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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Haitian parliament suspended, leaving president to rule by decree

March 2, 2015
| President Michel Martelly and the Haitian senate have been unable to agree on law for administering elections. As a result, parliament is no longer sitting and the president is now ruling by decree.
Length: 12:57 minutes (11.86 MB)
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Leaks reveal scope of government spying on Canadians

March 2, 2015
| Recent revelations show that Canada's electronic spy agency analyzes up to 15 million downloads per day. The CSE is also tracking visits to government websites and collecting emails to MPs.
Length: 21:12 minutes (19.42 MB)
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One-woman show tackles story of first Jewish person in Canada

March 1, 2015
| Toronto artist Heather Hermant brings her one-woman show, "ribcage: this wide passage," to Vancouver this week. The performance tells the story of Esther Brandeau who came to colonial Canada in 1738.
Length: 14:20 minutes (13.13 MB)
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Coalition draws up national plan to tackle poverty in Canada

March 1, 2015
| Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world yet millions of Canadians live in poverty. Dignity for All has just published a anti-poverty plan to get this issue on the national agenda.
Length: 11:38 minutes (10.66 MB)
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Women in mariachi music

February 26, 2015
| Traditional mariachi musicians wear black suits with silver buttons down the pant legs and they're all men. But women have been involved in mariachi music for decades.
Length: 15:20 minutes (14.04 MB)
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Why we need to bring back the mandatory long-form census

February 23, 2015
| A private member's bill to bring back the long-form census has reinvigorated discussion about the importance of statistics for effective government.
Length: 09:54 minutes (9.07 MB)
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Canadian family policies stuck in the past

February 23, 2015
| Today's families need child care, parental leave for dads and tax measures that help lower earners -- not income-splitting -- according to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Length: 14:15 minutes (13.06 MB)
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The complete street: A new model for urban planning

February 23, 2015
| Bike lanes, wider sidewalks and lower speed limits are some of the design features that can make a street into a space that is comfortable for all users, not just drivers.
Length: 15:05 minutes (13.82 MB)
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Canadian government attempts to discredit BDS movement

February 22, 2015
| The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel is under fire from Canadian government ministers, who have labelled the campaign anti-semitic.
Length: 13:52 minutes (12.7 MB)
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Understanding Vancouver's transportation referendum

February 22, 2015
| In the middle of March, registered voters in Metro Vancouver will be asked to approve a 0.5 per cent increase to sales tax to fund improvements to the transportation infrastructure in the region.
Length: 18:50 minutes (17.26 MB)