poverty

Podcast
May 9, 2017

When your city hates poor and homeless people

Talking Radical Radio
Stephen Harrison and Ashley Mollison talk about defensive architecture, a tent city, and pushing back against hostility to poor and homeless people in Victoria, B.C.
Blog
Apr 26, 2017
Toronto robs from the poor.

Toronto 'robs from the poor': OCAP report

Cathy Crowe
Activist group the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty shows that the City is holding back $18 million dollars from homelessness programs.
Podcast
Apr 20, 2017
Jessica Sikora, John Clarke, Avi Lewis, Guy Caron and Josephine Grey

Universal basic income: Yea or nay?

Needs No Introduction
Will a guaranteed basic income release people from the poverty trap or keep them in it? A spirited debate exploring the issues from both sides and all points between.
Podcast
Nov 5, 2016
Basic income performance - Bern, Switzerland 2013

Basic income: The devil is in the details

Redeye
Basic income is in the news right now, with governments from Alberta to Quebec in support of the idea. Economist David Macdonald says it's critical to pick the right model to actually reduce poverty.
Podcast
Oct 31, 2016
Mapping segregation: New York 2015

Poverty and segregation endemic in U.S. cities

Redeye
Black poverty rates are double those of whites. One in three Black men has a felony record. U.S. cities are deeply segregated. Police killings have their roots in the system, says Paul Street.
Podcast
Jun 13, 2016

New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

Redeye
A new study using data from the National Household Survey shows 60% of Indigenous children on reserve live below the poverty line. We speak with Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.
Podcast
Apr 11, 2016
Rules Are For The Poor… Suckers!

Rules are for the poor… suckers!

Green Majority Radio
The Panama Papers scandal is all over the news, but what are the implications for the environment, and possibly more importantly why does no one seem surprised?
Podcast
Mar 17, 2016

Renewed interest in idea of guaranteed annual income

Redeye
For a short period of time in the 1970s, the government of Manitoba gave the people of Dauphin a guaranteed annual income. The results were remarkable. Now this idea is being talked about again.

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