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.

British Columbia Civil Liberties Association policy director Micheal Vonn and British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek discusses the state of accountability in provincial politics. British Columbia children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond shares her thoughts on the state of child care. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_7-Aug-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:23pm EST

Vancouver city councillor Andrea Reimer discusses the need for climate change adaptation. Central Saanich councillor Zeb King talks about his dual role as the associate editor of Saanich Voice Online. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_31-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm EST

Federal Green leader Elizabeth May discusses her party's upcoming convention. Vancouver playright David Bloom and The Tyee's Shannon Rupp discusses a controversial play that allegedly defames the prime minister. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Award-winning scholar and journalist Valerie Alia discusses her book New Media Nation. Independent documentary producer Kai Nagata talks about his Northern Gateway Pipeline-related project. Social media activist and expert Mat Wright shares his thoughts on how Victoria politicians are using tiwtter. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell, Tory Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm EST

Alison Loat, executive director of the think tank Samara, discusses the results of a new study looking at the Canadian media's coverage of politics. London, Ontario software developer Gavin Blair talks about an app he's developed to help citizens better cover city councils. Mike Klassen shares his thoughts on the closure of his popular CityCaucus.com blog. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Jul-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13pm EST

Former Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman talks about his effort to bring the food safety and security show to the small screen. Toronto-based freelance journalist Lia Grainger is back on the show to discuss her coverage of the Occupy movement's extended hibernation. Environmentalist Matt Price opens up about his Project Beaver initiative to encourage civic engagement. And our rabble-rousing panel - Eleanor Gregory, Don Anderson, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_24-Oct-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

Former Fair Voting BC president Bruce Hallsor discusses why electoral reform may be back on the political agenda. The Telegram's political reporter James McLeod talks about the clampdown on freedom of information that's happening in Newfoundland. Richmond city councillor Harold Steves discusses a tall ship with a mission that will soon be visiting British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_17-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

Freelance journalist Arno Kopecky discusses his Oil Man and the Sea project. The New Brunswick Conservation Council's Stephanie Merrill talks about the fracking industry in her province. Globe and Mail contributor Frances Bula shares her thoughts on the necessity for row housing in British Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:37pm EST

Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington, Bob Simpson and John Van Dongen discusses why they voted against Premier Christy Clark's Family Day. Open Data BC's Herb Lainchbury discusses his fight to get more public sector data into the public's hands. Investigative journalist Bilbo Poynter talks about his new column for This Magazine about the stories the media misses. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_3-Jun-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

Cowichan Valley school board chair Eden Haythornthwaite discusses her district's showdown with the ministry of education. Alberta Oil senior editor Jeff Lewis discusses how Premier Christy Clark's push to get a cut of Alberta's oil sands revenue is being received on his side of the Rockies. Up Here Business magazine columnist Doug Matthews shares his thoughts on the Harper administration's push to get oil out of the artic. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_20-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

MLA Bill Bennett talks about his role as the BC Liberal Party's new platform committee co-chair. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics. NDP MLA Harry Lali discusses the review of the government's Members' Conflict of Interest Act. University of Western Ontario media studies professor Romaine Smyth Fullerton shares her thoughts on what the fight between the Toronto Star and Toronto mayor Rob Ford means for the rest of Canada. And our rabble-rousing political panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_13-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EST

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip shares his thoughts on the provincial government's decision to approve the Red Chris mine. Pipeline News North staff writer Jason Waterman talks about new plans for the natural gas being extracted in northeastern British Columbia. John van Dongen discusses his first question in question period as a Conservative MLA. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_6-May-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Ryerson University journalism instructor Lisa Taylor shares the preliminary results of her study on Canada's press councils. Award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk talks about fracking being put on trial in Alberta. Vancouver Observer staff writer Alexis Stoymenoff discusses her reporting on American donations to the Fraser Institute. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EST

West Vancouver-Capilano Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan discusses a proposed new law that will limit British Columbians' ability to launch lawsuits. Robert Holmes, the former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, shares his concerns about that law. New Democrat Gwen O'Mahony talks about her by-election win in Chilliwack-Hope. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Surrey Board of Trade chief executive officer Anita Huberman discusses her push to get the provincial and federal governments to put families first. Former Socred cabinet minister Rafe Mair talks about the need for a consumer affairs ministry. Integrity BC executive director Dermod Travis shares his thoughts on the BC Liberal Party's attempt to involve the public in the creation of its 2013 election platform. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, the Times Colonist's Rob Shaw and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EST

Former premier Bill Vander Zalm gives Premier Christy Clark and the BC Conservatives some unsolicited advice. Susan Harney from the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC discusses her campaign for a national childcare system. Douglas College criminology professor Colin Campbell shares his thoughts on the spread of British Columbia's online gambling technology. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Cranbrook school trustee Trina Aylin and former Saanich school board chair MaryLynne Rimer discuss the challenges school trustees face in advocating for their constituents. West Coast Environmental Law executive director Jessica Clogg shares her thoughts on the Harper administration's crackdown on political activites by charities. Castelgar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff discusses his effort to keep climate action alive at the local level. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Apr-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Documentary filmmaker Damien Gillis discusses accompanying Independent MLAs Vicki Huntington and Bob Simpson on their trip to investigate natural gas development in the Peace River region. Freelance journalist Andrew Stobo Sniderman talks about his recent article in This Magazine on a scandal in the eco movement. Vancouver Magazine's Frances Bula gives us the rundown on her upcoming profile of Premier Christy Clark. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_25-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

The Province's Cassidy Olivier discusses his role in the resignation of Harry Bloy as minister of state for multiculturalism. Samara exeutive director Alison Loat shares her thoughts on why our elected representatives are in need of a job description. Powell River-Sunshine Coast New Democrat legislator Nicholas Simons talks about his concerns regarding a new drive testing program for seniors. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_18-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

University of Victoria environmental law centre executive director Chris Tollefson discusses the potential for more SLAPP against environmental groups in British Columbia. Filmmaker Sandy Mayzell talks about her project to investigate why more women aren't involved in politics. Freelancer Bob Mackin reports on a jobs and investment announcement Premier Christy Clark should have been at. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_4-Mar-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm EST

Former Yukon News editor Richard Mostyn shares his thoughts on why investigative journalism should be killed. Fight HST strategist Bill Tieleman talks about the forced closure of his No HST BC Facebook group with University of British Columbia political science lecturer Raul Pacheko-Vega. MP Nathan Cullen discusses his bid to succeed Jack Layton as leader of the federal New Democrats. And our rabble-rousing panel - Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_19-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Dealth Penalty Information Centre executive director Richard Deiter discusses what impact Canada bring back capital punishment would have on the death penalty debate in the United States. Former Liberal cabinet minister Warren Allmand shares his thoughts on continued public support for capital punishment. British Columbia Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek talks about his thoughts on a push by Canada's information commissioners for more openness by the federal government. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, The Tyee's Andrew MacLeod and Bob Russell - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_12-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Fort Nelson First Nation lands director Lana Lowe discusses the impact natural gas development is having on her community and northeastern British Columbia. Former Society Promoting Environmental Conservation president David Cadman recalls the BC Liberal Party's past opposition to a big natural gas power project. Former Nelson Post editor Chris Sheperd talks about why you should be concerned that rural community reporters are being underpaid. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, David Cubberley the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_5-Feb-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Columbia Journalism Review science editor Curtis Brainard and University of Victoria drug policy research Alan Cassels discuss whether doctors should have to disclose the payments they receive from drug companies. British Columbia Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair talks about a new online newspaper for unionists. The Tyee's energy and equity columnist Andrew Nikiforuk shares his thoughts on why fracking has become a political issue in Alberta but not so much in Briish Columbia. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_29-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EST

University of Victoria law and labour relations professor Ken Thornicroft and journalist Hans Rollman share their thoughts the state of collective bargaining in Canada. Yukon Conservation Society mining coorindator Lewis Rifkind talks about how an increase in commodity prices is leading to a mining boom in his territory. Toronto-Danforth federal Liberal nomination candidate talks about his unique political advertising campaign. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Troy Sebastian, the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_22-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

University of Victoria political science professor Warren Magnusson discusses his new book Seeing Like A City. Honest Appalachia co-founder Jim Tobias talks about how Wikileaks-like Website can bring greater accountability at the local level. The Tyee's film critic Dorothy Woodend shares her thoughts on The Iron Lady, a bio pic on former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Bob Russell, Troy Sebastian and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_15-Jan-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EST

Agricultural land commission co-founder Harold Steves discusses how the signing of a First Nations treaty two years ago has opened the door to the destruction of farmland. Rabble.ca technology columnist Wayne MacPhail shares his thoughts on the civil society implications of wearable media. Huffington Post Canada business writer Rachel Mendleson talks about her publication's reporting on income inequality in this country. And our rabble-rousing panel - David Cubberley, Eleanor Gregory the Times Colonist's Dave Obee and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the week that was in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_8-Jan-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Provincial third party leaders John Cummins and Jane Sterk give year-end interviews. And our rabble-rousing panel - Don Anderson, Eleanor Gregory, Bob Russell and Allan Warnke - share their thoughts on the year that was and the year that will be in provincial and federal politics.

Direct download: Public_Eye_Radio_1-Jan-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST