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 25 years on Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
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Provincial and federal governments approve Site C dam project

October 22, 2014
| The Site C dam would flood 83 kilometres of the Peace River, putting wildlife habitat, agricultural land and First Nations heritage site under hundreds of metres of water.
Length: 12:57 minutes (11.87 MB)
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Clear link between poverty, disease and early death

October 22, 2014
| If you are poor, you're likely to suffer more and die sooner from whatever ailments you have. A recent panel examined the links between poverty and bad health.
Length: 47:11 minutes (43.21 MB)
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Student financial aid overly complex, not equal

October 19, 2014
| Jordan Maclaren looked into the intricacies of student aid from province to province across Canada. She found huge variability in grants, parental contributions and debt reduction strategies.
Length: 11:21 minutes (10.4 MB)
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Mandatory minimum sentences increase costs, fail to reduce crime

October 13, 2014
| The number of crimes in Canada that are subject to mandatory minimum sentencing is growing exponentially. Civil liberties lawyers argue that mandatory minimums are both ineffective and unjust.
Length: 16:11 minutes (14.83 MB)
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Federal government failed to prevent Lac Mégantic disaster

October 13, 2014
| Bruce Campbell says that railway companies fundamentally re-wrote the rule book on operating rules in 2008, changes which were then approved by Transport Canada over the objections of the union.
Length: 16:05 minutes (14.74 MB)
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Privacy concerns over Canadian universities outsourcing email services

October 12, 2014
| Canadian universities are outsourcing their email storage and transmission to Microsoft and Google, leading to concerns that US intelligence services could gain access to private information.
Length: 18:17 minutes (16.75 MB)
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Forget corporate social responsibility, reverse corporate tax cuts

October 12, 2014
| Since 1984, the corporate tax rate has dropped from 47% to 15%. Larry Haiven says that corporations should leave social responsibility to governments and simply pay their fair share of taxes.
Length: 11:04 minutes (10.14 MB)
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Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

October 10, 2014
| Jen Rustemeyer and Grant Baldwin tackle the issue of food waste in a film about what happened when they stopped buying groceries for six months and survived exclusively on discarded food.
Length: 15:38 minutes (14.32 MB)
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Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change

October 10, 2014
| In his book, Don’t Even Think About It, long-time British environmental activist George Marshall explores the psychological mechanisms that lead to people refusing to take climate change seriously.
Length: 12:51 minutes (11.77 MB)
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Canadian mining company sues government of El Salvador

September 20, 2014
| Oceana Gold is demanding $300 million in compensation following the 2009 decision by the El Salvadorean government not to issue metal mining permits.
Length: 14:49 minutes (13.57 MB)