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May 14, 2022
10:05 Meghan Doherty of Action Canada on how lack of equal access is the biggest obstacle to a woman’s right to choose in Canada.
10:25 We speak with Dr. Danyaal Raza of the Decent Work and Health Network about a report calling for decent work for all as part of pandemic recovery.
10:45 Ian Mass will join us with his regular City Beat report, looking at the key issues coming up at Vancouver City Council next week.
11:10 From January, an interview with Frances Moore Lappé on the 50th anniversary of her groundbreaking book Diet for a Small Planet.
11:35 Fossil fuel companies have avoided paying for damages caused by the climate crisis, but it’s time for that to change. We spoke with lawyer Andrew Gage in January.
May 7, 2022
10:05 Ali Kazimi joins us to talk about his film Beyond Extinction: Sinixt Resurgence at the DOXA film festival next week.
10:25 We speak with Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal about the recommendations coming out of the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act.
10:45 We talk with Susan Boyd, author of the just-published book Heroin on the history of heroin regulation in Canada.
11:10 We speak with Lenea Maibaum of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco about a significant victory for renters' right to organize in that city.
11:35 We talk with writer, activist and Prince George resident Peter Ewart about the need for a publicly owned, intercity transportation service in northern BC.
April 30, 2022
10:05 Alex Hemingway of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives explains how to build self-financing and sustainable public rental housing.
10:25 Training director Kelly Erickson of Right To Be talks with us about the evolution and successes of their anti-harassment training.
10:45 We talk with Nicholas Marcus Thompson, lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the federal government for systemic discrimination against Black employees.
11:10 We speak with Jeff Leigh of Hub Cycling about what needs to change in BC laws to make the streets safer for vulnerable users.
11:35 On the eve of the Day of Action for a People’s Vaccine, Nikolas Barry-Shaw on Canada’s role in blocking a patent waiver for Covid-19 vaccines.
April 23, 2022
10:05 Michael Bueckert on the Arming Apartheid report, which raises serious human rights concerns about Canada’s arms exports to Israel.
10:25 We talk with Andy Currier of the Oakland Institute about their report on the Midwest Carbon Express pipeline.
10:45 On City Beat, Vancouver considers radically expanding CCTV cameras, an increased empty homes tax and who really benefits when business taxes go down.
11:10 We speak with Ricardo Tranjan, senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario, about housing and the recent federal budget.
11:35 Dr. Lori Adamson of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment on the bias in FortisBC created fossil fuel materials in K-12 classrooms.
April 16, 2022
10:05 We speak with Ricardo Tranjan, political economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario, about housing and the recent federal budget.
10:25 Dr. Lori Adamson of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment on the bias in materials created for K-12 classrooms by FortisBC.
10:45 Hayden King of the Yellowhead Institute talks with Matthew Norris of the Urban Native Youth Association about the Land Back movement, from December.
11:30 Democracy Now speaks with economist Jayati Ghosh about how corporate profits are driving soaring prices that hurt the developing world the most.
April 9, 2022
10:05 Stephanie Fung of UNITE HERE Local 40 talks about one year on the picket line with the locked-out hotel workers at Metrotown Hilton.
10:25 On City Beat, Vancouver Council considers the police budget, an Olympic plebiscite, bike locks, a mansion tax and the Broadway subway plan.
10:45 We speak with Kevin Walby and Jessica Evans about the new book, Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada.
11:10 We talk with Brent Eichler of Save Old Growth, on hunger strike and calling for a public meeting with Forests Minister Katrine Conroy.
11:30 Democracy Now speaks with Joanne Mariner, crisis response director at Amnesty International, about the unlawful killing of civilians in Ukraine.
April 2, 2022
10:05 A second chance to hear Scott Saywell and Ricki Bartlett talk about Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ reconciliation-focused series, Learning With Syeyutsus.
10:50 We listen to economists Dean Baker and Richard Wolff on the misrepresentation of inflation in the media, courtesy of Upstream.
March 26, 2022
10:05 To examine disinformation following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we talk with Anatoliy Gruzd about the ConflictMisinfo Dashboard.
10:25 Zena Sharman joins us to talk about her new book about LGBTQ+ health titled The Care We Dream Of, from December.
10:45 We speak with Jerome Phelps of Jubilee Debt Campaign about the urgent need to cancel Ukraine’s debt as it fights the Russian invasion.
11:10 Bill Yuen of Heritage Vancouver talks about the importance of retaining intangible cultural heritage in city neighbourhoods.
11:35 Public safety, the winter Olympics, housing and the increasingly crowded race for Mayor are all part of this week's City Beat report with Ian Mass.
March 19, 2022
10:05 Ariel Gold of CODEPINK on Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 81 people in a single day and its war on Yemen.
10:25 Professor Christopher Vials, author of “Haunted by Hitler”, on Donald Trump and the rise of a xenophobic right-wing populism, from January.
10:45 We speak with Gordon Laxer on his recent report ‘Posing As Canadian’ about foreign ownership of the Alberta oil patch.
11:10 Wendy Mendez on the ongoing trial of high level military officers in Guatemala for crimes against humanity in the case of the Military Diary, from November.
11:35 Tamara Lorincz talks about the new report, Soaring: The Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Must Not Buy a New Fleet.
March 12, 2022
10:05 Jens Wieting of Sierra Club BC on the critical role Canada and BC can play in preventing climate catastrophe.
10:25 Lawyer Zool Suleman on Canada’s expedited visa program for Ukrainians, and the questions it raises about our responses to people fleeing war.
10:45 On City Beat, Vancouver Council considers diesel truck pollution, the public infrastructure deficit, and the Broadway subway plan.
11:10 Nikolas Barry-Shaw talks with us about Justin Trudeau’s about-face on vaccine equity and his support for Big Pharma at the WTO, first aired in January.
11:35 Antonia Juhasz on the links between fossil fuels, global conflict & US domestic policy in the context of Russia’s war on Ukraine, from Democracy Now.
Mar 5, 2022
10:05 Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action on open pen fish farms and what we must do to protect wild salmon.
10:25 Ed Yong talks with Democracy Now about the people left behind as countries start to remove public health measures and open up.
10:40 Poet, academic and activist El Jones talks about a recent report on defunding the Halifax police.
11:10 Building a Stronger Democracy, an webinar organized by the Council of Canadians, featuring Zexi Li and Alex Silas of Ottawa, nurse Jackie Walker and journalist Linda Mcquaig.
Feb 19, 2022
10:05 Criminologist Temitope Oriola on what the truckers’ convoy reveals about the links between politics, police and the law.
10:30 Ian Mass talks with historian Daniel Francis about the evolution of Vancouver documented in his new book, Becoming Vancouver: A History.
10:50 Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law on the campaign to get an update on what TMX will cost Canadians.
11:10 Noam Chomsky recorded at a webinar Feb 4 on why diplomacy and working with China are the only options to meet the global challenges ahead.
Feb 12, 2022
10:05 Owen Schalk joins us to talk about the recent election of Xiomara Castro in Honduras and Canada’s complicity in the human rights abuses of the last decade.
10:25 Peter McCartney on a government report that finds 77% of respondents to a consultation on oil and gas royalties want B.C. to prioritize fighting climate change.
10:45 On City Beat: a tiny shelter pilot project, maintenance in SRO hotels, Quebec’s Bill 21 and climate change infrastructure.
11:05 A talk by Yves Engler at the launch of his latest book, We Stand on Guard for Whom? A People's History of the Canadian Military.
Feb 5, 2022
10:05 Sustainability consultant Sue Maxwell calls plans by Metro Vancouver to provide heat and hot water for South Vancouver residents a terrible idea.
10:25 We speak with John Calvert about the campaign to improve working conditions and benefits for food service and cleaning workers at SFU.
10:45 A new report has come out on how First Nations exercise sovereignty over mining projects on their land. We talk with Tahltan elder Allen Edzerza.
11:05 Two peace activists from Germany and Belgium discuss the threat of war in Ukraine between NATO and Russia, from Democracy Now.
11:35 We speak with economics professor Randall Wray about Wall Street banks and the financialization of everything, from November.
Jan 29, 2022
10:05 Christopher Vials, author of “Haunted by Hitler”, on Donald Trump and the rise of a xenophobic right-wing populism.
10:25 Fossil fuel companies have thus far avoided paying for damages caused by the climate crisis, but it’s time for that to change, according to lawyer Andrew Gage.
10:45 Elaine Brière on her film, Haiti Betrayed, which follows the Haitian dream of democracy, repeatedly thwarted by Canada and other countries.
11:10 On City Beat, densifying Vancouver neighbourhoods, Indigenous co-management of Vancouver parks, efforts to create an age-friendly city and more.
11:35 We hear reaction from supporters of Hassan Diab after a French court set a new trial date, 5 years after Dr Diab was released due to lack of evidence.
Jan 22, 2022
10:05 BCCLA lawyer Jessica Magonet tells us about the recent Federal Court ruling that gives the RCMP a strict timeline to respond to complaints.
10:30 Journalist and activist Molly Murphy joins us to talk about the RCMP's special detachment in BC designed to fight activists and indigenous groups.
10:55 Frances Moore Lappé on the 50th anniversary of Diet for a Small Planet! “Hunger is not caused by a scarcity of food, but by a scarcity of democracy.”
11:20 Below The Radar podcast talks with Nick Montgomery, co-founder of Solidarity Housing, a way for homeowners to create affordable housing.
Jan 15, 2022
10:05 Nikolas Barry-Shaw talks with us about Justin Trudeau’s about-face on vaccine equity and his support for Big Pharma at the WTO.
10:25 On City Beat: defunding the police, affordable housing, drug toxicity crisis, Indigenous Nations and the upcoming 2022 municipal election.
10:45 Lawyer Sarah Clarke on the $40B agreement-in-principal to compensate Indigenous children harmed by Canada's discriminatory welfare system.
11:05 Dr. Kawser Ahmed talks with us about developing a toolkit for educators to counter radicalization and extremism in youth in Manitoba schools.
11:30 We are joined by Bill Fletcher, past president of TransAfrica Forum, to talk about the life and legacy of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Jan 8, 2022
10:05 Emily Lowan joins us to talk about the future of university divestment campaigns and their transformative potential.
10:25 We speak with economist Sheila Block about the need to come up with a made-in-Canada solution to high inflation.
10:45 US scientists have developed a low-cost vaccine to inoculate the global South. Democracy Now speaks with one of the scientists, Dr. Peter Hotez.
11:05 Author Ivan Coyote joined us to talk about their book, Care of: Letters, Connections, and Cures.
11:30 Carmen Rodriguez joined us in October to talk about her new novel Atacama, published in September by Fernwood.
Jan 1, 2022
10:05 We hear economist and author Jason Hickel on solutions to global inequity, from the Upstream podcast.
10:50 Jeff Chester and Kate Montgomery of the Center for Digital Democracy discuss commercial surveillance culture, from Alternative Radio.
Dec 18, 2021
10:05 Omar Chu of Sanctuary Health joins us to discuss the apprehension of a New Westminster mother by Canadian Border Services agents outside her child’s school.
10:20 We talk with Brittany Lambert of Oxfam Canada about how to get vaccines to everybody in the world, from November.
10:40 On City Beat today, climate change, social infrastructure, the 2022 City budget, and rental rezoning wraps up 2021 at Vancouver City Hall.
11:00 Zena Sharman joins us to talk about her new book, The Care We Dream Of: Liberatory and Transformative Approaches to LGBTQ+ Health.
11:20 Sarah Dickson-Hoyle on the indigenous-led report on the devastating 2017 Elephant Hill Fire, and how indigenous fire knowledge was often ignored.
11:40 Edwin Hodge on the alarming trajectory of the anti-vax movement and the Freemen-on-the-Land ideology some of its members espouse, from October.
Dec 11, 2021
10:05 Resource analyst Ben Parfitt follows the trail of inadequate flood warnings in advance of devastating November storms in B.C.
10:30 Hayden King of the Yellowhead Institute talks with Matthew Norris of the Urban Native Youth Association about the Land Back movement.
11:10 Journalist Gerald Posner on a court decision finding three pharmacies guilty of public nuisance for filling fake prescriptions for Oxycontin.
11:35 An interview with Astra Taylor about her new film, Your Debt Is Someone Else’s Asset, from Democracy Now.
Dec 4, 2021
10:10 Alex Hemingway explains why 5 paid sick days for workers under B.C.'s provincial employment standards law is not adequate.
10:30 We talk with lawyer Bruce McIvor about his new book Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It.
10:55 We touch base with Megan Humchitt about Miác̓i: Canned Salmon Music Festival Dec 4 supporting Wet'suwet'en Land Defenders Legal Fund.
11:05 On City Beat, the 2022 City budget, vacancy protection for SRO hotels, rental rezoning and a couple of ideas for holiday gifts.
11:25 To help you respond to the current review of oil and gas royalties in BC, an excerpt from a 2020 interview with Kai Nagata about industry subsidies
11:35 Ryan Ferko on Charity, an interactive documentary on the controversy around an oversized chrome cow installed as a public art piece.
Nov 27, 2021
10:05 We talk with Brittany Lambert of Oxfam Canada about how to get vaccines to everybody in the world, not just the people in wealthy countries.
10:25 David Macdonald, economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on their Alternative Federal Budget designed to achieve health equity and well-being for all.
10:45 Sean Horlor and Steve J. Adams on their film Someone Like Me about a group of queer strangers who unite to support a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in Canada.
11:10 Sustainability consultant Sue Maxwell on a new report produced by Zero Waste BC and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives titled A Zero Waste Agenda for BC.
11:35 From Democracy Now, an interview with Jeremy Scahill on how support for U.S. militarism unifies Democrats and Republicans.
Nov 20, 2021
10:10 We hear Radical Lessons: Then and Now, featuring Angela Davis and Ruth Wilson Gilmore, from Alternative Radio)
11:10 A conversation with Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross, authors of A Black Women’s History of the United States, from Making Contact.
Nov 13, 2021
10:05 We speak with Carolyn Jerome who blocked a train track with other mothers in 1971 to win a pedestrian overpass for their children.
10:20 Danny Oleksiuk on a proposal for secured housing rentals around local shopping areas in Vancouver meeting strong resistance.
10:45 A talk by Yves Engler at the launch of his latest book, We Stand on Guard for Whom? A People's History of the Canadian Military.
11:30 We hear from three young climate activists recorded in Glasgow outside COP26: Greta Thunberg, Vanessa Nakate and Kathy Jetñil Kijiner
Nov 6, 2021
10:10 Nick Blomley on the impact of homelessness and precarious housing on the security of people's personal possessions.
10:30 Economics professor Randall Wray on Wall Street banks and the financialization of everything.
10:55 Robert Currie on the Halifax Proposals, a set of recommendations to make Canada's extradition law more fair.
11:15 Wendy Mendez on the trial of high level military officers in Guatemala for crimes against humanity, in the case of the Military Diary.
Oct 30, 2021
10:10 We talk with Erica Cirino, author of Thicker Than Water, about her journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis.
10:35 We talk with Marc Lee of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives about the lessons to be learned from the 2021 forest fire season.
10:55 We speak with Scott Saywell and Ricki Bartlett about the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ reconciliation-focused series, Learning With Syeyutsus.
11:25 We're joined by author Carmen Rodriguez to talk about her new book Atacama published in September by Fernwood.
Oct 23, 2021
10:05 On City Beat today, South False creek and Jericho lands redevelopment, Climate Emergency Parking Program, and supplying safer drugs.
10:25 Vince Tao of VANDU on their campaign to document the impact of street sweeps on homeless people.
10:55 A talk by historian James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.
Oct 16, 2021
10:05 Canadian Association of Journalists president Brent Jolly on the recent wave of targeted threats made against multiple Canadian journalists.
10:25 Edwin Hodge of UVic on the anti-vax incursions into Salmon Arm schools last month and the Freemen-on-the-Land ideology behind them.
10:45 Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch on the jailing of US lawyer Steven Donziger and the ongoing fight for justice against Chevron.
11:10 Democracy Now speaks with researcher and former journalist Ethan Paul about Biden's policy towards China and the dangers of a new cold war.
Oct 9, 2021
10:10 Producer Alex Sangha joins us to talk about his film Emergence: Out of the Shadows, playing at the KDocs film festival next week.
10:30 Taylor Lambert, politics reporter for The Sprawl, talks with us about the link between vaccine hesitancy and political views in Alberta.
10:50 We speak with Ken Wu about a B.C. judge's denial of an extension of the Fairy Creek injunction, and the path forward for protecting old growth.
11:10 Artist Sandeep Johal talks about her new show, What If, reflecting on what she wished she'd known about growing up as a first-generation South Asian kid.
11:35 Filmmaker Cam Christiansen on his animated film WALL about the barricade separating Israel and Palestine - now available free to stream
Oct 2, 2021
10:10 We talk with Courtney Montour, director of a new NFB documentary on Mary Two-Axe Earley's long fight to end sex discrimination in the Indian Act.
10:35 On City Beat, a proposed LNG expansion, a new parking program for the city, seniors housing and a plan to supply safer drugs to people.
10:55 Writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote joins us to talk about their new book, Care of: Letters, Connections, and Cures.
11:25 Democracy Now on a report that U.S. officials requested ‘options’ for killing Julian Assange following WikiLeaks’ publication of CIA hacking tools.
Sept 25, 2021
10:05 We talk with Lisa Glowacki, co-counsel for Blueberry River First Nations in their precedent-setting victory in BC Supreme Court.
10:25 Todd Litman, author of New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies on a deeper analysis of innovative transportation.
10:45 We speak with Jasmin Zine, lead researcher with the Canadian Islamophobia Industry Research Project.
11:10 We speak with Miu Chung Yan and Sean Lauer, editors of a new book about neighbourhood houses and their role in building community in Vancouver.
11:30 We speak with choir director, singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist Earle Peach about his new book Questions to the Moon.
Sept 18, 2021
10:05 We listen to co-authors Rupa Marya and Raj Patel talk about their recently published book, Inflamed, Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, courtesy of Upstream.
11:15 We feature a radio documentary about civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, courtesy of Making Contact.
Sept 11, 2021
10:10 Vince Tao of VANDU talks about a recent report clearing the VPD in the shooting death of a distressed man on East Hastings last January.
10:30 Ingrid Mendez on the open letter to Adrian Dix and Bonnie Henry calling for an accommodation for vulnerable people unable to apply for the new vaccine card.
11:00 Historian Alfred McCoy on the decline of U.S. imperial power, in a talk recorded for Alternative Radio in 2017.
Sept 4, 2021
10:05 David Chudnovsky on the years of appeals and corporate stalling before the contract for the sale of the Little Mountain social housing site was made public.
10:35 Colin Stuart of the Hassan Diab Support Committee discusses the latest move by a French court and the committee's campaign of outreach to Canadian MPs.
10:45 In a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, the Sinixt people were declared to not be extinct in Canada. We spoke with their lawyer Mark Underhill.
11:05 We talk with James Rowe and Jessica Dempsey about the lack of action on fossil fuel divestment in two of Canada's biggest pension plans.
11:25 Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay on creating a multi-pronged strategy to protect reproductive rights in the United States, from Democracy Now.
Aug 28, 2021
10:05 Filmmaker and author Astra Taylor in conversation with writer Rebecca Solnit about Taylor's book, Remake the World, from Alternative Radio.
11:00 Director Lolo Haha talks about his theatre production that explores internalized white supremacy, from the Theatre for Good podcast.
Aug 21, 2021
10:05 Isaac Saney joins us to talk about pressuring the Canadian government to oppose the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba.
10:30 We speak with Fraser Thomson of Ecojustice about Canada's hidden emissions from its oil, gas and coal exports.
10:45 We bring you excerpts from a Codepink webinar on Afghanistan featuring Phyllis Bennis, Zaher Wahab, Ann Wright and Matthew Hoh.
11:35 With the B.C. government promising permanent paid sick leave in 2022, we hear a June interview with David Fairey of the BC Employment Standards Coalition.
Aug 14, 2021
10:10 Megan Milton of the Vancouver Tenants Union talks about B.C.’s new anti-renoviction legislation which took effect on July 1st.
10:40 Jen St. Denis looks back on her first year as The Tyee’s Downtown Eastside beat reporter.
11:20 A look at the Our Park community art project in Andy Livingstone Park, with Les Nelson, Sylvan Hamburger, and Donna Charlie.
Aug 7, 2021
10:05 Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute on the deadly alliance between the Nicaraguan government and mining companies.
10:20 We speak with ecologist Annette Lutterman about the need for a province-wide moratorium on new water bottling licences in BC.
10:40 Chief Clifford Bull on the historic victory at the Supreme Court of Canada ordering fair compensation for the flooding of Lac Seul First Nation lands.
11:00 Terry Collingsworth on child slaves who were trafficked and forced to harvest cocoa now suing the cocoa companies that enslaved them, from April.
11:30 Brice Sopher with Gig Workers United on Uber's push to get Canada's provincial labour legislation changed, from April.
July 31, 2021
10:10 On City Beat with Ian Mass, an equity framework, Handydart victory for people with disabilities and progress for youth housing.
10:25 Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK on how the US economic blockade has set the stage for protests in Cuba.
10:50 We speak with choir director, singer songwriter and musician Earle Peach about his new book, Questions to the Moon.
11:10 From February, an interview with one of the authors of a ground-breaking study that found 8.7M people die each year as a result of pollution.
11:25 Dr Edward Xie talks with us about the possibility of using a 1% wealth tax to fund health and wellbeing in Canada, from January.
July 24, 2021
10:05 Conner Gorry talks with us about why Cuba was the first country in Latin America to get to final trials of vaccines for Covid-19, from March.
10:25 Tim McSorley on demands for Prime Minister Trudeau to intervene following a new ruling by a French appeal court in the case of Hassan Diab, from February.
10:50 NITV's Lucy Tulugarjuk talks with us about the Inuit-language channel, Uvagut, that launched this year across Canada's North, from January,
11:05 Stephanie Hewson of West Coast Environmental Law on a recent guide to legal tools available to protect our coasts, from January.
11:25 We speak with John Cavanagh, author of The Water Defenders, about the victory of the Salvadoran people over the multinational mining industry, from April.
July 17, 2021
10:05 Todd Litman, author of New Mobilities: Smart Planning for Emerging Transportation Technologies, shares his analysis of innovative transportation.
10:30 We talk with Laura Yates, Oceans & Plastics Campaigner with Greenpeace, on a new development in the campaign to ban single use plastics.
10:50 A talk by Maureen Webb, author of Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism, from Alternative Radio.
July 10, 2021
10:10 Peter McCartney from the Wilderness Committee, on their new report, Voices and Visions of Northern British Columbia.
10:30 We talk with Lisa Glowacki, co-counsel for Blueberry River First Nations in their precedent-setting victory in BC Supreme Court.
10:50 A tribute to our friend, committed activist and longtime Redeye collective member Mordecai Briemberg who passed away last week.
11:10 On City Beat, Coop housing leases, lease subsidies for a private school, Trutch street renaming and City Beat updates.
11:30 Suyapa Portillo, author of Roots of Resistance, on the conviction of the murderer of Honduran activist Berta Caceres, from Democracy Now.
July 3, 2021
The Cancel Canada Day edition
10:05 200 years of missing history on Canadian slavery. We speak with Charmaine Nelson of the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at NSCAD University.
10:30 Sharon McIvor on her decades-long fight for equal status that finally resulted in legal equality for First Nations women, from 2019.
10:55 Ending BC's New War in the Woods: The Narwhal's Sarah Cox interviews Garry Merkel, co-chair of B.C.’s strategic old-growth review panel.
June 26, 2021
10:05 David Barsamian interviews economist Jayati Ghosh about how the Indian government abdicated responsibility for both the pandemic and the vaccine rollout.
11:15 A documentary on how eight worker coops in four U.S. states fared during the pandemic, produced by Jaisal Noor of The Real News Network.
June 19, 2021
10:05 We speak with Kukdookaa Terri Brown about the discovery of 215 children's graves and the national emergency it has created.
10:30 Ben Parfitt says the government needs to start tracking the amount of water used by BC industries and charge them more for it, from February.
10:50 David Fairey of the BC Employment Standards Coalition about workers' urgent need for permanent paid sick days.
11:10 In the wake of the murders in London, Ontario, we speak with Jasmin Zine, lead researcher with the Canadian Islamophobia Industry Research Project.
11:35 We speak with Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal about the Vancouver Police Department's new Trespass Prevention Program, from February.
June 12, 2021
10:05 Hasan Alam speaking at a vigil in Vancouver Thursday night, following the murder of the Muslim family in London, Ontario.
10:15 Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada on the discovery of the remains of 215 children in Kamloops, from Democracy Now.
10:30 On City Beat, a questionable modernization plan for HandyDart, climate emergency meets bureaucratic bottleneck and other city developments.
10:40 We talk with Bess Legault, Women's President at the NFU, about the urgent need for a national public transit system in Canada.
11:00 David Adler on the need to drop patents on Covid-19 vaccines and shift the paradigm from charity to solidarity.
11:20 Yves Engler talks about how the Canadian government supports the Israeli state, particularly through the mechanism of tax deductions on charitable donations.
June 5, 2021
10:05 Dr. Samantha Cutrara talks about transforming Canadian History classrooms to make it meaningful to BIPOC and other students.
10:25 Justice at Spotify and the fight for fair payment to musicians with Zack Nestel-Patt from the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers.
10:50 We listen to an Upstream Podcast: Debunking the Myth of Homo Economicus.
May 29, 2021
10:10 We bring you a debate recorded in June 2019 in front of a live audience in London on the motion: Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
11:20 Artist Henry Tsang on 360 Riot Walk, an interactive walking tour of the 1907 anti-Asian riots in Vancouver, from April.
11:35 We speak with Kate Holowatiuk of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers about how Canada Post could be part of a just, green recovery, from February.
May 22, 2021
10:10 In a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision, the Sinixt people were declared to be not extinct in Canada. We talk with their lawyer Mark Underhill.
10:25 City Beat: Social housing, prioritizing Commercial Drive as a pedestrian-first high street, vaccines and accessible washrooms for Skytrain.
10:50 Mitch Walker joins us to talk about how the BC Indigenous Justice Strategy aims to reduce overrepresentation of Indigeous people in prison.
11:10 We speak with Charmaine Nelson about the creation of the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at NSCAD University in Halifax.
11:30 Shoshana Zuboff talks about surveillance capitalism and how to challenge it, from Democracy Now.
May 15, 2021
10:05 Caitlin Shane of Pivot Legal on the 'threshold limit' for drug possession in Vancouver's application to Ottawa to decriminalize illicit drugs in the city.
10:25 We speak with Miu Chung Yan and Sean Lauer, editors of a new book about neighbourhood houses and their role in building community in Vancouver.
10:50 Yara Shoufani joins us to discuss the Israeli policies behind the escalating crisis in Gaza that has resulted in hundreds of Palestinian casualties.
11:10 We hear a talk by one of Canada's leading economists, Peter Victor, author of Managing without Growth: Slower by Design, not Disaster.
May 8, 2021
10:05 John Cartwright, Pam Beattie and Pat Armstrong on why the federal government must set national standards for long-term care.
10:30 We talk with Oxford professor Alex Vasudevan about the wildly popular Berlin rent cap that was recently overturned in German federal court.
10:50 Anishinaabe writer and researcher Riley Yesno joins us with an incisive Indigenous analysis of the federal budget.
11:10 Dr. Brendan Martin of the No Fighter Jets Coalition fasted for 14 days, raising awareness about Canada’s plans to buy 88 new bomber jets.
11:35 Dr. Ingrid Waldron on Bill C-230 and a national strategy to redress environmental racism, which passed second reading and is at committee.
May 1, 2021
10:10 Jen Moore of the Institute for Policy Studies on the peaceful resistance to a Canadian mining development in Guatemala.
10:35 Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal joins us to discuss the end of the Vancouver police liaison program in Vancouver schools.
10:50 We bring you an excerpt from an earlier interview with Kaitlyn Matulewicz on the kind of sick leave workers really need.
11:10 Vancouver City Council debated decriminalizing poverty, a 3-day electric race car extravaganza and social housing. Ian Mass brings us his City Beat report.
11:25 As more and more people get vaccinated, we replay our interview with Françoise Baylis on her concerns about the prospect of vaccination certificates.
April 24, 2021
10:05 We speak with John Cavanagh, author of The Water Defenders, about the victory of the Salvadorean people over the mining industry.
10:30 Sean Horlor and Steve Adams on their film Someone Like Me, where a group of queer strangers unites to support a gay Ugandan man seeking asylum in Canada.
10:55 David Chudnovsky of Vancouver’s Community Advocates for Little Mountain on the latest in a 14-year struggle to rebuild this vibrant neighbourhood.
11:10 Derek Chan, co-artistic director of Rice & Beans Theatre, talks about Yellow Objects, his new work inspired by the democracy protests in Hong Kong.
11:35 Charlotte Dawe, conservation and policy campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, on the decline of the southern Mountain Caribou.
April 17, 2021
10:05 We talk with Iglika Ivanova about why the time is right for the BC government to double down on its commitment to $10-a-day child care.
10:25 Health policy researcher Colleen Fuller on Canada's poor track record on ensuring vaccines are affordable & the recent deal with Sanofi.
10:50 Ian Mass with City Beat: Bus ridership, Fraserlands, West End Community Centre, social housing, and "the day democracy died."
11:10 Artist Henry Tsang on 360 Riot Walk, an interactive walking tour of the 1907 anti-Asian riots in Vancouver.
11:25 We bring you excerpts from two of the speakers in a recent panel examining whether or not Israel is an apartheid state.
April 10, 2021
10:10 Alex Hemingway of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives talks about the opportunities presented in the upcoming provincial budget.
10:20 Fairy Creek and the provincial government's failure to follow through on protecting the last stands of old growth in BC, with Jens Wieting and Mak'wala - Dakota Smith.
11:00 Brice Sopher with Gig Workers United on Uber's push to get Canada's provincial labour legislation changed.
11:30 Modi government suspends exports of AstraZeneca vaccine to world’s poorest countries as cases in India soar, from Democracy Now.
April 3, 2021
10:05 We speak with Claire Lajaunie, co-author of a new study on links between deforestation and epidemics.
10:20 Terry Collingsworth on child slaves who were trafficked and forced to harvest cocoa now suing the cocoa companies that enslaved them.
10:50 South False Creek, the 2030 Olympics, post-COVID recovery and art on construction sites are all part of City Beat with Ian Mass.
11:10 Democracy Now speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen following hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in Atlanta and elsewhere.
March 27, 2021
10:05 Conner Gorry talks with us about why Cuba is the first country in Latin America to be in final trials of vaccines for Covid-19.
10:20 Justice at Spotify and the fight for fair payment to musicians with Zack Nestel-Patt from the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers.
10:50 Author Wendy Liu on her book, Abolish Silicon Valley, How To Liberate Technology from Capitalism (courtesy of Upstream).
March 20, 2021
10:10 Author and community organizer Jonathan Rosenblum on the current fight to unionize at an Amazon site in Alabama.
10:30 We talk with Kaitlyn Matulewicz of the Worker Solidarity Network about why paid sick leave leads to more gender equality.
10:50 Dr. Ingrid Waldron talks with us about Bill C-230, currently before Parliament, which aims to develop a national strategy to combat environmental racism.
11:10 Alexander Dirksen of Vancouver’s Urban Indigenous Peoples’ Advisory Committee talks about municipal implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
11:25 Nigerian-born actor Tayo Aluko talks with Prairie Miller of WBAI about his new radio play, Paul Robeson's Love Song, available online April 9.
March 13, 2021
10:05 Economist Stephanie Kelton talks with Democracy Now about President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.
10:25 Our guest is Keegan McColl, curator of the Tofino Adventure Film Festival, a fundraiser for Clayoquot Action and wild salmon conservation.
10:45 We speak with Yona Lunsky of the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health about the need to prioritize vaccines for people with developmental disabilities.
11:10 Vancouver City Council debated Indigenous rights, Indian farm laws and developing a new 20,000 person neighbourhood. Ian Mass brings us his City Beat report.
11:25 A second chance to hear our conversation with Corinne Fowler about her project linking old country mansions in the UK with colonialism and historic slavery.
March 6, 2021
10:05 David Ball of The Pulse on CFRO speaks with Fiona York of the Carnegie Community Action Project about the year since the pandemic hit.
10:25 Professor Stephen Zunes on the hawkish tendencies of the key players in the Biden administration.
10:45 We talk with Dr. Danyaal Raza of Canadian Doctors for Medicare about why he supports vaccines for all, regardless of immigration status.
11:05 Meghan McDermott of the BCCLA on the federal government's bill that repeals some mandatory minimum sentences, but does not decriminalize drug possession.
11:25 We speak with Angie Schmitt about her book Right of Way: Race, Class, and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America.
Feb 27, 2021
10:10 We talk with activist and author Yves Engler about why Canada should end its support for the government of Jovenel Moïse in Haiti.
10:30 Kit Rothschild of PACE Society joins us to talk about Choosing Real Safety, a declaration calling for divestment from policing and prisons.
10:50 A talk by Erica Chenoweth examines the success rate of non-violent civil disobedience campaigns versus armed struggle, from Alternative Radio.
Feb 20, 2021
10:10 We talk with one of the authors of a ground-breaking new study that found 8.7M people die each year as a result of pollution from fossil fuels.
10:25 We speak with Kate Holowatiuk of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers about how Canada Post could become part of a green and just recovery.
10:40 Economist Robyn Allan on the unfulfilled promise of economic benefit from coal mining versus the real cost to mountain caribou, from December.
10:55 Rezoning, reconciliation, paid sick leave and noise bylaws are all on Vancouver City Council's agenda this week. Ian Mass tells us more in City Beat.
11:15 Democracy Now interviews Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain on their new book, Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America 1619-2019.
Feb 13, 2021
10:10 Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, talks about his new report, Planet on Fire: Let's End Fracking in BC.
10:25 Lawyer Hasan Alam about the problem with designating the Proud Boys a terrorist group as a way to fight white supremacy.
10:50 Ben Parfitt says the government needs to start tracking the amount of water used by BC industries and charge them more for it.
11:10 How to use systems thinking to connect capitalism, white supremacy and the climate crisis, with researcher Nafeez Ahmad, interviewed by Upstream podcast.
Feb 6, 2021
10:10 We speak with Meenakshi Mannoe of Pivot Legal about the Vancouver Police Department's new Trespass Prevention Program.
10:35 Sara Sagaii, an organizer with the Vancouver Tenants Union, discusses how real estate investment trusts (REITs) feed gentrification, poverty, and homelessness.
10:50 Tim McSorley on demands for Prime Minister Trudeau to intervene following a new ruling by a French appeal court in case of Hassan Diab.
11:10 Labour activist and prof Simon Black joins us to talk about Canada's arms sales to Saudi Arabia and their impact on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
11:30 A second chance to catch Elaine Joe, local musician and host of the podcast Art Heals, which talks to mental health consumers who use the arts to heal.
Jan 30, 2021
10:05 Dr. Samantha Cutrara talks about her new book on a radical approach to transforming Canadian History classrooms to make it meaningful to BIPOC and other students.
10:30 We talk about how to stop tons of good food being thrown out with Ann Foo, a volunteer with Greenpeace's Go Zero Food Waste campaign.
10:50 A late response by City Council to a crisis that threatens the 110-year existence of the PNE. City Beat correspondent Ian Mass brings the details.
11:15 We talk with Toby Malloy of the National Farmers Union about the Alberta government's plans to bring open-pit coal mines to the eastern Rockies.
11:30 Two segments from Democracy Now on the inequalities of the pandemic: an Oxfam report on the wealth gap, and the imperative of getting vaccines to poorer countries.
Jan 23, 2021
10:05 Vancouver School Board Trustee Jennifer Reddy discusses why selling school property to private developers is a bad idea.
10:20 Dr. Nancy Covington speaks about the treaty designed to abolish nuclear weapons signed by 122 countries this week.
10:45 Dr. Françoise Baylis on the serious practical, scientific, and ethical issues raised by calls for digital Covid vaccination certificates.
11:05 NITV's Lucy Tulugarjuk talks with us about the new Inuit-language channel, Uvagut, that launched this week across Canada's North.
11:25 Activists from marginalized communities in the US share their hopes and concerns about the incoming Biden-Harris administration, from Making Contact.
Jan 16, 2021
10:10 City Beat reporter Ian Mass on a big new land development corporation owned by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
10:35 Stephanie Hewson of West Coast Environmental Law talks about a new guide to legal tools available to protect our coasts.
10:50 Jessica Magonet of the BCCLA on the long-awaited report into RCMP spying on activists in the fight against Northern Gateway.
11:10 Marc Lee joins us to discuss the need for just transition planning in BC for a managed wind-down of fossil fuels.
11:30 An interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, author of Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall from Democracy Now.
Jan 9, 2021
10:10 Writer and activist Rita Wong talks about why this is a critical time in the campaign to stop the Site C dam.
10:25 We speak with Professor Corinne Fowler about her project with the UK National Trust, linking old country mansions with colonialism and historic slavery.
10:50 Dr Edward Xie talks with us about using a 1% wealth tax to fund health and wellbeing in Canada.
11:10 Writer and mining activist Joan Kuyek on her recent book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.
11:30 Democracy Now interview with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti about human rights concerns over Israel's decision not to vaccinate Palestinians against the coronavirus.
Jan 2, 2021
A special show for the holiday weekend featuring an interview with Charles Demers about his new book, Primary Obsessions and a talk by Michael Parenti about how he got started as an activist. Plus lots of great music to welcome in the New Year.
Dec 26, 2020
10:05 We speak with filmmaker Cheryl Foggo about her documentary about legendary Black cowboy John Ware.
10:30 Sandy Hudson of Black Lives Matter - Toronto on why we need to defund the police.
10:55 Seth Klein talks about his book, Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.
11:30 YWCA policy analyst Anjum Sultana on her report, A Feminist Recovery Plan for Canada.
Dec 19, 2020
10:10 Jason Nickerson on what Canada needs to do to be a responsible actor for a Covid-19 vaccine rollout that addresses global inequalities.
10:30 Economist Robyn Allan on the unfulfilled promise of economic benefit from coal mining versus the real cost to mountain caribou.
10:45 Redeye’s Ian Mass joins us with City Beat. Today, a walkthrough of the top civic issues in Metro Vancouver in 2020.
11:10 A conversation with Canadian filmmaker Robin McKenna on gifting and gift economies as a form of radical resistance, from Upstream Podcast.
Dec 12, 2020
10:10 John Price, author of Orienting Canada: Race, Empire and the Transpacific, on the Conservative Party of Canada's attempt to start a new cold war with China.
10:35 Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond speaks with David Ball of The Pulse on CFRO about her investigation into racism in BC's health care system.
10:50 Health policy researcher Colleen Fuller on the need to develop public vaccine production capacity within Canada.
11:10 Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK for Peace, on the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist.
11:30 Indian journalist P. Sainath on this month's historic strike against neoliberalism & inequality led by Indian farmers (from Democracy Now).
Dec 5, 2020
10:10 Susan O'Donnell joins us from New Brunswick to talk about the federal government's plans to revive the nuclear industry in Canada.
10:30 We speak with local musician Elaine Joe, host of the podcast Art Heals which talks to mental health consumers who are using the arts to heal.
10:50 Nurse and researcher Meaghan Brown on safe supply programs that focus on the needs of people with severe alcohol dependencies.
11:10 We hear the radio documentary, Self-Care as a Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism, from Making Contact.
Nov 28, 2020
10:10 Kai Nagata, Energy and Democracy Director for Dogwood, on BC government subsidies to the oil and gas industry.
10:35 Simran Dhunna tells us about the plight of migrant student workers facing deportation because their work permits aren't renewable.
10:50 Anna Johnston of West Coast Environmental Law on the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act tabled last week.
11:10 We talk with Marcy Cohen, co-author of a new discussion paper on what national standards should look like for long-term and continuing care.
11:30 Eugene Kung on the Canada Energy Regulator report this week that TMX and Keystone XL aren't needed to meet our future energy needs.
Nov 21, 2020
10:05 Meghan McDermott of the BCCLA joins us to discuss street checks and the VPD's new Neighbourhood Response Team for the downtown core.
10:25 Ruth Kinna of Loughborough University discusses Great Anarchists, her new book about the lives and ideas of ten famous anarchists.
11:00 We speak with Anne-Emanuelle Birn, one of the authors of an article calling for the Canadian citizenship study guide to talk about racism in Canada.
11:20 Vancouver City Council's newly endorsed Climate Emergency Action Plan is rife with controversy. City Beat correspondent Ian Mass brings us the details.
Nov 14, 2020
10:05 BC Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie on her report and recommendations on visits to seniors care homes during the pandemic.
10:30 Jason Nickerson of Doctors Without Borders argues that public investment in vaccines should not result in high profits for private companies, from July.
10:50 Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group on why we should end Canada’s no fly list.
11:20 We listen to sociology professor Alex Vitale speak about his book The End of Policing, from Making Contact.
Nov 7, 2020
10:05 Sarah Abou-Bakr on legal challenges to Bill 21, Quebec's secularism law that forbids religious symbols to be worn in certain public jobs.
10:20 The Raincoast Conservation Foundation’s Misty MacDuffee on the potential environmental outcomes of a new container terminal on Roberts Bank.
10:45 Journalist Tim Schwab on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its influence on Covid-19 policy worldwide.
11:05 We talk with Jennifer Evans, co-author of the open letter How to Keep the Lights On in Democracies, signed by over 200 scholars of authoritarianism.
11:30 Juan González of Democracy Now says the media has it wrong and that a record Latinx turnout helped Joe Biden.
Oct 31, 2020
10:10 John Bergenske, conservation director for Wildsight, on a new coalition formed to address the decline of wildlife in BC.
10:30 We talk with Chilean graduate student Estefanía Milla-Moreno about Sunday's plebiscite on the neoliberal constitution of the Pinochet regime.
10:50 Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle talks with about Vancouver's new recommendations to combat the climate emergency.
11:15 Historian Tyler Shipley discusses his new book, Canada In the World, a look at Canada's foreign policy since confederation.
Oct 24, 2020
10:10 David Chudnovsky talks about the latest victory in the campaign to take back Vancouver’s Little Mountain from Holborn Properties.
10:30 Vancouver writer and comedian Charles Demers will talk about his new mystery novel, Primary Obsessions.
11:05 We speak with Ken Boon of the Peace Valley about a new report that calls into question the economic viability of Site C dam.
11:25 Journalist Patrick Strickland talks about the conviction of 57 members of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn organization in Greece.
Oct 17, 2020
10:05 We talk with Joan Kuyek about her recent book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.
10:25 We hear a documentary by Making Contact about a ground-breaking piece of legislation to counter domestic violence in the UK.
11:05 Maryann Abbs from Let’s Ride! Make Public Transit BC Wide talks with us about creating a public transit service across the province.
11:20 Dalhousie prof Ingrid Waldron examines the connections between the social determinants of health, environmental racism and police violence, from July.
Oct 10, 2020
10:05 Am Johal speaks with organizer Eris Nyx about the impact COVID-19 is having on the Downtown Eastside, from the podcast Below the Radar.
10:30 Wanda Robson and Graham Reynolds talk about their biography of Wanda's sister, Viola Desmond, from Dec 2018.
11:00 Journalist Chip Berlet speaks about debunking conspiracy theories in a conversation from 2004 with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.
Oct 3, 2020
10:05 Anjum Sultana of YWCA Canada on an intersectional feminist recovery plan from the pandemic in Canada and how we can achieve it.
10:30 Former BC CCPA Director Seth Klein talks about his new book, A Good War, and how to mobilize Canada for the climate emergency.
11:05 Lawyer Caitlin Shane of Pivot Legal on their new report pointing out how non-federal levels of government can act on decriminalizing drugs.
11:25 In June, we spoke with Emily May of Hollaback! about online training to help bystanders intervene when we witness Anti-Asian harassment.
Sept 26, 2020
10:05 Sonia Theroux of Lead Now and Garth Mullins of Crackdown Podcast share their thoughts about the snap election call with David Ball of The Pulse.
10:35 Author and filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her new documentary about the life of famed Black rancher and cowboy John Ware.
11:00 We speak with Dunia Nur of the African Canadian Civic Engagement Council about the disproportionate health and financial impacts of Covid-19 on Black Canadians.
11:20 Simon Donner, professor of geography at UBC, on the link between climate change and the historic wildfires in California.
11:35 Journalist and author Mychal Denzel Smith comments on the $12 million payment to the family of Breonna Taylor, and on the November election (from Democracy Now).
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)