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Each week host and producer Andrew Longhurst provides listeners with an alternative look at our changing urban spaces in this weekly urban affairs show. The program includes news, interviews, discussions, documentaries, and music. You'll find critica

Latest Episodes

The Survivors' Totem Pole: Constructing A Lasting Symbol of Resistance, Persistence and Inclusion in the Downtown Eastside

The Survivors' Totem Pole will be raised by Downtown Eastside communities to serve as a lasting symbol for those struggling for social justice. On the program, we hear speakers from the June 28th Survivors' Totem Pole Open House provide background to the project and discuss its significance for communities who have and continue to experience oppression.

-1 s2014 JUL 9
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The Survivors' Totem Pole: Constructing A Lasting Symbol of Resistance, Persistence and Inclusion in the Downtown Eastside

Local Filmmaker Aims to Document Little Mountain Social Housing Struggle

David Vaisbord discusses the importance of the Little Mountain story and his campaign to create a documentary film to showcase the community and residents' struggle against the BC government over Vancouver's first social (public) housing development and the ultimate victory.

-1 s2014 JUN 18
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Local Filmmaker Aims to Document Little Mountain Social Housing Struggle

Ricochet to Shake Up the Corporate Media Landscape

On the program, we discuss a new independent media organization, a new model of independent media, and a new media platform to connect Anglophone and Francophone Canada ? Ricochet. In the second half of the program, we hear about Vancouver public school students standing up for their teachers.

-1 s2014 JUN 11
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Ricochet to Shake Up the Corporate Media Landscape

From Emergency Services to Permanent Solutions: Addressing Youth Homelessness

One in five shelter users are youth. 25 to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness self-identified as LGBTQ, and 40 to 70% of homeless youth have mental health issues compared to 10 to 20% of housed youth. On the program, we discuss the crisis of youth homelessness in Canada and how we might better respond to the problem. Dr. Stephen Gaetz is associate professor in the faculty of education at York University in Toronto and he is the director of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network. He is the author of a new report ? Coming of Age: Reimaging the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada.

-1 s2014 JUN 4
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From Emergency Services to Permanent Solutions: Addressing Youth Homelessness

Understanding the BC Teachers' Strike and the State of Public Education in BC

Former Vancouver School Board Trustee Jane Bouey discusses the state of public education in BC and Vancouver, provides the context to the current strike and lockout, and provides an update on the Vancouver School Board's work on updating their sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

-1 s2014 MAY 28
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Understanding the BC Teachers' Strike and the State of Public Education in BC

Realizing the Right to Adequate Housing

Miloon Kothari is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, and he spoke at Simon Fraser University - Woodward's on July 9, 2012. Mr. Kothari's talk is titled 'The Right to Adequate Housing: From Practice to Policy to Practice'. He discusses his work as Special Rapporteur, the similar (and distinct) challenges facing a variety of countries and cities, and how this right can be realized. Thank you to SFU?s Vancity Office of Community Engagement for permission to broadcast this talk.

-1 s2014 MAY 21
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Realizing the Right to Adequate Housing

'Red Zones' and Vancouver's Criminal Justice System

On the podcast, we discuss the rise of administration of justice offences ? typically breaches of bail and probation ? in Canada and BC, and use of particular spatial practices in Vancouver?s criminal justice system. Are particular criminal justice practices setting marginalized groups up to fail in the criminal justice system? And how do they affect how people negotiate urban spaces?

-1 s2014 MAY 14
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'Red Zones' and Vancouver's Criminal Justice System

The Best and Worst Place to be A Woman in Canada

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report ? The Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada: An Index of Gender Equality in Canada?s Twenty Largest Metropolitan Areas. On the program, we discuss the findings with the author of this recent study. Kate McInturff is a senior researcher at the CCPA and director of their initiative on gender equality and public policy ? Making Women Count.

-1 s2014 APR 30
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The Best and Worst Place to be A Woman in Canada

Existing Affordable Housing at Risk: Housing Co-op Sector Faces Looming Crisis as Federal Agreements Expire

Between now and 2017, one quarter of housing co-operatives in BC will lose rent-geared-to income subsidies for low-income members as federal housing agreements end. Over 1500 households will face a crisis as their homes become unaffordable. On the program, we discuss this situation and how this affects the affordable housing landscape in Vancouver, across BC and Canada.

-1 s2014 APR 23
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Existing Affordable Housing at Risk: Housing Co-op Sector Faces Looming Crisis as Federal Agreements Expire

Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land

Urban geographer Nicholas Lynch discusses the findings of a recent study showing an increasingly divided metro Vancouver region and a disappearing middle class. We?re revisiting this important discussion from April 2013. Urban social geographer Nicholas Lynch is co-author of Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land: Socio-Spatial Income Polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005. The report was originally published in October 2012 by the University of Toronto?s Cities Centre. The research presents worrisome trends, with an increasingly divided Vancouver and a disappearing middle class. We discuss the social geography of polarization across the region, the implications, and possible policy solutions.

-1 s2014 APR 2
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Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land

Latest Episodes

The Survivors' Totem Pole: Constructing A Lasting Symbol of Resistance, Persistence and Inclusion in the Downtown Eastside

The Survivors' Totem Pole will be raised by Downtown Eastside communities to serve as a lasting symbol for those struggling for social justice. On the program, we hear speakers from the June 28th Survivors' Totem Pole Open House provide background to the project and discuss its significance for communities who have and continue to experience oppression.

-1 s2014 JUL 9
Comments
The Survivors' Totem Pole: Constructing A Lasting Symbol of Resistance, Persistence and Inclusion in the Downtown Eastside

Local Filmmaker Aims to Document Little Mountain Social Housing Struggle

David Vaisbord discusses the importance of the Little Mountain story and his campaign to create a documentary film to showcase the community and residents' struggle against the BC government over Vancouver's first social (public) housing development and the ultimate victory.

-1 s2014 JUN 18
Comments
Local Filmmaker Aims to Document Little Mountain Social Housing Struggle

Ricochet to Shake Up the Corporate Media Landscape

On the program, we discuss a new independent media organization, a new model of independent media, and a new media platform to connect Anglophone and Francophone Canada ? Ricochet. In the second half of the program, we hear about Vancouver public school students standing up for their teachers.

-1 s2014 JUN 11
Comments
Ricochet to Shake Up the Corporate Media Landscape

From Emergency Services to Permanent Solutions: Addressing Youth Homelessness

One in five shelter users are youth. 25 to 40% of youth experiencing homelessness self-identified as LGBTQ, and 40 to 70% of homeless youth have mental health issues compared to 10 to 20% of housed youth. On the program, we discuss the crisis of youth homelessness in Canada and how we might better respond to the problem. Dr. Stephen Gaetz is associate professor in the faculty of education at York University in Toronto and he is the director of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network. He is the author of a new report ? Coming of Age: Reimaging the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada.

-1 s2014 JUN 4
Comments
From Emergency Services to Permanent Solutions: Addressing Youth Homelessness

Understanding the BC Teachers' Strike and the State of Public Education in BC

Former Vancouver School Board Trustee Jane Bouey discusses the state of public education in BC and Vancouver, provides the context to the current strike and lockout, and provides an update on the Vancouver School Board's work on updating their sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

-1 s2014 MAY 28
Comments
Understanding the BC Teachers' Strike and the State of Public Education in BC

Realizing the Right to Adequate Housing

Miloon Kothari is the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, and he spoke at Simon Fraser University - Woodward's on July 9, 2012. Mr. Kothari's talk is titled 'The Right to Adequate Housing: From Practice to Policy to Practice'. He discusses his work as Special Rapporteur, the similar (and distinct) challenges facing a variety of countries and cities, and how this right can be realized. Thank you to SFU?s Vancity Office of Community Engagement for permission to broadcast this talk.

-1 s2014 MAY 21
Comments
Realizing the Right to Adequate Housing

'Red Zones' and Vancouver's Criminal Justice System

On the podcast, we discuss the rise of administration of justice offences ? typically breaches of bail and probation ? in Canada and BC, and use of particular spatial practices in Vancouver?s criminal justice system. Are particular criminal justice practices setting marginalized groups up to fail in the criminal justice system? And how do they affect how people negotiate urban spaces?

-1 s2014 MAY 14
Comments
'Red Zones' and Vancouver's Criminal Justice System

The Best and Worst Place to be A Woman in Canada

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report ? The Best and Worst Place to be a Woman in Canada: An Index of Gender Equality in Canada?s Twenty Largest Metropolitan Areas. On the program, we discuss the findings with the author of this recent study. Kate McInturff is a senior researcher at the CCPA and director of their initiative on gender equality and public policy ? Making Women Count.

-1 s2014 APR 30
Comments
The Best and Worst Place to be A Woman in Canada

Existing Affordable Housing at Risk: Housing Co-op Sector Faces Looming Crisis as Federal Agreements Expire

Between now and 2017, one quarter of housing co-operatives in BC will lose rent-geared-to income subsidies for low-income members as federal housing agreements end. Over 1500 households will face a crisis as their homes become unaffordable. On the program, we discuss this situation and how this affects the affordable housing landscape in Vancouver, across BC and Canada.

-1 s2014 APR 23
Comments
Existing Affordable Housing at Risk: Housing Co-op Sector Faces Looming Crisis as Federal Agreements Expire

Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land

Urban geographer Nicholas Lynch discusses the findings of a recent study showing an increasingly divided metro Vancouver region and a disappearing middle class. We?re revisiting this important discussion from April 2013. Urban social geographer Nicholas Lynch is co-author of Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land: Socio-Spatial Income Polarization in Greater Vancouver, 1970-2005. The report was originally published in October 2012 by the University of Toronto?s Cities Centre. The research presents worrisome trends, with an increasingly divided Vancouver and a disappearing middle class. We discuss the social geography of polarization across the region, the implications, and possible policy solutions.

-1 s2014 APR 2
Comments
Divisions and Disparities in Lotus Land
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