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The secrets of a three thousand year old mummy

Gayle Gibson.jpg The next guest in the Explore Science Speaker Series is Egyptologist Gayle Gibson. She'll be speaking at Dynamic Earth about the life and times of Nefer-Mut, who was mummified three thousand years ago. She shared some of the secrets of this mummy with us. Listen audio (runs 7:11)

Reaction to Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

We assembled a panel to talk about the TRC report. It included Michael Cachagee, a former residential school student, Jonathan Dewar, Director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University and Mike DeGagne, president of Nipissing University. Listen audio (runs 15:42)

The excitement of having your son play in Stanley Cup finals

Andrew_Desjardins.jpeg The finals in the battle for the Stanley Cup will pit the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Chicago Blackhawks. That's exciting for Linda Desjardins of Sudbury. Her son Andrew plays for the Blackhawks. She shared some of that excitement with us. Listen audio (runs 6:50)

Photo: Andrew Desjardins (Twitter/@AndrewDesjardin)

Teaching in Ecuador

Heather Mohamdee 02.jpg Heather Mohamdee is a third year education student at Laurentian University. She just returned to Canada from a one month placement in Ecuador. We dialed her up to find out about her experience there. Listen audio (runs 4:42)

Photo: Heather Mohamdee and one of her students in Ecuador. (supplied)

Street reaction to bear being shot in Southern Ontario

black bear 25.jpg A black bear that wandered into a neighbourhood near Newmarket in Southern Ontario was shot by police for safety reasons. Some people were upset the bear wasn't tranquilized and relocated. We went to the streets of Sudbury for some reaction. Listen audio (runs 4:51)

"Gay" sweater fighting homophobia

Jeremy Dias.JPG Using a sweater to fight homophobia... but not just any sweater. This is the probably the "most gay sweater" you've ever seen. It's made out of hair from people in the LGBT community. Jeremy Dias is the man behind the sweater. He joined us in studio. Listen audio (runs 9:32)

Sudbury Species of the Month - Pale Corydalis

Pale Corydalis.jpg It's a new month and with it comes a new Species of the Month for Sudbury. Stephen Monet, the Manager of Environmental Planning Initiatives with the city of Greater Sudbury told us all about the Pale Corydalis. Listen audio (runs 7:42)

Photo: An Illustration of the Pale Corydalis by Astrid Colton (Courtesy of the City of Greater Sudbury website)

Firing the starter pistol at the Parapan Am Games

John Roberts.jpg On your marks... get ready... to meet John Roberts. He'll be firing the starter pistol at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto in August. John will be one of the officials at the games. He spoke with the CBC's Markus Schwabe at a Sudbury track meet. Listen audio (runs 8:23)

Photo: John Roberts with his starter pistol at a Sudbury track meet (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

Discontent in Northern Ontario downtowns

downtown-sudbury.jpg CBC reporter Erik White tells us about a drive in Sault Ste. Marie to disband the downtown association and how there are similar feelings among businesspeople in downtown Sudbury. Listen audio (runs 6:46)

Photo: Downtown Sudbury(Yvon Theriault/Radio-Canada)

Angels and Demons - exposed through nature

lacloche-angel-and-demon.jpg They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A picture taken by a Sudbury couple on a northern lake is generating a lot of questions. What's in it, is in the eye of the beholder... You won't want to miss this story prepared by the CBC's Markus Schwabe. Listen audio (runs 11:01)

Photo: Image of rocks and bushes on LaCloche Lake reflecting on the water and flipped over from horizontal to vertical position. Do you see an angel and a demon? (Marc Laplante)