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Episode 390: How conflict helps Netanyahu, Harry and Meghan, chasing lava, corporate weed, Deadpool 2 and more

How conflict helps Benjamin Netanyahu, royal wedding thank-you notes, a lava chaser confronts Kilauea, marketing Deadpool 2, consolidation in Canada's pot market, Ireland's abortion referendum, Roman history in arctic ice and more.

Israeli analyst says Netanyahu benefits from stoking regional conflict

Dahlia Scheindlin says Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't just benefit from conflict, he needs it to survive.
Satire

All the royal wedding thank-you notes Meghan and Harry wanted to send, but didn't

Day 6 satire columnist Aaron Hagey-MacKay imagines some of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's discarded first drafts.

Lava chaser says Kilauea is a 'double-edged sword' of danger and beauty

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is experiencing its most explosive eruptions in nearly a century. Demian Barrios is running towards it.

How Deadpool 2 turned Céline Dion and frozen food into a marketing home run

Deadpool isn't like other Marvel superheroes and that's turned out to be a golden marketing opportunity.
Analysis

Big weed: Why legalization isn't necessarily a boon for craft cannabis producers

Two of Canada's biggest cannabis companies announced a merger that could make it harder for small-scale companies to find a niche.

Savita's story: How one woman's tragic death helped prompt Ireland's abortion referendum

Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to repeal its abortion law. Savita Halappanavar's death helped set it in motion.

The history of ancient Rome is embedded in Arctic ice

Researchers have found that lead pollution in Arctic ice is linked to important economic events in ancient European civilizations.

Riffed from the Headlines: 05/19/2018

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.

Episode 389: Trump vs. Obama's legacy, Eurovision, far-right militias, Bay to Breakers, Afrofuturism and more

Trump targets Obama's legacy, Eurovision gets political, a far-right militia tries to cleanse its image, Bay to Breakers, Afrofuturism in photos, the Iraqi farmer who rescued Yazidi women from ISIS and more.
Analysis

Beyond the Iran deal: Trump's campaign to undo Obama's legacy

Trump has now rolled back 11 major Obama policies and presidential historian Barbara Perry says he won't stop there.

It's not all glitter and gimmicks: Eurovision 2018 gets political

From #MeToo to the migrant crisis, journalist Ben Rothenberg says this year's Eurovision has a sharper political edge.

Why a far-right militia tried to set up addiction recovery homes in Edmonton

Last year, an anti-Muslim militia tried to open a chain of group homes for recovering addicts. Journalist Mack Lamoureux says that plan fits into a broader PR strategy among far-right groups.

Bay to Breakers: The rainbow-clad, costumed and sometimes naked 12K race that's both party and competition

Think road race combined with the Pride parade, combined with your favourite Halloween party. Also running.

Afrofuturist photo exhibit captures the visual history of an aesthetic that's gaining momentum

A Chicago photography exhibition chronicles Afrofuturism — from Frederick Douglass to Sun Ra.

How an Iraqi farmer risked it all to rescue dozens of Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS

Iraqi-American poet Dunya Mikhail's new book 'The Beekeeper' highlights the heroism of Abdullah Shrem — who used a network of smugglers to rescue women taken captive by ISIS.

Riffed from the Headlines: 05/12/2018

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.

Episode 389: Trump vs. Obama's legacy, Eurovision, far-right militias, Bay to Breakers, Afrofuturism and more

Trump targets Obama's legacy, Eurovision gets political, a far-right militia tries to cleanse its image, Bay to Breakers, Afrofuturism in photos, the Iraqi farmer who rescued Yazidi women from ISIS and more.

It's not all glitter and gimmicks: Eurovision 2018 gets political

From #MeToo to the migrant crisis, journalist Ben Rothenberg says this year's Eurovision has a sharper political edge.

Why a far-right militia tried to set up addiction recovery homes in Edmonton

Last year, an anti-Muslim militia tried to open a chain of group homes for recovering addicts. Journalist Mack Lamoureux says that plan fits into a broader PR strategy among far-right groups.

Afrofuturist photo exhibit captures the visual history of an aesthetic that's gaining momentum

A Chicago photography exhibition chronicles Afrofuturism — from Frederick Douglass to Sun Ra.

Riffed from the Headlines: 05/12/2018

Riffed from the Headlines is our weekly news quiz where we choose three riffs linked by one story in the news. Guess the story that links the riffs and you could win a Day 6 tote bag.

Episode 388: Trump's mob ties, New Brunswick flood, #MuteRKelly, P.K. Subban's dad, Mercury 13 and more

Donald Trump's history with the Russian mob, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery copes with the flood, the women behind #MuteRKelly, ultimate hockey dad Karl Subban, reviewing 'The Mars Room,' the female astronauts of Mercury 13 and more.
Analysis

Active Measures director says Trump's Russian mob ties are his biggest legal vulnerability

Director Jack Bryan chronicles Russia's decades-long effort to influence global politics through covert methods, including a series of money-laundering schemes that trace directly back to Trump.

Keeping the Dali dry: Flood threatens Beaverbrook gallery's celebrated collection

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton is home to famous works, including Salvador Dali's 'Santiago el Grande.' Director Tom Smart is working to keep them all dry.

Israeli analyst says Netanyahu benefits from stoking regional conflict

Dahlia Scheindlin says Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't just benefit from conflict, he needs it to survive.

Savita's story: How one woman's tragic death helped prompt Ireland's abortion referendum

Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to repeal its abortion law. Savita Halappanavar's death helped set it in motion.

Big weed: Why legalization isn't necessarily a boon for craft cannabis producers

Two of Canada's biggest cannabis companies announced a merger that could make it harder for small-scale companies to find a niche.

Lava chaser says Kilauea is a 'double-edged sword' of danger and beauty

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is experiencing its most explosive eruptions in nearly a century. Demian Barrios is running towards it.

Savita's story: How one woman's tragic death helped prompt Ireland's abortion referendum

Ireland is holding a referendum on whether to repeal its abortion law. Savita Halappanavar's death helped set it in motion.