Friday, December 16, 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. Or consult the box marked "Latest Audio" at the right-hand side of the webpage.
OBIT: CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS. In the words of one of his closest friends, Stephen Fry, Christopher Hitchens was "envied, feared, adored, reviled and loved. Never ignored. Never bested. A great and marvellous man." Mr. Hitchens died last night at the age of 62. Guest host Peter Armstrong speaks Graydon Carter, the editor of Vanity Fair.
NEWFOUNDLAND FUNERAL. A family, reunited. After the passing of a popular St. John's hairdresser, the community rallied to bring his Cuban family to New Foundland for his funeral. Tonight, after a long and frustrating process, they finally arrive. We speak to Juan Perez' friend and colleague, Trish Molloy.
RUSSIAN JOURNALIST KILLED. Murder in the North Caucasus. Investigative journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov was murdered last night outside the offices of his newspaper Chernovik. We speak to the project director for of the International Crisis Group for the North Caucasus.
FUKUSHIMA STABILIZED. Stable... After nine months, Japanese authorities say they finally have the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant under control. We speak to The Telegraph's Julian Ryall.
MACKAY SPENDING. They don't call him the Minister of Defence for nothing. Peter MacKay comes under attack, once again, for travelling in style on the taxpayer's dime. We speak to the national director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.
FOR THE RECORD: NEWFOUNDLAND SEX ABUSE. More abuse... A Newfoundland and Labrador Priest faces 38 charges of child sex abuse spanning a period of twenty years.