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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Municipal governments required to do more with less money

October 30, 2014
| Cities in Canada are getting significantly less money from higher levels of government. At the same time, municipal governments are paying more than their share of housing, policing and water costs.
Length: 14:05 minutes (12.91 MB)
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The Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations

October 29, 2014
| When the waters of Shoal Lake were diverted to provide drinking water for the city of Winnipeg, the community of Shoal Lake 40 became an island, cut off from services and transportation.
Length: 11:33 minutes (10.59 MB)
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Need for right to healthy environment in Canada's Constitution

October 26, 2014
| More than 110 countries recognize their citizens' right to a healthy environment. A recent report by Ecojustice argues that Canadians are in urgent need of the same right.
Length: 17:20 minutes (15.88 MB)
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Scathing report by environment commissioner falls on deaf ears

October 26, 2014
| Canada is failing on numerous issues of environmental protection and reneging on international commitments. When Julie Gelfand pointed this out, she attracted the ire of the federal government.
Length: 09:55 minutes (9.08 MB)
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Wikipedia not welcoming environment for women

October 26, 2014
| A survey by the Wikipedia Foundation discovered that more than 85 per cent of editors are men. Wikipedia Edit-a-thons are one attempt to address this imbalance, but women are still holding back.
Length: 11:52 minutes (10.88 MB)
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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)