Dec 13, 2013 | 6:54Day 6 Canada Post, Letters and history Audio
Day 6 Canada Post, Letters and history Dec 13, 2013 | 6:54Canada Post is phasing out door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas over the next five years. A huge blow for letter writing. We talk to Simon Garfield, the author of To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World, about the joys of letters.
Dec 13, 2013 | 14:17Day 6 Clicks for Credibility Audio
Day 6 Clicks for Credibility Dec 13, 2013 | 14:17The internet and traditional media are increasingly duped by phony events that go viral online. Media's desire to ride the viral wave means stories aren't checked and retractions don't matter because by the time things are clarified, people have moved on.
Dec 13, 2013 | 13:08Day 6 Mandela and Violence Audio
Day 6 Mandela and Violence Dec 13, 2013 | 13:08The world mourns the loss of Mandela and celebrates his legacy. But rarely discussed is his role in the armed wing of the ANC. Day 6 is joined by former members of the ANC and the IRA to discuss how violence can be used as a tool to fight for freedom.
Dec 13, 2013 | 9:59Day 6 Seymour Hersh on Obama's Syria Intelligence Audio
Day 6 Seymour Hersh on Obama's Syria Intelligence Dec 13, 2013 | 9:59This week Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist wrote an article, alleging the Obama administration "cherry picked" intelligence about the use of sarin gas in the August chemical attack in Syria. Day 6 talked to Hersh about his allegations.
Dec 13, 2013 | 14:17Day 6 Buzzfeed on fact-checking viral stories Audio
Day 6 Buzzfeed on fact-checking viral stories Dec 13, 2013 | 14:17Sites like Buzzfeed are known for publishing highly entertaining, totally shocking stories. But how are they verified? Day 6 talks to Buzzfeed's Lisa Tozzi, CBC's Andrew Yates and Joshua Benton, from the Neiman Journalism Lab.
Dec 6, 2013 | 7:42Day 6 Amanda Ripley on PISA math scores Audio
Day 6 Amanda Ripley on PISA math scores Dec 6, 2013 | 7:42This week, results of the 2012 OECD's PISA math test were released. Canada ranked 13/65 - a three spot drop from 2009, which caused some concern. Brent talks to journalist Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids In The World" about these results.
Dec 6, 2013 | 7:23Day 6 Senator Patrick Brazeau on why he joined the press Audio
Day 6 Senator Patrick Brazeau on why he joined the press Dec 6, 2013 | 7:23Last week, Senator Patrick Brazeau posted his CV to Twitter to try and find a job. He was hired as a Parliament Hill reporter by Frank, a satire magazine. Brazeau talks to Brent about this switch and the ongoing RCMP investigations that surround him.
Dec 5, 2013 | 10:00Day 6 Erik Prince lashes out at Blackwater's critics Audio
Day 6 Erik Prince lashes out at Blackwater's critics Dec 5, 2013 | 10:00Erik Prince, founder of the notorious security firm Blackwater, is on a different type of mission these days. Years after leaving the company he founded, Erik Prince is out to defend Blackwater's record in his new book Civilian Warriors.