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Metro Morning
with Matt Galloway

Nasdaq record

Nasdaq took investors on a wild ride through the dot-com boom and bust. Now it's back, bigger than ever. Should we be worried? Our business commentator Armine Yalnizyan looks at the new rush to technology stocks.
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Film review

The weekend is almost upon us, and that means new movies. Among them, a romance called "The Age of Adeline", and a sci-fi film called Ex Machina . Our movie reviewer Karen Gordon talked about those movies.
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Ontario Budget

The plans for how your money will be spent by the provincial government over the next year have been released. Guest host Helen Mann talked to the Premier, Kathleen Wynne, about what those plans mean to you.
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Nurses and budget

Health care tops the files in the budget, but there's concern that spending for the coming year is virtually frozen at just under 51-billion dollars. How will this affect the delivery of health care? Guest host Helen Mann talked to Doris Grinspun . She is the President of the Ontario Registered Nurses' Association.
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Blair Legacy 5

Bill Blair's term as Chief of Police comes to an end tomorrow. All this week we've been looking at the issues he's faced and the legacy he is leaving behind. This morning, we'll conclude our series with a conversation with Julian Falconer. He's a lawyer who's represented people who have suffered at the hands of police, but also someone who's worked with Chief Blair in the past. 
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Factory collapse anniversary

It's been two years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh. The tragedy killed more than 11-hundred workers and left thousands more injured. We talk about what's been done to improve conditions for the workers who produce our "fast fashion."
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Steel Pan

Given today's weather, summer might seem oh so far away. But it will heat up, and when it does, you're sure to hear the warm-weather sounds of the Pan Fantasy Steel band at events around the city. The group has been playing for 28 years and now its long-time leader, Wendy Jones, is receiving a Harry Jerome Award for her work with them.
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Hamiltime

Fancy a Saturday spent touring some up-and-coming neighbourhoods? Not here in Toronto, but in Hamilton. Tomorrow a group of locals will board a bus and spend the day getting to know Steeltown.
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Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner has spent much of his adult life in the public eye. But in recent months, he's been quiet about the speculation around his gender identity. He'll break that silence tonight with A-B-C's Diane Sawyer.
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What's On: Community theatre, theatre for young people and more

There are many stage productions taking place in venues across the city -- from community theatre in the church to a play about cyber-bullying at Young People's Theatre. Here are the details:


The Vicar of Dibley
Apr 23 to Apr 25
Jubilee United Church

Theatre Columbus has a mandate to "create, through a collaborative process, new and original Canadian plays that combine a physical theatre tradition with social and personal issues relevant to our time and place." The company has collaborated with local church ministers in the city for a special fundraising show to benefit its Play Development Program. The show is adapted from the hit BBC show about the kerfuffle caused by a new female vicar in a small British town.

For more information on the performance, check out the Theatre Columbus website.


Manaveli Arangdal: Festival of Theatre
Apr 26
Flato Markham Theatre

Like many immigrant communities, theatre provides the Sri Lankan Tamil community in the city a platform to raise cultural awareness and engage in social debate. This year's festival looks at issues of gender and violences, and the expectations around the role of women in society.

For more information, check out the Manaveli Arangdal Facebook page.


Tagged
Apr 21 to May 8
Young People's Theatre

The plot of the play reads as if it's taken right from the headlines. A photo of a young woman passed out at a party with the word 'slut' written on her face goes viral, and a bunch of young people are questioned about their role in the situation. Playwright Dave Deveau says he wanted to look at the psychologically of kids who have grown up with the internet and their online interactions.

For more information, check out the Young People's Theatre website.


Books and Brunch
Apr 26 (10 AM)
King Edward Hotel

This edition of the popular series run by Ben McNally books includes former CBC producer Peter Kavanagh who has written a critically-lauded memoir called The Man Who Learned to Walk Three Times.

For more information, check out the Ben McNally website.

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Migrant Voyage

Matt Galloway spoke with Bayan Khatib, a Syrian activist here in Toronto, as well as Mohamed Eid, her friend who escaped Syria by boat -- the kind of voyage that's at the heart of today's emergency summit in Europe to address the spiraling migrant crisis.
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Ontario Budget

Matt Galloway spoke with Mowat Centre economist Mike Moffatt about how the Ontario government intends to deal with its $11 billion deficit... and what might be cut along the way.
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Blair Legacy 4

Continuing our conversations on the legacy Chief Bill Blair is leaving behind, and what it means for the Toronto Police Service moving forward, Matt Galloway spoke with "Jane Doe," the activist who's worked with police on sexual assault issues for years.
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Sue Deacon Cup

Friends, family and hockey enthusiasts will meet this weekend to celebrate the life of local hockey advocate Sue Deacon at the second annual Sue Deacon Cup External Site, raising money for ovarian cancer research. Matt Galloway spoke with Sue's sister, Chris Deacon.
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YouTube 10 Years

The first YouTube video turns 10 today. It's a short, unremarkable video of a guy at the zoo talking about elephants. Matt Galloway spoke with Toronto Star tech reporter Raju Mudhar about how we got from that to a platform that's changed the TV landscape.
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Farm is Fine

If recent media reports are to be believed, the family farm is no way for anyone to make a living these days. But one former downtown Toronto resident, who now runs a farm in Creemore, says it's not just surviving... it's thriving. Matt Galloway spoke with Brent Preston, co-owner of The New Farm.
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NHL and Rogers

Matt Galloway spoke with business commentator Michael Hlinka.
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Mississauga LRT

In the next seven years, residents of Mississauga and Brampton will be able to ride a 23-kilometre L-R-T which is being paid for entirely by the provincial government. Matt Galloway talked to the Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie.
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Transit funding

From the federal budget to the province's offer to pick up the tab for the Mississauga-Brampton L-R-T, there's been a lot of talk about transit in the past 24 hours. What does it mean for Toronto? Host Matt Galloway talked to T-T-C chair Josh Colle.
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Fed Budget

Our business commentator Armine Yalnizyan was in the budget lockup yesterday and learned a few surprising things about what is being billed as an innovation in public funding for infrastructure.
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Blair legacy 3

We continue our series of conversations looking at the legacy of Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair, as he finishes his last week on the job. Host Matt Galloway talke to Ken Jeffers, a long-time community activist who worked with Bill Blair on youth violence before and during his time as police chief.
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Carding

For years, the relationship between the police and young Black men in this city has been an uneasy one. In the new edition of Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole gets inside that relationship in article called "The skin I'm in"... He writes that he's been stopped and interrogated over 50 times by police. What's that like? Why does it happen and what difference might having a Black Chief of Police make? Host Matt Galloway talked to Desmond Cole.
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Maple Syrup

You know it's good on pancakes but now researchers are saying maple syrup can help fight bacteria. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj fills us in on the sticky details.
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Organ donors

It was one of the most heartfelt thanks ever heard yesterday as the parents of twins thanked an anonymous donor for giving a piece his liver to help one of their girls. Host Matt Galloway talked to Dr. Gary Levy. He is the director of the Living Liver Donor program at Toronto General Hospital.
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E-Waste Earth day

Is our obsession with the newest electronic gadget threatening the health of the planet? Host Matt Galloway talked to Cliff Hacking from the Electronic Products Recycling Association on the problem of e-waste and how to reduce it.
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