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Tune in for insightful work on niche topics. For season 3 we keep it local with work on refugee detention in Vancouver, housing, sexual assault policy, the drug war and more. Subscribe on iTunes & Stitcher!!

Tune in for insightful work on niche topics. For season 3 we keep it local with work on refugee detention in Vancouver, housing, sexual assault policy, the drug war and more. Subscribe on iTunes & Stitcher!!
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Tune in for insightful work on niche topics. For season 3 we keep it local with work on refugee detention in Vancouver, housing, sexual assault policy, the drug war and more. Subscribe on iTunes & Stitcher!!

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English


Episodes

Worse Than Prison: How Vancouver Detains Non-Citizens

6/28/2018
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The shared downtown VPL building complex on Georgia Street is filled with shelves of books, laughing kids and an array of community programs. The complex is also home to a government tower, housing a prison-like detention facility; temporarily holding non-citizens en-route to holding cells underneath YVR airport or provincial jails. In Canada it is legal to detain non-citizens—including children—without formal trial or criminal charges. In this Orwellian exposé, you’ll hear lawyers and...

Duration:00:12:55

The Young and the Resistant

5/4/2018
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From the BBQ meat fights in the 1970s to the 105 Keefer Street fight today, youth have always been resisting legislated and social discrimination in Vancouver's Chinatown. The Young and The Resistant follows the stories of past and present youth organizers; Paul Yee, Ramona Mar, Yulanda Lui, and Amanda Wan. Though Chinatown has changed, there is one thing that connects these resistant youth across time. This doc was made possible by the Quan Lee Excellence Fund for Asian Canadian and Asian...

Duration:00:11:25

Full Disclosure

5/3/2018
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In a time and a place not far from our own; in an electoral campaign no one expected to remember, some founding myths about Canadian progressive politics are put to the test. This documentary follows the story of the candidate at the centre of an unlikely scandal, and raises some uncomfortable questions about the tenets of our secular democracy. By Zoe Power

Duration:00:17:55

Uprising in Exile: Vancouver's Tibetan Community Demands Freedom Outside the Chinese Consulate

5/2/2018
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On March 10th, 1959, Tibetans rose up in Lhasa to protect His Holiness the Dalai Lama from perceived threat. As a result, the Chinese Army—still in the process of colonizing Tibet—opened fire on innocent Tibetans, killing thousands. This audio documentary brings listeners outside Vancouver’s Chinese consulate, where Tibetan-Canadians gather every March 10th to honour those slain on Uprising Day in 1959 and to demand an end to human rights abuses inside Tibet today. by Rehmatullah Sheikh

Duration:00:12:44

Aftermath

5/1/2018
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In 2016, Ji-Youn made headlines after dropping out of UBC to start a non-profit advocating for better mental health services in post-secondary institutions. Many have heard her story, but few know where it’s at now. This audio documentary brings listeners up-to-date by exploring the public’s perception of Ji-Youn’s infallible courage and tenacity. Aftermath is a story about the harsh truth of mental health and Ji-Youn’s own, ongoing journey for inner well-being. By Sam Peng & Cheryl Liu

Duration:00:21:42

We Ain’t Going Nowhere

4/27/2018
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These days Metrotown is a hub of construction and new condos. While towers soar up to the sky, some tenants are receiving eviction notices on the grounds that landlords have acquired demolition or renovation permits. Despite the authority of these eviction notices, not all residents are accepting them without a fight. Julia Farry's "We Ain’t Going Nowhere" is a story of strength in numbers. It documents the ongoing push back from communities in Maple Ridge who are willing to take big risks...

Duration:00:17:40

Heart of Bronze

4/26/2018
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A statue of an old man went missing one night from his usual place on a park bench in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. Heart of Bronze investigates who did it and why. In this endearing story, romance prevails for those least expecting as listeners learn of an epic prank with a hidden, sweet purpose. by Nora Becker & Kenzie Hoffman

Duration:00:06:32

Policy #131 – Where are we Now?

4/25/2018
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Policy #131 – Where are we Now? is a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of UBC’s sexual assault policy and its implementation. Producers Sam and Tintin wade through complicated bureaucratic and institutional roadblocks to investigate Policy #131. Through a collection of interviews with AMS executives and SASC employees they present a nuanced story of the policy’s challenges, successes, shortcomings and most importantly, what lies ahead. by Tintin Yang & Samantha McCabe

Duration:00:28:30

Living the Bunk Bed Dream

4/24/2018
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A desperate need for seasonal workers, coupled with dumps of powder and pumping parties have made Whistler a gap-year wet dream. However, there is one catch—finding a place to crash in Whistler is nearly impossible. In this audio doc a group of Danish girls take us on an intimate Whistler room-tour, and a Kiwi named Ben lets us in on how Whistler has become the ideal environment for scam and exploitation. By Sofie Hagland

Duration:00:11:05

No More Drug War

4/23/2018
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No More Drug War covers a rally and march for the National Day of Action on the overdose crisis in Vancouver on Tuesday February 20, 2018. Participants called for the decriminalization of drugs and a transfer of government resources from enforcement of drug laws to treatment of health and addiction issues. By Ryan Patrick Jones

Duration:00:07:31

The Legacy of Ataturk

1/8/2018
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The popularity of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Republic of Turkey, reverberates thousands of miles away from Istanbul or Ankara. When the University of British Columbia held a commemoration event for Mustafa Kemal on the 79th anniversary of his passing, we set out to explore how the Turkish community remembers his legacy and perceives his reforms that have often split historians and critics. 'Democracy Watch' reporter Rehmatullah Sheikh also inquires about Turkey’s strengthening...

Duration:00:30:00

The Spy Store (Season 2 Bonus Episode)

10/12/2017
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"The Spy Store" produced by Josh Gabert-Doyon, is an investigation into spying and the mysterious Spy Store on the corner of Broadway and Burrard. A spy pen, lonely walking trips, late night delusions, parking headaches, and an undercover mission, this doc features Brit Bachmann, Ben Stephenson, and Liam Dolan. "The Spy Store" originally aired on CIVL, and was produced as part of the CIVL Mini-School, supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. Josh Gabert-Doyon works with the radio...

Duration:00:45:00

Truth and Reconciliation

6/28/2017
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This documentary is about Canada’s reconciliation with its First Nations, told through the eyes of one woman in particular: Gunargie O’Sullivan a trans-generational survivor of the residential school system, raised by a non-indigenous family. Regaining contact with her native culture and her family as an adult, she now works as a broadcaster and an activist. We hear her tell her own story and include clips of her work and her family. Through these voices, we consider the progress of...

Duration:00:29:54

Vancity Wavs

6/26/2017
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These days Canadian music is in vogue. But Vancouver often doesn’t get its due recognition. In truth, Vancouver is not known for hip hop, but interviews with CiTR / The Beat alumni Flipout and Jay Swing reveal a story hidden in plain sight. Led by the infamous story of Rascalz' chart-topping single, Northern Touch, Vancity Wavs touches on the state of hip hop in Vancouver, where it's from and where it's going, brought to you from two people who were there.

Duration:00:23:52

Some Stories about Chinatown's Tunnels

6/13/2017
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In a young city like Vancouver, history is a hot commodity. The city’s heritage is easily forgotten under the din of new real estate developments and the sanitized image of a world-class city. While it was once a centre of the city’s late-night scene, the haunts of the Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood echo a history of anti-Asian racism that has lasted more than a hundred years. Some Stories about Chinatown’s Tunnels investigates reports of a tunnel network under Vancouver’s Chinatown...

Duration:00:17:53

Some Stories about Chinatown's Tunnels

6/12/2017
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In a young city like Vancouver, history is a hot commodity. The city’s heritage is easily forgotten under the din of new real estate developments and the sanitized image of a world-class city. While it was once a centre of the city’s late-night scene, the haunts of the Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood echo a history of anti-Asian racism that has lasted more than a hundred years. Some Stories about Chinatown’s Tunnels investigates reports of a tunnel network under Vancouver’s Chinatown...

Duration:00:17:53

It's Not Easy Crossing Oceans

6/7/2017
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This documentary explores the challenges of international students, along with UBC’s drive to become more “international” and global minded. By breaking down a personal story of logistical struggles to reaching Canada, along with the administration’s view of these problems, the documentary establishes a necessity of becoming a diverse campus lying not in tolerance, but understanding difference. It features interviews of International Student Development officials, as well as the UBC Global...

Duration:00:19:39

Activists of Academia

6/5/2017
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Universities are known to be a hotbed for debate and protest. However, UBC seems to have a complex relationship with activism. In 2013, a string of on-campus sexual assaults were a catalyst for feminist activism on campus. Three years later, an eerily similar situation arose, yet there was relative quiet in terms of student response. What causes this cycle of feminist activism and apathy at UBC, and can it ever be broken? Produced by Sydney Soldan for CiTR Docs Season 2. Find more info here:...

Duration:00:22:50

Comedy and Catharsis

5/31/2017
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The death of Robin Williams sparked discussion about the seeming link between comedy and depression; but what role does stand-up play in catharsis and healing for Vancouver’s comedians? Produced by Nick Pannu for CiTR Docs Season 2. Find more info here: http://www.citr.ca/radio/citr-documentaries/

Duration:00:14:25

Everything's Alt-Light

5/29/2017
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Delving into the murky, oblique domain of contemporary “free speech” movements, this documentary wrestles with the real-world implications of online culture wars. Using unofficial UBC student group the Free Speech Club as a case study, it aims to examine and understand the personal motivations behind modern right wing discourse. Who are the people engaged in an ideological war with progressives? Peeling back layers of internet irony and anonymity, we hear from victims of online harassment...

Duration:00:24:43