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August 2014 Archives

Marching across Canada to raise awareness about PTSD

IMG_20140822_162452.jpgTwo former Canadian peacekeepers are walking across Canada to raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder. Steve Hartwig and Jason McKenzie stop by the Homerun studio to talk about their march and their battle with the disease.
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New documentary explores life of Lucien Bouchard

(Graham Hughes Canadian Press).jpgA new documentary delves into the life and politics of Quebec politician Lucien Bouchard. Carl Leblanc, director of The Nation speaks with Homerun about the private time he had with Bouchard, the former Premier of Quebec and the founder of the Bloc Québécois. (Photo Graham Hughes Canadian Press)
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Remembering Pointe-Claire swim legend George Gate

Gate1.jpgLegendary swimming coach and Pointe-Claire resident George Gate has died at the age of 89. Dave Stubbs, sports columnist for the Montreal Gazette, explains Gate's impact on swimmers nation-wide. (Photo courtesy Pointe-Claire)
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Accused war criminal Mugesera says he fears for his life

(Paul Chiasson Canadian Press).jpgLéon Mugesera is awaiting trial in Rwanda for charges of inciting genocide. Jean-Thomas Léveillé, a reporter with La Presse met Mugesera in prison in Kigali. It was Mugesera's first interview with a Canadian reporter since being deported from Canada. (Photo Paul Chiasson Canadian Press)
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Seven-year selfie video

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In 2008 Hugo Cornellier started taking selfies, and he didn't stop. He's taken a selfie every day for the past 7 years, and he put them in a Youtube video. Hugo spoke to Homerun's Morgan Dunlop. 

 

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Kahnawake community divided over removal of non-natives

A Mohawk woman and her non-native husband are facing a possible eviction from Kahnawake. Regan Jacobs, the executive producer at Mohawk Television discusses new talk in the community surrounding Kahnawake membership laws.
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How to cover suicide in the media

Williams.jpg"Few things make us more uncomfortable than writing about suicide," says Globe and Mail writer André Picard. He helped draft a modern set of guidelines for covering suicide for the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma. (Photo Reed Saxon, File/The Associated Press)
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Growing up gay in Montreal

IMG_20140812_172449.jpgSharon Hill and Dane Robertson grew up gay in Montreal in very two different generations. Sharon is 63 and Dane is 25. They explain what it was like to come out and what they've learned from each other.
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Bernard St-Laurent on Bloc Québécois MP resignation

BERNIE.jpgCBC senior Quebec political analyst Bernard St-Laurent weighs in on the wave of defections from the Bloc Québécois and a planned tour of Quebec by the federal Conservatives.
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New drugs help prevent the contraction of HIV

Radio-Canada Marie-Sandrine Auger.jpgHIV is still prevalent in the gay community but there are new ways to treat the virus and prevent it from being contracted, says Dr. Réjean Thomas the co-founder of L'Actuel Medical Clinic in Montreal's gay village. Homerun's Steve Rukavina speaks with Dr. Thomas.
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Searching for root of Ebola outbreaks

health-ebola-africa.jpgA Montreal-based researcher has spent a lot of time in Africa, working to find the root of Ebola outbreaks. Scientists believe the virus started with an infected animal. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop speaks with Colin Chapman, Canada Research Chair on Primate Ecology and Conservation at McGill University.
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Remembering Hiroshima 69 years later

5xc6Qi_bell.JPG"I wish the bells will promote peace throughout the world" says Dr. Henry Shibata, speaking about the Montreal botanical gardens' peace bell being rung to mark 69 years since the Hiroshima bombing. Shibata speaks about moving to Hiroshima as young man following the bombing, and about studying the effects of radiation on survivors.
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Scotland's pro-union side looks to "No" campaign in Quebec

(Russel Cheyne REUTERS).jpgStrategists from Scotland's pro-union side are looking at the 1980 and 1995 Quebec referendums to develop their campaign. Homerun's Morgan Dunlop speaks with Globe and Mail senior foreign correspondent Mark MacKinnon about why Quebec is an inspiration for Scotland's "no" vote. (Photo Russel Cheyne Reuters)
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Hosting hospital patients from abroad

photo (19).JPGSue Montgomery is hosting three-year-old Waina, and her mother. They travelled from Haiti to get treatment at the Montreal Shriners Hospital. Homerun's Sonali Karnick speaks with Sue about the challenges and rewards of hosting a patient.
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