Redeye is a 3-hour radio program broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver's downtown eastside.
The show has been on the air for over 35 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.
April 27, 2013
9:05 Paul Manly discusses his new film Troubled Water, an examination of the threats to public water supplies and ways to protect them.
9:20 Larry Hubich, president of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, on a new bill that will strip away key labour protections.
9:40 Raji Mangat from the BC Civil Liberties Association will talk about challenging Canada's voter ID laws.
10:05 Steve Stewart of Mining Justice Alliance guides us around the headquarters of Vancouver mining barons, and hear voices of the global victims of their crimes.
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11:05 We speak with Michael McBane of the Canadian Health Coalition about the federal government's decision to stop funding the Health Council of Canada.
11:20 Glenn Greenwald on how terrorism is being leveraged to suppress civil liberties. (courtesy of Democracy Now)
11:40 We speak with Twyla Roscovich, director of the film, Salmon Confidential, which looks at what's killing BC's wild salmon.
April 20, 2013
9:05 Lawyer Zool Suleman discusses the case against the Canada Border Services Agency, who raided a Vancouver construction site with a TV crew last month.
9:20 Emily Eaton, author of Growing Resistance, on why Canadian farmers have resisted genetically modified crops.
9:40 Vancouver Artist Laura Lamb joins us to talk about her show at the Grunt Gallery, Strange Songs of Trust and Treachery.
10:05 Nancy Stout will talk about her biography of Celia Sánchez, an early and important leader in the Cuban Revolution.
11:05 Brian Fitzpatrick, heavy equipment operator, whose 24 year old son was killed on a BC worksite, explains the immunity of employers from criminal responsibility for the death of workers.
11:20 Security certificate detainee Mohammad Mahjoub has recently been allowed to travel in Canada. We bring excerpts from a talk he gave in Vancouver a week ago.
April 13, 2013
9:05 Lukas Ross discusses his report on the role aviation biofuels play in increasing land acquisitions in developing countries.
9:20 We talk with Prof. Evelyn Forget about the guaranteed income project of the 1970s in Dauphin, Manitoba.
9:40 Edmonton lawyer Dennis Edney explains why he is determined to free Omar Khadar, a Canadian who has been continuously imprisoned and tortured since he was a 15-year-old child.
10:05 Hunger striker Homeless Dave on the desperate need to stop displacement in the Downtown Eastside.
11:05 Christine Hong of the Korea Policy Institute discusses the possibility of war on the Korean peninsula.
11:20 Leocadio Juracan, general coordinator of the Campesino Committee of the Highlands speaks about efforts to defend the rights of workers in Guatemala (recorded in Vancouver in March)
April 6, 2013
9:05 Eoin Madden of the Wilderness Committee on the federal tanker safety program they are calling an insult to people concerned about oil spills.
9:20 Nuclear energy expert Gordon Edwards on the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission's decision to allow convoys of radioactive waste in Ontario.
9:40 Lukas Ross discusses his report on the role aviation biofuels play in increasing land acquisitions in developing countries.
10:05 We speak with Mark Brender, director of Partners in Health Canada, about their work partnering with groups in the Global South to bring healthcare to people living in poverty.
11:05 Miko Peled explains why the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is no solution at all (recorded in Vancouver Feb 7)
March 23, 2013
9:05 Following the raid by border agents on a Vancouver worksite, Byron Cruz speaks about the experiences of undocumented workers.
9:20 Richard Sanders, from the Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, on Canada's role in the international trade of armaments.
9:40 Jeff Gailus on a new report from the David Suzuki Foundation that finds many bear populations are on the brink of extinction.
10:05 Terry Boehm of the National Farmers Union speaks about how the Canada - EU trade Agreement will affect farmers and food security. (first aired in 2011)
11:05 To mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we'll hear UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter discussing the upcoming war, recorded in 2002.
March 16, 2013
9:05 Kim Pate shares some analysis of a report that examines why such a disproportionate number of First Nations women are incarcerated in federal prisons. (first aired in October)
9:20 We’ll talk to Alexander Caudarella, from the group Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care, about a court challenge to the Harper Government’s cuts to refugee health care.
9:40 Carl Cossack discusses last year’s successful farmer’s resistance to development of a mega-quarry on their land in Ontario. (first aired in January)
10:05 We speak with Matthew Mukash about the 1300km journey, on foot, of a group of Cree youth who are walking from James Bay to Ottawa.
11:05 We listen to a talk examining the militarization of the US/Mexico and Israel/Palestine borders. (courtesy of Making Contact)
11:40 We speak with Marcus Youssef about his play How Has My Love Affected You? currently showing at the Arts Club Theatre.
March 2, 2013
9:05 We all know it is difficult to find a doctor to be your regular physician, but Dr. Stephen Hwang in Toronto has been researching why it is harder for some people than others.
9:20 Tyler Sommers from Democracy Watch fills us in on their request to the Information Commissioner of Canada to investigate the muzzling of scientists by the Harper government.
9:40 The B.C. government wants to pass a bill to radically change the management of public forest lands. We speak with Joe Foy of the Wilderness Committee.
10:05 Activist Wendy Pedersen discusses the ongoing picket at Pidgin, a new upscale restaurant in the Downtown Eastside.
11:05 Ken Lyotier is founder of United We Can, the successful can and bottle recycling depot in the centre of the Downtown Eastside. He gave the first memorial Jim Green lecture on Tuesday. We will bring you excerpts from his talk.
Feb 23, 2013
9:05 Tom Carpenter, long-time anti-nuclear activist, explains the deepening disaster at the Hanford nuclear reactor in nearby Washington state.
9:20 Marilyne Tovar tells us why people are opposed to Enbridge's plan to run tar sands oil through a pipeline traversing Ontario and Quebec.
9:40 We find out all about the Junk Food Risk index, a research project of SFU professor Gerardo Otero.
10:05 Director Colin Askey discusses his latest film 'A Long Journey Home' about Vancouver's Rainier Hotel.
11:05 Deepa Kumar, Associate Professor at Rutgers University will talk about Islamophobia. (courtesy of Alternative Radio)
Feb 16, 2013
9:05 Bill Dienst will discuss a new book he co-edited, Freedom Sailors, about the Free Gaza movement’s first voyage to challenge Israel’s blockade of Gaza.
9:20 Local poet Kevan Cameron (aka Scruffmouth) on Vancouver's Black community of Hogan's Alley: its history, displacement, memorialization. (first aired Sept 2012)
9:40 Roger Annis, a blogger on Mali, no more believes French President Hollande’s “Victory” shout than US President George Bush’s 2003 declaration “Mission Accomplished” in Iraq.
10:05 We speak with Iglika Ivanova of the CCPA about a new report concluding that Canada's tax system needs a fairness overhaul.
11:05 Michael Shuman was the keynote speaker at a Local Economy Summit held Wednesday night in Vancouver. We bring you his presentation.
Feb 9, 2013
9:05 Tami Starlight and Connor Donnegan on the dismal state of social housing in BC, and the campaign being waged to change it.
9:20 We speak with Catherine Murphy, director of a film about the Cuban Literacy Project in 1961, showing on opening night at the World Community Film Festival.
9:40 On January 28, the Supreme Court of Canada said it would hear the landmark Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal title case. We speak with their lawyer, David Rosenberg.
10:05 Journalist and author Antonia Juhasz on the new war for Afghanistan's untapped oil.
11:05 Glenn Greenwald talks about the rule of law and how justice is increasingly for sale. (courtesy of Making Contact)
11:40 Martha and Marty Roth review the film Zero Dark Thirty, the controversial story of the CIA’s 10-year hunt for Osama Bin Laden.
Feb 2, 2013
9:05 We speak with Montreal lawyer Pearl Eliadis from Voices-Voix, a group working to expose the current trend in Canada against all those who exercise their democratic right to dissent.
9:20 Cultural anthropologist Wende Marshall explores the continuity between slavery and the U.S. criminal justice system today.
9:40 We speak with Gwen Barlee of the Wilderness Committee about 700 incidents of non-compliance recorded at 16 river diversion projects on the South Coast.
10:05 Carolyn Egan on access to abortion, 25 years after the Supreme Court’s historic 1988 decision to overturn the nation’s criminal abortion law.
11:00 Author and activist Chris Hedges discusses 'sacrifice zones' in Canada and the United States, courtesy of Progressive Voices.
11:25 From Making Contact, Professor Katherine Davies and lawyer Thomas Linzey talk about a rights-based focus to environmental law.
Jan 26, 2013
9:05 Conn Hallinan, author for Foreign Policy in Focus, unravels the elements of the latest expanding imperial war in Mali.
9:20 Journalists Jeremy Scahill and Rick Rowley on their new documentary Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield. (courtesy of Democracy Now)
9:40 Former Park Board member Anita Romaniuk, on the tenuous relationship between the Parks Board and independent community centre association boards.
10:05 Filmmaker Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee talks with us about his documentary, Elemental, that follows three environmentalists in Canada, India, and Australia as they fight to protect water.
11:00 Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, traces his journey from an elite Israeli family to an advocate of one country in historic Palestine where all have equal rights.
11:30 Actor and playwright Tayo Aluko returns to the Lower Mainland with his one-man show Call Mr. Robeson in February. We play an interview with him from 2010.
Jan 19, 2013
9:05 Pia Eberhardt of the Corporate Europe Observatory discusses the surge in lawsuits against states by multinational corporations.
9:20 Oliver Schmidtke, director at the Centre for Global Studies, discusses the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe.
9:40 We read Sierra Club BC campaigner Caitlyn Vernon's commentary "Denied witness at the Enbridge pipeline hearings".
10:05 Marjorie Cohen on why the earnings of BC women are lagging behind those of women elsewhere in Canada.
11:05 Vancouver Island campaigner Torrance Coste on why the Wilderness Committee is calling on the University of Victoria to divest from tar sands corporations.
11:20 Judy Rebick and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip speak about Idle No More. (courtesy of rabble podcast network)
11:40 Redeye collective Peter Driftmier shares his experience on BC's food welfare challenge.(first aired in October 2012)
Jan 12, 2013
9:05 Cameron Fenton, National Director of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, on the Doha Climate Conference held last month
9:40 Irwin Oostindie of the W2 Media Centre will discuss the current financial challenges the Media Cafe faces with their landlord, the City of Vancouver.
10:05 Writer Tyler Shipley discusses the workings of the recent NHL labour dispute.
11:05 Dru Oja Jay on the myth that Canada subsidizes First Nations, whereas First Nations actually subsidize Canada.
11:20 A reading of Briony Penn's article on the mischaracterization of British Columbian opposition to pipelines.
11:40 We speak with Dave Deveau, curator of the Human Library at the Push Festival, about checking out a human book for a 20-minute conversation.
Jan 5, 2013
9:05 Helen Lenskyj discusses her new book, Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry.
9:40 Nicole Phillips, a lawyer with the staff attorney at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, on sluggish relief efforts after Haiti's 2010 earthquake.
10:05 Peter Showler on the federal government's newly-announced Designated Country of Origin list for refugees.
11:05 Activist Kat Norris outlines Saturday's Idle No More action at the Peace Arch border crossing.
11:40 Geoff Olson's critical and incisive commentary on popular foodie culture run amok, "Food porn skews dining culture".
Dec 22, 2012
9:05 A special presentation of narration and music recorded at the Newport Folk Festival to mark the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, a folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children's songs.
Dec 15, 2012
9:05 We bring you excerpts from a talk by David Barsamian recorded in Vancouver on November 30. He talks about the new book he co-wrote with Richard Wolff titled Occupy the Economy.
10:05 We speak with Wendy Francis of Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative about coal-mining threats to the recently-protected Flathead Valley.
10:40 A selection of voices from the Poor People's Radio that took place outside the CBC's Food Bank fundraiser, demanding justice- not charity.
11:05 Local lawyer Tim Lewis discusses Translink's latest fare increase and ways to make the transit operator more efficient and accountable.
11:20 On November 21st, Bill C-398, the Medicines for All bill, was voted down in the House of Commons. NDP MP Hélène Laverdière discusses its defeat.
11:40 Ivan Drury on the struggle to stop BC Housing from bailing out condos in the Downtown Eastside, and instead fund new social housing.
Dec 8, 2012
9:05 Carl Cosack, from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Task-force, talks about successfully stopping a huge quarry from being built north of Toronto.
9:20 Alan Maass on the 1000 location-wide day of action against Walmart and on-going worker organizing happening there.
9:40 Anti-poverty activist Jean Swanson discusses the problem with food bank charities (first aired in Dec 2011)
10:05 We speak with Michelle Molnar, co-author of a recent report from the David Suzuki Foundation on natural capital in the aquatic ecosystems of BC.
Dec 1, 2012
9:05 Economist Robert Pollin discusses the causes behind the continuing rise of global food prices. (first aired in 2011)
9:20 Karen Spring, just returned from a human rights observer mission in Honduras, brings us up-to-date on the situation there.
9:40 Darcie Bennett from Pivot Legal Society on their new report Blueprint for an Inquiry: Learning from the Failures of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
10:05 A segment from Democracy Now about last weekend's horrific fire that killed more than 120 garment workers in a factory that supplied U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart and others.
10:30 Psychologist Julian Somers discusses strategies for stabilizing the lives of homeless people in Vancouver. (first aired in October)
11:05 From 2010, Professor Alfred McCoy talks about the history of the surveillance state in the US. Courtesy of Alternative Radio.
Nov 24, 2012
9:05 Alain Deneault, author of “Imperial Canada, Inc.” explains why foreign mining corporations find Canada the most profitable platform from which to launch their global ventures.
9:20 Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, assesses the political dynamics of Israel’s most recent massacre of Palestinians in Gaza.
10:05 Cherry Smiley discusses why she aims to end prostitution rather than accept it as a job that needs improved work conditions.
10:40 Part one of a recent Vancouver forum on the new civilian body to monitor the police: with speaker Richard Rosenthal, head of the Independent Investigations Office.
11:05 Part two of a recent Vancouver forum on the new civilian body to monitor the police: with speakers Preston Guno, who works with the Carrier Sekani First Nation in Prince George, Doug King, a lawyer with Pivot Legal, and David Eby of the BC Civil Liberties Association.
Nov 17, 2012
9:05 Enda Brophy joins us to talk about the struggles and organizing of the unpaid internship generation.
9:20 Richard Fidler, retired lawyer and translator, on the conviction of Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau Dubois for defending students’ right to strike.
9:40 Sarah Mortimer joins us with her open letter to the Art Gallery of Ontario on their "unibrow" marketing campaign for a recent Frida Kahlo exhibit.
10:05 We speak with Jamie Swift, author of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety.
11:05 Hugh Sinclair, author of Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic, in conversation with Rose Aguilar of KALW radio. (courtesy of Making Contact)
11:40 An on-the-ground report from Gaza with independent journalist Harry Fear. (courtesy of the Real News Network)
Nov 10, 2012
9:05 Stuart Trew, of the Council of Canadians, on the controversial China investment treaty.
9:20 Brian Concannon of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti on the impact of Hurricane Sandy on Haiti.
9:40 As Stopwar.ca marks its 10th year of activity, Sara Bjorknas joins us to reflect on the accomplishments of the anti-war movement, and the challenges it faces.
10:05 Medea Benjamin, anti-war activist, co-founder of Code Pink and author of Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, analyzes the massive increase in the manufacture and use of drones. (first broadcast in June)
11:05 From Alternative Radio, Gar Alperovitz examines new facts and old myths surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
Nov 3, 2012
9:05 An interview with Angela Haseltine Pozzi from the Washed Ashore Project on transforming plastic marine debris into art sculptures. (originally aired in April)
9:20 Richard Falk responds to ministers Kenney and Baird who want him fired from his United Nations post.
9:40 Michael McBane, national coordinator of the Canadian Health Coalition, will discuss public distrust of private insurers in our health care system.
10:05 Rita Chudnovsky on the child care crisis in BC and the grassroots proposal for a $10 per day public child care option.
10:55 Bill McKibben, founder of the global climate change activist organization 350.org, recorded on Oct 25 as part of the the No Pipelines, No Tankers tour.
11:35 Author and activist Joseph Nevins on how 20 percent of the Earth's population accounts for 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 20, 2012
9:05 A new report says Canada’s young workers are struggling to find stable, well-paid, and meaningful work following the recession. We speak with author Karen Foster.
9:20 Diana Johnstone, an expert on European politics, explains why 18th century satirist Jonathan Swift is the best guide to understanding the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU.
9:40 Lia Tarachansky, journalist and film-maker, explores the phenomenon of repressed memory among Israeli Jews and the consequences for contemporary politics.
10:05 We speak with prison rights activist Kim Pate of the Elizabeth Fry Society about the crisis of Indigenous women in prison.
11:05 October 22 is the day of action to Defend Our Coast against tankers and pipelines. We speak with Ben West of the Wilderness Committee.
11:20 A reading of an article that appears this week in the Georgia Straight titled 'Bullying is too vague when we're dealing with sexism and misogyny’.
11:40 Nathan Crompton on the attempts of the City's Task Force to deregulate and privatize affordable housing.