The City is an urban affairs radio program and podcast with a Vancouver focus and a critical analysis. It is currently on hiatus. The program was a weekly one-hour radio program broadcast live Tuesdays at 5pm on CiTR 101.9 FM at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territory, syndicated on CJSF 90.1 FM at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby on Fridays at 10am, and available as a podcast. Find out more about the many ways you can listen to the show here.
Each week host and producer Andy Longhurst provides listeners with a critical look at our changing urban landscapes. The program includes in-depth interviews, discussions, documentaries, commentaries, music, and much more. You’ll find critical discussions of the people, politics, and processes shaping our urban geographies – on issues ranging from gentrification to indigenous rights to urban economic change. You will hear the voices and perspectives of urban thinkers, activists on the ground, and key urban policymakers as we explore the issues transforming urban life.
If you are interested in having content featured on The City or producing content for the program, please email Andy Longhurst. The program is entirely a volunteer effort and is made possible through listener-supported independent community and campus radio. The City is produced and distributed out of CiTR 101.9 FM.
Host and Producer
Andy Longhurst is originally from Portland, Oregon. He is the former CiTR News Director and produced News 101, CiTR’s twice-weekly newshour, for nearly two years. He covered the urban activism surrounding the 2010 Olympic Games on the ground extensively for CiTR Radio, and in 2010, Andy’s story “Poverty Olympics” received the National Campus and Community Radio Association‘s (NCRA) award for Outstanding Achievement in News. In 2013, he received an award for coverage of the Musqueam First Nation’s struggle to protect a culturally significant village and burial site in Vancouver under threat of condominium development.