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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The true cost of Medicare

January 13, 2009
| We are told that healthcare costs are spiralling out of control and that our healthcare system is not sustainable. Sean Burnett crunches the numbers and comes to a different conclusion.
Length: 14:30
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Obama’s foreign policy team

January 11, 2009
| Hilary Clinton, Robert Gates, Rahm Emanuel - Barack Obama’s recent appointments suggest that there’s going to be little change in U.S. foreign policy, at least in the short term.
Length: 18:59
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Libel chill

January 6, 2009
| A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal means that what you say in the privacy of your own home could get you sued for libel and defamation.
Length: 15:27
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Informing Canadians about prescription drug risks

December 30, 2008
| Neither doctors nor patients are paying enough attention to Health Canada’s warnings about certain drugs. Alan Cassels says Health Canada needs to work on its communication techniques.
Length: 13:11
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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