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BC: The Early Edition

The Early Edition Podcast features the top story of the day from The Early Edition with Rick Cluff. Expect to hear highlights from the show's news, health, civic affairs, cultural and community coverage.

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'A Better Man'

Attiya Khan tries to create a dialogue between herself and her abuser in the documentary 'A Better Man"

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The motorcycle is yourself

Tim Wilson revisits 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance'

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San Francisco's piano van busker

Six years ago Brandy was about to launch his passion project, but an unexpected loss sent him on a downward spiral.

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A man raises $11.7K for Michelle Obama mural he copied

A Chicago man is defending his Michelle Obama mural as found art, but this Ethiopian art student says it originated on her Instagram page.

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April 26, 2017 - Gerald Baier on debate

The election is a little less than two weeks away, and we check in with our political analyst Gerald Baier.

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April 25, 2017 - Seismic upgrades panel

We've heard about money going to education and teachers during the election campaign, but what about seismic upgrading for schools at risk? Two parents join us to talk about what progress has been made.

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April 24, 2017 - Adrienne Clarkson

What's the meaning of home? Right-honourable Adrienne Clarkson is in town hosting a forum asking all kinds of British Columbians just that.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing ep 2

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week. In episode two, CBC reporter Richard Zussman takes on attack ads and truth-troll trucks.

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April 21, 2017 - Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on legalizing marijuana

The federal government is moving ahead with its plan to legalize marijuana by next July. We speak with federal justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould for her explanation of the new rules.

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April 20, 2017 - 4-20 future

A cloud of marijuana smoke will fly high above Sunset Beach later today, as hundreds are expected to gather to celebrate 420. But as Canada moves towards legalizing recreational marijuana, are 420 rallies still relevant?

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Special Podcast - Changing Minds

Changing Minds is CBC Victoria podcast that brings you the stories of people living with dementia in BC today and some of the surprising ways they've found to cope with their diagnosis. Hosted by Robyn Burns.

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April 19, 2017 - Site C study

New research out of UBC says the economics behind the Site C dam project is weak and researchers are recommending the project be suspended. We speak with Karen Bakker, one of the authors of the report.

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April 18, 2017 - BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver

BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver joins us in studio, discussing his party's platform and we open the lines and take your calls.

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April 17, 2017 - Election ridings to watch

87 ridings in the provincial election and just over 20 days until we cast our ballot. CBC journalist Justin McElroy joins us to highlight the happenings in ridings across B.C.

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Special Election Podcast - The One Thing ep 1

The One Thing is an original CBC podcast that takes on the one big issue that made headlines in the BC election campaign this week. In episode one, CBC reporter Richard Zussman counts out the political costs of tolls.

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April 13, 2017 - Classroom sizes

New classroom size restrictions may be good news for teachers. But, at least in the short-term, it means one family can't get their son into a school close to home. We speak to Kate Hepburn, a Vancouver mother of two.

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April 12, 2017 - Housing and homelessness

We take a look at one of the hottest topics on the provincial election trail - housing affordability and housing. We speak with Megaphone Magazine and the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, both of which are holding forums on the issue today.

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April 11, 2017 - NDP Leader John Horgan

We spend an hour with NDP Leader John Horgan in studio, including taking calls from listeners.

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April 10, 2017 - Hiking safety

Five hikers fell to their death while hiking in the backcountry. We speak with Karl Klassen with Avalanche Canada about what precautions to take during the changing weather.

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April 7, 2017 - Pam Preston on Childcare

Finding safe, affordable childcare is not an easy feat. We speak to Pam Preston, executive director from an organization that links parents to childcare providers about the challenges on both sides of that equation.

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April 6, 2017 - Health firings

BC's ombudsperson will release a report today examining the 2012 health ministry firings back. We speak with Legislative reporter Rob Shaw.

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April 5, 2017 - Workplace deaths

The BC Federation of Labour is calling on the government to do more to punish employers when health and safety violations result in the death of workers. We speak with the federation's president Irene Lanzinger.

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April 4, 2017 - Canadian immigrant women

It's strange to feel you no longer belong to the country you grew up in, but you don't yet belong to Canada, the country you immigrated to. That's a common thread in a new book 'Wherever I Find Myself.' We speak with Abeer Yusuf and Miriam Matejova.

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April 3, 2017 - transit and development

The Broadway skytrain extension and surrey light rail are one step closer to becoming a reality. We speak with Anne McMullin, CEO of the Urban Development Institute about how the developments around those projects will shape our communities.

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March 31, 2017 - Transit funding

There's a major transit funding announcement from the province of BC today, and we get reaction from the chair of the Metro Vancouver Board.

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March 30, 2017 - Clean energy report

80% of Canada's power comes from non-emitting sources. We look into a report card with Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada about what our country should do next to transition away from fossil fuels.

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March 29, 2017 - Inland Refugee Society needs help

The number of asylum seekers in BC has gone way up since last November, and the Inland Refugee Society of BC says they need more help. Today they have announced that they are banding together with three other groups to try and meet the demand.

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March 28, 2017 - LNG deal

A Vancouver-based LNG firm has reached a historic deal to co-manage a proposed LNG plant on Vancouver Island with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. We peak to Huu-ay-aht chief councillor Robert Dennis and CEO Nigel Kuzemko from Steelhead LNG.

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March 27, 2017 - Senior care study

A new study has found that access to publicly-funded home and residential care for seniors has decreased by as much as half in some parts of the province since 2001. We speak with Andrew Longhurst, the lead author of the study.

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March 24, 2017 - Transit funding

The federal budget set aside $2.2 Billion dollars for major transportation projects in the Lower Mainland this week. We speak from both Minister Responsible for TransLink Peter Fassbender, and the NDP's George Heyman.

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March 23, 2017 - MP panel on budget

Trudeau's Liberals are calling it a budget for middle class families. We hear from MPs Dianne Watts, Don Davies and Pamela Goldsmith-Jones.

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March 22, 2o17 - Mayors budget panel

The federal budget will be presented in Ottawa today. We find out what two Metro Vancouver mayors would like to see for the region, from transit funding to help with the housing crisis.

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March 21, 2017 - Translink CEO Kevin Desmond

One year ago, Kevin Desmond took the wheel at Translink as the new CEO. We speak to him about his first year on the job.

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March 20, 2017 - Drug replacement funding

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson says the province needs to get addicts off of street drugs by expanding access to opioid-substitution therapy. We hear from a researcher whose helped the Crosstown clinic grow.

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March 17, 2017 - Political financing panel

All this week on the program, we have been covering controversial political funding practices in this province. We convene a panel with representatives from all three parties.

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March 16, 2017 - Gary Mason on political donations

With no limits on foreign money coming into BC, Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason says voters need to be concerned about the province's sovereignty.

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March 14, 2017 - MLA Wilkinson on finance reform

Premier Christy Clark says she is taking political parties and politicians out of the process with the announcement of an independent panel that will look at political fundraising rules. We speak with Liberal MLA and cabinet minister, Andrew Wilkinson.

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March 13, 2017 - NDP leader John Horgan

The BC Liberal government is set to introduce new legislation on political donations today, but that could be overshadowed by an RCMP investigation into lobbyist donations the party has accepted. We speak with BC NDP leader John Horgan.

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March 10, 2017 - Patricia Daly on overdoses

New numbers from Vancouver Fire Fighters and the City of Vancouver show that the overdose crisis in Metro Vancouver shows no sign of slowing. We speak with Vancouver Coastal Health's Chief Medical Officer, Patricia Daly.

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March 9, 2017 - Uber panel debate

What will Uber mean for local taxi companies? We speak with Goldie Kang, Operations Manager of North Shore Taxi and urban planner Michael Geller who has long called for changes to Metro Vancouver's taxi industry.

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March 8, 2017 - Councillor Geoff Meggs on Uber

Uber is coming to Vancouver by the end of the year, but will the city of Vancouver issue drivers taxi licenses? We speak to councillor Geoff Meggs.

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March 7, 2017 - 4-20 permit debate

VanParkBoard votes against issuing special event permit for the annual 420 event. We speak with Vancouver Park Board commissioner John Coupar and event organizer Dana Larsen.

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March 6, 2017 - Dermod Travis on BC Liberal donations

British Columbia is once again being called the 'wild west' of political fundraising individual donations in the tens of thousands are actually coming from lobbyists. We speak with Dermod Travis with Integrity BC.

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March 3, 2017 - Welfare Rates Follow

Seth Klein, B.C. director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, on the nature of welfare and those who receive it. This follows our interview with Minister for Social Development Michelle Stilwell.

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March 2, 2017 - Welfare Rates

B.C. Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation Michelle Stilwell on her government's decision to keep the welfare rate at $610 per month in the most recent budget.

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March 1, 2017 - North Shore skytrain tunnel

Should we build a SkyTrain tunnel from Vancouver to the North Shore? We speak to North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto about why he thinks it's time consider it.

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February 28, 2017 - Councillor Kerry Jang on Trump

With the Trump International Hotel and Tower set for its grand opening in downtown Vancouver, we hear from city councillor Kerry Jang who says the Trump name has no place in this city.

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February 27, 2017 - Tourism economy

2016 was a record year for tourism in Vancouver, but the union that represents hospitality workers in this city wonders why workers aren't enjoying some of the spoils.

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February 24, 2017 - 911 operator PTSD

PTSD is a workplace hazard for first-responders, and it's also a a concern for 911 operators. We speak with Rae-Lynne Dicks, who worked for nearly a decade as an emergency dispatcher, before PTSD took her away from the job.

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February 23, 2017 - Andrew Weaver on budget

We speak with BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver about his reaction to the provincial budget which he calls 'political opportunism, pure and simple.'.

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February 22, 2017 - Minister de Jong on budget

Finance Minister Mike de Jong has new soles on his shoes, and a new balanced budget for BC. We dive into the details of that budget with Minister de Jong.

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February 21, 2017 - Festival of Hope controversy

Festival of Hope has been in the works for nearly two years, but now some christian leaders are speaking out against the headliner, controversial evangelist Franklin Graham. We speak with Guile Gabeli and Jonathan Bird.

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February 20, 2017 - refugee survey

According to a new Angus Reid Survey, 1 in 4 Canadians favour adopting a Trump-style travel ban. We speak with Shachi Kurl, executive director of Angus Reid, with more details on poll results.

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February 17, 2017 - Pain summit

A summit in Vancouver today looks at how to manage a patient's chronic pain, while mitigating the risks of Maria Hudspith, executive director of Pain BC.

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February 16, 2017 - remembering Stuart McLean

Canada's story-teller Stuart McLean has passed away at 68. We remember him and his stories with Stuart's brother Alistair.

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February 15, 2017 - NDP's John Horgan on throne speech

The BC Liberal party have laid the groundwork for the upcoming election in the throne speech, but the NDP's John Horgan says he has a different vision for the province.

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February 14, 2017 - UBC growth

According to new census numbers, UBC is one of the fastest growing areas in Metro Vancouver, but it has no elected local government, and Charles Menzies says that's causing serious problems as the campus population continues to grow.

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February 13, 2017 - Trump and Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau meets with President Trump in Washington today. We speak with UBC international trade economist Werner Antweiler on the big issues up for discussion.

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February 10, 2017 - bridge closures

Yesterday's closure of the Port Mann Bridge is just the latest in a series of disruptions on local bridges. We speak with the Mayors of Surrey and Delta about the challenges they've faced.

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February 9, 2017 - South of the Fraser

What's the fastest growing municipality in Metro Vancouver? It's not Surrey but it is South of the Fraser - Jesse Johnston joins us to with more on why so many people are moving to Langley.

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February 8, 2017 - Minister Lake on opioids

BC's new Centre on Substance Abuse release new guidelines on treating opioid addiction and gets five million in new funding. We speak with BC's health minister, Terry Lake.

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February 7, 2017 - BC advocate Bernard Richard on Gervais

Before he took his life in 2015, 18-year-old Alex Gervais had lived in 17 different placements, and had worked with 23 different social workers. BC's advocate for Children and Youth says he was abandoned by the B.C. Government.

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February 6, 2017 - travel ban and immigration

US president Donald Trump's imposed temporary travel ban on visitors to the US from seven Muslim majority countries effects are already being felt on Canadian immigration We speak with two immigration lawyers Kyle Hyndman and Peter Edelmann.

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February 3, 2017 - Carol Todd to attend trial in Netherlands

Aydin Coban is the Dutch man accused of cyber-bullying Coquitlam teen Amanda Todd leading her to suicide. Now Carol Todd is traveling to the Netherlands to watch him stand trial and she joins us in the studio.

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February 2, 2017 - Kim Campbell on teaching leadership

Canada's 19th Prime Minister Kim Campbell has been a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump. This week she is giving a speech in Vancouver titled 'Teaching leadership in the age of Trump'.

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February 1, 2017 - Trump travel ban reaction

Trump has announced his pick for the U-S Supreme Court. We take a look what that means for the direction of America's highest court, and we'll also follow the fallout from the travel ban.

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January 31, 2017 - Laya Behbahani on human trafficking

For Syrians fleeing their home country, attempting to leave behind the violence and the dangers of war, the USA has just been removed as one place for possible refuge. We speak with SFU expert Laya Behbahani on the fate that will befall many of them.

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January 30, 2017 - Fentanyl fix

The Fentanyl Fix is a week long series exploring potential solutions to BC's opioid overdose crisis. In 2016, over 900 people died in BC from illicit drug overdoses. We speak with Jane Buxton, the Harm Reduction Lead at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

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January 27, 2017 - Surrey schools

Will $217 Million dollars fix over-crowding in Surrey Schools? We ask members of two different parent groups.

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