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How climate change is screwing up water in the Prairies
"Whiplash" between extreme wet and dry is becoming the new normal
CANADALAND
#776 Prairie Poop Bots, Floods And Water Shortages
Canada might be a water-rich country, but that doesn't mean we don't have problems with water security. This week, we look at water issues in the most arid part of Canada, the Prairies, and see how climate change and city planning are both exacerbating the problem.
The Backbench
#29 Screaming Children, Dying Planet
With deals for affordable childcare now in place across the country, we compare what each province got and discuss what this process might reveal for future programs, like pharmacare. And we dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the government’s Emissions Reductions Plan.
The Backbench
#19 A Bill That’s Ideally Never Used
BC's emergency on top of emergency has us wondering where the federal government needs to step in. And the latest "lockdown bill" and Throne Speech reveals where our federal government is at.
Short Cuts
#730 Rain, Rain, Marie Henein
As British Columbia assesses the damage from the downpour, what is the media's role when disaster strikes? And Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer is back in the news over a controversy but is Jesse too close to the story to critique it?
The Backbench
#18 A Cynical Guide To COP26
Prime Minister Trudeau celebrated Canada's role at COP26 - but what is there to celebrate really? And Conservatives MPs try to start a 'civil liberties caucus' while the Liberal caucus vote not to empower themselves. 
Why CANADALAND has had almost no climate coverage
And our new producer's effort to change that
CANADALAND
#729 The Most Monotonous Emergency, Ever
On the heels of COP26, Jesse heads back to school as he and his new senior producer, Sarah Lawrynuik, duke it out over whether climate change is either a) boring or b) the most exciting story ever told. Sarah takes Jesse through the psychological factors at play, the history, the politics and the morality of the climate crisis, while making her case for the latter. Will Canadaland move forward with stories about climate change? Listen to find out.
Short Cuts
#706 Chopped And O’Tooled
Twitter became the centre of the election this week when they put a "manipulated media” tag on one of Chrystia Freeland’s tweets, which contained an edited video of Conservative leader Erin O’Toole. And is science journalism at a crisis point in Canada? An analysis finds Canada’s biggest newspapers gave about half as much coverage to the IPCC’s major recent climate report as US ones did.
CANADALAND
#326 While We Weren’t Looking
In the face of a global pandemic, it’s hard to focus on anything else.