth (from the IPinCH project at SFU) will talk about Think Before You Appropriate, a guidebook for designers looking to use First Nation's cultural artifacts in their work.
11:10 Two recent stories from Democracy Now!: the protest by U.S. First Nations people against oil pipelines in North Dakota and two new studies on some expected effects of climate change.
Aug 30, 2016
10:05 The All Bodies Dance Project brings together people with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression. We speak with director Naomi Brand.
10:20 An update on activities to save the Peace River Valley from site C in advance of next month's court challenge by First Nations.
10:40 Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society comments on the recent report, Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada.
11:10 Two pieces on the 'sharing economy': Tom Slee talks about his book What's Yours Is Mine, and Karen Sawatsky looks at the impact AirBnB is having on rental vacancy rates in Vancouver.
Aug 13, 2016
10:05 Christin Milloy of the Gender-Free I.D. Coalition on their campaign to eliminate gender from government identification.
10:20 We speak with Aiyanas Ormond about the struggle to house the homeless and the City of Vancouver's latest response.
10:55 From 1989, Howard Zinn recounts the history of the U.S. Constitution's first amendment and the fight to expand political and social rights.
Aug 6, 2016
10:10 Jules Boykoff talks about his new book Power Games, from his talk in Vancouver last month.
11:05 Director Kelly Nyks on his latest film Disobedience.
11:30 Author Joan Haggerty talks about her new novel, The Dancehall Years.
July 30, 2016
10:05 Chris Hedges and Robert Reich talk about what the supporters of Bernie Sanders should do next.
10:55 Naomi Klein tells us why we must take a Radical Leap to stop climate change.
July 23, 2016
10:05 A radio documentary featuring Jane Mayer and her new book, Dark Money, about the rise of the radical right in the U.S.
10:50 Nader Hashemi on the broken politics of the Middle East.
July 16, 2016
10:05 We speak with Vancouver local CUPW president Jennifer Savage about the union's issues in negotiations with Canada Post.
10:20 Amy Goodman of Democracy Now speaks with two supporters of the Saunders campaign: actress Shailene Woodley and film director Josh Fox.
10:40 Gen Cruz, from the UBC Grad Student Society on a new program to teach grad students how to be 'active bystanders'.
11:10 We find out why housing activists are occupying an apartment building in Burnaby.
11:30 Coverage and analysis on the Black Lives Matter protests and movement in the U.S.
July 9, 2016
10:05 Soraya Chemaly from the WMC Speech Project talks about domestic violence and how it relates to last month's massacre in Orlando.
10:20 We speak with Judy Da Silva about the on-going fight to clean up mercury contamination in the Grassy Narrows First Nation.
10:40 Roger Bryenton on the reasons to oppose the flooding of the Peace River for the Site C dam and the ongoing efforts to stop the project.
11:10 Liza Featherstone, editor of False Choices: The Faux Feminism of Hillary Rodham Clinton, on the economics and feminism of the democratic nominee for president
11:30 Veteran British journalist Paul Mason on why a majority of Britons voted to leave the European Union.
June 25, 2016
10:05 Harjap Grewal of the Council of Canadians on why Canada should not ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership.
10:20 Colleen MacQuarrie of Abortion Access Now PEI on the repatriation of abortion care on the island after 35 years.
10:40 Brent Patterson of the Council of Canadians on Trudeau government plans to recycle public assets.
11:10 Katie McKenna talks about the role a revitalized Canada Post could play in a post-carbon economy.
11:30 Carla Bergman and Corin Browne tell us about Common Notions, their film about the Purple Thistle Centre.
June 18, 2016
10:05 We speak with SFU graduate student Karen Sawatsky about her research on Airbnb and how it affects renters, neighbourhoods, and housing.
10:20 We speak with Don Larson about the Port of Vancouver expansion threatening CRAB park.
10:40 We share some of the speeches from Toronto's candlelight vigil for victims of the Orlando massacre.
11:10 MIT professor Noam Chomsky conducts a question and answer session at the Harvard University Trade Union Program.
June 11, 2016
10:05 We speak with King-mong Chan about the most recent proposal to build condos at 105 Keefer St. in Vancouver's Chinatown.
10:20 We'll speak with Solen Roth, lead developer of Think Before You Appropriate, a new guide on the ethical use of First Nations cultural heritage.
10:40 Jill Stein, a US presidential candidate for the Green Party, speaks with the Real News Network about what she calls the 'multi-organ failure' of American society.
11:10 Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute on a new report highlighting the plight of internally displaced people in Sri Lanka.
11:30 Stanford law professor Michele Landis Dauber on the campaign to recall the judge who sentenced the Stanford student convicted of raping an unconscious woman.
June 4, 2016
10:05 Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society comments on the recent report, Shameful Neglect: Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada.
10:20 We speak with Doug King of Pivot Legal about efforts to have Health Canada reverse the ban on access to prescription heroin.
10:40 A second chance to hear Natalie Drolet of the West Coast Domestic Workers Association on the CBSA raids on caregivers in BC and the Yukon.
11:10 We hear from migrants from Central America struggling for a better life, in a documentary produced by Making Contact.
May 28, 2016
10:10 A feature discussion with Richard Sanders of COAT, about Canadian mythology and its history of interment camps.
10:50 David Barsamian speaks with Beirut journalist Rami Khouri about the connection between US bombings, Arab jails and the rise of ISIS.
May 21, 2016
10:10 David Barsamian talks with journalist Andrew Nikiforuk about the new Liberal government and Canadian environmental politics.
10:50 A rousing call to action against the fossil fuel industry by author and activist Bill McKibben, recorded in Seattle, Washington last month.
May 14, 2016
10:05 We get an on the ground report from Clayton Thomas-Muller about the Breaking Free action targeting the Kinder Morgan facility on Burrard Inlet.
10:20 Kevin Martin, president of Peace Action, talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about President Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima, Japan.
10:40 Michael Andersen on how bike lanes help small businesses thrive.
11:10 Nora Loreto and Dimitri Lascaris assess the first six months of Justin Trudeau's new government.
11:30 We speak with Naomi Brand of the All Bodies Dance Project about their upcoming performance at the Roundhouse.
May 7, 2016
10:10 Journalist Tom Robbins on Donald Trump, the Republican Party's presumptive candidate for president, from Democracy Now!
10:25 Kelly Nyks on his film Disobedience, showing now in advance of several acts of resistance to climate change.
11:05 Author and ecologist Chris Majka on the Leap Manifesto and its critics.
11:25 Filmmakers Carla Bergman and Corin Browne join us to Common Notions, their film about the Purple Thistle Centre.
April 30, 2016
10:05 Gabriel Rockhill, of Villanova University, will talk about the Nuit debout protest movement in France.
10:20 Mac Scott, from the End Immigration Detention Network, will talk about the need to change legislation which currently allows indefinite imprisonment of refugees.
11:00 An interview from January with Ben Parfitt on the real reason that the BC government is pushing so hard to build the Site C dam.
11:25 Yves Engler on his new book Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation, in an interview from January.
April 23, 2016
10:10 Mary Democker, co-founder and creative director of 350 Eugene, on The Thin Green Line project to resist fossil fuel development in the Pacific Northwest.
10:30 We speak with author Tom Slee about his book What's Yours is Mine, a critique of the misnamed sharing economy of Airbnb and Uber.
11:05 We hear excerpts from the recent talk, Who Will Win the Digital Revolution?, featuring Robert McChesney and John Nichols.
Apr 16, 2016
10:05 Jennifer Loewenstein, human rights activist and faculty associate in Middle East Studies at Penn State University, on the motives for the recent attacks on Brussels.
10:20 Alexandre Maltais talks about protecting Canadian cultural diversity and the Trans Pacific Partnership.
10:40 We speak with Kenneth Hale of the Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario on a new UN report that slams Canada for its persistent homelessness crisis.
11:10 Naomi Klein was in Vancouver on March 11 speaking about the climate crisis. We bring you several excerpts from her talk.
Apr 9, 2016
10:05 We speak Colleen MacQuarrie of Abortion Access Now PEI about the repatriation of abortion care on the island after 35 years.
10:20 Matthew Kemshaw of the Environmental Youth Alliance on a re-wilding program that connects youth with habitat restoration opportunities.
10:40 De Whalen of Fraser Voices tells us why Christy Clark wants to build a new bridge to replace the George Massey tunnel.
11:05 Two journalists discuss the contents of the 'Panama Papers'; and a politician discusses the political fallout in Iceland (courtesy of Democracy Now!).
Apr 2, 2016
10:05 Sage Birley joins us to give us an update on Kristen Henry's hunger strike outside BC Hydro to stop Site C.
10:20 We'll listen again to Micheal Vonn, from the BCCLA, talk about the VPD's use of cellphone surveillance technology.
10:40 We speak with Katie McKenna about how Canada Post can be the hub of the new post-carbon economy.
11:10 We listen to a radio documentary profiling women fighting slavery, trafficking and forced labor globally. (Courtesy of Making Contact).
Mar 26, 2016
10:05 We hear from women in India, Mexico and the US who are leading the fight for food sovereignty around the globe.
10:50 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Black liberation movement and the struggles of African Americans against police violence and for equal rights.
Mar 19, 2016
10:05 Beverly Bell on the murder of Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous and environmental rights campaigner.
10:20 We get an update on the Unist'ot'en Camp developments and an upcoming benefit in Vancouver to support it.
11:00 We bring you a recording of Against The Tide, a staged reading of excerpts from Jim Green's history of the Canadian Seamen's Union.
Mar 12, 2016
10:05 Dr. Evelyn Forget, from the University of Manitoba, will talk about the need for a guaranteed annual income.
10:20 Actor and writer Kat Lanteigne on the new private blood donor clinic just opened in Saskatoon.
10:40 Natalie Drolet from West Coast Domestic Workers Association on the importance of including migrant workers voices in a review of the Foreign Workers Program.
11:10 Journalist Robert Fisk on the Syrian war and the Middle East, speaking in Vancouver in Sept. 2016.
Mar 5, 2016
10:05 Professor Richard Wolff talks about Bernie Sanders, and why he may change politics in the U.S. for at least a generation.
10:20 We speak with Michael Andersen of the PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project about how bike lanes bring in more business to local merchants.
10:40 Sid Shniad joins us to comment on the recent vote in the House of Commons to condemn the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.
11:10 Long-time feminist activist and former NDP MP Libby Davies speaks on Grassroots Politics in Parliament at the Grace MacInnis Visiting Scholar Lecture last fall.
Feb 27, 2016
10:05 Micheal Vonn is speaking Sunday at the Vancouver conference Repeal Bill C 51. We talk with her about the bill and the Trudeau government.
10:20 Author and activist Monia Mazigh on World Check, a private company that maintains a terrorism database.
10:40 We speak with Carmen, one of the performers in the Hooker Monologues opening soon at the Firehall Arts Centre.
11:10 Faith Bodnar from Inclusion BC on the B.C. government's clawback of transit passes for people with disabilities.
11:30 Dr Cecil Hershler on the effects of WCB compensation denial on people who suffer from chronic pain (first aired in July 2015).
Feb 20, 2016
10:05 Feminist lawyer Pamela Cross on the rights of witnesses and the accused in sexual assault cases like the Ghomeshi trial.
10:20 Edith MacHattie from the BC Health Coalition will talk about the need to end MSP premiums once and for all.
10:40 We speak with Evan Hazelett about how Imperfect Produce makes sure funny-looking fruits and veg aren't thrown away.
11:10 Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee analyzes this week's budget from an environmental perspective.
11:30 Nick Fitz talks about how economic inequality is much worse than we think. (originally aired last July)
Feb 13, 2016
10:05 We speak with Laura Ellyn, author of the graphic novel Ginger Goodwin: A Worker's Friend.
10:30 Environmental activist Hop Hopkins will tell us about the methane gas leak near Los Angeles, which is still continuing.
11:00 American economist Dean Baker on the pitfalls of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Feb 6, 2016
10:05 We hear a documentary called Squatters: Intruders or Innovators? produced by Making Contact.
11:00 Sports writer Dave Zirin on the significance of the Missouri Tigers football team strike that brought down a university president (from Alternative Radio)
Jan 30, 2016
10:05 We speak with Chris Savage, a Michigan-based journalist, about the city of Flint's water crisis.
10:20 Rabih Mroué talks about Riding on a Cloud, his performance piece at this year's Push Festival.
11:00 From last November, we'll listen again to Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's talk about settler colonialism and genocide in the US.
Jan 23, 2015
10:05 Marilyn Slett of the Heiltsuk Nation on Northern Gateway, the herring fishery and the requirement to consult.
10:20 Retired Chief Robert Lovelace on the similarities between Israel and Canada as settler-colonial states (originally aired in November).
10:40 Bonnie Glambeck of Clayoquot Action on the upcoming delegation to Norway to send a strong message to fish farming giant Cermaq.
11:10 Rabih Mroué on Riding on a Cloud, his performance piece at this year's Push Festival.
11:30 Author and journalist Yves Engler on his new book Canada in Africa: 300 Years of Aid and Exploitation.
Jan 16, 2016
10:05 Janet Dench of the Canadian Council of Refugees joins us to talk about the challenges faced by non-Syrian refugees.
10:20 Director Charles Wilkinson talks about his documentary film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World, playing this weekend at the Vancity Theatre.
10:40 Environmental activist Mary Lovell talks about Christy Clark's recent rejection of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline.
11:15 Student and climate activist Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois spoke in May 2015 about the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
Jan 9, 2016
10:05 Seeds is a dramatic re-enactment of the legal battle between farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto playing around Vancouver this month. We talk with playwright Annabel Soutar.
10:20 Shakil Choudhury on his new book, Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them (first aired in October).
10:40 Human rights activist Jennifer Loewenstein on the recent executions of anti-government activists in Saudi Arabia.
11:10 We speak with anti-poverty activist Sean Condon about his view that Victoria should declare a homeless emergency.
11:30 Ben Parfitt on the real reason that the BC government is pushing so hard to build the Site C dam.
Dec 26, 2015
A selection of some of our best interviews from 2015
10:05 Coola Louis and Kasari Govender talk about a new report on how governments are failing to stop violence against Indigenous women.
10:20 Dr. William Honer on his report finding Downtown Eastside hotel tenants are dying at a rate eight times Canada's average.
10:45 James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked, on the flawed intervention strategy in Syria and the Syrian refugee crisis.
11:05 SFU assistant professor Shane Gunster on his recent report on climate change engagement.
11:20 Kate Harding will talk about her new book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
11:40 Meghan Sali from Open Media on the how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will threaten global internet freedom.
Dec 19, 2015
10:05 Mohammed Alsaleh will share his experience as a Syrian refugee since he arrived in Canada in November 2014.
10:20 Mitchell Beer was Sierra Club rep in Paris for the climate talks. We talk with him about the agreement and the way forward.
10:40 Karen Tam Wu of the Pembina Institute on a new report with recommendations for how British Colombia can become a leader in climate policies.
11:10 Esther Hsieh, of the Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op on the health care gap for privately sponsored Syrian refugees.
11:30 Andrew MacLeod on his book, A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal British Columbia.
Dec 12, 2015
10:05 Historian Laurence Shoup on the US Council on Foreign Relations and its recent report outlining a 'grand strategy' towards China.
10:20 Homeless Dave on the impact of Vancouver police attempts to relocate street vendors from Hastings Street.
10:40 Brian Coote on threats to Little Campbell River in south Surrey from proposed 75-acre truck parking facility.
11:10 A roundtable of climate activists discuss the failures at COP21 (from Democracy Now).
11:30 A talk by UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in Paris on the need for aggressive climate policy (from Democracy Now).
Dec 5, 2015
10:05 Journalist Paul Gottinger will talk about ISIS and the war on terror.
10:20 Naomi Klein talks with Amy Goodman, from Democracy Now.
10:40 Frederic Mousseau of the Oakland Institute on the success of agroecological farming across the African continent.
11:10 We'll hear excerpts from speakers at the Vancouver Climate March, held last Sunday.
Nov 28, 2015
10:05 Aleks Kajstura, a legal director at Prison Policy Initiative, on the growth of the women's prison population in the United States (courtesy of The Real News).
10:20 Micheal Vonn of the BCCLA on the StingRay, a surveillance device that the Vancouver police refuses to say if they are using.
10:40 Zabia Afzal, co-founder of Thorncliffe Reach-out Teach-in, on their rally to denounce recent attacks against Muslims in Ontario.
11:10 Mary Lovell of Greenpeace on the Global Climate March this Sunday, on the eve of the Paris climate talks.
11:30 Four US Air Force servicemen tell us why the drone war is a failure (courtesy of Democracy Now).
Nov 21, 2015
10:05 Director Charles Wilkinson talks about his documentary film, Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World.
10:20 We speak to Robert Lovelace of the Ardoch Algonquin about parallels between the treatment of Palestinians in Gaza and First Nations in Canada.
10:40 Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees, on Canada’s preparations to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.
11:10 Myeengun Henry of the Chippewas of the Thames on their Supreme Court appeal of the approval of Line 9 pipeline reversal.
11:30 York University Professor Sabah Alnasseri on the strategy of ISIS and regional actors following the attacks in Paris and Beirut (courtesy of Real News Network).
Nov 14, 2015
10:05 Renee Black, executive director of PeaceGeeks, on their new app to help refugees access humanitarian services.
10:20 Gwen Barlee on concerns that killing wolves to protect mountain caribou is a strategy designed to suit BC's logging industry.
10:50 A talk by scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz on settler-colonialism and genocide policies in North America, recorded last month at SFU.
Nov 7, 2015
10:05 Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, speaking at the University of Southern Maine on the origins and future of the movement.
10:40 Deepa Kumar will deliver a talk about the abuses of feminism in the pursuit of empire, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Oct 31, 2015
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10:05 Michael Markwick of BC FIPA on deletion of emails about missing women on the Highway of Tears.
10:20 DJ Larkin on BC Supreme Court victory for homeless people against bylaws displacing them from public spaces.
10:40 Gordon Edwards of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility on a proposal to build a nuclear waste dump next to Lake Huron.
11:10 Larry Gambone will talk about anarchism in Vancouver, counter-culture and his new memoir, No Regrets.
11:30 Mariessa McLeod discusses her radio documentary Women in Trades and Technology.
Oct 24, 2015
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10:05 Kate Harding will talk about her new book, Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It.
10:20 Monique Harden, co-director of Advocates for Environmental Human Rights in New Orleans, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
10:40 Clayton Thomas-Muller of 350.org on the Climate Welcome being organized to pressure Justin Trudeau to act on climate change.
11:10 Shakil Choudhury will talk about his new book, Deep Diversity, and overcoming the Us vs. Them mentality.
11:30 Meghan Sali from Open Media on the how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will threaten global internet freedom.
Oct 17, 2015
10:05 Itrath Syed on the niqab, the election and playing politics with the lives of women of colour.
10:20 Karen Dolan of the Institute for Policy Studies on her report The Poor Get Prison.
10:40 SFU assistant professor Shane Gunster on his recent report on climate change engagement.
11:10 Linda Kay on her book The Sweet Sixteen, a history of the Canadian Women's Press Club.
11:30 We speak with a young actor and the stage manager/mentor from Death in a Dumpster: The Musical.
Oct 10, 2015
10:05 Lawyer and First Nations activist Dr. Pamela Palmater on Taking Back Kanada, recorded at SFU last month.
11:10 Naomi Klein on the need for climate justice, from a talk she gave in Santa Fe, New Mexico earlier this year (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Oct 3, 2015
10:05 Dr. Brian Machovina on how eating meat is devastating our planet's biodiversity.
10:20 Colman McCarthy on Pope Francis' lukewarm criticism of US militarism.
10:40 We speak to Pascale Diverlus about Black Lives Matter movement in Toronto.
11:10 Jan Slomp of the National Farmers Union, on how the Trans Pacific Partnership threatens the livelihood of Canada's dairy farmers.
11:30 We'll listen again to Lara Yeo, from the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action, about the UN's recent report on Canada's record on human rights.
Sept 26, 2015
10:05 We speak with Seth Klein about the Leap Manifesto, calling for Canada to transition off fossil fuels and improve the lives of Canadians.
10:25 We hear excerpts from a talk this week by Donald Gutstein about his book Harperism: How Stephen Harper and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada.
11:05 Veteran journalist Robert Fisk on Syria, ISIS and the end of the old Middle East, recorded Monday night in Vancouver.
Sept 19, 2015
10:05 Dr. William Honer on his report finding Downtown Eastside hotel tenants are dying at a rate eight times Canada's average.
10:20 James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked, on the Syrian refugee crisis.
10:40 Jens Wieting of the Sierra Club on the connection between BC government policies and this year's destructive forest fire season.
11:00 Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaking on the importance of privacy, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Sept 12, 2015
10:05 Sozan Savehilaghi of No One Is Illegal on their new project, Never Home: Legislating discrimination in Canadian immigration.
10:20 A new report on the economic record of nine Canadian prime ministers since 1946 finds that Stephen Harper's rhetoric on the economy doesn't match the reality.
10:40 Paul Paz y Mino of Amazon Watch and Ontario Green Dimitri Lascaris discuss the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on the Ecuadorian-Chevron case (courtsey of Real News Network).
11:10 Bonnie Glambeck of Clayoquot Action talks with us about the Ahousaht First Nation's blockade of a new fish farm north of Tofino.
11:25 We hear two people directly impacted by the refugee crisis tell their stories (courtesy of Democracy Now).
Sept 5, 2015
10:05 Economist Ian Hudson on how improved labour conditions are more effective at eliminating disease than medical advancements.
10:20 We'll listen again to professor Eli Friedman talk with Redeye host Esther Hsieh about labour unrest in China.
10:40 International Labour Organization economist Steven Tobin on their report on increasing job insecurity around the world.
11:00 Journalist and author Alan Maass on the case for socialism (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Aug 29, 2015
10:05 We speak with Chandu Claver about how the mining industry threatens indigenous peoples. (first aired in March).
10:20 Vijay Prashad on the underlying structures of property and power (courtesy of The Real News Network).
11:00 Avi Chomsky on the history of U.S. immigration policy and the use of the term "illegal alien."
Aug 22, 2015
10:05 We listen to award-winning journalist, Reese Erlich, talk about the normalizing of relations between the US and Cuba (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
11:00 Vancouver artist Eyoälha Baker will talk about her Jump for Joy photo project in the Downtown Eastside.
11:20 Anthropologist David Graeber links the origins of money and debt to war and violence (courtesy of Making Contact).
Aug 15, 2015
10:05 We'll listen again to a conversation with Deni Bechard, author of the book The Last Bonobo.
10:20 Karen Dolan discusses her report, The Poor Get Prison, an analysis of the criminalization of poverty (first aired in May).
11:00 Cornel West talks about fighting for justice with love (courtesy of Alternative Radio).
Aug 8, 2015
10:05 James Risen on the The American Psychological Association vote to bar psychologists from participating in U.S. national security interrogations (courtesy of Democracy Now).
10:20 Lara Campbell will discuss Worth Fighting For, the book she co-edited on the history of war resistance in Canada.
10:40 Lara Yeo speaks about the recent UN Human Rights Committee report that highlights Canada's disturbing shortcomings for women's equality.
11:10 John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus, on Japan's turn towards militarism.
11:30 Derrick Jensen shares the perspective he expressed in his article "Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change".
Aug 1, 2015
10:05 From earlier this year, we'll listen again to Maude Barlow talking about the importance of this fall's federal election.
10:20 Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates uses a friend's death to look at the wider context of US police shootings.
11:00 Howard Zinn spoke with David Barsamian in 2004 about the need to think critically, courtesy of Alternative Radio
July 25, 2015
10:05 Louis-Philippe Rochon on why finance trumped democracy in Greece.
10:20 Rachel Campbell, policy analyst at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, talks about the first homeless charter in Canada.
10:40 Randy Christensen, from Ecojustice, speaks with us about the water management lessons BC can learn from California's drought.
11:10 Reynold Panettieri on a new study that finds higher rates of hospitalization in areas with a lot of fracking.
11:30 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip talks personally about colonization and his advocacy work.
July 18, 2015
10:05 Eli Friedman of Cornell University talks about how China has become the global centre of labour unrest.
10:20 Anayvette Martinez on the Radical Brownies (now called Radical Monarchs), an Oakland-based group of young girls of colour. (first aired in March)
10:40 Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee discusses the logging threat to the Walbran Valley.
11:10 Leah Hayes talks about her comic book on abortion, Not Funny Ha-Ha: A Handbook for Something Hard.
11:30 Jean Swanson voices her concerns over the City's proposed strategy to tackle homelessness.
July 11, 2015
10:05 Costas Panayotakis, author of Remaking Scarcity, discusses why Greek voters rejected a proposed bailout.
10:20 UBC grad student Nick Fitz will talk about his recent article in Scientific American, about how we perceive economic inequality.
10:40 Ryerson University Professor Alan Sears on what he calls the Canadian cult of the entrepreneur (first aired in March).
11:10 Director David Lavalee on his current film project, To the Ends of the Earth, exploring the economics of what he calls extreme energy extraction.
11:30 Dr Cecil Hershler on the effects of WCB compensation denial on people who suffer from chronic pain.
July 4, 2015
10:05 Professor Cheryl Cooky will talk about why media coverage of women's sports is so poor despite their growing popularity.
10:20 A report from Democracy Now on how justice advocates are dealing with renewed racial attacks in the American South.
10:55 We'll listen to a talk by Dr Carl Hart, on current models of drug addiction and why they are wrong.
June 27, 2015
10:05 For Canada Day, it's an all-music special on Redeye, featuring artists set to appear at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival. On the show, we'll be playing Hawksley Workman, Paolo Flores, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Soussou & Maher Cissoko and many more. This year's festival runs from July 17-19th at Jericho Beach Park.
June 20, 2015
10:05 We speak with Dagoberto Acevedo on the recent and very violent elections in Mexico.
10:20 Graham Riches discusses his book about Canada's food insecurity, First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food (first aired in January).
10:45 We talk with Susan Smitten of RAVEN about how to support First Nations fighting the Site C dam project.
11:10 Markus Moos from the University of Waterloo talks about austerity and its effects on the generational divide.
11:45 From Democracy Now: We hear analysis of the response to the massacre at South Carolina’s Emanuel AME where nine Black people died in a terrorist attack.
June 13, 2015
10:05 Caitlyn Vernon from the Sierra Club of BC talk about the upcoming Week to End Enbridge fundraising campaign.
10:20 Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union on the impacts of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt, and farm financing (first aired in March).
10:50 Cindy Blackstock on the court challenge she has brought to force the federal government to treat First Nations children equally (first aired in February).
June 6, 2015
10:05 Journalist Murray Dobbin discusses how free trade deals are poisoning our democracy.
10:20 ILO economist Steven Tobin on the organization's new report on growing job insecurity around the world.
10:40 Jim Iker, president of the BCTF, discusses the recent BC Court of Appeals ruling on Bills 22 and 28.
11:10 Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians on their report Blue Betrayal examining the Harper government's record on freshwater protection.
11:30 Rehab Nazzal on her artwork A Dead Sea, included in #saltandwater: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, showing at the Or Gallery.
May 30, 2015
10:05 Concordia University Professor Linda Kay talks about her book on the history of the Canadian Women's Press Club.
10:20 We connect with organizers mobilizing against the Fraser Surrey Docks coal export project.
10:40 Terry Sidhu and Samuel Baron on making Commercial Drive a complete street (first aired in February).
11:10 Carmen Cheung of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the hidden implications of Bill C-51 (first aired in March).
11:30 Lobat Shadrehashemi on a complaint to the BC Ombudsperson about systemic barriers to accessing social assistance.
May 23, 2015
10:05 Colleen Fuller, co-founder of PharmaWatch, talks about the court challenge threatening the principles of the Canada Health Act.
10:20 We speak with Derrick Jensen about the perspective he expresses in his article "Forget Shorter Showers: Why Personal Change Does Not Equal Political Change".
11:10 Karen Dolan, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, on the criminalization of poverty in the United States.
11:30 Student and climate activist Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois on the fight against the Energy East pipeline.
May 9, 2015
On the show today we're going to hear three speakers from Go Vote For The Change You Want, organized by the Council of Canadians: Maude Barlow, Itrath Syed and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.
10:05 Maude Barlow, chair of the Council of Canadians, on the importance of ousting Stephen Harper.
10:20 Itrath Syed, instructor and anti-oppression activist, on the dangers of Bill C-51.
10:40 Saya Masso, Natural Resource Manager for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation will speak with us about tribal parks and Dasiqox Tribal Park.
11:10 Nick Fitz, from UBC's National Core for Neuroethics, will talk about how we perceive economic inequality.
11:25 Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, on the roots of his activism.
May 2, 2015
10:05 We speak to Jat Sandhu of Vancouver Coastal Health about the impacts of transportation on personal health.
10:20 Jyarland Daniels talks about the video series What is Systemic Racism? produced by Race Forward.
10:45 Francois Crepeau, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, on the recent deaths of 800 migrants off the coast of Libya.
11:20 Professor Marjorie Cohn on how drones are fuelling the war on terror.
April 25, 2015
10:05 We speak with creative director Tomas Borsa about a new film called Line In the Sand, about the Northern Gateway Pipeline.
10:20 Nuclear expert Gordon Edwards on the continuing struggle to deal with the meltdown of three reactors in Fukushima, Japan.
10:40 Adrienne Smith, from Pivot Legal, will talk about a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, declaring mandatory minimum prison sentences unconstitutional.
11:10 We hear a recent talk by journalist Sue Montgomery, creator of #BeenRapedNeverReported.
April 18, 2015
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10:05 Andrew MacLeod on his new book A Better Place on Earth: The Search for Fairness in Super Unequal BC.
10:20 Arlene McLaren on why parents in Vancouver are looking for alternatives to driving cars.
10:40 Camil Dumont talks about his agricultural work with Inner City Farms.
11:10 Eryk Martin on the history of anarchist and punk movements in Vancouver in the 70s and 80s.
11:30 Angela Marie MacDougall on the acquittal in the murder of sex worker Cindy Gladue.
April 11, 2015
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10:05 We speak with Deni Bechard about his book The Last Bonobo: A Journey in the Congo.
10:20 We catch up with Heiltsuk First Nation elected chief Marilyn Slett to talk about their occupation of a DFO office and the departure of a commercial herring fleet.
10:40 Kira Buro discusses her blog F.E.D. U.P, a feminist database of Edmonton's food industry.
11:10 Sabrina Roach, from the Puget Sound Community Radio Cohort, will talk about new low-power FM radio stations in the Seattle area.
11:30 Ethan Cox on why 130,000 students went on strike across Quebec earlier this month.
Apr 4, 2015
10:05 Policy analyst Ben Dachis, epidemiologist Meghan Winters and SFU transit coordinator Joshua Cairns on why we should vote yes in Metro Vancouver's transit referendum.
11:00 Loretta Napoleoni is an Italian journalist and political analyst. We hear her talk about ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Mar 28, 2015
10:05 King-mong Chan from the Carnegie Community Action Project speaks about how new development is pushing out residents of Chinatown.
10:20 To celebrate the ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! concert this evening at the Kits House Community Hall, we'll listen again to Leonor Xochitl Pérez discuss the long history of women in Mariachi music.
10:40 Carmen Cheung of the BC Civil Liberties Association on the hidden implications of the government's new anti-terror legislation Bill C-51.
11:10 Ryerson University Professor Alan Sears will talk about his recent article, The Canadian Cult of the Entrepreneur.
11:30 We speak with Chandu Claver from the Philippines, one of the speakers at this weekend's State of Extraction conference.
Mar 21, 2015
10:05 Amira Hass and Jamal Zahalka join Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! to discuss this week's parliamentary elections in Israel.
10:20 We speak with Michael Dorsey of Islands First about the devastating cyclone in Vanuatu.
10:40 We speak with Jan Slomp, President of the National Farmers Union, about their report examining the impacts of corporate farmland buy-up, farm debt, and farm financing.
11:10 Jesselyn Radack on the double standard in prosecuting U.S. government leaks from whistleblowers and from government insiders, from Democracy Now!
11:30 Eric Doherty from Tanker Free BC on Vancouver's transportation referendum.