Friday September 16, 2016

Episode 303: Charlie Sykes on #NeverTrump, predicting the Polaris, climate change & cities plus lots more

Listen to Full Episode 54:00

Charlie Sykes on Media and Trump, the rise of hockey in China, "Facing the Change" in  Toronto, Operation Hyperloop, a Day 6 music panel on the Polaris Prize, and more. 

stories from this episode

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    Conservative Charlie Sykes on Trump and how the American right lost its way

    Conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes is a Republican who adamantly opposes his party's candidate for President. As the U.S. campaign turned to questions about Hillary Clinton's health this week, Brent talks with Charlie Sykes about what it's like to take on Trump supporters and what role American talk radio has been playing in Trump's rise.

    Listen 10:31
  • toronto thunderstorm

    Facing the Change: How extreme weather is already putting Toronto residents at risk

    In part two of Day 6's special series on climate change, we look at how residents in Toronto, Canada's financial capital and biggest urban centre, are already facing serious risks to their health and financial stability as extreme heat and intense storms become more frequent.

    Listen 12:29
  • Hyperloop track

    Toronto to Montreal in less than 30 minutes? How a Canadian company plans to make it happen

    This week, a Canadian company called TransPod heads to the world's largest rail show to present its plans for Hyperloop, a high-speed transit system that will travel at more than 500 kilometres an hour. Brent asks Sebastien Gendron, founder and CEO of TransPod, how and why it can be realized.

    Listen 6:59
  • Polaris Music Prize Shortlist

    Does the Polaris Music Prize matter?

    The Polaris Music Prize will be handed out Monday, September 19. Vying for the title of the best Canadian album of the year are Andy Shauf, Basia Bulat, Black Mountain, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, Jessy Lanza, Kaytranada, Pup, U.S. Girls and White Lung. But how much does this prize really matter? And with such wide criteria, what does it actually take to win? Brent put that question to the Day 6 music panel.

    Listen 13:14
  • Matt Beleskey in China

    Could China become a hockey powerhouse?

    This Saturday, the World Cup of hockey gets underway in Toronto. It includes the usual suspects - Russia, Canada, the U.S. and Sweden. But also looking to compete at the international level is China, where hockey is growing quickly as Boston Bruins' forward Matt Beleskey found out first hand.

    Listen 5:44
  • Riffed from the headlines for 17/09/16

    Riffed from the headlines 17/09/2016

    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.

    Listen 1:13