Public Eye Radio
British Columbia's only weekly radio show covering politics in Canada's westernmost province, hosted Sunday mornings on CFAX 1070 by award-winning investigative journalist Sean Holman.
Canadian Association of Journalists president Mary Agnes Welch discusses a historic Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of press freedom. British Columbia Civil Liberties Association litigation director Grace Pastine talks about national security issues. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_27-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Civil rights lawyer Cameron Ward discusses the issue of prosecutorial independence. Provincial New Democrat legislator Guy Gentner talks about his new online radio show. Victoria city councillor Lynn Hunter tells us why she believes referenda are an "affront to representative democracy." And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, Bob Russell and Monday Magazine's Jason Youmans - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

We catch up with provincial New Democrat environment critic Rob Fleming just as he's leaving to attend the climate change talks in Copenhagen. Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association Western vice-president Mark von Shellwitz discusses his campaign against the harmonized sales tax. First Call provincial coordinator Adrienne Montani talks about a controversial Canadian submission to the United Nations. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Former provincial New Democrat leadership candidates Craig Keating and Steve Orcherton discuss the future of their party. Sierra Club of British Columbia executive director George Heyman shares his thoughts on the government's green energy advisory task force. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Sheila Orr and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-Dec-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

British Columbia Association for Community Living director Michael Prince discusses provincial government legislation that "expels the voices of people with disabilities and their families" from Community Living British Columbia's board of directors. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

We speak with Ken Wu about his decision to step aside as the Western Canada Wilderness Committee's Victoria campaign director. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Former parliamentarian Randy White discusses why he's backing the provincial Conservatives. Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati talks about why he's running for the federal Liberals in Okanagan-Coquihalla. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Dave Obee, Bob Russell and Paul Willcocks - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Nov-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:47am EDT

We'll speak with Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton about his bid for federal office. His opponent, New Democrat parliamentarian Denise Savoie talks about federal funding to opposition ridings. Provincial housing and social development critic Shane Simpson discusses questions about the government's commitment to "meaningful" illegal gaming investigations. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:46am EDT

We speak with federal Conservative Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca candidate Troy DeSouza about how much credit politicians can take for the distribution of government monies. Surrey city councillor Tom Gill joins us to discuss his decision on whether to support the expansion of a gaming facilities in Surrey - a decision that's been playing out across British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

We speak with media critic Marc Edge about the "meltdown" of Canwest Global Communications Corp. Former BCTV reporter Harvey Oberfeld shares his thoughts on breakup of Asper Nation. Provincial New Democrat Vancouver-Kensington executive member Stephen Elliott-Buckley discusses his initiative to reform British Columbia's opposition party. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Bob Russell - debate the week that was in provincial and federal politics.
Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_11-Oct-09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT