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A progressive take on current events. Produced by an independent media collective at Vancouver Cooperative Radio.

    City Beat: Growth plans for Metro Vancouver, fossil fuel divestment and more

    City Beat: Growth plans for Metro Vancouver, fossil fuel divestment and more

    Metro Vancouver is planning to accommodate another million people in the next 20 years. City Beat’s Ian Mass runs us through how the region plans to do this. Also, in this episode, pressures on SRO housing from the new St. Paul’s Hospital location and the push to divest the city from fossil fuels.

    • 18 min
    Redressing historical wrongs against Japanese Canadians in BC

    Redressing historical wrongs against Japanese Canadians in BC

    In November last year, the National Association of Japanese Canadians delivered a report recommending key actions to address the historic wrongs committed against Japanese Canadians. In this episode, elder and human rights campaigner Mary Kitagawa talks about the intangible harms of internment. Following that, Judy Hanazawa, president of the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens Association, talks about the recommendations for redress.

    • 20 min
    Residents of False Creek South face uncertain future as leases expire

    Residents of False Creek South face uncertain future as leases expire

    False Creek South embodies Vancouver’s progressive planning policies of the 1960s and 1970s. Its unique mix of social housing, coops and strata units is now under threat as the majority of housing units are built on City land. Sharon Yandle and Nathan Edelson are with the False Creek South Neighbourhood Association. They join us to discuss the future of this area in a city where densification is the byword of the day.

    • 18 min
    UN committee urges Canada to halt construction of Site C, Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain

    UN committee urges Canada to halt construction of Site C, Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain

    A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major projects in BC as they do not the free, prior and informed consent of impacted Indigenous groups. The committee on the elimination of racial discrimination monitors a convention to end racial discrimination signed by countries including Canada, and is calling for a suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Site C dam and Coastal GasLink pipeline. We speak with Kukpi7 Judy Wilson of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

    • 13 min
    Low-emission food system key to addressing climate crisis and farm crisis

    Low-emission food system key to addressing climate crisis and farm crisis

    A new report by the Canadian Farmers Union says that farm mechanization has driven farm incomes down and greenhouse gas emissions up. NFU president Katie Ward says the only way out of the farm crisis and the climate crisis is a more diversified farm landscape that will lower emissions and produce more local food. In this episode, she explains how those changes could come about.

    • 17 min
    Study finds income inequality in Canada still gendered and racialized

    Study finds income inequality in Canada still gendered and racialized

    Canada’s population is increasingly racialized. Unfortunately, the rapid growth in the racialized population is not being matched by a corresponding increase in economic equality, according to a new study released in December. We talk to Sheila Block, one of the authors of Canada’s Colour-Coded Income Inequality, and a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario office.

    • 10 min

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