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Podcast
Nov 23, 2011

Vancouver slumlord sued by 11 more ex-tenants

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Pivot lawyer Doug King talks about 11 more ex-tenants who are launching legal action against slumlord George Wolsey. We also talk to two tenants about their experiences.
Podcast
Nov 17, 2011

Know your rights cards, 10 years on

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Katrina Pacey talks with Paul Ryan about the original Pivot publication, the statement for police rights card which has been produced since July 2002.
Podcast
Nov 14, 2011

Why criminalizing clients won't work

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Lawyer Katrina Pacey talks to Paul Ryan about why street-level sex workers would be just as unsafe if laws were introduced to criminalize sex work clients.
Podcast
Nov 11, 2011

Solutions to Vancouver's homelessness crisis

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In the run-up to municipal elections on November 19, Ivan Drury explains 3 easy steps that would be easy for city hall to implement to solve the homelessness crisis, at almost no cost to taxpayers.
Podcast
Nov 3, 2011

Carlotta Gurl and Pivot

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Drag Queen Carlotta Gurl talks about why she supports Pivot's advocacy for marginalized people in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on the eve of Passion for Justice in Vancouver.
Podcast
Oct 15, 2011

Downtown Eastside Magic

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Hope in Shadows project director Paul Ryan talks to this year's Hope in Shadows Photography Contest winner Kim Washburn after the recent opening of the annual exhibition at the Pendulum Gallery.
Podcast
Sep 26, 2011

YIMBY kit launched to fight NIMBYism

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The YIMBY kit was launched in Vancouver over the weekend. We talk with Pivot's Darcie Bennett and Johanna Suttor-Doerksen from the Salsbury Community Society.
Podcast
Sep 17, 2011

New Vancouver sex work report

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Katrina Pacey talks about what is -- and more importantly, what isn't -- in the new report put out by the City of Vancouver on sex work in the city.
Podcast
Sep 10, 2011

Homelessness in Vancouver

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David Eby is Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association. A former lawyer with Pivot Legal Society, he co-published Cracks in the Foundation in 2006.
Podcast
Jul 29, 2011

A home for everyone: Homelessness in Vancouver

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Vancouver City Councillor Ellen Woodsworth talks to Pivot's Laura Drake about how to tackle homelessness in Vancouver. Also: Lawyer Scott Bernstein talks to city council about homelessness.
Podcast
Jul 12, 2011

Brutality alleged by DTES residents

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Pivot Legal Society has launched a Human Rights Complaint and civil suits on behalf of three men who allege they were beaten up by private security guards who patrol Vancouver's Harbour Centre mall.
Podcast
Jun 22, 2011

HIV, Law and Human Rights

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Vancouver lawyer Elin Sigurdson talks to Pivot's Laura Drake about attending the third annual Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights.
Podcast
Jun 11, 2011

Hope in Shadows 2011: The camera return site

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This week, Paul Ryan interviews people on location at the Hope in Shadows camera return site in Vancouver, about photographs they have taken for the Hope in Shadows calendar.
Podcast
May 26, 2011

Community groups shut out of Missing Women's Inquiry

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Public interest groups and organizations working with women in the Downtown Eastside were shocked by an unexpected decision to deny them funding to participate in the Missing Women's Inquiry.
Podcast
May 11, 2011

Vancouver homeless shelters close

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Sean Spear from Raincity Housing talks about the need for permanent year-round shelters as a first point of contact for hard to house people.

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