Thursday, October 27, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Just a few of the highlights from the latest show. For a more detailed rundown, click on "Read More" at the bottom of this entry.
TUNISIA: ELECTION-WINNING PARTY.Tunisians demanded democracy and got it. And now, along the rest of the world, they have questions about what kind of government they've just voted in. The Ennahda party has won. It refers to itself as a moderate political party, but it's been called an Islamist party by some, and a conservative party by others. Ennahda is led by Rachid Ghannouchi -- who returned to Tunisia after twenty years in exile.Yusra Ghannouchi is his daughter and a spokesperson for the party. Carol speaks to her from Tunis
EDMONTON FUNDING: MAYOR. Yesterday was a good news, bad news kind of day for Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. The good news was that city council approved funding for a new downtown arena for the Oilers. The bad news was that Ottawa is pulling ninety-two million dollars from a planned Royal Alberta Museum. Carol talks to the mayor.
SOUND OF THE DAY: COUNTERFEIT MEDICINE.So, there's Interpol, the international police cooperation agency and then there's Interpol, the indie-rock band. One of them released a new song today. You guessed right: Interpol the agency today released music by South Africa's Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Senegal's Youssou N'Dour. The song, called "Proud to Be," is part of a campaign to address the prevalence and danger of counterfeit medicine. We have it for you.
SLAVE LAKE DOCS LEAVING.Out of the fire and into... the fire. Months after forest fires devastated their community, Slave Lake is losing nearly half of its doctors. Carol speaks to one of the doctors left behind.
TALKBACK: SHATNER'S NEW ALBUM. We played. You responded. We respond.
ARGENTINA: DIRTY WAR WITNESS. In Argentina, Alfredo Astiz is known as the "Blond Angel of Death". And when his life sentence was read out last night, crowds cheered outside the Buenos Aires courtroom. Miriam Lewin is one of the few who survived his torture and killing cells, taken there when she was just 19. Tonight she talks to Carol.
TURKEY: BUILDING STANDARDS. Every time an aftershock hit Eastern Turkey today, people in buildings still standing ran into the streets in panic. With good reason. More than five hundred people were killed in the earthquake -- many because of shoddy construction practices. The Turkish prime minister has gone so far as to call it murder. Carol speaks to Polat Gülkan, a Turkish professor of civil engineering.