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00:01 TUESDAYS (MONDAYS 23:59)
8 PM WEDNESDAYS
Cablecast on Shaw Cable 4 in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley
INTRO - MOLLY CARON & IMTIAZ POPAT
UNITE HERE LOCAL 40 - SHERATON AIRPORT HOTEL WORKERS
MATTHEW De MARCHI - UNION ORGANIZER, HOTEL STAFF: ANA WONG JEAN HARVEY
RAVEN AND HUMMINGBIRD TEA COMPANY
HOST: PATRICIA KELLY
NDP FALSE CREEK RIDING - 1ST TRANSGENDERED CANDIDATE: MORGANE OGER
HOST- IMTIAZ POPAT
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HEREDITARY TRIBAL CHIEF
HOST: EUGENE CRAIN
MARCY SCHATER & CATHY DOHMANN
HOST: GUNARGIE O'SULLIVAN
FIBROMYALGYA WELLSPRING FOUNDATION
CHERYL YOUNG, NIGEL THOM, MICHAEL RUBIN,
HOST: KELLY REABURN
PASTOR RANDY BARNETSON
FOUR SQUARE CHURCH - DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE VANCOUVER
HOST: GARY OLVER
SCAP - SPECIALIZED COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
TED KHUN HOUSING SUPPORT - SURREY, BC
CANADIANS FOR FOR RECONCILIATION
CHINESE & FIRST NATIONS GRAVE SITES BENEATH THE SITE OF A
NEW WESTMINSTER SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPANSION/ CONSTRUCTION LOCATION
EXTRO/ CREDIT ROLL
MOLLY CARON & IMTIAZ POPAT
INTERVIEWED BY IMTIAZ POPAT
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
INTERVIEW BY PATRICIA KELLY
ROBERT CHAPLIN - AUTHOR/ ARTIST
INTERVIEW BY GARY OLVER
RAYCAM COMMUNITY CENTRE
INTERVIEW BY GUNARGIE O'SULLIVAN
ABORIGINAL TOURISM ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
INTERVIEW BY EUGENE CRAIN
CANADIAN TAXPAYERS’ ASSOCIATION
INTERVIEW BY KELLY REABURN
INTERVIEW BY IMTIAZ POPAT
BONNIE NISH- AUTHOR / EDITOR
LORRAINE WHITE- WILKINSON
INTERVIEW BY MOLLY CARON
ACCESS TV REVIEW / PROMO
HOMELESS CAMP HASTINGS STREET / THORNTON PARK
DEMOVICTIONS OF BURNABY APARTMENTS
PIGEON PARK TOTLEM RAISING
CARVER: SKUNDAAL / BERNIE WILLIAMS
Intro with Molly Caron and Imtiaz Popat
Police sweeps and arresting the homeless street vendors, Burnaby demolition
North Dakota First Nations - Dakota Access Pipeline-
Dani and Lizzy - Open Mic - At Shop Wrong
Dancing in the Sky by Dani and Lizzy
Dedication to Jessie Olver Sanderson Sept 22-1992-Sept 30, 2016
Nimkish - performs at Fairview Pub- Mondays and Wednesdays at 8PM at 898 West Broadway.
Heiltsuk Territory Fuel Spill - Community Update Oct 13, 2016
Tugboat going down with fuel polluting the water? Livelihoods off seafood.
Radio : Think NDN, Big Brother Canada TV Program contestant, inspire.ca
Interview by Gunargie O'Sullivan
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Adrian Dix - MLA Vancouver Kingsway
Public Schools closures, class sizes, special needs, firing of the Vancouver School Board.
Parents Action Network.
Interview by Kelly Reaburn.
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Michael Alexander - Downtown Waterfront Working Group
Interview by LJ Meijer
2822 - 3213
Cree Nisgaa' Clothing
Facebook : Creenisgaa Clothing
Artists: Linda Lavallee & Patrick Stewart
Interview by Eugene Crain
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Nile Coffee - Ugandan Coffee - Isaac Madhvani
Interview by Steve Lytton
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Musician Bif Naked - New book: I, Bificus
Interview by Christine Blanchette
4212 - 4536
Food for Thought
Squash & rutabaga
Interview by Imtiaz Popat
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Farina Jaffer Jeraj - I Cheat At Meditation
interview by Sherry Duggal
Barrier-Free BC- Rob Sleath
Interview by Ryan Irwin
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Extro - Molly Imtiaz
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LAWYER TIM LOUIS TALKS ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES ON SKYTRAIN GATES FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED ABILITY- IN CONVERSATION WITH KELLY REABURN
EATING HEALTHY AT THE CAVEMAN CAFE AT 88 EAST PENDER STREET
OWNER BAHRAM HEIDUR IN CONVERSATION WITH GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN AND GARY OLVER
HOT TOPICS - SINGER SONG WRITER MUSICIAN MURRAY PORTER IN CONVERSATION WITH HOST EUGENE CRAIN
16:06 - 21:40
HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL TERRY HUNTER IN CONVERSATION WITH DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE PERFORMER VSTEVE LYTTON
ELEVEN YEAR OLD DANIEL BISSONETTE -PUBLICATIONS DANIEL’S BREAKFAST BURST, THE GIVING CHILD- THE MAGICAL CHILDREN’S TALE
THE IMPORTANCE OF EXTRAORDINARY ANTS.
VIEWS AND OPINION ON THE MONSANTO CORPORATION
23:34 - 28:45
2016 VANCOUVER ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
BARBARA LEE AND GRACE CHIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ACCESS HOST IMTIAZ POPAT
DANCER THERAPIST & HEALING ARTIST TANNIS HUGILL IN CONVERSATION WITH ACCESS HOST SHERRY DUGGAL
33:53 - 37:51
JUNITA THAKORLAL OF GUJARATI SOCIETY /VANCOUVER NAVRATRI FESTIVAL
ROHIT CHOKHANI = VANCOUVER DIWALI FESTIVAL
37:52 - 51:45
BARBARA JACKSON AND EARLE PEACH AS SONGTREE PERFORMING PALACES OF SAND
51:46 - 54:28
CHRISTINE BLANCHETTE AT RUNNING STORE DISTANCE RUNWARE FOR RUNNING TIPS
2015 TRACKS - 7TH CANADIAN COMMUNITY PLAY AND ART SYMPOSIUM
SEPT 2016 ACCESS TV
HOSTS: MOLLY CARON & IMTIAZ POPAT
INTRODUCTION - IMTIAZ POPAT & MOLLY CARON
DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE NEIBOURHOOD HOUSE - WILLIAM DAMON & TEREZ SZOKE
PANEL DISCUSSION ON POVERTY - WHEN ENDS DON’T MEET
7:14 - 11:38
NEIL SELF OF SCOTIABANK AIDS WALK TO THRIVE
FAROUQ MANJI - ISMALI WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH
11:39 - 19:32
MP JENNY KWAN - CRAB BEACH EXPANSION
19:33 - 23:52
HOT TOPICS - EUGENE CRAIN -
A TRIBE CALLED RED AT PNE, DUSTIN HARDER, VICTORIA CHALK FESTIVAL
BEAU DICK AT DOCUMENTA,
BLUES SINGER DALLANH GAIL BOWEN - DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
CATHERINE FALLIS - BODY ORIENTED AND EXPRESSIVE ARTS THERAPIST
KATZIE FIRST NATIONS COUNCILLOR RICK BAILEY - FIRST NATIONS FISHING
BEAU DICK : gyauustees
OPPORTUNITY VILLAGE IN EUGENE, OREGON
IN MY OPINION - MARC LAWRENCE
PRIDE FESTIVAL & TWO SPIRIT, QUEERS, TRANS, INTERSEX AND BI-SEXUAL PEOPLE OF COLOUR PRIDE MARCH
000-0148 HOSTS: GUNARGIE O'SULLIVAN & IMTIAZ POPAT
0149-1400 THREE FIRST NATIONS ARTISTS - IN CONVERSATION WITH GARY OLVER
CORY DOUGLAS - WWW.INSTAGRAM.COM/MODERNFORMLINE
COREY MORANES - FACEBOOK: COREY MORAES-TSIMSHIAM FINE ARTS, VILAGE TATTOO NWC
COREY BULPITT- FACEBOOK - COREY BULPITT
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BONNIE NISH - EXPRESSION ARTS THERAPIST, PANDORA’S COLLECTIVE IN CONVERSATION WITH SHERRY DUGGAL.
AFFORDABILITY STRUGGLES WALK TOUR IN DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE VANCOUVER: FIRST NATIONS HOUSING- LIZ EVANS & DALE McCLANAGHAN
HOT TOPICS: EUGENE CRAIN - FIRST NATIONS ENTERTAINMENT COMMENTATOR,
KELLY REBURN - ACCESSIBILITY BUS PASS PROGRAM CUTS
LAWYER ZOOL SOLEMN - CANCELLATION OF CBC’S BORDER SECURITY TV SHOW
CARNEGIE NEWSLETTER EDITOR FOR 30 YEARS - PAUL R. TAYLOR IN CONVERSATION CHATS WITH OUR SID CHOW TAN
AFFORDABILITY STRUGGLES WALKING TOUR IN DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE: PENNSYLVANIA HOTEL- LIZ EVANS & DALE McCLANAGHAN
JUNITA THAKORLAL OF GUJARATI FESTIVAL / WWW.GUJARATICULTURALFESTIVAL.COM
HASAN QAZI OF PAKISTAN FESTIVAL / WWW. PAKISTANFESTIVAL.COM
ACTIVIST AUDREY SIEGL & AUTHOR TOM SWANKY TALKING ABOUT SECWEPEMCULEC / SHUSWAP LANDS
EXTRO / CREDITS - A STORY ABOUT WHITENESS BY PROFESSOR LOUIE OF SAN FRANCISCO
HOSTS: MOLLY CARON & RYAN ERWIN
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INTRO - MOLLY CARON & RYAN ERWIN
0127 - 07:38
CHINATOWN ACTION GROUP UPDATE - SOPHIE FUNG / STEPHANIE FUNG
ALLIANCE AGAINST DISPLACEMENT,CHINESE HEAD TAX FAMILIES,
0739 - 14:28
BURLESQUE QUEEN TEMPEST STORM
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER NIMISHA MUKERJI WITH ACCESS HOST IMTIAZ POPAT
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VANCOUVER ARTIST LAWRENCE PAUL YUXELUPTUN OF COAST SALISH AND OKANAGAN DESCENT
UNCEDED TERRITORIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY (MOA). HOSTED BY GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN.
27:12 - 33:42
HOT TOPICS - SASKATCHWAN CREE EUGENE CRAIN / GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN
TOPICS INCLUDE: ART FOR AWARENESS, MLA MELANIE MARK AT BALMORAL HOTEL PUB, LORELEI WILLIAM’S FIRST NATIONS WOMAN PERFORMERS
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, QUELEMIA SPARROW ’S O’WET LOST LAGOON AT THE FIREHALL ART CENTRE, SQUAMISH POW WOW JULY 8-10, 2016,
VPL LOOKING FOR A NEW ABORIGINAL STORYTELLER.
33:43 - 35:14
THE GOOD SOUP TRUCK - thegoodsouptruck.com PRODUCED BY GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN.
35:15 - 41:17
LUIS R. RUAN - AMERICAN YOUTH WORKER OF INNER CITY GANGS IN AMERICA - HAS WRITTEN: JOURNEY TO THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN
www. luisruan.com WITH HOSTS GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN AND DOREEN MANUEL
41:18 - 46:03
ROOSEVELT SAFE SPOT -
EUGENE,OREGON. PRODUCED BY LJ MEIJER.
46:04 - 54:02
LIL’WAT NATION MUSICAN GORDIE P. DICK SR OF SOUND TRIBE- INTERVIEWED BY IMTIAZ POPAT.
54:03 - 59:07
EXTRO - PROFESSOR LOUIE
HOST: MOLLY CARON
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CHINATOWN ACTION GROUP - 105 KEEFER DEVELOPMENT - WILSON LIANG / VICTORIA CHAN
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AFFORABILITY STRUGGLES TOUR- INSITE - LIZ EVANS, DEAN WILSON
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FRESH VOICES.CA - DIEGO CARDONA
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HEARTWOOD CAFE - MUSIC THERAPISTS
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VPL 7TH STORYTELLER RENAE MORRISEAU / GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN - ABORIGINAL AND NORTHERN AFFAIRS CANADA OFFICE OCCUPATION
CHINESE HEAD TAX 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF SETTLEMENT - HANSON LAU / SID TAN
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QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL - RACHEL IWAASA / IMTIAZ POPAT
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DISABILITY BUS PASS CUTS & PROTESTS - KELLY REABURN
5557 - 5830
LITERARY EDITION- HEINRICH BUENE - / EXPO 86 - 30 YEARS AGO
5831 - 5930 EXTRO / CREDIT ROLL - TAKE MY HAND BY CURT YOUNG / JAMIE MEDICINE CRANE
Introduction - Host Molly Caron
Indigenous Community Legal Clinic - Mark Gervin / Patricia M. Barkaskas
Proposed Centerm expansion affecting CRAB / Portside Park in Downtown Eastside Vancouver / Central Waterfront Vancouver- Don Larson
Our Place Graduation Strategy - Ray- Cam Co-operative Centre - ALIVE - Aboriginals Living In Vancouver Enhancement
East Van Movers
Power of Youth Award - King-Mong Chan of the Chinatown Concern Group within Downtown Eastside/Chinatown Vancouver
Wolverine's Memorial - (William Jones Ignace) - 1995 Gustafsen Lake/ Ts'Peten Defence Committee
Hot Topics: Hospitalization of Site C dam hunger protester outside BC Hydro Headquarters. Winnipeg Ballet's Going Home Star,
Dancers of Damelhamid at the Cultch Theatre. Slow Media. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Vancouver International Bhangra - Sukhi Ghuman & Arsh Dhillon
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ETHEL WHITTY - CARNEGIE CENTRE
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BEVERLY DOBRINSKY - HURDY GURDY
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FAY BLANEY - WOW (Warriors Organizing Woman)
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TYLER TOEWS - BACK ALLEY GALLERY SHOW - March 15-31, 2016
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LELU ISLAND - ANUSHKA AZADI &FARHAN UMEDALY
CHANEL LY & JANNIE LEUNG - CHINATOWN ACTION PROJECT
HOT TOPICS - GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN & GARY OLVER
JEREMY HUNKA - UNION GOSPEL MISSION
Extro Credit with BEVERLY DOBRINSKY
HOSTS: SID CHOW TAN & MOLLY CARON
HOST INTRO : SID CHOW TAN & MOLLY CARON
THE SAVING OF ST. JAMES COMMUNITY HALL
SINGER SONGWRITER - KIRBY BOBYK
CITY OPERA AT HOMEGROUND - DR. CHARLES BARBER, SOPRANO: MICHELLE KOEBKE, KEYBOARD: ROGER PARTON
PERFORMERS: DAVID C. JONES AND NELSON WONG
DIVERSITY AND COLOUR-BLIND CASTING IN THEATRE AND FILMS
FIRST NATION ELDER AND STORYTELLER WOODROW MORRISON WITH GUNARGIE O’SULLIVAN
AIYSHA O’SULLIVAN - VANCOUVER’S SCIENCE WORLD’S LASTEST EXHBIT BODY WORLDS
FIRST NATIONS LATERAL VIOLENCE INTRO
FIRST NATIONS CARVER BERNIE WILLIAMS & NATIVE WOMAN ASSOCIATION OF CANADA ’S DAWN HARVARD
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HOSTS: Imtiaz Popat and Kelly Reaburn
Poet Jim Wong Chu - Rice Paper Magazine, Asian Heritage Month,
Lalakenis / All Directions - A Journey of Truth and Unity
Exhibit at UBC Belkin Museum - Tea with Beau Dick on Thursday 1PM
Robbe Hardnette and Friends segment
Chef Vikram Vij
Harmony Expressive Arts - Heidi McCurdy
Punjab Market in Vancouver - Redevelopment and it cultural significance.
Tales of Mytherwrel - Creator Marie Keans
Zug - The Friendly Orc - Creator Ian Fults
MP Elizabeth May talks about the National Energy Board
Hosts: Molly Caron and Jennifer O'Keefe
FAYE LEUNG - Business woman and entrepreneur on Chinese New Year - Year Of The Monkey.
MOUNT PLEASANT BY-ELECTION PANEL DISCUSSION: MELANIE MARK OF NDP, PETE FRY OF GREEN PARTY
Gavin Dew of the Liberal Party was not able to attend the panel.
1520 - 1805
DAN THE BIRDMAN - A regular Oppenheimer Park visitor gives us an update on his life after Christmas. By Gunargie O'Sullivan
SAWA WORLD - DAPHNE NEDERHORST - Founder of Sawa World - Solutions from Within. A non-profit organization assisting communities within emerging countries with local solutions.
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SIR CHARLES TUPPER SECONDARY SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL - Coach Gourley.
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LELU ISLAND,bc LNG PETRO PROTESTS
SACRED HEADWATERS LAND PROTECTION WITHIN BC’S NORTHWEST’S TAHLTAN AREA -
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HOT TOPICS GARY OLVER- Caveman Food Restaurant & The Talking Stick Festival.
BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS VANCOUVER -Former attendees at Nevada's Burning Man Festival volunteering at Oppenheimer Park.
SYRIAN REFUGEES' ARRIVAL AND WELCOME - FOOD, HEALTH, ADJUSTMENT: AZIM DAYAD OF MUSLIM FOOD BANK , COUNSELLOR ERSHAD FAUCET
TRIBUTE TO MEMBERS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHOM HAVE PASSED :SAM SNOBELEN The first producer of the Carnegie’s Variety Show.
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WOLVERINE’S ( aka Williams Jones Ignace) LETTER TO P.M. TRUDEAU READ BY GRAND-DAUGHTER KANAHAUSE MANUAL
Host: Molly Caron & Robbe Hardnette
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Hot Topics with Gunargie O’ Sullivan, Gary Olver, :Gyauustees. c TM, and Chief Wallas Gwyum (Beau Dick) . Topics: Richard Van Camp’s The Lesser Blessed and Little You, Broken Copper Celebration on Jan 15, 2016 UBC SUB, Boss Management is looking for First Nations performers for a upcoming movie, First Nations artist Corrine Hunt, Silver Gallery, Coastal People’s Gallery,
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ACCESS host Kelly Reaburn - A.S.D.- Autistic Spectrum Disorder with guest Lindsay Petrie of Canucks Autism Network.
Sunday April 24, 2016 is their family festival,
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"TALKING TRASH" with Molly Caron. Guest: Louise Schwarz of the Recycling Alternative. Materials we can recycle.
2145 - 3030
ACCESS host Imtiaz Popat chats with Kombii Nanjalah and Pascaline Nsekera on the African Fountain Chapel Church- its founding , history , their current and temporary meeting space at Strathcona Community Centre and their fundraising plan in order to secure a house of worship. email@example.com 1-888-900-8824, plans for Black History Month February 2015.
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ACCESS host Gunargie O’Sullivan chats with First Nations chiefs from the Tlowitsis Nation territory of northern Vancouver Island including the vicinity surrounding Campbell River ,Turner Island - Head Chief Laguis Numis / James Speck, Chief Ned Matilpi of Alert Bay, Chief Wallas Gwyum / Beau Dick, Elder Louis Joseph. Topics include: lands purchase and acquisition, culture, identity, amalgamation
The Tlowitsis Band Council was invited to ACCESS TV but we did not receive a reply before going to air.
4628 - 5634
Singer songwriter Etienne Siew sings She’s The One including an interview afterwards.
5656 - 5740
Remembering Sam Snobelen, producer of The Downtown Variety Show held at the Carnegie Community Centre and taped in October 2015
The year in review of past ACCESS productions with credit roll.
Hosts: Jennifer O'Keeffe & Imtiaz Popat
Hot Topics with Gunargie O’Sullivan , Gary Olver, Gyuustees.c TM : Shopping for a First Nations gift? listen to Gary Olver for shopping ideas.
Geoff Berner - Condos
NOW SOCIETY - ONOMATOPOEIA graphic novel / comic book -Gary Wildeman
Sound Thinking Symposium 2015 - Voicing the City IN/verse - Super-suburbs / SOFIA - South Of Fraser Inter-cultural Arts Collective - Surrey Art Gallery’s Jordan Strom and Poet Taryn Hubbard
Geoff Berner - Condos
Yuly Chan- Chinatown Action Group - Protest of City of Vancouver’s 105 Keefer Street Re-zoning application by developer / Alternate Open House and protest marching through Chinatown.
Geoff Berner - Condos
SRO Collaborative - Wendy Pedersen
3218-3822 Expressive Arts Therapist Heather Dawson - Interviewed by Sherry Duggal
Whonnock Peoples - Introduction
Letter and Statement from the Kwantlen First Nations
Response by Whonnock to the letter of the Kwantlen First Nations
Fawn Wood sings from her CD Kikawiynaw
Hosts : Molly Caron and Imtiaz Popat
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Saving St. James Community Hall in Vancouver
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North Shore Indians - West Coast Senior Lacrosse in Greater Vancouver
20:04 - 2757
NDP party candidate - Carleen A Thomas
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Liberal party candidate - Jody Wilson - Raybould
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Green Party candidate - Elizabeth May
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Hot Topics - Kanahus Freedom & Anushka Repair
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Grand Chief Derek Nepinak
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Inner Peace Movement - Mandana Rastan
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Sid Chow Tan charts with retiring MP Libby Davies on new Carnegie TV
VAFF - Vancouver Asian Film Festival - Grace Chin
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Hosts: Narges Mowlaee, Imptiaz Popat,
Introductions - Narges Mowlaee and Imptiaz Popat
With the upcoming Federal election on October 19, 2015 , we have an All-Candidates discussion with Vancouver East Candidates: .Liberals Edward Wong,Green Wes Regan, NDPJenny Kwan moderated by ACCESS TV’s Gunargie O’Sullivan.
1700 - 24:54
Woman’s Memorial Quilt Project honouring the missing woman of the Downtown Eastside.
ACCESS TV’s Gary Olver chats with Storyteller Rosemary Georgeson , Fabric Artist Diane Wood, and Kay Cahill of the Digital Services Department at the Vancouver Public Library
Host Molly Caron gets the lowdown from Sid Chow Tan on C.A.C.T.U.S.- Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations. Community television including Class action suit against VIDEOTRON, Community Media Convergence meeting coming up in Ottawa.
How does Community Media gain access to $130 million which is owed to community media?
ACCESS producer Silvaine Zimmerman segment parked - Stanley Park resident Peter with insight from Dr Gabor Mate about homeless individuals. Maureen Topping - Outreach worker. Why the homeless prefers homelessness rather that shelters.
45:50 - 57:39
Wendy Pederson chats with the retiring Vancouver East MP Libby Davies. Topics include: harm reduction, fire sprinkler systems, social housing, organizing the citizenry, developing relationships and connections with bureaucrats,decision makers, and media;
applying pressure onto politicians, federal housing programs, lack of a Canadian national housing programs, Libby’s experience of 18 years in Parliament, drug overdose, and tips for activist including looking for unusual allies, and more.
Drug Users Resource Centre - OUR PLACE includes Hastings Street garden, BREW Co-op, Portland Hotel Society
16:32 - 22:45
Living Life to The Full - Ismali Walk- Sept. 20, Farouq Manji Ismaili Council of BC, Barbara Grantham VGH/ UBC Hospital Foundation, Canadian Mental Health, Bev Gutray, Canadian Mental Health Association
Appliance Break with Chris Hillier - Using too much detergent?
24:08- 31:22 First Nations Chief (Heemas-Kla-Lee-Lee -Kla) Bill Wilson chat with Gary Olver, and
Gunargie O’Sullivan regarding the upcoming Federal election.
Walking With Our Sisters - Comox Valley - Moccasins Talk installation- A tribute to the missing and murdered First Nations Woman. walkingwithoursisters.com
33:46 - 34:11
Appliance Break with Chris Hilliker: Vancouver’s Water
34:52 - 40:20
Stephen Lytton of Lytton, BC interviews Terry Hunter of Vancouver Moving Theatre & Heart Of The City Festival
Upcoming programming events at Pidgin Park on Sundays. New book: From The Heart Of A City- Community Engaged Theatre and music productions from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside 2002-2013
40:30 - 41:56
Appliance Break - Using Lavender oil in the wash.
42:16 - 49:09
ACCESS TV ’s Sherry Duggal interviews Dr. Bhurji - Pediatrican and Neonatologist
49:09 - 52:09
Downtown Eastside Street Market - relocation to Powell Street - Produced by Aha Media
Intro by Molly Caron and Imtiaz Popat
ACCESS producer Gunargie O' Sullivan chats with First Nations Chief Bill Wilson / Hemas Kla Lee Lee Kla. Topics include: First Nations Tlowisis First Nations at Willow Point / Campbell River Valley purchasing land that is theirs, "consultation" with First Nations communities, conferences replacing legal consent, lack of financial compensation in fishing resources despite commercial fishers fishing in nearby First Nations communities,
ACCESS producer Imtiaz Popat chats with naturalpath doctor Sherry Duggal who will now be making regular appearances at ACCESS TV.
Topic: prevention, water crystal, thoughts can affect the physical, lung cleanses, water purifications systems, expressive art therapy, nutrition, multi-vitamins, dehydration, meditation, modern foods being depleted of nutrition,
Naveen Girn of the Indian Summer Festival. Topics include: The exhibition : Goonj!: Being Brown in Chinatown in old Vancouver taking place at the Centre A Gallery in Chinatown Vancouver. VAG Offsite & Indian Summer Festival taking place at the Shangrila Hotel. Mural at Surrey Art Gallery -From Punjab with Love. Mural of the Punjab.
Hot Topics with Gunargie O'Sullivan and Gary Olver and First Nations Chief Bill Wilson.
Topics include: the resignation of former First Nations AFN leader Sean Atleo, East Van Summer Slam, Kinnie Starr,
Play Your Gender - gender inequity in the music business. gender inequity in society in general, Aaron Ross of The Booms Booms,
Bavubuka Allstarz Foundation, Cottonwood Community Gardens and the drive and petition to save it from urban expropriation, the new North West Indigenous Council replacing the United Native Nation, the urban native voice,
DTES SRO Collaborative. Long time advocate for the poor Jean Swanson is on the Shaw set with our Wendy Pedersen. Topics include: tenants's rights, organizing, liveability within Downtown Eastside Single Room Occupancy (SRO) suites, landlords' lack of compliance of basic code, homelessness, lack of government initiatives for social housing starts, SRO Collaborative workshops for locals, a newly formed union SRO activist named the DTES SRO Collaborative at located at 253 East Hastings Street- next door to the legendary Ovaltine Cafe. Meeting held Saturdays at noon.
39: 26 THE RIGHT TO REMAIN - A Trailer by Greg Masuda about living in an SRO, homelessness, reno-viction, housing right activism.
Molly Caron interviews Jean Swanson regarding the homeless count in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, no new social housing for the homeless is on the horizon, loss of social housing due to gentrification, “reno-victions” frozen welfare rates despite inflation, landlord letting hotels deteriorate deliberately, poor living conditions including pests including: roaches, mice, and bedbugs, Single Room Occupancy spaces for the poor being converted into hotels or backpacker inns, comparison to City of San Francisco housing models for the poor, lack of Provincial- Federal Social Housing Program Initiatives,
ACCESS producer Narges Mowlaee interviews Zee Kesler of the Tiny House movement and co-founder of MakerMobile: Workshop on Wheels, a travelling classroom.
Multi-media artist Zee Kesler along with Emily Smith and Francoise Thibault are behind Magic Trout Imaginarium (Trout Lake) are part of the Vancouver Park and Recreation’s 2015 Artist in Communities.
“the tiny community centre” a tiny house / community centre built from recycled materials with a capacity for 12 students.
Former First Nation Chief Bev Sellars of Soda Creek, BC - Author of They Called Me Number One where she talks about her life experiences and the needs of her community.
ACCESS Host Silvaine Zimmerman interviews Irene Maus Gravenhorst Kiapilnaoq and Siyam Kiapilanoq - Capilano talks about a First Nations currency.
Appliance Break: Balancing the Laundry
Chief Bill Wilson (Hemaas Kla-Lee-Lee Kla)- Topics: the upcoming federal election in October 2015, First Nations foster children, residential school,
Appliance Break : Tips on how to properly load your laundry machine.
Hot Topics - Host Wendy Pedersen chats with Gunargie O’Sullivan and Gary Olver.
Topics include: Truth and Reconciliation recommendations, housing within the Downtown Eastside, relocation of the street market, renoviction at Hotel Clifton on Granville Street, Poverty, upcoming elections issues.
Report and recommendations by Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond - Representative for Children and Youth reveales Paige’s Story: Abuse, Indifference, and a Young Girl Discarded.
Gallery Gachet on East Cordova in the Downtown Eastside Vancouver has the exhibit Mad Pride: Quin Martin, Andrew McPhail and Gunargie O’Sullivan
Appliance Break: When is your machine full?
ACCESS host Imtiaz Popat chats with Am Johal about his book Ecological Metapolitics as well as Sherry Duggal and her book Beneath The Surface.
Appliance Break : Check your pockets!
00:00 - 01:18 Introduction to show by Molly and Imtiaz.
01:18 - 09:42 Vietnamese Community update and focus on death of Du Na (Tony) Phoung with Chanel Ly, David Liang and Vanessa Bui. Interview by Molly Caron.
09:42 - 15:45 "Hot Topics" with Wendy Pedersen, Gunargie O'Sullivan and Gary Olver. Topics include Honouring Women, Red Jam Slam, Eraser Street at Grunt Gallery and fires in the Downtown Eastside.
15:45 - 17:38 Molly Caron introduces Appliances Break with Chris Hilliker on hot and cold water washer fixes.
17:38 - 26:06 Social Housing Alliance with Maria Wallstam and Dave Diewert interviewed by Wendy Pedersen.
26:06 - 33:26 LJ Meijer chats with Molly Caron about his short report on "Scott" and aftermath of the Oppenheimer Tent City.
33:26 - 45:40 Hemas-Kla-Lee-Lee-Kla (Bill Wilson) on governance, returning home and building community. Interviewed by Gunargie O'Sullivan.
45:40 - 54:41 Short documentary "Lotusland: Affordable Housing Options on Bowen Island" by Sylvaine Zimmerman about Belterra co-housing.
54:44 -56:45 Community Announcements - Britannia School Garden Fundraiser, Affordable Housing Rally and Unsettling Canada book launch.
56:45 - 59:19 Molly and Imtiaz close show and throw to CFRO Coop Radio 40th Anniversary fundraiser and closing credits.
00:00 – 02:00 Intro to show by Molly and Narges
02:00 – 13:22 Hereditary Chief Bill Wilson (Hemads-Kla-Lee-Lee- Kla) in studio. Interviewed by Gunargie O’Sullivan about treaty process and indigenous government.
13:22 – 14:05 Host link Molly/Narges
14:05 – 20:11 Singer and songwriter Holly Arntzen of Artist Response Team (ART) interviewed by Molly Caron about the proposed Site C dam in the Peace River region.
20:11 – 20:23 Host link Molly/Narges
20:23 – 26:30 Hot Topics with Gary Olver and Gunargie O’Sullivan. Don Larson joins in via phone about a Marpole River Park on the Fraser and thoughts around response to recent oil spill in the Burrard Inlet.
Websites versesfestival.ca and billreid.ca.
26:30 – 30:57 Molly introduces field production by Wilson Mendez on SRO (Single Room Occupancy) tenants organizing, and improving their living space and community.
30:57 – 38:26 Narges introduces field production with LJ Meijer on the transit and transport referendum with many points of view.
38:26 – 42:06 Molly Caron introduces field production from Mark Freeman and Douglas H. on a rally for accessibility to adult education March 5 at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
42:06 – 46:32 Narges intros/extros another ongoing segment of “Appliances Break” with Molly interviewing Chris Hilliker of Cambie Appliance Repair and Refrigeration.
46:32 – 54:05 Ethonobotanist and “indigenous plant diva” Cease Wyss and her daughter Senaqwila chat with Gunargie O’Sullivan about medicinal teas and medicines in your back yard.
54:04 – 59:17 Molly and Narges with community events and announcements and extro of show and credits.
ACCESS COMMUNITY TELEVISION
Hosts : Narges Molawee and Molly Caron,
This months’s show starts off with a contractor bus company running a Bowen Island bus service to downtown Vancouver. This video is narrated from the perspective of rider Bowen Islander and fellow ACCESS producer Silvaine Zimmerman.
Second up is ACCESS producer Imtiaz Popat chatting with Roshme Azeez and Azim Dahya of the Muslim Food Bank. Not only do they distribute food within the Downtown Eastside but they also have a comprehension help and volunteer system. Join in with their annual fundraiser!
Appliance repair person Chris Hilliker talks about household appliances such as washing machines. They don’t make them like they used to!
ACCESS TV’s very own Molly Caron also hosts a show on Co-op Radio’s. It Takes A Village - a child rearing show. Videographer DT Taylor tries to keep up with our very gown Molly Caron's hectic pace as a busy mom and affable radio host. Her guest included Shakespeare man Mike Stack ….. and young Scarlett learning the ropes from mom.
Co-op 100.5 FM celebrates its 40th Anniversary with members of its collective: Pam Bentley of Wax Poetic, Gwendolyn Reichman of In The Pines, Frances Stone and Guiseppe Ganci ofTalk Recovery. Hosted by Gunargie O’Sullivan who also host 4 First Nations show: When Spirit Whispers, Sne’wayhlh, Late Night With Savages, , Kla How Ya FM . Co-op Radio’s 40th anniversary at WISE Hall April 17th, 2015.Come help celebrate!
David Ng, community outreach co-ordinator of Theatre for Living (formerly Headlines Theatre) talks about their remounted production related to mental health MALADJUSTED at the Firehall Arts Centre.The interview starts with a trailer with cast member Sam Bob, himself a former residential school attendee.
Molly drops in at the Jim Hendrix Shrine on the 200 block Union with some special guests. "Purple Haze". If you can remember the 1960’s, you weren’t there!
Hot Topics: New business:The Capilano Apothecary. A First Nations herbal shop opening soon on 1800 Powell, Walk to Raise Welfare Rates, Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program on Indigogo,crowd souring, Chinese seniors protesting at Vancouver city Hall, Pow Wow April UBC War Memorial gymnasium, Right to Reman art exhibition at Gallery Gachet. This exhibit is being led by the formerly displaced Japanese Canadian community, and the chemical fire on waterfront affecting the homeless fill out our HOT TOPICS segment.
Alert Bay’s St. Michael’s Residential school demolition on Feb. 18, 2015. and THE BOX OF TREASURES - Gifts from the Supernatural exhibit at the Bill Reid Gallery on Hornby Street. Guests includes Paula Fairweather of the Bill Reid Gallery with colour commentary by Gary Olver
Paul R Taylor - Long time Carnegie Newsletter editor talks about this mainstay of the Downtown Eastside-its trial and tribulations. In light of the recent Carnegie Newsletter fundraiser at St. James Church, an additional $11,000 is still required to continue its independent voice containing passionate views on a variety of subjects pertinent to the neighborhood.
Our show ends with a credit roll above Vancouver Moving Theatre’s Terry Hunter giving a dramatic presentation and slam of his “ You Owe Me” a tribute to the Carnegie Newsletter. This slam is distilled from input from various members within the community.
ACCESS TV has assembled important statements and comments from First Nations leaders on recent federal legislations; how they could effect their lands, housing, education, child protection and focuses on traditional & hereditary peoples moving forward.
Proposed Reform acts.
-Bill C33. Education. Gives ownership of schools on reserves to Northern Affairs
-Bill C27. First Nations Financial Transparency.
-Bill C-38. Jobs, growth & long term prosperity
-Bill C45: effects Aboriginal commercial fisheries, changes navigable waters
protection Act from 32,000 to 97 lakes & 2.25 million to 62 rivers.
99% of Canada’s waterways lost their protection for navigation &
federal enviro assessment purposes
-Bill S-2 Family homes on Reserve & Matrimonial Interests or Right act
-Bill S-6 First Nations Election Act. Minister can impose election process w/o
-Bill S-8 Canada could override First Nations by-laws, BCRs & policies that
protect drinking water and charge fees
-Bill C-428 Could impose sweeping changes to Indian Act.
-Bill S-207 Could not prevent annulling or destroying aboriginal or treaty rights.
-Bill S-212 Could be possible for First Nations to take on much of the authority currently given to provinces but no consultation on impact so far.
Host MOLLY CARON, with moderator GUNARGIE O'SULLIVAN, welcomed these special guests to the Shaw Community TV Studio in VANCOUVER, BC:
From the Squamish Nation
From the Whonnock Claim (Maple Ridge area)
Siyem Xa’tsten (Chief Robert Thomas)
Kwelosoet Shuel-let-qua (Cynthia Jim)
Ts’i:’wethot (Josette Jim)
Ts’i:wes (Lorina Jim)
Elwin Xie and Gunargie O'Sullivan produced a statement from:
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs.
Adam Dean, based in Edmonton, Alberta, produced comments from:
- Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs representing 61 first
nations in Manitoba
- Chief Russell Wallace of Onion Lake Reserve in Saskatchewan
- Shannon Houle, Councillor from Saddle Lake Reserve, Alberta
- Dawn Marie Marchand, Cree & Metis artist & activist based in Alberta
Hosts: Molly Caron and Narges Malawee contains:
An interview with the newly elected mayor of Bowen Island Murray Skeels who won by a slim margin chats with fellow Bowen Islander Silvaine Zimmermann is also on the ACCESS TV team.
Topics include: the high turnout at local elections, passionate participation of community governance and the pressing need of some public amenities including a modern fire station and community hall.
University of BC’s Department of History Dr. Henry Yu, is now the co-chair of the Legacy Initiative Project, an initiative emanating out of the BC government’s apology to Chinese-Canadians for past racist legislation. In addition to the apology, many in the community are viewing senior housing and assisted-living within Chinatown Vancouver as a substantive enduring legacy for the Chinese pioneers. Unfortunately, the tools are not in place to implement such housing. Dr. Yu motivated by his personal experience of a grandparent living out their last years in a unfamiliar environment is one of many who are pressing for more culturally relevant housing. Due to the serious shortage of housing for Chinese seniors within the community, the wait list is several years.
Now in its 4th successful year of public civic engagement and participation in Vancouver, City Conversations is actually modeled after the highly successfully version in San Francisco’s; now imported here by American and Canadian Michael Alexander presently with SFU City Conversations. Lunch time brown baggers are participants not audience members. Michael talks about the differences between American and Canadian participation patterns, as well as implementation timelines on civic projects her in Canada.
Back from fashion runways from around the world, Sho Sho Esquiro of the Kaska Dene nation is a fashion designer hailing from the Yukon shows up on the set of ACCESS TV with her fashion designs donned by First Nations models.
Sho Sho Esquiro draws inspiration from her cultural heritage for her design ideas. Wherever she goes in the fashion world, she is motivated by shining a light on the issue of the missing and murdered First Nations women, which has afflicted her community over the years.
Alert Bay’s First Nation carver, artist, singer-songwriter, and community historian Beau Dick returns back to our show after his recent cross-country trek to our nation's capital to shame the federal government for the lack of action on many First Nation issues. Using the First Nation’s symbolic copper breaking ceremony, he shows up with an ingot of copper which is composed of melted down by copper pennies in which he received written permission from the minister of finance.Strumming his steel guitar to the beat of fellow drummer :gyuustees. ©™ from the Nuu-chah-nulth nation on Vancouver Island, Beau Dick gives a stirring version of the Rollin’ and Tumblin’. Beau also talks about a recent edition of BC Magazine containing an article on the power of potlatches in which his family has along history of involvement. Beau also mentions his upcoming show at the Bill Reid Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver on Hornby Street
While videotaping the mural on the Royal Legion Hall on Commercial Drive, mural painter David Mercer comes out and talks about his involvement and the technical process. Snippets of this mural are interspersed throughout the one hour
First Nations activist and CO-OP radio broadcaster Gunargie O’Sullivan, Downtown Eastside Housing activist Wendy Pedersen, Kombi Nanjala of African Lakes Networking Foundation make up this week’s trio on Hot Topics
Topics include racial profiling, an individual living in sanctuary at the First United Church, and police brutality as it relates to people of colour with mental health issues.
Carnegie Newsletter Fundraiser Jan 24, 2015 at St. James Anglican Church, Martin Luther King day in the Downtown Eastside on Saturday January 17th, 2015
Memorial March for Women on February 14, 2015 at Main and Hastings bringing attention to the issue of missing and murdered First Nations woman in British Columbia.
February is Black History. Kombi Nanjala is bringing food and beverage to the poor within the Downtown Eastside with her program “Maziwa”.
HOSTS: Molly Caron and Narges Mowlawee.
Gunargie O'Sullivan gives an update with Mandy Nahanee of Squamish Nation on the Burnaby Mountain protest of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
Gunargie O'Sullivan and Chief Ian Campbell of Squamish Nation discuss the Assembly of First Nations new chief Perry Bellegarde. Also Chief Campbell’s assessment of First Nations leaders Sean Atleo and Ovide Mercredi who has joined the Pacific Future Energy Corporation.
Gunargie O'Sullivan with Beau Dick chat about his recent journey "Awalaskenis - Journey of Truth and Unity " from Victoria to Ottawa with ceremonial copper to shame the Canadian Government for broken promises on environmental issues and social injustices surrounding the First Nations people. Copper is a symbol of truth, authority, justice, balance, law and order, hereditary rights and privileges. Joining him is Musqeam ‘s Audrey Siegel, Miles G. Richardson of the Institute on Governance, Rob G. of East Van Movers and Alex Taylor-McCallum.
Field production at Stamps Place Social Housing press conference in East Vancouver. Residents and supporters came out to express their concerns of the upcoming change of new management from BC Housing to a non-profit society.
Jeremy Garcia interviews musician and long time activist Earle Peach. Earle leads music groups and community choirs including Illiterati, He was recently part of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion protest in Burnaby Mountain. He believes everybody has the ability to sing and express their voice - not just "professionals.".
Music video WARPATH by Drezus
Hot Topics with Gunaragie O’Sullivan and Wendy Pedersen . Topics include: Stamps Place and its new non-profit housing model from BC Housing, “renoviction” within Downtown Eastside Vancouver housing, analysis of Oppenheimer Park tent city and homelessness in Vancouver, the recent Fall 2014 civic election.
UBC’s Canopy Walkway by Adam Abrams and family.
Hosts: Molly Caron and Samantha Reimer
Guests: Ted Bruce of the Portland Hotel Society, Angela Oates and Paul Stewart of Aunt Leah’s Place, UNSUNG HERO: Canadian Men’s Basketball Olympian Howard Kelsey, Andy Fiore.
Sid Tan interviews the new interim executive director of the Portland Hotel Society Ted Bruce. PHS is a non- profit agency within Vancouver with a mandate and support Vancouver’s marginal community.
On Hot Topics , Gunargie O’Sullivan and Molly Caron talk about The Chop Shop who can cut hair with First Nations Design, the ‘Raymur Mothers’, the musical staged by Theatre In The Raw.
Reporter Nguyen Hoang Nam of Vancouver’s “Little Saigon” community canvases several member of his community expressing their desire to have a community center and senior’s home of the their won. Thanks to Arhur Le for this segment.
A ‘ Big Brag’ performance with Sid Chow Tan during Saltwater Stories during the Heart Of The City Festival 2014 with music by Sean Gunn.
Molly chats with Angela Oates and Paul Stewart of Aunt Leah’s Place - that runs lifeskills and job preparation programs for young adults coming out of the foster care system along with other social enterprises including thrift store, the annual Christmas tree lot fundraiser.
New publication: Vancouver Confidential - a chronicle with collaboration of artist and writers who plumb the shadows of civic memory hoping for the stories which do not fit the mainstream narrative. Contributing writer Jason Vanderhill weaves the story of Joseph Kennedy who sold “ alcoholic medicinal remedies” during Prohibition. While Stevie Wilson shines a light on Vancouver’s Hobo Jungles of 1931 in her piece “ Where Men Live On Hope”. She explains the difference between a hobo, tramp and a bum.
Morgan Provost chats with local filmmaker Andy Fiore about his feature in progress ‘Room 6’ (previously named Wired). When he was an active user of heroin, he was in Room 6. Andy Fiore won a 2013 The Courage to Come Back Award’ from Coast Mental Health.
For the Unsung Heros segment, Robbe Hardnette asks Olympic Canadian Men’s basketball player Howard Kelsey about playing with fellow basketball greats. His vision to continuously improve Vancouver including an amenities upgrade at: Kitsilano Beach, a potential upgrade at Kitsilano Showboat performance area not to mention his other community involvements.
Cree artist Jerry Whitehead during his exhibition opening of ‘INSPIRATIONS’ at the Lookout Gallery in Regent College, UBC. Jerry talks about murals he has painted and joint collaborative murals throughout Greater Vancouver. He also discusses his artistic influences. Produced by Doug H.
Aisha O’Sullivan sings her own composition for Remembrance Day.
Host: Molly Caron
Hot Topics: Molly Caron & Gunargie O'Sullivan
Ciara Maelle Thibault - Downtown Eastside Election
Guests: Savannaha Walling - Heart of The City Festival 2014 / Vancouver Moving Theatre
Dan Tetrault & Gerry Whitehead - Artist/ Muralist
Marc Nguyen - " Little Saigon"
Mid September 2014
Hosts: Molly Caron and Samantha Reimer Host: Molly Caron
The opening segment are interviews with various First Nations chief outside the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where they me with BC Premier Christy Clark at a First Nation summit. Interviews include : Martin Louie of Nadleh Whut’en - Fort Fraser, BC,John Ridsdale (Na’moks) - Office of the Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en, Terry Teegee of Carrier Sekani Tribal Council-Prince George, Stanley Thomas of Saik’uz First Nations - Vanderhoof, Rick Gilbert of Willams Lake Band,
Segment with Jewell James a master carver of Lummi Nation, Elder Amy George of Tsleil-wauthuth Nation and lawyer Eugene Hung of West Coast Environmental Law comments on the Kinder Morgan Pileline Expansion Project plans.
Downtown Eastside Wendy Pedersen of Downtown Eastside and First Nations activist Gunargie O’Sullivan chats about hot topics within the community include
Survivor pole of by Skundaal/Bernie Williams, East Van Mover looking to hire women within the community, Oppenheimer Park Homeless Tent-in, Homelessness Action Week 2014/Downtown Eastside SRO Tenant Convention, Downtown Eastside landmark Ovaltine Cafe under changes including new operators, protest of a private school on the west side Vancouver which was not affected by the recent public school school due to the un-resolved collective agreement.
Writer, photographer, and community historian Jim Wong- Chu talks about his photographs taken in Vancouver’s Chinatown between 1975-1981 People, Places, Politics capturing and chronicling events in Chinatown’s heady day of protest and civic engagement. Other photos include candid everyday photos within Chinatown. His on display at the Centre A Gallery in Chinatown from September 25 - October 18, 2014
In this segment of “Unsung Heroes Robbe Hardnette interviews Carol Todd- mother of Amanda Todd who took her own life when cyber-bullyed. Carol Todd talks about this tragic event has been a catalyst to shine a line on the stigma of mental illness and the effects of “sex-tortion”. She has created the Amanda Todd Legacy with support form the World Federation Health which ask all to "Light Up Purple all" over the world on October 10th.
Jim Wong-Chu talks about Literasian Festival 2014 - A Festival of Pacific Rim Asian Canadian Writing taking place October 9-12th, 2014 at 612 Main Street.
Art dealer Douglas Reynolds specializing in First Nations Nation artwork talks about his collection and gallery.
Enbridge and Kinder Morgan - energy handing and transporting companies with their expansion plans.
Premier broadcast of September 2014 ACCESS Community on Shaw cable 4 in Metro Vancouver, and Fraser Valley
Hosts: Diana Botea and Gunargie O'Sullivan
The opening segment is a book reading by May Q. Wong’s reading from her "A Cowherd in Paradise”, about her parents' experience as it relates to Chinese Head Tax, Chinese Exclusion Act, their journey aboard the CPR’s "S.S. Empress of Japan” as well the interview process at the “PigHouse” Immigration Detention Centre.
ACCESS TV producers Imtiaz Popat and Sid Tan both members of the Vancouver civic party (C.O.P.E ) Committee of Progressive Electorates are running in the next civic election in November 2014. As per broadcast rules and regulations, this is their last chance to host a broadcast program. Their topics include: Homelessness in Vancouver, cetaceans in captivity at the Vancouver Aquatic Centre, expensive renovation of Vancouver’s Aquatic Centre and transparency in Vancouver civic politics.
LJ Meijer has two segments: The occupation of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Oppenheimer Park by the poor and homeless especially in light of the Mayor’s election platform to end homelessness made four year ago. Not only has homeless not gone down, it has in fact gone up; way up.
In LJ Meijer’s second segment “Questions to City Hall “ , there is analysis between Vancouver City Hall’s official statistics and BC Government’s allotment for shelter rates and the affordability for the poor to live in Vancouver.
ACCESS host Robbe Hardnette in his continuing series of "Unsung Heroes Within Our Community" interviews Carmelita Tapia of Vancouver’s Philippine community. A long time community builder within the Philippine Canadian community with a very list of accomplishments. Among the many topics discussed include the planning of highly successful annual Philippines Independence Day in Greater Vancouver as well as the production of Historama- a re-enacemnt of the history of the Philippines with a cast of over 100 community members.
Sid Tan interviews King- Mong Chan- the low income Chinese seniors outreach worker with the Carnegie Community Action Project within Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Topics includes: urban gentrification as it relates to Chinese seniors, debunking racial stereotypes, poor living conditions, access to assistance, mobilizing clients to fight for their rights.
In August 2014, a toxic tailings pond breach by Imperial Metals Corporation, has jeopardized the water quality of Polly Lake and Hazeltine Creek near Likely, BC within the Cariboo region of the province. Resident Kanahus Manuel along with other community members attempt to get answers from both the mining corporation and an expert on mercury poison expert from Japan.
We end with bass guitarist Sean Gunn performing July 27, 2014 at Astorino at 1739 Venables Street in Vancouver at the Land Defenders- A Fundraising Concert to support the First Nations legal team in confronting Enbridge and Kinder Morgan - energy handing and transporting companies with their expansion plans.
ACCESS Community Television -
Coast Salish Territory Vancouver BC
Premier broadcast of July 2014 ACCESS Community Television on Shaw cable 4 in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Saturday July 26 at 2:00pm (subject to pre-empt) and 11:00pm, Sunday at 10:00pm and Tuesday at 1:00am (early morning) and in same rotation the following week.
Molly Caron hosts.
Opening segment with Robbe Hardnette in the field with Unsung Heroes. He interviews Chinese Canadian veterans Howe Lee, George Chow, Neill Chan and Monty Lee, all in their '90's.Also in the studio: Gunargie O'Sullivan interviews LaTiesha Fazakas, art gallery owner and filmmaker, about her work and Awalaskenis ll - Journey of Truth & Unity; Imtiaz Popat chats with Rachel Iwassa about the Queer Arts Festival at the Roundhouse until August 9.
Field productions include: LJ Meijer with Molly Caron with several "streeters-like" segments about life in the Downtown Eastside; promo of AWALASKENIS ll. Journey of Truth & Unity
with Beau Dick and a video of him titled "Meet Beau Dick- Maker of Monsters!"; raising a Survivors Totem Pole Kickstarter video; LJ Meijer and Gunargie O'Sullivan on government approval of pipelines; some highlights of Multifest at Charles Tupper Secondary in June; Urban Grange with Judy Kenzie music video of This Old World by Fraser Union; and closes with short video from Red Jam Slam closing credits. Throughout are promos of upcoming events...
ACCESS Community Television - June 14, 2014 Coast Salish Territory Vancouver BC
Premier broadcast of June 2014 ACCESS Community Television on Shaw cable 4 in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Saturday June 14, 2014 at @ 2:00pm (subject to pre-empt) and 11:00pm, Sunday at 10:00pm and Tuesday at 1:00 am (early morning) and in same rotation the following week.
Host Molly Caron introduces show then studio interview with Sid Tan his rejection of the BC government apology for historic wrongs against Chinese "domestic aliens" and immigrants. Studio interviews include Wendy Pedersen and Sid Tan report back on the 3rd monthly general meeting of the Downtown Eastside United followed by Wendy Pedersen with Tristan Markle on affordable housing approval for a Vancouver Housing Authority; Robbe Hardnette on the late Mick Sahota, an "Unsung Hero" fondly recalled by siblings George and Vickey; Wendy Pedersen with Haisla and baby Malaika Collins (ACCESS first baby on camera?) on the Aboriginal Artisan program currently at the Carnegie Centre; Gunargie O'Sullivan with Tammy Lynne Elder of Project Eagle Feather and her experience with child apprehension; and Imtiaz Popat with Sirish Rao on the upcoming Indian Summer- a festival of arts, ideas and diversity. Also in the interview, composer Neelamjit Dhillon who commemorates the Komagata Maru with Music.
Field productions include LJ Meijer's field report of Mark Amodeo chatting with Molly Caron on life in the Downtown Eastside; Judy and Ethan Kenzie with another Urban Grange on succession planting; and closing the show credits over self-watering container. an Urban Grange from Judy and Ethan Kenzie.
Premier broadcast of May 2014 ACCESS Community Television on Shaw cable 4 in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Saturday May 17 at 2:00pm (subject to pre-empt) and 11:00pm, Sunday at 10:00pm and Tuesday at 1:00am (early morning) and in same rotation the following week.
Host Molly Caron. Guest hosts the Riveras - Blessy and Pauline - in the studio on Club FUCI (Fun Unique Creative Individual) with Jaydene Garcia, Samantha Albanese and Rachel Carino. Also in studio is Wendy Pedersen with Tamara Herman and Herb Varley on debrief of the Downtown Eastside Local Area Plan followed by discussion on renovictions with Blair Hewitt, Dean Mattatall and Steven Jensen, three SRO (Single Room Occupancy) tenants on renovictions. Later, Gary Olver with Lou-ann Ika-wega Neel and Shain Jackson on Authentic Indigenous. Field productions include: Jean Swanson and a graphic explanation of homelessness, social housing and welfare rates; All Our Father's Relations film trailer with Elder Larry Grant of Musquean on his Chinese father; two episodes of Urban Grange with Judy Kenzie;Kaleidoscope's student production of Lessons Learned; and a closing segment from Chinatown Today over 25-years ago the featuring the music of Sean Gunn.
Hosted by Molly Caron, this show features a purposed for television interview at Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM and three in studio interviews.Field productions from Cayoosh Creek and Howe Sound to the Downtown Eastside. Also International Women's Day at Co-op Radio, Guru Nanak Kitchen, Metro Vancouver Alliance with closing credits over a Downtown Eastside campaign for a First Nations Healing and Wellness Centre.
We are honoured to have an open with the music of the late Fred Ho on baritone sax. Rest in peace Fred.
Molly Caron introduces show.
In studio Molly Caron, Gunargie O'Sullivan and Sid Tan shamelessly promote Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5FM.
Short cheer from the inaugural meeting of the Downtown Eastside United (working name) founded to secure the needs, assets and tenure of low income and working poor residents.
In a field production, Imtiaz Popat reports on Surrey's Guru Nanak Kitchen during Vaishakh. Its work and community service includes providing food to the needy in the Downtown Eastside.
Blogger and urban planning graduate student Melissa Fong in studio with Sid Tan chats about her #25KLunch meme and contest, homelessness, Mayor Gregor Robertson and the Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning Process, once upon a time and more.
LJ Meijer field production with Molly Caron narrating an update on Cayoosh Creek in Lillooet, BC. Chief Michelle Edwards explains that the BC government continue their construction projects without consultation with the local First Nations community.In studio Gunargie O'Sullivan talks to Diane Johnston about her two cases of child apprehension. She appears on the show with her daughter she has been raising.
Field production with BC's watchdog for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond in conversation with Co-op Radio's Gunargie O'Sullivan and Woody Morrison on the First Nations program Sne'waylh. They discusses the shortcomings within government policy and programs. With a poem titled Grandchildren by Gary Gottfreidson.
International Women's Day on March 8, 2014 at Co-op Radio. Snippets from the 2 hour special Telling It to the Stone complete with interviews and musicians.
In studio interview with George Jolly - Mr. Historian - by Robbe Hardnette of StreetBeats. George, also with of Co-op Radio's "One O'clock Jump", chats with Robbee about the Black community and its history in BC.
"How Sound is Howe Sound?" is a short film by Richard Macdonald of Kaliedoscope. It examines the stressors of mining and logging and its effect on marine life.
Highlights of the founding assembly of the Metro Vancouver alliance who cite their four top issues: housing, transit, poverty and social isolation.
Closing credits over a paint-in in the Downtown Eastside to press for a First Nations Healing and Wellness Centre at Hastings and Gore
Hosted by Molly Caron.
Karen Gilchrist of the Social Housing Alliance chats with Sid Tan about the re-zoning and re-development of Heather Place in Vancouver, BC which threatens affordability for marginal woman.
Gunargie O'Sullivan chats with bord members of Red Jam Slam Society about their cultural projects: Resonating Reconciliation through arts and music - Stories of First Nations Residential School experience.
Members of the NCRA- National Campus & Community Radio Society (Shelley Robinson, Karri Benninghaus, Will Lafrance) talk about partnering with the Red Jam Slam Society having made over 70 radio podcasts.
Charlotte Leblance-Haentjens of WMovers with Gunargie O'Sullivan on a moving company which hires marginal woman based on age, race and who have faced violence in their past.
Wendy Pedersen on Free Transit - Transit Working Group with Lookout Society's Karen O'Shannacery and Wanda Mulholland of Burnaby Taskforce on Homelessness on free transit for the homeless.
Judy Kenzie, gardener and entrepreneur, chats with Molly Caron about Urban Seed Project, vertical gardens and any place you can place dirt you can grow things.
Deborah Littman, organizer of Metro Vancouver Alliance, and Wendy Pedersen talk about civic engagement and getting involved in the community.
Sid Tan chats with Larry Wong of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum talks about the documentary Operation Oblivion, a story of secret commando unit of Canadians of Chinese descent working behind enemy lines during WWII.
Also Kaleidoscope Productions' short film Old School Perseverance on navigating the school system and the importance of staying in school.
Closing credits over some sights and sounds of the 23rd Annual Missing and Murdered Women's March in the Downtown Eastside February 14, 2014.
Black History Month
Segments include: Black History Month, Hobiyee Nisga'a New Year Celebration,
First Nations Child Apprehension and International Human Rights Association of American Minorities,
Mother Language Day, Downtown Eastside Local Area Planning Process,
Cayoosh Creek Lillooet Blockade, Spirit Of The Language,
Our January 2014 show opens with some New Year resolutions. Host Gunargie O'Sullivan moderates a panel with Carol Martin, Melanie LeCoy, Marilyn McKee on personal stories of dealing with MCFD. Wendy Pedersen chats with Tami Starlight and Vanessa Bui about the Anti-Oppression Tour.
Field productions include Gunargie O'Sullivan update on MCFD vs LONI EDMONDS. a Mount Currie child apprehension case and introduces us to DAN (Bird Call Man) who shows not just women have kids apprehended. Sid Tan reports on political apologies and Lucas Meijer produces four reports: Anushka Nagji interviews Mona Woodward of the Aboriginal Front Door on the Bedford decision; ACCESS Human Rights Day at the Carnegie Community Centre; Don Larson on Marpole and the need for parks; and a credit roll over activities at the Aboriginal Front Door Human Rights Day event with an interview by Anushka Nagji with Mona Woodward and an Elder.
In studio recorded guests include: Ted Bruce of BC Poverty Reduction Coalition; Victoria Rose Bull of Raise the Rates; Tracey Bonneau of the En'owkin Centre in Penticton; Kristen Cheung of Ricepaper magazine, Lani Russwurm with his book Vancouver Was Awesome; and Skundaal (Bernie Williams) on Sacred Circle Society's Survivors Pole.
Field productions: two reports by LJ Meijer aboriginal child apprehensions and the closing of the Ho Sung Hing printing shop. Our mobile studio crew with segments from the literASIAN Celebration Banquet honouring Brian Lam and Arsenal Pulp Press for community building - Madeleine Thien on "invisible" writers and Evelyn Lau, Vancouver Poet Laureate. Closing sequence music by Sean Gunn.
Hosted by Gunargie O'Sullivan; interviewers Gunargie O'Sullivan, Wendy Pedersen and Sid Tan.
In studio recorded guests include: DJ Larkin, Pivot Legal Society; Michael Vonn, BC Civil Liberties Association; Jennifer Allan and Anthony Guitar, Vancouver Dtes Cop Watch; Nathan Cromptom, Vancouver Area Netwok of Drug Users; Haroon Khan, Pakistan-Canada Association; and Mike Dangeli and Woody Morrison, Aboriginal Veterans. Field productions include: LJ Meijer - and Markers of Resistance walking tour at Heart of the City Festival; and AHA Media -- Downtown Eastside Street Market and our closing credit roll from Opening Procession of the Heart of the City Festival.
Hosted by Gunargie O'Sullivan; interviewers Imtiaz Popat and Anushka
October 2013 - Hosts Gunargie O'Sullivan and Sid Tan with interviewers Imtiaz Popat and Wendy Pedersen. Field reports include: Mark Freeman on May 4th Jane's Walk in the Downtown Eastside; Sid Tan on sights and sounds of the Women's Housing March; and two by LJ Meijer - carver Bernie Williams and friends moving totem pole and an interview with Geoffrey Howes of the Living Balance Investment Group.
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