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Tips for top nerd holiday gifts | Nov 25 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Buying holiday gifts for geeks is fraught, especially for the non-geeky. It's so very easy to buy not just the wrong thing, but precisely the wrong thing. Wayne MacPhail is here to help.
1960s counter-culture and anarchism in Vancouver | Nov 25 2015 | Redeye Collective | Larry Gambone was part of the Yippie movement in Vancouver. His recent memoir "No Regrets" has just been published by Black Cat Press.
Béguinage of Lierre / begijnhof van Lier, Flanders - Belgium
After Paris, a Canadian in Flanders hopes for another 'Christmas Truce' | Nov 25 2015 | Craig Gibson | A personal essay of a Canadian touring the battlegrounds of the Great War while Paris, and the world, recovers from terror.
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Settler colonialism and genocide in the U.S. | Nov 23 2015 | Redeye Collective | Roxanne Dunbatr-Ortiz is an Indigenous activist and scholar based in San Francisco. Her most recent book is An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. She spoke in Vancouver on October 27.
Haida Gwaii: The Edge of the World | Nov 23 2015 | Redeye Collective | Film director Charles Wilkinson travelled to Haida Gwaii and found a community of people living a sustainable life independent of corporate rule and extreme resource extraction.
LSPIRG's "I Am Not A Costume" Campaign Pictures
LSPIRG's 'I Am Not A Costume' campaign against cultural appropriation | Nov 20 2015 | Dan Kellar | Mohammad Akbar discusses LSPIRG's "I Am Not A Costume" campaign and the negative reactions to it, from vandalized posters to online harassment. We also discuss safe space and free expression.
Overthrow the system! The fight for women's rights needs a socialist revolution | Nov 19 2015 | Faline Bobier | The historic battles for women's rights are well documented, so why are we still fighting the same fights? If we truly want progressive change, we need a new revolution.
Federica Foglia on Politics, Relationships, and Social Change
Federica Foglia on politics, relationships and social change | Nov 19 2015 | Face2Face | Federica and I have a wonderful time together chatting about politics, relationships, "common sense," art and why she's not shy about controversy.
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Crossing the digital divide with free Wi-Fi in Vancouver's DTES | Nov 18 2015 | Alyse Kotyk | Residents in low-income neighbourhoods often have limited access to much-needed Internet services. One team in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is seeking to address this issue.
My Personal Canada - storytelling podcast Hosted by TK Matunda
An introduction... | Nov 18 2015 | TK Matunda | On this first episode of My Personal Canada, TK Matunda sits down with her mom -- Grace Matunda -- to talk about her arrival to Pearson and the challenges of the first years in Canada.
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After Paris, now comes the assault on privacy | Nov 18 2015 | Wayne MacPhail | Having our eyes and hearts opened by the heinous attacks in Paris shouldn't also blind us to the more covert attacks on our civil liberties that may come as a second wave assault.
Drones, Whistle Blowing and Justice
Tonje Hessen Schei and Brandon Bryant on drones, whistleblowing and justice | Nov 17 2015 | Face2Face | Join in as we talk about Tonje's new important film "Drone," truth, Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and how it's been misunderstood, the greater good, freedom, choice and responsibility.

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