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The Dogwood Podcast: A Radio Show for the Resistance

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Victoria, BC


Made with love in beautiful B.C., the Dogwood podcast brings you to the front lines of the biggest political battles around our province's land, air and water. Through stories and strategy, our guests will give you the tools to make a difference in your community.








July 31, 2017: Kinder Morgan myths busted!

Dogwood's pipeline and tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison takes on ten of the most popular myths about Kinder Morgan's expansion project, with help from economists Robyn Allan and Marc Lee, as well as UBC Law professor Jocelyn Stacey and Dogwood's communications coordinator, Christina Smethurst. You can find out more information at www.DogwoodBC.ca/km-myths

Duration: 00:33:35

June 2017: Where is this ship headed?

In the first episode since the provincial election, B.C. is still in rocky waters. SFU political scientist David Moscrop joins host Kai Nagata to explain what’s going on in the legislature and what could happen next. Director of Organizing Laura Benson hops aboard to explain what’s happening with the Citizens’ Initiative now that a new government is in sight. And Sophie Harrison, Arie Ross and Lisa Sammartino sail by to chat about the future of Dogwood’s campaigns.

Duration: 00:43:35

April 30, 2017: The B.C. Election

In this election edition of the Dogwood podcast, Kai Nagata debriefs Christy Clark's great flip-flop on U.S. thermal coal with Arie Ross. Lisa Sammartino breaks down last week's leaders' debate and discusses the role of political donations in the campaign. And "resident youth voter motivation expert" Sophie Harrison talks about what Dogwood is doing to help Get Out the Vote.

Duration: 00:21:54

March 31, 2017: Dirty donations, dirty coal

Kai Nagata digs deeper into B.C.'s growing donation scandal, exploring the relationship between Christy Clark's donors and her decisions, with help from Lisa Sammartino and Sophie Harrison. Arie Ross explains how U.S. thermal coal gets a free ride through B.C. at the expense of our health and environment. And, meet Dogwood's newest organizer, Mike Soron, who has come on board to help with the upcoming initiative.

Duration: 00:36:04

Feb 24, 2017: Union of BC Indian Chiefs, British Columbians make the call

Preparations are underway for the Citizens' Initiative. Neskonlith Chief Judy Wilson, Dogwood's Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison, Fight HST campaigner Cheryl Baron and North Island organizer Dave Mills join Kai Nagata to chat about their part in the plan to stop Kinder Morgan. Also, Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino breaks down the new political donation legislation and what British Columbians can do to help it pass.

Duration: 00:33:51

The First Ever Dogwood Podcast

Join Dogwood’s Kai Nagata as he checks in with Tankers campaigner Sophie Harrison and director of organizing Laura Benson about Dogwood’s plan to stop Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Ban Big Money campaigner Lisa Sammartino discusses Christy Clark’s 2016 donations, and Beyond Coal campaigner Arie Ross tells us what impact President Trump will have on U.S. thermal coal being exported through B.C. ports. Got name ideas for our new podcast? Tweet @dogwoodbc!

Duration: 00:34:12