A progressive take on current events. Produced by an independent media collective at Vancouver Cooperative Radio.
How to protect your community when the mining industry comes to town
If a mining company comes into a community to prospect for a mine and community members don’t want it there, they have to hit the ground running. A new book is going to make it a whole lot easier to do that. Unearthing Justice is a comprehensive guide on how to protect your community from the mining industry. We speak with author Joan Kuyek, founding national coordinator of Mining Watch, Joan Kuyek.
A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency
It’s 2020, and Canada is not on track to meet our greenhouse gas emissions targets. To do so, we’ll need radical systemic change to how we live and work—and fast. How can we ever achieve this? Top policy analyst and author Seth Klein reveals we can do it now because did it before during the Second World War. We speak with Seth Klein about how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed for Canada’s own Green New Deal.
Let's Ride: Make Public Transit BC Wide
British Columbians relied heavily on a private carrier until Greyhound abandoned its BC routes in 2018, stranding thousands of highway bus users. What’s left is a dysfunctional patchwork of privately-owned bus services, private charters, taxis and local transit. A new campaign is calling for the provincial government to create a unified system that will guarantee all British Columbians essential transit access to the rest of the province. We talk with Maryann Abbs of Let's Ride: Make Public Transit BC Wide.
Race, class, and the silent epidemic of pedestrian deaths
In the United States, Black and Latino pedestrians more likely to get hit by a car than white pedestrians They are less likely to own cars and more likely to take transit and walk. Plus, Black and Latino neighborhoods are passed over for safety improvements that white communities have the political clout to secure. These are some of the facts in a new book by journalist Angie Schmitt called Right of Way: Race, Class and the Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America. We spoke with Angie Schmitt in September.
A feminist recovery plan for Canada
A new report points out that women, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse people are at the forefront of Canada’s pandemic response. More than half of women workers are concentrated in occupations known as the 5Cs: caring, cashiering, catering, cleaning and clerical functions. It says women need to be centred in Canada’s economic recovery efforts going forward. A Feminist Recovery Plan for Canada is co-authored by YWCA Canada. We speak with Anjum Sultana of the YWCA.
Non-federal levels of government could act on decriminalization of drugs
Municipal and provincial levels of government say that their hands are tied when it comes to bringing about decriminalization of drugs in their jurisdictions. But that’s not true, according to a new report by Pivot Legal. Author Caitlin Shane says there are simple actions that non-federal levels of government can take to reduce the harms of criminal sanctions for drug users.
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