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Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.

Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.
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Listeners tune in for the latest local and provincial news, sports, traffic and weather. Interviews, panel discussions and entertainment information round out this lively and relevant show.




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October 19, 2018 - Podcast

We reached out to every single mayoral candidates and asked everyone the same four questions: Who are you?What do you think is wrong with the city of Vancouver? What's your best idea to fix it? And, we asked each for a song. Hear This Hour has 21 Candidates.


October 18, 2018 - Podcast

What do you do if an earthquake strikes and you're in charge of the Canada line? Hear from Ronald Powell is the General Manager of the Canada Line and Teron Moore is with Ocean Networks Canada. Tom Henheffer, the executive director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression on Jamal Khashoggi's final column. Lindsay Wong author of The Woo Woo: How I survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons and My Crazy Chinese Family.


October 17, 2018 - Podcast

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson shares what his party would be doing differently on three big issues burbling to the surface this week, the legalization of recreational marijuana, the speculation tax, and campaign finance rules for the municipal elections. --- Marilyn Gladu, Conservative MP for Sarnia-Lambton and the official opposition's health critic, on legalizing recreational marijuana. --- Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation and how the...


October 16, 2018 - Podcast

Adam Palmer, chief of the Vancouver Police Department and president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, on cannabis legalisation --- Quantum physicist Dominic Walliman explains rocket ships to 4, 5-year-olds in his Professor Astro Cats series --- Are little white lies ok or are you sending a dark message to your kids? Amy Bell is back with her latest Parental Guidance.


October 15, 2018 - Podcast

B.C.'s legendary salmon run is well underway, but scientists warn the iconic fish faces an uncertain future.Hear Natalya Melnychuk, event manager for Salute to the Sockeye --- Our Political Panel with convenes with Amy Robichaud, a political consultant for the BC Liberal Party, Sat Harwood, Chair of the BC Green Party. And, Moe Sihota , a former BC NDP cabinet minister. They talk cannabis legalisation and the municipal election. ---- Richard Stewart, who is seeking re-election as mayor of...


October 12, 2018 - Podcast

What do Indigenous rights means in the face of a Supreme Court of Canada case that says Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people before drafting laws? Hear NDP MP Romeo Saganash. Canada's minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett responds to questions about Canada's duty to consult Indigenous people on Trans Mountain and legislation. Federal Minister of Border Security and Organised Crime Reduction Bill Blair on cannabis legalisation.


October 11, 2018 - Podcast

We wrap up our series "Election Cycle" with a bike ride with out-going mayor Gregor Robertson. B.C.'s Minister of Transportation Claire Trevena responds to a report indicating fatalities have increased on B.C. roads where speed limits were raised in 2014. Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, an Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, on the B.C. and federal government's role in the United Nations declaration that secures...


October 10, 2018 - Podcast

The City of Vancouver is expanding voting opportunities and adding homeless shelters and social service drop-in centres to the list of voting locations. CBC reporter Angela Sterritt caught up with Paul Hendren, the election lead with the City, at Oppenheimer Park. The United Nations scientific panel on climate change has delivered a dire warning regarding current efforts to avert catastrophic climate change. Hear Canada's minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna....


October 9, 2018 - Podcast

SubTerrain Magazine is celebrating 30 years, editor in chief Brian Kaufman shares how it all started at his kitchen table and how the magazine has grown. Been Mayor, Done That! Former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and former Vancouver mayor Mike Harcourt tackle the importance of mayoral debates during the election. Jill Atkey is the CEO of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association on barriers to creating more affordable housing and how to break those barriers down.


October 5, 2018 - Podcast

Story producer Rohit Joseph on the how and why Metro Vancouver ended up with largely white city councils despite having some of the most ethnically diverse populations in the country. Richmond mayoral candidates responding to concerns that so called mega-homes are making agricultural land values soar and putting land out of the reach of farmers. Hear mayoral candidates Donald Flintoff, Roy Sakata, and current mayor Malcolm Brodie. And, Nadia Murad, one of the new winners of Nobel Peace...


October 4, 2018 - Podcast

South of the Fraser reporter Jesse Johnston brings the story of Nina Graham, whose dedication to fitness at age 89 has created a community of healthy seniors. Haisla / Heiltsuk writer Eden Robinson on her second novel in the Trickster trilogy, Trickster Drift. And, the series Election Cycle continues with Conservative MP, and Coalition Vancouver mayoral candidate, Wai Young.


Reconcile This Language Revitalization

Reconcile This columnist Angela Sterritt talks to Polaris Prize Winner Jeremy Dutcher, Edge of the Knife co-director Helen Haig-Brown, First People's Cultural Council's language programs manager, Aliana Parker and minister for Indigenous relations and reconciliation, Scott Fraser.


October 3, 2018

Retired Supreme Court justice Frank Iacobucci has been appointed to head Indigenous consultations on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. What should that look like? We speak to Indigenous resource lawyer Merle Alexander. * On Metro Matters, we take a closer look at three of the candidates for mayor in Surrey with our municipal affairs reporter, Justin McElroy.


October 2, 2018

Prime Minister Trudeau, BC premier John Horgan and others announced the finalizing a 40-billion-dollar LNG project for northern BC. We ask BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver for his reaction. * An investigation into suspected voter fraud in Surrey, attack ads rolling out and a little bit of name calling all show the municipal election races are starting to get a little dirty as we head into the last couple weeks of campaigning. Our Been Mayor, Done That panel weighs in on just how ugly it...


October 1, 2018

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has been delayed for an FBI investigation. We speak with local sociologist Indira Prahst has been watching the case unfold. * What will the new USMCA mean for farmers, consumers... and the environment? We'll speak with Sophia Murphy, a BC-based adviser with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. * The BC Legislature is back in session and there's plenty to discuss. We've assembled our political panel to talk about the LNG...


September 28, 2018 - Podcast

The legacy of Vancouver master printmaker Anna Wong from her brother Maurice Wong and co-curator Jennifer Cane of the exhibit "Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads". How are high end development projects shaping the communities in West Vancouver and the waterfront? Hear from mayoral candidates Christine Cassidy, and Mark Sager. And, Steve Young used to be a comedy writer on The Late Show with David Letterman. He lets us into his obsession with the industrial musical in the documentary "Bathtubs...


September 27, 2018 - Podcast

Ajay Puri, co-founder of Changemakers Vancouver, on diversity in municipal elections. Director Kim Nguyen on his feature film The Hummingbird Project about greed and the world of high-frequency trading in New York. Majed El Shafi, a human rights advocate whose organisation has been working to free Yazidi women from ISIS enslavement. In our series Election Cycle, a ride with current city councillor, and Yes Vancouver candidate, Hector Bremner.


September 26, 2018 - Podcast

Bob Chamberlain on the VPD's report on street checks. Bruce Blair, nuclear security expert at Princeton University and a former Air Force launch control officer, on today's nuclear threat, And, our Metro Matters reporter Justin McElroy on the Richmond election.


September 25, 2018 - Podcast

Love-Ese Chile, a Vancouver-based bio-plastics specialist and consultant on plastic waste in oceans. Been Mayor, Done That! with former Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and former Vancouver mayor Mike Harcourt on the issue of crime. And, Vancouver author Anosh Irani's latest play tackles the harsh realities of immigrating to Canada in today's world.


September 24,, 2018 - Podcast

Award-winning Canadian author Elizabeth Hay on her new book, All Things Consoled, A Daughter's Memoir. It paints a vivid portrait of her parents and her experience becoming their caregiver in their final days. This October is the 25th anniversary of B.C.'s first Nobel Laureate, Michael Smith. Hear Michael Smith's son Tom about the legacy of his father and the impact he's had on B.C.'s health sector. And, Catherine Tait took over as the president of the CBC earlier this summer. We'll talk to...