Redeye

Redeye

On the issues of the day - political, social and cultural - Redeye digs deeper. Open your ears to alternative voices. Hear incisive and challenging interviews with activists and progressive thinkers. Produced by an independent media collective, broadcasting over 35 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
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Impact of Airbnb on rental vacancy rates

June 22, 2016
| Karen Sawatsky says there are over 1,000 entire units being used exclusively for short term rentals in Vancouver and that this is contributing to the city’s rental housing crisis.
Length: 15:51 minutes (14.52 MB)
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Port expansion threatens Crab Park on Vancouver waterfront

June 22, 2016
| Crab Park has a beach, acres of green space and a stunning view of the North Shore mountains. That view is threatened by Port of Vancouver plans for expansion to the Centerm container terminal.
Length: 13:41 minutes (12.54 MB)
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105 Keefer crucial in fight against development in Vancouver's Chinatown

June 15, 2016
| 105 Keefer Street is in the heart of Chinatown, an area facing the same intense development pressures as Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Plans for a 13-storey tower don't sit well with local residents.
Length: 14:25 minutes (13.2 MB)
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Tens of thousands of Tamils still displaced in Sri Lanka

June 15, 2016
| Seven years after the end of a devastating civil war in Sri Lanka, the northern province still looks as if the conflict ended yesterday. Tamil refugees have petitioned the Oakland Institute for help.
Length: 14:35 minutes (13.36 MB)
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Think Before You Appropriate

June 14, 2016
| Cultures have always exchanged ideas with each other. But sometimes the exchanges more closely resemble theft. The IPinCH project has produced a guidebook on appropriation from First Nations cultures.
Length: 16:01 minutes (14.67 MB)
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New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

June 13, 2016
| 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.
Length: 16:26 minutes (15.05 MB)
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Health Canada considers allowing use of prescription heroin

June 10, 2016
| There are encouraging signs that the Liberal government will take a radically different approach to harm reduction. Pivot Legal says prescription heroin is a crucial tool in addiction treatment.
Length: 12:17 minutes (11.26 MB)
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Exploding the myth of the peaceable kingdom

May 31, 2016
| The official story sees Canada as a shining beacon spreading its enlightened code of ethics through a dark world. Richard Sanders says we believe this because we're suffering from the Canada Syndrome.
Length: 30:18 minutes (27.75 MB)
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Mixed-ability dance pushes boundaries of art form

May 16, 2016
| All Bodies Dance Project brings together people with and without disabilities to explore movement as a means of creative expression. Naomi Brand explains the challenges and joys of inclusive dance.
Length: 15:13 minutes (13.94 MB)
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Responding to economic critiques of the Leap Manifesto

May 11, 2016
| The Leap Manifesto has been called divisive, naïve and economically unsustainable. Christopher Majka says these critiques are rooted in a misunderstanding of what the Manifesto aims to do.
Length: 18:10 minutes (16.64 MB)