Lorraine Chisholm

Podcast
Mar 8, 2011
Redeye

Women and digital culture

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Redeye talks with DJ Betti Forde, one of the curators of the Utopia Festival in Vancouver. The festival aims to encourage women to get involved in the male-dominated field of technology.
Podcast
Feb 3, 2011

What led to the uprising in Egypt

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Stephen Zunes joins us on Redeye to talk about the Mubarak regime, the Egyptian economy and the Obama administration's response to the pro-democracy movement in the streets.
Podcast
Jan 6, 2011

Stopping animal research at UBC

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UBC conducts extensive research on a variety of animals, including pigs, primates, cats and rabbits. Much of that research is funded by the public, through taxpayer dollars and student fees.
Podcast
Dec 23, 2010
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How a millionaire got the working-class vote in Toronto

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Millionaires Rob Ford and Don Cherry painted themselves as blue-collar guys at Ford's inauguration in early December. Brian Topp says they are a lot smarter than progressives give them credit for.
Podcast
Dec 18, 2010
Redeye

Get That Freak

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Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is legal in Canada, kids in high school who identify or are identified as queer experience constant harassment and bullying.
Podcast
Nov 11, 2010

Protests against Canadian involvement in Tibetan mine

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The Canada Tibet Committee was outside the shareholder's meeting for China Gold International Resources in Vancouver in October, bringing attention to the Canadian mining industry's role in Tibet.
Podcast
Nov 10, 2010
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Rob Ford and the rise of the municipal right

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On Oct. 25, Toronto residents elected Rob Ford as mayor in an election that saw a higher than usual voter turnout. He ran on a platform of cutting social spending and taxes.
Podcast
Nov 8, 2010

Wear a white poppy for peace

Redeye
In 1933 the Women's Cooperative Guild in the U.K. used a white poppy to remember all the casualities of war, not only the soldiers. Teresa Gagne is distributing white poppies in B.C.
Podcast
Nov 8, 2010

Fighting for green space in East Vancouver

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In the north-east corner of the city, there's a highly contested 182-acre piece of land that local residents are determined to convert to a community-oriented park.
Podcast
Nov 5, 2010

Inequality hurts us all

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A book by two British epidemiologists finds that whole societies, from top to bottom, are worse off if there's a wider gap between rich and poor.
Podcast
Oct 30, 2010

Celebrating community health centres

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The first community health centres were set up in the 1920s. Today there are over 300 across the country, mainly in Ontario and Quebec. Madeline Boscoe is executive director of REACH in Vancouver.
Podcast
Oct 6, 2010
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Afghan war enters ninth year

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Derrick O'Keefe talks with us about the recent fraudulent elections, war crimes charges against U.S. soldiers and Blackwater training Canadian soldiers.
Podcast
Aug 10, 2010
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Unsung heroes in the struggle for Medicare

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The name of Tommy Douglas is synonymous with the birth of universal healthcare in Canada. But grassroots activists in the community clinic movement also played a major role.
Podcast
Aug 6, 2010

Assessing global responses to the food crisis

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In 2007 and 2008, high food prices threatened the livelihoods of billions of people worldwide. A new report looks at how effective the response of governments and organizations was to this crisis.
Podcast
Aug 3, 2010
Redeye

Conservatives shutting down prison farms

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Farms have operated in Canadian prisons for more than 100 years. The farms provide meaningful work experience for inmates and contribute to local food sustainability. But they are all slated to close.
Podcast
Jun 1, 2010

Forest agreement will not save woodland caribou

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The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement has been hailed as a historic deal that could save a significant amount of caribou habitat. Stan Boutin is a biologist in Alberta.
Podcast
Jun 1, 2010
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Alternatives to Growth

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The de-growth movement says that efficiency is not the panacea for our ecological woes -- in fact, it has led to a major increase in our ecological footprint. Conrad Schmidt explains how.
Podcast
Jun 1, 2010
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Synthia: First artificial life form

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The creation of life made to order in a lab opens a Pandora's Box, according to Pat Mooney of the ETC group. He argues there's much more at stake than we might think.
Podcast
May 16, 2010

A new vision for community TV

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Catherine Edwards thinks it's time for cable companies to open up their airways to communities to create programming. Edwards is with CACTUS, an advocacy group for public access broadcasting.

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