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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Addicted to gambling revenues

December 30, 2008
| Governments across Canada are making billions of dollars from gambling. Zeus Yaghi says they've got their heads in the sand about the social costs.
Length: 15:59
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Bikes for everyone

December 24, 2008
| A non-profit bike shop in Vancouver recycles and refurbishes bikes and provides them at little or no cost to people who need them.
Length: 13:19
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Haliburton’s Army

December 24, 2008
| The U.S. military now routinely outsources translation and intelligence gathering. We speak with journalist Pratap Chatterjee, author of an upcoming book on contracting out in the military.
Length: 19:46
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Protecting the Flathead Valley

December 24, 2008
| A pristine wilderness valley straddling the Canada – U.S. border is threatened by coal strip mining and coalbed methane drilling. Momentum is growing to have it protected as a national park.
Length: 10:42
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Militant teachers union in Puerto Rico heads off raid

December 22, 2008
| The Service Employees International Union lost their battle to represent 36,000 teachers in Puerto Rico.
Length: 11:51
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Protecting the ocean

December 21, 2008
| Greenpeace is asking for 40 per cent of the international high seas to be set aside in marine protected areas. They say it’s the only way to preserve healthy ecosystems and a living ocean.
Length: 17:08
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Challenges facing small towns in BC

December 20, 2008
| British Columbia’s resource-based economy means that smaller centres are especially vulnerable to changes in the economy
Length: 14:54
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Two perspectives on legalizing prostitution

December 20, 2008
| Sheila Jefferys is a feminist author and activist in Australia. Gunilla Ekberg is a feminist lawyer and activist in Sweden. They share their perspectives on prostitution laws in their two countries.
Length: 27:24
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Ontario Power's nuclear energy plans

December 20, 2008
| The Ontario Power Authority is planning to use old reactors to build up to 14,000 megawatts of capacity by 2025.
Length: 13:33
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Private police in public places

December 19, 2008
| We talk with the author of a recent study looking at the impact of private security forces on homeless and under-housed Vancouver residents.
Length: 12:45