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#804 The Interrogation Of Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown might think himself quite the question master, but today the tables have turned and our guest host, the Jonathan Torrens, investigates the inner workings of this show's host.
August 8, 2022

#802 Jody Porter And A Complicated Legacy

Jody Porter was a reporting powerhouse at the CBC and advocated for human rights and Indigenous rights in Northwestern Ontario for decades. But she had complicated feelings about her work toward the end of her life. Jody passed away on July 19, 2022 and we are re-airing a conversation where she talked about these complicated feelings she had about her legacy. This interview originally aired in 2020.
August 1, 2022

#800 Cindy Blackstock’s Long Game

Cindy Blackstock was always aware that Indigenous children in Canada were treated differently, that their mistreatment and deaths were accepted as the status quo. This is the story of what she did about it.
July 25, 2022

#798 Pardon My French

What's in a word? Especially when that word carries with it the pain of hundreds of years of racism? This week we talk about how the controversy over the public use of the N-word plays out differently in French and English in this country.
July 18, 2022

#796 CPC F*ckery

Patrick Brown was disqualified from the Conservative's leadership race. But what does that mean? And why are these internal politics always so... stabby?
July 11, 2022

#794 Enormous Fires Everywhere

Raging wildfires are now a normal part of summertime in Canada. Climate change comes at you fast, but the impact of these fires is far from equal across different regions. Those most likely to have to flee their homes are Indigenous people, and this disproportionate risk is only growing. The number of evacuees from First Nation reserves doubled over the last decade. Producer Sarah Lawrynuik travels to a remote Manitoba community to look at what fire has done to one community, and examines the implications for tens of thousands of other people in the years to come.
July 4, 2022

#792 Education: What Is It Good For?

Funding cuts, tuition increases and staff layoffs. What's going on with post-secondary institutions in Alberta?
June 27, 2022

#790 The Dubious Botanist

Steven Newmaster, a botany professor, once shone a light on the nutritional supplement industry and called them frauds. Now, the light is being shone on him by his colleagues. And boy, buckle up because this story is a wild ride.
June 20, 2022
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