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Mar 25, 2023
10:05 City Beat with Ian Mass: Bear spray, ornamental water fountains, parks and farm land, the 2022 Vancouver election and the Broadway plan.
10:25 We speak with CCPA researcher Katherine Scott about Canada’s pandemic response, viewed through gender lens.
10:45 Thomas Woodley of Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East joins us to talk about their campaign to hold the media accountable for biased coverage of Palestine.
11:10 Another chance to hear Jeff Leigh of Hub Cycling about what needs to change B.C. laws to make it safe for vulnerable users.
11:35 Paris-based journalist Cole Stangler speaks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about what the millions of people on the streets in France are protesting.
Mar 18, 2023
10:05 Lawyer David Wu and plaintiff Kristy Morgan on a class action suit to hold the RCMP to account for infringement of constitutional rights at Fairy Creek.
10:25 Following the bust of a human trafficking ring in Ontario, NFU president Jenn Pfenning talks about why she supports immigration rights for migrant farmworkers.
10:45 From the podcast Don’t Call Me Resilient, Vinita Srivastava explores comedy about race with Faiza Hirji of McMaster University and stand-up comedian Andrea Jin.
11:20 Harmony Johnson, sɛƛakəs, author of “They Sigh or Give You the Look” on her report about discrimination and status card usage, first aired in December.
Mar 11, 2023
10:05 We catch up on saving our threatened wild salmon with Dan Lewis of Clayoquot Action who argues that now is the time to push for total closure of fish farms in our waters.
10:25 Actor and artist Niall McNeil and director Marie Clements join us to talk about their new film Lay Down Your Heart, screening March 18 at the Down Syndrome Film Festival in Burnaby.
10:45 We speak with Dr. Margaret McGregor about the growing body of research that links fracking for natural gas with harms to human health.
11:15 We talk with David Ravensbergen of the Council of Canadians about the campaign to sue Big Oil for the huge costs of the climate crisis.
11:30 Journalist and author Mehdi Hasan comments on Tucker Carlson and the Jan 6 videos, Donald Trump as retribution for the far right and more, on Democracy Now this week.
Mar 4, 2023
10:05 We catch up with economist Alex Hemingway to talk about the spending increases in BC Budget 2023 and what they mean for British Columbians.
10:25 David Eby’s first B.C. budget falls short on climate, forests and the environment. Torrance Coste of The Wilderness Committee helps us unpack the numbers.
10:50 The Vancouver budget, destroying a park in the name of climate change and social housing sites being sold back to developers are all part of City Beat with Ian Mass.
11:15 Andre Goulet of Harbinger Society Presents talks with Nikolas Barry-Shaw of the Council of Canadians about the campaign to pressure the government to bring in universal pharmacare.
Feb 25, 2023
10:05 We talk with Mexican-Canadian artist Rocio Graham about her project, Growing Roots from Shared Dreams, in collaboration with migrant farm workers in the Boundary area of BC.
10:25 Health researcher Colleen Fuller walks us through the federal provincial agreement on healthcare and where the feds are failing to protect and fortify universal healthcare.
10:50 On the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Democracy Now talks with with Hanna Perekhoda and Nina Khrushcheva.
11:35 In advance of Tuesday’s provincial budget, we replay our November interview with Alex Hemingway about the healthy state of BC’s finances and the need to start spending more.
Feb 18, 2023
10:05 Peter Waldkirch of Abundant Housing Vancouver talks about their “extraordinary disappointment” with the city’s middle missing housing proposals.
10:25 Ben Parfitt joins us to discuss the reasons behind the pending closure of a pulp mill in Prince George and the loss of 300 high-paying jobs there.
10:50 Meenakshi Mannoe from Pivot Legal on the coroner’s inquest into the death by suicide of Const. Nicole Chan in 2019 and institutional sexual abuse in the VPD.
11:25 Democracy Now speaks with Saket Soni about his book, The Great Escape, on forced immigrant labour in the U.S. to clean up after climate disasters.
Feb 11, 2023
10:05 Caitlin Shane of Pivot Legal on BC’s new decriminalization policy and the Know Your Rights card they produced with VANDU.
10:25 Zoe Long of SFU's Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team on how the popularity of SUVs is threatening Canada’s climate goals.
10:45 A carbon budget, a Climate Justice charter, an equity lens review of bylaws and the missing middle of housing - all part of City Beat with Ian Mass.
11:10 Press Progress editor Luke LeBrun interviews Elizabeth Simons of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network about where Canada’s far-right is going in 2023.
Feb 4, 2023
10:05 We talk with Nisha Pahuja, director of the award-winning documentary, To Kill A Tiger, which has its B.C. premiere on February 9.
10:25 Ian Mass reports on the meeting between the Vancouver Folk Music Festival board and festival supporters after the board announced it was closing down the festival.
10:45 Daniella Barreto joins us in a conversation about the new Rights Back At You podcast she's hosting with Amnesty Canada.
11:10 We broadcast the first episode of the Rights Back At You podcast from Amnesty Canada: Facial Recognition and Policing Protesters.
Jan 28, 2023
10:05 We speak with Joel Lexchin about how the pharmaceutical industry uses disinformation to undermine drug price reform.
10:25 Grace Barakat on how the deregulation of tuition fees can widen the equality gap and leave low-income students on the sidelines.
10:45 City Beat with Ian Mass: A business-friendly Mayor, fires in downtown eastside hotels and the demise of the Renter Office.
11:05 We hear a talk from Dr. Dr. Liat Ben-Moshe on Disability, Madness, Liberation: Deinstitutionalization and Prison Abolition.
Jan 21, 2023
10:05 Alex Hemingway talks about the new provincial housing ministry and its promise to build the housing BC needs and can afford.
10:25 Democracy Now interviews Olúfémi O. Táíwò about his new book, Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else).
10:45 Clara Prager from Women Transforming Cities on their report about the progress towards and barriers to implementation of TRC calls to action in BC municipalities.
11:10 We speak with Yves Engler about the coup that deposed Pedro Castillo of Peru and Canadian government support for the unelected presidency of Dina Boluarte.
11:35 Another chance to hear our interview with Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok on their documentary, Unarchived, about the handful of community archives across BC.
Jan 14, 2023
10:05 We’re joined by Charlotte Dawe of the Wilderness Committee with her take on what was achieved at COP15 last month and what still needs to be done.
10:20 Author and journalist Ed Yong talks with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh about his new book An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us.
10:40 Increased commercialization of Vancouver parks, renewable energy, uplifting Chinatown and improved renter support are all part of City Beat with Ian Mass.
11:00 We broadcast an episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast from The Conversation Canada: Has the meaning behind the Canadian flag changed?
11:35 Mihailo Subotic on What Housing Means to Me, a photo exhibit on the theme of home and belonging by five tenants who live in modular housing in New Westminster.
Jan 7, 2023
10:05 Economist David Macdonald joins us to talk about his report on wealth and income equality and the astronomical rise in CEO pay.
10:25 We speak with Nova Scotia dentist Brandon Doucet about the urgent need for universal dental care in Canada.
10:45 In City Beat, Ian Mass looks ahead to the issues and debates on the agenda for city councils in Metro Vancouver in 2023.
11:20 Rumneek Johal talks with Edmonton city councillor Michael Janz about police-commissioned reports criticizing the social safety net.
Dec 31, 2022
10:05 For our New Year's Eve show, we feature a recent interview with historian and journalist Vijay Prashad. He spoke with Alternative Radio host David Barsamian in Santiago, Chile on November 3, 2022. This, plus lots of great music.
Dec 24, 2022
10:15 A conversation with Leslie Kern, author of Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies, just published by Between the Lines.
10:25 Aaron Vansintjan on The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism, and what degrowth could look like as an alternative.
10:45 We talk with Dr Norma Dunning about her new book on the system of numbered discs for Inuit in Canada, titled Kinuavit: What’s Your Name?
11:05 Celia Haig-Brown on her new book Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning.
11:30 Kevin Walby and Jessica Evans join us to discuss the new book, Disarm, Defund, Dismantle: Police Abolition in Canada.
Dec 17, 2022
10:05 We talk with Michael Bueckert about his recent trip to Israel and the Occupied Territories to meet with Palestinians.
10:25 Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee responds to commitments by the B.C. government to protect 30% of lands by 2030.
10:45 David Barsamian of Alternative Radio interviews Marie Ranjbar about the mass protest movement in Iran.
Dec 10, 2022
10:05 Parliament voted unanimously that the federal government recognize Indian residential schools as genocide. We speak with NDP MP Leah Gazan.
10:25 Peter McCartney of the Wilderness Committee on BC's 2022 Climate Change Accountability Report and why BC is still not on track to meet climate commitments.
10:45 Elliot Rossiter of Douglas College on why simply adding more housing supply isn’t going be enough to solve the housing crisis.
11:10 Chief Matthew Hill and lawyer Ruben Tillman talk about the Gitxaala First Nation's legal challenge to BC's antiquated mining law. >> get tickets to Groundswell: An Indigenous Mining Justice Summit, Dec 15, 7pm
11:40 Following President Macron’s visit to the US and renewed calls for talks with Putin, Democracy Now speaks with Jeffrey Sachs about what a negotiated settlement could look like.
Dec 3, 2022
10:05 We talk with Harmony Johnson, sɛƛakəs, author of “They Sigh or Give You the Look”, a report about discrimination and status card usage.
10:30 In City Beat, Ian Mass previews Vancouver’s 2023 budget debate and motions for non-market housing, body cameras for police and an age-friendly action plan.
11:00 We talk with Michèle Brille-Edwards of the Canadian Health Coalition about a new threat to the Canadian blood system.
11:30 A second chance to hear our conversation with Susan Boyd, author of the just-published book Heroin, looking at the history of heroin regulation in Canada.
Nov 26, 2022
10:10 Jim Stanford from a CCPA webinar on the current inflationary crisis and the damage being done by the Bank of Canada.
10:50 Juliet Schor on her new book, After the Gig: How the Sharing Economy Got Hijacked and How to Win It Back, from Alternative Radio.
Nov 19, 2022
10:05 Matt Hatfield from Open Media talks about Bill C-244, the “right to repair” bill, and why it’s necessary.
10:25 A report released this week has found a major spike in the BC living wage, especially in Metro Vancouver. We speak with Anastasia French of Living Wage for Families BC.
10:45 Bruce Campbell on the Climate Aligned Finance Act, brought by Senator Rosa Galvez to end the widespread backing of fossil fuels by Canadian financial institutions.
11:10 We talk with Jens Wieting of Sierra Club BC about the biodiversity crisis in BC and the upcoming COP 15 conference in Montreal in December.
11:35 Roger Emsley of the Against Port Expansion Community Group talks about a proposed massive port expansion on the Fraser estuary at Deltaport.
Nov 12, 2022
10:05 Lawyer Caitlin Shane of Pivot Legal tells us why the B.C. committee report on toxic drugs was “another disappointment” for people who use drugs and drug policy advocates.
10:25 City Beat with Ian Mass focuses on the new Vancouver City Council, with Chinatown, anti-Semitism, cops, nurses and much more.
10:45 Medea Benjamin talks about the urgent need for the US to press for negotiations in the war in Ukraine, in a Nov 4 webinar organized by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute.
11:10 Lawyer Laura Berger of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on a huge victory in Quebec Superior Court against police use of racial profiling.
11:35 Economist Alex Hemingway says BC is flush and needs to start spending some of its surplus on programs that will improve life for British Columbians.
Nov 5, 2022
10:10 Ryan Kelpin on Ontario education worker fight back against Bill 28 and the use of the notwithstanding clause of the Charter to deny workers rights.
10:30 City Beat with Ian Mass focuses on a motion before Vancouver City Council to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.
10:55 We speak with Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law about how the federal government is hiding the real cost of the TMX pipeline.
11:15 A discussion of Lula’s historic election victory in Brazil on Democracy Now, with Michael Fox of the Brazil on Fire podcast on Real News Network and Sabrina Fernandes.
Oct 29, 2022
10:05 We talk with journalist Owen Schalk about the new Families Code in Cuba that protects the human rights of disabled people, children and LGBTQ+ people.
10:25 Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle speaks about the first municipal strategy in Canada to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. >> read the report
10:40 Playing Through Fire: Sports In A Time Of Reaction, a talk by Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine at the 2022 Socialism Conference in Chicago, courtesy of Alternative Radio.
11:30 Aaron Vansintjan on The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism, and what degrowth could look like as an alternative.
Oct 22, 2022
10:05 We talk with Dr Norma Dunning about her new book on the system of numbered discs for Inuit in Canada, titled Kinuavit: What’s Your Name?
10:30 “Unveiling the Chilly Climate: The Suppression of Speech on Palestine in Canada”. We dive into this report with co-author Sheryl Nestel.
10:55 Redeye City Beat reporter Ian Mass reviews four Lower Mainland election races where progressive candidates were trying to capture City Hall.
11:15 Jeremy Corbyn on Green Industrial Revolution.
In a highly engaging bonus episode from the podcast series Planet B: Everything Must Change, Dalia Gebrial interviews the former leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
Oct 15, 2022
10:05 We speak with Tim McSorley of the International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group about the need for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement.
10:25 Lorraine Chisholm speaks with Ben Parfitt about concerns with the export of wood pellets from BC to the UK where they are burned to generate electricity.
10:50 An extended conversation with Brett Scott, author of Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto, and the War for Our Wallets, from the Upstream podcast.
Oct 8, 2022
10:05 Ian Mass, Redeye’s City Beat reporter, highlights four Lower Mainland races where progressive City Council candidates are trying to capture City Hall.
10:30 We speak with Jennifer Wickham about defending Wet’suwet’en territory as CGL prepares to drill for its fracked gas pipeline.
11:00 Yves Engler joins us to discuss a recent victory in the campaign to end recruiting for the Israeli military in Canada.
11:20 In this year’s Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture, Marjorie Griffin Cohen looks at the blind spots in economic thinking that devalue the care economy.
Oct 1, 2022
10:05 We talk with Celia Haig-Brown about the new book Tsqelmucwilc: The Kamloops Indian Residential School - Resistance and a Reckoning.
10:35 Andrew Longhurst on his report on rise of corporate medicine in British Columbia, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - BC.
10:50 A conversation with Leslie Kern, author of Gentrification is Inevitable and Other Lies, just published by Between the Lines.
11:15 Adrienne Montani of First Call discusses a municipal election toolkit to advocate for policies that benefit children and youth.
11:40 Bill McKibben discusses the reversal of U.S Senator Joe Manchin's ‘giveaway’ to the fossil fuel industry, from Democracy Now.
Sept 24, 2022
10:05 We talk with Hayley Gray and Elad Tzadok about their new documentary, Unarchived, about the handful of community archives across British Columbia.
10:25 In this week's City Beat, Ian Mass takes us on a tour of nine of the eleven political parties running candidates in Vancouver's municipal election.
10:45 Michael Bueckert speaks with us about his new report on how Canada votes against the advice of its foreign affairs experts when it comes to Palestinian rights.
11:10 We talk with Mahtab Laghaei of the Hot Pink Paper Campaign about their policy asks on behalf of marginalized communities in Vancouver.
11:35 A Democracy Now interview with UK professor Kehinde Andrews, author of a recent piece in Politico titled I Don’t Mourn the Queen.
Sept 17, 2022
10:05 In the first of two episodes from Below the Radar , host Am Johal speaks with veteran independent filmmaker Lizzy Borden.
11:00 In the second episode from this podcast, Johal sits down with educator, writer, and public scholar Walidah Imarisha.
10:40 In two excerpts from Democracy Now, a look back at the life of Barbara Ehrenreich, who died September 1.
Sept 10, 2022
10:05 To mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a Democracy Now roundtable discussion about the legacy of British colonialism.
11:00 The fourth and final episode of The Trip Diary, a podcast series from Below the Radar.
Sept 3, 2022
10:05 A conversation with Samuel Stein, author of Capital City and the Real Estate State, from the National Radio Project's show, Making Contact.
10:50 To celebrate the centenary of radical historian Howard Zinn, we play an Alternative Radio episode featuring a 2002 recording of Zinn speaking with students at the University of New Mexico.
Aug 20, 2022
10:05 A look at bail reform in the state of Texas in an episode from the National Radio Project's show, Making Contact in collaboration with pocast partners, 70 million.
10:50 In the third episode of A Trip Diary from Below the Radar podcast, Steve Tornes speaks with Councillor Tony Valente and Dr. Meghan Winters talks about cycling, advocacy, and street allocations.
Aug 13, 2022
10:05 Planet B: Everything Must Change. Episode 6 Debt.
In the final episode of Planet B, the program examines the climate debt owed by the most polluting nations in the global north to those who have contributed the least to climate breakdown.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
11:10 Bonus Content from Planet B: Jayati Ghosh on Escaping the Debt Trap.
Aug 6, 2022
Redeye is pre-empted this morning for a special all-day program to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence.
July 30, 2022
10:05 Planet B: Everything Must Change. Episode 5 Migration.
Dalia Gebrial explores the countless ways in which climate breakdown is driving the displacement of people .
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
11:10 Bonus Content from Planet B: Harsha Walia says the fight against climate breakdown requires us to imagine a world without borders.
July 23, 2022
10:05 Garth Mullins looks at drug decriminalization in BC in the latest episode of the Crackdown podcast: The Iron Law.
10:50 White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer, and Politics; and How To Hold Back The Ocean, two episodes from the National Radio Project's show, Making Contact.
July 16, 2022
10:05 In the first episode of A Trip Diary from Below the Radar podcast, Steve Tornes speaks with Lori Macdonald and Sadia Tabassum about transit-based mobility through an equitable lens.
10:45 In the second episode, A City in Transit, Steve Tornes speaks with Dr. Peter V. Hall about the research project, Employer Transit Subsidy Study.
July 9, 2022
10:05 Planet B: Everything Must Change. Episode 4 Water.
Harpreet Kaur Paul finds out how capitalism has fundamentally changed our relationship with water, from the commodification of the seas to the race to discover deep-sea oil and gas reserves.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
11:15 Bonus Content from Planet B: Māori activist Tina Ngata explains why the fight against climate breakdown must involve a radical rethink of our relationship with the ocean.
July 2, 2022
10:05 Below the Radar host Am Johal speaks with Genevieve LeBaron, Director of the School of Public Policy at SFU, about Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and the Global Supply Chain.
10:45 A lecture by University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer on the causes and consequences of the Ukraine war, recorded Jun 6.
June 25, 2022
10:05 Planet B: Everything Must Change. Episode 3 Infrastructure.
In the third episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, host Dalia Gebrial finds out why infrastructure has become a touchstone for climate movements across the global north.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
11:15 Bonus Content: Planet B: Kate Aronoff on What America's Climate Role Should Be.
June 18, 2022
10:05 From the Below the Radar podcast, David Lester talks about his new graphic history, Prophet Against Slavery: The Story of Benjamin Lay.
10:45 Two episodes from Crackdown with Garth Mullins: Goodbye Greg and You Will Not Destroy Me.
June 11, 2022
10:05 Shauna Sylvester speaks with Below the Radar host Am Johal in their episode From Dialogue to Action.
10:50 The Pseudo-Science of Whiteness, and Escaping The Narcissism of The American Dream, two episodes from the National Radio Project's show, Making Contact.
June 4, 2022
10:05 Planet B: Everything Must Change. Episode 2 Land.
In the second episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, Harpreet Kaur Paul finds out how the way we’re using land is both accelerating the climate crisis and violating the rights of local communities.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
11:15 Bonus Content: Planet B: Julian Brave NoiseCat on Apocalypse and Indigenous Resistance
May 28, 2022
10:05 Below the Radar host Am Johal in conversation with Kevin Bruyneel, author of Settler Memory: The Disavowal of Indigeneity and the Politics of Race in the United States
10:55 From Alternative Radio, Chronicles of Dissent, David Barsamian's latest conversation with Noam Chomsky.
May 21, 2022
10:05 In an episode from the podcast Below the Radar, host Am Johal speaks to David Spaner, author of Remembering BC’s 1983 Solidarity Uprising.
10:55 Commute. Pollute. Repeat. What are we working for? In the first episode of Planet B: Everything Must Change, host Dalia Gebrial tackles the future of work.
A podcast from Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in collaboration with Novara Media. Planet B: Everything Must Change.
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. >> read the report
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 >> BC Government Royalty Review
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 here.
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. >> find out how to offer support
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. >> actions in Canada >> actions in North America
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. >> support the legislation
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. >> register for a free VTU info session on REITs at 11am Feb 6
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.