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Cross Country Checkup is Canada's only national phone-in show, broadcasting live from coast to coast to coast. Checkup is Canada's weekly town hall — a place for raw, honest perspectives on the most pressing issues of the week. For over 55 years, it's where Canadians gather to listen to each other every Sunday afternoon. Call us: 1-888-416-8333.
 
We live in a confusing world… so if you’ve ever stopped and asked yourself WHY something matters, we’re here to help. Every week Adam Toy and Dave McIvor will ask one big question and uncover the answer to help you truly understand what’s going on around you. They'll try to get to the bottom of the issue by chatting with experts, journalists and even folks directly involved. They may not have all the answers to climate change, world politics or the economy BUT you can join them on this weekl ...
 
Hosted by Rachel Humphreys, Nosheen Iqbal and Michael Safi, Today in Focus brings you closer to Guardian journalism. Combining personal storytelling with insightful analysis, this podcast takes you behind the headlines for a deeper understanding of the news, every weekday
 
Toronto is home, but how well do you really know it? Host Dani Stover brings you in-depth interviews and stories about the wild, random, important, and under-appreciated places, people and things that shape the city. Regular episodes shine a light on the corners of Toronto you never knew existed and the ones you've always wanted to know more about.
 
CBC Radio's All In A Day is Ottawa's number one afternoon drive program -- and covers all of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec. Join Alan Neal each weekday for a fresh take on the news you need to know, regular weather and traffic updates, an overview of the best cultural events the area has to offer, and insightful interviews with politicians, musicians, thinkers and more. Contact the show at allinaday@cbc.ca or follow along on Twitter @cbcallinaday
 
After hosting a successful morning radio show, Nathan Knight and Tosh Taylor are excited to be back working together.Not excited enough to be back in the same space but make it work from Manitoba & New Brunswick. They are constantly learning more and more about each other through dumb things they have done in their lives that always seem to come up each week with current affairs and other idiots around the world. Become one of their friends by listening in and relaxing...or letting them give ...
 
RezBirds is a team of four Indigenous men that are tackling the hard hitting issues of modern society with eloquent lunacy. If you like deep issues but would rather they went off the deep end than into an ivory tower, then this podcast is a must listen. The team uses adult language and themes and it is not a PG program. Listener discretion is advised.
 
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The Agenda in the Summer's look back on still-relevant current affairs issues continues as we revisit significant protests that, during their time, were unprecedented. First, a discussion about 2011's Occupy Wall Street in New York, the spark that sent protesters into financial districts in many cities around the world, including in Canada. What we…
 
The Roth IRA was invented by Congress to incentivize middle-class retirement savings. ProPublica’s Justin Elliott explains how venture capitalist Peter Thiel ended up with $5 billion in his. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices…
 
After months of lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, people are getting outdoors, and being in nature has healing effects. Forest therapy, also known as forest bathing or Shinrin-Yoku, is a therapeutic practice that people can safely enjoy. Northwestern Ontario Hubs journalist Charnel Anderson tells us about how the concept developed in 1980s Jap…
 
Art historian Charmaine Nelson on the power of marking the country’s first official Emancipation Day, and how the legacy of slavery is still felt in Canada today. Fans share their thoughts as Blue Jays return to town for the first time since September 2019. And writer Larry Olmstead talks about the power of sports beyond the stadium.…
 
At times this summer, it has been easy to imagine the pandemic is largely behind us. But Canada's top doctor says we're in a "precarious moment," and warned Friday of a fourth wave of COVID-19. Dr. Srinivas Murthy, pediatric critical care physician and infectious diseases specialist, answers questions about COVID-19 and the fourth wave.…
 
With Simone Biles's decision to exit two Olympic events, suddenly the world's top gymnast appears vulnerable. Some are calling it her greatest Olympic achievement — one that could revolutionize elite competition and choices made by Olympic athletes. Our question this week: Do we expect too much from Olympic athletes? What did you do when expectatio…
 
Last May the Colonial Pipeline, an American oil pipeline originating in Houston, Texas suffered a ransomware cyberattack, affecting the computer system managing the line. It's just the type of scenario journalist Ted Koppel speculated about in his 2016 book, "Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath." He spoke to Stev…
 
Two of the most notable athletes at the Tokyo games have made headlines, but not for their podium finishes. Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka and gymnastics star Simone Biles both made early exits from the games, and both have cited concerns over their mental health. National Post columnist Sabrina Maddeaux joins Dave to discuss the significance of Osaka’s…
 
This week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his final state of the nation. He’s been called the “vigilante president” for his handling of the illegal drug trade, and his treatment of dissenters. Today on Front Burner, veteran investigative journalist Sheila Coronel reflects on what his legacy might mean for the future of the Philippin…
 
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a fake feminist. Everybody knows it – he’s not fooling anybody. But that didn’t stop him from weighing in the Montreal Canadiens controversy involving prospect Logan Mailloux. Time and time again, the Trudeau Liberals have demonstrated that they’re anything but feminists. A number of Liberal MPs have been entangled …
 
Back in 2015, we asked tech experts if people had become too reliant on algorithms for anything from internet searches, to credit scores, health care, and policing. And in 2016, we invited University of Toronto computer science professor Geoffrey Hinton - whose research on deep learning had been used by Google to help power its search engine - to d…
 
The nation’s murder rate rose by almost 25 percent last year — the largest increase in at least 60 years. This year might be even worse. ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis reports on “The Great Regression.” Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. An earlier version of t…
 
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, non-essential travel between Canada and the U.S. has been shut down. But there are signs we could see a return to cross-border traffic by the end of the summer, with both Canada and the U.S. offering re-opening dates. National Post political reporter Anja Karadeglija joins Dave to discuss the plan for …
 
A draft of the anti-Alberta inquiry was leaked and didn't find what it thought it would. And Facebook is partnering up with The Globe and Mail and Jesse wants in. Writer Sandy Garossino co-hosts. Links: More on the leaked draft of the Allan Inquiry A photo of the "Wanted" Mark Zuckerberg posters can be found here This episode is supported by Dispat…
 
The successful campaign to keep the Great Barrier Reef off Unesco’s ‘in danger’ list has been greeted with dismay – and gloom about the reef’s chance of recovery. Graham Readfearn explains the fierce global effort to deny the impact of the climate crisis on a prized natural asset. This episode includes explicit language. Help support our independen…
 
Haiti was the first Caribbean country to gain its independence after a successful revolt against slavery. But the country has been troubled ever since, suffering dictatorships, coups and natural disasters.Now its most recent president, Jovenel Moise, has been assassinated. His controversial rule was marred by the rise of gang violence, and protests…
 
Capitol police officers testified on Tuesday in the building they defended on January 6. Seamus Hughes, a former congressional investigator, explains whether their testimony will make a difference. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad …
 
Tonight, we look at the benefits and drawbacks of all the time people spend online through two social science lenses. First, author, psychologist and journalist Susan Pinker, whose 2015 book, "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier," brought her to The Agenda. And then according to social scientist Sherry Tur…
 
A new memo shows that the Trudeau government is concerned about the financial state of the CBC and claims it is under “immense financial pressure.” This despite the CBC receiving $1.2 billion from the government each and every year. The CBC has declining ad revenues, minuscule audiences and, worst of all, it pushes divisive identity politics and im…
 
In 2011, Facebook and Twitter played a large role in the Arab Spring uprising. Since revolutions existed before the advent of social media, we wondered how much of a difference they really make? Then, this year, we invited author Ron Deibert to discuss the ideas he brought forth in his book, "Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society," and w…
 
On this week’s collected, connected conversations (the sixth in our summer series): back to school. Well, not quite yet. But it is around the corner, so we thought we’d help you prep with an education-related retrospective. And with so much material to cover, we’ve set aside two dates on our course calendar. Featured voices this podcast include (in…
 
The Agenda in the Summer's journey into TVO's video vault continues with a look at how technology has evolved over the years. In the beginning, the internet presented a novel way to learn and communicate. In 1996, tech-savvy author Cory Doctorow (who at the time was a ,webmaster,) and tech executive Bill Washburn visited Studio 2 to convince Steve …
 
Vox’s Umair Irfan explains why the United States is seeing another Covid-19 surge. Dr. Rhea Boyd says the country is getting unvaccinated people all wrong. Transcript at vox.com/todayexplained. Support Today, Explained by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoice…
 
Ryerson University (aka X University) has a Journalism department in turmoil over student grievances. As similar reckonings sweep Canada's other J-Schools, Jesse sits down with departing Ryerson Prof Karyn Pugliese and former Undergraduate Director Lisa Taylor to discuss why they both left their posts. Then, reporter Cherise Seucharan talks to Ryer…
 
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women in the world. She explains why the authority gap persists, and asks what we can do about it. Help sup…
 
Haitian-American historian Marlene Daut discusses the county's history, tracing a direct line from the Haitian Revolution of 1804 to today's unrest, and asks who bears responsibility for that unrest.We also revisit our conversation with journalist James Nestor about the science and history of breathing. He shares some simple ways to improve yours —…
 
More than 20 protesters were arrested by Toronto Police on Wednesday after the police used force to break up an illegal homeless encampment. Leftist activists were outraged to see the police doing their jobs and enforcing the law. But there’s a lot more to this story – these illegal encampments have been in place for months and the police and polit…
 
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